NEXT MEETING …    7:30pm 25th April

Print & PDI of the Year Competition

Members can enter up to 2 Prints & up to 2 PDIs in this PotY competition to identify the best images of the year.  Images can have been used in the Shuffell series or be entirely new. 

N.B. 18th April Deadlines: (i) submission of PotY print titles and/or PDI Uploads; (ii) Exhibition Print Titles (up to 6 but depends on space). 


EXTRA 1: Tuesday 16th April at Blandford: Match-an-Image competition with Blandford and Dorset Light.  Another fun evening!  Difficult to find so ask for directions DT11 7RJ

EXTRA 2: Tuesday 23rd April at Bradford Abbas: SBA host an informal evening with Dorchester & ourselves where club members talk about their PDIs.  10 PDIs per club – volunteers please contact Chris.  Ask for directions (70 yds west of Rose & Crown, DT9 6RF) or contact us

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Star Night 2019

An Evening with Allen Lloyd

Thursday 9th May 2019

Royal British Legion Hall
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 9PD

Entry by ticket: To purchase/reserve tickets please
phone 01963 370900 or email

Tickets (inc refreshments): £6 each (Cheques payable to “Shaftesbury Camera Club”).

Allen Lloyd has been a wildlife, nature and landscape photographer for more years than he cares to remember.  He still enjoys nothing more than helping and teaching others to improve their photographic skills, and is fully committed to digital photography.  He is a member of the Licentiate Distinctions Panel of The Royal Photographic Society and a listed lecturer for The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Non-members welcome – tickets on first come first serve basis!


Any updates to this note will be in Blue

Welcome back to our new season!  A good turn out (mid-thirties) with just over half a dozen potential new members who we hope will join in one or two meetings time.  (Please note only paid-up members can enter competitions).  Apart from a glass of wine, a nibble of cheese and a catch-up chat, the evening covered Bill’s new printed programme and some ideas for trips, and workshops. We also saw some examples of member’s summer work, plus a few “shadow” images – some useful positive and negative feedback!

Competitions: We are always keen for members to participate in our competitions, regardless of their level, as it is one of the best ways to improve your skills.  We will have a 30 minute pre-meeting workshop in the small committee room starting at 6:50pm on 27th September to explain how to enter the Shuffell competition including preparing and uploading PDIs (projected jpg) and/or your Prints. We are always very happy to help individuals with any problems.

Workshops: We received several ideas for members-only full workshops which we will pursue: some of these will require us to book the hall for an extra Thursday evening so we will need confirmation of your interest and topics before we can give more details.  Please email Chris at info@… or any of his email addresses.

Trips: Brian is proposing an afternoon and evening visit to Abbotsbury at the end of October to see their illuminations.  Decisions will be made at our meeting on 25th October when we should know that weekend’s forecast. Please see separate post about this trip…

And always keep an eye on our Top Panel for news about our next meeting!


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