UPCOMING MEETINGS…    Welcome to our weekly Zoom Programme
Meetings open from 7:00 for 7:30 start
(Programme subject to change)

4th June: Z7___  PDI of the Year Competition with guest judge.  
     NOTE: This was postponed from last week. Entries are now closed.
Zoom Challenge #6 DEADLINE (In my garden) is Noon, 4th June

11th June: Z8___ Special Guest Speaker – Joe Houghton “Street Photography”
Joe’s work has been featured in many international publications, books, and by the Royal Photographic Society and the Photographic Society of South Africa.  He is also a Getty images contributor.


18th June: Z9___ Leo Rich: “The Idle Rich Rambles on”
Leo Rich joined his first camera club over forty years ago and has amassed a considerable expertise both as a photographer and judge at home and abroad. He is also a past president of the PAGB to which our club is affiliated.
Zoom Challenge #7 DEADLINE (Something to make us smile) Noon 18th June

25th June: Z10___ AGM, Prize Giving plus…  TBA!

All meetings at 7:00 for 7:30 start.  Meetings usually last for 1~2 hours with short break just before 8pm (stay logged in!).  Watch for details on posts below and changes by email.  

Log-in details for Zoom meetings will be emailed to members one or two days ahead so please check you have these to hand on each Thursday.

If you think you might be interested in joining our friendly club, please contact us by email, phone or web form now.  We can then include you in our plans.  We cater for all levels – beginners to very advanced/professional.

All  physical meetings have been cancelled.  Our new 2020-2021 season traditionally starts in September each year but may be later.

  info@shaftesburycameraclub.org.uk or contact us

Member Western Counties Photographic Federation   §  Affiliated to Photographic Alliance of GB


Shaftesbury’s future radio station is already online
Daily podcasts during the COVID-19 crisis.

thisisalfred.com/update — latest local information –
community support, shops, etc.

We have a simple page which you can access at www.shaftesburycameraclub.org.uk/ap with our usual password. This page is meant an an aid-memoire for those participating in the current group and as a structure for possible future seasons.

If you think you might be interested in such a future group, please first take a look at Affinity Photo, especially the introductory article given in our AP Notes page. You can download a free trial of Affinity Photo (I think 2 weeks) for either Mac or Windows and there is a host of video tutorials on their site. Affinity also have an fully-fledged award-winning app for the iPad at around £20 (iOS 10 or later). If you are still interested, email Chris so we can gauge the degree of interest.

Affinity Photo is a relatively new British product (one of a suite of programmes) that is rapidly growing worldwide in popularity amongst amateurs and professionals alike. It is a well regarded non-subscription based alternative to other popular programmes. You work on individual photos (e.g. RAW or jpg) but currently Affinity has no equivalent to the “Lightroom” type of cataloging or bulk processing.

Affinity Photo is available for Windows, or Mac, or most modern Ipads at a very attractive price, and there is no subscription. In many ways it is similar to Photoshop and like all advanced editors, there is a lot to learn but it is very rewarding.

In many ways, Affinity Photo is similar to full Photoshop (if not better and more user-friendly). We have established a sub-group of members to help each other to get to grips with AP and to learn more about post-processing techniques. 

The object of our self-help group is to rapidly get each person familiar and confident enough with Affinity Photo to be able to progress at their own pace with a way to quickly find friendly help or guidance with any questions. Ask for details!

Quick links…

PDI & Print Entries (members only)
for Prints and/or PDIs

Download Zoom Client

Video, Audio-Video or Presentation files

Affinity Photo Notes




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Zoom.us is the emerging video meetings standard for camera clubs. Local clubs are welcome to contact us to exchange ideas/experiences.

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