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.

OUR ZOOM CHALLENGES are fun, creative challenges with deadlines set as late as we can – sometimes on the day of the Zoom meeting but be warned we may hold the competition scoring at a later time depending entirely on logistics of the day, e.g. not enough time or perhaps not enough entries!!!

Sometimes we may ask our guest speaker to do the judging if he’s willing and time allows, or we will use participants to score or select their favourites. And be warned – we will make the rules up as we go along!

Please don’t be discouraged from entering just because you haven’t managed to prepare the images correctly but please do try to name your images as normal. If not, upload as normal but select the HELP option so we know to check your image(s).

ZOOM PDI Challenge #1: 30th April: Advert. Brief is to create an advertising shot for a bottle of sauce together with a strapline of text suitable (say) for a weekend magazine. If you can’t add text to your photo, we can accept the strapline as your image title. Maximum of four (just one or two would be preferred but if you get carried away… ) but PDIs per member and we will try to use at least two so number them in your preferred order. Deadline for upload 12 Noon, 30th April. NOTE: We may have to judge the competition at a later Zoom meeting depending on the number of entries received! Remember, this is a fun competition, so conventional rules might not apply!

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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