NEXT MEETING …    7:30pm Thurs 22nd February 2018:

Shuffell Trophy Round 3 for Prints & PDIs: Subject=Open, in monochrome.  Judge Malcolm MacNaughton

This is the final round of our “Photographer of the Year” trophy and members can enter 2 PDIs and/or 2 Prints.  Images should be in monochrome which is slightly wider than B&W as it allows for sepia etc: anyone wanting help please ask!

Members who haven’t entered the previous rounds might like to try their hand at this round as a prelude to participating next season or of course our “Image of the Year” competition in 3 months time.

DEADLINE for PDI uploads and Print Titles is 15th Feb. or contact us

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

Programme for the 2017-2018 season.

Our 2017-2018 programme features top class photographers, friendly competitions and practical evenings.   In September, you will be able to get printed copies at our meetings or from Saxon Photographic.

In addition to our main programme, we have additional full-evening workshops for paid-up members with details in our September Newsletter.  We also run informal workshops  throughout our season offering short one-to-one sessions on various aspects of photography: all members need to do is to let us know what they would like covered.  The possible topics are endless: composition, camera settings, photoshop and software, colour management and printing, mounts, preparing pdi’s, etc., etc.  Just drop Chris an email.

We have two special events during the season…

  • Thursday 26th April 2018 – Star Night
  • Print Exhibition @ Gold Hill Museum – Saturday 5th to Friday 11th May 2018


Programme 2017-2018
(dates in red are deadlines for competition entries, not meetings)


Thursday 11th. January 2018.

Guest Speaker: John Goodman.  Subject: Being there and seeing it.

John is a local photographer who reworks his photos through a variety of software to give a wide selection of abstract images.

PDI uploads for Ladies v Gents.

Thursday 25th. January

Ladies v Gents Competition. Our annual light hearted event.  Subject: The Colour Blue.  Judge: Colin Gogerty.

Thursday 8th. February.

In house evening on post image enhancement or guest speaker

Thursday 15th. February. Print titles and PDI uploads for Shuffell Trophy, round 3.

Thursday 22nd. February

The Shuffell Trophy, round 3. Prints and PDIs.  Subject: Open monochrome.  Judge: Malcolm MacNaughton.

Tuesday 6th. March. PDI uploads for Bradford Abbas.

Thursday 8th. March.

Guest Speaker: Roger Holman.  Subject: Dorset, the Glorious County.

Tuesday 13th. March 2018 at Bradford Abbas

The Story behind the Picture.  Sherborne Bradford Abbas hosts an informal, non-competitive evening with Dorchester and ourselves. 10 PDIs per club.

Thursday 22nd. March.

The Shaftesbury Camera Club PDI Shaston Challenge.  Clubs: Frome Selwood, Salisbury, Ferndown and ourselves.  Subject: Open. Each club to enter 12 images.  Judge: Rob Barron.

Thursday 29th. March.

Members evening. Details to be announced during the season.

Thursday 12th. April.

The Overseas Challenge with Aspley Camera Club, Brisbane, Australia.  Subject: Open. 24 PDIs per club (12 colour, 12 monochrome).  Judge: Paul Thackeray.

Print titles and Prints for Exhibition.

Thursday 26th April STAR NIGHT with David Clapp.


Saturday 5th. May – Friday 11th. May  Members Annual Exhibition in Shaftesbury Gold Hill Museum.

Thursday 3rd. May. Print titles and PDI uploads for the image of the year.

Thursday 10th. May

Print and PDI Image of the Year Competition.  Judge: Amanda Miller.

Thursday 24th. May.

AGM and prize giving.






Quick links…

PDI Upload (members only)


Our Noticeboard on the web


Pixels Our Virtual Workshop


Find Us on FB-f-Logo__blue_29

Is your email correct?

We rely on it for newsletters & late changes due to weather, speakers, competition entries, etc.