Programme 2019-20

A printable text version of the programme can by downloaded here

5 Sep 19 Open evening - bring an image/cheese and wine

12 Sep 19 Julian Baird - "How YouTube Has Enriched My Photography" Website: click here...

19 Sep 19 Local Heroes
  • David Pike - 'Winter Wildlife of Japan'
  • Martin Lovell - 'New, Old & Older'
  • Adrian Harris - 'What’s for lunch'
  • Bob and Linda Pearson - 'From the Archive - Japan Wildlife and Yellowstone in Winter'

26 Sep 19 Ken Holland – “To boldly go (to infinity and beyond)" - Website: click here...
Ken Holland is a multi award-winning photographer. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, and has been awarded a Distinction from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. He was awarded a national Gold Medal from the P.A.G.B. for the best monochrome print of 2004. He has exhibited locally and nationally, including the prestigious Royal Photographic Society in Bath: his work has been published in a wide variety of books, magazines and journals.

3 Oct 19 Image Discussion Evening – Subject: 'Reflections'

5 Oct 19 (Saturday) 3 Way Battle between Woodbury, Sidmouth & Exeter, photographic clubs
The Format:
Members from each of the three clubs will take photographs around the designated area (The Parish of Sidmouth) on 'One Specified Day' (Saturday 5th October - Midnight to Midnight). Each club will then select their preferred 20 images to be put forward into the friendly 'showdown' competition, where we all gather for an evening social and be entertained by the judging. All our members are welcome to participate.
The images will be judged at a social evening to be held of Friday 22nd November at The Malsters, Woodbury

10 Oct 19 Ian Wright - A Photographer’s Eye : A Retrospective on a Decade of Travel and Documentary Photography

Ian says:
'My theme is that each photographer, whether professional or amatuer, brings many influences to his or her image-making. 'A Photographer's Eye' explains the evolution of my personal approach, illustrated by images made in the period since 2006.

Why we photograph, what we photograph, how we photograph, edit and present, and what images provoke an emotional response in us - all reflect our backgrounds, personalities and histories. For example, the tradition I fall within is about ‘windows’ – I am using the language of photography in an attempt to reveal something about the world whereas 'creative' photography is more about ‘mirrors’ – expressing the feelings, ideas, thoughts, imagination and personality of the artist/photographer - often at its core is aesthetics - exploring visual form for its' own sake - beautiful things photographed in beautiful ways. Of course, this division is somewhat unreal – all photography is some combination of window (observation) and mirror (imagination) combined with craft skills - and I will explore this.

In the first session, I will show a series of individual images which reflect my personal style and range and the ideas which underpin my images. The focus is on photography as a visual language. Audience participation will be invited and expected. As editing is such a vital part of the creative process, I will demonstrate a number of examples of images taken through the process from the original Raw file to the final print master. I will also be bringing some physical prints to display.

A 'back story' is the bedrock of my own love of image-making and in the second session, I will show a series of photo essays.'

17 Oct 19 Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP/d3, MPAGB, APAGB - " An Evening with Barry Mead" - Website: click here...
A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1990 and was awarded the 1991 Fenton Medal of the RPS including Honorary Membership of the RPS. Work from this period can be found in collections in the UK , Europe and North America. Gave up full-time teaching in 1998 and Is now involved with photography full-time. Since 1998 I has developed a Wildlife Photography, much of which, has been accepted in International Exhibitions in the Uk and around the world.

24 Oct 19 John Crabb - John specialises in wildlife and birds in flight - Website...

31 Oct 19 WCPF Travelling Exhibition

7 Nov 19 ECC Sub Group - Nature Group

14 Nov 19 Sue O'Connell and Peter Brisley - Websites: Sue O'Connel, Peter Brisley
The essential element of Peter and Sue's (husband & wife) work is travel. "We try to visit countries on the brink of change. Some such as Libya and Syria are now suffering agonies we couldn’t possibly have guessed at. Others, Myanmar and Mongolia, still retain strong cultural traditions despite historic upheavals."


21 Nov 19 Local Heroes
  • Philip Arthur - "The Impact of Mono"
  • Phil Woolley & Paul Mcloughlin - "Paul & Phil's Excellent Glencoe Adventure, February 2019"
  • Sandra Barrett - “South Devon Railway Events 2019” (with photography by various club members) including ‘1940s event’ in July and the ‘Brake Van Ride’ with ‘Tour of the Workshop’ in September.
  • Sandra Barrett - "Sandra's Snappy Shots"

22 Nov 19 (Friday) 3 Way Battle between Woodbury, Sidmouth & Exeter, photographic clubs - Judging and social evening 7.30pm at The Malsters, Woodbury

28 Nov 19 Vicki-Lea Boulter - Website: click here...
Vicki-Lea Boulter is one of the UK's leading Portrait Photographers - specialising in Creative Portraiture for private, commercial and celebrity clients. In all of her images, the subject looks powerful – the muse in their own piece of art.
She is also a full time commercial and advertising photographer, working both in the UK and overseas.

5 Dec 19 Gary Holpin - Website: click here...
A talk using my experience of walking the amazing South West Coast Path as a backdrop for a photographic tour of the north and south coasts of Devon. The talk explores some of the best photographic locations that Devon has to offer and is illustrated with my photography and video clips kindly provided by the South West Coast Path Association..

12 Dec 19 Christmas Dinner

19 Dec 19 Christmas Break (no club)

26 Dec 19 Christmas Break (no club)

2 Jan 20 Club Retrospective 2018

9 Jan 20 Hugh Hastings - Sony Ambassador - Website: click here...
"Hugh has been a professional photographer since 16 when he left school to work in a commercial studio in West London. He was the Official Photographer for Chelsea Football Club for ten years and he now runs the Official Archives and digital image workflows for Chelsea. In recent years Hugh has become a popular and regular speaker on photography at events all over Europe, such as The Photography Show Birmingham and he is also a TEDx speaker. His 2020 talk is about his experiences and how photography has become for him all about "Myths & Legends”. His work encompasses behind-the-scenes looks at sport, candid photography, architecture and a knack for creating exciting long-term photography projects for his clients. He will also have news of a competition for members with a prize of £1000 worth of Sony equipment.”

16 Jan 20 Local Heroes
  • Bridget Davies
  • Mike Hawkridge
  • Tim Crabb
  • Peter freeman

23 Jan 20 Club Celebration of Prints + Top tips for the Print Competition. Please bring up to two prints for members to view and discuss.

30 Jan 20 Local Heroes - New Members and Devon Battle Update
  • Paul Marcus - “B&W or Colour?”
  • Hugh Griffith - "Africa"
  • Ian Smith - “Mainly Nature”
  • Derek Stratton - “My Roving Eye”
  • Mark Farries - “Tanzania”
  • Graham Arnold - “65 and Counting”

6 Feb 20 ECC Sub Group - Shades of Grey, and evening of Black and White images. Images from the group plus a discussion of club members B&W images.
(1st half, images from the group, 2nd half, a discussion of members black and white images, please bring one B&W image you’d like to show on any subject)

13 Feb 20 Jody Daunton - Website: click here...
Jody Daunton is a freelance creative director & photographer, specialising in environmental portraiture, travel & lifestyle photography. His photographic practice focuses on environmental portraiture and visual storytelling for both editorial and commercial clients. Inspired by those who look to live closer to nature, his approach to image-making looks to capture authentic moments, of real people and their exciting lives. When not creating content for clients, Jody is most often found out on assignment exploring and documenting local and foreign lands and cultures for Another Escape.

20 Feb 20 AGM and Presidents Evening (cheese and wine)

27 Feb 20 Annual Mix and Match - Exeter hosting

5 Mar 20 Local Heroes
  • Helen Clarkson

12 Mar 20 Image Discussion Evening – Subject: 'Shadows'


Sam Gregory - More than a Image: A Journey into Landscape
With classic vistas and dramatic scenes from all around the world, Sam will discuss what in his eyes makes a compelling landscape image. However, it's not just the traditional genre that Sam partakes in, in fact his work sometimes steps firmly outside the traditional into extractions of form, energy and flow. This more abstracted approach can cause friction with the classic scenic vista approach and it's a requirement for working professionals to wear many 'hats'. As such, Sam will also discuss this aesthetic dichotomy from a commercial perspective. All the while elaborating on just how powerful the process of image making can be for your wellbeing both physically and mentally. Essentially, it's a personal obsession, and he will expand on this principle that it's definitely "more than an image”.

26 Mar 20 Devon Battle - display and voting
  • Local Heroes

2 Apr 20 Victoria Hillman - 'Wonderful World of Macro'

9 Apr 20 Projected Image Competition

ECC Sub Group - Visual Arts

23 Apr 20 Image Discussion Evening – Subject: 'Close-Up'

30 Apr 20 ECC Sub Group - BWM

7 May 20 Print Competition

14 May 20 Local Heroes

21 May 20 Matilda Temperley

28 May 20 Season Finale with presentation of next year' s programme

4 Jun 20 End of Year BBQ