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2017 - 2018 Programme











September 2017


Irene Froy EFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB BPE4*    Land, Light, Atmosphere

Images from Autumn in Scotland and the North Pennines and hopefully some Spring and early summer in Ireland next year.
Website: www.irenefroy.com


Open Evening


Howard Bagshaw ARPS  Telling Stories with Images and Sound

Though also a ‘single image’ producer, Howard believes that the medium of Audio Visual (AV) allows a more comprehensive ability to tell stories.  He will show and talk about some of his recent AVs, with subject matter as varied as the Hebrides, Horses, the Boer War and the Himba tribe of Namibia.

October 2017

Hand in Night

Dianne Owen FRPS    Creative Mind

A talk focused on creative photography using textures and images in Photoshop. The prints cover a wide range of subjects from still life to landscape to digital art – all with the creative touch.     Website: dianneowen.info

Mon 9th

Members Extra Evening - Skills Workshop


First Internal Competition

Judge: Mike Sharples ARPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5     Subject: Open

Closing date for Annual Exhibition


Gerry Coles LRPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE5* The Way I See It

A talk which covers Gerry’s change from film to digital, and the work the he has been producing since 2009 when he started entering national and international exhibitions and gained his EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE5 and second ARPS distinctions.
Website: www.gerrycolesphotography.com


Open Evening

Sun 29th

PAGB Inter-Club Print Championships  Blackburn

This year Burton will be competing - please come along and support us.   Details will be announced at the club

November 2017


Peter Siviter DPAGB EFIAP From Here to Eternity

Print and Pdi talk.  A story of travelling 7 continents in 5 years portrayed through a serious of Audio Visual presentations

Weds  8th

Staffordshire Interclub Projected Image Competition

Start: 8pm  Longford Social Club, Wellington Drive, Cannock, WS11 1PY
If you would like to attend this event but don’t have transport or would like to car share let us know and we will help organise getting you there


Hand in Night

Steve McGuiness

Steve is a professional photographer and enjoys a number of professional accolades including Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year 2012.    Website: www.facebook.com/WorkingDogsinAction

Mon 13th

Members Extra Evening - Studio Workshop


Second Internal Competition

Judge: Graham Walton DPAGB
Subject: Age

Sat 18th &
Sun 19th

Members Annual Exhibition at the priory Centre Church Road 10am - 4pm
Members Presentation Evening 6.30pm


Chris Upton   Essential Composition

20 Ways to Improve your images.  Many photographers cite composition as the most difficult aspect of photography to master. Whether you are perplexed and confused about the subject, need to refresh your technique or want a burst of creativity this presentation will help you improve your image creation.     Website: www.chrisuptonphotography.com


Burton vs Ashby

Print and Pdi battle. at Burton PS

December 2017


Open Evening

Mon 11th

Members Extra Evening - Skills Workshop


Open Evening /President’s Night

A fun end to the first half of the season

January 2018


Talvinder Cohen  Wildlife, from Sandwell to India

A journey photographing local wildlife such as foxes to the more exotic species such as the Bengal Tiger. Covering settings, equipment, composition and trails of thought during the capture process.

Mon 8th

Members Extra Evening - Studio Workshop


Hand in Night

Travelling Portfolio of work from 2017 Photofolio

Selection of work from last year’s Photofolio, including work from Burton PS members


Third Internal Competition

Judge: Paddy Ruske         Subject:  Open


Open Evening

February 2018


First Leg of Burtworthy at Burton (Beginners and Intermediate work)

Hosted by Burton at Home

Hand in Night

Paddy Ruske  Black Light

A demonstration of photographing transparent objects – especially glass.  Bring along your cameras with a lens of a zoom range around 60-100mm and a piece of glass!     Website: www.ruskepics.co.uk/

Mon 12th

Members Extra Evening - Skills Workshop


Fourth Internal Competition

Judge: Bob Moore Hon.FRPS Hon.PAGB     Subject: Open


Ian Butler Wildlife through the Lens

Ian is a freelance photographer from the Midlands with years of experience with a diverse portfolio of images appearing in magazines, websites and newspapers. He has a passion for photography – pushing the boundaries, creating new concepts for is art.

March 2018


Warren Alani  MSc ARPS DPAGB FIAP BPE3 Seeing is Believing

A return visit from the popular Warren - including images from his early days of photography, architecture, travel, street photography, environment portraits and sports.    Website: www.warrenalaniphotography.com

Weds 7th

Second Leg of Burtworthy at Tamworth (Beginners and Intermediate work)

Hosted by Tamworth @ Wilnecote Working Men’s Club 8pm
If you would like to attend this event but don’t have transport or would like to car share let us know and we will help organise getting you there

Hand in Night

Fund Raising Evening

Mon 12th

Members Extra Evening - Studio Workshop


Fifth Internal Competition

Judge: Peter Clark FRPS EFIAP/p APSA MPSA   Subject: Monochrome Open

Weds 21st to Sun 25th


The Old School House, Oldbury.  



The Old School House, Oldbury.  If you would like to attend this event but don’t have transport or would like to car share let us know and we will help organise getting you there


Malcolm Sales  QEP ABIPP ARPS Smart Phone Photography

Malcolm is a professional photographer who enjoys taking images with his iphone. He will show us some of his prints and give a demonstration of some of the apps that he uses.

April 2018

Hand in Night

Nigel Spencer ARPS Wildlife Of The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are one of the great destinations of the world for any wildlife photographer, Nigel spent three weeks there photographing many of the varied species found during the South Atlantic spring.  These included five species of penguins and other famous birds such as the Black-brown Albatross. All these species and much more feature in his illustrated lecture on this great place.

Weds 11th

Staffordshire Interclub Print Competition

7.45pm Lea Hall, Rugeley


Panel Competitions

Judge: Warren Alani MSc ARPS DPAGB FIAP BPE3


Steve Williams Street Photography

This lecture will explain how to get started in street photography and will cover the law and best equipment to use. Steve will show the easiest images to take for a new starter through to telling more of a story.

Hand in Night

David Severn Practical – Studio

A practical studio evening with models – please bring your cameras

May 2018


Sixth Internal Competition

Judge: Peter Siviter DPAGB EFIAP     Subject: Inspired by an Artist or Photographer


Jackie Stubbs

A talk by a local photographer about what it’s like to be in the business of professional portrait photography in this challenging time.


Darren Leeson

A talk that consists of around 85% Street photography and 15% of other styles.Darren also explain the techniques he uses when getting photographs by blending in to the environment or not; as both produce different photographs, he discusses the kit he uses and what’s in his camera bag.   Website: www.street-fotografie.co.uk


Presentation Evening

Presentation of the Internal Competition and Panel Competition Trophies.     Details will be announced nearer the date


Annual General Meeting