Programme 2017 - 2018

Sept 2017
14thIrene Froy EFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB BPE4*    Land, Light, Atmosphere
Images from Autumn in Scotland and the North Pennies and hopefully some Spring and early summer in Ireland next year.Website:
21stOpen Evening
28thHoward 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:
Mon 9thMember’s Extra Evening – Skills Workshop
Closing date for
Annual Exhibition
First Internal Competition
Judge: Mike Sharples ARPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5     Subject: Open
19thGerry 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:
26thOpen Evening
Sun 29thPAGB Inter-Club Print Championships  Blackburn
This year Burton will be competing – please come along and support us.   Details will be announced at the club
2ndPeter 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
Wed 8thStaffordshire Interclub Projected Image Competition
Start: 8pm  Longford Social Club, Wellington Drive, Cannock, WS11 1PYIf 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:
Mon 13thMember’s Extra Evening – Studio Workshop
16thSecond Internal Competition
Judge: Graham Walton DPAGB
Subject: Age
Sat 18th &
Sun 19th
 Members Annual Exhibition
The Priory Centre Church Road 10am – 4pm
Members Presentation Evening 6.30pm 
23rdChris 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:
30thBurton v Ashby Camera Club
Print and Pdi battle at Burton PS
7thOpen Evening
 Mon 11thMember’s Extra Night – Skills Workshop
 14th Open Evening/President’s Night
A fun end to the first half of the season
4th 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 8thMembers 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
18thThird Internal Competition
Judge: Paddy Ruske
Subject: Open
25thOpen Evening
 1stFirst 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:
Mon 12thMember’s Extra Evening – Studio Workshop
15thFourth Internal Competition
Judge: Bob Moore Hon.FRPS Hon.PAGB
Subject: Open
22ndIan 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.  Website:
1st   CANCELLEDWarren 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:
Wed 7thSecond 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 12thMember’s Extra Evening – Skills Workshop
15thFifth Internal Competition
Judge: Peter Clark FRPS EFIAP/p APSA MPSA
Subject: Monochrome Open
Weds 21st to Sun 25thMidPhot 2018
22ndMIDPHOT 2018
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
29thMalcolm 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.
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.  Website:
Weds 11thStaffordshire Interclub Print Competition
7.45pm Lea Hall, Rugeley
12thPanel Competitions 
Judge: Warren Alani MSc ARPS DPAGB FIAP BPE3
19th 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
Mon 30th Three Way Battle with Rugeley & Armitage CC v Lichfield CC V Burton PS 
Print and Pdi competition – hosted by Rugeley & Armitage CC at Lea Hall Rugeley
3rdSixth Internal Competition
Judge: Peter Siviter DPAGB EFIAP
Subject: Inspired by an Artist or Photographer
10thJackie 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.Website:
17thDarren 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:
25thPresentation Evening
Presentation of the Internal Competition and Panel Competition Trophies.  Details will be announced nearer the date.
31stAnnual General Meeting