Programme 2018/2019

Thursday Aug 30th

Evening Social – The Coopers Tavern (changed from Aug 23rd)

Lorraine Hardy

Thursday Sept 13th

Drew Smith Sports Photography
Drew photographs pretty much everything and anything but has a real passion for photographing people and sports. Especially people showing their true emotions of joy and happiness in triumph and defeat. He is a published and award winning photographer working for a number of agencies, British Rowing, the FA, the NBL, The FAWSL, One Step Beyond, Hi5 and Erdinger. Website:

Thursday Sept 20th

Open evening

Thursday Sept 27th

Henry (Frank) McGowan – A Photographers View of the World

Thursday Oct 4th

President’s Night

Monday Oct 8th

Members Extra Evening

Thursday Oct 11th

1st Internal Competition
Subject Open
Judge: Michael Krier APRS MA(Photography) AFIAP
hand in for Annual Exhibition

Thursday Oct 18th

Mark Sission From Alaska to Argentina: wildlife through the America’s
Mark considers himself to be fortunate enough to have the best job in the world, that of a professional wildlife and nature photographer.  Based in the small market-town of Newport in the beautiful county of Shropshire his work is regularly published in an array of books and journals such as BBC Wildlife, Natures Home and Wild Planet Photo Magazine, he writes a monthly column in The Shropshire Magazine and I work with the RSPB’s Image Library and FLPA for my general stock image sales.   Website:

Saturday Oct 20th

MCPF Seminar

Thursday Oct 25th

Patrick Hickey
A retrospective going back to my early days of photography in the early sixties through to my latest digital work.

Sunday Oct 28th

PAGB Inter-Club Print Championships at Blackburn.  Burton PS will be competing.

Thursday Nov 1st

James Grant Photographic Talk on Landscape Photography
An insight in James personal approach to hills and mountain photography

Wednesday Nov 7th

Staffs Photo Comp – Pdi
Lea Hall Rugeley 7.30pm

Thursday Nov 8th

Nat Coalson FRPS 
The Wow Factor: How Local Adjustments Can Make Your Images POP!
Every photo can benefit from some amount of local adjustments—tone or colour enhancements applied to specific areas of the picture.  Using any standard photo editing software package, you can quickly create images with greater impact. Grab the viewer’s attention and help direct their gaze around the photograph, without encountering distractions or leaving the frame.  Website:

Nov Sat 10th and Sun 11th

Members Annual Exhibition
Presentation Evening Sat 6.30pm

Monday Nov 12th

Members Extra Evening

Thursday Nov 15th

2nd Internal Competition
Subject: Open
Judge: John Lacey ARPS CPAGB EFIAP

Thursday Nov 22nd

Mike Leach  Poles Apart 
The Arctic and Antarctic are often blurred in modern culture, but they are very different environments. Michael’s adventures have taken him to both extremes. This talk reveals the fragile lives of elephant seals, penguins, snowy owls, and reindeer from both ends of the earth. In this time of global warming we discover landscapes now under threat of destruction.

Wednesday Nov 28th

Print and Pdi Battle against Ashby Camera Club
Hosted by Ashy CC at Smisby Village Hall

Thursday Nov 29th

Underwater Photography – from swimming pools to sharks
This talk covers my underwater photography, from working with models in the swimming pool to photographing the magnificent creatures that swim in the oceans around our world.  I’ll bring along some of the kit & explain the basics of what’s required if people want to have a go.    Website:

Thursday Dec 6th

Clay Cross Exhibition

Thursday Dec 13th


Thursday Jan 3rd

Roger Pyketts       The Changing Face of Farming and the Countryside 

Thursday Jan 10th

Travelling Portfolio of work from 2018 Photofolio 
Selection of work from last year’s Photofolio, including work from Burton PS members 

Monday Jan 14th

Members Extra Evening 
Skills Session

Thursday Jan 17th

3rd Internal Competition 
Subject: Monochrome
Judge: Tony Broom CPAGB

Thursday Jan 24th

Fund Raiser

Thursday Jan 31st

Ashley Franklin   Under the Tuscan Skies 
Come with Ashley to one of the most glorious landscapes on Earth: Val D’Orcia, a Mecca for photographers in the heart of Tuscany.  Ashley’s presentation is based on four visits, three in mid-May, a time of dawn mists swirling around the lush rolling hills where poppies bloom and cypress trees stand sentinel.  Ashley also reveals the historic, scenic towns of the region in a show bursting with inspirational images. Website:

Wednesday Feb 6th

First 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.

Thursday Feb 7th

David Fieldhouse Landscapes and Seacapes 
My thoughts using composition, colour, light and crop to making a pleasing landscape or seascape image.

Monday Feb 11th

Members Extra Evening
Model Evening

Thursday Feb 14th

Peter Critchton   Travelling the Great Divide – Panama to Canda
A return of Peter following a successful visit last season.

Thursday Feb 21st

4th Internal Competition
Subject:  Open

Thursday Feb 28th

Second Leg of Burtworthy at Burton (Beginners and Intermediate work)
Hosted by Burton at Home

Thursday Mar 7th

Simon Geddes A Quiet Focus 
Photography has been a source of expression for Simon since he was given a camera on his sixteenth birthday.  He uses a Nikon DSLR with a single lens, that’s all, his little revolt against an over-complicated modern photography world.  A small proportion of images have been manipulated only as traditional film photographs would be developed, either to convert to black and white or by altering contrast. Simon’s aim is to capture beautiful subjects in the purest way possible in conditions that are momentary and unique. Simon will share his philosophy behind his images and inspiration.    Website:

Monday Mar 11th

Members Extra Evening
Skills Session

Thursday Mar 14th

Paul Bloomer ARPS My ARPS Panel 
Paul will be showing us his ARPS Panel of B&W Prints. The lecture will include a demonstration of the 5×4 cameras that were used for some of the pictures.

Weds Mar 20th to Sun Mar 24th

MidPhot 2019

Thursday Mar 21st

5th Internal Competition

Thursday Mar 28th

Graham Neville A Kenyan Adventure 
Pictures taken on 2 working trips to Mahali pa Watoto, ‘A place for the children’, a school project on the edge of the slum town of Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya.  The talk also includes pictures taken on safari and other tourist trips.

Thursday Apr 4th

Keith Burgoyne Photography My Way
Keith’s interest in photography ‘developed’ when he joined Wednesbury Photographic Society in 1975. He studied at Sutton Coldfield College of Arts  working in the Dark Room in the traditional method which he enjoyed very much, and has since made the transition into digital.     Website:

Monday Apr 8th

Members Extra Evening

Wednesday Apr 10th

Staffs Photo Comp – Prints
7.30pm Lea Hall, Rugeley
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.

Thursday Apr 11th

Open Evening

Thursday Apr 18th

6th Internal Competition
Subject: Food

Thursday Apr 25th

Charlotte Nuttall ARPS
Urban Exploration – The Chernobyl Project & Beyond
Charlotte is involved in ‘urbanex’ photography, capturing old and abandoned buildings and locations to create time capsules of history and decay frozen in time. This talk will cover her urban exploration from the past two years with a special focus on Chernobyl, the ultimate in Urban Exploration and the subject which saw Charlotte gain her ARPS.

Thursday May 2nd

Panel Competition

Wednesday May 8th

Three way Print and Pdi battle against Lichfield CC & Rugeley and Armitage CC.
Hosted by Lichfield at the Lichfield Methodist Centre.

Thursday May 9th

Warren Alani ARPS DPAGB EFIAP 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:

Thursday May 16th

Annual Presentation Dinner

Thursday May 23rd

Vince Scothern DPAGB From the Other Side of the Fence 
In the first part of the evening Vince will share images that show you don’t need press accreditation or whopping long lenses or pay extortionate ticket prices to get good sporting images, covers football/rugby/hockey/lacrosse/tennis/motor sports/equestrian and a few other sports.  During the second half of the night he will show his successful DPAGB Images from 2015 and a selection of landscape/wildlife and nature/people images to show I can take pictures of other subjects too. 

Thursday May 30th

Annual General Meeting