David Shawe talks about his personal take on Landscape Photography

PPC members were indeed fortunate to have an excellent stand in for the unwell Brian Northmore at their meeting last night. David, an experienced and talented landscape photographer based in Kingsbridge where he is a member of Kingsbridge & District Camera Club, treated members to some amazing photography taken at various locations throughout the UK and abroad. His laid back style and amusing personal anecdotes combined well with the colour, monochrome and infrared images he choose to display from the past 30 years or so  A favourite haunt for David is Scotland, both the Highlands and Islands, and we were able to enjoy some stunning images from these locations including mountain, seascape and even abstract images. Another favourite was Iceland and I doubt many watching didn't feel a tug in that direction. This amazing and often alien landscape was beautifully captured in a series of landscape and seascape images. Stunning locations all, and some inspiring and often imaginative images to boot. I'm sure that David will be back again soon and I'm sure we will all look forward to his next visit. 

October Newsletter & Update

A big thank you to Mike Bond for his excellent information given on the care of our cameras.  It was very informative and I must admit learnt things that I did not know.  But I certainly won't be trying to clean my camera lens, I think I will leave it to the experts!Thank you and congratulations to Stuart Chapman on gaining his CPABG over the summer.  It was good to see your winning panel with a good explanation to go with it.As a fill in we were treated to a few of the audio visual (AV) winners from the WCPF (Western Counties Photographic Federation) for some of our newer members who may not know.This Monday 7 October, we can look forward to Brian Northmore's talk titled Mono Vision.Don't forget that Monday is the last day to enter the first open (any subject) competition.Angie Cottis

New PPC 2019/20 Season Kicks Off

Good to be back with our first club night of the season, all hosted in style by chairman Alex Hamer, with Stuart Chapman kicking off with an overview of the new season, Dave Collerton providing an introduction to the new club website and talks on The Review Group by Rod Fry, Summer School by Chris Arkell and a personal perspective on photography from Ross Elliott. Great also to meet up with prospective new members Anne and Wayne and to find out a little more about their interests for their photography in the future.

Highlights for club events coming in the next month include:

30th Sept 'Camera Care' & 'Don't Shoot!?' with Mike Bond & Carla Bryan

7th Oct 'Mono Vision' a talk by Brian Northmore

14th Oct 'You are the Judge' - a talk by the ever popular Ian Bateman

21st Oct Section 1 Competition Dpi's.  Open theme (don't forget to get your entries in - last date for entry 7th October)

28th Oct Members Review night (with 2 of your dpi's) with a guest judge. Something new for 2019

Some great times ahead for our club.

REVIEW GROUP NEWS

Next Month the Review Group will be meeting on the 15th October at the Conservative Club in Palace Avenue, Paignton.  We will be looking at the world of Photo book Publishing. Time to look at the specialist Publishers such a Dewi Lewis, Steidl, Tate, Aperture, Errata Editions, Hoxton Press and Cafe Royal Books to name but a few. Please bring in examples of photo books you like and why.

Photo Credit: Julie McGowan
Photo Credit: Julie McGowan

2019/20 Club Season Starts 23rd September, 2019

The new club season at Paignton Photographic Club kicks off on September 23rd with various members taking the opportunity to discuss some of the new and exciting highlights of the coming season  together with a retrospective of the clubs successes in 2018.  As always, throughout the season you can join us at the hall behind the Methodist Church in Palace Avenue, Paignton from 7:30pm. Non members are always welcome but of course, we hope that you will consider joining the club and helping us make it one, if not the best, photographic club in the region. As a member you will be able to enter club competitions and to represent the club with your images in inter-club and regional competitions. With groups for every level of ability from beginner to advanced, you can feel comfortable that your work has ever opportunity of success within the many competitions that we run throughout the season. More than that, you can be assured of support and help in every aspect of your photography from highly proficient photographers with many years experience to share. Please come along and get involved.

About The Club

Paignton Photographic Club is a long established club with members of all ages and every walk of life. Monday night meetings are held in the Methodist Hall in Paignton where a wide range of guest speakers talk about their photographic journey and provide us all with insights to help us improve as photographers. Members are encouraged to enter competitions which cater for every level within the club. For the new season, our membership fee is £48 for the year with concessions for couples and for young people. Fees are pro-rata for those joining later in the season.

Member Photos

Luskentyre - An Exhibition of work from Alex Hamer Ripon Tor, Dartmoor - An Exhibition of work from Alex Hamer Jetskis I - An Exhibition of work from Alex Hamer
Group B HC Colin Brooks Casting At Venford Reservoir - Section 1 2020 Results Group A1 2nd Place Julie McGowan Evening At The Pond - Section 1 2020 Results Group A HC Darran Thompson Looking East - Section 1 2020 Results

Archived Images

HC Bentley Blower Mike Bond - James Wilson Trophy 2021/22 1st Place The Triathlete Alex Hamer - James Wilson Trophy 2021/22 2nd Place Taking The Catch Stuart Chapman - James Wilson Trophy 2021/22

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