RPS Digital Imaging Group South East Centre Events 2019
Posted on Tue 1 Jan 2019

Happy New Year
Some of you maybe interested in these Events in 2019! Details on the PDF below.

Travel Photo Competition
Posted on Mon 26 Nov 2018
Penda Photo Tours thought you might like to know that the're running a travel photography competition - and the winner gets a $250 gift voucher from B&H Photo. (They ship worldwide, so anyone can cash it in.) 
We're honored to have National Geographic photographer...
Practical Evening
Posted on Wed 21 Nov 2018

Chichester Hall Sandgate Thursday 22nd November 7.30 pm

Two lovely models and a wind machine, all we now need is you and your camera!

See lots of you tomorrow, only £3 including tea and coffee and even a biscuit!


What a great Club we are!
Posted on Wed 14 Nov 2018

I know not all of you are on Facebook so thought I would share this here too.  More so as we are going through a slightly difficult time with the Club, the drop in numbers and disatisfaction with aspects of the Programme and Competitions, it is therefore cheering when we get some...

Ross Cup Results
Posted on Sat 10 Nov 2018

Ian, Simon, Nick and Michael represented the Club at Ditton for the showing of the images and to hear the results of the Ross Cup.  Thirty Six Clubs competed and Folkestone were awarded 140 points which found us in 7th place alongside two other Clubs.  Congratulations to Simon who...

Chasing the Light Roadshow - David Noton
Posted on Mon 5 Nov 2018

This is run by Eastbourne PS on 24th November AT 1400 in the Kings Centre, Eastbourne. He is a great landscape photographer and worth the £15 entrance fee

More details and booking on

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Paul Sanders Promotion
Posted on Wed 31 Oct 2018

Please tell people about this forthcoming speaker. We need a good audience for this prestigious speaker.  I will be posting it on FB pages but do please share it if possible, the more coverage the better.

Wex Offer
Posted on Fri 26 Oct 2018

At last evenings practical session we discussed the importance of using a good tripod to improve your photography. Wex have an offer on for any of you thinking of upgrading your tripod, see attached. We also had a little fun photographing a variety of items......

Steve Hedges in December
Posted on Thu 18 Oct 2018

On the 10th December we have Steve Hedges coming to talk to us at the Club.  But during the day he has agreed to run a Landscape Worshop based around the St Margaret's Bay and Deal area from 9am to 3pm.  The cost will be £75 per person and there are 5 places up...

News so far, this Season!
Posted on Thu 4 Oct 2018

Well last night was the third Practical Session of the season so far and we are only in the 1st week of October!

Harris & Lewis Photography Workshop
Posted on Fri 21 Sep 2018

Here is an opportunity to attend a workshop with Alex Hare.You will re-call Alex's talk on Secret places in Kent last season.

Posted on Fri 24 Aug 2018

You might have missed us telling you about this printable info about the Programme.  It is available under the CLUB heading, near the top, but also linked here.  Our new Chairman, John the Spreadsheet" has...

Landscape Workshops With Slawek
Posted on Sun 5 Aug 2018

As always, groups of maximum 6 photographers, 5 hours on location, cost £60 per person.

More details about these sessions as well as 1-1 workshops and image editing lessons on my...

Event at Canterbury
Posted on Sat 28 Jul 2018

Damian Demolder Street Photography: Light and Life on the Streets


New Gallery
Posted on Tue 10 Jul 2018

The President's Cup Winners Gallery is published.

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Opening event of FCC Exhibition
Posted on Thu 5 Jul 2018

Just enjoyed an hour in the company of our three Judges choosing their favourite images in The Folkestone Camera Club Annual Exhibition. Tracy Varndell of Hoard Gallery, Albane McGuinness of Albane Photography and John Lane of Orchard Lane Coffee House all trading in Sandgate had agreed to...

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Announcing the Winners
Posted on Sat 30 Jun 2018

Please see the poster for the Print Exhibition in the Sandgate Library next week.  You are invited to the announcement of the Winners on Saturday 7th July at 4pm, come and see the images and who got the 'gongs'!  Breaking with tradition you will see it is being judged by, three...

Posted on Mon 18 Jun 2018

Check out the Galleries  website.

Aspects of Folkestone
Posted on Sat 9 Jun 2018

Recived this from David Noble re Aspects of Folkestone Calendar,

"I would appreciate it if you could let your members know that we are once again going to produce the Aspects... calendar for next year and would appreciate any submissions from anyone who is interested. As you know we...

Posted on Wed 30 May 2018

Many congratulations to Frances & Steve on their wedding today in Gretna Green...

East Kent Trophy 2018
Posted on Tue 15 May 2018

How is it possible to be Last, First and Third all in one night? Quite easily it would seem taking into account the vagaries of Judges!

More Workshops
Posted on Wed 9 May 2018

More workshops for you to consider. With  Slawek Staszczuk

Alex Hare Workshops.
Posted on Wed 9 May 2018

Alex has requested me to inform you all of his workshops. Please follow the link:-

The Photographer of the Year Results
Posted on Wed 2 May 2018

The results have now been checked and verified and I am now directing you to where they are published.  I have created seperate Themed  Galleries of all the Titled and Named images entered as well as the Winner's Galleries....

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Provisional end of season league tables
Posted on Thu 26 Apr 2018

Attached is a provisional end of season league table for all divisions. It is provisional because of the problems with the web site earlier in the season which forced us to export all the results to a spreadsheet. I am pretty confident it is correct, but If you spot any possible errors...

Provisional League tables to date, (16/4/18)
Posted on Mon 16 Apr 2018

Due to a shortcoming in the web site it has been unable to put together league tables on the web site this year. I have therefore copied all the results to a spreadsheet and produced the attached PDF. Sorry it's a bit small, but I will post something more readable later on.

It is ...

The Battle of Battles
Posted on Tue 27 Mar 2018

A fun evening, segregation, noisy girls and poor addition. 

Posted on Tue 20 Mar 2018

Just to clarify the rules for this upcoming Competition Final entry upload Monday 16th April.

Cheriton Light Festival 2018
Posted on Wed 7 Mar 2018

View a short film showing the 2018 Festival here:

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Macro and New Lights
Posted on Thu 1 Mar 2018

Even with the arctic temperatures outside, 16 people enjoyed practising Macro Photography in the warm at the Chichester Hall last night. We were able to make use of the new LED lights we have just purchased.  We were very lucky to recieve some generous funding from our local Councillor, Jan...

Panel Competition
Posted on Tue 27 Feb 2018

A limited audience, who braved the weather, and hopefully all got home with no snow, enjoyed an informative and thought provoking evening watching and listening to the judging of the Panel Competition. Our original Judge, Alex Hare, was delayed at a photoshoot in London, so thankfully our friend...

An interview with Tom about the Light Festival
Posted on Tue 20 Feb 2018

 Melanie  “Tom as you know it’s the Cheriton Light Festival next weekend, I am interested in going to get some images, what lenses should I take”

Photography Workshops
Posted on Mon 5 Feb 2018

Photography workshops in March and April with

Advance News of KCPA Annual Exhibition
Posted on Wed 31 Jan 2018

Some changes to  the number of entries one can enter, and reduced prices too. Check it out if you’re interested in putting some entries for possible selection you could win a Gold Medal!


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Dogwood 52 Week Challenge
Posted on Thu 28 Dec 2017
Workshops with Slawek Staszczuk in January
Posted on Sun 3 Dec 2017
20th January - South Downs near Worthing, West Sussex. Rural landscapes of Sussex, telephoto and wide angle.
21st January - Brighton. Seascapes, architecture and possibly starling murmurations (if the birds oblige).
27th January -...
Composite & Music Photography Links
Posted on Tue 14 Nov 2017

For the composite photographers and music, without technical problems, mentioned last night please visit:


Workshops with Ady Kerry
Posted on Mon 23 Oct 2017
28th December, starting at Winchelsea Beach, along to Camber Sands, both in East Sussex then Dungeness on the Kent coast. Digital photography.  (Just one space left)
29th December, Folkestone Warren to Samphire Hoe and back...
New Season Programme
Posted on Wed 26 Jul 2017

I am writing to make you aware that the Programme for our New Season has been posted on the website, there are just a few things to confirm, and Judges to add, as they confirm dates, but its almost there.  When complete we will...

Nik is Dead
Posted on Mon 17 Jul 2017

You will probably be aware that NikSoft is in decline if not dead...mine is still working however not everyone is so lucky apparently. I aslo use On1 Phot Raw and have used On1 for some time.

You may find the link below useful.


Photography News
Posted on Fri 12 May 2017

For those of you that have not found this e-mag

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Gala
Posted on Tue 2 May 2017

You may be interested in the following:-

End of Season News
Posted on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Just a few more weeks to the end of the season and here is some information  to keep you updated.

  • Proposals for AGM from members  needed by 30th April.
  • No meeting on Monday 1st May, Bank Holiday.
  • ...
Posted on Wed 19 Apr 2017

To quote the KCPA website,'The KCPA had a bumper number of prints entered this year, in total 984.

279 prints have been accepted into the exhibition and will be on show at the exhibition venues.

 893 PDI’s were entered, and 254 were accepted into the exhibition'


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Posted on Tue 28 Mar 2017

Club members have acheived success over the last few weeks.

Marie-Laure Stone & Ian Stone gained 3 acceptances in the Vale of Evesham National Photographic Exhibition, with Simon Newlyn having 2 aceptances in the same event. These acceptances go towards a BPE recognition.  Marie-...

How to Shoot This Photo
Posted on Wed 8 Mar 2017

Quite a useful link to Broncolor. It may give you an idea of hoe to go about taking a variety of pictures. Obviuosly you can substitue othe gear rather than the expensive Broncolor Kit.

"Appi Snappin"


100 Years
Posted on Thu 2 Mar 2017

IWM will be 100 years old on Sunday and is preparing for an exceptional week. For those interested in the story, here it is. On 5 March 1917 (as German forces were retreating to the Hindenburg Line), the British War Cabinet authorised the establishment of a national museum to record, study...

Alex Hare
Posted on Sat 25 Feb 2017

You will recall the excellent presentaion by Landscape Photographer Alex Hare.

Alex is proposing to run 3 x 3 Hour Post Processing workshops for Beginners, Intermedite and Advanced photographers.

Any interested members please contact Alex directly.


Success for Kevin Harvey
Posted on Wed 22 Feb 2017

Kevin Harvey has had some great success in the UK Stereoscopic Society annual competition. A Commended in the Man Made objects section, Runner up in the Creative and Winner of the Photojournalism Panel section. Congratulations Kevin, do lets see them at the Club, perhaps the Member's...

Taking Successful Photos
Posted on Sun 19 Feb 2017

Something I found in my Inbox, quite an interesting article about competing in Photographic Competitions, following on from the previous article about Critising Images. Some pertinent points and this great statement,

"Lurking deep in the sub-conscious of modern man is a strange burning...

Living the Photo Artistic Life
Posted on Wed 15 Feb 2017

New online Magazine Living the Photo Artistic Life

Criticizing Photography in a Camera Club
Posted on Tue 14 Feb 2017

An interesting article.

Posted on Thu 9 Feb 2017

I am sure many of you will be aware of this web site for Dungeness, If not you may wish to read the page in regard to photography and filming.

Panel Competition Details
Posted on Sat 28 Jan 2017

Details of this years Panel Competition

  • This year the PDI panel will take the form of a triptych
  • The Print panel competition remains the same
  • The PDI entry needs to be entered no later than midnight on Monday 13/2/2017
  • The Print panels may be entered on the...
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New Ideas for a New Year
Posted on Wed 4 Jan 2017
Camera Sim
Posted on Mon 5 Dec 2016
Painting with Light
Posted on Thu 24 Nov 2016

Great evening painting with light in Enbrook Park, think everyone had some success, but that is not really the point, its learning the process that is the important thing. Tom and Andy work so hard to teach us with their great visual presentations, giving helpful hints on f'stops and speeds....

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Landscape Magazine
Posted on Thu 17 Nov 2016

I subscribe to Landscape Magazine and there are always some excellent photographs in it and some very good articles. Have a look at the free version.


Kent Creative Arts
Posted on Wed 16 Nov 2016
Judging is Easy; Isn't it?
Posted on Wed 16 Nov 2016
Monday evening at Club proved to be  something quite different, informative, interesting, and socialable with a surprising outcome! We are very grateful to Peter Carroll who gave his time, freely to the club, to plan, organise and conduct this experimental event. He didn't stop there...
Margate Photo Walk
Posted on Mon 14 Nov 2016

Proposed Margate Photo walk with Ady Kerry Thursday 29th December 12 to 4 pm

£10 per photographer, secure a place asap.  More details in PDF

B&W Spider Awards
Posted on Tue 8 Nov 2016

You may have herad of the B & W Spider Awards. It is an international competition and is an annual event, very much worth viewing for mono enthusiasts. This years has taken place and the results in all categories can be viewed on the Spider website.

Very happy to say Ady Kerry QEP has...

Lightroom Resize
Posted on Mon 7 Nov 2016

Peter Hickman our resident PS expert has very kindly written a document for Resizing in Lightroom. see the PDF There will be hard copies available at Club and Peter is happy to help anyone with PS or LR problems.

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Alex Hare Workshops
Posted on Fri 4 Nov 2016

Alex asked me to see if anyone would be interested in attending either of these two workshops. (January)

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Print & Imaging Show
Posted on Thu 3 Nov 2016

A free show for you to visit, especially all you Canon users.


A New place for News
Posted on Tue 1 Nov 2016

Let's see who's the first to see the News in its different position!

A great result from the Ross Cup for our Club, and congratulations to those whose images represented us, Andy, Pete, Kevin, and Marie Laure and Sue who both gained a 20. Marie Laure getting a comment and Sue a Merit Award...

Nick Rains Photography
Posted on Fri 28 Oct 2016

I have been following Nick Rains for some time now ,but only online unfortunately. Club members that enjoy Travel and Landscape my find this interesting. 


Edge Picture Framing
Posted on Sat 8 Oct 2016

Bev Saunders is a local Framer who makes bespoke frames, if you have a special image that needs a special frame she will be able to help you.  I believe she can also cut custom mounts for your prints for Camera Club competitions. Fellow Member, Julian Saunders can tell you all about her, he...

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Smoothie of the Year Competition
Posted on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Smoothie of the Year photographic competition is a real photogrphic competition and for those of you who might like to enter here is the link


Posted on Fri 23 Sep 2016
Posted on Wed 21 Sep 2016

 Here's a couple for you competitive members of the club.

Your Chance to see the Reg Walker results
Posted on Sat 10 Sep 2016

If you weren't able to be at the Welcome Evening you might like to see the results, Read on....

Photography Challenge
Posted on Wed 10 Aug 2016

An opportunity to try something a little different. A limited number of 10 photographers will be given exclusive access to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter. Please read the attached pdf for a little more detail. or contact me Tom Lloyd.

Summer News from around the World
Posted on Wed 10 Aug 2016

Summer News


Here is some Summer photographic news. Enjoy or otherwise.


The Great and The Good

gathered at Somerset House during Photo London and talked , talked and talked. Here are the videos of those talks for us to sample.


Summer News from around the World
Posted on Wed 10 Aug 2016

Summer News


Here is some Summer photographic news. Enjoy or otherwise.


The Great and The Good

gathered at Somerset House during Photo London and talked , talked and talked. Here are the videos of those talks for us to sample.


Exhibition at Sandgate Library
Posted on Tue 26 Jul 2016

Here is the Poster for the FCC forthcoming Exhibition at the Sandgate Library over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

My new baby
Posted on Mon 25 Jul 2016

Check out my new aquisition, a lensbaby! Click HERE

Just went to watch some LR tutorials by Juilliene Kost and she was showing how to make a Spark Page. Watched the vid. made one, easy peasy! Did it on my iPad sitting in the...

Raw v Jpeg
Posted on Sun 24 Jul 2016

I found this to be quite interesting. BTW I agree with Froknow.

Just an Update
Posted on Mon 4 Jul 2016

Just contacting you to draw attention to the following under News items on the website:

PAGB Inter Fed Results, success for Marie Laure and Simon.

and For Sale items which may be of interest to you or your friends.

The theme for the Gallery challenge is "Colour Galore" please...

For Sale
Posted on Mon 4 Jul 2016

I have a friend who has the following Canon camera gear for sale, please contact me and I can put you in touch.

More for Sale
Posted on Mon 4 Jul 2016

I personally have a Chillblast PC Tower for sale with the following spec:

PAGB Inter Fed Results
Posted on Wed 29 Jun 2016

Well Done to Marie Laure and Simon for good marks in the Inter Fed results, great for two FCC members to get a mention.

Sale of Sony photography gear
Posted on Sun 29 May 2016

Sony Alpha ILCE-7 K + standard 28-70mm zoom             =       £850
                        Sony SEL 55210 55-210mm - E mount zoom lens   ...

Lime Bar Exhibition
Posted on Tue 17 May 2016

Opening of Exhibition for Festival of the Brain in the Lome Bar Tontine Street. 

Winner of the Abstract Image
Posted on Tue 17 May 2016

Monica's image Abstract in Nature was chosen by John Gomm as the winner of the fun Gallery Competition. Monica your prize will be available next season but please choose a new theme for the next exercise.

New KCPA Accredited Judges
Posted on Tue 3 May 2016

Pleased to have confirmed that Marie Laure and Ian Stone and Sue Chapman, all members at FCC, have been promoted to Accredited Judges on the KCPA circuit. Well done, the Club are proud of your achievement and your commitment to Judging.  Also to Robin Harmsworth, also promoted, well...

Winning PDI Entry for Panel Comp
Posted on Sun 17 Apr 2016

Colleen Willis impressed the judge with her panel with images taken in Cuba, depicting all the various modes of transport. She had given them a sepia treatment and the judge was very impressed with her layout and presentation.

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Results for Folkestone Members at recent KCPA Exhibition Selection
Posted on Sat 16 Apr 2016

The results are in!!!

Just five of our members put entries into the recent KCPA Exhibition and had some success, details of which can be found in the PDF. Ian Stone gained a Gold Medal and Certificate of Merit and Simon Newlyn a Ribbon and Certificate of Merit, and they both received...

Posted on Tue 12 Apr 2016

Hello Folks, The Annual General Meeting is nearly upon us. This is your chance to put forward any proposals you may have concerning the club, The club needs the members contributions and suggestions to improve and provide a true representation of its members wishes. Please put forward your...

The East Kent Trophy
Posted on Wed 6 Apr 2016

Ten went, saw but didn't conquer!!! Just returned from Canterbury and total annihilation in the East Kent Trophy battle. Well not total but we did come in fifth out of five clubs but not many points in it really and only one judges' choice, another night a different winner.  The best part...

New News Item week ending 11th March
Posted on Fri 11 Mar 2016

Two items of interest:

This event is organised and run by Glyn Bareham


     9th year !

     SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2016 9 AM start

      Hi All,

    Please note this years event details 


Items for Sale
Posted on Mon 7 Mar 2016

We have the following items for sale for a former member of the club who is moving. A percentage from the sales will go to FCC.

Logitech X-210 subwoofer with 2 powered speakers.  £20 ovno.

Computer desk wooden various shelves and two drawers    offers  £40...

Happy Snowdrop
Posted on Sun 21 Feb 2016

So we now have a News Page and here the first report  We had a little fun photography challenge to post a snowdrop image in your gallery by 14th February. Not many took up the challenge but my favourite and the winner of five pounds is Happy Snowdrop by Sue Dixon.  Well done Sue and,...