Meetings 2018-2019

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Mon 15 Apr 2019 - Photographer of the Year

7:30pm

Photographer of the Year 

The themes as decided by your votes:

  • DECAY/RUINS
  • REFLECTIONS
  • WEATHER
  • YELLOW
  • STILL LIFE

Judge Robin Harmsworth

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Mon 8 Apr 2019 - Night and Day with David Jenner

7:30pm

David Jenner with "Night and Day"

  • In the first part David presents his unique Night & Day Panoramic images that take anything up to 100 hours to produce one very special image which have to be seen to be believed. Thousands of photographs blended together to make one seamless image that goes from day into night. In the second part, David presents his amazing award winning portfolio that has seen his work pick up numerous awards.

David's website

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Mon 1 Apr 2019 - Print & Mono Competition Round 5

7:30pm

Print and Mono  Competition Round 5 

Judge Darren Woolway

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Mon 25 Mar 2019 - Home Battle with Deal Photographic Society

7:30pm

We welcome members from Deal for a Friendly Battle

 Final Hand In 

Print and Mono Competition Round 5

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Mon 18 Mar 2019 - A talk by local wildlife photographer David Featherbee

7:30pm

David is making a return visit to our Club to show us more of his wildlife shots

Here is a bit about him,

‘I am Kent based and have been taking photographs for more years than I care to remember, which incidentally is about the same sort of time that I have been diving; some 38 years!

My images have appeared in Birdwatch, Bird Watching and RSPB Birds Magazine, WWT’s Waterlife and numerous digital photography publications. 

I have sold a good proportion of my work from my own stock at exhibitions...

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Mon 11 Mar 2019 - Battle of the Sexes

7:30pm

Battle of the Sexes

Judged by Alan and Kath from St Mary's Bay 

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Mon 4 Mar 2019 - PDI & Creative Experimental Round 5

7:30pm

PDI &  Experimental Round 5

Judge: Anthony Baines

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Mon 25 Feb 2019 - Print and Mono Competition Round 4

7:30pm

Print and Mono Competition Round 4 

Judge: Dave Mason

Final Hand In 

PDI & Experimental Competition Round 5 

and your favourite images for selection for the Battle of the Sexes

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Mon 18 Feb 2019 - An evening presented by Marie Laure Stone

7:30pm

Final Hand In Print and Mono Competition Round 4 

This coming Monday February 18th, our intrepid travellers Marie Laure and Ian Stone are entertaining us with images from Myanmar and introducing us the Tattooed Ladies of that region. We are assured of a visual feast and a chance to learn more about this troubled area. Polar Bears and Churchill Canada will make up the second half.
Guests are very welcome to come and admire images from these two award winning photographers who we are lucky to have in our Club....
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Mon 11 Feb 2019 - Internal Members Evening

7:30pm

Audience to Judge

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Thu 7 Feb 2019 - Practical Session 8

7:30pm

This evening we will giving an overview of Planning & Preparation for a photoshoot/project. Hints,tips and suggestions, Q&A on any of the subjects covered so far this season.

DON'T FORGET WE ARE IN SANDGATE LIBRARY THIS EVENING

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Mon 4 Feb 2019 - PDI & Experimental Competition Round 4

7:30pm

PDI (Themed Night Time) & Experimental Competition Round 4

Judge: Paul Parkinson

 

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Mon 28 Jan 2019 - Print Panel and Tryptych PDI Competition

7:30pm

Print Panel and Tryptych PDI Competition

Judge: Sue Chapman

Final Hand In

PDI (Themed Night Time} & Experimental Competition Round 4

 

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Mon 21 Jan 2019 - A photographic journey in Romania

7:30pm

George pearson is a photographer from Ashford CC. He is a very discerning photographer, getting to know the people he was photographing in Romania, careful not to intrude but making the most of every moment presented for the camera - ‘the story is the important thing’ – and his pictures tell their story. By rising early, George was able to capture some breathtaking images of misty forests, church spires and mountains, with autumn colours caught in the morning sun.

Final Hand In 

Tryptych PDI Competition

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Thu 17 Jan 2019 - Practical Session 7

7:30pm

This evenings session will be Product Photography. 

Set upa small table top to create appealing shots to assist you to perhaps sell items on sites such as Ebay etc. Also a good opportunity to  see how you can photograph your valuables such as jewellry for insurance purposes.

You will require as usual Camera, lens ( Macro if you have one) fully charged batteries, formatted media card, tripod. Items you may wish to photograph.

Remember it will be in Chichester Hall, Sandgate. Doors ope 7pm. £3.00 for the session.

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Mon 14 Jan 2019 - London Salon & Phonography Competition

7:30pm

Phonography Competition 

Judged by the Audience

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Mon 7 Jan 2019 - Annual Print and PDI Portrait Comp and Anyscape Comp

7:30am

Annual Print and PDI Portrait Comp and Anyscape

Judge: Philip Hinton

Phonography Competition Final Hand In

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Sat 22 Dec 2018 - Practical COMPOSITION 5

10:00am

A session to complete the series and put everything together in time for Christmas.... Venue to be decided.

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Wed 19 Dec 2018 - Theory Session 5 "COMPOSITION"

7:30pm

Final theory session, we will take an in depth look at composition, many factors contribute to your final image. Combining all the previous topics covered to  create your image.

Session commences 7:30, Doors open 7pm. Please use rear entrance. Parking is free after 6  Mortello Castle Road.

All levels welcome.

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Mon 17 Dec 2018 - Members Fun Presentations

7:30pm

Fun Presentations by Members

Social event

Final Hand in for PDI & Print Portrait and PDI Anyscape (THIS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 3rd) 

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Thu 13 Dec 2018 - Practical Session 6

7:30pm

Following the presentation by Steve Hedges possibly employ some of techniques, tips & tricks.

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Mon 10 Dec 2018 - Steve Hedges

7:30pm

Steve Hedges Professional Photographer will talk on Portraiture.

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Mon 10 Dec 2018 - Photography Workshop with Steve Hedges

10:00am

Places available on All Day workshop with Steve Hedges Professional Photographer

They will be an individual cost involved.

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Sat 8 Dec 2018 - Practical LIGHT 4/Depth of Field

10:00am

Not an easy subject in a single session as the light changes 365/24/7, however we will see what the day gives us. Sunday appears to be the most promising day weather forcast wise.

Venue:- Rye, the town offers lots of photo opportunities in a campact area and ample cafe's etc to get into should the rain become a problem. The sun is meant to shine at times on Sunday therefore we should get shadows, reflections etc and be able to practice Depth of Field.

A tripod could be of use to you for this exercise. 

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Wed 5 Dec 2018 - Theory Session 4 "LIGHT"

7:30pm

In this session we will take a look at LIGHT...as photographers our basic ingredient is light,  natural light is constantly changing therefore being aware of it will help you to improve your pictures.

Photoshoot to  observe & practice will be as soon as possible after the theory. TBC

Session commences 7:30, Doors open 7pm. Please use rear entrance. Parking is free after 6  Mortello Castle Road.

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Mon 3 Dec 2018 - Print & Mono Comp Round 3

7:30pm

Print & Mono Round 3

Judge Ray Bridges

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Sat 1 Dec 2018 - Practical DEPTH of FIELD 3

10:00am

Put into practice DEPTH of FIELD theory. Venue to be decided.

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Wed 28 Nov 2018 - Theory Session 3 "DEPTH of FIELD"

7:30pm

This evening we will explore and explain Depth of Field. Add depth to or isolate your subject. Create the effect in camera, take a look at lenses and camera models their strengths and weaknesses.

Practical photoshoot as soon as possible TBC

Session commences 7:30, Doors open 7pm. Please use rear entrance. Parking is free after 6  Castle Road Car park.

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Mon 26 Nov 2018 - Tom Way

7:30pm

Tom Way  Wildlife Photographer

Tom is a professional award winning fine art wildlife photographer based in the UK. He has been awarded in various international competitions including the European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year competition.

Tom favours a fine art style approach to photography and regular exhibits his work in galleries and exhibitions.

He spends the majority of his time overseas focusing on large mammals around the world. Tom’s main passion is Africa where assignments have seen him focus on Elephant and...

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Thu 22 Nov 2018 - Practical Session 5

7:30pm

This evening we will have two models to photograph. We intend to have two set ups, one flash, one continuous lighting. For the flash we will be using ONE camera. More will be explained on the evening.

Just to confirm this session is at the Chichester Hall 1930. 

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Mon 19 Nov 2018 - PDI & Experimental Comp Round 3

7:30pm

PDI & Experimental Comp Round  3 

Judge: Tony Bentley

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Mon 12 Nov 2018 - Black and White

7:30pm

PAUL SANDERS

A mindful approach to Landscape and Fine Art Photography

Paul an experienced full time professional photographer since 1988. has shot everything from glamour calendars, hair and fashion to architectural and editorial.

Most of his career has been dedicated to news photography, working with Reuters and more recently The Times, as Picture Editor for 8 years.

He says he now takes pictures of things that make him smile. I am a Fujifilm X Series Ambassador, Light and Land tour leader, Fujiholics workshop leader and a user of Lee...

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Sat 10 Nov 2018 - The Ross Cup

1:00pm
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Sat 10 Nov 2018 - Practical MOVEMENT 2

11:30am

Practical application of MOVEMENT theory. Venue Lydden Hill Circuit. from around 1130 onwards... Equipment:- camera, longest lens you have , although lots of other subjects to photgraph in the Pit Area, (Take care in this area). Fully charged battery & spare, Tripod is not essential but could be useful.Monopod can be very useful for this type of photography. Formatted memory cards. Wear appropriate clothing for the day.

Plenty of parking available, snack bar on site.

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Wed 7 Nov 2018 - Theory Session 2 "MOVEMENT"

7:30pm

Our second Theory Session will be looking at "Movement", how to avoid it, how to include it, how to use it to give expression to your images, and of course how to expose correctly to acheive this.

Practical shoot as soon as possible. TBC

All Levels welcome. Session commences 7:30, Doors open 7pm. Please use rear entrance. Parking is free after 6  Mortello Castle Road.

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Mon 5 Nov 2018 - Print and Mono Competition Round 2

7:30pm

Print and Mono Competition Round 2

 

Judge: Di Long

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Mon 29 Oct 2018 - Compositing

7:30pm

Janine Ball from Deal Camera Club showcases her talents in making Composites.

Final Hand In Print and Mono Competition Round 2

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Thu 25 Oct 2018 - Practical Session 4

7:30pm

In this session we will demonstrate the correct way to utilise your tripod. This subject may seem a little dry, however watching people struggle with and fight their tripods it is time to sort it! We will also have a little fun taking "distorted" pictures using glass objects, dewdrops etc.

You will require your cameras, lens.(macro if you have one or extension tubes) Tripod (to use properly) and as usual a formatted memory card, fully charged battery and spare just in case.....

You may wish to bring along an object such as a goblet,paperweight etc

All are welcome. £3.00...

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Mon 22 Oct 2018 - PDI & Experimental Competition Round 2 Themed TBA

7:30pm

PDI Themed & Experimental Competition Round 2

The Theme for PDI is Architecture

Judge: Alex Hare

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Sat 20 Oct 2018 - Exposure Practical 1

9:30am

 Meet to practice EXPOSURE techniques. Venue. Folkestone Harbour Arm, entrance gate.

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Wed 17 Oct 2018 - Theory Session 1 "EXPOSURE"

7:30pm

In this session we will explain in some detail the art & skill in obtaining the correct exposure in any given situation. Taking a look at the exposure modes in your camera. Each and every time you take a photograph an exposure setting is used...is it always the best combination?

These sessions are for ALL levels of photographers (Tips & Tricks from the audience are welcomed)

Practical photoshoot will be given as soon as possible after the theory, TBC

Session commences at 7.30.Doors open 7pm. Please use rear entrance. Parking is free after 6  Mortello...

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Mon 15 Oct 2018 - Three Members Presenting

7:30pm

‘Going Pastel’ with Sue Dixon (Unfortunately Sue has had to postpone her presentation for family reasons. We hope to give her a slot later in the season)

We will instead show Irene Froy‘s presentation about working with Pastels

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‘Eric Young’ taking us on His Photographic Journey

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John Gough with Smoke Gets in your Eyes

PDI ( Themed Architecture) & Experimental Comp Round  2 Final Hand In

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Mon 8 Oct 2018 - Print and Mono Competition Round 1

7:30pm

Print and Mono Competition Round 1

Judge: Paul Adams

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Wed 3 Oct 2018 - Practical Session 2

7:30pm

Following on from our successful Night Photography session we will again be shooting pictures in the dark. You will recall from last season we went out and about in Sandgate to capture environmental shots. We intend to further the techniques with a few hints and tips to create better composed, correctly exposed images. working together to make magical portraits etc. Hand held, with high ISO's

You will require:- Camera, your fastest lens (one with a wide aperture if you have one), formatted memory card, fully charged battery & spare. (You may feel the need for a tripod or monopod...

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Mon 1 Oct 2018 - Use of Phone as a Camera

7:30pm

Paul Gavin brings us an insight into using your phone and the apps available to produce creative and well thought out images.

Final Hand In Print and Mono Competition Round 1

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Sat 29 Sep 2018 - Saturday Get Together

10:30am

Just a little Saturday morning meet to wander around the Lower Leas Coastal Park, capture some images, have a chat and of course a cuppa or something stronger to round things off......

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Thu 27 Sep 2018 - Practical Session 1 Low Light/Dusk

7:00pm

To kick off this seasons practical sessions we will be experimenting with low light/dusk/lighting up time, moving into night time urban areas. The evenings should still be mild enough for us not to become Brass Monkeys, however daylight will fade at a reasonable time.

You will need:- Camera,Lenses,Tripod,remote release,formatted memory card & spare,fully charged battery & spare. Optional:- small torch,polariser filter.

We will meet at the Harbour Arm car park at 1900 (7pm). As this is an introduction we may organise a trip later in the season to a more distant venue,...

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Mon 24 Sep 2018 - PDI & Experimental Competition Round 1

7:30pm

PDI & Experimental Competition Round 1

Judge: Jack Taylor

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Mon 17 Sep 2018 - Members Evening

7:30pm

Members to vote on a selection of PDI’s using electronic scoring and bring your own pics to display on our projector. Simon and Tom will talk about colour and B&W submissions

Final Hand In PDI & Experimental Competition Round 1

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Mon 10 Sep 2018 - First Night of the New Season

7:30pm

Welcome Evening

A social evening oulining what we will be looking forward in the new season.  The showing of the Winners of the Best PDI's of last Season as an Audio Visual.

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Mon 3 Sep 2018 - Pre Season Critique Advice Session

7:00pm

To be held at Sandgate Library, a social get together, and bring Prints or Digital files for assessment and critique with a view to entering in Competitions.

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Mon 6 Aug 2018 - Summer Outing 3

7:00pm

Please read Bulletin

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Sun 8 Jul 2018 - Summer Outing 2

5:00pm

Please see attached PDF. (You may wish to print a copy)

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Sat 7 Jul 2018 - Annual Exhibition

4:00pm

Exhibition of FCC Prints at Sandgate Library

An Exhibition of the work of FCC members to be held in Sandgate Library.  It takes place, to coincide with the Hythe Festival and Art Trail, on Sat 7th July through to 10th July.  Visit anytime when the Library is open  Opening event Saturday 7th at 4 pm

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Fri 15 Jun 2018 - Summer Outing 1 FULL DETAILS

10:00am

Samphire Hoe Education Centre

We are planning an all day workshop based in the Education Centre at Samphire Hoe, Dover, on Friday 15th June.

Get to Know Your Camera better, a good opportunity to play with different apertures, speeds and various lenses, and filters. Bring your laptops to view your images and get advice. An opportunity to help each other and share skills but overseen by Tom, Andy and Steve. 

Portable Lights will be available to use for environmental portraits.

A charge of £10, to include parking, is payable towards hiring the venue, bring a...

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Thu 19 Apr 2018 - Wednesday and Thursday Nighters!

7:30pm

A practical session, Still Life, using our new lights.

It would also be a good idea to have a chat about subjects you would like covered next season.

New Venue, Sandgate Library

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