This is a sneak preview of our full programme of club events for the season ahead.

The club meets at the Bradford Abbas village hall, starting at 7.30 and usually concluding by 9.30pm. Full location details and an interactive map can be found on our Contact page.

DayDate Event Description
Tuesday12 SeptemberAGM, plus members summer images for discussion
Tuesday26 SeptemberViewing of SBACC photographs for the Bradford Abbas Shield. We will be selecting 5 prints and 5 digital images
Tuesday10 OctoberOur speaker this evening is Jane Tearle, a local girl who comes from Cerne Abbas. Her Facebook page tells you all you need to know about her outstanding photographs. Her talk to us this evening is “Vietnam a Sense of Place”
Tuesday24 OctoberBradford Abbas Shield Competition, this year there will be 5 dpi’s and 5 prints per club. This year’s theme is Sky.  Defined as follows: A photograph of the sky, or part of, day or night. And including photographs where the sky forms a predominant part, or makes a significant contribution to the mood of, the photograph judged by Norman Marsh
Tuesday14 NovemberRob Nolan is a highly acclaimed Dorset based photographer. He will be speaking to us about his excellent landscape photography and how he achieves his images, many of which are taken in the county. Rob is also a very accomplished Astro Photographer and after the break he will be showing us his Astro images and how he achieved the shots.
Tuesday28 NovemberThe Overton Cup - our annual black and white competition of digital images. Our Judge will be John Tilsley
Tuesday12 DecemberSeasonal social get together with a competition The Most Unusual Image
Tuesday9 JanuaryAn Evening critiquing members photographs, any subject no specific topic with critiquing by Laura Pearce
Tuesday23 JanuaryThe “Shoot a Theme Competition”, Internal judging by members the theme this year chosen by last year’s winner Ally is motion blur. Ally says that means proper motion blur not camera shake!
Tuesday13 FebruaryThis year’s 4th Keith Lane Lecture will be given by Millie Pilkington. Millie is one of the UK’s most respected and accomplished portrait photographers, specialising in children and family. Her images have beauty, authenticity, and artistry the result of her boundless energy, humour and professionalism. Millie is based near Sherborne, and her portrait commissions take her far and wide across the UK and abroad. Millie has photographed many of the great and the good including The Queen and other members of The Royal Family. A visit to her web site is highly recommended.
Tuesday27 FebruaryPostproduction Challenge – Members are invited to take one of their out of camera images and post process it. This will give the member the opportunity to experiment and develop many avantgarde techniques perhaps turning the image into a drawing or cartoon, changing colours in light channels, creating a mono conversion, or perhaps even employing an Infrared technique. On the evening the before and after images will be shared, critiqued and the techniques used discussed.
Tuesday12 MarchWorkshop with theme to be decided.
Tuesday26 MarchOur Macro and closeup competition to be judged by Alan Denison
Tuesday9 AprilWe all know that the best camera is the one that you have with you and often that is your phone. Our speaker tonight Jeanette Lenden is an expert in the field of smartphone photography, her company Jet Black Squares teaches and runs workshops to enable us to get the very best out of the cameras on our Smartphones.
Smartphone photography has gained great kudos over the last few years, because the camera capabilities on our phones can now rival DSLR’s. Jeanette will give you the skills to utilise your smartphone camera better and show you how to release its full photographic potential. You will come away with a greatly increased knowledge about your Smartphone camera, as well as some tips and tricks to help you get those creative shots.
Wednesday10 AprilFollowing last night’s talk, Jeanette will be running a workshop she calls a Smartphone Safari, so that we can put into practice, with her guidance, the methods and tips she spoke about yesterday evening.
Tuesday23 AprilOur speaker is Gary Golpin who’s talk will present us with his experiences of walking The South West Coast Path as a backdrop for a photographic tour of the coastline of the South West with a little excursion onto Dartmoor too exploring some of the best photographic locations that Devon has to offer
Ian spent many years operating commercial photo labs, tackling many technical photographic problems, including a time as the Manager of the Photographic Section at NASA's Langley Research Centre.
He spent 18 years owning or managing commercial labs around the US. While standing in small dark rooms, he processed something in excess of 10,000 miles of E-6 slide film and has shot almost 1,000,000 stock images with subjects as varied as ornithology, landscape and transportation primarily in New England. Ian will be sharing some of his methods and techniques with us and giving us a flavour of life in the US.
Tuesday14 MaySBACC Annual Open Competition” with Judge Laura Pearce
Tuesday28 MayOutdoor photoshoot, venue to be decided

Sending Images

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