Our full program of club events can be found below. If you prefer, a downloadable PDF can be found here or on our Resources page, where you will find many other useful documents, guides and other photography related literature.

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
Tuesday8 SeptemberAGM plus images submitted by members for discussion, this will be done remotely with Zoom
Tuesday22 SeptemberViewing of SBACC photographs for the Bradford Abbas Shield. DPI’s only no prints. To be done remotely with Zoom
Tuesday13 OctoberBrenda Petrella from Vermont showing pictures of snow covered mountains and frozen waterfalls giving a flavour of the state and showing the technique she uses to get her shots
Wednesday21 OctoberTony North presenting his new talk on the human eye, anatomy and function, and visual perception, and how the eye is similar to and different from a camera
Tuesday27 OctoberBradford Abbas Shield Competition with an external judge, this year there will be no prints 10 dpi’s per club on Zoom
Tuesday10 NovemberTalk by Huw Alban titled “That is not a Landscape” to be held on Zoom
Tuesday17 NovemberWill Goodlett from South Africa will be showing some fabulous images of South African Game and explaining how he took the pictures
Tuesday24 NovemberThe Overton Cup - our annual black and white competition. Digital images only judged externally on Zoom
Tuesday8 DecemberSeasonal social get together with a competition The Most Unusual Image plus a quiz remotely on Zoom
Tuesday12 JanuaryAn Evening critiquing members photographs, any subject no specific topic to be held remotely on Zoom
Tuesday26 JanuaryThe “Shoot a Theme Competition”, this year’s theme is Golden Hour/Blue Hour will be judged externally on Zoom
Tuesday2 FebruaryA talk by the sports photographer Mark Pain, who has photographed the worlds finest athletes. Mark will be showing us his fabulous photographs from football to boxing to athletics
Tuesday9 FebruaryWe have a change in our programme for The Keith Lane Lecture, Andy Skillen prefers to speak live as his appearances are very interactive and we will book him for later in 2021. We are however extremely fortunate to have been able to secure Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey as our keynote speakers. Both photographers are renowned for their wonderful abstract photography promising a truly excellent evening.
Wednesday10 FebruaryIn collaboration with Wincanton Camera Club, we are joining them for an evening with Polina Plotnikova. Polina is a very well-known fine art photographer specialising in creative flower portraits and still life images, explaining how she visualises an image in her mind before proceeding to taking it. She has some great work, and the event will especially appeal to anyone interested in the more artistic images.
Tuesday23 FebruaryPost Production Challenge – Members will be invited to take an out of camera image and post process it in the style of an artist or well-known photographer. Alternatively the image can be processed in the members own style. The member is free to choose their own artist or photographer to emulate. The club can also provide some suggestions as a starter for ten and also provide base images. On the evening the before and after images will be shared and critiqued. In addition a live demonstration will be given of post-production editing.
Tuesday9 MarchWorkshop with theme to be decided. We will try to make the workshop practical and outside if social distancing needs to be maintained.
Wednesday10 MarchIn a further collaboration with Wincanton Camera Club we will be joining them for an evening with Robert Harvey. Robert is a professional Landscape, Wildlife and Night Sky Photographer and holds the Excellence award of The Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique. He is inspired by remote locations and a trip to his website will show what an excellent evening we can expect.
Tuesday23 MarchMacro and closeup competition with external judging by Zoom
Tuesday13 AprilJoint meeting with Dorchester and Shaftesbury Cubs, possibly on Zoom and then alas no cakes
Tuesday20 AprilAn evening with Joe Houghton. Joe is a Lightroom Beta tester and will process members raw images comparing his edits with the photographers and opening this for discussion. An opportunity to learn more about the programme in depth
Tuesday27 AprilTalk by club member Mark Tatchell
Tuesday11 May“Best of Year” Competition with an external judge
Tuesday25 MayOutdoor photoshoot venue to be decided
Wednesday26 MayA further collaboration with Wincanton, this is a talk given by Paul Mitchell who specialises in woodland photography a difficult subject at best, Paul will give us an insight into his techniques.

Sending Images

Please send all competition, photoshoot and gallery images to sbaclub@yahoo.com, resized to 1920px x 1200px (72 dpi) to suit the clubs projector. Click the icon above to access our re-sizing guide.