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
Tuesday14 SeptemberAGM plus images submitted by members for discussion, this will be done remotely with Zoom
Tuesday28 SeptemberViewing of SBACC photographs for the Bradford Abbas Shield. DPI’s only no prints. To be done remotely with Zoom
Tuesday12 October“Brief Encounters“ with Paul Harris Paul’s experience is steeped in the traditions of Cultural Documentary and Adventure travel. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a photographer in residence, and a recipient of their Cherry Kearton medal for “photography of peoples and the natural world”. He is a preferred assignment photographer for the National Trust and his portraits of British Explorers are part of the permanent collection of both the National Portrait Gallery and The Royal Geographical Society. His talk “brief encounters” will take us on an international journey with his outstanding images.
Tuesday19 OctoberCreative Flower Photography with Colin Harrison Having attained the Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, Colin has gone on to sit on their distinction panels and helped run advisory days. His willingness to judge and give talks expresses his interest in helping others to develop their own photographic skills.  
His superb images demonstrate an eclectic interest in photography. However, on this occasion he will be showing his particular enthusiasm for flower photography.
The object of the talk will be to show how you can easily produce creative flower images. He has a different approach to still life photography which he will explain covering a variety of techniques, including how to frame an image, the best use of lighting, even making your own equipment. Post processing will also be covered including the use of some lesser known software.   
Tuesday26 OctoberBradford Abbas Shield Competition, this year there will be no prints 10 dpi’s per club judged on Zoom by John Tilsley
Tuesday9 November“A journey through Africa and Astro Photography” with Will Goodlet Following his last talk to SBACC, Will Goodlet is going to talk to us about astro photography, shot under African skies free of light pollution, together with landscape, bird and wildlife photographs from the Cape Region and Namaqualand together with a detour to the Baobabs at Kubu Island, The West Coast National Park, Lambert’s Bay, Kgalagadi, The Richtersveld, Southern Namibia, Luderitz, Namibrand and the Hartmann’s Valley on the Kunene River.
Tuesday23 NovemberThe Overton Cup our annual black and white competition digital images only judge Sara Harpley
Tuesday7 DecemberSeasonal social get together with a competition The Most Unusual Image plus a quiz remotely on Zoom
Tuesday11 JanuaryAn Evening critiquing members photographs, any subject no specific topic to be held remotely on Zoom
Tuesday25 JanuaryThe “Shoot a Theme Competition”, theme Structures in Nature. e.g. cobwebs, nests, shells, habitats, geological structures, vegetation structures, internal judging by members
Thursday3 FebruaryThe 3rd Keith Lane Lecture will be Walking with bears… by Andy Skillen
Andy has spent much of his career flat on his face in the mud, snow, water and, well anything else that happens to be there, to bring the world unique images of grizzly and polar bears…on foot. His commissions and work with these icons of the wilderness have taken him into some of the remotest parts of the natural world, allowing him a unique perspective on what it is to work with and photograph these icons of the wilderness. Tonight, Andy will give us a pro-eye’s view of working with bears, and some of the more hair-raising encounters that he’s gone through in his pursuit for recording ursine behaviour.
Tuesday22 FebruaryPostproduction 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. To be reviewed after 2020 event
Tuesday8 MarchWorkshop with theme to be decided. We will try to make the workshop practical and outside if social distancing needs to be maintained.
Tuesday22 MarchMacro and closeup competition judge Tony Oliver by Zoom
Tuesday12 AprilJoint meeting with Dorchester and Shaftesbury Cubs, possibly on Zoom and then alas no cakes
Tuesday26 April“The Water’s Edge, a Celebration of The British Coast” with Tony Worobiec. Tony Worobiec FRPS Is a Fotospeed ambassador, has had 16 books published and his work is in the permanent collections of The Royal Photographic Society and The Fox Talbot Museum. His Book “Ghosts in the Wilderness Abandoned America” was enthusiastically reviewed in The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine in Germany. Tony is an enthusiastic speaker and outstanding teacher who brings his images and techniques to life.
Tuesday10 May“Best of Year” Competition with judge Eddy Lane
Tuesday24 MayOutdoor photoshoot venue to be decided

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.