Programme 2024/25

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. In addition to our set programme below, we organise regular photoshoots throughout the year. You'll find a list of these on the here.

Day Date Event Description
Tuesday 10 September AGM plus viewing of SBACC digital images for the Bradford Abbas Shield
Members to have submitted their entries for consideration.
5 prints and 5 digital images will be selected from the entries at the next committee meeting.
Images to be submitted no later than midnight on 6th September 2024.
Tuesday 24 September Members Evening - Theme is SUMMER
Each member to share up to 3 digital images taken during the summer break, and present why they took them and what they like or dislike about them.
Images to be submitted no later than midnight 20th September 2024.
Tuesday 8 October Our speaker this evening is Ian Bateman
Ian will present a talk based on his Audio Visual Sequences. He is a member of the Royal Photographic Society, and achieved LRPS with slides in 1982, ARPS with slide/tape AV in 1992, and FRPS in AV in 2003.
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Tuesday 22 October Bradford Abbas Shield Competition
Club competition between Sherborne Bradford Abbas, Wincanton, Yeovil, Shaftesbury, and, South Petherton Camera Clubs. Each club will submit 5 dpi’s and 5 prints.
This years theme is  – TREES, ONE OR MORE OR PARTS THEREOF. 
The competition will be judged by Rose Atkinson.
Images to be submitted before midnight on 4th October 2024.
Tuesday 12 November Post-production 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.
Tuesday 26 November The Overton Cup
Our annual black and white competition. Digital and Print images.
Judge Malcolm McNaughton
Submission no later than midnight 16th November 2024.
Tuesday 10 December Seasonal social get together with a competition The Most Unusual Image
Each member can submit up to two Digital Projected Images.
Images to be submitted no later than midnight on 4th December 2024.
Tuesday 14 January Shoot a Theme Competition
Internal judging by members. the theme this year chosen by last year’s winner.  (TO BE CHOSEN) Each member can submit up to two Digital Projected Images, mono or colour. Images to be submitted no later than midnight 10th January 2025
Tuesday 28 January Critique Evening
An evening critiquing members photographs, any subject is acceptable.
Digital images only to be entered.
The photographer should be able to discuss why they took the image. Each image will be critiqued by Alan Denison a WCPF judge.
Images to be submitted no later than midnight 10th January 2025.
Tuesday 11 February 5th Keith Lane Lecture
This year’s 5th Keith Lane Lecture will be given by Jack Lodge. Jack is a professional landscape photographer from Wimborne, Dorset. Through his landscape photography he strives to capture the change of each season, documenting the ever changing landscape as the light and weather change.
The title of this evenings presentation is THE CHANGE OF SEASON.
Tuesday 25 February Our speaker this evening Jonathan Genevaux
Jonathan is a professional photographer based in Bristol who specialises in Seascape Photography.
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Tuesday 25 March Macro and Close Up competition
Tuesday 8 April Our First annual smartphone challenge
This year we will be running an in-house smartphone challenge. This is an open challenge with members identifying their best image on the night. It has become clear that many members are routinely using smartphones to capture images, and with image quality improving all the time, now is a good time to introduce these tools into our photographic arsenal.
Digital entries taken using smartphones only to be submitted.
Digital processing is allowable, but not necessary.
Images to be submitted no later than midnight 4th April 2025.
Tuesday 22 April This evenings speaker Rose Atkinson will do a presentation called – THE ART OF BLUR
The Art of Blur (Intentional Camera Movement / ICM)
"An introduction to the world of ICM and a voyage of discovery starting in the 1950s. I show how ICM can capture an essence of place, depict motion and emotion, create abstracts, and images with a sense of ambiguity and mystery. I explain how to set up your camera and different styles of ICM."
Tuesday 13 May SBACC Annual Open Competition
Judged by Sara Harpley
Submissions of Digital Images no later than Midnight 3rd May 2025.

Submitting Images

All competition, photoshoot and gallery images should be uploaded to your member's DropBox folder when requested, resized to 1920px x 1200px (72 dpi) and in the RGB colour space to suit the clubs projector.