Welcome

Newton Abbot Photographic Club was established over seventy years ago and currently has 59 members from Newton Abbot and the surrounding area of South Devon.

We are keen to welcome new members, whether you are an experienced photographer or a complete beginner.

Join us for photography, fun, and fellowship, while we learn to make the best pictures we can. You are welcome to attend two meetings as a guest before deciding to join.

If you would like to know more about us please click on the Contact Us link on the web site menu.


WEEKLY MEETINGS ARE HELD ON TUESDAYS, come along from 7:00PM to socialise before the meeting starts AT 7:30PM AT THE COURTENAY CENTRE, KINGSTEIGNTON ROAD, NEWTON ABBOT from early September through to the end of April.


 

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NAPC CLUB PROGRAMME  2019-2020

2019

September

 

3rd       Welcome Evening and an opportunity to see the results of the 2019 South Devon Salon of International Photography

 

10th     Guest Speaker: David Shawe  - “Contrasts in the Landscape”.

Deadline for PDI entries for the first Monthly Competition

 

17th          Good to great!  What makes a great photo?  Guided critique of a selection of images

 

24th          Monthly competition Round 1 - Projected Digital Images (PDI) OPEN (any subject).  Judge:   Nigel West

See programme or website for details and rules

 

October

 

1st       Members’ Projects.  A chance for a number of members to show what they have been working on recently.  New contributors welcome!

 

8th              “Corners”:  Different workstations in each corner with sessions on kit, mounting pictures, printing, etc.  Bring your gear and manual

Bring PRINT entries for the Round 2 Monthly Competition

 

15th          Guest Speaker: Barry Mead “Windmills of Your Mind”.   How my computer creative work developed with emphasis on the more recent work, which has gained more the 300 awards in Internationals www.barrymead-photography.com

 

22nd         Monthly competition Round 2 - Prints.  OPEN (any subject).  Judge: Ian Bateman

See programme or website for details and rules

 

29th          Practical Evening - bring your camera!

 

 

November

5th       Guest Speaker: Tommy Hatwell “Around the World and Back Again”.  With people, travel and adventure at the forefront of his photographic drive, Tommy will go beyond the image to share the moments before, after and in-between the people, places, adventures and relationships in his favourite photographs.  See www.tommyhatwell.com

 

 

12th          WCPF Travelling Members’ Exhibition.  A chance to see acceptances and results of the WCPF annual exhibition.

 

16th Sat  WCPF - The Kingswood Salver Inter-club Print Panel Competition, followed by speaker, at Bovey Tracey Golf Club

 

19th          Post Processing.   Techniques to enhance your images demonstrated by more experienced members

Deadline for PDI entries for Round 3 Monthly Competition

 

             20th Wed PDI Challenge Shield hosted by Ivybridge

 

26th          South Devon Photo League – Print Competition between NAPC, Dawlish & Teignmouth, Exmouth and Crediton clubs. Our turn to host!

 

 

December

 

3rd       Monthly competition Round 3 - Projected Digital Images (PDI).  OPEN (any subject). Judge: Kay Wilson

See programme or website for details and rules

 

10th          Guest Speaker: Richard Sercombe “Urban Night Photography” - technical tips, a detailed look at ISO, light source issues and using composition after dark to your advantage, as well as relevant photoshop demonstration tips and tricks throughout the evening.  www.richardsercombe.co.uk

 

17th     Christmas Social and Triptych Competition – 3 related images on an open theme presented on one 40 x 50 cm board

 

 

CHRISTMAS BREAK

 

 

2020

January

 

7th              Didn’t they do well!  A chance to see the best recent images from the Club, PAGB, RPS etc.

 

14th          Guest Speaker: Linda Wevill - “My Fellowship and Beyond”.  In the first half I will show images leading up to how I came up with the idea for my Fellowship, finishing with my panel.  In the second half, I show a selection of my work since. www.lindawevillphotography.com

Bring PRINT entries for the Round 4 Monthly Competition

 

21nd         Guest Speaker: Dave Mason “I Shoot People!” I take great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on the city streets. My preference, regarding the type of images I produce, is that they have an honesty about them, captured in camera with little, if any, post-processing. https://www.davemasonimages.com/index.html

 

28th          Monthly competition Round 4 – Prints - Open.  Judge: Chaz Madge

See programme or website for details and rules

                       

February

4th              Good to Great!  Bring theimages you plan to enter in the WCPF Exhibition or our own competitions.  Get some constructive criticism to create a winner!

Deadline for PDI entries for Round 5 Monthly Competition

 

9th Sun    DPIC – Annual WCPF Inter-Club Projected Image competition at Exeter Corn Exchange.  The club will pay for ordered tickets.  See WCPF Diary for details 

 

11th          President’s Evening – arranged by our President Alan Boothman

 

18th    Guest Speaker: Tony Fitzsimmons https://www.tonyfitzsimmons.com/about-me

 

19th Wed Club Swap.  We visit Torbay Club to show some of our recent work.  Volunteers please!

 

25th      Monthly competition Round 5 - Projected Digital Images (PDI).  OPEN (any subject). Judge: Marija Lees

See programme or website for details and rules

 

 

March

                       

3th              A practical evening – bring your camera.

 

10th     Club Swap. Torbay Camera Club members will visit us to show some of their recent work.

 

17th     Members’ Projects.  Another chance for a number of members to show what they have been working on recently.  New contributors welcome!

 

18th Fri  South Devon Photo League – PDI competition between NAPC, Dawlish & Teignmouth, Exmouth and Crediton clubs, hosted by Exmouth

 

tbc Sat  WCPF Council Meeting and Knightshayes Trophy at Bovey Tracey Golf Club

 

11th Wed  Paul Stevens Trophy – competition between NAPC, Torbay and Paignton clubs atTorbay

 

24th     Guest Speaker: Tony Worobiec  “Photographing Landscapes - Whatever The Weather” https://www.tonyworobiec.com

Deadline for PDI & Print entries for Master Photographer  See programme or website for full details

 

31st         Master Photographer Competition:  Enter one print or PDI from each of three themes - choose from the following selection: 

  1. Nature

  2. Creative

  3. Architecture

  4. People

Photos should have been taken no more than 18 months ago and should not have appeared in any other competition prior to the evening.  All print entries must have been brought to the club on the previous week.

April

 

7th       AV Night– an evening of audio-visual projects by members.  Over the last twelve months members have been preparing sequences prior to entering the WCPF annual competition

 

tbc Sat  WCPF - AV Competition at Clyst St Mary.  See WCPF diary for details

 

14th          Annual Competition: Images of the Year

See programme or website for full details

 

21st     Location Group Presentation – a chance to see some of the images taken during the year on various club outings

 

28th    Annual General Meeting

 

May

 

5th       Annual Dinner and Presentations.  Good company, good food and celebrations!

                       

tbc       WCPF Members’ Exhibition at Bovey Tracey Golf Club

 

tbcSun   Devon Clubs Battle hosted by Plymouth

We submit a print panel of 5 images and 5 PDI images taken by 5 different people.  Awards go to Best Panel, Best Digital Set, Best Overall Print and Best Overall Digital.

 

 

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WESTERN COUNTIES PHOTOGRAPHIC FEDERATION

 

21st September - Imaging Festival 1 with Sony and Fotospeed at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SD

 

22nd September - Imaging Festival 2at Bristol Photographic, Unit 13 Montpelier Central, Station Rd, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5EE

See http://www.wcpf.org.uk/pages/wcpf-imaging-festivals-2019.php

 

12th  October  AGM at Clyst St Mary EX5 1BG

 

16th  NovemberWCPF - The Kingswood Salver Inter-club Print Panel Competition, and talk at Bovey Tracey Golf Club.  10.30am for 11.00am start. 

 

tbcth  February    DPIC – Annual WCPF Inter-Club Projected Image competition at Exeter Corn Exchange.  The club will pay for ordered tickets. 

           

tbc March  WCPF Council Meeting and Knightshayes Trophy at Bovey Tracey Golf Club

 

tbc April WCPF - AV Competition at Clyst St Mary.

 

tbcMay WCPF Members’ Exhibition at Bovey Tracey Golf Club

 

 

Further details on the WCPF website at www.wcpf.org.uk