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.

2019-2020 Season 

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.

 

News and Events

Location Group Outings

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

              8th            PDI Challenge Shield hosted by Ivybridge https://www.ivybridgecameraclub.org/    This is an away                                competition event on our own club night

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           External Competition entries - the first half of the evening we will collectively choose the prints for the first print battle, collected from the previous week.  In the second half we will look at the selections for the DPI Challenge Shield and how they were chosen.

 

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

 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:  George Reekie - George is a very good  and witty speaker and will be making fun of competitions and Judges in the first half and then showing his latest work in the second half.

              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 the images 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

PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSIC - Featuring the members of the AV Group, we present a full evening of music, largely accompanied by the genre of photography that Alan has always preferred.


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.

7th Sat     WCPF Council Meeting and Knightshayes Trophy at Bovey Tracey Golf Club

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

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

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

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

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

4th Sat       WCPF - AV Competition at Clyst St Mary.  See WCPF diary for details

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

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!                

3rd-17th    WCPF Members’ Exhibition at Bovey Tracey Golf Club

10th Sun     Devon Clubs Battle hosted by Plymouth - venue to be notified.   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  November  WCPF - The Kingswood Salver Inter-club Print Panel Competition, and talk at Bovey Tracey Golf Club.            10.30am for 11.00am start.

        9th  February  DPIC – Annual WCPF Inter-Club Projected Image competition at Exeter Corn Exchange. 

        7th  March  WCPF Knightshayes Trophy at Bovey Tracey Golf Club TQ13 9NG

        4th  April   WCPF - AV Competition at Clyst St Mary.

          3rd-17th May  WCPF Members’ Exhibition at Bovey Tracey Golf Club

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