Programme 2016/2017


September 2016

8th – Welcome Evening

Enrolment and a warm welcome to members new and old. A social night to catch up with one-another and take a look at images taken during the summer, including the Bury Bucket Challenge. Also a brief recap on exciting new changes and preparing images for competitions.

15th – Workshop:   Pop Up Portrait Night

The return of our informal portrait night. Working in groups, it’s a dash to take, edit and display images before closing time! A great opportunity to work with other members, learn some new tricks and have some fun. Bring your cameras and any props you want.

22nd – Lecture:  From Football to High Octane to Bouquets & Champagne: My Journey Photography – Kevin Pengelly

Kevin Pengelly is an award winning photographer noted for his unique talent for capturing stunning moments in the most captive and special way. Kevin will be sharing some of the highlights of his career in this fascinating talk.

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for Autumn Open PDI Competition

29th – Autumn Open PDI Competition

Judge – David Steel, DPAG


October 2016

6th – Workshop:   Macro Evening

Everything you ever wanted to know about macro and close-up photography. Bring in your cameras and have a go. Get tips from members who have taken many prize-winning macro shots.

13th – Club Evening:   Straight Out of the Camera Competition

Part 1 – An informal competition where no editing is allowed! Each member can submit one unadulterated image. Members vote for their favourite shot.

Part 2 – A chance to discuss the images entered and perhaps have a go at editing them; can they be improved?

20th – Lecture:   Life Through My Lens  – Colin Edwards

A talk based on Colin’s life as a wildlife photographer; the highs the lows, his favourite images and the moments that have stood out in his life as a professional.

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for Autumn Open Print Competition

27th – Autumn Open Print Competition

Judge – Adrian Stone.


November 2016

3rd – Lecture:  “Creating images with impact and mood”  – Steve Hedges

How to create an image that really has the ‘wow’ factor. Steve examines the thought processes behind creating a great picture and the various techniques to help achieve that aim.

10th – External Competition

Judge – Gerry Metcalfe, DPAGB. A head-to-head competition against our friends at East Ipswich Camera Club. Can we retain the trophy?

17th – Workshop:   Light Fantastic

Fun with long exposure, multiple exposure, light trails and maybe a few sparklers. Be inventive.

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for Nature/Wildlife Competition

24th – Nature/Wildlife Competition

Judge – David Saunders CPAGB


December 2016

1st – Club Evening:   Get help from the experts

Part 1 – Bring in your kit and/or images to get help from our experienced members. An informal and popular way to learn and share each other’s tips and tricks on shooting and editing.

Part 2 – A chance to discuss the programme and make suggestions for future evenings. This is an important session because members get the opportunity to decide the content of club evenings and workshops in March, April and May 2017. So tell us what you think!

8th – Workshop:   Studio night with professional models

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for ‘Scape Print Competition

15th – ‘Scape Print Competition

Judge – Brian Carlick, LRPS.

22nd – Christmas Party:   Fun, nibbles... and maybe a fiendish quiz.


29th – Closed



January 2017

5th – Lecture:   “From Camera Club to Exhibition” – Fred and Jim Price

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for the Andy Abbott Photojournalism Competition

12th – Andy Abbott Photojournalism Competition

Judge – Andy Abbott

19th – Club Evening:   Levitation

Yes, you read that correctly. Learn a few high-flying photographic techniques from guru Dale Reynolds.

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for the Abstract Competition

21st – External Competition

Cambridge Camera Club Inter-Club Digital Competition.

26th – Abstract Competition

Judge – Phil Chatfield LRPS


February 2017

2nd – Workshop:   Action Capture

Party poppers, Scalextric, bursting balloons, water drops and more.

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for the Themed Competition

9th – Themed Competition:   Theme - ‘Light & Shade’

Judge – Daphne Hanson, DPAGB, APAGB

16th – Product Presentation from  Jessops

A chance to have a look at some exciting new toys with the experts from Jessops in Bury.

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for the Spring Open Competition

23rd – Spring Open Competition (Print + PDI)

Judge – Roy Essery DPAGB


March 2017

2nd - Club Evening:  Members’ choice, watch this space

Let’s see what you wanted.

9th – Lecture:   “Behind The Lens” – David Giffin BPE5* ABPE, DAPGB.

Our very own David Giffin returns to share some of his favourite images - and hopefully some of the secrets of his success.

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for the ‘Scape PDI Competition

16th – ‘Scape PDI Competition

Judge – Jane Goodall, ARPS

23rd – Workshop:  “Filling The Frame”

A hands-on workshop led by Colin Edwards. A fantastic opportunity to learn from an experienced professional photographer. Bring in your cameras!

Note: This is final date for submission of entries for the Portrait Competition

30th – Portrait Competition

Judge: Harold Mousley, LRPS, AFIAP


April 2017

6th – Club Evening:  Members’ choice, watch this space


13th – Closed


20th – Workshop:  Members’ choice, watch this space


27th – A45 Competition


Note venue: County Upper School, Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds.

Our annual inter-club competition sees plenty of friendly rivalry between some of the best clubs in the region. As well as getting to meet members of other clubs and see many fabulous images, it is also a great fund-raiser for BSEPS.


May 2017

4th – Print & Projected Image of the Year Competition

Judge – Robert Williams

11th – Club Evening:  Members’ choice


18th - AGM and judging of Ron Newton and Sweetman Diamond Trophies.

Another chance to get your voice heard and keep in touch with the organisation of the club. Also, your chance to vote for your favourite images of the year. Never mind what the judges think, these are the important ones - the people’s choice.

19th – Prize Giving Dinner

Come along for a great meal with great company and celebrate the successes of all our members.

7.00pm for 7.30pm. New Green Community Centre, New Green Avenue, Thurston. IP31 3TG


 - End of season. Details of summer programme will be published nearer the time.


Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society