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Harvest Mouse by Tony Kemp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyes on the ball by Chris Edgecombe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright for the images on this site are held and retained by the individual photographers.

 

 

 

Plymstock Camera Club is a friendly well established club with a thriving membership. The club always welcomes newcomers whether experienced photographers or complete beginners. 

We offer a broad range of improvement, how-to and practical evenings, internal and inter-club competitions, critique evenings, lectures and instruction by experienced photographers as well as inspirational speakers.  

As a club we seek to faciltate what the membership wants as well as educate and broaden everyones skills.

You would be welcome to to join us to see if we are the club for you.

 

Currently we are meeting fortnightly on Tuesdays 7.45pm via Zoom Video-Conferencing.   

When it is safe to do so, we will revert to physical meetings once again, but for now, this is our "new normal".    

 

 

Membership

 

Current Membership fee to August 2022 inclusive is:

Single 70 for the complete season or 40 until December 31st 2021 then a further 40 until end of the season. 

 

However at the present time we are only meeting via Zoom.  If you wish to join us for an evening, please contact us.     

 

New members are particularly welcome at the start of our season and throughout the year.  So whether you've been thinking about it sometime or you have a new interest in photography, please come and visit our club.  We pride ourselves on being the friendliest club in the region and you will be most welcome.  

 

We are a growing club, with a programme that is strongly influenced by the members and we are sure you would enjoy any evenings with us. 

 

Why not come along and enjoy many fantastic images and photographic discussions.  Last season 688 images were entered by members into our competitions with a mixture of both print and digitally projected images (DPI) covering every subject and genre imaginable.

 

We look forward to seeing you. 

 

 

 

 

Little Owl with Cricket by Lesley Carr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

DPI1 "SPORT AND "CREATIVE"

 
Brilliant night last night, Big thank you to Kay for judging our first trophy competition. Results as follows
 
Sport
1st In the Peloton Phil Mitchell
2nd Just Balancing Phil Mitchell
3rd In the flow Lesley Carr
4th Sailing Black Goose Heather Compton
HC Tacking Chris Edgecombe
C Tee Off Chris Hooper-Bennett
C Plymouth Rowing Club Matt Curtin
 
Creative
1st Self Portrait Alan Rees
2nd Night Passage Heather Compton
3rd The Migration of the Origami Bird David Collins
4th Too Much Packaging Matt Curtin
HC Flower Bulb Matt Curtin
C The Tulip Creation Roger Woodward
C Astrantia Heather Compton
 
 
 
 
 

September 21st  Tracy Lund photography

Wildlife photography part 1

Showcasing a selection of images from Japan,Finland,Greece,Iceland, camargue, captive and UK as well as some stories/experiences I encountered along the way.

<"Photographing Wildlife is an adventure but most of all a privilege."

"I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list"

 

 

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Welcome new members, Opening shots - members sharing and talking about photo related projects or processes during the summer. Possible discussion on what makes a good Image, judging & this year's competition titles

 

 

 

 

 

The new programme for 2021/2022 has now been updated and available for download

 

 

The new season is nearly upon us and we have now published the new programme. For the remainder of 2021 we will continue on Zoom and our first get together is booked for the 14th. We have some exciting photo challenges lined up including:A book title, sport,creative.in the west country,domestic animals/pets, close up and of course own choice. So get planning! Look forward to seeing you soon.

 

 

Tuesday 31st August at 7.45pm

Guy Edwardes presents 

'Creative Landscape Photography'.

 

 

 

An opportunity for members and guests to hear and see the work of this internationally acclaimed professional nature and landscape photographer of over 25 years.  Many members will be familiar with Guy's work, which has been published by a wide variety of advertising and editorial clients around the globe including magazines such as Amateur Photographer, Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography, Digital Camera, Photo Plus, Devon Life and many many others.  He has also published two successful books on landscape and nature technique.  His images are marketed worldwide by several leading photographic agencies including Nature PL and Alamy.  He also manages his own library of over 250,000 images. 

 

Guy is based in Dorset, his passion is to capture the beauty of the natural world in the best light and the most atmospheric conditions possible.   Many of his most successful images have been taken within a few miles of his home, and living in the South West, he has a variety of beautiful landscapes and interesting habitats right on his doorstep.  He runs around 35 workshops a year and these take him to some of the world's most spectacular landscape and wildlife locations.

 

Any guests wishing to join us to see and hear this presentation may do so by emailing the club via the contact form on this website to get the payment details.  The cost for the evening is a very reasonable 4.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Hupman July 20th 7.45pm with his talk 

"Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK"

 

 

 

Sure to be a popular talk with members and any visitors with so many budding wildlife photographers in our Plymstock Club I am delighted to welcome Malcolm  Hupman with his presentation "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK".

 

 

Malcolm is an enthusiastic amateur wildlife photographer based in Corby, Northamptonshire and has been interested in wildlife and photography since 1976.  Although his main interest is birds, he also photographs butterflies and mammals.

 

He is Chairman and Programme Secretary for Corby Photographic Club

 

You can learn more about Malcolm by clicking here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Sallett June 22nd 7.45pm with her talk 

"Never Underestimate an Old Woman with a Camera"

 

 

I am sure members and guests will enjoy this evening and it will be a great night to attend and see something different.  Detailing a light hearted view Sally's ten year journey in club photography.  Sally is a very accomplished photographer and has developed her own style in photography and post processing techniques which she will touch upon in her talk.  Sally is also a member of the RPS and holds an ARPS distinction along with other distinctions and accreditation with other world photography organisations.

I am sure this will be an entertaining and enlightening evening for all that attend.  Guests will be very welcome and can attend for a small charge of 2.50 obtained via the contact details tab at the top of this page.

Some of Sally's images can be seen now by clicking here Pinapplepix.

 

 

 

 

Summer Programme group visit to the Garden House June 10th

 

 

 

Apologies to members that at short notice the Zoom meeting for Tuesday June 8th has been cancelled.   However that is the bad news but the good news is that our first Summer Group visit will be taking place led by our own Heather Compton to the Garden House at Buckland Monachrum on Thursday June 10th - members see email for arrangements. 

 

You will have received an email by now that gives more detail on this visit which weather permitting should enable some safe socialization and photography as well as perhaps some refreshments.

As always I encourage all members to please make an effort to support this kind action by Heather and consider joining her.  

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Caplan with his talk 

"Out of the Dark"  25th May 7.45pm

 

 

 

In this talk Simon introduces you to the art of the still life - and still life photography in particular.

 

He takes the audience through a brief history of both still life painting and photography - and how classic art influences modern photography. The presentation covers current masters of still life photography; the art of composition and lighting and other techniques and pitfalls.

 

I am sure there will be something for all to learn on this evening so I am certainly looking forward to it.

 

 

Visitors are always welcome, so why not come along and enjoy Simon's talk -   Only 2!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Haines presents Part 2 of 'Inside My Head'

Tuesday 27th April 7.45 pm

 

 

 

Plymstock Camera Club are pleased again to host, via Zoom, the delightful Janet Haines with Part 2 of Inside My Head

 

To quote Janet herself this  ".....  is a deconstruction of some my images and an explanation of how they are put together.  Most of my work in this talk can be best described as photographic art.  Just about all of them are montage or at the very least using textures.  

I am happy to share my 'secrets' and techniques. However please be warned that the presentation includes some very tasteful art nude work .... ".

 

 

This was an excellent presentation of superb images in Part 1 and we will all be intrigued to see and hear how janet has achieved parts of these images. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not used Zoom before?  Its easy and you need neither be seen nor speak if you do not wish to.  You have the ability to switch off both your video and microphone and still listen to the fascinating commentary and see the wonderful images. Not got a webcam or microphone?  You can still watch and listen as long as you have an internet connection and a speaker.

 

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If you wish to join us and are not currently a member, please make contact via the Contact Form on this website for further information.     If you would like to join us for a speaker evening, you can do so for a small fee - please make contact with us to arrange.

 

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, it is currently not possible for us to be able to use the church as a meeting venue and in line with advice from the Government, PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) and the WCPF (Western Counties Photographic Federation), we are now holding fortnightly meetings via Zoom Video Conferencing.

 

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WOW     WOW    WOW    !!!

 

 

What a bumper season we had last year

 

Plymstock CC did it again!!

 

 

 

 

In 2020 we won the Gerry Trophy

 

and the Tamar Trophy

 

 

      

 

Congratulations to all our members who made this fantastic achievement possible

 

 

 

 

 

Plymstock Camera Club moves onwards and upward!

 

Another fantastic result for Plymstock as the club improves its standing in the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) 2020 Digitally Projected Image Competition (DPIC).

 

56 clubs in the region put their best 18 images forward and Plymstock came joint 14th!! which is up from joint 26th place last year.  Not only that, the highest score any picture of ours achieved, was a 12 (out of 15) in 2019, however this year, one image scored a 14 and two images a 13.

 

To add to the achievement, we give a massive congratulations to our very own Charlotte Douglas for winning a ribbon.  To win such a prestigious award out of 1008 images from the best in the west is outstanding.

 

Charlotte won a ribbon with her image entitled "Don't get beaten up!" 

 

 

 

 

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Clean Sweep by Plymstock Camera Club at the Inaugural Interclub Alliance Event

 

On the 20th November 2019, Plymstock Camera Club, Kingsbridge & District Camera Club, and Ivybridge Camera Club were hosted by Plymouth and District Camera Club for the opening opening Alliance Event. 

The evening and the 60 images were judged by Brian Northmore. 

We are proud to announce that Plmstock Camera Club received the highest total vote for its set of images from the Judge and Plymstock Camera Club member Ian Douglas, received 20/20 for his image Elgar Views Hereford Cathedral. 

 

There was an additional category where each of the clubs had in turn voted on the other 3 camera clubs images.  A statistical survey was carried out to determine which clubs' members voted nearest that of the final independent judge.  Following this survey Plymstock also triumphed in this area.

It was a great night and although there were one or two teething problems, Mr Brian Northmore did a great job appraising the images and awarding a score.  

 

 

Club Member Matt Curtin achieved success in BBC Radio Devon Photographic Competition

 

In the summer of 2019, BBC Radio Devon ran a competition to find 20 great images that celebrate where we live.  They wanted to celebrate our county and the talented photographers who capture so many amazing images of life here in Devon. The winning images are to be blown up and used to cover the BBC broadcast vehicles which are seen by thousands of people across the region.  

 

Matt's image of Plymouth Hoe was one of the winning images.

 

Well done Matt and many congratulations from all your friends at the club