Our programme is below. A printable programme is available HERE but may not always be up to date as we sometimes need to make changes.
We usually meet on alternate Wednesdays at Bridport Town Hall. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start but are locked at 7.30 for security reasons, so please aim to arrive in good time.
Guests and visitors are welcome to any of our regular meetings at the Town Hall for a £4 fee. You can turn up and pay at the door or online by clicking More Info next to the event below. Non members are welcome on competition nights but only paid up members can enter competitions.
Click on any of the events below to see the full details.
- 20 Mar 2024, 19:30 – 22:00Bridport Town Hall, Bridport DT6 3LF, UKThe Club's Impressions Group will talk about what they have been doing and show some of their images. In addition, two members who have in tha last year been successful in being awarded Associate of the Royal Photographic Society will show their print panels.
- 03 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 22:00Bridport Town Hall, Bridport DT6 3LF, UKHigh Key/Low Key and not on a third judged by Tim Booth. For Section B this is a single image that is either High Key or Low Key, with Nothing on the thirds. For Section A it is two images/diptych: a High Key and a Low Key, Nothing on the thirds.
- 17 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 22:00Bridport Town Hall, Bridport DT6 3LF, UKGeorge Wright local freelance photographer with some photos appearing in the colour supplements. He has recently had two photobooks published. He'll be talking about them, and about riding his bike to Iran in 2016 and some other stuff.
- 01 May 2024, 19:30 – 22:00Bridport Town Hall, Bridport DT6 3LF, UKAnnual General Meeting and Chairman's Challenge competition "Wet". This is a digital only competition - no prints. The chairman says he "will be looking for original ways of portraying WET instead of the straightforward people in rain, puddles etc"
Workshops, Special Interest & Mentoring Groups
Workshops and Outings
Recent workshops have ranged from practical sessions using vintage lenses or studio lighting to a challenging 2 day course on 'A sense of Place' led by Paul Hill MBE and Maria Falconer FRPS. We want to keep the programme relevant so members' suggestions are always welcome. There may be a charge for some workshops.
We have occasional group outings which may be to local woodland, to a town for street photography or to a local event. Suggestions and volunteers to help are always welcome.
Special Interest Groups
These are a great way for groups of enthusiastic members to focus on a particular area of photography that excites them, getting together online or in person to share their passion. We want to encourage more groups to start up - there are endless possibilities...
The Impressions Group
Explore the potential of seeing the world differently through your camera or smartphone. The Impressions Group uses intentional camera movement, multiple exposure and computer techniques to make impressionistic images that evoke atmosphere or emotion or make intriguing abstracts. Join us and create the world differently.
We meet several times a year to share knowledge and give guidance to those who want to improve their skills and understanding. These sessions offer an opportunity for newer members to have feedback on their work in an informal setting. We are very keen to hear from members what topics they would most like us to cover.
Above image is of a mobile phone photography mentoring group.
To get an idea of the sort of things that we have had on our programme in recent years, take a look at past events.