If you are new to our camera club, you can find out more about us (where we meet, how much it costs, etc) by clicking here. Visitors to our club evenings are always welcome: the programme for the next few meetings is outlined below - just come. Club evenings start at 7:30pm.

    What's Happening    (updated 16/02/2021)

  Bradford Abbas Shield 2020:   A great 'Water' effort by our members; we ended up in a creditable 3rd place behind 2nd place Wincanton Camera Club and the winners Yeovil Camera Club. Congratulations to them. Congratulations as well to all whose photographs made up our entry - particularly David Simpson for 'The Incoming Tide' our top scorer with 19/20 from the judge. (Click on any image in the slideshow to see it enlarged).

Stop Press: the theme for the 2021 competition is "White on White" ...... our resident expert says: "The key as I recall .... is to avoid very dark shadows". Have fun!

  Club Meetings:   For the time being the only way we are able to hold meetings is via Zoom: we will continue to 'meet' monthly with a programme of guest speakers. Visitors are welcome to join us for these evenings - please e-mail for further details. If you are unfamiliar with using Zoom, click here for a quick guide (opens in a pop-up window). Meanwhile our Monthly Challenges and Annual Exhibition continue to run on-line.
Bradford Abbas images 2020 - 'Water'

  May 5th 2021   Once again we go in search of the Holy Grail of giving our photographs that bit of extra oomph. Essex-based photographer Steve Hedges gives his talk on "Creating Impact and Mood". If one club's review - "His fast, furious and dense presentation brimmed with his infectious enthusiasm for outdoor photography, and layer upon layer of helpful advice." - is only half right we should be in for an inspiring evening.

  June 2nd 2021   Photography meets art. Linda Bembridge FRPS and winner of the Award for Excellence by the Federation of Internationale de l'Art Photographie gives her presentation "Mostly Abstract with a Bit of Landscape". Where will that take us? As one recent camera club review goes: "I cannot pretend to understand how you produced your works, but I can certainly appreciate the creative genius and flawless execution in producing images that grab the attention and add beauty to a world that is all too gloomy at present. I will never look at pigeon poo the same way again!".

Visit the South Petherton Photographers Facebook page   --->   here   <---
and our on-line 2020 Photo Exhibition   --->   here   <---

    South Petherton Calendar 2021

The SPPS South Petherton Calendar has become something of an institution over the years, and very well supported by sales it is too. Many thanks to the photographers who provided images this year of South Petherton and the TA13 area around: Joan Apps, Steve Cooper, Pam Goodey, Steve Harrison, James McInnes, John Nicholson, Jan Stanton and Jenny Wade - and to the editor, James McInnes.

2022 Calendar We are always looking for fresh images to include in the next edition of the calendar. As you take them throughout the year, please send your S.Petherton/TA13 images for collation and possible selection to .

    Monthly Photo Challenges

Each month the club members are set a photo challenge to produce digital images on a set topic. The images are then reviewed at a subsequent club night and voted on to select the winner (who gets a round of applause and our heartfelt admiration).

  You can view entries from past 2017/18 challenges and earlier here

Challenge topics and deadlines 2020/21      You can view all of the past challenge entries here.

Click on the   symbol below to see the entries

  July/August ‘20Water ..... see the entries here    

  September ‘20A Guilty Pleasure ..... see the entries here    

  October ‘20Made of Wood ..... see the entries here    

  November ‘20Curves ..... see the entries here    

  December '20A Hint of Christmas ..... see the entries here    

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  January '21An Entrance ..... see the entries here    

  February '21An Urbanscape ..... see the entries here    

  March '21Nature's Patterns ..... see the entries here    

  April '21Afloat ..... entries by Sunday 2nd May

  May '21Paths and Walkways ..... entries by Sunday 30th May

  June '21All Things Bright and Beautiful ..... entries by Sunday 4th July

Entries: (please make no smaller than 1Mb and no larger than 2Mb - as a guide, about 1200 pixels along the longest edge is plenty big enough for your image to be projected with good quality) can be e-mailed to .
Click here for the rules of the Monthly Challenge competition.