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 5/09/2021)

  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).

The theme for this year's competition is "White on White" ...... our resident expert says: "The key as I recall .... is to avoid very dark shadows". Have fun! Members: continue to send your efforts to the challenges mailbox - we need 10 images with no more than 2 from any one photographer, so there's every reason for everyone to have a go.

  Club Meetings:   The programme for 2021/22 season is coming together. Subject to all the (now) usual provisos we are planning to return to having in-person meetings at the Methodist Church Hall. As before these will largely be on the first Wednesday of each month. In addition we are going to have 'Zoom' meetings as well. One of the unexpected lessons of the last year has been that we can get some very good speakers from more distant places on a greater range of topics by going on-line. Our zoom meetings will be on the third Wednesday of each month.
Bradford Abbas images 2020 - 'Water'

Visitors are welcome to join us for in-person and/or for zoom meetings - please e-mail for further details. Meanwhile our Monthly Challenges continue to run on-line with the images also being shown at our 1st Wednesday club nights.

  Annual Exhibition: September 4th   Congratulations to all who exhibited their photographs at St Peter & St Paul's church. 270 images on show and judging by the comments from people who came you did a grand job showcasing your photographic talents.

  September 15th   Zoom meeting: Steve Myall tells us about his "100 Strangers Project". The idea behind 100 Strangers Project is to approach people you don’t know and ask them if you can photograph them right there and then. This is a form of street photography with permission required to photograph the person rather than taking a candid picture. Lots of tips on camera technique and getting a stranger to say yes.

See more of Steve's stunning photos at https://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Myall/100049046927142/

  October 6th   Our visiting speaker is local photographer Robin Morrison: “Wildlife Photography in the South-West”. He describes his talk as follows. "The what, how and where of photographing wildlife around the three counties of Somerset, Dorset and Devon during the last few years and particularly what may be overlooked on your doorstep." For those that also enjoy the English landscape, there will be a few landscape images. Like any form of photography, getting to know your subject, understanding its habitat and behaviour is key which Robin will aim to demonstrate along with some key photographic skills.

An outline of our programme for the whole 2021/22 season is available   --->   here   <---
Young Photographer Competition 2021 - all the entries and results   --->   here   <---
Visit the South Petherton Photographers Facebook page   --->   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 2021/22      You can view all of the past challenge entries here.

Click on the   symbol below to see the entries

  July/August ‘21White-on-white ..... see the entries here    

  September ‘21Circles ..... entries by Sunday 26th September (on-line voting from Wed 29th Sept)

  October ‘21A vehicle ..... entries by Sunday 24th October (on-line voting from Wed 27th Oct)

  November ‘21Animals ..... entries by Sunday 21st November (on-line voting from Wed 24th Nov)

  December '21Winter wonderland ..... entries by Sunday 2nd January (on-line voting from Wed 5th Jan)

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  January '22Drinks ..... entries by Sunday 23rd January (on-line voting from Wed 26th Jan)

  February '22Silhouette ..... entries by Sunday 20th February (on-line voting from Wed 23rd Feb)

  March '22A Film Title ..... entries by Sunday 27th March (on-line voting from Wed 30th Mar)

  April '22From a low angle ..... entries by Sunday 24th April (on-line voting from Wed 27th Apr)

  May '22Something Mechanical ..... entries by Sunday 22nd May (on-line voting from Wed 25th May)

  June '22A Landscape ..... entries by Sunday 26th June (on-line voting from Wed 29th Jun)

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.

On-line voting: members can vote for their favourite challenge images (up to 2) each month - log into the Members' Area and follow the 'Monthly Challenges' link. The results of the vote will be announced at the following in-person club meeting (and shortly after on the club website).