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Welcome! You can find out more about our happy band right here. Visitors to our club evenings are always welcome (£3.00 - tea or coffee included): the programme is below - just come ... you will find us at the Coke Memorial Methodist Church Hall in South Petherton. Club evenings start at 7:30pm.

News, news!    (updated 23/09/2017)

    Bradford Abbas Shield 2017: Wow! Around 140 possibles on the theme of "Agriculture" came in. A group of club members will be meeting in the last week of September to whittle this down to a selection of about a dozen for final consideration - we need 10 images to enter into the competition with no more than 2 from any single club member. More on this at the October club meeting.

    Congratulations to all members who exhibited prints at our annual 'Photoday' Exhibition In total we had around 315 images in the display and many favourable comments were received from people who came. And we also sold over 50 calendars, prompting a second print run to meet demand in the run up to the new year - better hurry if you haven't got yours!

    October 4th Visiting speaker: local photographer and renowned teller of stories of his life as a photographer and wheelchair user, Mike Birbeck is giving an illustrated talk about his images of New York. The challenge for reviewing this month is 'A Song Title'. We'll also look at our short list of entries for the Bradford Abbas Shield competition.

    November 1st Visiting speaker: Ben Maliphant has recently been making a splash in the Bristol area taking hundreds of still images and combining them to make time-lapse 'films'. Ben will talk to us about the techniques he uses and will showcase his work. The challenge for reviewing this month is 'River Crossing'. Hopefully, we'll also have some good news to report from the Bradford Abbas Shield competition.

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.
You can view entries from past 2016/17 challenges and earlier here.

Challenge topics and deadlines 2017/18

    September ‘17 ‐ A Song Title - entries by Sunday October 1st

    October ‘17 ‐ River Crossing - entries by Sunday October 29th

    November/December ‘17 ‐ A Pub with Character - entries by Sunday
  January 7th

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    January '18 ‐ A Letter of the Alphabet - entries by Sunday
  February 4th

    February '18 ‐ Misty - entries by Sunday March 4th

    March '18 ‐ Macro/Close-Up Image - entries by Sunday April 1st

    April '18 ‐ Sepia Image - entries by Sunday April 29th

    May '18 ‐ Coast - entries by Sunday June 3rd

Entries: (please make no smaller than 1Mb and no larger than 2Mb) can be e-mailed to

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