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 26/02/2018)

  Bradford Abbas Shield 2017:   Wow! SPPS came in as a clear winner, ahead of Dorchester, Sherbourne Bradford Abbas, Wincanton and Yeovil camera clubs. Congratulations to all whose photographs made up our entry - thanks as well to all members who submitted images and gave us so many great photos to select our final 10 from. (Click on any image in the slideshow to see it enlarged).

  March 7th:   Devon photographer, Paul Jones, will lead us on a practical evening of macro/close-up photography - bring your camera and tripod; bring your macro lens if you have one; check out your camera manual for the 'macro' setting if it has one. Our challenge is "Misty".

  April 4th:   An evening of two halves. For the main course Andy Lord will show us how to take old monochrome images and colourise them; for seconds Steve Harrison will demo how you can set up a members image gallery on the club website. Our challenge is a macro/close-up image - well it would be, wouldn't it following our practical evening in March.
Bradford Abbas images 2017

  Stop Press - Bradford Abbas Shield 2018:   The theme for this year's inter-club competition is 'Shadows' - we have a winner's shield to defend! The competition is in late October and we shall be calling for members' images to be submitted sometime in August onwards.

    South Petherton Calendar 2018

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 of South Petherton and around this year: Joan Apps, Richard Bickerstaff, Steve Harrison, Bob Mercer, and Liz Randall - and to the editor, John Nicholson.
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2019 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 images to calendar@southpethertonphotoclub.org.uk for collation and possible selection.

    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 2016/17 challenges and earlier here

Challenge topics and deadlines 2017/18      (Click on the symbol below to see the entries)

  August ‘17 ‐ Agriculture ..... see the entries here    

  September ‘17 ..... see the entries here    

  October ‘17 ‐ River Crossing ..... see the entries here    

  November/December ‘17 ‐ A Pub with Character ..... see the entries here    

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  January '18 ‐ A Letter of the Alphabet ..... see the entries here    

  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 - 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 challenges@southpethertonphotoclub.org.uk.
Click here for the rules of the Monthly Challenge competition.