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Photographic Society ?

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 02/11/2017)

    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).

    November Meeting:   Many thanks to Ben Maliphant for an inspiring and entertaining evening. As promised he has e-mailed as follows with links to some of the time-lapse work which has inspired him:-

"The first video I saw, and the video which made me want to give it a try - Yosemite HD
A faster edit by one of my current favourite timelapsers, a Belgian living in Sydney - Australian Skies
The bewilderingly complicated and fast work of Rob Whitworth - Dubai Flow Motion
And of course, here's a link to my own Portishead II
I hope you're all inspired to go and give it a try, if you do have any further questions or examples, feel free to get in touch at:
Facebook -
Website -
Instagram -
Email -    Many thanks, Ben.

    December 6th:   Annual dinner at the Brewers Arms (7pm for 7:30pm - partners welcome) - click here for the menu/prices. We have a maximum of 30 places and meal choices must be made in advance. Please e-mail Dave Simpson ( for further information and/or to book your place ... if you haven't already paid please bring a cheque made out to 'South Petherton Photographic Society' with you on the night.

    January 10th:   On this occasion we meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The theme for the evening is photographic composition. As well as that our challenge is "A Pub with Character" and we'll show your favourite 3 images from 2017 ..... not necessarily the best technically, but the ones you like most for whatever reason (please bring your images on a memory stick).

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
Click on the symbol below to see the entries.

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

    September ‘17 ‐ A Song Title ..... see the entries here    

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

    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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