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 05/09/2018)

  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).

  September 8th:   Annual Photographic Exhibition: at the Blake Hall, South Petherton from 10am until 4pm. We're expecting about 200 images to be exhibited - do come - bring your friends - free entry, great photos, advice on cameras and composition, demonstrations of photo editing software, SPPS South Petherton calendar on sale, refreshments .... what's not to like?!
Bradford Abbas images 2017

  October 3rd:   Visiting speaker Stephen Spraggon will treat us to some of his work with landscape photography. Stephen is a local photographer with an extensive portfoloio of simply fabulous images from all around but most notably Somerset, Devon and Dorset (visit his on-line gallery at www.spraggonphotography.co.uk/gallery/).

  Bradford Abbas Shield 2018:   The theme for this year's inter-club competition is 'Shadows'. The competition is in late October so there is still time to submit images for selection - and as there cannot be more than 2 images from any one photographer there is plenty of opportunity for your images to be used.

    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.
[Hover your mouse pointer over the image to view its details: click for an enlarged view.]

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 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 ..... see the entries here    

  March '18 ‐ Macro/Close-Up Image ..... see the entries here    

  April '18 ‐ Sepia Image ..... see the entries here    

  May '18 ‐ Coast ..... see the entries here    

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  August ‘18 ‐ Shadows ..... entries by Sunday August 26th

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.