Welcome


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 11/01/2019)





  Bradford Abbas Shield 2018:   A great 'Shadows' effort by our members; we ended up ahead of Yeovil and Wincanton, just one point behind Shaftsbury, and 8 points behind the winners Sherbourne Bradford Abbas. Congratulations to them. Congratulations as well to all whose photographs made up our entry - and thanks 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).


  February 6th:   We are back to meeting on first Wednesdays of the month with a very timely presentation from award-winning photographer and author Tony Worobiec. Tony will show us how there's no such thing as bad weather for photography ..... too little light? too much light? too flat and grey? .... these are just challenges to see your way past and still capture that evocative landscape image. Tony's talk is "Photographing Landscapes Whatever the Weather". Our Challenge for this meeting follows on from Steve Cooper's presentation on phone cameras before Christmas: "An Image Taken on Your Phone or Tablet".
Bradford Abbas images 2018



For a fore-taste of Tony's fabulous landscapes, see his gallery at https://www.tonyworobiec.com/gallery.html.


  March 6th:   This meeting features two of our own members. First up, James McInnes explains "How I Go About Taking Photographs". If you are thinking maybe it's time to get more creative and take the camera off auto, James has some insights into 'seeing' the image and thinking out what steps to take with your camera in order to get it. It certainly works for him. Second up is David Simpson with his 'Theme Time' presentation of images to do with 'Water'. Our challenge for viewing this month is "Fireworks".


An outline of our programme for the whole 2018/19 season is available here (opens in a pop-up window).




    South Petherton Calendar 2019


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: Barry Apps, Steve Cooper, Steve Harrison, James McInnes, John Nicholson, Liz Randall and David Simpson - and to the editor, James McInnes. In case of doubt about what exactly the TA13 area is, click here for a map.

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

2020 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 .
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    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 2018/19      (Click on the symbol below to see the entries)

  August ‘18 ‐ Shadows ..... see the entries here    

  September ‘18 ‐ Colourful ..... see the entries here    

  October ‘18 ‐ On the Street ..... see the entries here    

  November ‘18 ‐ Seen Better Days ..... see the entries here    

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  December '18/January '19 ‐ An image taken on your Phone or Tablet ..... entries by Sunday February 3rd

  February '19 ‐ Fireworks ..... entries by Sunday March 3rd

  March '19 ‐ Signs of Spring ..... entries by Sunday March 31st

  April '19 ‐ TA13 Trough the Year* ..... entries by Sunday April 28th

  May '19 ‐ Music ..... entries by Sunday June 2nd

* In case of doubt about what exactly the TA13 area is, click here for a map.

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.