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 22/04/2024)


  Bradford Abbas Shield 2023:   The Club made a very decent showing - 3rd place - out of 5, but only 1 point behind 2nd place, and just 2 points behind 1st place shows what a close competition it was. Congratulations to Shaftsbury Camera Club who were the winners. Congratulations also go to Steve Cooper for his photo "Afternoon on the Levels" which was out top scorer with 18 points. (Click on any image in the slideshow to see it enlarged).

The theme for the 2024 competition has now been decided: "Trees" ..... which, for the avoidance of doubt, means: "One tree or more or part thereof". So, there we are - let's get out there taking some photos - there's trees in all seasons of the year to choose from!

  Club Meetings:   meetings have resumed with in-person sessions at the Methodist Church Hall on the first Wednesday of the month and Zoom meetings on the third Wednesdays. One of the unexpected lessons of the last year has been that we can get some very good speakers from more distant places on a greater range of topics by going on-line. You can see the full programme using the link below.
Bradford Abbas images 2023 - 'Sky'



Visitors are welcome to join us for in-person and/or for zoom meetings - please e-mail for further details. Meanwhile our Monthly Challenges continue to run on-line with the images also being shown at our 1st Wednesday club nights.

  April Challenge: "A Townscape   See all 32 entries here.
See a summary of the results of voting on the challenge here:     as a video:   --->   mp4     or     as a pdf:   --->   pdf

The winning entry was this beautifully captured moment by Jenny Wade "Rainy Days" - and haven't we had plenty of those already. Jenny's use of monochrome adds greatly to the feel of the photo, and expertly directs attention to the two figures in the foreground without any distractions from the flags and bunting which decorate the scene.



  Please remember that we have relocated to the Blake Hall South Petherton for our face-to-face meetings: it is located in the 'The Square' in the centre of the village, between The Brewers Arms and St Peter and St Paul's church. TA13 5BT for your sat-nav. There is usually plenty of parking in the streets close by. Please note that there is a significant staircase to negotiate from the main entrance - there is a chair lift, so please let us know if you need any assistance gaining access.



  June 5th   "Walking the SW Coast Path". with Gary Holpin. Gary first got into photography after walking the whole of the South West Coast Path: he was so disappointed that his photos didn't do justice to the beautiful coastal scenery that he decided to walk all 630 miles all over again, but this time to also teach himself photography along the way! Move on a few years later and Gary finds himself as a professional photographer, widely published and with landscape photos which have won national awards.


See more of Gary's work here: https://www.garyholpin.co.uk/


Programme 2023-4 ...... What's coming up?   --- >   here   <---
Visit the South Petherton Photographers Facebook page   --->   here   <---




    South Petherton Calendar 2024


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: Steve Cooper, Pam Goodey, Derek Groves, James McInnes, Liz Randall, Jan Stanton, Jenny Wade and Robert Williams - and to the editor, James McInnes.

2025 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 2023/24      You can view all of the past challenge entries here.

Click on the   symbol below to see the entries

  July/August ‘23Sky ..... see the entries here    

  September ‘23Horses ..... see the entries here    

  October ‘23Fruit ..... see the entries here    

  November ‘23Leaves ..... see the entries here    

  December '23Cutlery ..... see the entries here    

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  January '24Stormy Weather ..... see the entries here    

  February '24Light & Shadow ..... see the entries here    

  March '24Arches ..... see the entries here    

  April '24A Townscape ..... see the entries here    

  May '24Vibrant ..... see the entries here    

  June '24Single Bloom ..... entries by Sunday 23rd Jun (on-line voting from Wed 26th Jun)

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.

On-line voting: members can vote for their favourite challenge images (up to 2) each month - log into the Members' Area and follow the 'Monthly Challenges' link. The results of the vote will be announced at the following in-person club meeting (and shortly after on the club website).