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Isle of Thanet Photography Society

Programme 2023/24

All meetings start at 7:30pm at the Portland Centre apart from the annual exhibition at York Street Gallery, Ramsgate

7    Welcome back and Members' "Out and About" images

       Deadline for summer project PDI entries

14    Summer project Competition

        Judge:  Members Panel

21    Guest Speaker: William Cheung FRPS

        Topic: My Passion for Photography

         Deadline for 1st PDI Competition entries

28    1st PDI Open Competition

         Judge: Ian Howard


5    Guest Speakers: David Silk and Mick Dodsworth

      Topic: Slides...the forgotten medium 

12    Skills evening - Preparing PDI images and prints for competition

        Host: David Silk

19    Guest Speaker: Julian Cottrell

       Topic: A Photographer's Life - Why Photography


26   Guest Speaker: Paul Parkinson ARPS CPAGB BPE3

        Topic: A Short-ish Walk through Long Exposure

        Deadline for 2nd PDI Competition entries


2     2nd PDI Competition

       Programme Change -- Judge: Julian Cottrell 

9     Guest Speaker: John Draper

        Topic: Nature and Landscape  Photography, Sandwich Bay

16    Guest Speaker: David Silk

        Topic: Photography on the Edge - Iceland and India

         Entries for 1st Print Competition to be handed in

23    1st Print Open Competition

         Judge: Chris Shore

30    Guest Speaker: David Jenner

        Topic: Commercial Image Making

        Deadline for Set Subject Competition entries

7       Set Subject Competition [PDI only] - Faith Buildings

         Judge: James Foad LRPS

14      Christmas Social at the Portland Centre


4       Members Evening

         Topic: My 5 favourite photographs taken in 2023

         PDI's to be brought along on the evening

11      Guest Speakers: Laura Drury LRPS and Rod Giddins

         Topics: Camera Clickery (Laura) and The Silk Roads (Rod)

         Deadline for 3rd PDI Competition entries

18      3rd PDI Open Competition

         Judge: George Pearson ARPS

25     Guest Speaker: David Keep FRPS

         Topic: Underwater Photography; from swimming pools to sharks


  1      Skills Evening: Photoshop/Lightroom/Affinity and more


         Hosts: David Silk and John Sammonds

         Entries for the 2nd Print Competition to be handed in

8       2nd Open Print Competition

         Judge: Peter Barnett

15     Programme Change  Guest Speaker: Ken Butcher


         Topic:  The Canadian Rockies


22     Guest Speaker: Thomas Peck


         Topic: What is a Portrait?


29     Programme Change Skills evening: Creating Panoramas in Lightroom and Photoshop

         Host: John Draper


7       Set Subject Competition - Print Panel

         Judge: David Silk

         Prints for this competition to be brought along on the evening

14      Guest Speaker: Rowena Relf

         Topic: A (very brief) History of Margate through photographs and postcards

21      Programme Change  Guest Speaker: David Silk

         Topic: Alternate Analogue Techniques and different types of cameras




4        Chairman's Evening

          Host: Andy Shaw

          Deadline for 4th PDI Competition

11       4th PDI Open Competition

          Judge: Cherry Larcome EFIAP ARPS DPAGK BPE*5

18       Member's Evening: Analogue Group Presentation

          Host: David Silk

25      Inter-club competition: IOTPS, Folkestone and Ashford


          To be held at the Portland Centre

          Judge: Paul Parkinson ARPS CPAGB BPE3


2       Guest Speaker: Robert Canis ARPS

          Topic: Passion Projects



          Entries for 3rd Print Competition to be handed in

9        3rd Print Open Competition

          Judge: Helen Taylor

          Deadline for Mick Talbot Trophy Competition PDI entries


16      The Mick Talbot Trophy Competition: Portraits


          Judge: Laura Drury LRPS


23     Guest Speaker: Ian Howard


         Topic: The Philosophy of Your Photography


30     Member's Evening: The Print Knock-out Competition


         Host: David Silk




6       Annual General Meeting, Awards and more


         Host: Andy Shaw


12-19 Annual Exhibition, York Street Gallery, Ramsgate



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