Towcester Camera Club Programme

Towcester Camera Club meets on alternate Wednesday evenings at the St Michael’s Church Rooms in Silverstone from 8:00 - 10:00pm (gather from 7:30). We warmly welcome anybody who enjoys photography as a hobby.
Our members have a very wide range of photographic interests and ability and most find that they thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to share ideas and to learn techniques from each other and from visiting speakers, either before the formal session starts, during the midway break, or at the end of the session.
The Club updates its programme twice a year and aims to cater to a spread of interests, mixing external speakers with informal, participative member sessions.
We are always keen to hear from people keen to show their work or demonstrate new techniques.

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Programme of Events ~ 2018

10th January 2018

David Wilkie - A Demonstration of mounting and framing techniques

David runs a very local framing business and produces some quite unusual and attractively presented work.

Unfortunately, some of the kit that he uses is much too big to bring into a meeting for a live demo but he will show us a varied selection of the type of work he does and will demonstrate some of his techniques using a more portable setup.

As many of you will know, the club does own a mount cutter which is available for members to borrow and use. David has volunteered to do a practical mount cutting demonstration with it and will guide us through how it can be used for best effect.


24th January 2018

A joint meeting with the Northants Natural History Society

Following last year’s successful meeting, we have invited NNHS members to join us for a return visit. 

This will be a social meeting where each club shares and enjoys a selection of each other’s work.

You are invited to bring along 2 or 3 images to share.


7th February 2018

David West - Iceland:Winter Images and Macro

David says that he will cover two subjects in this talk: winter images in the first half and then in the second half he will warm things up with variety of images, both large and small from Iceland's many different geothermal areas.  

It's actually the "small" geothermal images that fascinate him most.  David doesn't have a macro lens, but there are many wonderful images to be found just by looking down and going in close.


21st February 2018

Guy Edwardes - Seeing the Light – 25 Years of Nature and Landscape Photography Techniques

Ticketed Public Event open to Non-Members

Towcester Camera Club is delighted to welcome acclaimed photographer Guy Edwardes to present to us and our guests at the Towsetrians Sports Club, Nr Towcester.  Guy Edwardes, an extremely talented landscape photographer will present insiprational images that will absolutely blow you away if you have never seen any of his work before!

Please visit the Public Events page for more information and to purchase tickets.

**PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT VENUE** - Towcestrians Sports Club, Greens Norton Road. Towcester


7th March 2018

John Creland - Light Trails - A Practical Indoor Session


21st March 2018

Chris Forster - The Journey after ABPE (Associateship of British Photographic Exhibitions)

Chris will talk to us about entering National Exhibitions

ABPE and FBPE are awards of British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE) and they are based on the results from entering certain national exhibitions. Chris wanted to show us how these exhibitions differ from normal camera club competitions and how entering them can challenge and improve keen photographers.

The BPE consists of about 20 member exhibitions, organised either by individual camera clubs or by groups of clubs in the same geographical area. Photographers who have already achieved the BPE’s top “Crown” award can go on to achieve the Associateship (ABPE) award and then the Fellowship (FBPE) award and become entitled to use the relevant letters after their name. The awards “are designed to indicate consistent achievement of the highest standard over a substantial period of time”.