Wednesday, 18thNovember at 8.00pm
Chris Hutchinson – ‘Landscape with Figures’

In “Landscape with Figures”, Chris will talk about the project which he started in about 2000.  
Looking for a challenge, Chris decided to explore the idea of capturing images of the human body in new ways.  This turned out to be more testing than he expected; after all, people have been photographing the human body since photography was invented nearly 200 years ago, so how do you find a new angle?  In his research into this question, Chris came across the work of the American optical surgeon Howard Schatz (see, and decided to try to build on this work by photographing the body underwater. 
His talk on 18thNovember will tell us about this project: what led to it, how it worked out and what came afterwards.  Some pictures have been published, sold and exhibited.  Some contain nudity!
Chris is a member of Yateley Camera Club and an SPA Judge.  He has held solo exhibitions and had pictures accepted in a number of salons as well as Camera Club exhibitions, but he says that he has never got around to applying for distinctions!   
Come along on zoom to what should be a very good talk!
How do I take part?
We will be sending participants the Zoom meeting link on the day of the meeting
Members will receive the link on the day as a matter of course.
Non-members are very welcome but must register either on here or Eventbrite here.  There is a Guest Fee of £2.50 for non-members.
Any questions or problems, please email
Fred Barrington ARPS AFIAP
“An Opportunistic Snapper in the UK”
Last month Fred presented a wide variety of his recent images, mainly taken in London, covering Architecture, People, Patterns and some Nature. Fred’s work is always enjoyable for its versatility, very high quality and the special way he has of “seeing”. His presentation was much appreciated by those present.   You can see more of Fred’s work on Flickr, on his website and on Instagram.
Wednesday, 16th December at 8pm: ONLINE via ZOOM
Members Christmas Competition: “Contrast or Contrasts”
Normally this is our Christmas Competition and Social.  The “Social” aspect may be a challenge this year on zoom, but pull up a chair, log into zoom (link will be sent to you) and relax for an evening of pictures and (friendly?) competition. 
This year’s theme is “Contrast or Contrasts”.  Gerald Kitiyakara has kindly agreed to be our Judge.  Each Member is invited to submit up to three digital images, taken in 2020.  The key rules are:  entries must be on topic, your own work and should have been taken this year. For more details including what is required and how to enter, see the website here.

Join on or before December 11th  2020 you will pay just £15 for the period December ‘20 to March ’21.
Normally our Christmas Competition and Annual Exhibition are open only to those who have been Members during the Year.  Because 2020 has been very different, If you join on or before December 11th, you will be able to compete in our Christmas Competition (December 16th), to take part in all remaining meetings this year (see here for details) and to exhibit at our Annual Exhibition, usually in February and for which a small additional fee is charged to cover costs. 

We (in particular Gokhan and Judy) are trying very hard to keep the website current and up-to-date. The one section which is lagging behind is the section relating to Members’ Galleries.  Would Members please update their galleries by sending us up to 10 of their best, preferably recent, images.  Please send them to this Dropbox if you wish (you do not need a Dropbox Account to use it).  Images should illustrate the range of your work and/or your special interests, but not be the same as those in our 2020 Exhibition:  these are shown separately under Exhibitions.  
Some Clubs are welcoming guests to their Zoom Meetings, many with excellent speakers:   here are some which have arrived in my inbox recently:

23rdNovember (via Zoom).  Guildford Camera Club invite you to a talk by Andy Sands: ‘Techniques in Wildlife Photography’.  Guest Fee £5.00.  Bookings and more details via Eventbrite here. Andy Sands’ website here.

24thNovember (via Zoom).  One of RPS London’s regular monthly meetings includes a 45-minute presentation from RTPS Member Mike Woodmanfollowed by picture-sharing.  Free. Non-Members welcome.  Bookings essential.  Here’s the link.

 15thDecember (via Zoom).  Ashford Camera Club invite you to a talk by James Kerwin on ‘Abandoned Architecture’.  Guest Fee £3.00.  Tickets are limited but to request a place e-mail  Ashford Camera Club here.   James Kerwin’s work can be viewed here

The SPA Facebook page is a good source of information for events being run by other SPA clubs, to which guests are invited: link here.

RPS Bristol HQ has many talks and events running online: many are free for Members and at nominal cost for non-members. For talks try this link to see what’s on offer.

If you have not already done so, it’s well worth subscribing to PAGB e-news at
We hope to see many of you at our next meeting.  
Meanwhile, Stay Well and Stay Safe!

Judy, Secretary