Portfolio themes

Print: Shadows

PDI: Action

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

President’s Evening with Brian Dicks ARPS, DPAGB

My journey 2007-2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Underwater Photography Art & Techniques

Nick and Caroline will discuss the particular challenges that underwater photography presents, along with showing you the equipment they use to take photos whilst scuba diving. They will show their images from around the world and tell you some of the stories behind getting these shots. As photo-journalists much of their photographic work is taken with telling a story in mind and so they shoot 90% of their work in fish-eye or wide angle, getting up close with some of the largest ocean predators. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has a DipEd in teaching. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour

Tuesday, September 18 2018

Simon Palmer

Wildlife, Lion Conservation

Hand in PDI Competition 1

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

PDI Competition 1

Judged by Tony Broom CPAGB

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Darren Leeson

Street Photography

Hand in Print Competition 1

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Print competition 1

Judged by Ken Hudson CPAGB BPE3*

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

John Cartlidge

The Platinum Trail EFIAP/p  APAGB BPE5

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


A presentation of photographs by members to remember the Great War and all those that lost their lives in this and other wars

Hand in PDI Competition 2

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

PDI Competition 2

Judged by Peter Clark FRPS EFIAP/p APSA MPSA

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Robert Falconer Diploma in Photography

My first 6 years in digital after moving away from 25 years of slides, with landscapes, wildlife, sport, steam trains and aircraft

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Staffordshire Clubs Battle at Lee Hall

Judged byDave McGuire

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Scott Latham

From Explore Nature: Wildlife, protected and endangered species

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Jon Baker MFIAP, EFIAP/p and Sue Baker EFIAP, BPE 3

Landscape prints: “Not all who wander are lost”

Hand in Print Competition 2

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Print competition 2

Judged by Peter W Cheetham Hon PAGB

former PAGB President and the J S Lancaster Medal for services to Photography (HonPAGB.)

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Ken Hudson CPAGB BPE3*

From the street to the studio

Urban and Studio photography

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Social

Fun and games and a buffet

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Sarah Howard

Landscape Photography: An image seen, my thoughts and techniques

Hand in PDI Competition 3

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

PDI Competition 3

Judged by Robert Falconer, Diploma in Photography

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

John Beatty

Recent images and stories from across the world. Including; the Hindu ceremony of Kumbh Mela set on the Ganges in Allahabad, a once every 12 year gathering of 30 million pilgrims; Grizzly bears, mountains and walruses of Alaska; A flying adventure beneath Mt Everest; Eagle-hunters of Khazak Mongolia; Survival training in Scotland; The volcanic wilderness of Danikil in Northern Ethiopia; Emperor penguins of Antarctica; Rafting the Colorado River of Grand Canyon; and closer to home, John will show images from his new book Kinder Scout. The People’s Mountain

Hand in Print Competition 3

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Print Competition 3

Judged by Scott Latham from Explore Nature

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Chris Upton MFIAP, EFIAP/p

A Passion for Pictures - A broad selection of images from around the world and close to home. To achieve desired results the lecture contains many examples of developing the image both in the field and/or in post processing

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Members Evening

Hand in PDI Competition 4

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

PDI Competition 4

Judged by John Haines

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bob & Sue Moore

Even Moore & Moore Prints by Bob & Sue Moore

Bob Moore Hon.FRPS,Hon.PAGB,MPAGB,FIPF,FBIPP                         


Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Members Evening

Hand in Print Competition 4

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Print Competition 4

Judged by Jon Baker MFIAP, EFIAP/p,

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018                                         

The story behind covering the 2018 CWG in Australia, illustrated with lots of images from the 11 days of sporting action. The images will include all the technical data. I’ll explain the process of accreditation and illustrate how agencies requirements differ from amateur requirements

Hand in PDI Competition 5

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

PDI Competition 5

Judged by Tony Winfield CPAGB

Tuesday, April 02, 2019


Travelling Light: A variety of prints all captured with light weight Panasonic GX8 cameras with interchangeable lenses and without a tripod – photography for those, like me who cannot cope with a heavy weight

Hand in Print Competition 5

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Print Competition 5

Judged by Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE EFIAP ARPS

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tony Winfield CPAGB

An overview of infrared photography also explaining how infrared images can be captured using both a normal dslr camera and one that has been specially modified. The presentation is illustrated with plenty of examples and also covers production of false colour images created through channel swapping in Adobe RAW and Photoshop

Hand in Three of a Kind and Portfolio Competitions

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Member’s evening

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Darren Leeson together with James Woodend

Chalk & Cheese  -  Street, Landscapes etc

Hand in PDI Annual Competition

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

PDI Annual Competition

Judged by Mike Sharples


Hand in Print Annual Competition

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Print Annual Competition

Judged by Dr Anne Sutcliffe FRPS EFIAP PPSA

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Question and Answer evening at Renishaw Plc ,Stone

May 21, 2019

Annual General Meeting, Presentations and Social

Always an enjoyable evening to wind up the season and look forward to the next.

Officers of the Club:   

President: Brian Dicks

Vice President: Vacant

Secretary: Tessa Bramall  07790099925

Treasurer: Richard Stonier

Programme Coordinator: Anna Warrington

Publicity & Exhibitions Coordinator: Peter Storey

Print Competition Coordinator: Ken Hulse

PDI Competition Coordinator: Brian Dicks

External Competition Coordinator: Judi Dicks

Social Events Coordinator: Vacant

Webmaster, MCPF & SDAC Delegate: Brian Dicks

Noel Bennett

Libby Coulson

Steve Laycock

Tony Skidmore