Programme of Events

Updated 6th December 2019

The programme is subject to change - check before each event!

Regular club meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Brandeston Village Hall (IP13 7AD), but note that some meetings are on other days.

Please arrive by 7:15 for a prompt start at 7:30.  New members always welcome - just come along and say hello. Click on the above Village Hall link for directions.

2019 programme (dates for 2020 below)

Thursday 10th January - Beginners and Improvers Session 1.  These sessions are aimed especially at new and improving photographers, but hey, we're all improving!  (Jim and Nigel)

Thursday 17th January - Club Night. Open Print Competition. No external judge, workshop style. Assessments based on set of criteria. (Jim/Simon)

Monday 28th January 7pm for 7.30pm start - Tripod with Stowmarket and Wymondham at Stowmarket (Hillside Community Centre IP14 2BD).  8 print, 8 DPI  (Co-ordinator tba)

Thursday 21st February - Club Night. Practical session on a particular subject. Bring camera and tripod, and come prepared to do a bit of shooting outside. Warm clothes would be a good idea!  (Nigel/Jim)

Thursday 21st March - Club Night. Speaker Gillian Allard.  Gillian is a profession photographer, and won the 2017 Sky Arts "Master of Photography" award.  Her photography is wonderful (see and she will be talking about her work.  (Simon)

Thursday 4th April - moved to 2nd May: Beginners and Improvers Session 2.  (Jim/Nigel)

Thursday 11th April - Tripod with E. Ipswich/Halesworth at Framlingham, judge will be Mike Lloyd from Beccles CC - 8 prints and 8 DPIs from each club (arranged by Halesworth).  (Co-ordinator tba)

Thursday 18th April - Club Night. Print Competition (Open). Judge to be arranged.  (Co-ordinator tba)

Thursday 2nd May - Beginners and Improvers Session 2 (moved from 4th April).  (Jim/Nigel)

Thursday 9th May - Club Night (moved from 16th). Walkabout, venue tba.  (Co-ordinator tba)

Thursday 16th May - Tripod with Bungay and Beccles, at Beccles - 15 prints from each club.  (Co-ordinator tba)

Thursday 20th June - Club Night. DPI Competition (Open). Judged.  (Co-ordinator tba)

Thursday 4th July - Beginners and Improvers Session 3.  (Jim/Nigel)

Thursday 18th July - Club Night. Print Competition. Non Judged.  (Co-ordinator tba)

Thursday 15th August - Club Night. Walkabout - Framlingham Castle and Mere, Meet 7pm New Road carpark (just behind Café 221B). Bring camera, batteries, tripod, torch, etc and lots of enthusiasm.  (Co-Ordinator - Nigel)

Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th September - Annual Exhibition in the Unitarian Church, Framlingham.  Set up on Wednesday.  (Cara + everyone else to help!)

Thursday 19th September - Club Night. Print Competition (theme: "Street").  Up to two colour and two black-and-white as usual; this was incorrectly labelled as black-and-white only originally, sorry for that. Judged.  (Co-ordinator Cara): -   Results available here

Thursday 10th October - Beginners and Improvers Session 4.  (Jim/Nigel)  This evening will be taking a look at some basic post processing methods using Photoshop Elements and NIK collection, and if time allows a  demonstration and practice of mounting prints.

Thursday 17th October - AGM and Barton Cup.

Friday 1st November - Tripod with Woodbridge/Wickham Market (at Wickham Market Village Hall).  Results here.

Thursday 14th November - Club Night. DPI Competition (theme: "Golden Hour"). Judged.  (Co-ordinator Simon)

Thursday 21st November - Guest speaker: Ruth Grindrod.  Ruth is a terrific landscape photographer based in Norfolk.  Some of her wide range of work can be seen at  (Co-ordinator tba)

Friday 13th December - Christmas Dinner (Kingfishers).  Contact Cara asap if you would like to come but haven't yet put your name down. 

2020 programme

Thursday 9th January - Beginners/Improvers session 1.  These sessions are aimed especially at new and improving photographers, but we're all improving and there's usually something useful for everyone. 

Thursday 16th January - Alan S Workshop on image evaluation

Wednesday 29th January - Tripod with Stowmarket and Wymondham at Stowmarket (Stowupland Village Hall), 7pm for 7.30pm.  8 print, 8 DPI

Thursday 20th February - Club night - practical (TBA)

Thursday 19th March - Speaker - Chris and Karen Coe: "Visual Story Telling".  Chris and Karen founded and run Travel Photographer of the Year.

Thursday 2nd April - Beginners/Improvers session 2

Monday 6th April - TBC - Tripod with E Ipswich / Halesworth @ Fram

Thursday 16th April - Print Competition (open subject), judged

Wednesday 13th May - Tripod with Bungay and Beccles at Bungay. 15 prints from each club.  (Judge: Andy Swain)

Thursday 21st May - Club night - walk about (TBA)

Thursday 18th June - DPI Competition (open subject), judged

Thursday 2nd July - Beginners/Improvers session 3

Thursday 16th July - Club night, members image critique.  Bring along prints and we critique each other's work (constructively!).

Thursday 20th August - walk-about

Wed 2nd - Sat 5th September - Exhibition (dates to be confirmed)

Thursday 17th September - Print competion (themed), judged

Thursday 1st October - Beginners/Improvers session 4

Thursday 15th October - AGM and Barton Cup

Monday 2nd November -Tripod with Woodbridge and Wickham Market, hosted by Fram at Brandeston.

Thursday 12th November - DPI Competition (themed), judged

Thursday 19th November - Speaker:  Harry Read, talking about his photographic wild adventures.  See for a taste of quite how wild some of his adventures are!

December - Christmas supper - TBA