Programme of Events

Updated 6th November 2020

As a result of COVID-19, our planned programme of face-to-face events has been suspended for the time being. 

We have organised successful online lectures and a DPI competition and now it is clear that COVID restrictions are likely to be here for there a long time, we are beginning to arrange more online events. 

Events below in grey did not happen or are unlikely to happen in a face-to-face form.

Keep watching for remote events by email or by web conference, and perhaps when the advice is clearer in the coming weeks or months it may be possible to arrange out-door photoshoots away from densely populated areas, provided this can be done within current health guidance. See updates on the News page.

Many apologies for any disappointment.

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.

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 Thursday 20th February - Club night - practical ::   Come along with your camera, and if you have polarising filters for your lens bring those with you also.  If you have a tripod that may be handy to have with you also.  The evening will be split between some practical activity prior to our break looking at polarised light images and focus issues, and then we shall delve into some example workflows with one or two popular image processors after our break.  

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 - postponed due to coronavirus

Monday 6th April - TBC - Tripod with E Ipswich / Halesworth @ Fram (judge:Mike Cowling) - postponed due to coronavirus

Thursday 16th April - Print Competition (open subject), judged - postponed due to coronavirus

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

Thursday 21st May - Club night - walk about (TBA) - postponed due to coronavirus

Thursday 18th June - DPI Competition (open subject), judged.  - postponed due to coronavirus
                Note: we now ask for entries sized to 1920 x 1200 pixels.  See Submitting DPI files

Thursday 2nd July - Beginners/Improvers session 3 - postponed due to coronavirus

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

Thursday 23rd July - Club ZOOM presentation by Julian Elliott _ Patagonia.  Julian will be giving an on-line presentation about some of his professional exploits photographing Patagonia for a luxury cruise liner.  Not to be missed !!

Wed 19th - Sat 22nd August - Exhibition (dates and details to be confirmed) - postponed due to coronavirus

Thursday 20th August - Now that lock down has been eased for those not at risk, and social distancing measures put in place (see recent email from our chairman with respect to recommended rules in EAF clubs), some of the club members have spoken about getting out and about again to continue our passion for photography.  Nigel is going 'walkabout' at Leiston Abbey and Westleton Heath  on the evening of 20th August to capture some evening black and white images of the Abbey ruins between 18:00hrs and 18:45hrs and then moving on to Westleton Heath to try and get some sunset images over the Heather from 19:00hrs through the golden hour to sunset at 20:00hrs and if the skies are kind some of the magic blue hour pastel skies until about 20:45hrs.   If anyone would like to do similar and would like some company let us know.  Note please be advised that if you do intend to go along, access is relatively easy with very close car parking in both locations, but the Abbey is uneven grass to wander around, so some good footwear is in order. And, of course be prepared for bad weather with appropriate clothes and drinks, etc.

Thursday 17th September - Print competition (themed, judge: Andy Swain)  - To be held via a ZOOM online meeting watch for details in your email inbox.

Thursday 1st October - Beginners/Improvers session 4 - hopefully an online event, watch this space for details

Thursday 15th October - AGM and Barton Cup - online if we can manage it.  Note that at the AGM we normally set the subscriptions for the following year.  At the last committee meeting it was agreed to recommend that due to coronavirus severely limiting this years programme, subs will be carried forward into next year ; so no excuse not to continue to be a member !!

Monday 2nd November -Tripod with Woodbridge and Wickham Market, hosted by Fram at Brandeston. - we are working with other clubs to determine if this can go ahead online.

Thursday 12th November - DPI Competition (open), judged.  Entries are different to usual. Please email entries, which should be sized to 1600x1200 pixels, to simon.garrett@simongarrett.uk.  Entries should reach Simon by Saturday 7th November.  Sorry for the short notice. Details of the Zoom session on the 12th will be emailed out to members ahead of the meeting. 

Thursday 19th November - Speaker:  Harry Read, talking about his photographic wild adventures.  See https://www.harryreadphotography.co.uk/ for a taste of quite how wild some of his adventures are! We have arranged a Zoom meeting by Jerry Webb, who will be running a workshop entitled “Breaking the Rules in Photography”.  The talk by Harry Read we hope to reschedule next year.

December - Christmas supper - rather unlikely, I'm afraid.