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Programme for 2017-2018 (subject to change)
P* A tick in this column indicates that the event is open to the general public.
A small charge of £3 is payable at the door to cover costs, unless stated otherwise.

Date Event (Click on underlined text for more details) Event Description Location P*
Mon 04 Sep 2017 Welcome evening with a slide show of members photographs. A short talk by our chairman to get us started for the new season including a run through of the new seasons programme followed by a social evening. Photographs taken by our members during the last season will be projected during the evening. Parkwood
Tue 12 Sep 2017 A/V Talk by Tonbridge Creative Camera A/V Team. Getting the new season talks off to a great start - a long overdue talk on the art of Audio/Video presentations. Most people do not realise that A/V is possible with the gear they currently use. This evenings talk is by the Tonbridge Creative Camera advanced A/V team. The talk includes A/V presentations and includes some of their gear set-up for Parkwood members to see first-hand what gear captured the images. Parkwood Tick
Fri 15 Sep 2017 Parkwood Challenge - Day 1 Day 1 of 3 shooting for total of 3 images to be entered into the Parkwood Challenge. It is an open theme shot within the set area which this year is within a 5 mile radius of Canterbury Cathedral. 5 miles radius of Canterbury Cathedral
Sat 16 Sep 2017 Parkwood Challenge - Day 2 Day 2 of 3 shooting for images to be entered into the Parkwood Challenge. 5 miles radius of Canterbury Cathedral
Sun 17 Sep 2017 Parkwood Challenge - Day 3 Day 3 of 3 shooting for images to be entered into the Parkwood Challenge. 5 miles radius of Canterbury Cathedral
Mon 18 Sep 2017 Member's print competition/Parkwood Cup round 1 judged by Darren Woolway Bring your prints along on the evening to be judged by Darren. This year as part of the changes made in the wake of the members survey, this print competion will become round 1 of the clubs Parkwood Cup competition for 2018. Note that just for tonight, the images do not have to be properly mounted to be entered. Future rounds will need to be mounted. The 23rd October talk on mounting. will give the info necessary to use the clubs mount cutter to best effect for the future rounds. Parkwood
Mon 25 Sep 2017 David Jenner In the first part David presents his unique Night & Day Panoramic images that take anything up to 100 hours to produce one very special image which have to be seen to be believed. Thousands of photographs blended together to make one seamless image that goes from day into night. In the second part, David also presents his amazing award winning portfolio that has seen his work pick up numerous awards. Parkwood Tick
Mon 02 Oct 2017 Studio Evening Studio Evening with models. Small fee to take part. The club has hired professional models for this evening, come along and get some excellent images. Parkwood
Tue 10 Oct 2017 Dave Mason - I shoot People. Dave Mason comes to parkwood to give his talk on street photography. Dave comes highly recommended and is giving his signature talk this evening. Parkwood Tick
Mon 16 Oct 2017 Parkwood Challenge judging evening. Judged by Ray Bridges LRPS CPAGB ADPS BPE3* Projected images from the Parkwood Challenge weekend will be judged this evening by Ray Bridges. The three images per member shot over the weekend of 15-17 September 2017. Parkwood
Mon 23 Oct 2017 Image mounting - a professionals techniques? This evening we have a professional framer from Francis Iles Gallery in Rochester High Street who will be giving us the lowdown on how to get great results when mounting your images. Whether it is that special image you want on the wall, or mounting prints for competitions, you will know what to do after this evenings talk. Now the Parkwood Cup includes two print rounds, this information will be useful for those members wanting to participate in the Parkwood Cup. Parkwood Tick
Mon 30 Oct 2017 Talk and demonstration on composite images by our own Dave Belsham. As many of you know, Dave managed a record breaking clean-sweep of the top three places in the Parkwood composite competition and has kindly agreed to give us a talk and demonstration on his methods for creating his excellent composites. Today is also the last day for members to send or give their entries for round 2 of the Parkwood Cup to Dave Belsham. Parkwood
Mon 06 Nov 2017 Parkwood Cup round 2 judged by Clive Tanner. FRPS MPAGB APAGB Round 2 of 5 of the prestigious Parkwood Cup PDI competition. At the end of round 5, the combined scores for all rounds are totalled, and the results announced. An inscribed cup is awarded to the outright winner. Parkwood
Tue 14 Nov 2017 Parkwood Round 2 Appraisal with Kev Bell LRPS A review of 'Parkwood Cup' R2 images - an appraisal of individual images will be provided for those requesting constructive critique. Parkwood
Mon 20 Nov 2017 Talk by Zoe Garnham-Archer: Kenya via Snowdonia and Everest A travel log about Zoe's journey from training to climbing Mount Kenya. The evening includes lots of pictures and some sad and funny stories along the way. Parkwood Tick
Mon 27 Nov 2017 Studio lighting group evening Practical studio lighting group evening. Participants will be split into small groups and will set-up and use the studio lights to photograph each other thereby building members knowledge of portrait photography techniques. Assistance will be given if needed, Parkwood
Mon 04 Dec 2017 Composite Competition judged by Kirsty Ralfs ARPS A DPI competition where members entries are made up of components from multiple images. This is a stand alone competition and does not contribute towards the Parkwood Cup. Parkwood
Tue 12 Dec 2017 Table-top photography evening A chance to practice your table top photography skills with the help and guiidance of more experienced members of the club. Studio lights will be set up for members to use and a table will also be set up so members can use their flashes for lighting. Members should bring interesting items for themselves - and others - to photograph. Parkwood
Mon 18 Dec 2017 Christmas Interactive evening Christmas Interactive evening Parkwood
Mon 25 Dec 2017 Club Closed 0 0
Mon 01 Jan 2018 Club Closed 0 0
Tue 09 Jan 2018 Talk by Alex Hare Alex returns to Parkwood to give a talk on his latest book which is on Kent Landscapes. Parkwood Tick
Mon 15 Jan 2018 Camera settings/interactive evening. An evening for the newer members or those who don't think they are getting the best from their camera or editing software: Do you know what all the modes and settings on your camera are, what they are for or even if they are really useful and how to get the best from the images you take when post-processing? Bring your camera along and ask the more experienced members tonight. Don't be shy, we are here to help! Parkwood
Mon 22 Jan 2018 Talk by Jodie Randall Jodie comes to Parkwood for the first time to give her talk 'Macro Photography - A Bugs eye View'. Parkwood Tick
Mon 29 Jan 2018 No meeting - Hall not available Today is the last day for members to send their entries for round 3 of the Parkwood Cup to Dave Belsham. Parkwood
Mon 05 Feb 2018 Parkwood Cup - Round 3 PDI competition judged by Mr Keith Evans. FRPS DPAGB Round 3 of 5 of the prestigious Parkwood Cup digital competition. At the end of round 5, the combined scores for all rounds are totalled, and the results announced. An inscribed cup is awarded to the outright winner. Parkwood
Tue 13 Feb 2018 Parkwood Cup Round 2 Appraisal with Kev Bell LRPS Parkwood Cup Round 3 image appraisal. A review of 'Parkwood Cup' R3 images - an appraisal of individual images will be provided for those requesting constructive critique. Parkwood
Mon 19 Feb 2018 Studio Evening Studio Evening with models. Small fee to take part. The club has hired professional models for this evening, come along and get some excellent images. Last day for members to send or give their entries for round 2 of the Parkwood Cup to Dave Belsham. Parkwood
Mon 26 Feb 2018 Panel competition judged by Roger Force Panel competition. You can enter up to 3 panels with 3 or 4 prints in each panel. This is a stand alone competition, the points from this competition do NOT count towards the Parkwood Cup. Parkwood
Mon 05 Mar 2018 Camera settings/interactive evening. Parkwood v Herne Bay Challenge PDI competition hosted this season by Herne Bay. Come along to meet Herne Bay club members and to support Parkwood in this inter-club Comp. Parkwood
Tue 13 Mar 2018 Camera settings/interactive evening. Possible Centre AGM But last date to enter images for the parkwood Open Competition. Parkwood
Mon 19 Mar 2018 Possible Centre AGM - No Meeting Possible Centre AGM 0
Tue 20 Mar 2018 Parkwood v Herne Bay challenge judging evening Parkwood v Herne Bay Challenge PDI competition hosted this season by Herne Bay. Come along to meet Herne Bay club members and to support Parkwood in this inter-club Comp. Herne Bay
Mon 26 Mar 2018 Possible Centre AGM - No Meeting Possible Centre AGM But last date to enter images for the parkwood Open Competition. 0
Mon 02 Apr 2018 Bank Holiday - Easter Monday - No Meeting 0 0
Tue 10 Apr 2018 Parkwood Cup round 4 judged by Zoe Garnham-Archer The old Parkwood Open PDI competition and Round 4 of our Parkwood Cup. This year the competition has been changed to a print competition in line with requests made in the member survey this year and now the points awarded in this comp will count towards the overall Parkwood Cup. Members should bring their two prints along on the night for entry. Parkwood
Mon 16 Apr 2018 Bank Holiday - No Meeting Easter Monday. No Meeting, but remember it's the last date to submit images for the Parkwood Cup Round 5. Email to Dave Belsham by midnight at the latest. 0
Mon 23 Apr 2018 Parkwood Cup - Round 5 PDI competition Judged by Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS Round 5 of 5 of the prestigious Parkwood Cup digital and print competition. At the end of round 5 PDI comp, the combined scores for all three PDI and both print rounds are totalled, and the results announced. An inscribed cup is awarded to the outright winner at the AGM. Parkwood
Mon 30 Apr 2018 Parkwood Round 5 Appraisal with Kev Bell LRPS Parkwood Cup Round 5 image appraisal. A review of individual images will be provided for those requesting constructive critique. Parkwood
Mon 07 May 2018 Bank Holiday - No Meeting Early May Bank Holiday (May Day). No Meeting. 0
Tue 15 May 2018 No meeting - Hall not available This is due to the month starting on a Tuesday causing a clash with the RSPB whose 3rd Tuesday arrangement with the centre predates ours. 0
Mon 21 May 2018 Interactive/Social evening/Awards Group. An evening for the newer members or those who don't think they are getting the best from their camera or editing software: Do you know what all the modes and settings on your camera are, what they are for or even if they are really useful and how to get the best from the images you take when post-processing? Bring your camera along and ask the more experienced members tonight. Don't be shy, we are here to help! Parkwood
Mon 28 May 2018 Bank Holiday - No Meeting Spring Bank Holiday 0
Mon 04 Jun 2018 AGM Your chance to have your say about what you want from your club and/or stand for a committee position to help the club - the evening includes presentation of trophies to the winning members. Parkwood

If any other summer events are planned, they will be published nearer the time, or by newsletter emails from the Club Secretary.

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