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Summer Social Activities 2019



June 6th

Pub Night

The Woodman's Rest

Longmore Road, Shirley

B90 3DB

from 7.30pm

Saturday June 22nd

Shirley Photo Soc Exhibition

Shirley Methodist Church, Stratford Road,

B90 3AL

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Sunday June 30th

The President's Picnic

The National Memorial Arboretum

Alrewas DE13 7AR

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July 4th

Pub Night

The Hillfield Farm,

Monkspath, B90 4GT

from 7.30pm

Aug 1st

Pub Night

The Reservoir,

Earlswood, B94 5SL

from 7.30pm


September 2019


Member's Showcase

Welcome to a new season at Shirley Photographic Society.
The season opens with a showcase of some of our own members' work, the accepted entries in our first exhibition and the results of the mobile phone photography competition.

The Use of Flash

Terry Livesey

Commercial photographer, Terry, brings his practical demonstration on the use of various flash equipment, including on-camera flash and external speed-lights.

Deadline 1st Projected Image Competition (3)


Advanced Techniques for your DSLR

Carl Wright

A welcome return for Carl with his latest talk demonstrating how to get the best out of your digital SLR camera.


First Projected Image Competition

Judged by Steve Clifford

Deadline 1st Print Competition (3)


October 2019



Long Exposure Daylight Photography

David Lowe

A popular visitor to Shirley, David returns with his lecture on the use of long exposure.


First Print Competition

Steve Dormer

Deadline Landscape Competition 2 prints and/or 2 digitals


The Game As I See It

Cliff Williams

We welcome Cliff for the first time to Shirley with his talk on sports photography, aviation photography and a few other things besides.


Natural History Competition

Judged by Peter E. Cheetham


Member's Evening: An Evening with David Venables

An evening of prints and audio visual presentations. Dave may have retired from the Camera Club circuit, but we are lucky enough to be able to to still enjoy a presentation of prints and AVs covering every genre of photography. 

November 2019



The Wider World of Photography, Part 1

Ashley Franklin

A return visit for professional photographer, Ashley with the first part of his talk exploring the history, style and impact of a range of photographic styles: portraiture, fashion, industrial, war-time, press and social documentary.

Deadline: President's Assignment - 'Shadows' (3 digital)


President's Set Assignment

This year's President, Phil Moorhouse is in the 'hot-seat' judging your images on the theme of 'The Passage of Time'.


Hide and Seek

Peter Preece

Local commercial photographer, Peter with a presentation exploring how he achieves stunning nature photographs.

Deadline: Panels Competition (2 print panels and/or 2 digital panels)


An Evening with Ralph

Ralph Duckett


December 2019


Panels Competition

Judged by Trevor Bell

The Long Wild Journey Down Under

Gianpiero Ferrari

A welcome return for Gianpiero. Gianpiero is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has been interested in nature for many years. He started wildlife photography about 25 years ago and he loves every aspect natural history, from the smallest flowers to the larger mammals. He has won many national competitions, and some of his work has been used in a variety of publications for example BBC Wildlife magazine, RSPB calendars and Collins field guidebooks.

Christmas Knockout!

Our annual fun night where digital images are pitted against each other, voted for by the audience.

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