Welcome


If you are new to our camera club, you can find out more about us (where we meet, how much it costs, etc) by clicking here. Visitors to our club evenings are always welcome: the programme for the next few meetings is outlined below - just come. Club evenings start at 7:30pm.



    What's Happening    (updated 09/10/2019)



  Bradford Abbas Shield 2018:   A great 'Shadows' effort by our members; we ended up ahead of Yeovil and Wincanton, just one point behind Shaftsbury, and 8 points behind the winners Sherbourne Bradford Abbas. Congratulations to them. Congratulations as well to all whose photographs made up our entry - and thanks to all members who submitted images and gave us so many great photos to select our final 10 from. (Click on any image in the slideshow to see it enlarged).



  Tuesday October 22nd (7:30pm):   Bradford Abbas Shield: interclub competition between Shaftsbury, Sherborne/Bradford Abbas, Wincanton, Yeovil and ourselves. Come along to see how other clubs have interpretted the 'People at Work' theme and hear the judge's verdict on our photographs and on their's. Click here for a map of how to get to the venue.
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Tuesday 22nd October at 7:30pm at the Bradford Abbas Village Hall,
Church Road, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne DT9 6RF.



Bradford Abbas images 2018



  November 6th:   Visiting speakers: Jenny and Tony Byram - 'Mr& Mrs – Two People – the Same Place but Different Images’. This promises to be a really fascinating evening on an idea not easily thought about ...... how the personality and style of the photographer influences the photograph they are taking. We're often advised as photographers to 'develop your own style'; this talk should give you some confidence and ideas to do that. By this meeting we'll also have news of how the club has faired in this year's Bradford Abbas Shield inter-club competition. The challenge for this month is 'What could posibly go wrong?'- well, make of that what you will.

  December 4th:   Practical evening: a chance to get to grips with your camera, it's functions and it's menus in taking on Richard Martin's photographic challenges - bring your camera (of course) and any other of your gear of choice for a spot of indoor photography. Our monthly challenge for this meeting is, quite appropriately, 'Food'.

  December 11th:   Christmas Dinner: open to members and their wife/husband/partner/significant other (just one of these!). This year we feast at the Barrington Boar, 7pm for 7:30pm. You need to book your places by choosing your dishes from the menu here and sending your choices to David Simpson (). Please note that your places are not confirmed until your choices are paid for, preferably at the November 6th club meeting. We are limited to the first 30 to book up!



An outline of our programme for the whole 2019/20 season is available here (opens in a pop-up window).




    South Petherton Calendar 2019


The SPPS South Petherton Calendar has become something of an institution over the years, and very well supported by sales it is too. Many thanks to the photographers who provided images this year of South Petherton and the TA13 area around: Barry Apps, Steve Cooper, Steve Harrison, James McInnes, John Nicholson, Liz Randall and David Simpson - and to the editor, James McInnes. In case of doubt about what exactly the TA13 area is, click here for a map.

[Hover your mouse pointer over the image to view its details: click for an enlarged view.]

2020 Calendar We are always looking for fresh images to include in the next edition of the calendar. As you take them throughout the year, please send your S.Petherton/TA13 images for collation and possible selection to .
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    Monthly Photo Challenges


Each month the club members are set a photo challenge to produce digital images on a set topic. The images are then reviewed at a subsequent club night and voted on to select the winner (who gets a round of applause and our heartfelt admiration).

  You can view entries from past 2017/18 challenges and earlier here





Challenge topics and deadlines 2019/20      You can view all of the past challenge entries here

  July/August ‘19People at Work ..... entries by Sunday 25th August (for the meeting on Wed 28th Aug)

  September ‘19In Motion ..... entries by Sunday 29th September (for the meeting on Wed 2nd Oct)

  October ‘19What Could Possibly Go Wrong? ..... entries by Sunday 3rd November (for the meeting on Wed 6th Nov)

  November ‘19Food ..... entries by Sunday 1st December (for the meeting on Wed 4th Dec)

  December '19Patterns, Shapes and Textures ..... entries by Sunday 5th January (for the meeting on Wed 8th Jan)

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  January '20Stormy Weather ..... entries by Sunday 2nd February (for the meeting on Wed 5th Feb)

  February '20Portrait/Self-Portrait ..... entries by Sunday 1st March (for the meeting on Wed 4th Mar)

  March '20An Odd Number of Things ..... entries by Sunday 29th March (for the meeting on Wed 1st Apr)

  April '20Paths and Tracks ..... entries by Sunday 3rd May (for the meeting on Wed 6th May)

  May '20Vintage ..... entries by Sunday 31st May (for the meeting on Wed 3rd June)

Entries: (please make no smaller than 1Mb and no larger than 2Mb - as a guide, about 1200 pixels along the longest edge is plenty big enough for your image to be projected with good quality) can be e-mailed to .
Click here for the rules of the Monthly Challenge competition.