2020-21 Programme

September 09
First Evening of new season. Miscellaneous topics including some instructive videos to get members fired up for the season ahead.
For the foreseeable future, all competitions will be PDI until we can resume club meetings. Phil Burt will circulate a link to zoom so you can join us, on computer, tablet or mobile phone.
For at least the rest of 2020 club meetings will be held remotely on zoom. We will let members know when we are able to return to Stone Pavilion.
September 23
a talk by Dave Mason.
Hand in date for 1st intermediate PDI competition
October 1-30
Annual Exhibition at Dartford Central Library - postponed
October 7
First Intermediate PDI competition
Judge Alan Lomakin CPAGB BPE2*
October 21
"A view from Canada" - a talk by Julian Delf, our member abroad.
November 4
Members PDI evening, led by Tom Burns
Hand in date for 2nd Intermediate PDI competition
November 18
Second intermediate PDI competition
Judge Sue Green ARPS DPAGB
December 2
“Starting from a blank canvas”  a two-part talk by Polina Plotnikova FRPS EFIAP covering "flower portraits" and "still life". A rare opportunity to enjoy an evening with Polina's unique approach and creative vision.
December 16
Christmas Social Evening - including Brian's Choice for a virtual end to 2020.
December 30 No meeting
January 13 Nature photography, talk by Sue North DPAGB on Travels in Costa Rica + Light Painting Fungi.
Hand in date for Annual pdi competition
January 27 Annual PDI Competition
Judge Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP
February 10 "PIC" talk by Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1* and Ian Brash BPE2*. A follow on talk from PIMS, a collection of favourite images taken from club competitions and exhibitions.

February 16 Malling Battle of Prints - this year a PDI competition via Zoom. Details nearer the date. Go to the interclub competition without opening your front door!
February 24 Date for postponed AGM if we are meeting at Stone Pavilion.
March 10 "Working towards awards and BPE entries" talk by Alan Lomakin CPAGB BPE2* - this evening is postponed. There will be an alternative.
Hand in date for 3rd intermediate PDI competition
March 24 Third intermediate PDI competition
Hand in date for Concord Trophy competition
April 7 Concord Trophy competition (3-way PDI with Bexleyheath PS and Crayford CC). Judge Steven Carroll ARPS
April 21 "Inside my Head", a talk by Janet Haines FIPF ARPS EFIAP DPAGB on her creative images. This is an updated evening event.
May 5 Members print evening, led by Stuart Burns
Hand in date for 4th Intermediate PDI competition
May 17 3-way pdi competition Gravesend, Dartford, Crayford. Judge Kirsty  Ralfs. ARPS QGP. 12 pdis per club this year
May 19 Fourth Intermediate PDI Competition
Judge Clive Tanner FRPS DPAGB
June 2 "Day and Night Panoramas and Portfolio" A talk by David Jenner . David is a Kent photographer and among other achievements, was winner of an RPS competition in 2019 with his image of The Old Forge in the Industrial category.
June 16 Evening Outing
June 30 "Getting started on AVs" a talk by Tom Burns ARPS
July 14 Annual print competition.
Judge Chris Shore FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5*
July 28 TBA
August 11 "A Photographic Progress" a talk by Geoff Lamy LRPS.
Hand in date for Presidents Cup
August 25 Presidents Cup and awards Evening. Theme for competition -- TBA
tbc D&DPS Exhibition - Dartford Library - 1 October to 31 October 2020 1bc

* These events are at other venues.

For competition rules click here
For KCPA category definitions click here


Digitally projected image files should be in jpeg format, with an sRGB colour space, and a maximum image size of 1600 horizontal pixels x 1200 vertical pixels unless informed otherwise. When saving your jpeg file, make sure you choose the MAX quality (sometimes your computer may default to less).
For competitions the image should be named in the following way as Dicentra has specific requirements, so when you SAVE AS make sure you use this format:

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02_TITLE TWO IN UPPER CASE_Photographer Name.jpg
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