2023-24 Programme

Apologies for some gaps in the programme. There are some TBCs which will be updated

September 6 First Evening of the new season, welcome and a look ahead, and arrangements for the annual exhibition and a look at the issues surrounding AI in photography.
September 20
"An Unusual Approach to Processing Architectural Images"
Nick Ryan LRPS
- audience participation encouraged
Hand in deadline for images for PDI competition
October 1-30
Annual Exhibition at Dartford Central Library - Sadly postponed until 2024 due to scheduling problems and other exhibitions
October 4
First Intermediate PDI competition is now a critique evening.

October 18
Annual General Meeting
Concorde Trophy hosted by Crayford Camera Club.
Judge: Kevin Bell LRPS
hand in date TBC
Inter-Society Competition (Meinertzhagen) hosted by Woolwich Aperture
hand in date TBC - Prints and DPIs
November 1 "Photography in the Style of"
Lecture by Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS APAGB
Zoom talk
in the hall
November 15
Portrait Photography evening - message from Able Seaman Stuart
Just to let you know that Lord Nelson has sailed into Dartford and will visit us this Wednesday for our meeting. I will bring along a plain black background but we could also use the projector screen.  I will bring along two roto lights these are LEDs, so if any one would prefer flash, they will have to bring there own."
Bring your cameras
November 29
First intermediate Print competition
Judge Pat Couder BPEI* QPSA.
December 13
Christmas Social Evening
December 27 No meeting
January 10 TBC
Hand in date for Annual pdi competition
January 24 Annual PDI Competition
Judge Zoe Garnham Archer.
February 7 Mobile Phone evening - showing and editing your images using just your mobile phone.
A show and share evening.

February 13 Malling Battle of Prints . Judge
KCPA Diamond Jubilee Trophy - on a Sunday at Ditton Community Centre. TBC
February 21 A Slide Evening led by Ron Hart
Members with slides to show and tell
March 6 "P.I.L." (Pat and Ian in Lockdown
Pat Couder and Ian Brash

Hand in date for 2nd intermediate PDI competition
March 20 Second intermediate PDI competition
Judge Nick Ryan LRPS
April 3 A portrait evening with studio lights. Get to grips with studio lights
A practical evening for members. Bring your cameras.
April 17 "A Retrospective Part II" with Ron Hart
Hand in date for 2nd Intermediate print competition
May 1 Second Intermediate Print Competition
Judge TBC

May 13 Three Way Competition with Crayford CC and Dartford PS
8 prints and 8 PDIs from each club
hosted by Gravesend (Monday eve)
J udge: Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS - VIA ZOOM.
May 15 "Abstracts" An evening with Cherry Larcombe EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE5*
Zoom presentation
May 29 Mobile Phone Photography - evening with Jeanette "Jet" Lendon of Jet Black Squares, via ZOOM, not in the hall. Jet will show the skills needed to utilise your smartphone camera better, and show how to release its full, photographic potential.
June 12 Evening Outing - venue tbc
June 26 TBC
July 10 Annual Print competition
Judge : Andy Smith LRPS CPAGB
July 24 TBC
August 7 TBC
Hand in date for Presidents Cup
August 21 Presidents Cup and presentation of awards Evening. Theme for competition - tbc
tbc D&DPS Exhibition - Dartford Library - 1 October to 31 October 2024 TBC

* These events are at other venues.
*There are some evenings that need confirmation or are in progress.
Check back for updates

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:

01_TITLE ONE IN UPPER CASE_Photographer Name.jpg
02_TITLE TWO IN UPPER CASE_Photographer Name.jpg
03_TITLE TWO IN UPPER CASE_Photographer Name.jpg