The Forest of Dean Camera Club
CLUB PROGRAMME
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Meetings commence at 7.15pm unless otherwise stated.
Season 2022/23
Pre-Season Launch
Sun 4th Sep
Steve Varman
Creative & Eclectic Photography
Mon 12th Sep
Whether I’m ambling around city streets and the great outdoors or spending hours focusing on a single shot, I find the process of making photographs extremely satisfying. Capturing something unique is a challenge: seeking a new viewpoint and moment in time or shedding new light (sometimes literally) on a familiar subject. Its a challenge that makes my camera an almost constant companion.
Nick Hodgson
Forest Freemining Photographic History
Mon 19th Sep
Nick is a British documentary landscape photographer based in London. The great grandson of a Forest of Dean freeminer, Nick has spent the last three and a half years working on a project about coal free mining. Along the way, various elements of the project led to his successful completion of an MA in Photography and appointment as a Fellow of the RPS. His images aim to serve as a fitting photographic record of coal free mining, capturing the spirit of today’s community and the landscape they work in. Nick has an exhibition at the Dean Heritage Centre, Free Mines, Coal Faces, and an accompanying book, images from which he will presenting at his talk.
Mike Dales
Round 1 Competition
Mon 26th Sep
Nick Dungan
You Are A Motorsport Photographer? Is That Your Re
Mon 3rd Oct
Nick Dungan is an award-winning automotive photographer, based in the South of England. Nick has over a decade of experience working with a range of clients including Formula One, Aston Martin, Mclaren, Nissan, Jaguar to name a few.

Nicks passion for all things automotive and eye for detail comes across in his photography. Whether it is creating flawless commercial imagery for an Automotive brand or capturing history being made for a motorsport Client – Nick’s technical mind and natural creativity allow him to deliver his customers the best possible images.
Nick Jenkins
What IS It About Landscapes
Mon 10th Oct
I have been a keen landscape and outdoor photographer for the last 15 years or so. My interest stemmed from my complete inability to capture through a viewfinder the sense of awe I felt when out walking in the British hills. It was then that I was determined to do something about this inability and set about teaching myself how to capture landscapes that meant something to me when I got home. After putting a portfolio together of my best British landscape images I achieved my Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society followed by Associateship of the Welsh Photographic Federation.
Members Evening
Mon 17th Oct
Philip Cooling
Round 2 Competition
Mon 24th Oct
James Moverley
Street Life
Mon 31st Oct
Committee Meeting
Wed 2nd Nov
Morgan Harlow
In At The Deep End
Mon 7th Nov
Morgan is a young photographer specialising in sports photography. After spending nine years training and competing in the pool, Morgan decided to combine her interest in photography with her passion for swimming and sports. Her work involves use of stills and moving image.
Phil North
Creative Nightscape & Deep Sky Astrophotography
Mon 21st Nov
Hand in
Members Evening
Mon 28th Nov
Vince Penticost
Round 3 Competition
Mon 5th Dec
John Hudson
The Quest And Beyond
Mon 12th Dec
Christmas Party
Mon 19th Dec
Bank Holiday - No Meeting
Mon 26th Dec
Bank Holiday - No Meeting
Mon 2nd Jan
Mike Martin
Its Not What You See Its What You Make
Mon 9th Jan
I am a hobbyist photographer and keen club member; competitive and sometimes creative, but always hungry to learn or to help others.

I’ve been interested in photography for too long to say...I don’t really have the patience for landscape (doesn’t stop me trying though) but love urban photos, architecture, plants, beasts and bugs, trees, infrared, night, creative, manipulated images - basically anything.
Members Evening
Mon 16th Jan
Martin Fry
Round 4 Competition
Mon 23rd Jan
Paul Ligas
Embracing Imperfection
Mon 30th Jan
Paul comes from Ontario, Canada, and his parents gave him his first SLR after he graduated from university with a degree in biology. His sister, an artist and art teacher showed him how to see the world through an artists eye and given him honest feedback making him a better photographer.
Gloucester Battle
Tue 31st Jan
Hosted by Gloucester Camera Club
Phil Howell
A Different Viewpoint
Mon 6th Feb
Phil’s a photographer based in Gloucestershire with a passion for landscape and travel photography, this is him chilling out on a beach in Wales on a very cold and grey morning ahead of taking some great seascape images. More often you can find him out and about in various places across the internet including Instagram and YouTube.
Committee Meeting
Wed 8th Feb
Mike Phelps
Mike Phelps Wildlife
Mon 13th Feb
Members Evening
Mon 20th Feb
Les Loosemore
Round 5 Competition (panels)
Mon 27th Feb
Aleks Gjika
Battle Newent/Stroud
Tue 7th Mar
Hosted by Newent
Matt Jones
My Journey
Mon 13th Mar
I guess my favourite photographic style to work with is conceptual. It gives me as an artist the freedom to allow my mind to wonder, limitless without the confinement of everyday life or even reality. In short, If I can dream it, I can create it. The approach and execution are my only consideration, which in itself can become a journey of wonders and discoveries.
Graham Walton
What Judges Look For
Mon 20th Mar
Members Evening
Mon 27th Mar
Kim Walton
Round 6 Competition (POY)
Mon 3rd Apr
Bank Holiday - No Meeting
Mon 10th Apr
AGM
Mon 17th Apr