April 2017

4th April - 7.45pm

'Malcolm's Treasure Hunt' at the Clubhouse.  

  • Judge Malcolm Ranieri FRPS, MPAGB AFIAP,BPE5*.
  • New format this year, find the competition rules here.


6th April - 2pm to 4pm

Field trip to Birmingham to photograph the canals led by Stewart Band LRPS. More details to follow


11th April - 7.45pm

Presentation at the clubhouse - MCPF Travelling Portfolio

  • The Travelling Portfolio is made up of prints and PDI selected from the Photofolio Exhibition held last June. The winning images plus some of the accepted images go into make up an evening entertainment. MCPF judges Judith and Roger Parry and Graham Walton provide a commentary for the prints (first half) and PDI (second half). 


18th April - 7.45pm  Change to Programme

Lecture at the Clubhouse. This is a prints based talk.

  • Margaret Salisbury FRPS, MFIAP, FIPF, APAGB AWPF
  • Margaret, based in North Wales, has more than 40 years experience in photography. This talk is completely new and includes images from her recent travels. It will include pictures from Tribal life – Ethiopia, where she was able to experience daily life and ceremonies unchanged in hundreds of years. As well as pictures from many other countries it will include images from the landscape, culture, slate industry and people of Wales. 
  • Margaret is sponsored by Fotospeed


Unfortunately, Margaret has had to cancel at short notice. So, in her place we have the following:-

  • EFIAP Distinctions - Dick will talk about his latest success in his EFIAP journey
  • ARPS Panel - Mary will talk about her recent successful ARPS panel


  • A Baltic Cruise - Stewart's much anticipated talk!


25th April - 7.45pm

This evening we welcome Andrew Spackman, Banbury Camera Club Chairman and two of his colleagues, Charles Binns and Alan Sheers to Stratford Photo Group. They will be giving three photographic talks:-

  • Charles Binns: Leicamadman
  • Alan Sheers: A Year in the Lake District
  • Break
  • Andrew Spackman: How I found out what I should be photographing

Please come along for what promises to be a very enjoyable evening


27th April - 2pm to 4pm

In place of the normal workshop at Wellesbourne Village Hall, will be a reconnaissance trip to assess the Bluebell situation at Oakley Woods, the forecast is not good so if it is raining heavily we will cancel.

  • Meet at 10:30pm in the lower car park (first left on entering Oakley Wood Crematorium).
  • Dick Prior ARPS,EFIAP/b,BPE5*

30th April (Sunday)- 11:00am

Field Trip to Oakley Woods to photograph the bluebells. (Some more notes on the blog pages.)

  • Meet at 11.00am in the lower car park (first left on entering Oakley Wood Crematorium - see map above - entrance opposite Wasperton Lane).
  • Bring your macro lens if you have one, or failing that bring the lens you have with the closest focusing distance.
  • A tripod/camera support will be a very helpful addition though using your camera bag makes a viable alternative.
  • Dick Prior ARPS,EFIAP/b,BPE5*