This is the provisional 2021-2022 Programme of Events. Most of the talks, and some of the competitions, are likely to be run as Zoom meetings. We are returning to the village hall for some events during the 2021-2022 season. Please keep an eye on the website and the club email mailing list for updates. The Malling PS Committee respectfully request that you only attend in-person meetings if you have been double vaccinated.

More detail will be added to this page about individual Presentations. Events will either take place over Zoom (details will be emailed a few days before a Zoom meeting), or will take place at West Malling Village Hall (subject to the Coronavirus situation allowing us to return to meetings at the village hall. Watch this space. Some Presentations over Zoom will be open to non-members, via tickets bought from Ticketsource

Tuesday Aug 31Welcome to the new SeasonWest Malling Village HallTBAInformal evening
Tuesday Sept 14HOWARD KENNEDY: PHOTOGRAPHY ON YOUR DOORSTEPZoom meetingPRESENTATIONHoward is a professional photographer based in Aberdeen, assisted by his wife Karen. This presentation will be about how to find photographic inspiration close to home. Ideas and suggestions for projects demonstrating that we don’t have to travel far to find subjects to photograph.
Tuesday Sept 28LEE SUTTON: MY PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYZoom meetingPRESENTATIONWe welcome Lee Sutton with his illustrated lecture "My Photographic Journey" Lee is a multi-award winning professional photographer from Preston.
Tuesday Oct 05Affinity, Lightroom and Photoshop workshopWest Malling Village HallWorkshopWorkshop, where we'll have a couple of laptops set up to demonstrate/discuss working with Affinity, Lightroom and Photoshop. Feel free to bring your own laptop along to this workshop, or images (ideally RAW) on a USB stick.
Tuesday Oct 12SARAH GARROD CYANOTYPES and ALTERNATIVE PROCESSESZoom MeetingPRESENTATIONExploring the Anthotype process was one of the best things to come out of Lockdown for me. This process was ‘invented’ by John Herschel around 1841 as he was trying to pave the way for colour photography, it even pre-dates Cyanotype. Up until then the only photos were rusty-coloured black & white . Over a century later, I am branching out from my own rusty-looking black & white to try some colour! In summer, when the darkroom was closed, my little city garden became my darkroom.
Tuesday Oct 19JOE HOUGHTON MONO CONVERSIONZoom meetingPRESENTATIONJoin Joe as he discusses the different approaches and thought processes needed to both shoot and post-process your images in black & white. Joe edits some RAW files using Lightroom & Nik Silver Efex, and shows his own approach to editing the file to club standard, then we compare Joe’s edit with the member’s edit and discuss the differences.COMPETITION PDI#2 - OPEN THEME
Tuesday Oct 26Members' EveningWest Malling Village HallMembers' EveningPossibly a mount cutting demo
Tuesday Nov 02COMPETITION PDI#2 - OPEN THEMEZoom meetingCOMPETITIONGordon Jenkins HonPAGBMerit Award
Tuesday Nov 09PETE COLLEY PHOTOGRAPHING THE NIGHT SKYZoom meetingPRESENTATIONIn this talk I’ll present Nightscapes that include our moon, noctilucent clouds, aurorae and zodiacal light; stars trailing around the celestial pole, comets and meteors flying through the night; the intricate beauty of our own galaxy; and distant nebulae that we can, at best, barely see with the naked eye. And I’ll share useful resources to help you plan your night time outings and advise you on lenses and camera settings.
Tuesday Nov 16Merit Award COMPETITIONZoom meetingCOMPETITIONPaul Dunmall CPAGBMalling Cup #1 - Mono
Tuesday Nov 23Daniel Bridge Another Ten Top TipsWest Malling Village HallPRESENTATIONDaniel's Another Ten Top Tips photography talk follows on nicely from Daniel's Ten Top Tips, with advice on clothing, symmetry, monochrome photography, and lots more.
Tuesday Nov 30Malling Cup #1 - MonoZoom MeetingCOMPETITIONSue Green ARPS DPAGB BPE3*
Tuesday Dec 07ROGER HANCE THE DECISIVE MOMENT SPORT & ACTIONZoom meetingPRESENTATIONThis talk covers numerous sports where you can get great images without the need for expensive equipment or the need for a press pass. It also explains how to apply for sports that you do need some form of accreditation in order to take photographs. It explains the type of equipment I use, and how finding the right viewpoint is essential. Sports covered are Boxing, Cyclocross, Jet ski, Superbikes at Brands Hatch, Ice Hockey, Grass Track, Judo, Table Tennis.
Tuesday Dec 14Whitstable v Malling PDI BattleZoom meeting (link will be sent out to members of both clubs)EXTERNAL COMPETITIONAndy Smith LRPS, CPAGB
Tuesday Jan 11RUTH GRINDRODZoom meetingPRESENTATIONScotland – The Tour . A range of photos from some of the most remote parts of Scotland
Tuesday Jan 18Malling Cup 2nd Round OPEN THEMEZoom meetingCOMPETITIONPaul Parkinson LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*
Tuesday Jan 25Light PaintingKing's Hill outdoor meetupSocial/Photography EveningMeet by The Spitfire pub from 7.45-8pm, drinks afterwards in The Spitfire, Liberty Square, Kings Hill, ME19 4AU. Straight to the pub if wet! Forecast is 4 Degrees C, so cold.
Tuesday Feb 01Social EveningWest Malling Village HallSocialSocial Evening in the hall, and a chance to catch up. There will be some nibbles and (soft) drinks provided by the club.
Tuesday Feb 08LES FORRESTERZoom meetingPRESENTATIONFrom Les: "This presentation covers various aspects of my architectural photography, mainly reflecting on modern architecture and the occasional cityscapes. My style is based on visualising architecture as art and not as record image. The talk/presentation starts with a short introduction prior to covering various locations around Europe with a few further afield. Also included is the EDIT which shows how light, shadows and shapes can transform record shots into art/graphic style images, this section walks you through from the RAW file to the final image.
Tuesday Feb 15INTERCLUB BATTLEZoom meetingCOMPETITIONKirsty Ralfs
Tuesday Feb 22CHRIS UPTONZoom meetingPRESENTATIONThoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, closed in July 2015 bringing to an end over 900 years of mining in the county. This presentation tells the story of how the project came about, how it was shot and the resulting exhibition, AV, book and extensive publicity. A great example of “how to shoot a project”.PDI #3 OPEN THEME
Saturday Feb 26KCPA Diamond JubileeZoom meeting 1.30pm to 5.30pmExternal CompetitionWe have 8 images entered into this competition. Details on KCPA website
Tuesday Mar 01PAT COUDER P.I.M.S. INDOOR CHALLENGESWest Malling Village HallPresentationSpeaker: Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1 "P.I.M.S."  The Pat, Ian and Mike Show - a collection of images taken as part of monthly challenges on set themes, and only shot indoors. The 'before and after' images will be shown and we will explain "how we did it", with member participation along the way. Entertaining  and unique.
Tuesday Mar 15Marley MedallionZoom MeetingCOMPETITIONThe Marley Medallion is to be judged by both Chris Shore FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5 and Helen Taylor ARPS DPAGB BPE3*PRINT #1 OPEN THEME
Tuesday Mar 22JANE LAZENBY - WORKING WITH TEXTURESZoom meetingPRESENTATIONAnswering all the what and how questions, I go through sourcing and creating textures , how to use blend modes and then 3 different methods of how to apply textures to an image. After a short mid way break, I invite the club to submit random images for a live edit where I will take between 3-5 images and apply textures from my own stock to create final pieces., narrating every click on route. I believe that seeing the process happen 'for real' is very valuable for viewers.
Tuesday Mar 29PRINT #1 OPEN THEMEWest Malling Village HallCOMPETITIONChris Shore FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5*
Tuesday Apr 05Light PaintingWest Malling Village HallWorkshopExperimentation with light painting - inspired by David Gilliver. Bring cameras, tripods and lighting tools to experiment with. It'll be unlikely that any images from the session would yield a 20 in a competition - but the evening will be about exploring shooting in a different style. Developing concepts that could be used another time.PRINT #2 OPEN THEME
Tuesday Apr 12Mini BeastiesWest Malling Village HallWorkshopWe’ll get the owner / handler to bring along a selection of different specimens that will hopefully avoid having everyone hiding in the kitchen. We fully realise that we have some phobias - so open to suggestions from those for alternative events ideas going forward. This evening will command a £5 shooters fee - just to alleviate some of the costs. Do be respectful of others and give everyone an opportunity to try and capture some shots. We have some LED panels to utilise, but if anyone has any panels / lighting simple backdrops that could be used. This will be macro / close-up predominantly (or if shooting from the kitchen or through the windows from the playing field a 600mm may be needed).
Tuesday Apr 19PRINT #2 OPEN THEMEWest Malling Village HallCOMPETITIONHelen Taylor ARPS DPAGB BPE3
Tuesday Apr 26AGMWest Malling Village HallAGMElection of new Committee for 2022-2023 season