This evening’s main topic was ‘Fireworks’.

Having sorted through several books John discovered that only a single page in one edition provided any guidance on photographing fireworks – the relevant section of that article was read out. That took care of 3 or 4 minutes. To add substance to the article a number of YouTube video’s were checked only to find that most were American and far too verbose and long-winded. Eventually a British video was found – imaginatively titles “How to Photograph Fireworks” – by The School of Photography based in Essex. The video lasted about 5 minutes and showed a number of images and succinctly told of the manner in which they were produced. This was followed by another video – of about 15 minutes – by Chris Bray Photography entitled “Top 10 Composition Tips”. It was suggested that the members re-view the videos at their leisure.

Last year we held an exhibition of the clubs work at the Ironbridge 1940’s Gala, we are going to do the same event next May. In the meantime would all members who would like to exhibit please think of a 1940’s themed image(s) for which they would provide A4 mounted print(s) - sorry but we cannot provide mounts – for the event. We’ll provide more details when known.

To date we have not decided upon an evening out or day trip next year. Would you please provide some suggestions for our January meeting.

As one of next years competitions is titled “Market Day” it was suggested that you take the opportunity provided by the Christmas Market events, taking place in various towns locally, to enjoy a day out and produce some images that could be entered for the competition.

The ‘Monthly Competition’ entitled ‘Three’s in Nature’ was held.

The winners were:-

  • 1st - 'Autumn Fungi' by Joan Banks
  • 2nd - 'Roses' by Steve Rex
  • 3rd - 'Chestnut Triplets' by Joan Banks
  • 3rd - 'Decay in 3 Colours' by John Horton

'Autumn Fungi' by Joan Banks
Some of these images have been cropped for a better fit for the website.

Please note that entries (rectangular, up to 7 x 5 ins) for the Monthly competition can be made without mounts – when needed, mounts will be available at the start of the session.

The Quarterly Competition’ entitled ‘Circles’ was held.

The winners were:-

  • 1st - 'Bo Jangles' by Joan Banks
  • 2nd - 'Spinning Around' by Joan Banks
  • 3rd - 'Everything Circular' by John Watkinson

'Bo Jangles' by Joan Banks
Some of these images have been cropped for a better fit for the website.

Please note that entries (rectangular, up to A4) for the Quarterly competition can be made without mounts.


There aren’t any to report as such, although there should be plenty of Christmas Markets to enjoy. Telford’s European Market is on in South Water from 23rd November to the 23rd December.


Our next meeting will be at the Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley 19:30 on Monday 26th November 2018.

The subject for our meeting is ‘Sports Photography’

The Monthly Competition is entitled…

  • Monthly - 'Broken Glass'

The Lancaster Memorial is entitled…

  • 'Joints'

You can view our current programme here - PROGRAMME 2018-2019

Members receive full details via Email and BEFORE they are posted here…