Planned Club Meetings & Events

2019 Monthly 'Show & Tell' Meetings


January 17th        Monochrome

February 21st      After Dark

March 21st           Ruins

April 11th              Weather

May 16th               Motion

June 20th             Birds in Flight

July 18th               Flowers

August                  Challenge - Take a photo with a mobile phone (pictures will be shown at September's meeting)

September 19th   Insects

October 17th        Woodlands

November 21st    Trains, Boats, and Planes

December 12th    Anything Goes!


2019 Technical / Learning meetings, outings and other events


Technical / learning meetings are an informal way to pick up techniques, knowledge and information about the 'how-to' aspects of photography. Many of the subjects are designed to prepare for the theme for the following month. Let us know if there’s any other topic you would like us to cover.

We are also arranging talks and meetings with other local clubs that we'll add to the list when details are finalised.

January 24th          Low light photography (click here to download the Powerpoint presentation from this meeting)

February 28th        Introduction to Lightroom

March 28th             Introduction to Photoshop

April 27th & 28th    6th Annual Photo Show

May 23rd                 Long lens photography (click here to download the Powerpoint presentation from this meeting)

June 27th               No meeting

July 1st                   Brixworth Photo Walk

July 25th                 Macro Photography

August                    No technical meeting

September 15th     Photoshoot at Sywell Aerodrome

October 3rd           Dr. Michael Leach Talk (see below for details)

November 28th      Astrophotography - Regrettably this has been cancelled. We will endeavour to reschedule this sometime next year.

December              No technical meeting

It's a Funny Way to Make a Living - Dr. Michael Leach


Michael is a full-time wildlife author and photographer. He has travelled to all 7 continents and worked with many of the world's most charismatic animals - from pole (polar bears in the Arctic) to pole (penguins in the Antarctic), and much else inbetween.

Dr. Leach's fascinating, funny and informative talk was held on 3rd October at Pitsford School and was a joint presentation by West Haddon Photo Club and Inspire Photography.

Below are a few photos that were taken at the event.

2020 Technical / Learning meetings, outings and other events

January 23rd          Flash Photography

February 27th        Filters

March 26th             Monochrome

April 25th & 26th    7th Annual Photo Show

May                         Braunston Photo Shoot - details TBA

June 25th               How to Colour Pop

July                         Joint Event (with Spratton Photo group and/or other clubs) - details TBA

August                    No technical meeting

September 24th     Camera Settings

October                  Badby Woods Photo Shoot - details TBA

November 26th      HDR, Merging, Focus Stacking

December              No technical meeting

Our regular monthly meetings are a chance to share and talk about our images and give and receive friendly constructive criticism and advice. They are a great way to learn how others get the effects they do, and can be an inspiration for our own photography.

Up to three images may be submitted on the monthly theme and will be shown and discussed at the monthly meeting. We prefer you to upload the images to Dropbox or, alternatively, email them to at least 24 hours before the meeting. You can bring them on the evening on a USB memory stick if you prefer.

As well as the three theme photos you are invited to show on ‘image of the month’ for which the only criterion is that it must have been taken since the last monthly meeting.

All our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ meetings start at 7.30pm in The Baptist Schoolroom, Guilsborough Road, NN6 7AD unless otherwise stated, with coffee, or tea, and biscuits from 7.00pm. The monthly themes for 2019 and 2020 are below:

2020 Monthly 'Show & Tell' Meetings


January 16th        What's Inside?

February 20th      Portraits

March 19th           Atmosphere

April 16th              Monochrome (Check out the Monochrome technical meeting on March 26th)

May 21st               The Long View

June 18th             Waterways (In May there's a Photo Shoot in Braunston that should provide plenty of photo opportunities for this subject)

July 16th               Splash of Colour (A How to Colour Pop technical meeting will be held on June 26th to support this)

August                  Summer Challenge - TBA

September 17th   Less is More

October 15th        Energy

November 19th    Autumn Colour (Come along to the Photo Shoot in Badby Woods)

December 10th    Anything Goes (Any subject - show us your favourite photos that you took this year)


Sywell Aerodrome Photoshoot


To provide our members with an opportunity to take pictures for November's theme of Trains, Boats and Planes we were guests of Adrian Fairbrother, who showed us around Sywell Aerodrome. Adrian flies his microlight from here and he kindly moved it outside into the sunny evening light to make it easier to photograph. A selection of photos taken by members at this event will be displayed at our Show and Tell meeting on 12th December.

Our grateful thanks to Adrian, who's pictured below sitting in his aircraft surrounded by members of the West Haddon Photo Club.

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