Links

Royal Photographic Society The RPS was founded in 1853 'to promote the Art and Science of Photography', a mission it continues to this day. Membership is open to everyone interested in photography in the UK and throughout the world, be they amateur or professional, artist or scientist, young or old. Membership Distinctions are Licentiateship (LRPS), Associate (ARPS) and Fellow (FRPS)


Photographic Alliance of Great Britain The PAGB is an organisation that co-ordinates specific activities for photographic clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. It does this through 15 geographical regions known as Federations. The PAGB offers services such as Recorded Lectures to clubs and its own photographic Distinctions (known as awards for photographic merit) direct to qualifying club members.

Western Counties Photographic Federation The WCPF was formed in 1932 and is one of fifteen  Federations that are affiliated to the PAGB. Currently over 100 clubs are in the Federation from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and South Gloucester. The prime purpose of the WCPF is to encourage the art and practice of photography directly to members and clubs throughout its catchment area, supporting/liaising with other Federations and the PAGB, ensuring local views and interests feature in national debate. The WCPF organises Exhibitions and Competitions.

 

FOTOSPEED The Fotospeed website offers not just info on all their various high-quality papers, but also FREE ICC Printer Profiles for papers, competitions, galleries and blogs ( including one on preparing an RPS Panel ).  Well worth a visit and remember to try out their papers !  

 

Suppliers
Fotofinish A local, high quality, photographic laboratory where quality and service is a top priority.  Every image is printed manually and the prints hand checked. 10% Discount for Club Members showing their membership card.
Axminster Printing for printing up to A1 and all mountboard materials. Discount given to Club Members
Cotswold Mounts for high quality photo mounts at highly competitive prices

Local 'Horseshoe' Clubs
Honiton Camera Club
Colyford & District Photographic Club
Sidmouth Photographic Club

Axminster Photography Group

 

Photographer's Sites                                            
Chris Weston A stunning collection of wildlife images by the local (Weymouth) based photographer.
Magnum One of the most inspiring collections of modern photographs available.                 

Emily Endean A Dorset-based photographer, specialising in landscape and portraits. Self-taught, very inspirational and a visiting speaker.

Henri Cartier-Bresson A French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, and the master of candid photography

David Noton Very impressive site of this notable Landscape and Travel photographer.

Techniques and Tutorials
Photo Techniques A series of photo techniques from Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera magazine.
Photographers Rights Do you know your rights and responsibilities?
White Balance How to use it and how to alter it
Histograms Understanding image histograms is probably the single most important concept to become familiar with when working with pictures from a digital camera.
Raw vs Jpeg What's the difference and what effect upon your images?
Neat Image Uprated the ISO to cope with low light? This free software will help reduce 'noise'.