To keep in touch during the 2019 summer we meet most Wednesdays in the Castle Pub at 8pm - see you there and you're welcome to bring your latest images! All are welcome.

Themes for the season:

Rich and Poor in Dawlish & Teignmouth - prints

Patterns - digital images

Calendar 2018 - 2019

Wednesday 26th September 2018  

Chairman's Welcome Evening.

A session on preparing images - for printing, online and competitions

Round table summer photo show and tell. Please bring 2 or 3 images to share

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Club evening at TAAG (Teignmouth Arts Action Group)   Download the posters and facebook banners here.

      TAAG Arts & Community Centre
      4/5 Northumberland Place
      Teignmouth  TQ14 8DD



Wednesday 10th October 2018 

Back to Basics – useful talks on using your camera and image composition

Hand in prints for the 1st Open competition on 24th October


Wednesday 17th October 2018

Landscape Inspired Photography – Linda Wevill FRPS


Although she enjoys a diverse range of photography from still life to travel photography, Linda has been passionate about photography for many years. She moved to Devon about 20 years ago and is able to combine this passion with the beautiful surroundings that she finds herself in. Linda especially enjoys experimenting with shutter speeds which enable her to capture the movement of the sea and the atmosphere of the landscape. She also enjoys experimenting with texture layers in Photoshop in order to create the ambiance she is trying to achieve. Although her main photographic interest is the landscape, she also enjoys capturing a diverse range of images, from still life to travel photography.


Wednesday 24th October 2018

1st Open Competition - Prints

Judged by Derrick Holliday ARPS

(Hand in date 10th October)


Wednesday 31st October 2018

Newton Abbot Camera Club talk about their work


Wednesday 7th November 2018

Learning, discussion and critique on how to take good landscape images

Hand in prints for the South Devon Photographic League competition on 28th November


Wednesday 14th November 2018

An evening looking at the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Travelling Prints Exhibition


Wednesday 21st November 2018

Chaz Madge gives a workshop on Portraiture and Lighting Workshop 

In 1980, Chaz went into the entertainment industry working both in front of the camera and behind it.

Having experienced both sides of the camera gives him an in-depth knowledge and understanding meaning he is able to recognise the hidden angles that allow a simple visual to become a unique and memorable shot. Whatever the event, be it; Black Tie Ball, Birthday Party, Fund Raising Event, School Fete, Sporting Event, Actor/ Model portfolios, indoors or out, as a photographer his aim is to give texture to visual images by capturing the mood and atmosphere of the special occasion.

The Chairman's Photo challenge announced!


Wednesday 28th November 2018

The South Devon Photo League 4-way Print Battle. Judged by John Baker

(Hand in date 7th November)

Hand in digital images for the 2nd Open competition on 12th December


Wednesday 5th December 2018

Learning, discussion and critique on how to take good portraits


Wednesday 12th December 2018

2nd Open Competition - Digital images

Judged by Rod Fry CPAGB, ARPS

(Hand in date 28th November)


Wednesday 19th December 2018

Festive dinner at a local pub or hotel - details to be announced


Wednesday 2nd January 2019

The Travel and Affinity Groups present their work

Hand in prints for the 3rd Open competition on 16th January


Wednesday 9th January 2019

BBC Natural History - My wild life.  


Andrew Cooper is an award winning wildlife film maker, author and broadcaster.  He is one of Britain's most influential television producers, travelling worldwide for the prestigious BBC Natural History Unit.  He will give us an entertaining romp through the natural world working alongside wildlife and even more dangerous celebrities where using elephants as transport while tracking giant killer bees and getting close to big predators is all in a day's work!


Wednesday 16th January 2019

3rd Open Competition - Prints

Judged by Mac Bouchere FRPS

(Hand in date 2nd January)


Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Learning, discussion and critique on the Chairman's Photo Challenge

Hand in digital images and prints for the Set Subjects competition on 6th February


Wednesday 30th January 2019

Learning, discussion and critique on how to take better wildlife images


Wednesday 6th February 2019

Set Subjects Competition – Prints and Digital Images

Judged by Gordon Aspland

Prints - Rich & Poor of Dawlish & Teignmouth

Digital images – Patterns

(Hand in date 23rd January)


Wednesday 13th February 2019

Something Old – Something New



Wednesday 20th February 2019

British Wildlife Photography and Conservation - Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy is an Exeter-based photographer and professional ecologist who holds Licentiateship and Associateship distinctions from the RPS.  He has won a number of awards for his work, the most recent being the 2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards 'Hidden Britain' category.  He is an associate tutor with Devon Photography School and was recently accepted as an 'Olympus Mentor' and is looking forward to working with Olympus during 2019 on 1:1 tutorials, workshops and on kit reviews. 

Hand in digital images for the 4th Open competition on 6th March


Wednesday 27th February 2019

Out in the Cold

Marija Lees LRPS talks about her work including her Exeter/Russia twinning photography project

Marija is an Exeter-based photographer with a keen interest in photo-journalism who visited and photographed Yaroslavl, Russia in winter while Aleksei Lobanov, who was born in Yaroslavl came to photograph Exeter - the result being a 'Tale of Two Cities' exhibition held at Exeter's RAM museum.  She considers Russia’s harsh and unforgiving winters as formative on Russian society and the peoples’ way of life.  She gives a strong impression of the cold and its effect on the citizens as they go about their daily activities.

The Chairman's Photo challenge announced!


Wednesday 6th March 2019

4th Open Competition – Digital Images

Judged by John Foulkes

(Hand in date 20th February)


Wednesday 13th March 2019

To Boldly Go! Adventures with my Camera - Ken Holland DPAGB, ARPS


Ken's new talk includes many adventures and covers topics relevant to all of us: Assam, Kolkata, Dangerous Places,  Difficult Photography, Micro Four Thirds, NO ENTRY: Places where Photography is not allowed, Breaking the Rules, On The Street, Derelict Buildings and more! 

Hand in Panel of Digital Images for the Panel competition on 27th March


Wednesday 20th March 2019

Mostly Creative - Mostly Fun

John Perriam AFIAP

A now retired civil engineer, John developed his photographic skills through personal interest and activity over 40 years and now has a wide variety of work to his name. 


Wednesday 27th March 2019

Panel Competition – Prints and Digital Images 

Judged by Ginny Campbell LRPS

(Hand in Digital Panels on 13th March. Bring Prints and set up panels by 7pm)


Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Learning, discussion and critique on how to take more creative images

Hand in prints for the 5th Open competition on 17th April


Wednesday 10th April 2019

Learning, discussion and critique on the Chairman's Photo Challenge


Wednesday 17th April 2019

5th Open Competition - Prints

Judged by Peter Hyett ARPS

(Hand in date 3rd April)


Wednesday 24th April 2019

Presentations by the Audio Visual (AV) and Contemporary/Arts/Shadows Photo Groups

Hand in prints and digital images for the Image of the Year competition on 24th April


Wednesday 1st May 2019

Travel Photography – Chris Marsham

Chris will talk about his portfolio which has covered many corners of the world including Antarctica, Burma, Kenya, South America including Bolivia and Colombia (where he worked for two years)  as well as his home in Devon and the south west of the UK.


Wednesday 8th May 2019

Images of the Year Competition

Judged by Kay Wilson

(Hand in date 24th April)


Wednesday 15th May 2019

Annual General Meeting


Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Awards Evening and end of season social :)


Third open competition winners


7:20 pm (7:30 start) to 9:45 pm (ish)

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Holcombe Village Hall, EX7 0LF

We are opposite the Castle Inn on the junction of Holcombe Road and Fordens Lane, which is about half way between Dawlish and Teignmouth just off the A379. 

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