Welcome to Newton Abbot Photographic Club
Join us for photography, fun, and fellowship, where we can learn from the experience of others, share our knowledge and be inspired.
We are keen to welcome new members, whether you are an experienced photographer or a complete beginner. You are welcome to attend two meetings as a guest before deciding to join.
We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start, from September to April, at the Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QA
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2020 – 2021 Programme
Our 2020 -21 season has begun well, especially considering the continuing difficult circumstances. Many of us have been getting used to and enjoying meeting one another each week via the medium of Zoom. Those meetings have now become really quite slick and easy. We have enjoyed a guest speaker, our first monthly competition, a critique evening and a members’ projects evening. Then, earlier this week, we hosted the PDI Challenge Shield annual competition, in which around seventy participants from the four competing clubs, NAPC, Plymouth, Kingsbridge and Ivybridge, enjoyed each other’s company for almost two hours, as NAPC were pushed into second place by Plymouth in a closely fought contest. The overall image quality was outstanding and it was good to see and hear friends from some of our neighbouring clubs. Much work has been put into the running of these meetings and whilst they are perhaps not quite as sociable as meeting in person, they do nevertheless succeed in keeping the Club intact and functioning extremely well, maybe even better than some expected.
Fortunately the smooth operation of our Zoom meetings lessens the impact of us being forced to abandon our programme of indoor meetings for the rest of this season. The pandemic and the government measures now in place make it unlikely we will be able to reconvene face to face for some time indoors, so it is fortunate that we have become so practised with Zoom and that over 90% of our guest speakers and judges have agreed to present to us in that format.
These, thankfully, are able to continue subject to government rules being followed. The evening photo outing at and around Exeter Quay on September 15th attracted several members who were able to take part in multiple groups of no more than six each. Other Locations Group meetings are also in the diary.
Although we will be unable to meet in person, speakers and judges already booked will still demand a fee and there are other costs we need to cover. However, because we will not have the cost of a meeting venue, we will maintain subscription rates as follows:
November/ December 2020 £15
January to April 2021 £15
The total therefore for the 2020-21 season is just £30 per member.
Newton Abbot Photographic Club
27th October 2020