Members update

At the time of writing we are in 2nd place in both our Print and PDI Leagues which is an encouraging start.

On Tuesday (18th) we will host a round of the SCPF print league. Come and see what members of other clubs are producing.

A link to the the Painting With Light video and the Nightime Photography presentation have been added to the members’ section of the website.


Our programme of events for the first quarter of 2020 is available here on our website.

Keep checking back to keep up to date with what is coming up: topics for later dates will be added once some final arrangments have been confirmed, and changes to the programme are sometimes necessary.

Next week (4th February) will be a colour print competition.

Ransomeware potential

Canon has issued an advisory note regarding a potential security flaw in the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) it uses for transferring pictures from many of its camera models to a PC, laptop, tablet etc.

See Canon’s post here for a brief description of the issue and steps to take to minimise the risk. These risk management actions can be applied to other makes as well.

The PTP is not only used by Canon so other makes can also be at risk.

Firmware updates for several Canon models have already been issued and can be downloaded from their website. Canon has said it will be issuing firmware updates for all affected cameras. The full list includes models in the 1D, 5D, 6D, 7d, 70D, 80D, mirrorless and powershot models.

Photographers should remain vigilant and check for security updates from the manufacturers of their equipment, not just Canon. 


Members only section

If you are a fully paid up member of our club you can have access to most password protected areas of the site.  The password can be obtained from the Secretary at club meetings.

Content includes

  • pdi competition entries
  • competition results
  • information from recent meetings
  • photography exhibitions and shows
  • various other photography tips, tricks and resources.
  • past years’ programmes


Competition results

A list of the most highly placed images in the club’s internal competitions is regularly updated to include all our competitions so far this year.  It can be found in the members area of the website.

Competition rule change

The rules were amended to reflect a decision to increase the maximum image sizes for our internal PDI competitions.  Images may be no more than 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high.  The change has already been implemented.

A workflow for submitting PDIs

At the request of some members, we have added a step by step guide to help our members submit entries to our internal club PDI competitions.  It is just one approach; there are plenty of others!

We will take on board any comments that our members have and update the guide as necessary.

To view/download the guide, first go to our website and from the main menu select “Competitions”.

You will find a new section headed “How to ensure PDIs comply with club rules” which contains a link to the guide.