26 March – PDI competition

This will be our third PDI competition this year.  The subject is open so any subject in colour or monochrome is acceptable.  The secretary will confirm where to email your entries.  As always, please ensure they are in the correct format in terms of title, filename and image dimensions.  More information is available on the website should you need it.

The following week, 2 April,  we will be discussing the entry requirements for the SCPF 2020 exhibition and the associated judging technique.  The club plans to participate in this annual event for the first time, so we should benefit from understanding what will be required of us as a club and individually.

19 March – Colour balancing

Our next meeting will address the topic of colour balancing.

This is an important topic as it is applicable to the whole process from capturing an image to processing it in your chosen software and viewing on screen or in print.  If you wonder why what you see on screen is not what you get when you print or view it on another screen, then this session should help your understanding.

Then on 26 March we will hold a PDI competition, hopefully on a screen that has been colour balanced.

A couple of dates in the the programme in April were swapped over recently.  Our website and these email notifications contain the latest information.

Latest programme

There have been several changes made to our programme of events which we would like you to know about.  Therefore, as well as publishing them on our website here, we have alerted you via this special notification.


Exhibition at Salisbury Museum from 19 January to 4 May 2019

The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839 – 1919

This exhibition provides an overview of the rise of photography in Salisbury during the first decade or so of the medium’s existence up to the end of the First World War.

While amateur photography began in and around the city during the 1840s, it was following the 1851 Great Exhibition that commercial photography took off in Salisbury. 

The exhibition will examine the photographers of the 1850s and 1860s and the subject matter and photographic formats they exploited. The extensive collection of the Salisbury Museum and other local collections will provide examples of a wide range of images of Salisbury and the surrounding area.

Normal admission prices apply, for example, adult admission is £8 and a 50% discount is available for English Heritage members. 


Competition results

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

Competition rule change

The rules have been amended to reflect the recent 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 taken been implemented.

Workflow for submitting PDIs

Following on from a presentation a few weeks ago, and 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.