Thursday Evening “Photo-walks”.

A group of Club Members enjoying a chat and discussion on one of our recent Thursday evening “photo-walks”.  A great opportunity to socialise and enjoy our hobby.

Annual Exhibition of Prints at the Central Library, Regents Circus, Swindon

 Our first Exhibition is open at the Central Library from Saturday 12 July, 2014 until Saturday 26 July, 2014. We hope you find the time to have a browse of our best prints of the club year, 2013 – 2014, and that you are encouraged to capture your own images.        

2014 – 2015 Programme Here Now

We have our new programme for 2014 – 2015 here ready to download. You have a choice of 2 versions: First a single sided version ideal for storing on electronic devices; Programme2014-2015A3 Secondly a two sided A4 Booklet to print; Programme2014-2015Booklet We hope you will find our new programme as exciting as we do. As there is so much you will not want to miss, please not only don’t forget to Join SPS, but don’t forget to tell all your … Continue reading

Summer News–Exhibitions and “Photo-walk”

  We have two Exhibitions during the Summer break. The first is in the Central Library from 12 to 26 of July, and the second in the West Swindon Library from 9 to 23 August. Malcolm would appreciate some assistance with mounting and packing up the exhibitions. Please contact him at or 07752 462220 Our next “Photo-walk” on Thursday 26 June is at Caen Locks, Devizes (meeting at the Black Horse pub. Malcolm Cole will be there from … Continue reading

New Electronic Calendar

Hi everybody, We’ve created a Google Calendar for the club programme called so if you add this to your electronic calendars you will always get the latest information on the club programme.  All entries will start with “SPS” so you can easily distinguish them from your own diary entries. To start with we have added the Summer Programme events, but the new season’s programme will be added soon. If you are an Outlook user, then from the FILE tab, … Continue reading

Annual Prize Giving, Thursday 22 May, 2014

  We had a change from our usual routine of presenting the Competition Trophies at the AGM this year, and it was a great idea, allowing much more time for the the winning members to chat about their images and prints.   The Monthly Competitions were a hard fought battle among the top three or four contestants-there being as few as three points between them, in some cases.   Martin Dent won the Trophy for the “Primary Print” category, and … Continue reading

Club presentation by Bob Brind Surch, on 15 May. 2014

Bob showed us not only his boundless enthusiasm for his subject, but his detailed understanding of what a photographer needs to know. Most importantly he was very able to put this across to us. Bob described himself as a photographer first who happens to take wildlife pictures. This meant that much of what he said was relevant to anyone with a camera, regardless of the type of images you wish to take. He started with the five Ps needed, the … Continue reading

Comp 6 results now posted

End of another season with Comp 6 results now posted.  Well done to all 4 trophy winners.

John Evans Competition, 2014.

The John Evans Competition is an annual competition for a trophy in honour of the former Chief Photographer at the Swindon Advertiser. This year the prints entered were judged by the photographers at the Advertiser, under the beady eye of Stuart Harrison. Stuart  came to the Club meeting on Thursday 27 March, 2014 to comment on the entries, and present the Trophy. The Trophy was awarded to Geoff Astle for his print of a guard on duty at Swindon and … Continue reading

Battle at Wantage Camera Club, Tuesday 11 March, 2014.

Six Club Members represented SPS at the well organised Battle in Wantage, last night. The final scores were as follows:- Oxford -357; Swindon- 352; Wantage-345. So we came a very respectable second. Shirley Johnson’s print “Solitude” scored 20; and Cathy FitzHerbert’s DI “Dig Deep” also scored 20.   Congratulations to you both.