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Welcome to the leading photography club in the area. We hold weekly meetings (Sept – May) with guest speakers, competitions, exhibitions, workshops, and photo walks. 

 Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm – “The Prints and the Paper” 
On Tuesday 20th February we welcome Chris Palmer who will show a wide variety of images and discuss some of the considerations and decisions that were taken when the print was made. His aim is to produce a print that portrays the original image in the best possible way. This is not a technical talk, but will hopefully make the audience aware of the approach Chris takes both to his photography and subsequent printing. 
Chris has been actively involved in club photography since 1979, initially as a member of Field End Photographic Society in Ruislip, Middlesex. He gained an Associateship of the RPS with traditional monochrome prints, a Fellowship with digital prints, and assesses on the RPS Fine Art panel. A busy national PAGB judge and popular speaker, he has visited more than 225 different camera clubs, and judged many regional, national and international exhibitions. Now retired from working as an air traffic controller, Chris is a member of Amersham Photographic Society.
Chris Palmer is supported by Fotospeed and Longridge.
Visitors are always made welcome. We meet at WI building, Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DG. The meeting starts at 7.30pm, finishing by 10pm. £3 at the door please.

Monday 26th February at 8pm – Workshop on Conversion to Mono
Workshops are for members and visitors by invitation. If you wish to attend send an email to Bob Breaches at breaches@btinternet.com . Workshops are not held at our usual venue.

Tuesday 27th February at 7.30pm – Annual Nature Competition
We hold our Annual Nature Competition on 27th February. The independent judge is Paddy Ruske from Lichfield who will comment on every photo as well as selecting the winners. Paddy was Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016, and has appeared in several magazines, scientific papers, and international exhibitions. One of last year’s winners was Bob Breach with this image, “Vapourer moth larvae -Orgyia antiqua”.

Tony Moir - Catfish Keyboard
Jo Monro - Rainy Days (Panel)
Phil Holroyd - Ashness Jetty (Panel)
Bob Breach - It's a Dog 's Life
Bob Bracher - Ellie
Jo Monro - The Stairwell.  Entered into the 43rd Smethwick International Exhibition and was awarded a Smethwick Photo Society Ribbon (November 2017)
Bob Breach - Banded Demoiselle
Bob Bracher - A Passing Shower
Jo Monro - Anticipation
Steve Crampton - Battle for the puck
Jo Monro - Going to the Wedding
Jo Monro - Gannet Preening

All photographs are the property of the original photographer