Club News

Geoff Pyle 'Out and About' Competition took place last Tuesday.(19th) A good range of both prints and PDI's and congratulations to overall winners Nigel and Terry - full results here.

League 1 competition results now in-click here. Well done to the winners Gordon, Alan and Rob.

Excellent Zoom presentation on 21/09 by Tony North DPAGB BPE4. Beautiful flora taken throughout the year plus magical macro images of fungi - all with clever use of light. Also generous technical tips to help all of us improve.

18/09/21 (see home page image)
Great news from member Nigel Gidney. He has not only had 31 acceptances from 2 International Salons this Summer but also won a Silver Medal from the SCPF Championship for his superb image 'Pounce' (Click here) Home page photo shows the Medal presentation by Chairperson Jean Dixon at last week's Club night. Congratulations on behalf of the Club Nigel!

Annual Exhibition Town Hall 21st August 2021
We thought it may never happen but it did-what a brilliant day. All the Club pulled together to produce a great exhibition and people poured through the door in their hundreds. We had praise and often amazement from all that came at the quality and diversity of the work. This has been a difficult year (understatement!) but we pulled off a superb exhibition accompanied by delicious refreshments and a very impressive raffle.
Many thanks to EVERYONE who made it such a success.   
It was great to see people in the flesh and chat and catch up and I think the food was the best ever.
I feel the season is off to a brilliant start and look forward to our first session on 7th September.
With thanks again to all who contributed in any way.
Jean Dixon (Chairperson)

Summer Newsletter 23/07/2021

Dear Club Member,
I do hope you are finding lots of inspiration for images at the moment even if it is rather warm. Maggie has put together a brilliant PROGRAMME for next year - really top quality speakers and something for everyone. You will see that we have talks on Underwater (by the legendary Spike and Penny Piddock), Macro, Wildlife and Landscape all before Christmas, as well as our usual competitions. It is our intention to return to the hall on 7th September with precautions in the way of good ventilation, spacing between chairs etc. (Click Programme section for full details.) We are, however, keeping a close eye on what is happening and could move to zoom if necessary – I will keep you up to date. We will be going ahead with our programme whatever the situation. Before that we have our EXHIBITION ON 21st August. Everyone is invited to show their work and there is still time to send your titles to Pat. I have had lots of offers to steward but could do with a few more and of course we are hoping for more raffle prizes and offers of cakes – please! Do bring friends and family along to see the club’s work and to have a cup of coffee and a piece of home-made cake. It will be really good to see everyone. In the meantime I do wish you a happy summer – whatever the weather. We don’t want “bad” weather, but its great for photography.
Best wishes

Around 14 members of the Club enjoyed a group visit to Knoll Gardens near Ferndown. There is an excellent display of a wide range of plants in bloom in a natural setting and especially many types of grasses in which the Gardens specialise. The weather was dull in the morning which was ideal for close up photography but the sun shone later for those taking colourful wide angle shots. A bonus was the presence of a moth specialist with some spectacular caterpillars for some interesting close up work. A number of images linking wildlife to the setting were submitted to the owners and may appear in due course on their website and/or newsletters.We look forward to perhaps seeing some of the images in competitions next season.

Our season has now finished with the AGM on May 4th.which was followed by an excellent critical review of a selection of SCPF images provided by Nigel Gidney with members involved through lively discussion and scoring. Congratulations to our new Chairperson Jean Dixon and many many thanks to her predecessor Maggie Lawrence for seeing us through an extremely challenging but successful year on Zoom. We all hope to be meeting face to face again this September with an exciting 2021-22 programme ahead with details to be published in August. Our Constitution has also been updated and can be read here.

Our last internal competition of the year-'Best of Year'- was held last Tuesday April 13th. There was a fine selection of entries in all three categories and special mention goes again to Nigel Gidney with two firsts in colour prints and PDI's and Alan Bevis with a first in black and white prints. Fine standards for all of us to aspire to.Click here for full results of the competition.

We are pleased to announce further success this year by one of our leading WCC members. Nigel Gidney had no fewer than five acceptances in the Bristol International Salon with two Honourable Mentions. A great achievement demanding extremely high standards.They were as follows:
Action - Leading off the Bend
Scapes - Seafarer - Honourable Mention
Mono - Racing in the Rain
Nature - Scarce Chaser - Honourable Mention
Open - Once Upon a Time (not yet available for viewing)
Well done NIgel.
Click here to view

Good news again for a Club member! Serafino Anedda has won a Bronze Medal at the Dorset Dragons International Salon for his excellent image 'Copenhagen'. Well done Serafino.Click here to view.

The SAPA Finals have been held and we won overall with 4 club finalists competing out of 10 in the league overall. Well done those members whose images represented Wareham. Please see the SAPA Website for the overall league results. ( The Finals scores should be be added shortly.

At the SCPF DPI Championship on 21st March 2021 Nigel Gidney was awarded a Silver Medal for his image “Pounce” this is an outstanding achievement so well done Nigel.(Click here)

League Competition No.5 results now added. Well done again to Alan Bevis, Serefino Anedda and Mike Brown.(click here to view)

The H2O Theme results have now been added.Well done Serafino Anedda for coming first with Waves. Link to results (click here)

Congratulations Jean Dixon for her success with the Royal Photographic Society, Nature Group, Annual Exhibition in obtaining 4 acceptances and 2 images Highly Commended. This a very prestigious award and a worthy recognition of her skills in photography. To see Jean's image of Hay Rattle please (click here)

The League Competition No3 results added (click here to view)

Congratulations to Serafino Anedda for winning a Silver Medal from the Purbeck Salon for his image "Copenhagen". To view the image (click here).

Programme Changes for 9th February, 9th March and 23rd March 2021 (click here) for details

The Woodhouse Trophy and Bert Boles Competition Results added (click here).

Great News. Both Alan and Mary Bevis have had images accepted and published in the Outdoor Photography magazine. CONGRATULATIONS to both of them. To see Alans Image (click here). To see Marys image (click here).

Changes to the Programme and the new Programme for January to May 2021 added. (click here).

League Competition No. 2 Results added (click here)

League Competition No1 Results added (click here)

Closing dates for Club Competitions added to the Programme. (click here)

Changes to the Programme (click here).

Winner of Fun Competition added (click here)

Club Programme for September to December 2020 added (click here)

More Good News of Members Success this time at the Wyvern International Salon.

Gordon Chamberlain received an Honourable Mention for his image “Reed Bunting Feeding” (click here to view) and Nigel Gidney received Honourable Mention for his images “Scarce Chaser” and also“Come to Grief”. In addition Nigel was awarded a Bronze Medal for his image “Point of Entry”.
Well done both of you.

Club Members Success

The Dorset Magazine recently ran a Competition entitled ‘Landscapes for Life’ in conjunction with the Dorset AONB to celebrate their 60th Anniversary. Out of 500 or so images submitted, I am delighted to tell you that two Wareham Club Members were awarded Highly Commended and their Images will each be used for a month in the Magazine Calendar.


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Nigel Gidney ‘From Stoborough to Eternity. ’key [16727035] doesn't exist(click here)

Well done from all your Friends at WCC!

The Best of Year Prints and DPI Competition Results added. (click here).

More success for Gordon Chamberlain.

Gordons picture entitled "Reed Bunting Feeding" was awarded a Silver Medal in the Dorset Dragons International Salon 2020. The image like the image he had recently published in the "Outdoor Photography" magazine was beautifully captured. You can see the image by (click here) and if you double click on the thumbnail image it can be increased in size. Enjoy Gordon's lovely picture.