Workshops are an important part of what we do at KDPS and in 2017 we widened our programme of events, with a mix of tutorial evenings, indoor and outdoor photoshoots, trips and workshops throughout the year. A small fee per member is usually charged to cover room booking, entrance, equipment hire etc, depending on the activity. The programme is listed below.
The Club also produces a Hints & Tips Email which shares help on processing, links to tutorials on the major software programs (Photoshop, Lightroom etc), and tips on how to refine our images once we've taken them. This is sent to all Club Members once a month.
A selection of our Members' pictures from each Workshop is in the Galleries under the Workshop page of the website.
Wednesday 18 January - Practical “Get to Know your Camera” Night – a hands-on, individual workshop with Ann Dickson and our team in the Music Room.
Wednesday 15 February - Picture Critique Night - a friendly discussion looking at members' photos to see what works and what doesn't, and why.
Wednesday 15 March, 7.30 pm - Studio Photo Shoot of Racing Motorbike and Rider, Masque Theatre Complex - fully booked
Sunday 9 April - Pytchley Hunt Point to Point near Guilsborough
Sunday 30 April - Lamport Hall outdoor/garden photography, led by two experts from the club, we have exclusive access to the gardens.
Sunday 14 May - Street Photography Workshop in London - numbers limited, Brick Lane and Camden Market.
Sunday 11 June - Wicksteed at War event, Wicksteed Park, Kettering. Great re-enactment event to capture action photography, right on our doorstep.
Wednesday 21 June, 7.30 pm - Outdoor Macro photography workshop led by Bob Brind-Surch - fully booked
Sunday 16 July, 12.45 am - Summer social photo shoot - Middle Nene Sailing Club, Thrapston
Monday 14 August, 7.30 pm - Summer social photo shoot - Higham Ferrers
Sunday 24 September, 10 am - Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fair at Cranford
Wednesday 11 October, 7.30 pm - Studio Workshop - Painting with Light
Wednesday 15 November, 7.15 for 7.30 pm - Studio Workshop, Kettering - Martial Arts Photography
Wednesday 6 December, 7.00 pm - Christmas Lights photography, Kettering, led by Andy Eathorne, pictures to follow!
Dates for your 2018 Diary
Sunday 21 January – Natural Light Studio Photography Workshop, led by Richard Pucci at The Chambers Studio, Northampton - full, waiting list in place
Wednesday 28 February – Food studio photoshoot at the Masque Theatre, Kettering
Saturday 17 March – Workshop Event at Silverstone
Members, please talk to our Workshop Manager if you would like to come along to any of these events, or have any requests for future workshops.
More dates to follow soon.