Our Syllabus For the 2023 to 2024 season

Programme

Note: Some sessions will be held via Zoom (typically the first one of the month)

2023

September 2023

Wed. 06 Sept.
—Opening night: Introduction to StAPS

Wed. 13 Sept.
—Neil Dobson (Rovarch): “Marine Archaeology”

Wed. 20 Sept.
—Gordon Baird: “Wildlife & Nature”
—Hand-in for 1st internal Comp.

Wed. 27 Sept.
—Practical Night

October 2023

Wed. 04 Oct. (via Zoom)
—Claire Carter : “Studio Botanics and Macro” via Zoom

Wed. 11 Oct.
—Richard Fox: “A Year as a Photographer in Scotland”

Wed. 18 Oct.
—1st Internal Competition. Judge: Allan Gawthorpe
—Hand-in, 2nd Internal Competition
—Hand-in, 4-Way Competition

Wed. 25 Oct. 
—Stuart Dodd: “Photography: My Way”
—Hand-in, SPF Digital

November 2023

Via Zoom: Wed. 01 Nov. (via Zoom)
—Cherry Larcombe: “Textures & Tryptics”

Wed. 08 Nov.
—SPF winning photos — members’ analysis 

Wed 15 Nov.
—2nd Internal Comp. Judge: Andy Hayes

A Sunday in Nov.
—SPF PDI CHAMPIONSHIP

Wed. 22 Nov.
—Club critique night

Mon. 27 Nov. (7:15pm for 7:30pm)
—4-Way Competition — Dundee, Perth, Glenrothes & St Andrews, hosted by Dundee 

Wed. 29 Nov.
—Caroline Trotter — “Food Photography”
Hand-in Loches Exchange [Loches hand-in moved to 31 Jan.]

December 2022

Wed. 06 Dec.
—Xmas Evening: mobile phone photos
—Charity evening with Xmas goodies

Wed. 13 Dec.
—Alister Benn “Expressive Photography”
—Hand-in 3rd Internal Competition

Wed. 20 Dec.
—Christmas Holidays

Wed. 27 Dec.
—Christmas Holidays

2024

January 2024

Wed. 10 Jan. (via Zoom)
—Harry Kingman: “Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands revisited”
—Hand-in of PDI entries 3-way competition (via email)

Thurs. 18 Jan:
—Joint night with Art Club (in lieu of Wed. Jan. 17)

Wed. 24 Jan.
—3rd Internal Competition. Judge: Dougie Allan
—Hand in entries for SPF Print Championship? (SPF to confirm hand-in date)

Wed. 31 Jan.
—Tommy Bryson: “Queensferry Crossing 2011-17”
—Hand-in for 4th internal
—Hand-in Loches Exchange

February 2024

Thurs. 08 Feb.
—3-Way PDI Battle (Cupar, St Andrews, Kinross), hosted by Kinross

Wed. 14 Feb.
Members’ Evening:
—Doug Wares: “Colour Slide Photography”
—John Mitchell: “Life and Times”
—Hand-in for Margaret Coull Trophy

Sun. 18th Feb.
SPF Print Championship, Victoria Hall, Dunblane — doors 9:15 a.m., hall opens 9:45 a.m. for 10 a.m. start

Wed. 21 Feb.
—Loches Exchange, topics: macro and lightness
—Hand-in entries for Inter Fife

Wed. 28 Feb.
—Colin Hulley from The Imaging Warehouse (includes Permajet): Practical session “The Art of Paper Selection Workshop.” Subject to time constraints you may get a PDI printed, if you “bring one.” 

March 2024

Wed. 06 March
—4th Internal Competition. Judge: Stan Farrow

Wed. 15 March
—Margaret Coull Trophy Judging

Wed. 20 March
—President’s Night

Wed. 27 March
—StAPS AGM

Hand-In Dates

2023

Wed. 20 Sept.
—Hand-in for 1st internal Comp.

Wed. 18 Oct.
—Hand-in, 2nd Internal Comp.
—Hand-in 4 Way Competition

Wed. 25 Oct.
—Hand-in, SPF Digital

Wed. 13 Dec.
—Hand-in 3rd Internal Competition

2024

Wed. 10 Jan.
—Hand-in of PDI entries 3-way competition (via email)

Wed. 24 Jan.
—Hand-in Entries SPF Print Championship [SPF to confirm]

Wed. 31 Jan.
—Hand-in for 4th internal
—Hand-in Loches Exchange

Wed. 14 Feb.
—Hand-in for Margaret Coull Trophy

Wed. 21 Feb.:
—Hand-in entries for Inter Fife