Canterbury Photographic Society


2018 Summer Shoot Schedule

Hi Folks.

I’ve had some time to work on the Summer Shoot Itinerary and Challenge

topics. A few new destinations mixed with some old favourites.

Although we usually meet on alternate Wednesday’s the tide tables  and

weather can often impact on our activities .

This programme isn’t set in stone and if perfect conditions are

predicted the evening may be switched to another night. I will email

all members and post on Cps Facebook any last minute changes so do

keep a look out. For each event I will post more detailed itinerary,

directions and gear recommendations nearer the time.  For this reason

it is helpful if you let me know you are keen to join the group for

car share purposes and last minute changes to programme.




Wednesday 20th June we spent a lovely evening on the Fordwich River

Boat, cruising the Stour.


Wednesday 4th July Hothfield Common near Charring. Subject matter:

Woodland, rare bog habitat eg Sundew, orchids, Bog Asphodel, Cotton

grass, dragonfly, lizards, highland cattle, Konic ponies.


Wednesday 11th July (to coincide with 9-30pm high tide) Folkestone

Pier and Beach. Slow shutter beach scenes with incoming tide over

rocks and then structural images of the newly renovated pier including

the lighthouse and the Anthony Gormley statue...if it’s still there!

and boats bobbing in the harbour.


Monday 23rd July Fort Horsted  10am -3pm £10 per person. (Still places

available) Situated in the Medway towns the fort is well hidden. The

day begins with a presentation of the history of the Fort followed by

a guided tour and then free time to roam permitted areas including the

nature reserve above the fort.


Wednesday 25th July  Lydden Downs  Sleeping Butterfly, Wasp spider and

Chalk Downs wild flowers. This will be totally reliant on a warm still

evening! The Butterflies become more sleepy as the light levels and

temperature drop and they slow and settle on grasses and flower heads

for the night.


Wednesday 1st August. Visit to the Enchanted Gardens Whitstable. £5

per person includes tea, coffee or cold drink and homemade cake and

admission to this private garden/ nursery and small nature reserve

opposite.  This hidden gem backs on to the Thanet Way and is full of

colour and wildlife. Ideal for Macro/close up, abstract.


Wednesday 8th August. Coastal visit to coincide with 8-30pm high tide.

Members choice.  eg Dover Marina area, Seasalter groynes, Reculver,

Whitstable, Margate, Ramsgate,  Oare Marshes, Faversham Creek.


Wednesday 22nd August Last Summer shoot and Members choice.

Town, Countryside, Coast or Pub? Or a bit of everything?


There will be reminders of other events throughout the summer break

eg. Kent County Show, Swingfield track event and later the Ploughing

match. If anyone has any more suggestions please share!



Summer Challenge Topics.

The only rule is that images must have been taken on the summer shoot

programme including composite images. Printed up to A4 and unmounted.

To be judged by Members secret ballot  at our first meeting in


Steve Silk will hand back the 2017 trophy and pass to his successor.










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