Visiting Speaker Event Tuesday 5 March

Martin Emmett is a professional horticulturist and photographer based in West Sussex. He is a lecturer for the Royal
Horticultural Society (Wisley) and the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew).
Martin’s talk will include examples of both his professional and personal photographs from the many locations around the
world that his horticultural profession has led him to visit, including Borneo, Japan, North Sikkim and the Falkland Islands.

Join us at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

See Calendar for location information.

Keynote Speaker Jan 2024

Bognor Regis Camera Club is proud to present on Tuesday 9th January 2024

Ken Scott

for his talk: Summits and Secrets

Ken is a photographer, adventurer, speaker and coach from West Sussex, England. He is an Associate
of the RPS and an experienced camera club judge. Ken also leads appraisal training for the Southern
Counties Photographic Federation.

Ken describes his talk: “My photography grew up in the mountains where, for thirty years or so I simply
went for walks –sometimes very long walks – and climbs with a camera. None of my photographs
was preconceived; each was made in the moment, as a direct response to light and to the mountain
experience. I took this approach on all our travels, not exotic but intimate, personal journeys to places
that are very special in our hearts. This presentation is a celebration of my experiences with a camera
over a lifetime, with a few people most special to me, using photography to paint an authentic picture
of who we are and to tell the stories of Summits and Secrets.”

St.Mary’s Centre, Grassmere Close, Felpham. PO22 7NU
Non-members welcome (£5)
7.15 for a 7.30 start

BRCC Speaker Programme 2023-4 Season

Our programme of speakers this season comprises 12 excellent speakers covering a wide range of photographic topics. Full details of times etc. are in our club calendar and, to read more about the individual speakers and their talks click here.

They have been selected as experts in their genre and most of them will be speaking live at our base in St. Mary’s Centre, Felpham. Come and meet them and ask your questions face to face. Visitors welcome; a small charge will be made for your visit.

We also take advantage of the facilities of Zoom so that we can hear from experts who may not be local to Felpham. Attendance at the Zoom events are for BRCC members only, come and join us!

This Season’s Speakers


Jim Pascoe – A Winchester Year (3rd October)

Brian Pettit – Zimbabwe off the Beaten Track (24th October)

Vivica Koh – A Collection of Moments (7th November)

Allan Grainger – A Pathway to Landscape Photography (21st November)

Brian Pettit – Zimbabwe off the Beaten Track (24th October)


Ken Scott – Summits and Secrets (9th January)

David Collyer – All in a Day’s Work (23rd January, via Zoom)

Jo Teasdale – My Adopted Family (20th February)

Martin Emmett – Plants and Places (5th March)

Vanda Ralevska – Wish You Were Here (19th March)

Roger Crocombe – The Sea and Me (9th April)

Jo Bradford – Darkrooms and Smartphones (7th May by Zoom)

Explore: Open House 2023 REPORT

Bognor Regis Camera Club – Explore: Visit Open House, London

Saturday 9 September 2023

On Saturday 9 September eight BRCC club members attended the 2023 London Open House event, the visit being thoroughly well organised by club member Edwin Jones. The Indian Summer weather was fine and dry with the only problem being that it turned out to be the hottest day of the year with temperatures recorded at Kew of over 33oC. Fortunately, the mainline trains were air conditioned, as were the buildings we visited. The main problem was the Tube, especially the Central Line which is noted for being the hottest. Luckily the walks outside from the Tube to the buildings were shorter than usual.

This event was difficult to plan this year because of the short time between the program being finalised and its start date. It was only finalised on 17 August, a mere three weeks ahead. A preliminary program was out two weeks earlier but it was without the essential details of the dates when buildings would be open. Grrr!

We travelled to London in the (relative) cool of the morning reaching Victoria Station London at 9.15 and headed to the first stop, the Marshall Building at the LSE. This is a multi-purpose building for the Economics and Finance departments and is the newest addition to the Campus opening on 4th January 2022. There are seven upper floors, including a large open roof area with great views towards the City, plus basements and a large open ground floor with many large concrete columns to support the weight above. Uses included lecture halls, study rooms and a massive, underground, sports hall. The central helical staircase was especially attractive. We had a very interesting guided tour lasting well over the allotted 45 minutes and were given many opportunities to take photos.

Then it was on via the DLR to the Royal Docks and the new City Hall. The building is modern and spacious situated next to the North end of the London Cable Car. It features an angular exterior designed to minimise soar gain (with unusual reflections) and includes a large entrance Hall (which doubles as a function area), the London Assembly Hall, Committee Rooms and the Mayors Offices. We were fortunate to have a person from the architect’s office as a guide. The London Assembly moved from the previous City Hall opposite the Tower of London because of the high rent being paid there and the Royal Docks building already being owned by the Council. A pleasant lunch was had at the Hall’s Cafeteria.

Because of the heat we decided to miss the 3rd building ,a small Livery Hall in the City, and go straight to the Rocca London Gallery. It was very modernistic in concept and had been designed by the award-winning Zaha Hadid Architects. This has some unique wall design and unusual bathroom exhibits and was hosting an exhibition about innovative designs for small apartments for city living. Fortunately this building was just one stop on the overground to Clapham Junction so we headed there to get the cool train back home

A very well worthwhile expedition in good company.

Edwin Jones, Organiser