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The latest images to score the top mark of 20 points in both WHCC ladder and external club competions are shown above. All top scoring images this season may be seen on the Competition Results page. Is yours not shown? Send it to me!
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A Letter from the Chair
Thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find full details of our Programme, a large selection of images from our members as well as a weekly blog report of our meetings. We meet at Whitchurch-on-Thames Village Hall every Wednesday evening at 8.00 pm from September to June and additional Practical Group Meetings take place monthly on Thursday evenings.
This season’s Programme includes our usual regular competitions for colour prints, monochrome prints and digital projected images and we also take part in a number of competitions against other Camera Clubs in the Chilterns Association.
In addition to this, I have booked some top level speakers who are experts in their field of photography - names like Tom Way, Ian Nash, Ruari Cumming and Mike Wilkes.
Our own Club members will also feature throughout the Programme and we will see images presented by Bill Scott, Rachel Paton, David Dare, Tony Bates, John Sexton, Neil Stewart and Nigel Glover-Wright.
We will also be running our second Project 100 throughout 2017 which gives all club members the opportunity to take two images every week and show them at club meetings during the first half of 2018. You can find further details below.
Alan Copeland, Chairman
What's on next
Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Wednesday 28th June 2017
8 by 10 EVENING
Once again, 8 club members share their digital work for a maximum time of 10 minutes each. A superb evening's entertainment covering a wide range of subjects. No judging - no marks. Just a relaxing evening to end the season.
Saturday 8th July 2017
Woodcote Transport Rally
8th - 9th July 2017
Friday 11th August 2017
Friday August 11th 2017 - Sunday August 13th 2017
View the full programme for this season online.
You may also keep up-to-date by using our RSS feed (below), which lists the next 10 meetings.
Latest Blog entry
The Maasai Mara
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
Now didn’t we just enjoy our visit to the Maasai Mara along with our intrepid guide Nigel Glover-Wright! Of course there are few better qualified to take us on a virtual safari ‘cos he makes frequent visits there and comes back with literally thousands of stunning images! (just think of all that raw conversion!!)
We know Nigel’s wildlife images well – and we weren’t in the least disappointed with this selection – great photographs of animal and bird life all in their natural habitat. There were the usual suspects – birds like the rollers with their fantastically coloured plumage – the somewhat less attractive marabou storks (only their mothers could love them!).
Then of course there were the big cats – and we all know that cheetahs are Nigel’s favourite animal don’t we!
And who can forget the images of the Great Migration – puts you in mind of the M25 on a bank holiday (except for cars substitute wildebeest} oh – and on the M25 we don’t have to contend with hungry crocodiles!
A superb evening Nigel – we look forward to your next presentation!!
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Upcoming Club Competitions
To get your images ready for these club competitions, you'll need to check your entry complies with the competition rules. Please note that competitions will no longer be listed in this section once the entry date has passed.
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THE CHAIRMAN’S CHALLENGE - PROJECT 100
By popular demand, we are repeating the project which we embarked on five years ago in 2012.
My challenge is for you to take two photographs every week throughout 2017 with the exception of two free weeks to give you a rest (you decide which weeks you want to miss).
This will result in you having taken a total of 100 images which you will share with your fellow Club members during the first few months of 2018.
The challenge, of course, is motivating yourself to use the camera when, like me, you would not normally consider taking images. It will also stretch your creative abilities in finding an image, perhaps in the middle of winter, and producing a photograph to show at the club.
When we ran this project throughout 2012, we had 16 keen photographers who accepted the challenge and went on to show some fantastic images to the club.
Will we do as well second time around?
Full details will be announced before the end of this calendar year and I will be collecting names of those members who want to accept the Chairman’s Challenge.
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