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Latest 20s

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!

Please note: all images are © copyright by their respective authors and are not to reproduced without permission.

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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 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 Andy Sands, Matt Emmett, Eddy and Pam Lane and Chris Hutchinson.

Many of our own Club members will also feature in the second half of the Programme when we will see the results of my Chairman’s Challenge which involved capturing two images every week throughout 2017.

Click on this map to view a fully-interactive Google map of our locationYou don’t have to be an expert to join our club. Just look through the Programme and come along and meet us at our next meeting – I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Alan Copeland

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Wednesday 18th October 2017

AN INTRODUCTION TO NIK SOFTWARE

Many of us have downloaded this free software package and "Aussie" Allan Thomson will demonstrate the various plug-in programmes and the dramatic images which can now be achieved.

Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition next week.

Thursday 19th October 2017

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 25th October 2017

PRINT COMPETITION No 1

Once again, a large entry is expected for the first Open Print Competition which will be judged by Pat Begley CPAGB, also a new judge from the Marlow Camera Club.

View the full programme for this season online.

Summer Meetings programme

You may also keep up-to-date by using our RSS feed (below), which lists the next 10 meetings.

Latest Blog entry

A Bug's Life and Fabulous Fungi

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now how about that for an amazing evening then! It’s last Wednesday I’m talking about when we were visited by Andy Sands with two of his presentations ‘A Bug’s Life’ and ‘Fabulous Fungi’.

Now this is a man who is not only passionate about his wildlife photography but who has an awesome encyclopaedic knowledge of what he’s photographing. Each image is given a full description with the lifestyle and habits of each creature – all without a single note to hand! Amazing! And as if that wasn’t enough – he knows all the Latin names too!! (what’s Latin for Alan Copeland I wonder???)

So we started by learning all about the creepy crawlies around us. Absolutely superb images and interesting and detailed descriptions. We now know that every species of bee and wasp has its own predator ………  which has its own predator ……. and so on! Fascinating how many survive considering the number of them that are eaten alive by some other creature’s maggots!! (please don’t read this whilst having dinner). Then we learnt about the fungi that are around us. Again great images – each a work of art on its own! Andy apparently uses photo stacking (which we are all familiar with courtesy of our own David Dare) in order to make sure there’s front to back sharpness and that background detail is minimised. He did say how many photos are taken to produce one finished image – can’t remember – but it was an enormous amount!

A superb evening – thanks Andy for coming to share your work with us – and we look forward to seeing you again in the not-too-distant future!

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Our RSS feed has the last 10 blog entries (in case you haven't been for a while!)

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.

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Ladder Round 1 (Prints) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 19th October 2017

Entry form for colour prints | Entry form for monochrome prints

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Ladder Round 2 (Digital) - Three of a Kind

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 23rd November 2017

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Audio Visual (Audio-Visual) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 14th December 2017

Entry form for this competition

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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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