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  • Crested Tit by John Sexton
    Colour Print Open Competition #2
  • Blue Tit Fledgling by Stephen Shadbolt
    Natural History Competition - Digital Images
  • Three Frogs  by John Sexton
    Natural History Competition - Digital Images
  • Hungry Crocodiles by Ray Lewis
    Natural History Competition - Prints
  • Looking Out by John Sexton
    Colour Print Set Subject Competition #2
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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 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.

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, Chairman

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Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

PICTURE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

A return visit from Stan McCartin LRPS CPAGB APAGB should ensure an excellent evening's entertainment. The very best work from the four rounds of this season's ladder competitions (excluding the Natural History competition) is brought together to find the best shot this year.

Wednesday 10th May 2017

TRAVELS WITH MY CAMERA

Alan Fretten shows images taken during visits to Patagonia, Kenya, Thailand, Egypt and Tunisia.

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Thursday 11th May 2017

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO NIGHT

A professional model will sit for you to develop your portraiture skills.

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

Themes And Dreams

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So last Wednesday Philip George came all the way from Chandlers Ford to spend an evening with us! He gave us a two-part presentation – the whole being called ‘Themes and Dreams’.

The first half of the evening was spent in looking at the way in which Philip brings images with a common theme together to form panels. Some interesting ideas here – and good to hear of the thoughts which go behind the creation of these panels. Not only is there a common theme but the images are hung in such a way as to complement one another and form a cohesive whole. We also got the distinct impression that Philip loves skies – which featured quite heavily!

The second half was concerned with working with models – mostly in the open air and several in historical surroundings such as Netley Abbey (wonder what the monks would have made of it???). Philip described how and where he gets his models to pose – windows and doorways being an apparent favourite!

Oh – and thank you Philip for describing our lovely club as ‘friendly’ – we do try!!

Read more reports from the archive

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 3rd May 2017

Picture of the Year (Digital) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 27th April 2017

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Picture of the Year (Prints) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 27th April 2017

Entry form for colour prints | Entry form for monochrome prints

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Monochrome (Digital) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 18th May 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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