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    Monochrome Digital Image Competition
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    Monochrome Digital Image Competition
  • Ilfracombe Rocky Coast by Tony Bates
    Monochrome Digital Image Competition
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    Colour Print Open 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

What's on next

Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club

Friday 11th August 2017

Retro Festival

Friday August 11th 2017 - Sunday August 13th 2017

Saturday 19th August 2017

The Royal Berks Charity Soapbox Challenge

On Saturday 19 August, amateur drivers will drift their homemade soapbox vehicles down the track at Englefield Park, near Theale in a bid for the coveted first place. Charity Event for The Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Friday 1st September 2017

Wallingford Bunkfest

1st - 3rd September 2017

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

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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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.

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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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