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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 2nd September 2016

Wallingford Bunkfest

2nd - 4th September 2016

Wednesday 7th September 2016

OPENING NIGHT

An opportunity to renew membership and find out what the club has to offer in the new season. The evening will feature a selection of images taken during the Summer evenings including the Image Hunt in Goring.

Wednesday 14th September 2016

72 HOURS HIDING IN FINLAND and THE CALGARY STAMPEDE

Ivor Porter tells us how he spent 72 hours in a hide watching and photographing brown bears. In the second half, Ivor takes us to Canada showing images captured at the annual Rodeo.

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We need you to bring along tonight your completed on-line Selection Evening Entry Form together with up to 6 Digital Images and 6 Prints for next week's Selection Evening.

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

Curiosities In The Cotswolds

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now that was a curious evening wasn’t it ……… I’m referring of course to last Wednesday’s presentation by our esteemed Chairman  ……. Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB. He took us on a tour of both the picturesque and the oddities to be found just west of here in the glorious Cotswolds. The presentation was called “Curiosities In The Cotswolds” – or to give it the Leonard Sachs (remember him?) treatment on The Good Old Days ……… “Copeland’s Captivating Cotswold Curiosities!!”

Well – it certainly did what it said on the tin (so to speak!). Alan has a nose for the unusual, odd or just plain barmy – and it’s surprising how much of it can be found. There were odd signposts (proper finger signs too (no - not that sort!)) pointing us to place names bordering on the bizarre .. and as for street names …. I’d love to live in Bow Wow (have to be completely barking of course!).

But naturally, being the Cotswolds there was the magnificent scenery, the chocolate-box thatched cottages in warm honey-coloured stone and the villages which often seem to have rivers or streams, crossed by stone bridges, flowing down the high street.

A lovely relaxing and entertaining evening, Mr Copeland …. Thank you for sharing your images and your thoughts with us. We now look forward to another edition of curiosities (where next I wonder?).

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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 21st September 2016

Selection Evening (Digital) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 15th September 2016

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Selection Evening (Prints) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 15th September 2016

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Ladder Round 1 (Digital) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 29th September 2016

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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