Welcome to Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
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.
Alan Copeland, Chairman
A date for your diaries
A much smaller venue than Pangbourne Library - more a display than an exhibition
Saturday 22nd October finds us at the Art Cafe, a great concept, promoting local art, craft and charity fund raising. The WHCC will display a selection of their work and our members will be on hand to answer questions about the club.
Coffee, teas, cakes and chatter from 9.30 to 12.30. Raising funds on the day will be APT Community Trust a charity who plan to take responsibility for the running of Pangbourne Station Road public toilets - now that’s a relief!
The Art Cafe, The Old Rectory Stables, Whitchurch Hill, RG8 7DF is found opposite the Ferry Boat Public House just above Whitchurch Bridge. From Pangbourne the Art Cafe is on your left.
Please help us to introduce our club to potential members.
Lyn & Ian
What's on next
Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Wednesday 28th September 2016
AEGEAN ODYSSEY and CHOCOLATE BOX NEWBURY
Another two part evening in which Paul Sievers shows images taken in and around Newbury for inclusion in a calendar which has raised many thousands of pounds for local charities.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Competition.
Wednesday 5th October 2016
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 1
We are expecting a large entry for our first open competition tonight which will be judged by Jeff Lawrence CPAGB from the Bracknell Camera Club.
Wednesday 12th October 2016
DIGITAL IS PHOTOGRAPHY'S THIRD AGE - AS THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE EXPLODES HOW IS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPACTED?
Ian Nash demonstrates the dramatic advances in this field and explains his involvement in the creation of the world's first landscape camera phones @ Nokia and how he designed Nokia Photo Suite (Camera and Gallery experiences).
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition next week.
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
72 Hours In Finland and the Calgary Stampede
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
So last week we ventured up into the far north – (no – not Aylesbury!) – Finland – land of the midnight sun!! This was courtesy of Ivor Porter who shared his images of bears with us. Well – he survived and was here to tell the tale …………
So off he went to the borders of Russia to spend 72 hours – yes – 72 hours in a hide with only only another photographer and several bears for company. What’s more he didn’t sleep for 72 hours!! (would you if there were bears outside??) And of course facilities in the hide were minimal – what you might call the BEAR essentials. And of course he captured some wonderful images of brown bears – including family groups with cubs – awwww! Apparently 24 hours of daylight can be disconcerting (but not to the bears apparently!).
But that wasn’t all Ivor shared with us …….. he started off by showing pictures of him creating a reflection pool in his garden – and then some of the results from this – superb images!
After our coffee break Ivor took us over the Atlantic to Canada for the Calgary Stampede. Again some great images captured from the ringside – superb action shots of this fast moving, dust-and -mud bespattered event. We learnt a bit about the Rodeo too – especially about bucking broncos. Well – you’d not be too pleased with a tight strap fastened round your more delicate bits either – so bucking seems the only suitable reaction to me!!
A great evening Ivor – lovely variety and superb quality of images and some technical info too! Look forward to seeing you again!
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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.
Wednesday 5th October 2016
Ladder Round 1 (Digital) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 29th September 2016
Wednesday 19th October 2016
Ladder Round 1 (Prints) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 13th October 2016
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Ladder Round 2 (Digital) - Landscape
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 17th November 2016
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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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