Information about WHCC
The Whitchurch Hill Camera Club has been running for over 25 years, and with a membership of 80+ (and still growing) we believe that we are the biggest and best camera clubs in the Reading area of Berkshire. Our membership draws from many diverse backgrounds and age groups, including a strong female contingent. Whether you're interested in landscape photography, wildlife, still life, portraiture, sports photography or any of the other facets of this fascinating hobby, you will find them well represented at the W.H.C.C.
Membership Prices, 2016 - 2017 season
- Annual Membership: £35.00
- Under 21's: £15.00
- Students in full time education:: £15.00
- Non-members contribution: £3.00 per visit
We always welcome visitors to our meetings and there will be a Visitors Fee of £3.00 per meeting attended. We will not put anyone under pressure to become a member and visitors and non-members will be able to attend any number of meetings they may choose.
However, entry to our Club Competitions will still be for members only so the Annual Subscription must be paid before the 5th October 2016, this being the date of the First Round of the Ladder Competition.
We hold weekly meetings at 8:00pm every Wednesday between September and June at the WHITCHURCH VILLAGE HALL. Our meetings feature photographic presentations, practical sessions, social events and competitions. Please have a look at our programme, and reports on previous meetings.
During the summer months, we organise a popular series of field trips out and about in the Reading area.
Practical Photography Group
We also have a practical photography group that also meets once a month, with special emphasis placed upon learning about digital photography and manipulation, using the clubs studio equipment and any other hands-on advice you need.
We have the following equipment and books which may be loaned to current members:
- Spyder3Elite (PC/Mac) by ColorVision (Display Calibration for Professional Photographers and Studios)
- Digital Projector (1024px x 768px)
- Mastering Black and White Digital Photography by Michael Freeman (ISBN: 978-1579907075)
- Photoshop CS2 RAW: Using Adobe Camera Raw, Bridge, and Photoshop to Get the Most out of Your Digital Camera by Mikkel Aaland (ISBN: 978-0596008512) [link is a 185-page book preview]
- Adobe Photoshop CS3 On Demand by Steve Johnson, Andy Anderson and Perspection Inc (ISBN: 978-0789736918)
Club Weekly Bulletin
A weekly reminder is sent by e-mail to all members at the weekend relating to the next meeting in a few days time. In addition, this provides a very useful way of providing feedback on judges’ performance and also sharing information on special events or items of general interest. Make sure the Chairman has your correct e-mail address. Write to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not come along and join in the fun, you are welcome to visit us as often as you like with no pressure to become a member. Prospective members and visitors are always welcome: you don't have to contact us, just turn up! We look forward to welcoming you to the club. Check out our programme for what's coming up soon.