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Camera Club Reports: Club Meetings

Underwater Photography

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

This week saw a presentation by Trevor Rees, a photographer that unlike most of us, enjoys getting wet - very wet, in fact submerged! Yes Trevor is an underwater photography enthusiast.

Trevor explained to the club how he started over 25yrs ago with this passion and how much he...

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Familiarity Breeds Content

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The club was treated to a brilliant slide presentation this week by Chris Palmer ARPS AFIAP DPAGB APAGB. All these letters after his name give an indication of the extremely high standard of his work.

In the first half he showed us many different ways of photographing rock, stone and pebbles...

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Print Competition No 1 - Open

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Stan McCartin, one of the club’s most popular judges, returned to give us his usual well informed comments in this season’s first open print, with 19 monochrome and 44 colour prints.

Results as follows:

Monochrome:

  1. Tony Bates - 39 points
  2. Bill Scott - 37 points
  3. Brian Jolley, Helen...

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Footloose In Britain

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Clive Jones from Oxford made a welcome return to take us "hiking" around Britain. Starting in the Brecon Beacons we saw the mountains in all weathers and some lovely shots of rivers and waterfalls before moving on to Snowdonia where some of our members have spent photographic weekends. We travelled on...

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Slide & Digital Competition No. 1 - Open

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

There was a full house for the season’s first open competition of this season when the club welcomed Les Spitz for his first visit as a judge. He had quite a formidable task with 72 digital images and 16 slides to assess.

Slides

  1. Nigel Glover-Wright - 38 points
  2. ...

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Shooting Raw - The Naked Truth

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Following his excellent talk at the Digital Group a couple of weeks ago, Carl Chilley again demonstrated the breadth of his knowledge of all things photographic by talking about shooting raw – nothing to do with naturism (especially in October!), but only to do with using a more versatile...

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Selection Evening

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

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Pinhole Photography

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Derek Reay ARPS treated us to an evening of unique and fascinating photography.

After an introduction to the pinhole camera, which most of us probably tried out in our young days, he moved on to the camera obscura, the Victorian invention which uses a whole room as a camera,...

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From Film to Digital

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Over 60 members and friends braved the road closures in Pangbourne to be rewarded by an incredible lecture presented by Clive Minnitt who showed a collection of absolutely superb images he had taken in various locations throughout the world.

The first half featured photographs he had captured using slide...

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Opening Night

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The first night of the 2009/10 season started with about 50 members turning up to eagerly renew membership, together with a few welcome visitors.

Alan, our chairman, outlined the forthcoming season’s programme in his usual entertaining manner, making for a very light-hearted start to the night.

After the refreshment...

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10 x 8 Evening

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

This season's final club meeting took a new format with the intention of 10 members having 8 minutes to show their digital images either to music or their own commentary. Due to a slight technical hitch and shortage of time, only 8 members were able to do so....

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The Winners' Enclosure

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Members had the chance to view the images which won the four ladder competitions during the season and listen to the authors’ comments on how they had taken them.

Bill Scott - Monochrome prints

Tony Bates - Colour prints

Paul Davies - Slides

Graham Piper - Digital images

Afterwards,...

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The Danube & Audio Visual

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

In the first half of this week's meeting Eric Needs, who joined the club 18 months ago, took us along the Danube from Bratislava to Belgrade. He explained flood protection measures, which are being used, and showed us varied and interesting shots taken along the way.

After...

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

A fair number of members attended this year's AGM to take the opportunity of voicing their comments on the running of the club in the forthcoming season.

Reports were read out by the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretaries before other matters were discussed, including clearer, more up-to-date rules...

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A Mountaineer’s Eye View of Everywhere Else

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

A strange title for this talk, which turned out to be a complete mixture of subjects, humorously presented by Chris Hutchinson. Ranging from unusual buildings, pub signs and wonderful British landscapes, Chris kept members well amused by his funny anecdotes. At the same time, his slides were excellent, particularly...

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In the Wake of Shackleton

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Club member, David Pearson, had the wonderful opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton's expedition in his ship Endurance through Antarctica. David gave us a brief outline of the history of the sinking of Endurance, of Shackleton's and his crew's brave voyage in three small boats...

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Photographer of the Year Competition

posted by Anon. in Club Meetings

Members had the opportunity of entering their best images of the season in the final competition, which would decide who would win the trophy for the Photographer of the Year.With a total of64 images the judge for the evening, the ever popular Peter Jackman, was able to give...

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Studio Evening No 2

posted by Anon. in Club Meetings

Who would expect to see a motorbike standing in the club hall! This is exactly what members saw this week when they turned up for the second studio evening of the season.

Members had the opportunityof taking shots of member Graham Piper's bike from different angles and then with...

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Slide & Digital Competition No 4

posted by Anon. in Club Meetings

There was a good standard of entries for the fourth and final round of the club's slide and digital competitions, with 14 slides and 56 digital images, setting the judge, Caroline Colgate, a formidable challenge. Her comments were constructive and she gave a good range of marks. Results...

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An Evening with Claire Borrowdale

posted by Anon. in Club Meetings

An evening with a difference this week as Claire (a club member) reminisced about her experiences as an extra on location for the filming of Midsomer Murders. Showing us excerpts of these programmes, members were invited to "spot" Claire and her two children. Although it sounds fun, it is...

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