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Camera Club Reports: Club Meetings

Print Competition No 3 - Open

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Caroline Colgate was the judge for the third print competition of the season. With no set subject to follow, there was a wide range of prints and with 14 monochrome and 37 colour Caroline had reasonable time to pass on her valuable comments and suggestions about them.

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Kenya - A Wildlife Photographer's Paradise

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Yes, he's been before with his spectacular slides of African wildlife but, once again, Mike Wilkes had the packed hall spellbound with his amazing photography, accompanied by his humorous and interesting commentary. This time he took us through Kenya on one of his photographic safaris.

Mike showed...

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Annual Dinner

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Having been postponed from January due to the heavy snow, members met at the Caversham Heath Golf Club to enjoy the club's 21st annual dinner.

With a more relaxed dress code, the welcome addition of excellent guitar music provided by Tim and Alan's jokes, the whole evening...

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Brindle's Magic Lantern Show

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Alan Brindle made the long journey from Southampton to present a show of images using the latest state-of-the-art technology - for the year 1800.

Before the days of computers, television, radio and even electricity, the Magic Lantern Show was a favourite form of entertainment. Alan completed the...

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Enprint Comp & Discussion Evening

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Members became judges for the evening to assess their fellow members’ work in this year’s enprint competition. Although slightly down in numbers, there was a high level of work shown, varying from studio portraiture, landscape and architecture to natural history in the 21 panels. Results as follows:

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Print Competition No 2 - Water

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Although we've had Ruari Cumming as a speaker, this was a first for him at our club as a judge. He had 60 prints (21 monochrome and39 colour) based on this season's water theme to wade through.He gave fair and constructive comments, proving himself to be as good...

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The Thames Uphill

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Starting from Grain in Kent, Rod Bird walked "uphill" along the Thames to its source in Gloucestershire. Rod told us that it was a primarily a walk rather than a photographic expedition, undertaken as a challenge after breaking his leg.

The first few days he averaged just over 20 miles...

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Touching the Light

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Ken Scott travelled all the way from West Sussex to entertain us with his fascinating talk about mountain photography, with special emphasis on the role light plays.

As well as seeing some superb photographs and getting a number of useful tips, we also learnt about the fascinating phenomenon of...

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Digital AV Comp

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

DIGITAL AV COMPETITION RESULTS

Here are the total scores awarded to the ten sequences

  1. ' WHCC at Bath' - 406 points
  2. 'Whale Meat Again' - 389
  3. 'The Koyoto Effect' - 366
  4. 'My Australia' - 365
  5. 'Snowdon' & 'Murals of Diamante' - 346
  6. 'A Botswana Bestiary' -...

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Studio Evening - No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Our first Studio Evening this season gave us the opportunity to experiment with our new Advanced Lighting Kit and a group of around 20 members were able to try various lighting angles including the use of coloured gels to create different effects.

Pam Martin agreed to sit for us...

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Slide & Digital Competition No 2 - Water

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The ever popular Peter Jackman returned for the unenviable task of judging 66 digital images and 18 slides on the theme of "Water".

Slides

  1. Nigel Glover-Wright - 36 points
  2. Danny Callcut & Ron Coppock - 35 points
  3. Trevor Haynes - 34 points

One 20 maximum mark)...

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Toyota to Tanzania

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The ever popular Dr Peter Brandham, formerly a botanist at Kew Gardens, returned to show us a different view of Tanzania in the form of the strange and exotic plants of the country.

Peter’s tremendous enthusiasm for his subject made for a most interesting presentation as he showed slides...

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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
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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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