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Camera Club Reports: Club Meetings

Mix and Match Competition

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Enter the article hereSo we all gathered in the village hall for the needle match of the season.

Excitement was in the air as the seats filled and we all stared at the two screens and two projectors. Yes – this was it – The Battle Of...

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In The Footsteps Of Shackleton

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So, on this lovely May evening we all donned our thermals and furs ‘cos we were off to the South Atlantic and Antarctic ‘In The Footsteps of Shackleton’ with Pam and Eddy Lane as our guides. Just so you know they know their photographic stuff – they’ve both...

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Three Weeks In Japan

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

How about that for a far-flung visit! This week we went on another virtual trip – this time all the way to Japan in the company of our own John Sexton!

Not just images either – as John gave us masses of fascinating information about this county....

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Gaudi, Barcelona and Puglia

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

May Day – and for those who weren’t up and about at silly o’clock to welcome the summer in traditional style (who was photographing the celebrations at Magdalen Tower at 6:00am then?? Not me for one!) – what a lovely way to end the day!

So this...

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50 Years Of Printing From Wet To Dry

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

April started with a superb evening - a presentation by someone who’s visited us a lot over the past years as a presenter and (dare I say) a judge – Gordon Roberts. Such a shame that this was his final visit as he’s decided enough is enough!! (reckon...

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Beyond Capricorn

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now that was a good travelogue – and what a distance we travelled that evening! Oh yes – it was 20th March and we went to the other side of the world along with Ruari Cumming ARPS.

We started off in the humid heat with images of...

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A Blue Badge Guide's Tour Of Southampton, Portsmouth And The Isle Of Wight

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

We had a lovely tour round the Isle of Wight last Wednesday (6th March that is). And not only that - we also looked at the history of Southampton v Portsmouth (absolutely nothing to do with soccer!).

And who better to take us on such a tour...

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An Introduction to Press Photography

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The 20th Feb proved to be a very interesting evening.  We had a visit from press photographer Cliff Hide who gave us some really fascinating inside info about what goes on regarding photography in the newspaper industry.

Cliff told us something of his own career path –...

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In Pursuit Of The Light

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

What a great home-grown evening we had on 13th Feb! Two of our own photographers sharing their work’

The evening started with Ceri Jones – our multi-award-winning member who specialises in landscapes and especially woodland. And, of course, in the past year he achieved the winning spot...

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6x4 Competition and Discussion Evening

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So this week it was our annual event – the 6x4 competition!

Dates right back this one does – to the days when we used to take our roll of film to the likes of Boots (other processors are available!) and get back a strip of negatives...

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The Rain Forests of Costa Rica

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

This week a presentation by our own Nigel Glover-Wright – intrepid wildlife photographer!

A bit of a difference this time ‘cos our Nigel took us over the Atlantic (don’t think he rowed it though!) to Costa Rica and its rainforests. And of course, it did just what...

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The Arid Parks Of South Africa

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So here we were on a cold January evening ready to be transported to sunshine – hot sunshine at that! Our visitor, Stan Hill (who’d taken us to the Arctic Circle last year – so what a difference!!) transported us to the Arid Parks of South Africa to...

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Mosques and Pagodas

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So on 14 November we gathered in the village hall for a presentation by one of our club members – the aptly named Bill Scott. And where did he take us? Well – the answer to that was in the title ‘Mosques and Pagodas’ and, as they say...

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Print Competition No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Well – there we are – first print competition of the season! Soon be Christmas!

Being the first one there was no set subject – so a good, wide range of genres on show. And who was charged with the unenviable task of allotting scores to these?...

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Using The Rules And How To Break Them Successfully

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now that was a really interesting and thought-provoking session we had last Wednesday – 17 October. We had a visit from Damon Guy who treated us to a presentation called ‘Using The Rules And How To Break Them Successfully’……….. and it did just what it said on the...

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Digital Competition No 1 (Open)

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Here we were – the first competition of the season – so with mounting excitement we gathered in the village hall for Digital Competition No 1 in this season’s ladder. Being the first one it was open too – so no set subject.

Of course someone has...

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Basics of Digital Audio Visual

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Enter the article So we all flocked to the village hall on this first Wednesday in October, looking forward to gaining some tips and wrinkles about creating audio visual presentations. And who better to lead us through this than Les Spitz – a well-known and respected expert in...

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Piers Of The Realm

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So here we are – the start of a brand new season with masses of lovely images to delight us and techniques to learn and/or brush up on.

And what a great start to the year – a visit by Micki Aston CPAGB MCIoJ taking us all...

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A Mountaineer's Eye View of South East England

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So we all wondered what a 'Mountaineer's Eye View of South East England' was all about ... could Box Hill be a sudden contender in the mountain stakes ... or closer to home - what about Streatley Hill???? Of course, could be images taken from on high by...

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Digital Competition No 4

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So there it was - the last of the ladder competitions for this season - Digital Competition No 4 - and no set subject - plenty of scope then! And some poor soul has to be in the judge of this which will also decide the winner of...

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