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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!
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A Few Words From Our Chairman
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 8.00pm from September to June and additional Practical Group Meetings take place 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 Neil Cave who runs Timeline Events, a very successful business staging classic period scenes re-creating some of the iconic images of times gone by. We also have Peter Crane who is an expert on Street Photography and Eddy and Pam Lane who take us to Antarctica in the footsteps of Shackleton.
Many of our own Club members will also feature throughout the season with a wonderful varied selection of presentations and we also offer help and guidance for all photographers at our Practical Photography Group meetings.
It all looks very exciting and is set to further enhance our reputation as one of the leading Camera Clubs in the area. I hope you will enjoy all there is on offer during 2018-19.
Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB
What's on next
Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Wednesday 24th October 2018
PRINT COMPETITION No 1
Once again, a large entry is expected for the first Open Print Competition which will be judged by the delightful Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB from the Bracknell Camera Club.
Wednesday 31st October 2018
INSPIRE, CAPTURE, PRINT
Neil Cave presents an overview of his life in the photo industry and explains how he got to running a photo shoot business, Timeline Events, that now runs in excess of 100 events per year.
Round One of the Rosebowl Competition is taking place tonight at the Leighton Buzzard Camera Club.
Wednesday 7th November 2018
NORTH TO SOUTH
There are several different ways you can count countries. Our guest this evening has visited over 100 of them. Alan Colegrave presents a travelogue recalling many visits to faraway places starting at the Northernmost part of Europe and finish in Antarctica.
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
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 to be in the hot seat for these occasions and this time it was someone new to us – Rojer Weightman (yes – I know I spelt his name wrongly in the weekly notices – sorry Rojer!).
So what was he presented with? Well – 44 excellent images – that’s what! Being an open round there was, of course, a wide variety of subject matter. Without listing every image there were landscapes, cityscapes, lakes, mountains, natural history, still life and even designs created by smoke.
Rojer gave a detailed critique on each followed immediately by its score. He also commented on the use of keylines – making the point that sometimes a striking image with a black background can really ‘pop out’ at the viewer if no keyline is used! (but of course we’ve also had judges saying that a fine keyline should be used in these cases! Ah well!).
So who were the high scorers and top placements?
Much coveted 20s went to ‘European Wildcat’ by Richard Tilson; ‘Evening in Prague’ by Joyce Storey; ‘The Woods’ by John Sexton and ‘Spring Morning Woodlands’ by Ceri Jones (which also gained the star!).
Five members tied for second place – all with 37 points! They were Richard Tilson, Joyce Storey, John Sexton, David Robinson and David Dare.
And the winner was ………. Ceri Jones with 39 points!
Congratulations to all the high scorers and those in the top places – and well done to all who entered making this such a good evening. Thanks also of course to Rojer for his sterling work – see 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 24th October 2018
Ladder Round 1 (Prints) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 18th October 2018
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Ladder Round 2 (Digital) - People at Work
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 22nd November 2018
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Audio Visual (Audio-Visual) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 6th December 2018
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