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Latest 20s

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!

Please note: all images are © copyright by their respective authors and are not to reproduced without permission.

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A Letter from the Chair

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 8.00 pm 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 Andy Sands, Matt Emmett, Eddy and Pam Lane and Chris Hutchinson.

Many of our own Club members will also feature in the second half of the Programme when we will see the results of my Chairman’s Challenge which involved capturing two images every week throughout 2017.

Click on this map to view a fully-interactive Google map of our locationYou don’t have to be an expert to join our club. Just look through the Programme and come along and meet us at our next meeting – I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Alan Copeland

What's on next

Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club

Wednesday 28th February 2018

PRINT COMPETITION No 3

'Ancient and Modern' is the Set Subject for Round 3 this season - our prints will be judged by Roger McCallum making his second appearance this season.

Wednesday 7th March 2018

FLOWERS OF THE ALTAI MOUNTAINS

Barbara Lyddiatt takes us on a trek in the mountains of Southern Siberia in Central Asia.

Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Digital Competition No 3.

Wednesday 14th March 2018

DIGITAL COMPETITION No 3

Once again, "Ancient and Modern" is the Set Subject for tonight's competition which will be judged by Kevin Day from the Stoke Poges Camera Club.

View the full programme for this season online.

Summer Meetings programme

You may also keep up-to-date by using our RSS feed (below), which lists the next 10 meetings.

Latest Blog entry

6x4 Competition and Discussion Evening

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The 7th February and our annual 6x4 Competition. Has a historical pedigree this one – harks back to the time when we all had film cameras and when we sent our films off to be developed we got these things called enprints back – and yes – they were mostly 6x4.

Enough history – on with the matter in hand!!

So 19 stalwart members came along with their panels of five 6x4 images – no names – no titles – just numbers - and set them out on the tables around the hall. And what a superb selection there was! Everything from portraiture to the natural world and from landscapes to close-ups.

The club members present had a difficult task in choosing their favourite panels but by the tea break all was done and the voting commenced by show of hands

So here are the results from the Whitchurch Hill jury  ……….. the first five places in reverse order were: 

In joint 5th place with 13 votes were Sarah Packham and Ivor Cowley; in fourth place with 16 votes was Sylvia Blackmore; in third place with 17 votes came Ian Lewis; in second place with 19 votes came Rachel Paton ……… and the winner with 20 votes was David Dare!

Congratulations to David and all the high scorers – and thank you to everyone who submitted a panel. It was a great success – and our esteemed chairman says it will definitely be included in next season’s programme!

But that’s not all ‘cos after the tea break we had our discussion evening. By far the most important part of this was deciding on the two set subjects for next season’s competitions. With a shortlist of ten presented by the committee, the members voted (well in practice for voting by now!) and the result is that the two set subjects will be People At Work and Close Up.

Oh yes ….. it was also announced that our summer outing this year will be to Brighton! Hurrah!

 

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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 28th February 2018

Ladder Round 3 (Prints) - Ancient and Modern

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 22nd February 2018

Entry form for colour prints | Entry form for monochrome prints

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Ladder Round 3 (Digital) - Ancient and Modern

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 8th March 2018

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Natural History (Digital) - Natural History

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 22nd March 2018

Entry form for this competition

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THE CHAIRMAN’S CHALLENGE - PROJECT 100

By popular demand, we are repeating the project which we embarked on five years ago in 2012.

My challenge is for you to take two photographs every week throughout 2017 with the exception of two free weeks to give you a rest (you decide which weeks you want to miss).

This will result in you having taken a total of 100 images which you will share with your fellow Club members during the first few months of 2018.

The challenge, of course, is motivating yourself to use the camera when, like me, you would not normally consider taking images. It will also stretch your creative abilities in finding an image, perhaps in the middle of winter, and producing a photograph to show at the club.

When we ran this project throughout 2012, we had 16 keen photographers who accepted the challenge and went on to show some fantastic images to the club.

Will we do as well second time around?

Full details will be announced before the end of this calendar year and I will be collecting names of those members who want to accept the Chairman’s Challenge.

 

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