Welcome to Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Coronavirus Update - Meetings Cancelled
Tuesday, 17th March 2020
Until Monday afternoon I was of the view that we should carry on as normal with club activities. However, the Prime Minister has made it clear that we should all avoid social and non-urgent gatherings and meetings including pubs and clubs so, with this in mind, we should be doing everything we can to slow down the spread of the virus.
Consequently and very reluctantly we have decided to cancel all meetings until further notice.
Several other clubs have also ceased activity as have the local RPS groups. The committee will consider how we best proceed with the rest of the season and will update you in due course.
Take care and look after yourselves.
Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB
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 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 8.00 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. We will be learning about the development of mirrorless cameras, the copyright laws affecting photographers, the creation of abstract art images, creative photography and architectural image making to name just a few. In addition, we will be transported to many exotic locations as the season progresses and we will be viewing some of the finest Natural History photography currently available.
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 2019-20.
Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB
What's on next
Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Wednesday 8th April 2020
PRINT COMPETITION No 4
Set Subject tonight when our prints will be judged by Kevin Day from the Stoke Poges Camera Club.
Wednesday 15th April 2020
WILDLIFE OF TEXAS AND GREAT BRITAIN
Colin and Pauline Thornhill both DPAGB were recently awarded the prestigious Roll of Honour by the Southern Counties Photographic Federation for their excellent Natural History images. This evening, they show a selection of their work taken in various venues.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's final round of the Digital Competition.
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 4
Once again, there is no Set Subject tonight when our projected digital images are judged by Alan Colegrave ARPS from the Amersham Photographic Society.
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
Italy, Exploring Venice and Sicily plus Travels From Vancouver, The Rockies To Vancouver Island
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
What a superb evening we had on 12th Feb! Two of our members – Eric Needs and David Belcher took us away from the storms presently sweeping the country to Italy and Canada respectively.
In the first half Eric took us first of all to the warmth and sunshine of Sicily (what a change from here at the moment!). Beautiful sun-drenched scenes of countryside, coast and towns. Whitewashed buildings – and of course the spectre of volcanic activity! He gave us a geographical overview, so we were able to see the fault lines in the earth’s crust and where the area’s active volcanos are. We also learned much about Sicily’s turbulent history from its ancient Greek and Roman buildings onwards which illustrate Sicily’s strategic position in the Mediterranean. What superb scenery all over the island though! Then it was up through Italy to the beautiful city of Venice with its canals and fine buildings. Good to see images of places like St Mark’s Square before the recent flooding! The visit also took us across the water to colourful Burano with its narrow canals and brightly painted houses.
Then in the second half David whisked us over the Atlantic and North America to Vancouver. Here we saw the fine buildings old and new in this bustling city – and then there was its coastline– the busy port itself with both cargo and cruise ships as well as the coastal scenery on Vancouver Island. And not to forget the seaplanes taking tourists around the area. David also took us inland to the surrounding mountains where we experienced snow – with some challenging driving conditions - and yes – there was the wildlife too - including of course bears!
Very difficult to encapsulate all we saw and experienced this evening in a few lines – but it was great to (virtually) visit two such different places – thank you so much Eric and David. We hope to see more of your travels in the not-too-distant future!
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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 22nd April 2020
Ladder Round 4 (Digital) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 16th April 2020
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Picture of the Year (Digital) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 30th April 2020
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