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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are not able to hold our meetings at the Village Hall at present.  We will be using Zoom for online meetings until January 2021 when we hope to resume normal meetings.

 

WHAT'S ON THIS SEASON 2020-21

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 world of drone photography and also abandoned and derelict historic buildings amongst many other photographic subjects. As well as that, 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. Further details are included in this booklet.

It all looks very exciting and, provided we have no further problems with the virus pandemic, 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 2020-21.

Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB


 

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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.

The Whitchurch Hill Camera Club has been running for over 25 years, and with a membership of 80+ (and still growing) we believe that we are the biggest and best camera clubs in the Reading area of Berkshire. Our membership draws from many diverse backgrounds and age groups, including a strong female contingent. Whether you're interested in landscape photography, wildlife, still life, portraiture, sports photography or any of the other facets of this fascinating hobby, you will find them well represented at the W.H.C.C.

The club is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and is a Member of the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs.

Contacts

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., LRPS APAGB. Club Chairman & Programme Secretary
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Digital competitions secretary. Person to send your digital entries to.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Prints competitions secretary. Contact if you have queries about the prints competition.
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How to Find Us

The Village Hall, Manor Road, Whitchurch-on-Thames (near Pangbourne), Berkshire RG8 7EU

 
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Membership Prices, 2020 - 21 season

  • Annual Membership: £40.00
  • Under 21's: £15.00
  • Students in full time education: £15.00
  • Non-members Contribution £4.00 per visit
  • Under 21 and Student visitor £ 2.00 per visit
  • Non-members and visitors may attend any number of meetings throughout the season subject to the above payment per meeting.
  • Only members who have paid their Annual Subscription will be eligible to enter competitions.

Weekly meetings

We hold weekly meetings at 8:00pm every Wednesday between September and June at the WHITCHURCH VILLAGE HALL. Our meetings feature photographic presentations, practical sessions, social events and competitions. Please have a look at our programme, and reports on previous meetings.

Field trips

During the summer months of July and August, we organise a popular series of field trips out and about in the Reading area when the opportunity is taken to visit local venues in a series of Field Trips. Locations are found to give the maximum potential for creative photography and technical help and guidance is freely given by experienced Club members.

Practical Photography Group

The Practical Photography Group is an informal group of members which sets out to help each other develop their photography and computer skills. There is no-one “in charge”, and sessions are led by individual members who are happy to demonstrate their skills and interests. Subjects covered are wide ranging, and aimed at a variety of skill levels.

We try to make every session a practical session, and members are encouraged to bring laptops and work on them during the sessions.

The Group meets throughout the season on selected Thursday evenings starting at 8.00pm (although it helps to arrive earlier, as the hall needs setting out), and cover a variety of topics; most are suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced photographers. Where appropriate, the group will split into two, and use the small room as well as the main room, enabling us to cover a particular topic at different levels.

The dates of the Group meetings are included within the main Programme.

Details of the subjects and areas covered in each meeting will be advised to all members by way of the Club Weekly Bulletin and announcements at weekly meetings prior to the Group meeting.

Membership of the Practical Photography Group is included within the Annual Subscription.

Equipment Loan

Digital and photographic equipment is available for use by members by prior arrangement with the Treasurer or any other Committee member. A hire charge may be payable.

We have the following equipment which may be loaned to current members:

Equipment

  • Spyder3Elite (PC/Mac) by ColorVision (Display Calibration for Professional Photographers and Studios)
  • Digital Projector (1024px x 768px)

Club Weekly Bulletin

A weekly reminder is sent by e-mail to all members at the weekend relating to the next meeting in a few days time. In addition, this provides a very useful way of providing feedback on judges’ performance and also sharing information on special events or items of general interest. Make sure the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has your correct e-mail address. Write to him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join Now

Why not come along and join in the fun, you are welcome to visit us as often as you like with no pressure to become a member. Prospective members and visitors are always welcome: you don't have to contact us, just turn up! We look forward to welcoming you to the club. Check out our programme for what's coming up soon.