The following are upcoming scheduled meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club. 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. If you want to get an idea of what you may have missed, the programme archive is available. Reports on previous meetings have been lovingly prepared with style and wit by WHCC member Ian Lewis, with occasional reports by Alan Copeland.
There is also a varied programme of Summer Meetings: The Club continues to meet throughout July and August 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.
The Programme Secretary is always looking for suggestions or volunteers for the new season. If you would like to share your interests with fellow Club members or have any suggestions for future speakers or other meetings, please contact him.
Wednesday 4th March 2020
INDIA AND BOTSWANA
Our travelling lady, Rachel Paton, shows images taken during her recent visits to these exotic locations.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Digital Competition No 3
Wednesday 11th March 2020
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 3
Once again, 'Night Photography' is the Set Subject for tonight's competition which will be judged by Julia Cleaver ARPS from the Imagez Camera Club.
Wednesday 18th March 2020
PICTURES FROM A FORGOTTEN WAR and A JOURNEY THROUGH PERU
Local photographer Nick Brazil explains the extraordinary lengths he went to after discovering photographs taken in the North West Frontier from 1915 to 1919 in the first World War. In the second half, he takes us to Peru, the fascinating home of the Incas. His images show this fabulous land of ancient cultures and monuments such as Machu Picchu and the enigmatic Nazca Lines.
Competed Entry Forms together with Prints and Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Natural History Competition.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
NATURAL HISTORY COMPETITION
This year's annual competition will be judged by Ruari Cumming ARPS from the Bracknell Camera Club.
Thursday 26th March 2020
AWAY MATCH v WALLINGFORD
We make the short journey up the A4074 for the return traditional battle with prints and digital images. The judge will be Peter Greenway LRPS CPAGB from the Kidlington Photo Group.
Wednesday 1st April 2020
THE JOURNEY AFTER ABPE
Chris Forster DPAGB EFIAP FBPE MFIAP shows his award-winning images and tells a story about taking pictures for and entering BPE national exhibitions.
Don't forget your completed Entry Forms with Prints for next week's final round of the Print Competition.
Friday 3rd April 2020
JPCR 6-CLUB COMPETITION
Reading Camera Club are the hosts for this year's competition which features the very best images from six local clubs. This major competition will be judged by Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB from the Bracknell 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.
Thursday 23rd April 2020
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO NIGHT
Details to be confirmed
Wednesday 29th April 2020
A PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNEY
Robert Pugh talks about his photography and use of Sony mirrorless cameras, explaining the technological advancements and innovations in Sony Full Frame mirrorless cameras and how these have improved his photographic workflow. Robert will then feature his work and personal projects - plenty of examples of pictures and explanations of how the photos were created. Robert will also cover lighting diagrams to show how the subject was lit for the shot.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints and Digital Images are needed this evening for next week's Picture of the Year competition.
Wednesday 6th May 2020
PICTURE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
A return visit from the ever-popular Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB who will judge our images this evening. The very best work from the four rounds of this season's ladder competitions (excluding the Natural History competition) is brought together to find the best shot this year.
Wednesday 13th May 2020
JAPAN AND BRAZIL
One of the club's finest Natural History photographers, Nigel Glover-Wright LRPS shares his images taken in the winter snows in Japan and the Pantanal area of Brazil.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
AN EVENING OF DIGITAL AUDIO VISUAL
Our Chairman, Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB introduces a further selection of sequences covering a wide range of subject matter. He will include a number of his all-time favourites including the Phantom of the Opera.
We need your completed Entry Forms along with Digital Images this evening for next week's Monochrome Digital Competition.
Wednesday 27th May 2020
MONOCHROME DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
This season's competition images will be judged by Jeff Lawrence LRPS CPAGB making his final visit to our club.
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Yet another season nearly over. Have we done as well as last season? Of course we have. Come along tonight to hear the end of term reports and have your vote on what we do next year.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
AN EVENING OF POETRY READING
Marilyn Ward LRPS CPAGB is in charge of this fun evening when the club will be split in to two teams and we will have two laptops, two projectors and two screens. Marilyn will read the poems of Pam Ayres and, at the end of each poem, select one word. The two teams must then select an image which closely matches the selected word.
Wednesday 17th June 2020
THE WINNERS ENCLOSURE AND TROPHY PRESENTATION EVENING
An evening of photographic excellence. Prints and digital images from the trophy winners, competition winners and any member scoring 18, 19 or 20 this year. Enjoy again all the winning shots with a few tales as to how they were captured.
Wednesday 24th June 2020
8 by 10 EVENING
Once again, 8 club members share their digital work for a maximum time of 10 minutes each. A superb evening's entertainment covering a wide range of subjects. No judging - no marks. Just a relaxing evening to end the season.
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