Programme

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 23rd September 2020

REVIEW OF LAST SEASON'S ONLINE COMPETITIONS

The last online competition last season provided the highest number of entries - the Monochrome Digital Image competition. Once again, we look at all the images and hear the judge's comments as we go.

We need you to bring along tonight your completed on-line Selection Evening Entry Form together with up to 6 Digital Images and 6 Prints for next week's Selection Evening

Wednesday 30th September 2020

SELECTION EVENING

A practical evening where all members have the chance to vote for their favourite prints and digital images to be used in future matches with other Camera Clubs.

Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Competition.

Wednesday 7th October 2020

DIGITAL COMPETITION No 1

We are expecting a large entry for our first open competition tonight which will be judged by Steven Galvin LRPS from the Marlow Camera Club.

Wednesday 14th October 2020

MORE FORGOTTEN HERITAGE

The first highlight of the season is the return of Matt Emmett with a new selection of images of buildings and architecture which are no longer in use and have become derelict. This involves entering all types of derelict and sometimes dangerous buildings to capture our glorious forgotten heritage.

www.forgottenheritage.co.uk

Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition next week.

Thursday 15th October 2020

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 21st October 2020

PRINT COMPETITION No 1

Once again, a large entry is expected for the first Open Print Competition which will be judged by Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS APAGB CPAGB from the Harrow Camera Club.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FIRST PRINT COMPETITION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED OWING TO OUR INABILITY TO USE THE VILLAGE HALL AT PRESENT

Wednesday 28th October 2020

PICTURES FROM A FORGOTTEN WAR and A BALKAN RAILWAY ADVENTURE

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 on a railway journey starting in Pangbourne travelling over 3000 miles to the Croation port of Split on the Adriatic coast and back. Tonight, he covers the first half of the journey taking in historic cities such as Munich, Ljubliana Zagreb and Split.

www.brazilproductions.co.uk

Wednesday 4th November 2020

IT'S A SMALL WORLD

Andy Sands APAGB makes a welcome return with a new collection of British Natural History images with the emphasis on close up and macro photography.

www.andysands.co.uk

Wednesday 11th November 2020

ROSEBOWL COMPETITION - ROUND ONE

We are the hosts for the first round this season when we welcome members from the Princes Risborough, Pinner and St Albans Camera Clubs.

Wednesday 18th November 2020

GOLD 'N' COLD IN YELLOWSTONE

Ivor Porter DPAGB gives a sample of the Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks during both autumn and winter, it's two most iconic seasons. This is when the golds of autumn are a sight to behold and the bitter winter and the animals that survive there. Any sign of Yogi Bear?

www.ivorporter.co.uk

We need your completed Entry Forms with Digital Images tonight for next week's Digital Competition No 2.

Thursday 19th November 2020

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 25th November 2020

DIGITAL COMPETITION No 2

The first set subject this season is 'Abstract'. Our images will be judged by Damon Guy from the Marlow Camera Club.

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

HOW TO CHEAT AT PHOTOGRAPHY

This provocatively entitled talk allows Steven Galvin to confess his sordid kiss 'n' tell secrets by demonstrating how he outrageously 'manufactures' his images. Steven challenges the audience to identify how images may have been 'airbrushed', covers the history of 'photoshopping' and debates the ethics of just how far one should go. A lively and fun night.

www.stevengalvin.photography

Wednesday 9th December 2020

THE MANY FACES OF PERU

Terry Pollard ARPS DPAGB takes us on a guided tour of this fascinating country including Colca Canyon and Condors, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. After the break, we journey to the North of the country to explore Peru's ancient history.

We need your completed Entry Forms with Digital Presentations tonight for next week's Digital Audio Visual Competition.

Thursday 10th December 2020

ROSEBOWL COMPETITION - ROUND TWO

The second round this season is hosted by the Abingdon Camera Club where we are joined by clubs from Harrow and Chesham.

Wednesday 16th December 2020

DIGITAL AUDIO VISUAL COMPETITION

Our annual delve in to the world of audio visual and, as usual, we will be viewing a good selection of digital sequences when you will be the judge tonight to determine who will be the winner. The second half of the evening will be our excellent buffet which will herald the arrival of the Christmas season.

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

No club meeting.

Wednesday 30th December 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

No club meeting.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

TALES OF THE UINEXPECTED

Our Chairman, Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB presents another one of his Curiosities evenings which contains a number of twists designed to keep the audience on their toes.

www.curiosities.co.uk

Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition No 2 next week.

Wednesday 13th January 2021

PRINT COMPETITION No 2

'Abstract' is again the Set Subject and our prints tonight will be judged by Graeme Sleeman from the Hungerford Photographic Club.

Wednesday 20th January 2021

THE MONOPOLY PROJECT

Peter Merry LRPS visited over 40 locations walking more than 70 miles photographing London sites included on the London Monopoly board. The project took one year to complete and tonight he shows the fruits of his labours which include images of a drugs deal in the West End and a Czech Army T-34 tank just off the Old Kent Road.

www.petermerry.co.uk

Wednesday 27th January 2021

CREATIVE FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY

Colin Harrison FRPS FIPF FBPE MFIAP MPAGB EFIAP/d3 MPSA AWPF APAGB shows how easy it is to take flower photographs and manipulate them on the computer in many software packages including Photoshop, Painter, Topaz and Studio 2.

www.colinharrisonphotography.uk

Competed Entry Forms together with Prints and Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Natural History Competition.

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

NATURAL HISTORY COMPETITION

This year's annual competition will be judged by Micki Aston CPAGB MCIoJ from the Windsor Photographic Society.

Thursday 4th February 2021

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 10th February 2021

ALONG THE SILK ROAD

Alan Colegrave ARPS BPE1 takes us on a photographic trip starting in Armenia and finishing in Kyrgyzstan visiting Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan andTajikistan.

Wednesday 17th February 2021

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.

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

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

ROSEBOWL COMPETITION - ROUND THREE

For the final round, our images wing their way to the Northfields Camera Club who meet in Ealing. They will be joined by images from the Stoke Poges and Marlow clubs.

Wednesday 24th February 2021

DIGITAL COMPETITION No 3

'Silhouettes and/or Shadows' is the Set Subject for Round 3 this season - our images will be judged by Kevin Day from the Stoke Poges Photographic Club.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

AN EVENING WITH BILL SCOTT AND NIGEL FENNER

Two of our most experienced photographers show a selection of images specially chosen from their vast library of images accumulated over many years and taken in many parts of the world.

Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for next week's Print Competition No 3

Wednesday 10th March 2021

PRINT COMPETITION No 3

Once again, 'Silhouettes and/or Shadows' is the Set Subject for tonight's competition which will be judged by Rojer Weightman from the Stoke Poges Camera Club

Wednesday 17th March 2021

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.

Wednesday 24th March 2021

ALL BAR ONE - PART ONE

Micki Aston CPAGB MCIoJ makes her second visit this season to take us on the first half of a photographic journey to every single state in the USA except Hawaii. This is literally a journey around all 50 states (including Washington DC as a state). Part Two to follow next season.

www.astonimages.com

Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's final round of the Digital Competition.

Wednesday 31st March 2021

DIGITAL COMPETITION No 4

There is no Set Subject tonight when our projected digital images are judged by Julia Cleaver ARPS from the Imagez Camera Club.

Wednesday 7th April 2021

6 x 4 COMPETITION & DISCUSSION EVENING

This very popular competition which we can all enter will be held in the first half of the evening. The second half of the evening gives you the chance to vote for Set Subjects which will be used next season.

Wednesday 14th April 2021

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.

www.rpphotographybydesign.co.uk

Don't forget your completed Entry Forms with Prints for next week's final round of the Print Competition.

Wednesday 21st April 2021

PRINT COMPETITION No 4

Once again, there is no Set Subject tonight when our prints will be judged by Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB from the Bracknell Camera Club.

Thursday 22nd April 2021

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING

Wednesday 28th April 2021

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.

Completed Entry Forms with Prints and Digital Images are needed this evening for next week's Picture of the Year competition.

Friday 30th April 2021

JPCR 6-CLUB COMPETITION

The 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 5th May 2021

PICTURE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Our digital images and prints are judged by Kathy Chantler ARPS from the Imagez Camera Club. 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 12th May 2021

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.

www.duma-images.co.uk

Wednesday 19th May 2021

DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY

David Hogg introduces and explains this modern development in aerial image taking and the evening will include a live outdoor demonstration (weather permitting) of the equipment used.

www.horizonimaging.co.uk

We need your completed Entry Forms along with Digital Images this evening for next week's Monochrome Digital Competition.

Wednesday 26th May 2021

MONOCHROME DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION

This season's competition images will be judged by Colin Harrison making his second visit to our club this season.

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

AN EVENING WITH RICHARD AND CLAIRE TILSON

We are guaranteed an evening of superb images presented by these experienced photographers who are valuable recent additions to our club.

Wednesday 9th June 2021

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Yet another season nearly over. Come along tonight to hear the end of term reports and have your vote on what we do next year.

Wednesday 16th June 2021

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 23rd June 2021

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 30th June 2021

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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