The following are upcoming scheduled meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club. 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 Graham Piper and 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 26th September 2018
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.
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
BASICS OF DIGITAL AUDIO VISUAL
Les Spitz ARPS APAGB presents a workshop discussing the making of a digital AV and he will include several examples of techniques used. This is the last of our series of audio visual teach-ins and I am expecting a huge entry for our competition in December.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Competition.
Wednesday 10th October 2018
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 1
We are expecting a large entry for our first open competition tonight which will be judged by Rojer Weightman from the Stoke Poges Camera Club making his first visit to our club.
Wednesday 17th October 2018
USING THE RULES AND HOW TO BREAK THEM SUCCESSFULLY
Some rules help photographers make images look good to the eye. There are also things that go against those rules but can still be successful. Damon Guy takes us on a journey into photographic composition. This is an illustrated talk examining the so-called "rules" of photography - and effective ways to go against them.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition next week.
Thursday 18th October 2018
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING
Wednesday 24th October 2018
PRINT COMPETITION No 1
Once again, a large entry is expected for the first Open Print Competition which will be judged by the delightful Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB from the Bracknell Camera Club.
Wednesday 31st October 2018
INSPIRE, CAPTURE, PRINT
Neil Cave presents an overview of his life in the photo industry and explains how he got to running a photo shoot business, Timeline Events, that now runs in excess of 100 events per year.
Round One of the Rosebowl Competition is taking place tonight at the Leighton Buzzard Camera Club.
Wednesday 7th November 2018
NORTH TO SOUTH
There are several different ways you can count countries. Our guest this evening has visited over 100 of them. Alan Colegrave presents a travelogue recalling many visits to faraway places starting at the Northernmost part of Europe and finish in Antarctica.
Wednesday 14th November 2018
MOSQUES AND PAGODAS
This week, our own travelling photographer, Bill Scott, takes us on a guided tour of some very exotic countries and locations.
Wednesday 21st November 2018
We have a special guest speaker this evening - Peter Crane ARPS is an acknowledged expert in his field and describes his photography as "My images are sometimes just about life or something candid I've seen on the street."
We need your completed Entry Forms with Digital Images tonight for next week's Digital Competition No 2.
Thursday 22nd November 2018
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING
Wednesday 28th November 2018
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 2
The first set subject this season is "People at Work". Our images will be judged by Kevin Day from the Stoke Poges Camera Club.
Wednesday 5th December 2018
ROSEBOWL COMPETITION - ROUND TWO
We are the hosts for the second round this season when we welcome members from the Kidlington, Park Street and Watford Camera Clubs.
We need your completed Entry Forms with Digital Presentations tonight for next week's Digital Audio Visual Competition.
Wednesday 12th December 2018
DIGITAL AUDIO VISUAL COMPETITION
Apologies for the early break for Christmas but you know who are not around next week. As usual, we will be viewing a good selection of digital sequences and 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 19th December 2018
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS
Wednesday 26th December 2018
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
BASINGSTOKE NATIONAL OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 2013
This evening, we will be viewing the images which were entered in to the above exhibition. These are contained on a cd kindly donated to us by the Basingstoke Camera Club.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition No 2 next week.
Wednesday 9th January 2019
PRINT COMPETITION No 2
People at Work" is again the Set Subject and our prints tonight will be judged by Colin Harrison FRPS FBPE FIPF APAGB MPSA MPAGB MFIAP EFIAP/d2 from the Cheltenham Camera Club.
Wednesday 16th January 2019
THE ARID PARKS OF SOUTH AFRICA
Stan Hill makes a welcome return following last season's expedition in search of the Northern lights. This year, he takes us to the four parks set in the hot regions of the Kalahari Desert and finishes with a look at the Namib Desert.
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
HOME MATCH v WALLINGFORD
We welcome members from nearby Wallingford to a traditional print and digital projected image battle. In charge of the event will be Roger McCallum from the Woodley Camera Club.
Wednesday 30th January 2019
THE RAIN FORESTS OF COSTA RICA
Our Vice Chairman, Nigel Glover-Wright LRPS, takes us to a new location before returning in the second half to his favourite hunting grounds - the Safari Parks of Africa.
Wednesday 6th February 2019
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.
Thursday 7th February 2019
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING
Wednesday 13th February 2019
IN PURSUIT OF THE LIGHT & BRATISLAVA
Our award-winning photographer, Ceri Jones, shares his secrets on how to create those stunning woodland and other scenes for which he is well known.
Followed by -
Our Chairman, Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB, recalls a recent visit to this former Communist city, now the Capital of Slovakia.
Tuesday 19th February 2019
ROSEBOWL COMPETITION - ROUND THREE
Our images wing their way to the Northfields Camera Club in Ealing when the other two clubs will be New City and Woodley.
Wednesday 20th February 2019
AN INTRODUCTION TO PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY
Cliff Hide presents an interactive session which aims to prepare the audience for when they encounter a newsworthy event. It covers what picture editors want, equipment and workflow, legal and ethical considerations and concludes with the stories behind a number of real-life published images and how much they sold for.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for next week's Print Competition No 3
Wednesday 27th February 2019
PRINT COMPETITION No 3
"Close Up" is the Set Subject for Round 3 this season - our prints will be judged by Terry Pollard ARPS DPAGB from the Kidlington Camera Club.
Wednesday 6th March 2019
A BLUE BADGE GUIDE'S TOUR OF SOUTHAMPTON, PORTSMOUTH AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Graham Horn takes us on a guided tour of these Solent locations in the South of England which we have all visited at some time.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Digital Competition No 3
Wednesday 13th March 2019
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 3
Once again, "Close Up" is the Set Subject for tonight's competition which will be judged by Jeff Lawrence LRPS CPAGB from the Bracknell Camera Club.
Wednesday 20th March 2019
Ruari Cumming ARPS takes us over 34,000 miles, south across continents and tropics to Singapore and Australia, here to dally for a while. Then onto New Zealand, to share with you many places, new cultures and awe-inspiring scenery in one of the few places in the World that still retains its old-world British colonial atmosphere, attitudes and charm.
Competed Entry Forms together with Prints and Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Natural History Competition.
Wednesday 27th March 2019
NATURAL HISTORY COMPETITION
This year's annual competition will be judged by Barbara Lyddiatt from the Gerrards Cross Camera Club.
Thursday 28th March 2019
JPCR 6-CLUB COMPETITION
The Wallingford Photographic Club are the hosts for this year's competition which features the best images from six local clubs. As usual, we are expecting a very large audience, so this meeting will be held at the Benson Village Hall.
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
50 YEARS OF PRINTING FROM WET TO DRY
Gordon Roberts makes his final visit to our club this evening with a nostalgic look back over a lifetime of creating photographic images from his first print of the Oriel Window at Laycock Abbey right through to his stunning Alpine winter digital images.
Don't forget your completed Entry Forms with Prints for next week's final round of the Print Competition.
Wednesday 10th April 2019
PRINT COMPETITION No 4
No Set Subject tonight when our prints will be judged by Kevin Day making his second visit to our club this season.
Wednesday 17th April 2019
THE COLOURS OF THE WIND
Colin Harrison makes a return visit this evening with a presentation which, he tells me, will be very different. I have no further details, but I suspect there may be a strong connection with the United States of America.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's final round of the Digital Competition.
Wednesday 24th April 2019
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 4
Once again, there is no Set Subject tonight when our projected digital images are judged by Julia Cleaver ARPS from the Imagez Camera Club.
Thursday 25th April 2019
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO NIGHT
We hope to hire a professional model to sit for us this evening in which case we will be charging £5.00 per photographer to offset the cost.
Wednesday 1st May 2019
GAUDI, BARCELONA AND PUGLIA
Rachel Paton recalls a recent visit to Spain, in particular, the city of Barcelona which is strongly influenced by the buildings designed by Gaudi including his epic Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. She then moves to Southern Italy to explore the region of Puglia.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints and Digital Images are needed this evening for next week's Picture of the Year competition.
Wednesday 8th May 2019
PICTURE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
A return visit from Jeff Lawrence LRPS CPAGB 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 15th May 2019
THREE WEEKS IN JAPAN
One of the club's finest Natural History photographers, John Sexton shares his images of Snow Monkeys and other features in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SHACKLETON
After taking us to Svalbard to view the polar bears last season, Eddy and Pam Lane both ARPS DPAGB EFIAP now go in the opposite direction and show images taken in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. They feature extensive Wildlife and Landscapes of the South Atlantic, and the history of the Exploration of the Antarctic.
We need your completed Entry Forms along with Digital Images this evening for next week's Monochrome Digital Competition.
Wednesday 29th May 2019
MONOCHROME DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
This season's competition images will be judged by Roger McCallum making his second visit this season.
Wednesday 5th June 2019
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Yet another season nearly over. Come along and let us know how we have done this year. Have we provided another season of great images and good judges and speakers?
Wednesday 12th June 2019
MIX AND MATCH COMPETITION
A fun evening unlike any other competition. The club will be split in to two teams and we will have two laptops, two projectors and two screens. The evening will be judged by our Chairman, Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB who will try and keep order as the evening progresses.
Wednesday 19th June 2019
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 26th June 2019
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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