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. As the sun goes down, the evening ends with a pint or two at a good local pub - the ideal way to round off a great evening in good company.
Please note that this programme is a private venture and is not legally associated with Whitchurch Hill camera club. You attend and participate at your own risk to yourself, your equipment and your vehicle.
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 27th September 2017
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 4th October 2017
A BUG'S LIFE and FABULOUS FUNGI
It's always a pleasure to welcome back Andy Sands with his own unique style of enthusiastic and very flowery commentary. The images are terrific as well.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Competition.
Wednesday 11th October 2017
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 1
We are expecting a large entry for our first open competition tonight which will be judged by Damon Guy from the Marlow Camera Club making his first visit to our club.
Wednesday 18th October 2017
AN INTRODUCTION TO NIK SOFTWARE
Many of us have downloaded this free software package and "Aussie" Allan Thomson will demonstrate the various plug-in programmes and the dramatic images which can now be achieved.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition next week.
Thursday 19th October 2017
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING
Wednesday 25th October 2017
PRINT COMPETITION No 1
Once again, a large entry is expected for the first Open Print Competition which will be judged by Pat Begley CPAGB, also a new judge from the Marlow Camera Club.
Wednesday 1st November 2017
SVALBARD - KINGDOM OF THE ICE BEAR
After the problems we had last season with the recorded lecture, it will be an absolute delight to welcome Eddy and Pam Lane for a live presentation of their tremendous images of polar bears and glaciers.
Wednesday 8th November 2017
ROSEBOWL COMPETITION - ROUND ONE
We are the hosts for the first round this season when we welcome members from the Amersham, Ealing and Leighton Buzzard clubs.
Wednesday 15th November 2017
Matt Emmett shares his passion for capturing 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.
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
TASTE OF CAPPADOCIA and JOURNEY TO THE COAST
Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS CPAGB APAGB and Judy Buckley-Sharp LRPS CPAGB APAGB return with more fascinating tales of life in Turkey. Part 1 includes a balloon ride, an ancient settlement and a journey to Konya whilst Part 2 takes us beyond Konya to the Turkish Lake District and the coast at Akyaka.
We need your completed Entry Forms with Digital Images tonight for next week's Digital Competition No 2.
Thursday 23rd November 2017
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING
Wednesday 29th November 2017
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 2
The first set subject this season is "Three of a Kind". Our images will be judged by Stan McCartin LRPS CPAGB APAGB from the Harrow Camera Club.
Wednesday 6th December 2017
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES
Kevin Herbert presents a talk based on over 30 years' experience of judging at clubs. Not just a talk but a guided conversation in which all club members are asked to participate.
Wednesday 13th December 2017
THE CHALLENGES OF PHOTOGRAPHING ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL TRUST AMD OTHER ORGANISATIONS
Peter Greenway LRPS CPAGB looks at the opportunities, challenges and demands of capturing images on behalf of the National Trust and other organisations on a voluntary basis.
We need your completed Entry Forms with Digital Presentations tonight for next week's Digital Audio Visual Competition.
Wednesday 20th December 2017
DIGITAL AUDIO VISUAL COMPETITION
The only way to start the Christmas season - digital sequences with music make this a competition we can all enter. Our sequences will once again be judged by Roger McCallum from the Woodley Camera Club.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS!
Wednesday 3rd January 2018
HAVE I GOT NUDES FOR YOU
This evening's recorded lecture outlines the story of Tim Pile's meteoric rise from his first steps in digital photography in 2008 to his MPAGB in 2013 and how he came to specialize in fine art nudes, capturing the beauty of the female form.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition No 2 next week.
Tuesday 9th January 2018
ROSEBOWL COMPETITION - ROUND TWO
The host club for the second round is Imagez Camera Club based just outside Aylesbury. Let's hope our images do well without us.
Wednesday 10th January 2018
PRINT COMPETITION No 2
'Three of a Kind' is again the Set Subject and our prints tonight will be judged by Terry Coffey from the Gerrards Cross Camera Club.
Wednesday 17th January 2018
COLOURS OF AOTEAROA - ON AND OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN NEW ZEALAND
Steve Rock presents his images taken during a long journey capturing the beauty and culture of kiwi land.
Wednesday 24th January 2018
MY EXPERIENCE IN PUBLISHING PHOTOBOOKS
Jim Donahue, a former club member, shares his thoughts and images in publishing his work using online media.
Wednesday 31st January 2018
MY PROJECTS - THE ARCADES OF PARIS AND THE ARCHES OF LONDON
Not a lot to add to this. Ted Kinsey will explain all as well as showing a selection of his most recent images.
Wednesday 7th February 2018
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.
While we are sorting out the world's problems, our images will be travelling to the Field End Camera Club for the Third Round of the Rosebowl Competition.
Thursday 8th February 2018
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING
Wednesday 14th February 2018
IVOR'S WINTER MIXTURE
Sounds like something you take when you've got a cold ! Ivor Porter DPAGB will explain and show a selection of his most recent images covering a wide selection of subjects.
Wednesday 21st February 2018
This is the first of four evenings this season when a number of our own Club members show the images they took throughout 2017 as part of the Chairman's Challenge.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for next week's Print Competition No 3
Wednesday 28th February 2018
PRINT COMPETITION No 3
'Ancient and Modern' is the Set Subject for Round 3 this season - our prints will be judged by Roger McCallum making his second appearance this season.
Wednesday 7th March 2018
FLOWERS OF THE ALTAI MOUNTAINS
Barbara Lyddiatt takes us on a trek in the mountains of Southern Siberia in Central Asia.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Digital Competition No 3.
Wednesday 14th March 2018
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 3
Once again, "Ancient and Modern" is the Set Subject for tonight's competition which will be judged by Kevin Day from the Stoke Poges Camera Club.
Wednesday 21st March 2018
The second of four evenings will feature four more Club members who will show their images taken over 52 weeks at the rate of 2 images per week.
Competed Entry Forms together with Prints and Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Natural History Competition.
Friday 23rd March 2018
JPCR 6-CLUB COMPETITION
We are the hosts for this year's competition which features the best images from six local clubs to be judged by Colin Harrison FRPS FBPE FIPF APAGB MPSA MPAGB MFIAP EFIAP. We are expecting a very large audience so this meeting will be held at Pangbourne Village Hall.
Wednesday 28th March 2018
NATURAL HISTORY COMPETITION
This year's annual competition will be judged by Julia Cleaver ARPS from the Imagez Camera Club.
Wednesday 4th April 2018
HUNTING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Stan Hill recalls a journey to colder climates in search of the Aurora Borealis, one of nature's most dramatic, magical theatrical performances.
Don't forget your completed Entry Forms with Prints for next week's final round of the Print Competition.
Wednesday 11th April 2018
PRINT COMPETITION No 4
No Set Subject tonight when our prints will be judged by Gordon Roberts CPAGB from the Wallingford Camera Club.
Wednesday 18th April 2018
The third in our monthly series of meetings when we shall see images taken by four different Club members throughout 2017 as part of the Chairman's Challenge.
Completed Entry Forms with Digital Images are required tonight for next week's final round of the Digital Competition.
Wednesday 25th April 2018
DIGITAL COMPETITION No 4
Once again, there is no Set Subject tonight when our projected digital images are judged by Jeff Lawrence LRPS CPAGB from the Bracknell Camera Club.
Thursday 26th April 2018
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETING
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
A MOUNTAINEER'S EYE VIEW OF SOUTH EAST ENGLAND
I don't remember seeing too many mountains in Kent and Sussex but no doubt Chris Hutchinson will explain all.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints and Digital Images are needed this evening for next week's Picture of the Year competition.
Wednesday 9th May 2018
PICTURE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
A return visit from Stan McCartin LRPS CPAGB APAGB should ensure an excellent evening's entertainment. 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 16th May 2018
The final meeting in our quarternity completes the Chairman's Challenge in which a number of Club members captured two images per week throughout last year.
Thursday 17th May 2018
PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO NIGHT
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
AN EVENING OF DIGITAL AV
Our Chairman, Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB introduces a further selection of av sequences covering a wide range of subject matter.
We need your completed Entry Forms along with Digital Images this evening for next week's Monochrome Digital Competition.
Wednesday 30th May 2018
MONOCHROME DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
This season's competition images will be judged by Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB from the Bracknell Camera Club.
Wednesday 6th June 2018
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 speakers?
Wednesday 13th June 2018
WHAT PHOTOS MEAN
Rod Bird presents a talk which investigates how images are interpreted and how they make us feel. Be warned - he will be looking for some audience interaction.
Wednesday 20th June 2018
THE WINNERS ENCLOSURE
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 27th June 2018
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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