Welcome to Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
The latest images to score the top mark of 20 points in both WHCC ladder and external club competions are shown above. All top scoring images this season may be seen on the Competition Results page. Is yours not shown? Send it to me!
Please note: all images are © copyright by their respective authors and are not to reproduced without permission.
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A Letter from the Chair
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 monthly on Thursday evenings.
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 - names like Tom Way, Ian Nash, Ruari Cumming and Mike Wilkes.
Our own Club members will also feature throughout the Programme and we will see images presented by Bill Scott, Rachel Paton, David Dare, Tony Bates, John Sexton, Neil Stewart and Nigel Glover-Wright.
We will also be running our second Project 100 throughout 2017 which gives all club members the opportunity to take two images every week and show them at club meetings during the first half of 2018. You can find further details below.
Alan Copeland, Chairman
HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - OCTOBER WHITCHURCH HILL BULLETIN
The deadline for contributions to the October Bulletin is Sunday 9th October. Any articles should cover the period from November to January 2017 (inc) to be distributed w/e 22/23rd October. Whitchurch Hill Bulletin would like their front cover to show a local Autumn scene - OUR CHANCE TO SHINE - any images please to Ian Lewis (portrait please) by same date. Lyn will submit an accompanying article giving details of our upcoming programme. Another opportunity to show our work and promote our club!
A date for your diaries
A much smaller venue than Pangbourne Library - more a display than an exhibition
Saturday 22nd October finds us at the Art Cafe, a great concept, promoting local art, craft and charity fund raising. The WHCC will display a selection of their work and our members will be on hand to answer questions about the club.
Coffee, teas, cakes and chatter from 10:00 to 12:30. Raising funds on the day will be APT Community Trust a charity who plan to take responsibility for the running of Pangbourne Station Road public toilets - now that’s a relief!
The Art Cafe, The Old Rectory Stables, Whitchurch Hill, RG8 7DF is found opposite the Ferry Boat Public House just above Whitchurch Bridge. From Pangbourne the Art Cafe is on your left.
Please help us to introduce our club to potential members.
Lyn & Ian
What's on next
Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Wednesday 18th January 2017
MOVEMENT IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Switch off your Image Stabilisation! Derek Gale LRPS, who tutors RPS workshops, will talk about how the use of movement, both camera movement and subject movement, can bring an extra dimension, and fun, to your photography. Learn about ICM, the Power of 1/128th, Bob Harris, animated GIFs and much more. No LED toys were harmed in the production of this talk...
Wednesday 25th January 2017
In a world with a rapidly growing population farming methods need to be more efficient. Extracting data from images can be a useful tool to help scientists and farmers..It can also be a lot of fun too! David Dare explains all.
Wednesday 1st February 2017
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.
View the full programme for this season online.
You may also keep up-to-date by using our RSS feed (below), which lists the next 10 meetings.
Latest Blog entry
An Evening With Tony Bates and John Sexton
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
Now that was a really superb evening wasn’t it …… last Wednesday that is ……. when we all made our way to the village hall for an evening with two of our most successful competition photographers - Tony Bates and John Sexton!
And what a variety of superb images we had during the evening! Tony took us through his photographic year with photographs from various places round the UK – with examples of his excellent low light and long exposure techniques - whilst John took us to Peru where we learnt about the Moche – who were there before the Incas! Tony treated us to some fabulous coastal images – featuring several piers of course - as well as taking us up to the Lakes and starting and finishing with lovely images of the Christmas lights at Kew Gardens and Blenheim Palace. Much further west (or is it east – suppose it depends which way you go!) John showed us some great images of the ancient civilisations of Peru – incredible scenery and buildings (bet the O2 Arena doesn’t last that long!) and the stories to go with them – eg: who’d want to be in the Moche army? Mock battles – with the losers being ‘orribly sacrificed on top of a pyramid (nice views though!).
A really great evening guys – we all thoroughly enjoyed it! (good to see John not about to be eaten by something he’s photographing!).
Our RSS feed has the last 10 blog entries (in case you haven't been for a while!)
Upcoming Club Competitions
To get your images ready for these club competitions, you'll need to check your entry complies with the competition rules. Please note that competitions will no longer be listed in this section once the entry date has passed.
Wednesday 1st February 2017
6 x 4 Competition (Enprints) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 26th January 2017
No entry form is necessary for this competition
Wednesday 15th February 2017
Ladder Round 3 (Digital) - Transport
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 9th February 2017
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THE CHAIRMAN’S CHALLENGE - PROJECT 100
By popular demand, we are repeating the project which we embarked on five years ago in 2012.
My challenge is for you to take two photographs every week throughout 2017 with the exception of two free weeks to give you a rest (you decide which weeks you want to miss).
This will result in you having taken a total of 100 images which you will share with your fellow Club members during the first few months of 2018.
The challenge, of course, is motivating yourself to use the camera when, like me, you would not normally consider taking images. It will also stretch your creative abilities in finding an image, perhaps in the middle of winter, and producing a photograph to show at the club.
When we ran this project throughout 2012, we had 16 keen photographers who accepted the challenge and went on to show some fantastic images to the club.
Will we do as well second time around?
Full details will be announced before the end of this calendar year and I will be collecting names of those members who want to accept the Chairman’s Challenge.
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