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Latest 20s

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 Few Words From Our Chairman

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 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. We will be learning about the development of mirrorless cameras, the copyright laws affecting photographers, the creation of abstract art images, creative photography and architectural image making to name just a few. In addition, we will be transported to many exotic locations as the season progresses and we will be viewing some of the finest Natural History photography currently available.

Many of our own Club members will also feature throughout the season with a wonderful varied selection of presentations and we also offer help and guidance for all photographers at our Practical Photography Group meetings.

It all looks very exciting and is set to further enhance our reputation as one of the leading Camera Clubs in the area. I hope you will enjoy all there is on offer during 2019-20.

Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB

What's on next

Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club

Wednesday 25th September 2019

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

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

WILD ABOUT BRITAIN

Ivor Porter DPAGB presents an evening of Natural History images taken in the UK demonstrating that far away travel is not necessary to see the wonders of the natural world.

www.ivorporter.co.uk

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

Wednesday 9th October 2019

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.

View the full programme for this season online.

Summer Meetings programme

You may also keep up-to-date by using our RSS feed (below), which lists the next 10 meetings.

Latest Blog entry

Confessions Of A Lanscape Photographer

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Well – we all flocked back to Whitchurch-on-Thames eager for the new season – and what a great way it was to start!

We had a presentation ‘Confessions of a Landscape Photographer’ by one of the best – Paul Mitchell FRPS. This wasn’t so much of a confession – more of a masterclass as Paul took us behind the scenes to talk about the creation of his stunning images.

Firstly, he took us over his planning stages for a photoshoot – books, internet, maps, tide tables – you name it, he uses it! Then there’s the equipment and Paul took us through the contents of his rucksack together with his outdoor clothing. Oh yes – there’s the tripod and filters (Paul especially talked about the merits of polarisers for reducing reflections and saturating colours; hard and soft grads and neutral density filters).

However, the main part of the evening was concerned with getting out there and capturing landscapes. Paul aims to achieve his end results as far as possible in camera – so he took us through the processes for creating eye-catching and breathtaking images. Foreground interest, lead-in lines and how to achieve front-to-back sharpness were all covered. He explained that the ideal f-stop is f8-f11 to avoid nasty things like colour aberrations creeping in and went on to talk about hyperfocal distance – focussing about a third of the way into the scene (good to find a convenient rock/tree or two then!).

And as for his images – well – stunning comes to mind! So atmospheric! Paul talked about this and about the optimum times to capture the best shots. He’s obviously a morning person – anyone who drives across the country to capture a sunrise over Southwold has my admiration! Images taken in snow giving a high-key effect (plenty of that in Scotland apparently!) and in misty conditions for an ethereal feel.

This was a superb and inspiring evening – thank you Paul for sharing your expertise and we look forward to seeing you at Whitchurch again!

 

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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 25th September 2019

Selection Evening (Digital) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 19th September 2019

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Selection Evening (Prints) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 19th September 2019

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Ladder Round 1 (Digital) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 3rd October 2019

Entry form for this competition

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