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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!

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A Letter from the Chair

Alan Copeland, WHCC chairmanThe major event this season must be the re-opening of Whitchurch Bridge.  The closure affected us very badly last year but I hope that, now we are again accessible to members south of the Thames, we shall see membership numbers increasing back to the dizzy heights we reached a couple of years ago.

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 and we will also enjoy presentations from a number of our own members covering many aspects of modern photography.

I am pleased to confirm that the monthly Practical Photography Group meetings are back again.  The dates are shown in the Programme and the subjects covered will be notified to members a week or two prior to the meeting.

Click on this map to view a fully-interactive Google map of our locationHave a look at the Programme on the website.  Here you will find links to the websites of our visiting speakers which will enable you to have a preview of their work and find out a little background detail before their presentation.

You don’t have to be an expert to join our club. Just look through the Programme and come along and meet us at our next meeting – I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Alan Copeland, Chairman

What's on next

Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club

Wednesday 10th September 2014

OPENING NIGHT

An opportunity to renew membership and find out what the club has to offer in the new season. The evening will include a selection of images taken during the summer evenings and also the judging of members' images by the Chairman who will give the photographer The Right to Reply.

Wednesday 17th September 2014

FROM DIGITAL TO DARKROOM

Our first presentation will be given by Alun John, launch Picture Editor of The Independent, who traces how photojournalism has progressed in a couple of decades with examples of former restrictions, logistical problems and technical issues to today's world of rolling news with no deadlines and no borders.

Wednesday 24th September 2014

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.

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

Eccentric London

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now this really was worth the long and dangerous trek over the crocodile infested waters of the Thames!  What was it? Nothing less than the EVENT OF THE YEAR!!!!

Yes – the one and only Mr Alan Copeland – connoisseur of the quirky and curious – and erstwhile chairman of our illustrious club with his summer offering entitled “Eccentric London”!

And what oddities there are in our fair capital! There are odd-shaped buildings which defy the laws of gravity and shouldn’t stand up – buildings such as City Hall – home to Boris – or the one which reflects so much heat downwards it melts cars – known for its peculiar shape as The Walkie Talkie!!!

We heard how our Alan – clad in shorts (??!!) and sandals (with or without socks?) boldly strode into public and private buildings to take photographs.  Sometimes this seemed to work (City Hall) and sometimes he was shown the door (Lloyds of London)… but did it dampen his spirit? Not on your life!!  We were taken amongst other places to Trafalgar Square where, a few years ago the Victory in a bottle sat on the spare plinth (hope Nelson was chuffed!) and where, in one corner, is the smallest police station (for the smallest policeman?)

Surely, though, the strangest thing we saw was the inside of the explorer Richard Burton’s tomb in a cemetery in Mortlake – viewable via a ladder and window – and there was his coffin in a room complete with a wall mirror!! The tomb itself –a stone Bedouin tent – was designed by Isobel his wife, whose coffin can also be seen in there!!

Thanks Alan for a really fascinating evening – plenty of audience participation (aka heckling!) and a host of really interesting facts!  We’ll have you back again sometime!

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Upcoming Club Competitions

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