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    Digital Image Open 2 Competition & Picture of the Year - Digital Image
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    Digital image 'Contre Jour' Competition & Picture of the Year - Digital Image
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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 Letter from the Chair

Alan Copeland, WHCC chairmanThank 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 Ken Scott, Kathy Mansfield, Sarah Howard and Mike Wilkes.

Our own Club members will also feature throughout the Programme and we will see images presented by Malcolm Robb, Bill Scott, Rachel Paton, Neil Stewart, Nigel Glover-Wright and myself.

Click on this map to view a fully-interactive Google map of our locationYou 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

Thursday 3rd September 2015

PANGBOURNE LIBRARY EXHIBITION

Our Annual Exhibition runs from today until the 12th September. Drop in and see our prints and digital images and pick up a copy of our new Programme.

Wednesday 9th September 2015

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 included in recent competitions to show visitors the range of photography included in our meetings.

Wednesday 16th September 2015

SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH

This is what the dolphins said to us humans as they left just before the Earth was destroyed. This has nothing to do with tonight's presentation. Alan Fretten will explain all.

www.i4apicture.com

We need you to bring along tonight your completed on-line Selection Evening Entry Form together with up to 6 Digital Images and 6 Prints for next week's Selection Evening.

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

Monochrome Digital Image Competition

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Last Wednesday evening was colourless - in the best possible way 'cos it was the latest of our annual competitions - projected monochrome images. All us photographers like a bit of black and white (or variations thereof) don't we? Takes us back to our roots of seeing tonal differences. The man in the hot seat was Roger McCallum who'd found his way to us all the way from the wilds of Woodley!

And what did we present for his inspection? Thirty three superb mono images - that's wot! As you might expect there were all manner of subjects - all well suited to mono treatment which often brings out the dramatic element in an image. Architecture of all sorts from tall buildings reaching to the sky to dramatic interiors - and small details of buildings too! Then there were landscapes and treescapes (think I've just made that one up!) with impressive skies. Then of course there were people - some on beaches or involved in activities lending themselves to monochrome images.

A difficult job for Roger - but he was well up to the job, giving detailed comments on each mixed with his own brand of humour, making the evening superbly entertaining too!

So who got 20s? There were four: 'Palladian Bridge at Prior Park' by Stephen Shadbolt; 'Waterskiing' by Nigel Farmer and two by Ceri Jones - 'Reach for the Sky' and 'Morning Walk'.

And the top scorers were: in joint third place Nigel Farmer and Tony Bates both with 36 points; in second place Bill Scott with 37 points - and with a perfect score of 40 in first place was Ceri Jones.

But which image was the best in show? It was Ceri's 'Reach for the Sky' - a dramatic upward-pointing shot of tree branches. Congratulations Ceri - and to all the high scorers. Thank you too to all who entered images and of course to Roger for his superb judging. A great evening - now let's all go out and shoot more mono!

Read more reports from the archive

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 23rd September 2015

Selection Evening (Digital) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 17th September 2015

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Selection Evening (Prints) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 17th September 2015

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 7th October 2015

Ladder Round 1 (Digital) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 1st October 2015

Entry form for this competition

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