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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
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 - names like Andy Sands, Matt Emmett, Eddy and Pam Lane and Chris Hutchinson.
Many of our own Club members will also feature in the second half of the Programme when we will see the results of my Chairman’s Challenge which involved capturing two images every week throughout 2017.
What's on next
Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
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.
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
Svalbard - Kingdom Of The Ice Bear
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
What a great way to start November! What was? Our trip up to the far north – inside the Arctic Circle to have a close encounter with polar bears!
All by means of digital images of course – courtesy of Eddy and Pam Lane who came all the way from darkest Wiltshire (I think) with their presentation ‘Svalbard – Kingdom of the Ice Bear’.
We’d had a taste of this last January when we had a recorded presentation. However, those who were there will remember that while we were being mesmerised by the wonderful images and narrative …. the presentation gremlins put in an unwelcome appearance and it all ground to an untimely halt! So good was it though that we invited Eddy and Pam to come in person – and here they were – and not a gremlin in sight!
We weren’t disappointed either – absolutely superb images of polar bears going about their everyday life – ambling across the icy wastes feeding, swimming, raising their cubs (cute aren’t they!) and doing all sorts of polar bear-like things. This included feeding off the corpse of a whale which kept whole families going for ages (certainly gave a new meaning to frozen foods!)
Trouble is they look so cuddly – but we soon discovered that most people carry rifles – just in case – ‘cos these lovely animals, as we know, can be lethal! Anyway, Eddy and Pam, wrapped up securely against the bitter cold (and we complain about a sprinkling of the white stuff!) set off on their cruise aboard an ice breaker. And wasn’t it worth it! But apparently you have to be prepared to be woken up at an ungodly hour of the night because a bear is in photographic range!
Then of course some hardy Scandinavian types decide that a swim in icy water is the thing to do! Very bracing I’m sure!!!!
Anyway, it was an absolutely superb evening which we all enjoyed – though after all those pictures of snow and ice I reckon we were all shivering by the end!! Thank you Eddy and Pam for coming to share your images and experiences with us and hopefully we’ll see you 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 29th November 2017
Ladder Round 2 (Digital) - Three of a Kind
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 23rd November 2017
Wednesday 20th December 2017
Audio Visual (Audio-Visual) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 14th December 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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