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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
Once again, I am pleased to bid you Welcome to our Camera Club, one of the brightest and friendliest Camera Clubs in the South of England. No matter what your interest or experience I guarantee that your photographic skills will improve after just a few meetings at our club.
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 Clive Minnitt, Mike Lane, Tony Worobiec and Mike Wilkes are all making return visits sharing their experiences with new selections of striking images.
Have a look at the Programme. 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 11th December 2013
PRINT COMPETITION No 2 - BUILT TO LAST
"Built to Last" is again the Set Subject and our prints tonight will be judged by Terry Coffey from the Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Camera Club.
We need your completed Entry Forms with Digital Presentations tonight for next week's Digital Audio Visual Competition.
Wednesday 18th December 2013
DIGITAL AUDIO VISUAL COMPETITION
The only way to start the Christmas season - digital sequences with music make this a competition we can all enter. The audience are the judges and the evening closes with a fantastic Christmas buffet.
Wednesday 8th January 2014
THE 2013 BASINGSTOKE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
A unique opportunity to view around 1,000 images which were accepted for the most recent exhibition organized by the Basingstoke 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
Digital Competition No 2
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
Here we are – second digital image ladder competition of the season already – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun! Despite the lack of a bridge the faithful flocked once more to the village hall to hear the dulcet Caledonian tones of Stan “The Man” McCartin pronouncing on our efforts – but what was this???? No Stan?? Apparently he’d succumbed to something wot’d stopped him pronouncing, so instead we had our very own Alan “The Lad” Copeland who manfully stood in for the evening - nothing can stop WHCC!!
So the subject of this competition was “Built to Last” - challenging eh? The initial run-through of images showed what a difficult task our Al was in for. Unsurprisingly, historic and more modern architecture and monuments featured (well – we hope most are built to last don’t we?) and we were treated to some superb images of these – ranging from the really ancient such as Stonehenge and the structures of ancient Egypt – to the 1963 Beinecke Rare Books Library and the amazing roof of the Santa Cruz Theatre. And not only buildings – members’ ingenuity ran riot - there were steam engine details, steam locomotive wheels, aircraft – even a hard drive! Alan – as we all know – is a very experienced judge and gave detailed and constructive comments on each one (knowledge of ancient Egyptian history’s a bit shaky though Al!) – making this a superb evening despite the absence of Stan.
And what happened at the end? Well, much-coveted 20s were achieved by Tony Bates for his “Avro Vulcan XH558” (did he fly above this we wonder?); Brian Jolley for “Victorian Pillar Box”; Frank Loveder for “Triumphal Architecture”; Lawrence Heward for “Warmth Reflected” and Stephen Shadbolt for “Will It Last?”. Stars were awarded to Tony’s “Avro Vulcan” and Lawrence’s “Warmth Reflected”. The final top positions were as follows: in 3rd place came Dorothy Hart with 37 points; sharing 2nd place were Brian Jolley, Frank Loveder and Lawrence Heward all with 38 points – and in first place came Tony Bates with 39 points.
Congratulations to all the above – and indeed to all who entered and made it such a great evening. Thanks also, of course to Al The Lad who did such a superb job at short notice! Finally – we hope you recover quickly Stan – and we look forward to seeing you in the not-too-distant future (26th March to be exact!).
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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 11th December 2013
Ladder Round 2 (Prints) - Built to Last
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 19th December 2013
Wednesday 18th December 2013
Audio Visual (Audio-Visual) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 12th December 2013
Wednesday 5th February 2014
Enprint Competition (Enprints) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 6th February 2014
No entry form is necessary for this competition