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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.
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Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Wednesday 13th December 2017
THE CHALLENGES OF PHOTOGRAPHING ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL TRUST AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS
Peter Greenway LRPS CPAGB looks at the opportunities, challenges and demands of capturing images on behalf of the National Trust and other organisations on a voluntary basis.
We need your completed Entry Forms with Digital Presentations tonight for next week's Digital Audio Visual Competition.
Wednesday 20th December 2017
DIGITAL AUDIO VISUAL COMPETITION
The only way to start the Christmas season - digital sequences with music make this a competition we can all enter. Our sequences will once again be judged by Roger McCallum from the Woodley Camera Club.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS!
Wednesday 3rd January 2018
HAVE I GOT NUDES FOR YOU
This evening's recorded lecture outlines the story of Tim Pile's meteoric rise from his first steps in digital photography in 2008 to his MPAGB in 2013 and how he came to specialize in fine art nudes, capturing the beauty of the female form.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for the Print Competition No 2 next week.
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.
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Digital Competition No 2 Three Of A Kind
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
There we were – the last meeting in November – and it was the first of the digital competitions with a set subject – ‘Three of a Kind’. And the man in the hot seat – for the very last time at our club – Stan McCartin LRPS CPAGB APAGB. The last time because he’s off to his homeland north of the border (Yes – even further north than Leighton Buzzard!) He’s been judging our competitions for ages – back in the early noughties apparently!
Anyway, forty superb images awaited Stan’s inspection. They really were too – superb that is! On the initial run through we all knew that he was in for a hard evening’s work. All the images showed great creativity within the set subject and covered a range of photographic genres: landscape (with three figures of course!), natural history (with the subjects in threes), sports, architecture – you name it – it was there in triplicate!! And yes – Stan did have a difficult task – but with true Gallic grit he won through giving constructive comments interspersed with his usual humour!
So who gained 20s then? Well – there were four: Stephen Shadbolt’s ‘Waiting Patiently’; Tony Bates with ‘Frosty Morning Lift Off’ – which also gained the star; Nigel Glover-Wright with ‘There’s Always One’ and ‘Reflecting on Life’ by Ceri Jones.
Four – yes – four people tied for third place with 36 points – Stephen Shadbolt, Ray Lewis, Nancy Massie and Joyce Storey. In joint second place were Tony Bates and Nigel Glover-Wright with 38 points …………. And the evening’s winner was ………. Ceri Jones who scored 39 points!
Congratulations to all the high scorers and winners – and indeed to all who entered to give us such a good evening’s viewing and entertainment.
And of course many thanks to Stan for his sterling work (or should that be Stirling for him??) – tonight and over the past fifteen or so years. The evening ended with our esteemed chairman presenting him with a bottle of single malt to warm him on his journey back to the frozen north! All the best Stan!
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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 20th December 2017
Audio Visual (Audio-Visual) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 14th December 2017
Wednesday 10th January 2018
Ladder Round 2 (Prints) - Three of a Kind
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 4th January 2018
Wednesday 7th February 2018
6 x 4 Competition (Enprints) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 1st February 2018
No entry form is necessary for this competition
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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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