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  • 'Flying' by Ceri Jones
    Colour Print 'A Beatles Song' Competition
  • 'I feel fine' by John Sexton
    Colour Print 'A Beatles Song' Competition
  • 'Here comes the Sun' by Ceri Jones
    Colour Print 'A Beatles Song' Competition
  • 'The Long and Winding Road' by Ceri Jones
    Mono Print 'A Beatles Song' Competition
  • 'You've Really Got a Hold on Me' by Melvyn Newman (20*)
    Digital Image 'A Beatles Song' Competition
  • 'Lend me your comb' by David Smith (20*)
    Digital Image 'A Beatles Song' Competition
  • 'Christmas Time Is Here Again' by Ivor Cowley
    Digital Image 'A Beatles Song' Competition
  • 'Little Child' by Nigel Farmer
    Digital Image 'A Beatles Song' Competition
  • 'You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me' by John Sexton
    Digital Image 'A Beatles Song' Competition
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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!

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 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 28th January 2015


Our Chairman, Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB introduces a selection of sequences from many photographers concluding with his all-time favourite, the very dramatic Phantom of the Opera.

Wednesday 4th February 2015


This very popular competition which we can all enter will be held in the first half of the evening. The second half of the evening gives you the chance to vote for Set Subjects which will be used next season.

Thursday 5th February 2015


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

The Art of Photography

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now that was different! Our stalwart members battled their way through the wind and rain for an evening of recordings by Sir George Pollock HonFRPS MPAGB EFIAP FBIPP (wow – letters longer than his name!). They took us way back to the roots of artistic photography.

Sir George (who’s apparently now getting on a bit!) started by showing us how breaking the rules of composition can create really striking images: subject in the centre – no particular subject – apparent chaos – they can all result in great pictures! His images were all taken on film – subsequently scanned – from the 1960s onwards. We also looked at the possibilities of panoramic techniques in creative work. Then there were the ‘oofies’ – out of focus bits – or as we tend to say ‘differential focussing’. (bit like ‘bokeh’ really – he did mention that!), these examples taking it to the artistic extreme, concentrating on swathes of colour.

In the second half (sort of!) we looked at his work pioneering RGB shadow images in the studio using red, green and blue filters over light sources with convenient dancers making the shadows.

A lot of things we tend to experiment with digitally now – so interesting to see them in their early stages!

Thank you Sir George – even if you were on video!!!

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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 4th February 2015

6 x 4 Competition (Enprints) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 29th January 2015

No entry form is necessary for this competition

Wednesday 18th February 2015

Ladder Round 3 (Prints) - Contre Jour

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 12th February 2015

Entry form for colour prints | Entry form for monochrome prints

Wednesday 4th March 2015

Ladder Round 3 (Digital) - Contre Jour

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 26th February 2015

Entry form for this competition

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