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  • Race Day by Roy Love
    Digital Set Subject Competition #2
  • Salt Lagoon* by John Sexton
    Digital Set Subject Competition #1
  • Kingfisher* by John Sexton
    Colour Print Open Competition #1
  • Red Squirrel by John Sexton
    Colour Print Open Competition #1
  • I Said NO! by Nigel Glover-Wright
    Digital Open Competition #1
  • The Day of the Jackal by Nigel Glover-Wright
    Digital Open Competition #1
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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

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 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 Tom Way, Ian Nash, Ruari Cumming and Mike Wilkes.

Our own Club members will also feature throughout the Programme and we will see images presented by Bill Scott, Rachel Paton, David Dare, Tony Bates, John Sexton, Neil Stewart and Nigel Glover-Wright.

We will also be running our second Project 100 throughout 2017 which gives all club members the opportunity to take two images every week and show them at club meetings during the first half of 2018. You can find further details below.

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

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Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

WHY AND A LITTLE HOW

Why do many of us spend thousands of pounds on equipment and maybe up to £8 making a single print? Are we all mad? What is the point of it all? Alan Colegrave will try to answer some of these questions and look at his own approach to photography.

Competed Entry Forms together with Prints and Digital Images are required tonight for next week's Natural History Competition.

Wednesday 1st March 2017

PRINT COMPETITION No 3

Once again, 'Transport' is the Set Subject for tonight's competition which will be judged by Terry Coffey from the Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Camera Club.

Wednesday 8th March 2017

SRI LANKA

Rachel Paton takes us to this island nation just south of India, formerly called Ceylon. Anyone for tea?

View the full programme for this season online.

Summer Meetings programme

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Latest Blog entry

Digital Competition No 3 Transport

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So there we were last Wednesday – all gathered in the village hall for the next ladder competition – projected images with the subject – ‘Transport’. And the man in the hot seat this time was Colin Harrison – who’d given a presentation in November – and had come all the way from Cheltenham. So would it be a Gold Cup winner – or a series of hurdles???

Well, the run-through showed that there was a high standard of photography on show – and 48 of them too – a hard job for Colin then! As you’d expect there was a wide interpretation of the subject – everything from an airliner to a pair of walking boots!!!

Colin gave a thorough analysis of each image (or should it be dissection?). The one main criticism he seemed to level at a number of the photographs was regarding the sky (he clearly has an aversion to even slightly bland skies!!). But along with that were his very constructive comments.

So at the end of the evening we had several images scoring 20s. Brilliant! These were ‘London Rail Hub’ by Ian Nash; ‘Speed’ by Tony Bates and two – yes TWO by Lawrence Heward – ‘Traffic Jam’ and ‘Pedal Powered’. Both of Lawrence’s were also awarded the stars!!

And now the final placings …….. three people shared third place – Roy Love, Nigel Glover-Wright and Ian Nash – all with 38 points. Then in second place came Tony Bates with 39 points. This meant of course that with a perfect 40/40, Lawrence Heward galloped home in first place!

So after all the runners had the customary bucket of water thrown over them followed by a good rub – down, we could all say what a great evening’s viewing we’d had! Thanks to all who entered – and congratulations to all the top scorers and winners! And thanks of course to Colin for his excellent judging (we’ll do better with our skies next time – honest!).

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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 1st March 2017

Ladder Round 3 (Prints) - Transport

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 23rd February 2017

Entry form for colour prints | Entry form for monochrome prints

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Natural History (Digital) - Natural History

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 16th March 2017

Entry form for this competition

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Natural History (Prints) - Natural History

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 16th March 2017

Entry form for colour prints | Entry form for monochrome prints

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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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