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Camera Club Reports: Club Meetings

Photographers And Their Images

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

There we are! Having had one meeting where the little grey cells were exercised – we then had another!

On this particular evening it was Rod Bird - who’s made the trek over from the wilds of Maidenhead a number of times (and still comes back!). This...

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Abstracts, Patterns and Art in Your Eyes

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now isn’t it lovely to have evenings when we have to exercise those little grey cells!

We had one of those when Damon Guy (now why didn’t he come at the beginning of November!!!) arrived with his presentation ‘Abstracts, Patterns and Art in Your Eyes’ Did exactly...

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Digital Competition No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

On Wednesday 9th October – sheer excitement (well excitement anyway) as this was the first of our ladder competitions for the season. A goodly crowd assembled in the village hall for Digital Competition No 1. As always with the first and last comps in any season – this...

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Wild About Britain

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Well that was a great start to October! We gathered in the Whitchurch village hall for an evening with Ivor Porter DPAGB and his presentation ‘Wild About Britain’

As you might guess from the title his images for this are all captured in the UK – and...

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Judging of the Summer Challenge

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So at the end of last season we had our challenge set to keep us busy over the summer break!

Richard and Claire Tilson had got us to choose three categories which were Books, Transportation and Trash. We could then submit 3 images in any combination from...

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Confessions Of A Lanscape Photographer

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

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Summer Holidays

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

And what did you do on your summer hols then? Yep! WHCC has been on it’s summer break so what did we do?

Well – after our last meeting of the season which was of course our ever popular Eight By Ten Evening. That’s the one where...

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Mix and Match Competition

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Enter the article hereSo we all gathered in the village hall for the needle match of the season.

Excitement was in the air as the seats filled and we all stared at the two screens and two projectors. Yes – this was it – The Battle Of...

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In The Footsteps Of Shackleton

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So, on this lovely May evening we all donned our thermals and furs ‘cos we were off to the South Atlantic and Antarctic ‘In The Footsteps of Shackleton’ with Pam and Eddy Lane as our guides. Just so you know they know their photographic stuff – they’ve both...

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Three Weeks In Japan

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

How about that for a far-flung visit! This week we went on another virtual trip – this time all the way to Japan in the company of our own John Sexton!

Not just images either – as John gave us masses of fascinating information about this county....

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Gaudi, Barcelona and Puglia

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

May Day – and for those who weren’t up and about at silly o’clock to welcome the summer in traditional style (who was photographing the celebrations at Magdalen Tower at 6:00am then?? Not me for one!) – what a lovely way to end the day!

So this...

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50 Years Of Printing From Wet To Dry

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

April started with a superb evening - a presentation by someone who’s visited us a lot over the past years as a presenter and (dare I say) a judge – Gordon Roberts. Such a shame that this was his final visit as he’s decided enough is enough!! (reckon...

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Beyond Capricorn

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now that was a good travelogue – and what a distance we travelled that evening! Oh yes – it was 20th March and we went to the other side of the world along with Ruari Cumming ARPS.

We started off in the humid heat with images of...

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A Blue Badge Guide's Tour Of Southampton, Portsmouth And The Isle Of Wight

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

We had a lovely tour round the Isle of Wight last Wednesday (6th March that is). And not only that - we also looked at the history of Southampton v Portsmouth (absolutely nothing to do with soccer!).

And who better to take us on such a tour...

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An Introduction to Press Photography

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The 20th Feb proved to be a very interesting evening.  We had a visit from press photographer Cliff Hide who gave us some really fascinating inside info about what goes on regarding photography in the newspaper industry.

Cliff told us something of his own career path –...

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In Pursuit Of The Light

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

What a great home-grown evening we had on 13th Feb! Two of our own photographers sharing their work’

The evening started with Ceri Jones – our multi-award-winning member who specialises in landscapes and especially woodland. And, of course, in the past year he achieved the winning spot...

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6x4 Competition and Discussion Evening

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So this week it was our annual event – the 6x4 competition!

Dates right back this one does – to the days when we used to take our roll of film to the likes of Boots (other processors are available!) and get back a strip of negatives...

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The Rain Forests of Costa Rica

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

This week a presentation by our own Nigel Glover-Wright – intrepid wildlife photographer!

A bit of a difference this time ‘cos our Nigel took us over the Atlantic (don’t think he rowed it though!) to Costa Rica and its rainforests. And of course, it did just what...

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The Arid Parks Of South Africa

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So here we were on a cold January evening ready to be transported to sunshine – hot sunshine at that! Our visitor, Stan Hill (who’d taken us to the Arctic Circle last year – so what a difference!!) transported us to the Arid Parks of South Africa to...

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Mosques and Pagodas

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So on 14 November we gathered in the village hall for a presentation by one of our club members – the aptly named Bill Scott. And where did he take us? Well – the answer to that was in the title ‘Mosques and Pagodas’ and, as they say...

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