Welcome to Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
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 Few Words From Our Chairman
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. We will be learning about the development of mirrorless cameras, the copyright laws affecting photographers, the creation of abstract art images, creative photography and architectural image making to name just a few. In addition, we will be transported to many exotic locations as the season progresses and we will be viewing some of the finest Natural History photography currently available.
Many of our own Club members will also feature throughout the season with a wonderful varied selection of presentations and we also offer help and guidance for all photographers at our Practical Photography Group meetings.
It all looks very exciting and is set to further enhance our reputation as one of the leading Camera Clubs in the area. I hope you will enjoy all there is on offer during 2019-20.
Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB
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Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Wednesday 19th February 2020
COPYRIGHT AND THE LAW FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Cliff Hide takes a high-level look at copyright from a photographer's perspective and the key legal concepts everyone should be aware of including the new GDPR data protection regime and laws around what and who can be photographed. Cliff also covers EU and US law and what to do if someone steals your work.
Completed Entry Forms with Prints are required tonight for next week's Print Competition No 3
Thursday 20th February 2020
ROSEBOWL COMPETITION - ROUND THREE
For the final round, our images wing their way to the New City Photographic Society who meet in Milton Keynes. They will be joined by images from the Stoke Poges and Woodley clubs.
Wednesday 26th February 2020
PRINT COMPETITION No 3
Night Photography is the Set Subject for Round 3 this season - our prints will be judged by Chris Hutchinson from the Yateley 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
Curiosities Of The Chilterns
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
Now wasn’t that a great start to 2020! I’m talking about the club meeting on 8th January which featured our very own Chairman – Alan ‘Curiosity’ Copeland – bless ‘im!
True to form Alan presented us with a thoroughly entertaining evening of Curiosities in the Chilterns (although the bounds of geography were strained a bit with the inclusion of Reading – but it’s near enough innit!!
He explained that a number of the images dated from the 1980s -ish – and it was great to look at past fashions / transport etc! But how does he find all these oddities? The mind boggles!! We were treated to oddball signs (who authorised some of these to go up??), buildings and features. And yes – we did go through the Chilterns with Reading providing a convenient starting and stopping point! Of course Alan couldn’t show local shots without the memorial to the poor guy who died in the whirlwind on the GWR could he! But he gave all the fascinating facts to go with it such as the unfortunate fellow was a railway worker and the width of the memorial is the same as a broad-gauge track! The same level of info appeared all the way through with fascinating stories behind the images (eg the marmoset’s memorial on Henley’s Fairmile). What made this presentation even more noteworthy was the use of odd sound effects – a ghostly train comes to mind!!
This was a thoroughly entertaining evening and we can see why our man’s popular in clubs and WIs – and I’m sure we’ll have him back again (the Treasurer’ll endorse that ‘cos it was free!). Thank you Alan for starting off the New Year with such a fun evening!
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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 26th February 2020
Ladder Round 3 (Prints) - Night Photography
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 20th February 2020
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Ladder Round 3 (Digital) - Night Photography
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 5th March 2020
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Natural History (Digital) - Natural History
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 19th March 2020
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