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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 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

What's on next

Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club

Wednesday 18th December 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

No club meeting this evening.

Wednesday 25th December 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

No club meeting this evening.

Wednesday 1st January 2020

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

No club meeting this evening.

View the full programme for this season online.

Summer Meetings programme

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Latest Blog entry

Hide and Seek

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Well we all trooped along to the village hall thinking that this evening sounded good – and boy! We weren’t disappointed!

The stars of the evening were Peter and Margaret Preece who’d travelled miles through the December murk to be with us. They came with their presentation ‘Hide and Seek’ – all about wildlife mostly in the UK but also in Spain. So we guessed that they spend a considerable amount of their time in hides – and we were proved right! All sorts from single to multiple occupancy!

Their speciality is birds – many photographed in their garden and others in a nearby reserve. Nice to see that their images were labelled – so species guesswork was at a minimum! But there was other wildlife to be enjoyed too – red and grey squirrels doing what they do best – and even rats looking endearing (down to great photography!). Then there were foxes and hedgehogs (the latter apparently being hard to photograph if you don’t just want a prickly ball). Even a lynx photographed in Spain – now that’s one big moggy!!

The thing is - they know exactly what they want in the finished image so Peter will set the scene within the creature’s habitat and baits the branch / twig / plant etc with appropriate food (principally it seems mealworms). Then when they arrive – click! (sounds easy but it’s clearly time consuming and difficult!). Peter apparently spends a considerable amount of his time standing/sitting/crouching in water! Stunning butterfly images were captured using a macro lens.

Peter says he’s not a landscape photographer – but the landscape shots we saw were absolutely beautiful!

Well – all I can say is that all the images we saw were simply stunning! Not only that but Peter and Margaret tell the story so well, making a thoroughly entertaining evening! We look forward to seeing them again - a bit sooner than the last eight-year gap though!!

 

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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 15th January 2020

Ladder Round 2 (Prints) - Flowing Water

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 9th January 2020

Entry form for colour prints | Entry form for monochrome prints

Wednesday 5th February 2020

6 x 4 Competition (Enprints) - Open

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 30th January 2020

No entry form is necessary for this competition

Wednesday 26th February 2020

Ladder Round 3 (Prints) - Night Photography

Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 20th February 2020

Entry form for colour prints | Entry form for monochrome prints

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