Forthcoming Events

  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2020
    14:00Meet at the Motte & Bailey, Pirton

    Why not join us for a walk through the country side from pretty village of Pirton, up towards Deacons Hill along part of the Icknield Way (You can learn more about the Icknield way here).

    Start Point

    Where the path starts

    We'll meet at the Motte & Bailey pub at 2:00 PM, before walking around to the junction of Great Green and Priors Hill, where we'll follow the unpaved track up towards the B656 and the Knocking Hoe National Nature reserve. For those looking for a further challenge the walk up to and views from Deacon's Hill await. On the walk there will be lots of opportunities for photos of and over the Hertfordshire countryside.

    Google Map

    Google Map

    The route is quite straightforward and about 5 miles there and back, although I would warn you on the way out it's uphill all the way, although that does mean it's downhill, all the way back! The majority of the route is almost entirely off-road, so make sure you wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately.

  • Thu
    05
    Nov
    2020
    19:45LIVE STREAM

    For this evening we're pleased to virtually in invite Jonathan Vaines (the current Cambridge Camera Club President) to join us for a Lecture under the title "Compose Yourself".

    Some of you may remember Jonathan was our judge for the our landscape competition in October 2019.

     

  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2020
    19:45LIVE Stream

    Our next competition of the year is the relatively new Monochrome competition. As with the other competitions this year we will be asking you for up to 3 digital images.

    Our judge on the night is Sarah Kelman who's rapidly becoming one of our most popular judges.

    Details about the Monochrome competition can be found here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2017/04/24/monochrome/ however why not check out last year's entries here to get a feel for the type of images to consider https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2019/11/07/monochrome-competition-2019/

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

    Please note due to the Covid Restrictions we are unable to run a prints category for this competition.

     

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020
    19:45LIVE Stream

    On the 19th of November we'll be having one of our home grown events - a Members' Mini night!

    As you can guess from the title for this evening we'll be asking members to do a short (5-10) minute presentation on a photography related subject of their choice. We often don't know what we're going to get with these events until the night, however they're always enjoyable and fun evenings.

    Don't worry about producing a professional quality Power Point presentation, all we need from you is good story! and if you're not used to presenting Online, we've plenty of experts who can guide you through the process or even run the presentation while you speak.

    If you would like to present simply Steve Granger or one of the other committee members to arrange a slot.

     

  • Thu
    26
    Nov
    2020
    19:45TBD

    We've all seen, and struggled to reproduce, those beautiful shots of the night sky. For this evening some of our Astro-photography experts will be guiding us in how to recognise and capture some of the astral wonders.

    We'll also be announcing the subjects for the Assignment Night on 7th January 2021.

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2020
    19:45LIVE Stream

    For our final competition before Christmas we have the first of our changing subjects "Abstract". As with the other competitions this year we will be asking you for up to 3 digital images.

    Our judge on the night is Linda Woodward who's another of our favourite judges.

    Here's the definition of Abstract we're going to be using for this competition.

    Abstract
    A visual image which has been created via the use of photographic equipment, processes and materials where the subject of the photograph is not immediately or even necessarily identifiable.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

    Please note due to the Covid Restrictions we are unable to run a prints category for this competition.

     

  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2020
    19:45LIVE STREAM

    This evening one of our regular visitors and judges, Naomi Saul, will be giving us the chance to see some of her photos of Southern Tanzania and Kenya. We know Naomi to be great photographer so we can look for to seeing some fantastic images from this beautiful part of the world.

  • Thu
    17
    Dec
    2020
    TBATBA

    Details of this event are yet to be arranged, however even with social distancing we hope to be able to put something on.

  • Thu
    07
    Jan
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    We start 2021 with an assignment night. As usual the subjects will be announced 6 weeks in advance, and we'll be asking you to up to 4 images covering the 2 themes.

    Look out for the subjects which will be announced on the night of the 29th October.

    You can learn more about the assignment nights here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/about-hitchin-camera-club/about-our-evenings/assignment-nights/. If you'd like to see the sort of images we get at assignment night, then try Searching for the word "Assignment", using the search tool in the top right corner of the screen.

  • Thu
    14
    Jan
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    One of our regular competitions is People and Portraits, and it's always a popular event. As with the other competitions this year we will be asking you for up to 3 digital images.

    Our judge on the night is Ben Pike who's visited us a number of times in the past.

    You can find the competition definition here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2016/06/19/people-and-portraits/ however if you look back through the previous years' entries you'll get an idea of what sorts of image do well.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

    Please note due to the Covid Restrictions we are unable to run a prints category for this competition.

     

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2021
    19:45LIVE STREAM

    Greg has been member of Hitchin Camera Club for many years and always makes a strong showing in our competitions so I'm sure we can look forward to some fine images on this evening and some great insights into how those images were made.

  • Thu
    28
    Jan
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    For our second tutorial night of the season you can look forward to some of our more experienced members sharing some tips, techniques and images to help you develop your photography.

    Within the Committee we're always looking for ideas as to what to present, to ensure we're giving our members what they want. If there's a particular subject you're interested in, just let one of the committee know and we'll see what we can organise.

  • Thu
    04
    Feb
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    We start February with our second Open Competition of the year and will be asking you for up to 3 digital images.

    You can find information about the Open Competitions here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2016/06/19/open-competition/. Don't forget of course you can look back through previous competition entries in either the "What's New" pages, or within the competition menu.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

    Please note due to the Covid Restrictions we are unable to run a prints category for this competition.

  • Thu
    11
    Feb
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    On the 11th February we'll be having one of our home grown events - a Members' Mini night!

    As you can guess from the title for this evening we'll be asking members to do a short (5-10) minute presentation on a photography related subject of their choice. We often don't know what we're going to get with these events until the night, however they're always enjoyable and fun evenings.

    Don't worry about producing a professional quality Power Point presentation, all we need from you is good story! and if you're not used to presenting Online, we've plenty of experts who can guide you through the process or even run the presentation while you speak.

    If you would like to present simply Steve Granger or one of the other committee members to arrange a slot.

     

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2021
    19:45Live Stream

    John Wade is someone I've come to know through reputation, and as the author of a book on "Retro Cameras" which graces my bookshelves.

    For his presentation this evening John will be sharing some of his phenomenal knowledge of older cameras. This looks like being a fantastic night for all but particularly for those who memories of photography "Go back a few years."

    Don't forget we'll also be announcing the Assignment Night subjects for the 1st of April

  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    For this competition we'll be welcoming back on of our previous judged, Jonathan Vaines.

    For the Panel competition we'll be asking you to combine 3 separate photographs into single image, and we'll allow each member to enter 2 sets of 3. What your images are and how you combine them is entirely up to you, however the images should have a common theme and make a cohesive set.

    You can find information about the Panel competition here. Don't forget of course you can look back through previous competition entries in either the "What's New" pages, or within the competition menu.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

  • Thu
    04
    Mar
    2021
    19:45Live Stream

    I think everyone in the club knows Ron Tear as one of our club's most regular visitors. Often Ron attends as a judge, however tonight he'll be sharing some of his images of our capital city. We know Ron to be a great photographer and a passionate and honest speaker so I'm sure this will be a brilliant evening.

  • Thu
    11
    Mar
    2021
    19:45Live Stream

    For this evening one of our most interesting speakers from the 2019-2020 season will be returning. I'm sure everyone who attended Gary's presentation on the Imaginarium last year will want to attend to learn more about how he makes those amazing images.

  • Thu
    18
    Mar
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    For our second changing competition the subject is Movement, and this of course will be taxing assignment as we try to reflect Movement in a still image.

    However, we know our judge Naomi Saul will be well up to the task and it will be interesting to see how our members approach this subject.

    For the Movement competition we'll be asking you to enter up to 3 digital images.

    You can find information about the Changing competitions here. If you need more guidance on competitions why not check out the advice in the competition menu.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

  • Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    Tonight we'll be having one of our home grown events - Our Members' Present

    In our Members' Minis evenings we ask our members to give a short 5-10 minute presentation, however for this evening we ask our more experienced members to give a 30 minute presentation covering some aspect of photography in greater detail. Although we ask members to present on a subject of their choice, if there's something you're particularly keen to learn why not approach a member of the committee with your idea and we'll see if we can find a volunteer!

    If you would like to present simply Steve Granger or one of the other committee members to arrange a slot.

     

  • Thu
    01
    Apr
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    This is our final assignment night of 20-21. As usual the subjects will be announced 6 weeks in advance, and we'll be asking you to up to 4 images covering the 2 themes.

    Look out for the subjects which will be announced on the night of the 18th February.

    You can learn more about the assignment nights here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/about-hitchin-camera-club/about-our-evenings/assignment-nights/. If you'd like to see the sort of images we get at assignment night, then try Searching for the word "Assignment", using the search tool in the top right corner of the screen.

  • Thu
    08
    Apr
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    Our final competition of the year is the closely fought Nature Competition, where we'll be asking you to enter up to 3 digital entries.

    Having visited us just a few weeks earlier Ron Tear will be returning to judge, so you might like to pay particular attention to his likes and dislikes when he tells us about "London my Way" on the 4th March

    You can find information about the Nature competition here. If you need more guidance on competitions why not check out the advice in the competition menu, or review last year's entries which you can find here.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

  • Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    19:45Live Stream

    Daphne has been visiting Hitchin Camera Club for more years than anyone cares to remember, so we've had the chance to see many of her works over the years. In tonight's presentation we'll get to see some of her best work in a presentation called "My Personal Selection".

  • Thu
    22
    Apr
    2021
    19:45Live Stream

    Every year we hold our AGM to bring the members up to date with what's been going on in the club over the last year, tell the members what's coming up for the next season and get the members input on how they want the club to be run. I'd therefore ask you all to attend this important meeting.

    We'll be publishing the Agenda 2-3 weeks before the meeting, and would ask that if there's anything you'd like to discuss you raise it in writing no less than 1 week before the meeting.

  • Thu
    29
    Apr
    2021
    19:45Live Stream

    Close-up photography, often referred to as macro photography is a challenging activity, however for this lecture our speaker Peter Warne will not only share some of his Hits'n'Tips but also give us the change to see those techniques in action.

  • Thu
    06
    May
    2021
    19:45LIVE Stream

    Our final meeting of the 20-21 season will be the ever popular Knock-out competition.

    The knock-out is purely for fun, however this is always an exciting and fun evening. We'll be asking you to submit up to 3 digital images which the members will vote on to determine which goes through to the next round, and to eventually become the winner,

    You can find out more about the Knock-out competition here, although why not use the search feature to review previous entries.

    Please Note unlike normal competitions the knock-out does not contribute to the overall scores, however you do have the flexibility to use previous competition entries!

    As always Competition entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.