Forthcoming Events

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2022
    10:00Town Square Hitchin

    Every year we run a promotional event to tell people about Hitchin Camera Club and to encourage some new members.

    We’re expecting to have our usual stall in the town square, where we’ll tell people about the club, let then see examples of our work, and give you the chance to chat to like minded people. We’re always looking for members (especially our newer members) to come down and promote the club, but we welcome anyone who simply wants to drop by and say “hello”

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2022
    22:00Pitstone Windmill

    Despite repeated failures we're still trying to organise a milkyway shoot.

    This time we're looking to go to Pitstone Windmill in August.

    More details to follow, but fingers crossed for clear skies!

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2022
    19:00Broadway Fountains Letchworth

    Following on from the promotional event in the town square we encourage all of our existing members, and any potential new members come along to this event to do some photography and have a catch-up. This year we’ll be doing a photo-walk around Letchworth meeting at the fountains on the Broadway Gardens at 7:00pm.

    As always I'm sure we'll be sloping off for a beer after.

    If you've got a friend that's interested in photography and maybe wants to join a camera club why not invite them to join us!

  • Thu
    08
    Sep
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    For our Welcome back evening we'll be putting on our usual selection of updates and introductions from the club committee.

    As normal there'll be a full run down of this year's programme, updates on the competitions.

    This evening is a great introduction to the club and we'd invite anyone with an interest in photography to come along and find out about us and what we do.

    Returning members will be keen to note that we'll be announcing the subjects for the Assignment night planned for the 20th October.

  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    For our first lecture of the new club year we'll be inviting a new speaker Hemant Jariwala, to tell and show us about his photography in the lake district.

  • Thu
    22
    Sep
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our first competition of the season will be, as tradition dictates, an Open.

    For this competition we'll be looking to run both digital and print categories, which we'll ask one of our regular judges Alison Jenkins to review.

    Don't forget;

    • You need to be a paid-up club member to compete in our competitions
    • Print entries need to be in 1 week in advance of the competition
    • Digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on Sunday the 18th September

    If youer new to camera club competitions why not check out these links;

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    As soon as anyone knows you have a camera and are interested in photography you'll be asked to to take some family photos.

    In this lecture Jayne Goodall, one of our regular speakers and lecturers will be sharing her expertise and giving us some helpful hints'n'tips.

  • Thu
    13
    Oct
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Once again we'll be asking our more experienced members to share their insights and techniques with the club.

    We're always keen to welcome new presenters and presentations, so if there´s a subject you´d like to talk on for 30-40 minutes, or a subject you like to learn about then just ask.

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    On the Opening Night our Chairman Andy Hyde announced 2 subjects for the Assignment night, and tonight we get to see the results of your efforts. As always we'll be asking our members to tell us a little about their photos which gives us a great (and rare) opportunity to really talk about photography

    As usual we'll be asking you to send in up to 6 digital images answering the 2 subjects, these need to be in by midnight on Sunday 16th.

    The two subjects this time are;

    • To be Announced
    • To be Announced

    As always we ask you to shoot something fresh and to interpret these subjects in the widest way possible.

    If you're not sure what an assignment night is, why not look here Assignment Nights – Hitchin Camera Club or better yet use the search feature in the top right of the screen to search for "Assignment" and you'll find updates on all of our previous events.

  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our second competition of the year is the ever popular and competitive Landscape competition. As with the other competitions this year we will be asking you for up to 2 digital images and 2 prints.

    Our judge on the night is Richard Burn who's one of our newest judges.

    Details about the landscape competition can be found here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2016/06/19/landscape/, however why not check out previous year’s entries.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition, and prints need to be in 1 week before.

  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    We've benefited from a number of Astro-photography presentations over the years within the club, however on the 3rd November Gordon Ewen will be joining us for an entire evening to discuss this fascinating subject.

  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    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 2 digital images and 2 prints.

    Our judge on the night is Ben Pike who’s judged for us a number of times, and recently gave an excellent presentation on Street Photography.

    Details about the Monochrome competition can be found here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2020/04/24/monochrome/ however why not check some previous year’s entries here to get a feel for the type of images to consider.

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

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Within the club we know we have an enormous range of talent, and the members minis night lets us share and benefit from that skill.

    As usual we throw the floor open to our members, to give a short photography related presentation.

    If you'd like to do a 5-10 minute presentation just let us know!

  • Thu
    24
    Nov
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    For the past few years we've run a practical night as part of the season.

    For this evening we'll ask you to bring along your cameras, your tripods and your imagination, and we'll actual "do" photography.

    Keep an eye out for updates as to what props you'll need to bring along.

  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Every year we run 2 changing competitions. For the first of this year's season we'll be asking you to take images on the subject of "shadows".

    Our Judge for this evening will be Colin Strong.

    The second changing competition will take place on March 16th 2023, where the subject will be "Religious buildings"

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

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Alison Jenkins is one of the club's regular visitors. On this evening Alison will be visiting us to share her skills, experience and expertise, and her images of Artic wildlife

  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    On the Practical Night our Chairman Andy Hyde announced 2 subjects for the Assignment night, and tonight we get to see the results of your efforts. As always we'll be asking our members to tell us a little about their photos which gives us a great (and rare) opportunity to really talk about photography

    As usual we'll be asking you to send in up to 6 digital images answering the 2 subjects, these need to be in by midnight on Sunday 1st January.

    The two subjects this time are;

    • To be Announced
    • To be Announced

    As always we ask you to shoot something fresh and to interpret these subjects in the widest way possible.

    If you're not sure what an assignment night is, why not look here Assignment Nights – Hitchin Camera Club or better yet use the search feature in the top right of the screen to search for "Assignment" and you'll find updates on all of our previous events.

  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    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 2 digital images and 2 prints.

    Our judge on the night is Sarah Kelman who’s visited us a number of times in the past for both competitions and Presentations

    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, and prints the week before..

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    A few years ago we ran a Question and Answer session based on the popular Radio 4 Panel show, followed by a photography Quiz. This was a well received evening so we're going to run it again!

    For those unfamiliar with Gardener’s Question time we’ll be providing a panel of experts to answer your photographic questions. Members will be encouraged to ask the panel for guidance, advise and for help in soothing their photographic woes. The panel member’s will be some of the more senior and experienced club members who will have a range of different skills and areas of expertise. To ensure the evening runs smoothly we’ll be having a host to receive the questions and pass them on to the relevant expert.

    We’ll be accepting questions on the night but we’d very much welcome getting some in advance, simply email Steve with your questions.

    What can you ask? Pretty much anything, however here are some ideas;

    • What is a mirrorless camera, and why would I want one?
    • Are expensive memory cards worthwhile?
    • What workflow do the panel use when handling their images?
    • How can I learn PhotoShop?
    • What’s the difference between formatting a memory card and delete all?
    • What tips would the panel give for …. ?

    Having answered your questions in the first part of the evening, in the second part of the evening we’ll be turning the tables and asking you the questions in a photography quiz.

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Once again we’ll be asking our more experienced members to share their insights and techniques with the club.

    We’re always keen to welcome new presenters and presentations, so if there´s a subject you´d like to talk on for 30-40 minutes, or a subject you like to learn about then just ask.

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    On the 2nd of February we’ll be welcoming back Johnathan Vaines, to the club to judge our second Open competition of the year.

    As always with the open competitions, any subject and any style is allowed, and the points earned will go to the overall totals.

    As normal with the Open Competition we’ll be looking for up to 2 digitals and 2 prints, which must be in by the Sunday before, and the week before the competition night respectively.

    If you´ve been holding off on entering a competition, the Open is great place to start. You´ll find some hints and tips here How to Submit Competition Entries – Hitchin Camera Club

  • Thu
    09
    Feb
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Its been several years since we last had a presentation on Underwater photography so we'll be delighted to invite Jerry Harris along to share his insights into this fascinating are area of photography.

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Mark Andrew Pardoe was the archivist for British Rail for many years, and in this presentation he'll be sharing his insights, stories and photographs of the London Underground

  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    For this competition we’ll be welcoming back Linda Woodward.

    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 images. 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. The panel competition is Digital only.

    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. Please remember your panel needs to consist of 3 separate images (you're not allowed to cut one photo into 3).

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

    We’ll also be announcing the 2 subjects for Assignment Night 3 on the 6th April.

  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    We all carry immensely powerful devices in our pockets everyday so in this presentation Thomas Peck will be showing us how to get the best from our phone cameras.

    Many of you will remember the success our chairman had a few years ago when he used his mobile as a camera for a year so this will be a great opportunity to reprise some of Andy's hints and tips and to learn some new ones!

  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    One of our regular judges and presenters Jonathan Vaines will be returning in March to share his knowledge of printing.

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    For our second changing competition the subject is Religious buildings.

    Our judge David Steel will be well up to the task and it will be interesting to see how our members approach this subject with an interesting and specific slant on Architectural photography.

    For the Religious Buildings 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
    23
    Mar
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Once again we'll be asking our members to share their knowledge in a series of short photography related presentations.

    As always we'll be accepting presentations on the night, but if you'd like to book a slot just ask Steve!

  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2023
    19:45Online!

    PLEASE NOTE This presentation is ONLINE ONLY

    As we continue to exploit the wonders of modern technology we'll be inviting Malcolm Hupman to join us virtually to share his insight into wildlife photography. Just in time for the Nature competition!

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    As usual our Chairman will have announced the subjects in advance and we´ll have the opportunity to discuss each other’s images on night.

    The subjects for this evening are;

    • To be announced
    • To be announced

    As normal for an assignment night you’re allowed to enter up to 6 entries in total across the 2 subjects.

    Please submit your entries as attachments to competitions@hitchincameraclub.org 
no later than midnight on Sunday 2nd April.

  • Thu
    13
    Apr
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    We are pleased to announce our final competition of the season will be “Natural History”, and will be judged by a familiar face Naomi Saul!

    As always the Natural history competition is Digital only, therefore you’re allowed up to 3 entries, and you’ll be competing for the Evelyn Bromfield trophy as well as the final points for the season.

    Remember in HCC we use the more open “nature” definition. You can find out more about the Nature competition here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2016/06/19/nature/

  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    For this evening we'll be joined by a new speaker Daniel Bridge, who will be speaking about shooting wood.

  • Thu
    27
    Apr
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    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.