Forthcoming Events

  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    As usual for an Assignment night 6 weeks before this event (in this case on 28th November) our chairman will given 2 assignment topics to shoot, and all we need to do is shoot up to 6 images that represent those subjects.

    On the night we'll show the photos on the screen in a random order, and we'll the photographer to say a few words about the photo before we allow comments. This is a great opportunity to try something different, to get feedback on your images or to ask for help.(more…)

  • Thu
    16
    Jan
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our first competition of 2020 will be the ever popular "People and Portraits" competition, and we'll be welcoming back one of our regular judges David Steele DPAGB. As always you'll be competing for points in the overall trophy for both print and digital categories, however we will be looking for an overall winner and runner-up in each category who'll win the People and Portrait trophies.

    You can check out what's allowed by visiting the definitions page here, or why not review some of the entries from previous competitions?

    Please remember
    Your print entries need to in no less than 1 week before, i.e. the on 9th January, and your digital entries no later than midnight on Sunday 12th January.

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Luke Massey

    Luke Massey

    Tonight we'll be welcoming Luke Massey and Sony Cameras.

     

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    We have an enormous amount of talent within the club and the "Our members present..." night gives us the opportunity to shine!

    On these nights we ask some of the more experienced members to present, covering 1 or 2 subjects in detail.

    If you'd like to present simply speak to a committee member (ideally Steve or Gareth) in the weeks running up to the 30th.

    Don't forget Andy will be announcing the subjects for the third Assignment night (on the 12th March) tonight.

     

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our second open competition of the season will be judged by our good friend Sarah Kelman.

    The open competition will consist of print and digital categories, with the points earned going towards the overall scores.(more…)

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Gary Nichols

    Gary Nichols

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    We always keen to try new things in camera club, so for this event we'll be running a Question and Answer session based on the popular Radio 4 Panel show, followed by a photography Quiz.

    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.

    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.

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  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    The Panel competition is always an interesting challenge, requiring our photographers to not only take great images but show their expertise and imagination in combining three individual photos into a single image, and our judge Linda Woodward will be looking for the best combination of images and presentation.

    The panel competition is digital only, however you can enter 2 panels (sets of 3 images). The Panel competition has both a Winners and Runner-up trophy to be award and of course the points earned go towards the overall scores.(more…)

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    For this evening we'll be welcoming back one of our most popular speakers and regular judges Sarah Kelman, to share her images of Northern Winter.

    Sarah Kelman

    Sarah Kelman

     

     

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    As usual for an Assignment night 6 weeks before this event (in this case on 30th January) our chairman will given 2 assignment topics to shoot, and all we need to do is shoot up to 6 images that represent those subjects.

    On the night we'll show the photos on the screen in a random order, and we'll the photographer to say a few words about the photo before we allow comments. This is a great opportunity to try something different, to get feedback on your images or to ask for help.(more…)

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    For our final changing competition this season we'll be having a close-up competition, which allow us to use the techniques we learnt from Bob Brind-Surch in October 2019 and practised in December.

    The Close-up competition is Print and digital, and you can have 2 entries in each.

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  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Learn more about printing with tonight's presentation by Mark and Judy Buckley-Sharp

    Buckley Sharp

    Buckley Sharp

     

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Returning to use just 2 weeks after judging the Macro competition Alison will be back again to talk to us about photography as both work and a hobby.

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  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    For our final competition of the season the ever popular Naomi Saul will be returning to judge our Natural History competition.

    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.

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  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    For this practical night we'll be revisiting Steve's popular "Water photography" practical night from a couple of year ago. Several of the committee and some of our more experienced members will be on hand to give you a nudge in the right direction if you need it, otherwise just come along and "do photography"!(more…)

  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    As always we'd like to invite all of our members to attend this import meeting to;

    • Update you what's been going on in the club this year
    • Tell you what's coming up next year
    • Get your feedback and suggestions for the club
    • Award trophies for the year's competitions

    Look out for the email we send at the beginning of April asking for nominations for the various roles within the club, and AOB items.

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    One of our former members and now professional photographer Rafe Abrook returns to the club to share his photographs and experience.

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