Forthcoming Events

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our first competition of the year will be an "Open" and will include categories for print and digital.

    For the past few year's we've been delighted to have Daphne Hanson CPAGB, APAGB as our Nature competition judge, however this year Daphne (who's also the current EAF President) will casting her expert eye over the far wider subject of Open.

    If you'd like to learn more about competitions have a look at the different articles under the Club Competitions menu above. A reminder of the definition of "Open" can be found here.

    Don't forget

    • Print entries must be "in" no later than the previous meeting
    • Digital entries must be "in" no later than the Sunday before the competition
    • You must be a paid up member to enter a competition
  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Following the success of the tutorial/practical sessions from previous years we'll continuing this theme again into the 2018/2019 season.

    This evening's presentation is very much targeted and those who have recently upgraded to a "better" camera and are looking for their first steps in understanding some of the controls and features of their camera, along with some guidance on taking better pictures.

    Our chairman Andy Hyde will be giving this presentation, and he'll be talking about what is a DSLR, how to use auto focus to your best advantage, understanding exposure and some hints and tips for better composition. Along the way the presentation will talk about exposure compensation and the differences between the different modes on your camera. Although this presentation is focused on DSLRs the concepts discussed will be applicable to bridge cameras and "advanced" compacts (those where you have control over exposure and focusing).

    Bring your cameras along since we're going to have a number of club members on hand to be a panel of experts to discuss the settings for your camera.

    Some of our previous tutorials include;

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Here Steven Williams will be sharing some of his photographs and techniques with on Street Photography

    34, Steve Williams

    34, Steve Williams

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our second competition of the year will be a panel competition.

    Here a new judge to us, but a very experienced and successful photographer Alan Goldby CPAGB, BPE3, LPSNZ will have the difficult task of looking at sets of three images intended to be viewed together.

    In the Panel competition, we ask our photographers to take 3 separate images and to combine them into a panel to be viewed together.

    This competition is digital only, and you'll need to combine the 3 shots into a single image, however there are several different articles on the website about how to put a panel together, just start here.

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    On an "our members present" evening we do that just. Anyone who wants to can do either a short present or a longer tutorial on a photography related subject of their choice.

    There are lots of people within the club who'll help you get your presentation ready and will help you with any technical issues you have, and the camera club member's are a great audience who really want to here what you've got to say.

    If you'd like to speak simply let a committee member know.

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Assignment nights are a really popular evening where the members get to share and talk about their images.

    Six weeks before the Assignment Night our chairman will announce 2 subjects. Your mission is to shoot a maximum of 6 images that answer those subjects.

    On the night your images will be shown on the screen and you'll have the opportunity to talk about, how or why you took that shot. Assignment nights are really good fun because the other member's will want to know about your photographs, and of course you'll have the opportunity to ask them about theirs!

    The subjects for this Assignment night are...

    • On the table
      Here you can take images of anything you like so long as your subject is on a table!
    • Winter is coming
      For this subject you simply need to take images that show winter is on it's way.
  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our third competition of the year is the perennial favourite "Landscape" and will include categories for print and digital. Landscape is always a hot contested event so we're bound to be in for a great evening.

    This year we're pleased to welcome a new judge Linda Woodward CAPGB to Hitchin Camera Club to judge our Landscape competition.

    A reminder of the definition of "Landscape" can be found here.

    Don't forget

    • Print entries must be "in" no later than the previous meeting
    • Digital entries must be "in" no later than the Sunday before the competition
    • You must be a paid up member to enter a competition
  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Natural History is a fascinating subject requiring both technical skill and detailed knowledge of the subject to produce a successful image.

    For this lecture we'll be welcoming a new presenter Sarah Kelman ARPS, to Hitchin Camera Club. The more observant of will notice that Sarah will be visiting HCC twice this year; once to present a lecture on Natural History and then again on April 4th 2019 to judge our Natural History competition, so it would be well worth attending this lecture to find our what's likely to well be received in the competition.

    You can see some of Sarah's images here.

    02 Dp1251 Mountain Hare, Sarah Kelman

    Mountain Hare, Sarah Kelman

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Following the success of the tutorial practical session from previous years we'll continuing these theme again into the 2018/2019 season.

    These evenings involve a presentation by one of the club's photographers explaining and demonstrating a particular technique, with the opportunity for you to practise yourself in the second half of the evening. Practical nights are great opportunity to practise your photography.

    The subject for this evening is still under discussion by the committee, however previous evenings have included;

  • Thu
    29
    Nov
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Monochrome as made regular appearances in the Hitchin Camera Club programme for many years, however for the last two years it's been a regular event within the programme. It's worth noting that monochrome doesn't necessarily mean Black and White, and the simplicity of a single hue can bring a whole to way to interpret a scene or subject.

    For this year's competition we're pleased to welcome another new judge Alison Jenkins CAPGB to Hitchin Camera Club.

    A reminder of the definition of "Monochrome" can be found here.

    Don't forget

    • Print entries must be "in" no later than the previous meeting
    • Digital entries must be "in" no later than the Sunday before the competition
    • You must be a paid up member to enter a competition
  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    I'm sure we've all been asked at various times to take a few snaps of the family, however to produce great portraits requires both technical and people skills.

    For this event Jane Goodall, who many of you may remember from her "The Beautiful Light" presentation of a few years back will be sharing some of her tips and tricks to get great Family portraits.

  • Thu
    03
    Jan
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Due to the way dates fall in the early part of next year we're able to have our first competition of 2019 as "Christmas" and still be within the 12 Days of Christmas.

    In order to encourage everyone to shoot images specifically for this competition and to avoid a rush to get prints made we'll only being having Projected images, however that means that you'll be allowed 3 entries for this competition, rather than the normal 2.

    Our judge for the evening Colin Southgate FRPS DPAGB is such a welcomed and regular visitor to Hitchin Camera Club, he really needs no introduction at all suffice as to say we know he'll give some great feedback on our images.

    If you'd like to learn more about competitions have a look at the different articles under the Club Competitions menu above, or click here for the definition.

    Don't forget

    For this competition only we will allow an extra couple of days to get your images in, however they must be in by midnight on Tuesday 1st January.

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Assignment nights are a really popular evening where the members get to share and talk about their images.

    Six weeks before the Assignment Night our chairman will announce 2 subjects. Your mission is to shoot a maximum of 6 images that answer those subjects.

    On the night your images will be shown on the screen and you'll have the opportunity to talk about, how or why you took that shot. Assignment nights are really good fun because the other member's will want to know about your photographs, and of course you'll have the opportunity to ask them about theirs!

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    We recognise that we not only have some great photographers within the club, we have photographers with great stories to tell. On a "Members' minis" night we throw the floor open to anyone who'd like to do a short presentation (5-10 minutes) on a photography related subject of their choice.

    There are lots of people within the club who'll help you get your presentation ready and will help you with any technical issues you have, and the camera club member's are a great audience who really want to here what you've got to say.

    If you'd like to speak simply let a committee member know.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    The people and portraits competition is always a good evening with members entering a range of photos from post studio shots, to informal candids and even street photography.

    For this year's competition we're pleased to welcome back David Steel DPAGB to Hitchin Camera Club.

    A reminder of the definition of "People and Portraits" can be found here.

    Don't forget

    • Print entries must be "in" no later than the previous meeting
    • Digital entries must be "in" no later than the Sunday before the competition
    • You must be a paid up member to enter a competition
  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    In this presentation a new speaker for us, Chris Foster DPABG, MFIAP, FBPE takes us along with him as he progresses through different levels of competition.

    In A Dream, Chris Forster

    In A Dream, Chris Forster

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Ken Payne has visited Hitchin Camera Club a number of times over the years as both judge and presenter.

    Those of you who have seen Ken speak before will know of his expertise in PhotoShop and other forms of photographic manipulation so we know this will be an informative evening.

    If you'd like to learn more about Ken and his work, visit his website http://www.kp-digital.co.uk, where you'll find a enormous number of his tutorials.

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    On valentines day we'll be having our second "Open" competition which will include categories for print and digital.

    We'll be giving a new judge Ben Pike the difficult challenge of choosing the best images from an open, where essentially anything goes.

    If you'd like to learn more about competitions have a look at the different articles under the Club Competitions menu above. A reminder of the definition of "Open" can be found here.

    Don't forget

    • Print entries must be "in" no later than the previous meeting
    • Digital entries must be "in" no later than the Sunday before the competition
    • You must be a paid up member to enter a competition
  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    We recognise that we not only have some great photographers within the club, we have photographers with great stories to tell. On an "Our members present" night we throw the floor open to anyone who'd like to do a short presentation (5-10 minutes) on a photography related subject of their choice.

    There are lots of people within the club who'll help you get your presentation ready and will help you with any technical issues you have, and the camera club member's are a great audience who really want to here what you've got to say.

    If you'd like to speak simply let a committee member know.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Many of you will know our presenter for this evening Rafe Abrook, as a former member of Hitchin Camera Club and now a full time wedding photographer.

    In this presentation Rafe will be sharing some of his incites into portrait photography. If you'd like to see of of Rafe's work in advance of the presentation (or would like to consider him and his team to shoot your wedding) have a look at his website https://www.rafeabrook.co.uk.

    Polhawn Fort Cornwall Wedding Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer Rafe Abrook Photography 1172, Rafe Abrook

    Polhawn Fort Cornwall Wedding Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer Rafe Abrook Photography 1172, Rafe Abrook

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    At the beginning of March we have another new presenter Peter Warne, who'll be giving a presentation on Night photography.

    Folly By Moonlight Pdi 4682, Peter Warne

    Folly By Moonlight Pdi 4682, Peter Warne

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Hot on the heels of our presentation on Night photography we'll be having our Night Photography competition.

    Our judge for this competition is another regular visitor to the Ron Tear ARPS, MPAGB, PSA3, BPE4, who'll almost certainly be accompanied by his wife Maggie.

    If you'd like to learn more about competitions have a look at the different articles under the Club Competitions menu above, or click here for the definition.

    Don't forget

    • Print entries must be "in" no later than the previous meeting
    • Digital entries must be "in" no later than the Sunday before the competition
    • You must be a paid up member to enter a competition
  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Assignment nights are a really popular evening where the members get to share and talk about their images.

    Six weeks before the Assignment Night our chairman will announce 2 subjects. Your mission is to shoot a maximum of 6 images that answer those subjects.

    On the night your images will be shown on the screen and you'll have the opportunity to talk about, how or why you took that shot. Assignment nights are really good fun because the other member's will want to know about your photographs, and of course you'll have the opportunity to ask them about theirs!

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Liz and Barrie Hatten DPAGB are always entertaining and enjoyable speakers, and I'm sure this presentation will continue in the same theme.

    Morraine Lake, Liz And Barrie Hatten

    Morraine Lake, Liz And Barrie Hatten

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Nature is a fascinating subject brought to live by those who have the time, knowledge and skill give us incites into the world in which we live. Our judge for this year's nature competition will be Sarah Kelman ARPS who is giving a presentation on Nature photography at Hitchin Camera club in November, so hopefully that will give us an incite as to what's going to be well recieved.

    If you'd like to learn more about competitions have a look at the different articles under the Club Competitions menu above. You'll find the definition of Natural History here.

    Don't forget

    • Digital entries must be "in" no later than the Sunday before the competition
    • You must be a paid up member to enter a competition
  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    A couple of year's ago Hitchin Camera Club stepped away from interclub competitions, however this year we're back with a 3 way competition welcoming Harpenden and Stevenage Photographic Societies to the Silver Birch Room.

    The subject of the competition will be open, and Hitchin's entries will be chosen by the Hanging Committee from the club's best work, allowing us to compare our work against our peers.

    Our judge for the evening is the very experienced and knowledgeable Naomi Saul ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB, EIAP, APAGB.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Every year we hold an AGM to report back on the Club's year, share our plans for next season and discuss any relevant topics.

    We welcome all members to come along to the AGM since it's opportunity to help steer the club.

    We usually round of the AGM with the award of trophies for the winner and runners-up in the various club competitions and the presentation of the new member's trophy.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our final lecture of the year is another new presenter Peter Milson, who'll be sharing some his experiences of sport photography including both able bodied and para games, jet-skiing and many other fields.

    You can see more of Peter's photographs here on his website http://www.petermilsomphotography.co.uk.

    Image 2, Peter Milsom

    Image 2, Peter Milsom

     

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    We always end the year with a fun event, and the 2018-2019 season will be no exception.

    For this year's end of season finale we'll be having a knockout competition, where each member submits a number of images. The images are shown against each other in pairs and by show of hands the audience votes for which goes through to the next round until ultimately we have a winner!