Forthcoming Events

  • 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.

    We're looking forward to presentations on the following subjects;

    • Printing on different Papers
    • Focus Stacking
    • Using a Wacom tablet
    • Photographing Moto-cross
    • Metering Modes
  • 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 insights 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

    In a change to the published schedule this evening will be used to select our images for the inter-club competition on the 11th April. We asking our members to select 2 prints and 2 digitals from this year's or last year's competitions to be considered for the Inter-club competition against Stevenage and Harpenden Photographic societies.

    To take part you'll need to...

    • Submit your Entries by 14th March
      • On the evening of the 14th March bring your print entries to put in Gareth’s box
      • By midnight on the 14th March email your digital entries to Gareth

    We’ll then publish the digital images on the club’s website for you to review.

    • Review and chose the images
      On the evening of the 21st March we’ll set the room up as if it were a competition, however as you enter you’ll be given 5 voting slips.

      • We’ll start the evening with a run through of the digital images to let you see everyone’s submission. At this point you should start choosing your favourites. Don’t forget all of the images must be previous competition entries so you’ll have had the chance to see them before in detail, but we can do a second run though if required.
      • We’ll then show each of the images in turn. If you’d like to vote for an image simply surrender one of your voting slips.
      • At the end we’ll be able to announce our top 12 images (10 entries and 2 reserves).
      • In the event of there being multiple images with the same score we’ll use a show of hands vote to determine which make the cut.
        The exact voting method will determined on the night depending on the number of images.
        n.b. In the event of a tie remaining after 2 votes the Chairman will make a casting vote.
    • And again...
      We’ll then repeat the process for the Prints.

    But what about the assignment night?...

    • If the selection process is completed quickly, we’ll use the remainder of the evening to look at your assignment night images as normal.
    • If there selection process takes a long time we’ll simply defer the assignment night to a different day.
  • 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!