Forthcoming Events

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

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    Please Note In addition to Colin's presentation, we'll be announcing the Assignment night subjects 6 weeks in advance of the 31st of October.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our first competition of the year will be an open competition, judged by the very experienced and knowledgeable Daphne Hanson.

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

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

    A number of our newer members have asked on guidance for entering prints into competitions, so during this presentation our chairman Andy Hyde will provide just that. Andy's presentation will cover;

    • Preparing your images for printing
    • Printing your images with particular guidance around using online print services
    • Mounting your prints for display or competition, including cutting mattes.

    Subject to time at the end of the evening there will be the opportunity to practise mounting prints.

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

    Our second competition will be the always competitive Landscape competition.

    Like the open competition earlier in the season this competition will have categories for both prints and digital images, with members being allowed to enter up to 2 in each category, however in addition to earning points towards the overall championship the members will be competing for trophies to be awarded at the end of the year.(more…)

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

    One of our favourite lecturers, Bob Brindsurch will be giving his presentation on Macro photography on the 24th October.

    For those who've not seen one of Bob's presentations he is an excellent presenter who really knows his stuff, and excels in the technical areas!(more…)

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    As usual for an Assignment night 6 weeks before this event (in this case on 19th September) 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
    07
    Nov
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our third competition of the year will be Monochrome, and we'll be welcoming back one of our new judges from the 2018/2019 season Ben Pike. 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 Monochrome trophies.

    Don't forget Monochrome doesn't necessarily mean Black and White, sepia tone or images in a single colour will be allowed too. You can check out what's allowed by visiting the definitions page here, or why not review some of the entries from previous competitions; 2018, 2017

    Please remember
    Your print entries need to in no less than 1 week before, i.e. the on 31st October, and your digital entries no later than midnight on Sunday 3rd November.

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

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    D Harbar Ultwarbirds Jun2019

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    We have an enormous amount of talent within the club and Member's Minis gives you the opportunity to shine!

    As always we'll offer anyone who wants to the opportunity to speak for 5 to 10 minutes on a photography related subject. These evenings tend to be really good fun because of the diversity of presentations and the chance to hear different presenters.(more…)

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

    Our nexy competition of the year will be Fashion, and we'll be welcoming back one of our favourite judges Ron Tear ARPS, MPAGB, PSA3, BPE4*. As always you'll be competing for points in the overall trophy for both print and digital categories.

    This is one of our changing competitions so don't forget to check-out the competition section of the website for more information, however here's the definition for this competition.(more…)

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    For this evening we'll be welcoming back some frequent visitors, Liz and Barrie Hatten to share some of their images from their trips to Iceland.

    Liz And Barrie

    Liz And Barrie

     

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019
    19:45Silverbirch Room, Christchurch, Hitchin

    Following on from Bob Brind-Surch's macro presentation, and in preparation for our Close-up competition, we'll be using this evening to practise close-up photography. 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
    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.

    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.(more…)

  • 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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