Photo of the day

Coming Up

Tuesday 1 December
Our Journey in Printing
Mark & Judy Buckley-Sharp
Thursday 3 December
NW Federation Cup - Wycombe PS
NW Fed appointed Judge

New Members Welcome


We meet on Tuesday evenings (8 - 10 pm) from early September through to the end of April.

Activities include talks, competitions and practical evenings. An exhibition of members work is held each October in Chesham Town Hall.


Canada Geese by John Smith
Winner, 1st PDI Competition (Mono: Advanced)
Drunken Sailor by Dick Thorne
Winner, 1st PDI Competition (Colour: Advanced)
Marsh Ponies by Richard Scotto di Perta
Winner, 2nd PDI Competition (Mono: Advanced)
Best to do this before lunch by Brian Ridgley
Winner, 1st PDI Competition (Colour: General)
Canterbury Cathedral by Brian Wright
Winner, 2nd PDI Competition (Colour: Advanced)
Waiting by the door by Patricia Cherrill
Winner, 1st PDI Competition (Mono: General)
Avocet by Brian Ridgley
Winner, 2nd PDI Competition (Colour: General)
London Nights by David Cowan
Winner, 2nd PDI Competition (Mono: General)

Schools’ Trophy 2015

This year’s Chiltern Schools Photo Competition featured entries from three schools: Chesham Grammar, Chiltern Hills Academy and Misbourne School. The set subject chosen by the judges was “Relationships”, and the students came up with some very creative interpretations.

To see a full report, and the winning photos, go to this year’s Schools’ Trophy page.

Competition Results

The results of our club competitions (Prints and PDIs) so far this season are available in the Competitions area of the website.

Follow this direct link to see the full details.

Recent results in NWFed and Rosebowl competitions, plus details of images selected for future external competitions, can be found in the Club Admin section of our Members’ Area page.

Wall of Honour for Chiltern Trophy Winners

Brian and Lal

This year’s winning entry in our Chiltern Trophy competition (by Brian and Lal) was a clever composite of several views of Chesham. Chesham Town Council thought it was so good they now have it on their Council Chamber wall!

The unveiling ceremony was on 2nd November 2015, and this photo shows Brian Ridgley (on the left) and Lal Smyth together with the Mayor, Cllr Peter Hudson.

“The Island Dream” by Ruari Cumming ARPS

On Tuesday (31 March) we welcome Ruari Cumming to our club again. His talk this time will be an exploration of Hebridean islands “on the edge”, their isolation and fragility, their charm and allure, whilst meeting some islanders who have chosen to live “the island dream”. For further information see his website.

Night & Low Light Photography with Tony Worobiec

Our talk on Tuesday, 10 February, is by Tony Worobiec. This is our “premium” event of this season and is definitely one not to be missed! Tony is very well known in the photographic world, has written many books and is a major contributor to photographic magazines, etc.

If you’d like to see a preview of his low light photography course, see this Youtube link.

Tom Way - Talk on wildlife photography

Our next talk (Tuesday, 2nd December) is by Tom Way. He will be enlightening us on all the fantastic wildlife there is to see and photograph on our doorsteps, from Deer to Hedgehogs and from Owls to Foxes. Tom will not only be showing us his wildlife images from our local areas but also describing all the stories behind how he took the images. Tom will then venture further afield and take us to some wildlife hotspots around the world. Tom is an excellent wildlife photographer, as you can see by visiting his website. This is one talk not to be missed!

Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB

On Tuesday, 23 September, we welcome Alan Copeland to our club. Alan, who is currently Chairman of Whitchurch Hill Camera Club (Reading) will talk about some photographic “Curiosities in the Chilterns”. Besides being a very keen photographer, Alan is also an independent judge for photo club competitions, so hopefully some of his expertise will rub off on us!

Alan has his own website and some of his photos relevant to this particular talk can be found by following this link.