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New Members Welcome

Coming Up

28 October 2014

2nd Print Competition
Mary Ward

4 November 2014

Astrophotography: A short guide to long exposure photographs
Tim Scott


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.


Sails in Clouds by Lal Smyth
Winner, 1st PDI Competition (Mono: General)
Tudor Lanterns by John Casson
Winner, 1st PDI Competition (Colour: General)
Dalcairney Falls by Dick Thorne
Winner, 1st PDI Competition (Colour: Advanced)
Strike by Graham Parsons
Winner, 1st PDI Competition (Mono: Advanced)

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.

David Sherwill ARPS AMPA FRSA

The first formal meeting of the new season, on Tuesday 9 September, will be a talk by David Sherwill on “The Golden Age of Portrait Photography”. David has been actively involved in photography from a very early age and in 1975 it became his profession, specialising mainly in portrait photography. He retired in 2006 and then went to live in Cyprus, but returned to the UK a few years later. He now lives in Woodley near Reading. David has some lovely portraits on his website (click here) to inspire us, so we should be in for a great evening.

Opening Meeting of New Season


We hope all of you who attended our first meeting of the new season last night (2 September 2014) enjoyed yourselves, and it was lovely to see some new faces. Welcome to you all.

Part of the meeting was devoted to our annual “Chiltern Trophy” and this year’s winning entry is shown here (you can click on the image to see a bigger version). Well done John Harding, Graham Parsons and Gary Yates for your “Chiltern Open Air Museum” panel. You created some really stunning images which work well together.

Chairman’s Trophy: Cliches and Sayings

This season the subject of our Chairman’s Trophy is “Cliches and Sayings”. The competition will take place on 11 November 2014 and like last year is a “prints only” competition. You are asked to produce a photo that illustrates a well known saying. For example, “Many hands make light work” should be fairly easy, as would “Still waters run deep”. However, “A stitch in time, saves nine” might be a bit more of a challenge! Choose your own saying and then take a photo to suit (or vice versa). You can enter up to two prints. As the saying goes, “there’s no time like the present”, so start thinking about your entries now!

Anniversary Exhibition a Huge Success

Les Slatter’s son at exhibition

Saturday 26th October 2013 saw Chesham Photographic Club hold its 49th Annual Exhibition at the Town Hall. Visitor numbers were high and the club members running the refreshment stall did a brisk trade in home made cakes and tea.

There was also a collection of original photographs taken by one of the club’s founder members Les Slatter dating back to the 60’s, kindly donated for the event by his son.

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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.

Schools’ Trophy 2013

This year’s Chiltern Schools Photo Competition featured a total of 33 entries from three schools: Chesham Grammar, Chiltern Hills Academy and John Colet Wendover. Students ages ranged from 12 to 17, competing for the Julia Bradbury trophy.

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