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New Members Welcome

Season now closed until September

Coming Up

2 September 2014

Social Evening & Chiltern Trophy

9 September 2014

The Golden Age of Portrait Photography
David Sherwill


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.

Recent Forum Posts

Hazel Nuts and Feathers by Patricia Cherrill
PDI of the year 2014 (Colour: General)
Dog Watch by John W Harding
PDI of the year 2014 (Mono: Advanced)
Wind In The Dunes by Richard Scotto di Perta
PDI of the year 2014 (Mono: General)
Houseleek Sempervivum Ice by Barry Taylor
PDI of the year 2014 (Colour: Advanced)

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.

Chesham Photographic Club celebrates 50 years

This year Chesham photographic club celebrates its Golden anniversary; the club was founded in 1963 by Joe Scrivener ARPS, along with a group of members from Amersham Photographic Club. The first meeting was held in September 1963 at the Progress Hall in Essex Road and has changed venues around the town several times before moving to its present location in The Whitehill Centre. The club continues to meet every Tuesday 8-10pm between September & April.

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Open Evening for New Members

Last year’s event (2012)

On Tuesday 20 August 2013, from 8-10pm, Chesham Photographic Club will be hosting another open evening for prospective new members at the White Hill Centre where you can learn about our activities, meet some of our members, and maybe pick up some ideas. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore ways of taking photography in new directions, how to achieve images that really catch the eye, and to present them in interesting ways. Come and see what we do – and enjoy some refreshments!

Reasons to be Cheerful Art Trail

Saturday 6 – 20 April 2013

Chesham Photo Club is taking part in this year’s two week “Reasons to be Cheerful” art festival. There will be displays of prints created by our own members and exhibits by local artists in many shop windows, cafes and public buildings. The objective of the festival is to raise awareness of the many talented artists and photographers in Chesham.

Trail maps will be available in the Town Hall and Library. There will also be free drop-in art sessions on April 13 at the Adult Learning Centre (10am – 4pm) and on April 20 at the Town Hall (10am – 1pm). Chesham Lacemakers will be demonstrating at the Town Hall too.

Our prints will be on show in M & Co. An event not to be missed!

Members’ Evening

On Tuesday 22 January we had a very successful evening devoted to colour profiling (by Geoff and Laurie) and portraiture (by Carl). It is hoped to build on this with other similar tuition meetings in the future. If you have ideas for suitable topics feel free to “Leave a comment” in response to this post.

Geoff has kindly agreed to make his presentation available to us as a PDF, and you can find it in the Members’ area.

Photo Paper Direct

For the past couple of years Photo Paper Direct have offered our club members an exclusive camera club 5% discount. This same discount is being continued during 2013 and you can find the new discount code in the Members’ section of our website.

You might also be interested in their Facebook page as they regularly list weekly Facebook exclusive promotions.