CPC has very successful Exhibition

We had one of our best exhibitions of members’ work on the 28th of October with close on 200 visitors over the course of the 6 hour event. The special competiton for local schools was well attended and the standard of images was again high. The support from visitors is very much appreciated and we would like to thank all those who came along to see our work.

Mount Cutting workshop has external speaker

The Mount Cutting workshop on the 10th of October, which is an extension of that at the start of the season will include a talk by a specialist from DIY framing of High Wycombe. This will be an excellent opportunity for club members to learn more tips and tricks about mount cutting and image mounting from the experts. They will be demonstrating equipment and techniques during the workshop.

2017-18 Season has started

The 2017-2018 season of the CPC started on the 5th of September and the programme will continue until the end of April 2018. We welcome existing and new members to come along each Tuesday evening from 2000 – 2200 at the Whitehill Centre.

Snap Happiness with Gavin Hoey

Our meeting last Tuesday (12th January) was special in a number of ways. Firstly we had an excellent speaker, Gavin Hoey, and secondly we invited members of Croxley Camera Club to join us for the evening.

Gavin’s talk was called “Snap Happiness”, and the title reflected Gavin’s attitude to photography, doing things that put a smile on his face!

In the first half, Gavin showed us how to make panoramas by stitching together photos in Photoshop and Elements. He also demonstrated his personal preference for taking selfies, whilst on holiday in Rome! In addition we were shown short videos on various challenges he’d set himself.

The second half was devoted to flash photography, using a simple portable studio with a black background, a speedlight and a softbox. When taking photos he kept the camera settings constant and varied the output of the speedlight remotely. We had a model, good old John Casson (thanks John, you have a new career opportunity awaiting)! Gavin took several photos of John with various props, culminating in the picture above. It really does look like the shepherd has lost his sheep in a snowstorm, but it was all done in our meeting room with a little help from Photoshop and Lightroom, including the glow of the brightly lit lamp.

Many thanks to Gavin for this truly excellent talk. We were also delighted to see so many from Croxley Camera Club. Thank you for coming and we hope to see you again at future events like this.

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.