“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!

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.

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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Phil Receives RPS Award

Phil (left) receiving his award

Phil Ellis, our hardworking Treasurer and Webmaster has received a wonderful honour from the Royal Photographic Society. Phil was awarded the RPS Fenton Medal on 6 September 2012 at the Royal Society in London, where the Royal Photographic Society held their Annual Awards Ceremony.

The prestigious Fenton Medal award, established in 1980, is named after Roger Fenton, one of the Society’s founders, and is made to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the work of The Royal Photographic Society. The medal also carries with it honorary life membership of The Society.

Mr Roy Robertson (RPS President) presented the awards. Phil shared centre stage with Dr Brian May (the legendary guitarist from the rock group Queen) and Steve Sasson (widely acknowledged as the inventor of the first digital camera). Phil, who was accompanied by his wife Rosemary, said the day was a double celebration as it was also his wedding anniversary!

Full details of all the awards can be found on the RPS website

Congratulations Phil!