CPC Open Evening – Tuesday 9th October

Chesham Photographic Club is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 9th October 2018 in which it is hoped potential new members will come along to see what the club do, speak to its members and gain an insight into Camera Clubs and hopefully dispell a few myths.

If you have ever wondered whether or not a camera club is right for you there is only one way to find out come along and see us and we will try to answer all of your photography related queries.

CPC Open Evening

The CPC will throw open the doors of the whitehill centre to all those interested in photography on the 9th of October. We invite anyone interested in finding out more about the club to visit us at 8pm to learn more about the club and what we do.
There will be an opportunity to learn about the club, see demonstrations of photographic techniques and learn something about the art of photomanipulation.

CPC Phone pix and annual exhibition

The CPC Phonepix competition has now closed for entries and in total more than 140 images were submitted for consideration. Judging will start shortly and the winners and runners up in each age category will be notified as soon as possible. The prizes and certificates will be presented at the forthcoming annual exhibition which will be held at Chesham Town Hall on Saturday the 27th of October. All entrants & parents are welcome to come along and see all the images which will be shown as a slide show during the exhibition. The standard and number of the images has surpassed our expectations and we would like to thank all who have taken part in the competition (particularly the judges!)
Teas & Coffees will be available and everyone is welcome to come along and see how the CPC can help you develop your photography skills.

CPC launches Phonepix Competition for young people aged 18 and under

For many years CPC has run a competition in conjunction with the local Schools and has had great success however this year we have decided to open this up not only to those studying it as a subject but to anyone who has a keen eye and a mobile phone.

The competition has been split into two age categories under 13’s and 14-18 with the winner of each category standing to win a £100 prize.  There are only  few simple rules standing in their way – they must be under 18, their images must be ‘creative’ and the images have to have been taken on a mobile phone.  There will be an extensive publicity campaign surrounding the competition and it is hoped that many young people will be inspired to enter.  Closing date for entries is midnight on Saturday 29th September 2018, full rules and terms and conditions can be found by clicking on the Phonepix Competition button at the top of the website home page.

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.