Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 9 May 2018

What’s on at the Club

The Club is now into its summer break. I’ll still be sending Newsletters but not necessarily every week.

Next week (17 May) is our Awards Evening in the Great Hall at Bromley Central Library starting at 7:30pm where our Judge (Kirsty Ralfs) will be commenting on the images she chose. This will be followed by snacks and drinks.

 

Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 9 June

We plan to visit Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington. The reserve is an area of secluded chalk grassland and woodland, supporting many rare plants and insects, and the emphasis will be on close-up and macro photography. Details of timing and rendezvous point will follow.

 

Proposed Camera Club Outing – Salute the 40s Festival at Chatham Docks – 15 or 16 September

Camera Club outing to shoot these impressive wartime vintage displays. Widely held as the best vintage festival in the country Chatham Docks Salute the 40s festival provides photographic opportunities to shoot street parties, re-enactments, street photography, portraiture, candid moments, wartime equipment, dances, parades, automotive, militaria, urban landscape – every photographic opportunity imaginable! Do check out the YouTube links on the website to get a feel for this fantastic forties festival!

http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/salute-to-the-40s/

  Salute to the 40s – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

thedockyard.co.uk

Take part in our 1940’s family vintage festival at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and be transport back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight..

Taking place on 15 and 16 September you can email Jeff/Matt to reserve a place or find out more – please also indicate which day would be better the Saturday or Sunday or no preference.

 

Annual Exhibition

If you have unwanted bottles of booze or other gifts please donate them as raffle prizes for the Awards Evening on Thursday 17 May.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Beyond Divine Light

More than 50 prints from Clive Tanner will be on display. The exhibition is on now and until 25 May in the Crypt of Rochester Cathedral. It will be open from 09.30 until 16.00 each day except Sunday when it will be open from 12.00 until 16.00.

London On-Water at St Katharine Docks – Friday 11 to Saturday 12 May

Admire an array of spectacular boats with London On Water at St Katharine Docks. The two-day festival showcases everything from dinghies to luxurious sailing and motor yachts, and hosts a fabulous floating village and oyster bar. Plus, enjoy paddle-boarding demonstrations, live music and talks from experts in the industry.

 

Westminster Morris Men’s Day of Dance – Saturday 12 May – from 2:00pm

Watch traditional English Dancing as London hosts the Morris Men’s Day of Dance. Head to Trafalgar Square from 2:00pm for an afternoon of folk dancing by the Westminster Morris Men and other Morris teams from all over the country. Then, wander around Westminster to catch more dance displays around various landmarks and pubs.

 

Free guided walks around London this weekend 

Saturday 12 May

Urban Tree Trail

This walk looks at street trees and other kinds of green infrastructure in London, exploring the importance of trees and discussing the environmental, economic and social benefits they can deliver. The walk is aimed at anyone with an interest in trees and the natural environment.

Goodnight Mister Tom

This family focused walk, inspired by the much loved children’s book “Goodnight Mister Tom” by Michelle Magorian, tells the story of Willy Beech who is evacuated outside of London during World War II. The walk explores the City of London and hears what life was like for those who remained in the capital during the Blitz

A Sensory and Dementia Friendly Walk

All are welcome to join this gentle sensory stroll to learn more about the history, flora and fauna of Dulwich Park. You will learn more about how to support people living with dementia to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors. The walk is primarily aimed at people who have dementia and their carers, friends and family but everyone is welcome.

Sunday 13 May 2018

Behind Every Great City Suffragette City

Much of the Suffragettes’ fight for “Votes for Women,” took place in Central London. Discover where it all happened, as you walk through some of Westminster’s side streets and some famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Whitehall & the Houses of Parliament. Participants will meet the brave women who fought for the vote and the scheming politicians who tried to stop them.

From Prejudice to Pride

This walk takes us through the heart of London’s modern LGBTQ+ community in Soho following the history and struggles of ‘the love that dare not speak its name’ and the challenges individuals have faced to have their gender identity recognised. The walk will take a look at some raffish and bohemian bars and meeting places from the 1930s as you learn about the fight for equality.

Walthamstow Wetlands

Set to be Europe’s largest urban wetland, Walthamstow Wetlands is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It also forms part of the Lee Valley Special Protection Area. Walthamstow Wetlands provides a special home to many species. Here participants will enjoy some peace and quiet whilst getting close to nature, observe birds both resident and rare.

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival – Sunday 13 May 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Spend a fun family day out in London as the Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival returns to the garden of The Actor’s Church. Commemorate the anniversary of Samuel Pepys’ first recorded sighting of a Punch and Judy-style show in May 1662 with puppetry and traditional entertainment throughout the day. Professors from all over the country and abroad in the garden of St Paul’s Covent Garden, Bedford Street, WC2E 9ED.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 2 May 2018

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is the Summer Project Briefing. Come along and join a group to take photos on a particular theme during the summer break. The topic will be revealed during the evening.

Next week (17 May) is our Awards Evening in the Great Hall at Bromley Central Library starting at 7:30pm. This will be followed by snacks and drinks.

 

Next Camera Club Outing – Saturday 9 June

We plan to visit Hutchinson’s Bank, New Addington. The reserve is an area of secluded chalk grassland and woodland, supporting many rare plants and insects, and the emphasis will be on close-up and macro photography. Details of timing and rendezvous point will follow.

 

Proposed Camera Club Outing – Salute the 40s Festival at Chatham Docks – 15 or 16 September

Camera Club outing to shoot these impressive wartime vintage displays. Widely held as the best vintage festival in the country Chatham Docks Salute the 40s festival provides photographic opportunities to shoot street parties, re-enactments, street photography, portraiture, candid moments, wartime equipment, dances, parades, automotive, militaria, urban landscape – every photographic opportunity imaginable! Do check out the YouTube links on the website to get a feel for this fantastic forties festival!

http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/salute-to-the-40s/

  Salute to the 40s – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

thedockyard.co.uk

Take part in our 1940’s family vintage festival at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and be transport back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight..

Taking place on 15 and 16 September there is a sign up sheet at the club on the notice board or you can email Jeff/Matt to reserve a place or find out more – please also indicate which day would be better the Saturday or Sunday or no preference. Deposit will be £1 and final balance due on the day of £14.50 (£13.50 concessions). 

 

Annual Exhibition

If you have unwanted bottles of booze or other gifts please donate them as raffle prizes for the Awards Evening on Thursday 17 May.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Shape of Light now on at Tate Modern

Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and abstract art. Spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day, it brings to life the innovation of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction. 
Key photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, as well as major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff.

 

Alchemy Festival – South Bank – Friday 4 to Monday 7 May – 12 noon onwards

The largest UK festival of South Asian culture is back for its ninth year. See dance, music, theatre, visual art and comedy from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the UK. Dance to up-and-coming Asian DJs, listen to leading feminist South Asian authors explore age-old questions in a modern-day context, join a Bollywood dance workshop and feast on Pakistani, Afghani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Nepalese and Indian street food. Over 50 percent of the programme is free, so what are you waiting for? For a full programme of events see here

 

Opening of Temperate House at Kew Gardens – Saturday 5 May

Pay a visit to the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse as the Temperate House reopens at Kew Gardens after a five-year restoration project. Twice as big as Kew’s Palm House, the impressive structure features glossy staircases, spectacular water installations and some of the world’s most rare and threatened plants.

 

Eastbourne Photographic Society Exhibition – 5 May to 4 June 10:00-16:00 Daily

Admission Free at The Da Vinci Hotel, 10 Howard Square, Eastbourne

 

Westminster Morris Men, Day of DanceSaturday 5 May 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday 5 May, Westminster Morris Men and Morris Dance teams from across England will join the annual Day of Dance. This free event will see teams of Morris Men dancing in Westminster’s streets and Trafalgar Square all afternoon.

 

IWA Canalway Cavalcade – Little Venice – Saturday 5, Sunday 6 and Monday 7 May
London’s biggest, brightest and best waterways festival. This unique waterway boat gathering is organised by IWA volunteers, and has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. There will be activities for all the family with a boaters’ gathering, a pageant of boats, trade shows and stalls, live music, kids’ activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a wide variety of snacks and food. Admission is Free.

 

KCPA Print and PDI Exhibition – now on and until Sunday 6 May

KCPA Print and PDIs on display at Creek Creative, 1 Abbey Street. Faversham, Kent ME13 7BE – Tuesday 24 April – 6 May 10:00am – 4:00pm

 

Something Different- Filming and Photography of Inline skating race at Gravesend – Sunday 20 May

Stephen Ingall <stepheningall47@gmail.com> 07890 386 984 is part of a group organising a 6 hour skating race at Gravesend Cyclopark.
If you would be interested in doing some filming or photography please let him know (particularly filming). They would like to produce a video that would get across the excitement and fun of this event. They are also trying to arrange photography for the event. The event is organised by members of speed skating clubs and not on a commercial basis so this unpaid.
Here is a video of last year’s event. https://youtu.be/7ZTwKoi1hhw

  United Kingdom Endurance Challenge 6 Hour Race – 2018 Trailer

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United Kingdom Endurance Challenge – 6 Hour Race 2018 Event is on 20th May 2018, Gravesend Cyclopark, Kent Find out more at the Facebook event https://www.fa

Photos in the photos section of this Facebook page will give you more of an idea about event
https://www.facebook.com/pg/UK6hour/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1879795085679047
Facebook event for this years event. Racing starts at 11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/287316888341950

Photography Workshops at Hucking – 13 May, 10 June, 20 October10am-4pm Hucking Estate, ME17 1QT

Learn techniques to capture great nature shots on this full day course, led by a forest photography expert. Suitable for beginners and those who want to brush up on their photography skills. All types of camera welcome. £40 per session.  Booking essential – find out more and book at woodlandtrust.org.uk/events

The Woodland Trust is a charity registered in England, Wales and Scotland. A non-profit making company limited by guarantee.

 

Peter Hearson

We now have some more details. There will be a cremation at Beckenham Crematorium at 12:30pm on Wednesday 9 May then afterwards a ceremony for him at Orpington Methodist Church at 14:15pm.

 

PAGB e-News No. 206

To read the latest issue, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 25 April

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is a talk Phase One – Medium Format and RAW Processing.

Next week (3 May) is the Summer Project Briefing 

 

Camera Club Coach Outing to Brighton – Saturday 28 April

If you haven’t already done so can those of you going on the outing please let Steve Jones have the balance of the money (£20 per person) tomorrow. We will be meeting at the latest by 8:45am at St. Marks Place, Masons Hill (which is a side turning 200m south of Bromley South Station).

 

Proposed Camera Club Outing – Salute the 40s Festival at Chatham Docks – 15 or 16 September

Camera Club outing to shoot these impressive wartime vintage displays. Widely held as the best vintage festival in the country Chatham Docks Salute the 40s festival provides photographic opportunities to shoot street parties, re-enactments, street photography, portraiture, candid moments, wartime equipment, dances, parades, automotive, militaria, urban landscape – every photographic opportunity imaginable! Do check out the YouTube links on the website to get a feel for this fantastic forties festival!

http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/salute-to-the-40s/

  Salute to the 40s – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

thedockyard.co.uk

Take part in our 1940’s family vintage festival at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, and be transport back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight..

Taking place on 15 and 16 September there is a sign up sheet at the club on the notice board or you can email Jeff/Matt to reserve a place or find out more – please also indicate which day would be better the Saturday or Sunday or no preference. Deposit will be £1 and final balance due on the day of £14.50 (£13.50 concessions).

 

Annual Exhibition

Would those of you who won cups or plaques at 2017 Annual Exhibition please bring them into the Club, the cups all nicely polished and shiny please. If you received a box for your cup please bring the cup in the box.

If you have unwanted bottles of booze or other gifts please donate them as raffle prizes for the Awards Evening on Thursday 17 May.

 

Congratulations

To Steve Jones whose panel on Auschwitz was judged the winning panel by Paul Adams. Steve’s other panel was the runner-up.

 

Whats on this weekend and soon

Vaisakhi Festival – Trafalgar Square – Saturday 28 April

Celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, as Trafalgar Square is filled with music and live performances. Try some traditional food from the stalls in the square, and get involved in family activities and fun workshops (turban-tying included).

 

Elsbeth Juda: Grit and Glamour on now and until 1 July at Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House,129-131 Albert Street NW1 7NB – Free

Elsbeth Juda was a Jewish émigré who brought a new modernist artistic vision to Britain from Germany. Although a trailblazing female photographer, Juda’s artistic contribution is largely unrecognised today.

This exhibition showcases a selection of her output for The Ambassador magazine, featuring glamorous commercial shots and portraits of some of the best know faces in British art and design. Subjects range from Britain’s first supermodel and the Sadler’s Wells Ballet to the likes of Winston Churchill and Henry Moore.

 

Peter Hearson

We now have some more details. There will be a cremation at Beckenham Crematorium at 12:30pm on Wednesday 9 May then afterwards a ceremony for him at Orpington Methodist Church at 14:15pm.

 

PAGB e-News No. 205

To read the latest issues, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 11 April 2018

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is our Panel competition to be judged by Paul Adams. You are free to enter more than one panel on the topic of Urban Spaces and you can put more than one photo on the mount.

Next week (19 April) is a Members Evening where Betty will be showing her photos from Santorini and the Isle of Harris and Greg will give a talk on Audio Visual.

 

Camera Club Coach Outing to Brighton – Saturday 28 April

Can those of you going on the outing please let Steve Jones have the balance of the money (£20 per person) as soon as possible.

 

Annual Exhibition

Could those of you who won cups or plaques at 2017 Annual Exhibition please bring them into the Club, the cups all nicely polished and shiny please. If you received a box for your cup please bring the cup in the box.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Concrete Dreams – Southbank Centre – on now and until Sunday 29 April

If big brutalist buildings float your architectural boat, you’ll love this programme of events looking at the legacy of the concrete constructions cemented into history back in the 1960s. The focus is the Southbank Centre and the cultural ecosystem these slabs of grey support. Visitors can go on a behind the scenes tour of the venues, check out the archives and hit up a Concrete Late, which will have you bopping to brutalism-inspired tunes until the small hours. Prices vary – more info at https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/127136-concrete-dreams-exhibition-2018

 

Monet and Architecture – National Gallery, Trafalgar Square – on now and until 28 July

Look beyond the waterlilies and see the architecture of London, Venice and Paris through the eyes of Claude Monet. The collection of 70 paintings includes his Rouen Cathedral series, which are sometimes referred to as ‘the climax of Impressionism’. 

 

Lambeth Palace Garden Open Day – Friday 13 April – 12 noon – £5 entry

Ditch the city for an afternoon wander around these gorgeous gardens, which have been cultivated since the twelfth century. Bring your friends (of the furry variety if you like) and join in with a dinosaur egg hunt. Refreshments will be provided and as it’s only open once a month, you can be sure everything will be in tip-top shape. Money raised today is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which accommodates families with sick children in hospital.

Games Character Parade – Saturday 14 April

Spot mascots of your favourite gaming characters at the Games Character Parade. Follow hundreds of characters as they head through the streets of the City, from Guildhall Yard to St Paul’s Cathedral, and Cheapside. The parade is part of the London Games Festival, a citywide celebration of video gaming. See website for route.

 

SLF Finals Day – Saturday 21st April

This will be held at St. John’s Church, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham BR3 3JN. Doors open at 1:00pm for the exhibition and the main event starts at 2:00pm. Tickets cost £5 (available on the door). The judges are Don Morley, David Eastley LRPS and Jay Charnock FRPS and they will be judging the inter-club finals, certificate winners and open competitions.

Feast of St George – Saturday 21 April – Trafalgar Square

Join the Mayor of London and party on down in Trafalgar Square in honour of St George. Look out for live cookery demos, an English farmer’s market and banqueting area, family games, brass bands, a medieval jousting tiltyard and plenty more silliness. 

The London Marathon – Sunday 22 April

With its cheering crowds and fancy dress fundraisers, the London Marathon is our very own world-famous running race. Covering 26.2 miles and shutting down roads left, right and centre, it takes over the entire city.

 

And if you like to have a flutter, the Grand National is being run this coming Saturday.  Good luck.

 

Peter Hearson

We now have some details, which were passed to us by his local vicar. There will be a ceremony for him at Orpington Methodist Church on Wednesday 9 May at 14.15pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 14 March 2018

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is the Kerri and Steinberger Cups competition to be judged by Kirsty Ralfs.

Next week (22 March) Brian Lloyd Duckett will give a presentation entitled “Street Photography”

It is also hand in for the Annual Exhibition

29 March – Easter therefore no meeting

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March

Rowdy sing-along’s, fast-paced dancing, a parade and a pint or five – the Irish have always known how to party and celebrating St Patrick’s Day in London is no exception. The official holiday lands annually on 17 March (but this year the main London celebrations take place in Trafalgar Square March 16-18).

The Parade on Sunday 18 March lines the streets from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square and cheers on a stream of leprechaun floats, traditional musicians and squads of Irish dancers. The main stage at Trafalgar Square will be surrounded by a street food market and a ‘tea tent’, with a line-up of Irish bands. Basically, it’s a big, rip-roaring one-day festival, only the pints are a shade of Gaelic green.

 

HMS Belfast Turns 80 – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March

Head to HMS Belfast and help celebrate her 80th birthday on the weekend of 17 – 18 March with special events aboard the magnificent warship anchored next to Tower Bridge. On 17 March, you can meet veterans from across HMS Belfast’s 80-year history and learn about what it was like to live and work at sea. A number of free events on board include the return of Signals at Sea, where families can learn how lights, radios, codes and flags were used to pass messages from ship to ship. You can also learn how to send your own name in Morse Code, as well as a new signal created specifically for the occasion. Enjoy a slice of birthday cake created by Sophie Faldo, the 2017 winner of The Great British Bake Off, grab a souvenir photo in the Birthday Photobooth and try out some temporary tattoos to complete your Naval look. For visitors over 18, you can also enjoy a complimentary rum punch, inspired by the ‘tots, sippers and gulpers’ that were part of life in the Royal Navy all those years ago.

 

Photography Show – 17 to 20 March at the NEC Birmingham

The Photography Show with four days full of everything a passionate photography enthusiast or a seasoned pro could possibly want. You’ll get the chance to try and buy the latest products from leading brands, take part in a variety of seminars, demos and learn from photography pros at the many free stages, with sessions for all levels.

 

South London Photographic Fair – Sunday 18 March at Pratt’s Bottom Village Hall, BR6 7PQ.
Please click on the link for more information about the fair. http://camerafair.tumblr.com/
Please bring all your surplus photographic equipment along for sale or part exchange with something else. If you ask for George Kozobolis ARPS he will direct you to the right person.

 

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Saturday 24 March

The women’s race gets under way at 4.31pm and the men’s race follows the same route just over an hour later at 5.32pm. 

 

The Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race. Saturday 24 March 12 noon -6:00pm. 2 goats, 1 glorious race.
Coinciding with the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race, two goats (one representing Oxford and one representing Cambridge) go head to head – just a stone’s throw from the Thames, at Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton St, E1 5AR. All proceeds go straight to the farm, so get your tickets today.

 

KCPA Print and PDI Exhibition 2018

Selection Weekend at Deitling Village Hall. Pilgrims Way, Maidstone ME14 3EY on 24 and 25 March.

Selection takes place on Saturday from 2:30pm for PDIs and on Sunday from 10:00am for Prints. Free entry.

 

Easter weekend 2018 events in London

  • Watch a spectacular free performance of The Passion of Jesus, featuring 100 performers, in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday 30 March 
  • Join an Easter weekend service at one of London’s churches or cathedrals, including Westminster AbbeySt Paul’s Cathedral, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral30 March-1 April
  • Get a taste of Stuttgart-style hospitality during Alexandra Palace’s Springfest, with German beer, food and oompah bands. 30 March
  • Look for seasonal goodies at the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Easter Fair. 31 March-1 April
  • Hunt down Lindt chocolate bunnies and learn some chocolate-themed history about the palace’s past at Hampton Court Palace26 March-15 April
  • Follow the Peter Rabbit trail among spring daffodils and crocuses at Kew Gardens, stopping off for lots of fun activities along the way. 30 March-15 April
  • Scour the WWT London Wetland Centre nature reserve for gigantic ducks on its Easter Giant Duck Hunt. 30 March-15 April
  • Venture on the Superpowers Trail to learn fascinating facts about animals with special skills at ZSL London Zoo30 March-8 April
  • Keep an eye out for bunnies on packaging during the self-guided Bunny Hop and Seek trail at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising30 March-15 April
  • The National Trust is teaming up with Cadbury once again to offer egg hunts in many of its beautiful London properties over the Easter weekend. You can use the Cadbury website to find one near you, but they recommend Sutton House for its curious caravan, Fenton House for its pretty walled garden and Red House for its wombat trail. 

 

CAPTURE TO PRINT – Sunday 8 April 2018

The event is being held at Madginford Hall, Egremount Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME15 8LH, approx. 4 miles from Maidstone East railway station. Madginford Hall has its own free car park, but please be aware that parking space on site is limited. Doors open at 10:00am to allow time to check in. The first presentation starts at 10:30am.The programme finishes at around 3:30pm

Margaret Salisbury FRPS MFIAP and John Herlinger from Fotospeed will be sharing their secrets at the Capture To Print event organised by the South East DIG Centre. Margaret Salisbury FRPS MFIAP will talk about choosing the right paper for an image and then show several of her award winning prints, with a particular focus on people. John Herlinger (founder of Fotospeed and The Fine Art Print Room) will then talk about the dark art of colour management and how to get the best from your printer. The duo will reveal many of the techniques they use and their trade secrets about printing, mounting and framing.

Please email the South East DIG Treasurer at digsetreasurer@rps.org to book your seat for the event. You will need to specify whether or not you are a DIG or RPS (but not DIG) member (please include your membership number) and how you wish to pay for your ticket in advance by BACS or cheque. Tickets for this event can only be booked and paid for in advance so you will not be able to buy a ticket at the door. Non members £12. RPS Members £9, DIG Members £6. For more information about this event, go to www.rps.org and click on South East Region.

 

PAGB e-News No. 203

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 7 March 2018

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow Steve Jones will give a presentation on his recent visits to China and Japan.

It is also hand in for the Kerri and Steinberger Cups competition.

Next week (15 March) is the Kerri and Steinberger Cups competition to be judged by Kirsty Ralfs.

 

Peter Hearson

It is with much sadness that I have to tell you that Peter Hearson died last week, he had not been ill and was at home when he died. The funeral is likely to be later this month and we’ll keep you informed.

 

KCPA Print and PDI Exhibition 2018

In light of recent bad weather conditions submission of the Prints for the KCPA Exhibition is to be extended until 15 March. You will be able to find all the information you need (Including the entry form, label template, how to submit your images, the drop off points and how to pay) Here.

PDI entries however still have to be submitted by tomorrow (8 March).

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

David Lewis has booked to see the Hayward Gallery’s Andreas Gursky exhibition with a few photographic friends at 3:00pm next Sunday 11 March. Club members would be very welcome to join them. As for his recent visit to the Science Museum’s ‘Illuminating India’, join David afterwards for a brief discussion on the exhibition over coffee in the gallery café. Full details are at https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/andreas-gursky. Booking tickets for the exhibition is advisable: discounts are available, including 50% for Art Fund members.

Please contact David if you’re planning to join him at davidpoly@tiscali.co.uk, mobile 07816 590744.

 

 

My Generation Exhibition Launches at 3 Carnaby Street – Thursday 8 to Wednesday 21 March – Free

Talkin’ ’bout my generation. Something seriously exciting is swinging its way in an exclusive exhibition in celebration of the forthcoming film, ”My Generation”, which is presented and produced by the legendary Michael Caine. The two week, free-entry exhibition will see a stunning showcase of photographs, prints and archive footage from the 1960s over the two-floor space.  See incredible photos of the iconic contributors from the film including Twiggy, Roger Daltrey and The Who, Marianne Faithfull, Vidall Sassoon, Jean Shrimpton, Lulu, Paul McCartney and The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sandie Shaw and Mary Quant, to name just a few. Well-renowned curator, Zelda Cheatle, has worked closely with photographers integral to the 60s’ cultural revolution including Terry O’Neill and Brian Duffy to showcase their work in this one-off exhibition. Don’t miss the infamous portrait of Christine Keeler, taken by Lewis Morley, mass crowd photographs highlighting the peak of Beatlemania as well as the first professional photo taken of Twiggy. Step into this immersive experience and go back in time to this revolutionary period.

“My Generation”, a documentary film told through the eyes of the British film icon Michael Caine, takes you on his vivid and inspiring journey through 1960s London. “My Generation” will be in cinemas on Wednesday 14 March for a one night special (Orpington and Beckenham Odeons are screening it).

 

Women’s Eights Head of the River Race on Saturday 10 March (start approx 9:45am) and Head of the River Race (Mens) on Sunday 11 March (start approx 10:45am).

The races see hundreds of national and international crews of eight rowers take to the waters to compete in this historic event. Rowed over the 4.25 mile (6.8km) Thames Championship Course, the race begins at Mortlake and ends at Putney taking around two hours from the time the first crew sets off to the time the last crew crosses the finish line. Crews start one after the other, at 10-second intervals. The winner is the crew, which completes the race in the fastest time. See the crews off from Chiswick Bridge, cheer them on from Barnes Bridge as they gather pace, or watch them approach from the Hammersmith Bridge. You can also try to find a good spot on the river banks or a seat in a cosy pub along the course. Take a look at the map of the racecourse.

 

Car Photography Workshop

James Mann FRPS is running a car photography workshop for the Royal Photographic Society at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. See this link for more details: http://www.rps.org/events/2018/june/07/car-photography-workshop-at-beaulieu-car-museum

He would also like to offer our members a special discount of more than 35% off for the How to Photograph Cars book at £12.45 + 2.80 p+p. To get the book at this discount members need to email him directly with their membership no’s ,name and address and pay by paypal or BACS.

If you need any more information don’t hesitate to contact James at home 01747 841 212; mobile 07802 182 375. www.jamesmann.comwww.howtophotographcars.co.uk

 

And happy Mothers Day to all those mums out there.

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 28 February 2018

What’s on at the Club 

Tomorrow is a presentation by Darren Woolway ARPS entitled “Compositing: Creating Realistic Composites”.

Next week (8 March) Steve Jones will give a presentation on his recent visits to China and Japan

It is also hand in for Kerri and Steinberger Cups for the competition on 15 March.

These are one-class competitions. The Steinberger cup is awarded for the best PDI taken on a club outing and the Kerri Cup for the best print taken on a club outing. You can enter 3 prints and 3 PDIs.  Qualifying events are:

2017

14 January – London Wetlands Centre

2 February – Table Top Evening

18 February – London Walk – Hipster Tour Part 2

2 April – Thurrock Football Club

22 April – Coach visit to Dover

June – Weekend to Northumberland

19 August – South Bank Walk

28 October – Folkestone

plus photographs taken for 2017 ‘Music in London’ Summer Project

2018

13 January – Kensington Walk

18 February – Rainham Marshes Visit

 

Camera Club Coach Outing to Brighton – Saturday 28 April

We will leave Bromley at 8.30am and return around 6.30pm. On the way you can visit Gatwick Aviation Museum or Nymans Garden with a stop of 90 minutes at either place (the coach will do a circular drop-off/pick-up). We will arrive at Brighton sea front around 12.30pm and depart at 5.00pm. Cost of transport is £30 per person. Entry to Aviation Museum is £7.50. Nymans is a National Trust property.

There is one seat available. You can email Steve to sign up or speak to him at the meetings.

 

Congratulations to those scoring a 20 in the Mono Print Competition

Improvers: Chris Murray’s “Across the Water”; Cheryl Morris’ “Foggy Evening” and Matt Teager’s “Time Travellers”

Advanced: Paul Whitmarsh’s “Fenced In”, Czech Conroy’s “Fairy Glen Waterfall, Isle of Skye” and Vera Stevens’ “Face Off”

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Garden of Light at Paternoster Square – Thursday 1 March to Sunday 11 March

Paternoster Square is turning yellow again as 4,000 illuminated daffodils pop-up in the space to mark the Great Daffodil Appeal 2018. Each handcrafted flower will represent the people the terminal illness charity will support throughout the month of March. 

The flowers and a series of beautiful stained-glass walls will be illuminated at night to symbolise the work Marie Curie Nurses and hospices make to those who are affected by terminal illness, and their families. 

Walk through the flowers and listen to letters from patient’s families describing the care and support their relatives received from Marie Curie Nurses, make a donation in return for a daffodil pin in support of the Great Daffodil Appeal and leave behind a memory of a lost loved one by writing a message on a daffodil and placing on a ‘Memory Wall’ by the installation.

 

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography at the National Portrait Gallery – Thursday 1 March to 20 May

The exhibition brings together the works of four of the most famous names in art photography: Julia Margaret CameronLewis CarrollOscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden. Delve into the style and fascinating themes of Victorian photography, and get an exciting behind-the-scenes look at how these works were made.

Highlights of the display include an early example of photomontage by Rejlander, and Carroll’s photographs of Alice Liddell, his muse for Alice in Wonderland.

 

The Walkie-Talkie Tower Climb challenge at the Walkie-TalkieSaturday 3 March
Calling all summit sprinters! Dare to take the stairs in brand-new Walkie-Talkie Tower Climb challenge. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity introduces a brand new challenge event on Saturday 3rd March in London to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Hundreds of participants will take on the steep challenge to soar to the top, climbing over 800 steps across 36 floors before being rewarded with spectacular 360-degree views of London in the vibrant Sky Garden, 160m above ground. You will receive a complimentary race vest, a well-deserved finishers’ medal and a complimentary drink at the top, in the Sky Garden. £25 for adults and the event is open to anyone aged 16 years old and above.
20 Fenchurch Street EC3M 8AF; gosh.org

 

March4Women – Sunday 4 March 12 noon.

Join Sue Perkins, Sadiq Khan, Helen Pankhurst, Bianca Jagger, and head of Women’s March London Shola Mos-Shogbamimu on the #March4Women. Grab a placard and stomp through central London in support of gender equality and the right for women to be able to work free from harassment and abuse. The route will begin in Millbank and end with a rally in Trafalgar Square where there’ll be speeches, by gender equality campaigners, music and entertainment.

 

“Really Good” at Trafalgar Square

All ‘Really Good’ things come to an end, especially on the Fourth Plinth. This week is your last chance to catch David Shrigley’s aptly named giant bronze thumbs-up in Trafalgar Square.

 

David Milne: Modern Painting at Dulwich Picture Gallery on now and until 7 May
Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first major UK exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne, bringing together 90 oil paintings and watercolours alongside drawings and photographs never shown before in the UK, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision. Through periods of intense experimentation, often working in solitude in the wild, Milne developed an extraordinary body of landscapes, fusing influences from Monet, Matisse and Cezanne into a bold modernist language of his own.

 

Mexico

A friend of Paul Lehane’s is setting up a Mexican restaurant in Tunbridge Wells and is looking for authentic images from Mexico. If you have been there and would like to have the opportunity to have your images displayed in the restaurant (possibly with an option to sell copies) then please let Paul know (07941003156 or at pmlehane@googlemail.com) and he will pass on your details.

 

PAGB e-News No. 202

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 21 February 2018

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is Round 3 of the Mono Print Competition to be judged by Gerald Kitiyakara

Next week (1 March) is a presentation by Darren Woolway ARPS entitled “Compositing: Creating Realistic Composites”.

 

15 March – Kerri and Steinberger Cup Competitions

These are one-class competitions. The Steinberger cup is awarded for the best PDI taken on a club outing and the Kerri Cup for the best print taken on a club outing. You can enter 3 prints and 3 PDIs.  Qualifying events are:

2017

14 January – London Wetlands Centre

2 February – Table Top Evening

18 February – London Walk – Hipster Tour Part 2

2 April – Thurrock Football Club

22 April – Coach visit to Dover

June – Weekend to Northumberland

19 August – South Bank Walk

28 October – Folkestone

plus photographs taken for 2017 ‘Music in London’ Summer Project

2018

13 January – Kensington Walk

18 February – Rainham Marshes Visit

 

Camera Club Coach Outing to Brighton – Saturday 28 April

We will leave Bromley at 8.30am and return around 6.30pm. On the way you can visit Gatwick Aviation Museum or Nymans Garden with a stop of 90 minutes at either place (the coach will do a circular drop-off/pick-up). We will arrive at Brighton sea front around 12.30pm and depart at 5.00pm. Cost of transport is £30 per person. Entry to Aviation Museum is £7.50. Nymans is a National Trust property.

In order to confirm the coach booking Steve will need sign-ups and deposits of £10 by Thursday 15 February. There are still some seats available. You can email Steve to sign up or speak to him at the meetings.

 

What’s on this weekend and soon

Meet the Neighbours Planetarium Show – Weekends: 1.15pm and 3.30pm – Adult £8/Child £5.50/Concession £7

Royal Observatory, Planetarium and Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium

Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!

Vote with the audience on which planets to explore in depth, before moving beyond to explore neighbouring stars and galaxies far away in the depths of space. Packed full of spectacular sights and fun facts, this interactive show will be presented live by an astronomer from the Royal Observatory.

Read more at https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/meet-neighbours-planetarium-show#X9Qjf4zg8Oz6p0Du.99

 

The Barbican includes three major photography exhibitions in its yearlong season The Art of Change.

Another Kind of Life: Photography at the Margins is on show from 28 February – 27 May and includes 20 photographers selected by Barbican curator Alona Pardo. Bringing together over 300 works from the 1950s to now, including specialist magazines and photobooks as well as prints, the show considers photographers’ ongoing fascination with those on the margins of society and how they have engaged with these groups, and touches on themes such as gender, caste, gang culture, and street life.

 

The British Journal of Photography have today launched the third edition of their Portrait of Britain photography award, the UK’s biggest public art exhibition. They are calling all photographers to enter Portrait of Britain 2018!

Portrait of Britain is an exhibition by the people, for the people. The accessibility of the exhibition goes hand in hand with its subject matter – as much a celebration of our country’s people as it is of photography, Portrait of Britain aims to reflect the many faces of modern Britain, and to show the unique culture and diversity of its people.

Prizes:

  • 100 winning photographs will be exhibited nationwide
  • 200 shortlisted & winning photographers will be featured in a Portrait of Britain book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide.
  • There will also be an opportunity to grace the pages of British Journal of Photography’s Portrait Issue in October 2018.
  • Each week, our editorial team will choose their favourite entries to appear in the ‘Editor’s Pick’ galleries via BJP platforms, to offer participants extra exposure.

The winning images will be selected by a group of key industry leaders:

  • Martin Usborne, Founder of Hoxton Mini Press
  • Caroline Hunter, Picture Editor at The Guardian Weekend Magazine
  • Olivia Arthur, Magnum photographer
  • Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director at British Journal of Photography

More information can be viewed here: portraitofbritain.uk

 

Digital photography workshops at Hucking

Digital photography workshop for beginners. Get top tips from an expert photographer whilst capturing digital images in the Hucking Estate, near Maidstone, Kent.

They are running three separate photography workshops at Hucking: Sunday 13 May, Sunday 10 June, and Saturday 20 October. Search for ‘photography’ on the events page to find details of other sessions. Groups will be small to ensure you get plenty of support. Each session will start at 10:00 and finish at around 4pm. There will be a break for lunch which can be taken at the local pub. Please note that there is no indoors / covered element to the sessions; they will be outdoors apart from lunchtime.

This course is designed for camera-owners who would like to know the basics. It will explain some of the basic principles of photography such as focus, exposure and composition as well as many of the practical aspects such as how to download and store images, and some advice on basic processing.

The majority of the time will be spent practicing techniques by actually using cameras out in the Hucking Estate. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and review your own images, and those taken by the group, as well as an opportunity to learn a host of top tips.

This course is suitable for people with any sort of camera – compact, bridge or DSLR. It is useful to bring along instruction books, if you have them, and you will need to make sure your batteries are fully charged and that you have a memory card with some free space on it.

 

Edward Parker is a specialist tree and forest photographer who, over the last 20 years, has worked in more than 40 countries around the world. He is co-author and photographer of the major book ‘Ancient Trees – trees that live for a thousand years’ and has worked on numerous tree and forest related projects for organisations such as the Woodland Trust, WWF, Tropical Forest Trust, and The Tree Council of the British Isles.

Edward has written more than 30 educational books and his photographs have been exhibited at Kew Gardens, Downing Street and The Horniman Museum, as well as having been used at both the Earth Summits. Photographing Trees is his latest book. A signed copy will be given as a prize on each session!

For more details about Hucking Estate, and how to get there, see: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/4776/hucking-estate/ Please park at the Woodland Trust car park off Church Road, ME17 1QT unless we inform you otherwise, nearer the time.

May: www.woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/digitalphotographyworkshopathucking

June: www.woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/digitalphotographyworkshopathuckingjune

Oct: www.woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk//digitalphotographyworkshopathuckingoctober

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 14 February 2018

What’s on at the Club tomorrow
Tomorrow is a Members Evening. Please bring in some of your pictures on a memory stick and explain why you took the picture and why you like it. If you are going to take part please let Steve know in advance.
It is also hand in for Round 3 of the Mono Print Competition.
Next week (22 February) is Round 3 of the Mono Print Competition to be judged by Gerald Kitiyakara

Camera Club Wildlife Outing – Sunday 18 February
Greg Gillies and Czech Conroy are leading a trip to the RSPB reserve at Rainham Marshes (New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ) and they will be on hand for advice. The plan is to meet at 10:45am. We will try to arrange car sharing for those not wishing to travel independently.
Part of the Thames Estuary, Rainham Marshes reserve in Essex is a haven for all kinds of wildlife, and particularly birds. The reserve protects 411 hectares of ancient, low-lying grazing marsh in the Thames Estuary. Its complex of wet grassland and ditches, together with grassland and scrub, supports many breeding and wintering birds. Wildlife also includes scarce wetland plants and insects, and a key population of the nationally declining water vole. In winter, you can see large flocks of wildfowl. Keep an eye out for marsh harriers, golden plovers, water and rock pipits, little egrets, snipe, chiffchaffs, curlews, lapwings, dunlins, redshanks, shelducks, peregrines, kingfishers, short-eared owls, stoats and weasels. In addition, RSPB has just completed a woodland photography hide on the reserve, with the installation of a reflection pool. The pool should enable close up shots of woodland birds drinking or bathing, and with an interesting reflection with the woodland in the background.
Entrance is free to RSPB members and the fee is £5 for non-members.
Bring a DSLR camera with a large zoom lens (e.g. 100-400mm) if possible. Binoculars will also be useful. Check the weather forecast beforehand and dress accordingly – wrap up warm. The network of footpaths is well-surfaced, but it would probably be advisable to wear walking boots – wellingtons are not required. The reserve has a good cafe, but you may want to bring some refreshments with you.

Camera Club Coach Outing – Saturday 28 April
We are also planning a coach outing to Brighton on Saturday 28 April. We will leave Bromley at 8.30am and return around 6.30pm. On the way you can visit Gatwick Aviation Museum or Nymans Garden with a stop of 90 minutes at either place (the coach will do a circular drop-off/pick-up). We will arrive at Brighton sea front around 12.30pm and depart at 5.00pm. Cost of transport is £30 per person. Entry to Aviation Museum is £7.50. Nymans is a National Trust property.
In order to confirm the coach booking Steve will need sign-ups and deposits of £10 by Thursday 15 February. There are still some seats available. You can email Steve to sign up or speak to him at the meetings.

Congratulations
To those scoring a 20 in Round 3 of the Colour Print Competition
Improvers: “Northern Beaches” by Chris Murray
Advanced “The Dancers of Degas” by Paul Lehane and “East End Balcony” by Val Bluck

What’s on this weekend and soon
Beckenham Photographic Society Annual Exhibition at Beckenham Public Hall, Bromley Road, Beckenham, BR3 5JE. The exhibition is open to the public on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February from 10:00am till 8:00pm and also on Saturday 17 February from 10:00am till 5:00pm. Around 100 judged prints and 60 judged digital images will be on show, together with some displays of their other activities.
In addition, all are welcome at their Opening Night on Wednesday 14 February (7:45pm for 8:00pm) when their judge, Roger Reynolds FRPS APAGB FBPE, will present the awards. Soft drinks and snacks will be available.

Chinese New Year – Sunday 18 February
Watch colourful floats and more than 30 teams take part in the vibrant Chinese New Year parade, which kicks off at 10:00am with a dragon and lion dance in Charing Cross Road, before snaking its way through Chinatown. Walk down to Trafalgar Square from 12 noon for the main stage performances, featuring traditional Chinese dance and music shows, contemporary hip-hop acts and an exciting line-up of artists from China. Take the kids to the Leicester Square family zone for cultural activities and family-friendly performances, including calligraphy, Chinese music, dressing up in traditional outfits and more. See thrilling martial art performances, including tai chi chuan and traditional flag display, in the Shaftesbury Avenue martial arts and culture zone. Spot up-and-coming British-Chinese artists on the New Talent stage, hosted by Spectrum Chinese radio, in the Charing Cross Road community zone.
Enjoy more cultural activities with lion dances and craft stalls in Chinatown and don’t miss the pyrotechnic display, which lights up Trafalgar Square to mark the end of the festivities.

David Granick: The East End in Colour, 1960-1980 – on now and open every day except Sundays until 5 May.
See brilliant Kodachrome images of the East End back in the day at this exhibition of long-lost photos by Stepney-born-and-bred photographer David Granick. The scenes will be hanging up at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives (277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ) and span 20 years from the 1960s, including sights such as now-demolished Stifford Estate and the wonderful George Tavern in Whitechapel. Free.

International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition – on now and until Sunday 11 March
The exhibition showcases winners and runners-up from this prestigious competition, including the bespoke Captured at Kew category. Now in its 11th year, the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) Competition will hold its exhibition in the Nash Conservatory at Kew. This annual competition brings together the best garden, plant and botanical photography from across the world. The ‘Captured at Kew’ category centres on images taken at Kew or Wakehurst.

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Come on a wildlife photography outing to Rainham Marshes RSPB reserve, Essex

Part of the Thames Estuary, not far from the bustling streets of London, RSPB’s Rainham Marshes reserve in Essex is a haven for all kinds of wildlife, and particularly birds. The reserve protects 411 hectares of ancient, low-lying grazing marsh in the Thames Estuary. Its complex of wet grassland and ditches, together with grassland and scrub, supports many breeding and wintering birds. Wildlife also includes scarce wetland plants and insects, and a key population of the nationally declining water vole. In winter, you can see large flocks of wildfowl. Keep an eye out for marsh harriers, golden plovers, water and rock pipits, little egrets, snipe, chiffchaffs, curlews, lapwings, dunlins, redshanks, shelducks, peregrines, kingfishers, short-eared owls, stoats and weasels.

In addition, RSPB has just completed a woodland photography hide on the reserve, with the installation of a reflection pool. The pool should enable close up shots of woodland birds drinking or bathing, and with an interesting reflection with the woodland in the background.

Our members Czech Conroy and Greg Gillies, both of whom are experienced wildlife photographers, will be leading this outing and will be on hand to provide advice. Entrance is free to RSPB members and the fee is £5 for non-members. There is a car park at the reserve, whose address is: RSPB Rainham Marshes, New Tank Hill Rd, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SZ

For further information about the reserve go to:
https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/rainham-marshes/#HpviD8aPcUy5sVwW.99

• What to bring
Bring a DSLR camera with a large zoom lens (e.g 100-400mm) if possible. Binoculars will also be useful. Check the weather forecast beforehand and dress accordingly – wrap up warm. The network of footpaths is well-surfaced, but it would probably be advisable to wear walking boots – wellingtons are not required. The reserve has a good cafe, but you may want to bring some refreshments with you.

RSPB Rainham Marshes

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