Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 18 October 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow will be Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition to be judged by Paul Dunmall. It is also hand in for

Round 2 of the PDI Competition.

Next week (Thursday 26 October) is Round 2 of the PDI Competition to be judged by Steve Lawrenson.

Thursday 2 November is a presentation by Mike Farley LRPS entitled “On Photography”

Thursday 9 November is a Members’ Evening, which will be split into two; Julie Langman will show some of her work and there will also be images from the recent Northumberland trip. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the Colour Print Competition.


Next Club Outing – Saturday 28 October

Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. Those going to Folkestone by train should meet at Bromley South Station at 8:30 am. We will take the 8.39 train, which arrives at Folkestone at 10:21 with a change at Ashford International. Those travelling independently should meet us at Folkestone Central Station at 10:30. Steve will lead a tour of the Triennial exhibits, which will add to the town’s regular photogenic opportunities.  Please let him know by email ( or text to 07768 681702 if you are joining us.

For more info take a look at their website.


Christmas Dinner  – Thursday 14 December at 7:30pm

We will be having our Christmas dinner this year at Assos Restaurant, which is at 226 High Street, Bromley (quite close to the cinema). The cost per person is £20 and a £10 deposit will be required by the end of October. Menu Here

Paul Lehane will collect names and deposits at the Club over the next few weeks. He will also need menu choices.  


What’s on soon

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at National History Museum – Friday 20 October to 31 May 2018

Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth.

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals. This year’s competition, showcasing the 53rd year of the competition, attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries. See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.


Harry Potter – A History of Magic – Friday 20 October to Wednesday 28 February 2018 – British Library, Euston.

Those who remember reading ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ when it was first published may well be aghast to discover that was a whopping 20 years ago – yes, the global phenomenon that is the Boy Who Lived is officially two decades old. The British Library are pulling out all the stops on this celebratory exhibition, modelling each room around a Hogwarts subject. Just don’t fall asleep in the Divination room.

£16, £11 over 60s, £8 child. Times vary.


The Flying Scotsman is visiting London – Saturday 21 October 

The Flying Scotsman steam locomotive will be making a visit to London in the evening. Due to arrive at London King’s Cross around 6:00pm. (It’ll be diesel hauled on the way home at 7:30pm)


Annie Leibovitz – Sunday 22 October – 4:30pm at Southbank Centre

Acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz presents works from her new book ‘Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016’. The publication features portraits of Leonard Cohen and Barack Obama as well as artists, writers, actors, politicians, athletes and royals who have shaped our time. Exhibition on 10:00am-11:00pm Monday to Sunday.


KCPA Audio Visual competition – Saturday 28 October.

The event will be hosted by Tonbridge Camera Club on behalf of the KCPA, at the Main Hall, Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge TN9 2JP. Judges are Dick Williams ARPS, DPAGB(AV) and Dave Wilcox DPAGB(AV).

Doors open at 9am for 9.45am start- Expected finish time 5pm. Entry £10 which includes drinks and biscuits on arrival and throughout the day.


Open Day at Orpington Fire Station – Sunday 5 November – 12noon – 4:00pm

Come and meet your local fire-fighters for fire safety advice, free smoke alarm fitting, fire and rescue demonstrations and a chance to view fire service equipment. Avalon Road, Orpington BR6 9AX.


The Creation of the Photobook with Matt Writtle and Ben Smith – Free talk on Sunday 5 November 11:00am – 1:00pm at A-side B-side Gallery, London – Exhibition on from 2 to 7 November. RSVP to talk to

Photographer Matt Writtle invites fellow Photographer, A Small Voice podcast host and writer Ben Smith down to his exhibition Sunday: A Portrait of 21st Century England to discuss the practicalities of creating, funding, publishing and launching your own photobook and exhibition. Matt will reveal the finer intricacies of how his recent project, which has spanned 10 years of work came to fruition.

Sunday explores the huge cultural shift away from traditional churchgoing and what this represents of wider cultural changes. For centuries Sunday has been known throughout Christian England as a day of worship, contemplation and reflection; the one true day of leisure. However, with weekly church attendance figures now falling below one million for the first time Matt asks the question what are people doing instead? And how does this reflect wider cultural shifts of our time.


Urban Photo Fest – Friday 10 to Wednesday 15 November

Lots happening best you look at their website or follow festival updates on Facebook or Twitter @UrbanPhotoFest


Its Subs time again.

Just a reminder that subs are now due. Please either let Jeff King have a cheque for £60 or contact him if you wish to pay by bank transfer.


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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 11 October 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is our AGM. It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition.

Next Thursday (19 October) is Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition to be judged by Paul Dunmall. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the PDI competition.


If you receive a score of 19 or 20 in any of our internal competitions, could you please send a pdi of the image to Greg for insertion in the Website.


Next Club Outing- Saturday 28 October

Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. More details to follow, but in the meantime take a look at their website.


Members’ Evenings

If any member would like to prepare a 30-minute presentation of their work to show at one of our members’ evenings, please speak to Jeff King.


Charles Hambledon has been involved in making and taking photographs for a YouTube video. Well done Charles. The video is here for your viewing pleasure.


What’s on soon

Selsdon Camera Club – Friday 13 October

George McCarthy FRPS is a wildlife and nature photographer and he will be giving his talk ‘The USA Road Trip’. George spent a year driving 30,000 miles across America in a Winnebago from Florida to California – taking in 20 States plus bits of Mexico and Canada taking wildlife and nature photographs.  A diary of his journey appeared in Practical Photographer Magazine as a regular monthly feature. You can see some of George’s work on his website at

Entry for visitors is £5 and includes refreshments. It’s a 7.30 for 7.45pm start at Selsdon Camera Club, The Methodist Halls, 102 Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead CR2 9EE (Opposite Majestic Wine)


The Chocolate Show at Olympia – Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October

Try chocolate specialties from across the world, including delicious ice cream, exquisite truffles and expertly made patisserie. Take part in interactive events, watch celebrity demonstrations and marvel at incredible chocolate sculptures as you explore the creations of more than 100 artisan chocolatiers.


Africa on the Square – Saturday 14 October – 12 noon -6:00pm

Get a taste of African culture in Trafalgar Square at the annual free event. Open to everyone, the festival features entertainment, food and fashion from across Africa in the iconic central London square. Catch live music from Yaaba Funk and other exciting bands, plus dance performances and a fashion show on the main stage. Browse the market stalls and sample African cuisine at the food stands. And get all the family involved with a range of free cultural activities.


Diwali (Festival of LightsSunday 15 October – Trafalgar Square 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Join thousands of people who come together to celebrate the Hindu, Sikh and Jain festivals.

Enthusiastically celebrated around the world, Diwali traditionally symbolises joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge; and represents the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the festival in Trafalgar Square. This year’s packed programme includes music and dance stage performances, family-friendly craft activities, yoga, henna art, and delicious food from India and beyond. In 2017 Diwali is celebrated on 19 October but will take place in Trafalgar Square on 15 October.


National Apple Festival at Brogdale – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October

Discover Brogdale with over 2200 different apple varieties, find your favourites with ‘try before you buy’ apples and fill a bag to take home! Enjoy guided walking and tractor-trailer tours of the fruit filled orchards, horticultural talks, apple pressing demonstrations and a programme of cooking demonstrations are available all weekend. Plus live music, local food, browse local craft and produce on offer and meet the experts to have your apples identified.


One Two Three Swing – Tate Modern, free, just turn up, until 2 April 2018

The heavier the swing the more force you’ll have to propel the swing, so take two mates along next time you plan on hanging out at the Tate, where 30 sets of swings have been installed by Danish artist collective Superflex 



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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 4 October 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow will be a presentation by Dr. Brett Lewis entitled “Travels with a Camera – Wildlife and Biodiversity”.

Next week (Thursday 12 October) is our AGM. I’m re-attaching the papers, which please print out and bring to the AGM with you. It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition.



To those who scored a 20 in Round 1 of the Colour Print competition

Advanced: Steve Jones “English Electric Lighting (Awaiting Restoration)” and two for Vera Stevens “In Between” and “Rooftops of Dubrovnik”

Improvers: Julie Langman “High and Dry” and Cheryl Morris “Where’s my Fish?”


Next Club Outing- Saturday 28 October

Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. More details to follow, but in the meantime take a look at their website.


What’s on soon

The 25th Tenterden Folk Festival – Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October

Four days of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Free events include: craft and street stalls, speciality foods, music stalls, free music stage, dance stage, Morris dancers, Appalachian dancers, European dancers, Asian dancers, dance displays, procession, song and music sessions, street theatre, etc. Ticketed events: concerts, barn dance, special shows, workshops, meet the guests, folk clubs, etc.

Find more details at


Fun Palaces 2017

During the first weekend of October, people all over the country are getting together in the name of art and science and setting up temporary Fun Palaces. The campaign is based on an idea conceived by the late theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price in 1961 to create a ‘laboratory of fun’ for children and adults alike; a place where people could get creative, learn to do something or watch someone else doing it. For its fourth year, already 40 palaces have been planned to pop up across London, including at The National Maritime Museum, Museum of London, Camden Town, Westminster Abbey and St James’ Piccadilly. To find a Fun Palace near you, visit


China Changing Festival – Saturday 7 October from 10:00am – South Bank Centre

Bringing a dose of current Chinese culture to the Southbank, China Changing Festival showcases artists practising in the country and inspiring work from British based Chinese and South East Asian makers. See ‘China’s Oprah Winfrey’, Hung Huang, in conversation, catch a screening of ‘Around China with a Movie Camera’ an epic filmic journey into the history of China and see the myth of a modern Mu-Lan told through wu-shu martial arts. See the full programme here, around half of which is free of charge. 


Moon Fest UK – Saturday 7 October

Gather in Chinatown for the lively Moon Fest UK celebrations during the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. Expect traditional music, lion dance performances and family workshops across Chinatown from 12 noon plus delicious moon cake stalls. Don’t miss the chance to see the Chinese Moon Goddess at the Newport Place stage at 2:00pm; she will give away free Chinese lanterns to the first 200 visitors.


Fireworks at the O2 – Saturday 7 October 6:25 pm – 7:05 pm

For some reason, there will be a fireworks display centred on the O2 InterContinental Hotel in North Greenwich. Probably a private party, but fireworks are rather public affairs, so something to look out for if in the area. According to an air traffic warning, the fireworks can be released any time from 18:25 to 19:05.


Dalí / Duchamp at Royal Academy of Arts – from 7 October to 3 January 2018

Explore the lives and artistic talents of two conceptual and surrealist art masters in the Dalí / Duchamp exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Discover the friendship, mutual admiration and inspiration shared by Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp and observe each artist’s ability to play with the viewer’s sense of perspective in more than 80 paintings, sculptures and films. Using the three key themes of Identities, The Body and the Object and Experimenting with Reality, learn more about the artists’ personal lives and public personas, as well as their innovative points of view about time and space.


Art Autumn at Kew Gardens – from 7 to 29 October 2017va

Celebrate the ephemeral beauty of the natural world as the seasons change with Artful Autumn at Kew Gardens. Explore 16 outdoor works of art by four different artists scattered across the botanic gardens. Take a stroll past the undulating forms of Julia Clarke’s willow installations, Claudia Wegner’s fungi-inspired paintings, and Woody Fox Willow’s figures and animal forms made from natural materials. Then, take a seat on one of Nigel Ross’s wooden sculptures and view the magical foliage of thousands of trees as they change from lush greens into a kaleidoscope of fiery colours. 

And don’t miss Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death, an awe-inspiring installation of 375,000 plants and flowers created by the British artist. Taking inspiration from the funeral garlands of the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II in the collection at Kew, Law suspends 1,000 individually sewn garlands in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens, for a spectacularly immersive experience until 11 March.


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Brett Lewis – Travels with a Camera – A Wild-life with Biodiversity in Mind

Thursday, October 5, 2017

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Bromley United Services Club 33 London Road, Bromley 

Dr Brett Lewis will give an illustrated talk looking at wildlife encounters from around the south-east region of England, together with wildlife and landscapes from his travels from around the country and further afield.

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Brett is a professional biologist/ecologist based in Kent, and a generalist photographer who favours nature and landscapes in particular. As a consultant ecologist he has the privilege of working with some wonderful wildlife species and he uses his experience and knowledge to share his stories with his audience. Brett says “I hope the evening will be a wonderful display of wildlife and landscape photographs together with an insight into the world of a biologist/ecologist”.


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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 27 September 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is round 1 of the Colour Print Competition to be judged by Darren Woolway.

Next week (Thursday 5 October) will be a presentation by Dr. Brett Lewis entitled “Travels with a Camera – Wildlife and Biodiversity”. See attachment.



To Betty’s team for being the winner of the peoples vote on our summer project on the theme of Music in London.


Its Subs time again.

Just a reminder that subs are now due. Please either let Jeff King have a cheque for £60 or if you wish to pay by bank transfer contact Jeff for the bank details. If you choose to pay by this method please let Jeff know you are doing so and include your surname as a reference.


Next Club Outing- Saturday 28 October

Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. More details to follow, but in the meantime take a look at their website.

What’s on soon

RPS Digital Imaging Group launch of the new DIG Centre for the South East of England – Sunday 1 October

at Weald of Kent School in Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2JP. Doors open at 10:00am – close at around 4:00pm. See attachment for more info.


NFL on Regent Street – Sunday 1 October – Free

Join in interactive games, watch on-stage performances and pick up merchandise from your favourite teams at this family-friendly festival, which takes place on the eve of the game between the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins at Wembley. Make sure to keep an eye out for legends, coaches and players from the two teams, including Saint’s star quarterback Drew Brees and London’s own Jay Ajayi from the Dolphins.


Sculpture in the City – a guided walk – Sunday 1 October – £8 to £10.00

The modern City of London is not just about business. The insurance district with its many iconic contemporary buildings is also an urban sculpture park with works by world-class artists. Visit each of the 18 works, by 16 artists, that have been selected for Sculpture in the City 2017.

This walk takes place on Sunday 1st October 2017 at 11:00am and is led by Karen, an official City of London Guide. 

Meet outside the Doddle kiosk at west entrance to Liverpool St Station on Bishopsgate. The walk finishes at Fenchurch St Station – a short walk from Tower Hill tube station. Tickets and more info at


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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 20 September 2017

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is the Summer Project presentations on the theme of “Music in London”. The winning team to be decided by a vote of those present who had not taken part in the project.  It is also hand-in for Colour Prints Round 1.

Next week (28 September) is the Colour Print Competition, round 1 to be judged by Darren Woolway.



To those who scored a 20 in Round 1 of the PDI competition

Advanced: Czech Conroy for his “Little Bee-eater” and “Sunrise on the Iberian Border”

Improvers: Theresa Davies for her “Winter Sun Reflections”

What’s on soon

Autumn Ambles Weekend – Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September – Free

A weekend of free-guided walks around London organised by TFL.

New walks for 2017 include a specially designed dementia-friendly stroll around the flora and fauna of Southwark Park and a rock ’n’ roll themed tour of the famous sights of Camden.

Best to simply visit their website ( to see which takes your fancy. Some need pre-booking.


Japan Matsuri 2017 – Sunday 24 September 10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Free

Japan Matsuri, returning to Trafalgar Square for its sixth year, offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the vibrancy of Japanese culture in the heart of London. There’ll be something for everyone, with live music and dance performances by Japanese artists, a dedicated martial arts stage, arts, crafts, origami, calligraphy and manga drawing workshops.

And don’t forget to bring your appetite with you, as the food market will be offering all the best of Japanese gastronomy!


Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival – Sunday 24 September – Starts at 1:00 pm

Pearly Society Harvest Festival in the Guildhall yard in the City of London. Many mayors attend as well as entertainment for your viewing and pleasure. Come and join the pearly society members. No ticket required for the Guildhall yard. Expect lots of displays, dancing, and embarrassed Mayors dragged out to join in.

They then parade to the cockney church St Mary Le Bow Cheapside.


Art in the City – Sunday 24 September: Exchange Square, free, just turn up, 6:00am-10:00pm. It’s the last day to catch Villa Walala, an immersive and colourful art installation that’ll remind many of a patterned bouncy castle, intending to inject a little joy underneath London’s usual blanket of grey skies.


Tony Worobiec’s Keynote Talk “A Landscape for all Seasons” on Tuesday 26 September – 7.45pm (£5 Visitor fee on the door) at Cameron Hall, Congregational  Church, Old Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1HA

Old Coulsdon Camera Club has invited us to join them for a great evening of photos and tips for taking landscapes. See his photos at


Level 2 Certificate in Photography Course at Bromley Adult Education College

The course starts on Tuesday 26 September and the classes are on Tuesdays from 9.30am – 2pm. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers looking to create a portfolio of photography.

Please see this link for more information:


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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 6 September 2017

What’s on at the Club tomorrow and for the next few weeks

Tomorrow is the first meeting of the new season. The meeting will be devoted to providing training for members in the three different areas that were detailed in last week’s Newsletter.

It is also hand in for Round 1 of the PDI Competition.

Thursday 14 September is the PDI Competition to be judged by Paul Parkinson

Thursday 21 September is the Summer Project presentations “Music in London”. The winning team to be decided by a vote of those present who had not taken part in the project.  It is also hand-in for Colour Prints Round 1.


Annual General Meeting

Please find attached papers for the meeting. Don’t forget to bring these along with you on 12 October. The Treasurer’s Reports will be available on the evening.


Message from Madeleine and Paul 

“Thank you all for your lovely card and the best wishes that came with it. It was really great to see some of you at the church for the ceremony. If you’d like to see the photos go to Look in the client gallery for our wedding and use the password oakley.”


What’s on soon

Spitfire Air Display – Saturday 9 September – 3:00pm – 3:30pm

The Biggin Hill Spitfire will be performing a special flypast and mini display at Coolings (Rushmore Hill, Knockholt). There are also a couple of talks, one by the spitfire pilot. Both talks cost £10 each and can be booked through the Coolings website.


The UK Traditional Boat Championship – 21.6 Miles from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey – Saturday 9 September – starts at 12:40pm

The Great River Race is London’s River Marathon. A spectacular boat race up the River Thames, it attracts over 330 crews from all over the globe. The Great River Race appeals to every level of competitor! From dedicated athletes who like winning, to those who enjoy laughter, fancy dress and charity stunts, it’s a great fun day out for both competitors and spectators.


Women In Front – Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September – 11:00am – 4:00pm – Free

A public art exhibition commemorating the contribution of women to the war effort at home and at the front in the First World War.

In March 1917, the Women’s War Work Subcommittee was formed to collect materials covering the contribution of women to the war effort for a National War Museum. The subcommittee commissioned photographers Horace Nicholls, George Parnham Lewis, and Olive Edlis (covering France) to record the work undertaken by women, this culminated in an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1918, attracting 82,000 visitors. 100 years later, Women In Front through the artworks on display, tells the stories of women’s lives before the war, their war work, and what happened to them afterwards.

The exhibition funded by Southwark Council Neighbourhood Fund is in the Chapel, Ladywell Cemetery (Ladywell Road, SE13 7HY) as part of National Cemeteries Week.

There is also a Guided walk on Sunday 10 September 2pm-3.30pm linking with the theme of the exhibition. Meet at the Ladywell Chapel.


Classic Boat Festival – St. Katharine’s DockSaturday 9 and Sunday 10 September – 12:00noon – 6:00pm – Free

Join the 9th annual Classic Boat Festival for your chance to climb on board over 40 vintage sailing and motor yachts not usually open to the public. As well as discovering these wonderful boats and yachts, there will be a number of family activities for everyone to enjoy and get involved in. There will be live music from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, nautical face painting for the kids (and adults alike) and plenty of scrummy street food courtesy of Epicurean Events. The brilliant team at Moo Canoes will also be offering free drop-in canoe trials on the water.


Thames Barrier Annual Test Closure – Sunday 10 September

Once a year, the Environment Agency holds a full tide test closure of the Thames Barrier. The Barrier gates rotate by 90 degrees into the fully closed defence position stopping the tide going upstream into London. As the tide continues to come in, a higher level of water will build up downstream of the Barrier creating a different water level either side of the gates. Shortly after high tide, the gates will rotate further creating a 2-metre gap underneath (underspill). This in turn creates a white water rush effect behind each of the massive gate structures attracting birds to feed on small fish. This ‘underspill’ lasts approximately 2 hours. 

There will be various fun and educational activities for children, talks, demonstrations, information and display stands between 12:00 – 18:00. 

Test closure event is free, but there is a fee for entry to the Information Centre


Open Days at Crystal Palace Subway – Sunday 10 September – First entry 2 pm last entry 4:30 pm.  Also open for the Open House Weekend

The gem of Crystal Palace a Grade II-listed Victorian subway, which was originally built to connect the neo-gothic railway station to the once grand Crystal Palace back in 1865. While not currently open to the public, this is a rare chance to enter and have a look for yourself. Arrive early to grab a place in the queue and check out its diamond-shaped design. find out more here.


Open House Weekend – Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September – free

The big annual event opening up hundreds of buildings to the public for free.

Best to visit their website ( to wade through the huge list of venues to visit.


Thames Sailing Barge Parade – Saturday 16 September – starts at 12:00 noon

A parade of Thames Sailing Barges, sailing from the Isle of Dogs to London Bridge.

The Thames Sailing Barges will lock out of West India Dock and head up river towards Tower Bridge. There they will create an amazing sight at midday as Tower Bridge will lift, almost fully, and the barges parade into the Pool of London. This is the heart of London where they used to trade at the beginning of the 20th century and this event will be the largest gathering of Thames Sailing Barges seen here since those days.


DI EXPO 2017 – Saturday 23 September at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.

The event is multi choice – you can elect to hear one or more high calibre speakers or enjoy some practical sessions in the portrait or flower studios, or a combination of both.  There are also opportunities for those considering their RPS Distinctions to have a one to one advisory session. There will be a wide selection of trade stands, so there are plenty of chances to talk and perhaps buy at special prices.

The venue is near to the NEC, so there are convenient road, rail and air links. Tickets are held to the same price as two years ago for this event. There is a special price for anyone ordering 4 tickets at the same time = £100 (£25 p.p.). The link to more details about the programme and ticket sales is:


Canon Experience Days

I have received an email from Jane Puncher (KCPA Secretary) regarding FREE tickets to Canon Experience Days. One or two might be worthwhile for individual federations/Camera Clubs. From experience Jane can thoroughly recommend attendance if at all possible. Names, addresses etc of intending attendees should be sent to











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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 30 August 2017

Club News

As next Thursday (7 September) is the first meeting of the new season, here’s a taster of what is happening. The meeting will be devoted to providing training for members in three different areas. The three training sessions will run in parallel and at the break you’ll be able to switch from one training to another.

Peter Salmon will be showing you how to get the most from your smartphone photographically. He’ll be looking at how to take good photos and then edit them using a free app, such as Snapseed; and he’ll also show how you can use it to make fridge magnets, copy photos and colour slides, simply and easily – plus a few other ideas! 

Greg Gillies will show how Lightroom works – arguably the best software for organising and editing your images. He will look at:


  • Lightroom vs PhotoShop – the main differences
  • Importing images (including keywording)
  • Quick adjustments using the Develop module
  • Resizing and setting up templates for saving to PDI specification.

 Betty Deshmukh will demonstrate how to frame your prints in a professional-looking way, for club competitions, exhibitions etc. 


What’s on soon

Totally Thames 2017 – Friday 1 to Saturday 30 September

Celebrate the Thames and its culture with a vibrant programme of river-inspired art, live performances, archaeology walks, boat races and more along London’s famous river. Read More
Phoenix Garden Agricultural Show and St Giles Fayre – Saturday 2 September – Noon to 6:00pm

Central London community garden, ‘Phoenix Gardens’, and its adjoining churchyard are putting on what must surely the UK’s most diminutive agricultural show, with no twee event spared. Rare breed farm animals, Morris dancers, Punch & Judy, handbells and a brass band will fill the afternoon with traditional cheer, and the show market place should provide plenty of homemade treats to take home. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. Find out more here.


Londinium – Saturday 2 September

Unveil London’s Roman heritage this weekend with a series of intriguing events as part of the Londinium festival. Taste fine Roman-inspired wines at the Chief Commoner’s Parlour in Guildhall, join an Italian poetry reading at London’s Roman Amphitheatre, or create your own mosaic at Guildhall Art Gallery. Read more
Photo Expo: Sunday 3 September – 11:00am – 7.30pm – Free

This exhibition features the best snaps from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards. Have a look at these award-winning images from around the world — today’s your last chance to catch the exhibition. University of Greenwich.


Royal Trinity Hospice Gardens Open Day – Sunday 3 September  – 10:30am – 4:30pm – Cost: £3.00

Housed in the grounds of elegant Georgian buildings, the south front of the hospice overlooks 200 acres of Clapham Common while high walls to the rear enclose a private garden of nearly two acres. 

There are at least 30 different kinds of shrubs, over 35 types of herbaceous plants and 25 varieties of shrub roses. The garden also includes 47 different types of hellebore, a collection of 12 herbaceous geraniums, 8 fruit trees (cherry, pear and apple) as well as 3 specimen magnolias – stellate, tulip and galdius.

There are two wild flower meadows – a mixed cornflower meadow by the pond and a mixed wildflower meadow near to the bee hives.

As in a much larger park, not all of the garden can be seen at one glance. Much of Lanning Roper’s original vision has been maintained with pathways that take people through a journey into the garden with seating and rest areas under trees, on the lawns and in a covered pavilion, with the existing and new garden areas linked seamlessly.

The garden has plenty of opportunities to stop and sit down. A circular paved area surrounded by shrubs on the way to the pond is always a popular place. The benches around the pond are well used throughout the year as is the covered seating area on the other side of the garden. A very beautiful circular seat, made of oak and beaten Copper was commissioned in 2009 and surrounds the plane tree. This is a particularly peaceful part of the garden and has lovely views of both the new inpatient centre and the lovely old Georgian buildings.


Horniman Mela – Sunday 3 September – Noon – Free

The south London museum closes its Indian summer season with a special Horniman Mela, (Hindu fair). Expect a day of performances and activities inspired by popular South Asian festivals and traditions, including a Holi festival colour throw. For a full programme of events see here


Extra Ordinary Objects: Somerset House: 10:00am – 6:00pm, until 3 September – Free

There are extra ordinary objects on show this weekend. They’re definitely extra ordinary because

The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects is presenting them and they should know, right?


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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Thursday 24 August 2017

Club News

Executive Committee

If anyone would like to be considered for becoming a member of the Executive Committee please speak to or e-mail Val and she can give you more information.


What’s on soon

Greenwich is getting to be a mecca for photography.

Firstly there is a RPS South-East London exhibition at the White House Café in Greenwich Park see One of our members (David Lewis) has 4 images on display so why not pop along and see his work. The exhibition is due to end on 31 August, though it may be extended. 

Secondly there’s an LIP exhibition at the Greenwich Gallery, see
This one’s due to end on Sunday 27 August.

And finally, there’s the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition in the Stockwell Building, see This one’s open until 3 September.


London Street Photography Festival – Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Stour Place, 7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA –

Street photography is one of the best art forms for capturing the candid moments and untold stories of our city. London Street Photography Festival offers a platform for those stories to be told with a three days of exhibitions, talks and workshops for emerging photographers at Stour Space in Hackney. 


Open Afternoon at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve – Sunday 27 August – 1:00pm – 5:00pm at 170 Devonshire Road, SE23 3SZ

Forming part of the Forest Hill to New Cross Gate railway cutting, this is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation as it contains probably the finest suite of railside wildlife habitat in London.

Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is dedicated to providing and protecting the habitats and species within this very urban setting.


Trinity Circus, Clowns Gallery-Museum – Sunday 27 August (Holy Trinity Church. Beechwood Road [entry is on Cumberland Close at the back of the church] E8 3DY)

Spend time clowning around at The Clown’s Gallery and Museum’s Trinity Circus. Prepare for flower-squirting, red-nose-honking and pratfalls and there’s a candyfloss machine. Find out more here


Notting Hill Carnival – Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August

This free annual celebration of the capital’s Caribbean communities has been taking place since the ’60s. It’s Europe’s biggest street festival – two days of fantastic live music, from reggae to dub to salsa, and a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. See website for more info and timings.


KCPA Audio Visual Competition 2017.

Even if you have not joined in an Audio Visual competition before, why not make this the year that you do? The competition is open for entries between Sunday 30 July and Sunday 24 September. On the website you will be able to find all the information you need to enter, including the entry form, conditions of entry and competition rules.

A payment of £10 entitles you to attend the event on 28 October and submit one or two sequences at no extra cost. You will receive a catalogue and free hot drink and biscuits throughout the day – including on arrival. Even if you do not submit any sequences, you will still enjoy the event and be able to see what happens and learn more and perhaps be inspired to enter next year’s competition. The instructions to enter are clear. However, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Philip Smithies (TCC) via


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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – Wednesday 16 August 2017


Congratulations to Madeleine and Paul on their wedding








What’s on soon


Saturday 19 August

Steve will be leading an afternoon walk along the South Bank. Meet on the terrace by the entrance to the Royal Festival Hall at 2pm. We will then proceed slowly along the river to Tate Modern, experiencing the multitude of activities along this busy stretch – skateboarders, buskers, an infinite variety of food sellers in classic vans, shops, sand sculptors and more. At Tate Modern we can take in the views from the top of the Blavatnik Building and enjoy the variety of photographic art on display. For those interested Steve will guide you around the photo exhibits, which are scattered around this huge, fascinating building. Photography is allowed inside Tate and there are plenty of opportunities for ‘indoor street’ photographs. 

Please let Steve know by email or text to 07768 681702 if you are planning to join us. This is Steve’s phone number on the day.


Programme for the coming season 2017/2018

Please see our Programme page


Birdfair 2017  at Rutland Water – Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August

Includes 100s of stands from more than 80 countries, more than 70 of the finest wildlife artists and photographers attending and giving talks, plus wonderful birdwatching in beautiful countryside on the shores of Rutland Water. More info at


Sea Cadets’ National Band Competition at Tower of London – Saturday 19 August – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Young people from across the UK will show off their impressive musical skills against a stunning backdrop in the moat of the Tower of London. The free event, which is only held every two years, features Sea Cadets’ solo buglers and drummers, as well as Sea Cadets marching bands, and is expected to attract 25,000 visitors. It will be an impressive spectacle, with the young participants proudly wearing their uniforms as they perform their much-rehearsed routines. Visitors can enjoy solo performances in the morning, while the bands will take to the moat in the afternoon. 


Canary Wharf Jazz Festival – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August

Head to Canada Square Park this weekend and join in London largest free jazz festival (see website for more details).


Horniman Museum and Gardens Butterfly House

Is now open, visitors will be able to see butterflies from around the world in the indoor garden which has more than 60 exotic plant species.


Photography evenings at St Paul’s Cathedral – Thursday August 17 and 24 August, followed by the Bank Holiday weekend of 25, 28 and 31 August.

Ordinarily, visitors to St Paul’s Cathedral during the day are not supposed to take photos, but for seven evenings, the Cathedral is opening its doors to photographers. The relaxation of the photography ban is part of a series of late openings for the summer months. Throughout the evenings, drinks and light food will be available in the crypt cafe and the Cathedral shop will be open, offering a range of gifts and mementos.

Note though that tickets give access to the Cathedral floor and crypt. The Dome galleries will not be open.

Tickets cost £10 and can be booked here


Lens Lab Photography Workshop Offers

Sunday 20 August – Woodland Birds Photography Workshop
They are giving Camera Club members a chance to try their taster session for only £18 or a half-day session for £35. It’s a great way to observe common and rare native birds at very close range. Expect to see: Nuthatch, Great Spotted Wood Peckers, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Wren, Jay, Siskin, Crossbill and more from purpose built hides in a beautiful Sussex woodland.
More information: Woodland Birds Photography Workshop 


Saturday 26 August – The Beach in Brighton
Join the Brighton Walkshop and enjoy a fun and relaxed sunset landscape photography tuition. If you would like to try out some ND filters, now is your chance! Camera Club members join for £15.
More information: Brighton Seaside Workshop 
Tuesday 29 August – Birds of Prey, Macro, Garden Landscapes
Here’s a great opportunity to try your hand at photographing Birds of Prey. Camera Club members can join for £99. On the same day, they have a Macro Workshop and a Garden Landscapes workshop at the High Beeches Woodland and Water Gardens – something for everyone! 
More information: Birds of Prey Workshop
More information:  Macro Photography Workshop
More information: Garden Landscapes Photography Workshop
PLEASE NOTE: These offers are not available on their website: 
Email to reserve your place.


Photography Competition

Historic England in the South East is running a photo competition over the summer. The theme is Heritage at Risk and is open to all ages, some great prizes on offer including the chance to spend a day with one of Historic England photographers out on a site. It is easy to take part all you have to do is either submit your photo via Twitter to @HE_SouthEast or email it to You can only submit one photo entry per person and the image must have been taken in the South East. The closing date for all entries is midnight Monday 11 September 2017

All the details can be found on their website


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