Bromley Camera Club Newsletters – 7 and 14 November 2018

What’s on at the Club
Tomorrow is Round 2 of the Colour Print competition to be judged by Mick White
Next week (15 November) is a presentation by Paul Adams entitled “Taking Better Photos” it is also hand in for Round 2 of the Mono Print Competition
The week after (22 November) will be round 2 of the Mono Print competition to be judged by Darren Pullman.

Reminder
To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

Next Camera Club Outing – Sunday 18 November
Will be a walk in the Deptford area. More details of where to meet, etc. will be communicated at the Club.

Christmas Meal – Thursday 13 December
This will take place at the Barrel and Horn. A menu is on display and if you would like to attend please put your name on the list at the Club and let Jeff have your £10.00 deposit.

KCPA Ross Cup – Saturday 10 November at Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Rd, Ditton, Aylesford ME20 6QR
The Ross Cup is the KCPA’s most prestigious competition with affiliated clubs from Kent, Sussex and South London joining in to take part in this popular annual print competition. Doors open to the public at 1:00pm and the event is expected to finish around 5:30. Do come along and see all the images entered on display.
The judge for this year’s competition is Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS CPAGB APAGB. Each club’s entry consists of 8 prints in 50cm x 40cm mounts, no more than 2 prints per photographer.

SLF Competition – Tuesday 13 November
Bromley CC are entered into the 1st round SLF colour print competition to be held at West Wickham Photographic Society, Medhurst Hall in Sussex Road, BR4 0JX just off West Wickham High Street to be judged by Gerald Kitiykara LRPS. We will be in competition with Cheam, Mitcham, Old Coulsdon, South London, West Wickham and Aperture Woolwich.

What’s on soon which may be of interest
Deepening Shadow 5pm-9pm, on now and until Sunday 11 November.
The Tower of London’s moat is being lit up with flames every night until Sunday to commemorate the end of the First World War. It’s £5 to enter the moat itself (book here) but free to watch from outside the castle walls, and it looks spectacular.

Remembrance Trail – until Sunday 11 November
Artworks on the theme of remembrance are dotted around Canary Wharf, including plane propellers reimagined as a giant poppy and a display of helmets belonging to fallen soldiers, it’s moving and it’s free.

Remembrance Sunday – 11 November
Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and several events are going on around London to commemorate it. Details of events around the Cenotaph and Whitehall can be found on the British Legion website (road closures will be in place), but venues all over the capital (and the country) will likely be taking part in a silence at 11am.

The Winter Forest – on now and until Monday 24 December
The Winter Forest is coming to Broadgate Circle for six weeks, along with wood cabins, twinkling lights and a thicket of 300 snow-covered trees. Visitors can watch the proceedings from up high in Mrs Fogg’s new pop-up bar, or get immersed in the festive events and workshops taking place down below. Highlights include an origami fairy light making class (November 11), and appearances from Father Christmas himself on Saturday November 24 and Wednesday December 12.

The Southbank Centre Winter Festival – Friday 9 November to Sunday 6 January 2019
This Festival returns in 2018 with its programme of festive shows and performances, family fun and music. The riverside venue will also be celebrating the coldest season with a fistful of fun pop-ups and activities. The annual Winter Market will be back with mulled wine and seasonal treats galore, Glittery Clittery will be serving feminist, festive comedy cabaret and the Snow Ball will provide the perfect opportunity to dress up with the little ones. Find out more with the guide to the Southbank Centre Winter Festival

Lord Mayor’s Show – Saturday 10 November
When it comes to London’s traditional events, this is one of the biggies, referenced in Pepys’s diaries and in works by Canaletto and Hogarth. The annual procession kicks off at 11am from Mansion House with cadets, carriages, floats and bands moving through the streets, while festival zones at Paternoster Square and St Paul’s will see a funfair, archive film show, art installations and street theatre takeovers. Sadly no fireworks this year. Check the Lord Mayor Show event page for updates.

Santa Dash -Sunday 18th November at 2pm.
The Bromley Santa Dash is a fun, festive, family orientated event over a 2km course, starting at Queensmead Recreation Park and finishing in Bromley Town Centre. Start off your Christmas in style: dressed up in Santa suits while running, jogging or walking and earning your Santa Dash medal!

Introduction to Lightroom Workshop
A new workshop will be running in conjunction with The Ambrette restaurant in Canterbury.
This workshop is perfect for people new to our club and/or new to Lightroom. The workshop will cover many of the basic skills to get you started in Lightroom and, as an added extra and to make the workshops that little bit different, it will be running at the Ambrette restaurant in Canterbury where you will also savour a selection of their food throughout the day starting off with a morning brunch shortly after arrival (so no need to eat breakfast), teas and coffees throughout the day and a lunch, departing late afternoon. In other words just bring yourself and a laptop for practising your skills.
The workshop will cover how to import your photographs into Lightroom, add all the necessary key words, talk about collections and suggested filing systems, the all important editing and how to export your images for use in camera club competition or emailing and much more. See the following link for full details- https://capture-and-create.com/shop/learn-lightroom-basics-in-a-day-3/
Cost is £149 including brunch, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Places limited to 10 so early booking essential. They also have a special offer – bring along a friend and receive a £10 discount each using the coupon at checkout – Minus 10 for 2.

Master of Prints Exhibition – help needed
This exhibition, with the top prints from PAGB club members is being hung on Monday 3 December and will run until Monday 17 December when it will be taken down for the next venue. The official opening will be on Friday 7 December for an invited audience of those who have entries accepted and the sponsor prize donors.
Much of the stewarding has been offered already but the organisers are still looking for volunteers for 4 and 5 December (they believe there is a volunteer for 6 December but have not had confirmation yet), volunteers for Friday 14 December are also needed. If you are able to offer your services please email Jane Puncher (kcpasecretary@gmail.com). Travel expenses and a small payment for lunch is offered. This will be the finest exhibition of club photography in London this year! The venue is RK Burt Gallery, 57-61 Union Street, London SE1 1SG, nearest underground is London Bridge. Opening hours 10am to 4pm.

PAGB e-News No. 217 and 217 extra
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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 31 October 2018

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is our Members Evening on the theme of Music. After the tea break Steve will be demonstrating how to mount prints. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the Colour Print competition

Next week (8 November) is Round 2 of the Colour Print competition to be judged by Mick White.

Reminder

To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

 

Next Camera Club Outing – Sunday 18 November

Will be a walk in the Deptford area. Watch this space for more details.

 

Christmas Meal – Thursday 13 December

This will take place at the Barrel and Horn. A menu is on display and if you would like to attend please put your name on the list at the Club and let Jeff have your £10.00 deposit.

 

Congratulations to those scoring a 20 in Round 2 of the PDI Competition.

Improvers
Clive Williams “Swanage Groyne”, Juliet Atkins “Desert Camels” and Madeleine Lehane “Watercolour”

Advanced
Cheryl Morris “Ready to Pounce” and “Walking in the Snow”, Chris Murray “Rusty Road To Tynemouth”

 

What’s on soon which may be of interest

KCPA Ross Cup – Saturday 10 November at Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Rd, Ditton, Aylesford ME20 6QR

The Ross Cup is the KCPA’s most prestigious competition with affiliated clubs from Kent, Sussex and South London joining in to take part in this popular annual print competition. Doors open to the public at 1:00pm and the event is expected to finish around 5:30. Do come along and see all the images entered on display. The judge for this year’s competition is Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS CPAGB APAGB. Each club’s entry consists of 8 prints in 50cm x 40cm mounts, no more than 2 prints per photographer.

Lord Mayor’s Show – Saturday 10 November

All the usual floats and parades. On the day of the Lord Mayor’s show, as is traditional, St Paul’s Cathedral will be free to visit from 8:30am to 4:15pm

Blackheath Fireworks – Saturday 3 November

As one of the capital’s rare major displays that’s still free, Blackheath attracts crowds of up to 100,000 to its all-day Guy Fawkes bash. Colourful fairground rides take over the heath from midday; food and drink stalls open at 5:00pm and the fireworks kick off at 8:00pm. Don’t miss a wander through Blackheath Village, where the celebrations spill out into the streets.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year – National Maritime Museum on now and until 5 May 2019 is the largest international competition of its kind. Annually showcasing the best space photography from a global community astrophotographers. To celebrate the competition’s tenth year, we are opening a new gallery at the National Maritime Museum to display the winners alongside some of the best images from the last nine years. This year we welcomed artist Sarah Pickering to the judging panel, joining renowned comedian and keen amateur astronomer Jon Culshaw, Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine Chris Bramley and a host of experts in the worlds of art and astronomy. Read more at https://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory/insight-astronomy-photographer-year#ZOWkFdF8gviMg7A1.99

Month of Sundays Festival at The Royal Opera House – 4-25 November

The Royal Opera House is throwing open its doors every Sunday in November for an immersive new festival programme at just £5 per person. Exclusive pop-up opera and ballet performances will animate the new Royal Opera House spaces, as well as upcycling and dance workshops. Highlights include ROH Remembers on Sunday 11 November (2.30pm-5pm) when opera and ballet performances will explore artistic responses to World War I and you can take part in a family-friendly tea dance; and ROH Late on Sunday 25 November (6pm-9.30pm), which brings the Month of Sundays Festival to a close with a pub quiz hosted by Impact Dance Artistic Director Hakeem Onibudo, the chance to share a cuppa at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and watch performances from Lost Dog dance theatre company. Bow Street, Covent Garden WC2E 9DD; roh.org.uk

Fireworks at High Elms Golf Course, Sunday 4th November

Join them at  High Elms Golf Course on Sunday 4th November for fireworks and more! Doors open at 6:00pm, and the fireworks display will start at 7:30pm. They will be selling fun glow items, food and drink, and there’ll be a DJ to entertain you. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £5 for children over five, or £20 for a family of four. Under fives go free. To book your tickets, call 01689 858 175 or call in to the clubhouse. This is a ticket only event, and there will be no ticket sales on the night.

 

Leigh Preston FRPS EFIAP, MPAGB will be giving his talk  ‘Hallmark, Lament and Performance’    A rare opportunity to see the work of this Photographer who lives in Gloucestershire – Tuesday 6 November – 7:45 for 8:00pm

Leigh Preston holds two RPS Fellowships, one for pictorial images taken of the mill towns in Lancashire and Yorkshire and the other for Darkroom printing. He is a member of the ARENA group of photographers. His talk features his northern photos, history, concerts, sporting and festival events. Venue: Old Coulsdon Bowling Club, 81 Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon CR5 2LD. Parking is available and there is a bar at this venue. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the £5 Visitor Fee.

For Information

Due to unforeseen circumstances at Seaford PS they are no longer able to host this year’s KCPA AV Competition.  Therefore, unfortunately the competition has to be postponed. 

The future of this competition will be raised at the Delegates Meeting when other options will be

considered by the Committee.  In the meantime all entries and cheques will be held over pending

discussion at the Delegates Meeting on 24th November 2018.

 

 

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 24 October 2018

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is Round 2 of the Mono Competition to be judged by John Nathan.

Next week (1 November) is our Members Evening (see below)

It is also hand in for Round 2 of the Colour Print competition

Reminder

To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

 

Members’ Evening – Thursday 1 November

The theme for the members’ presentation meeting will be ‘Music’, which can be interpreted very widely. Put together minimum 5 and maximum 20 PDIs on a memory stick and bring it along or Email to pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk at least 3 days before the event. This is a ‘show and tell’ so we would be interested in how, why, when, where the pictures were taken. The pictures do not need to be new – you can raid your back catalogue. Nor do photos need to be potential competition winners for their content or story to be interesting. They may be discussed but not judged or marked. The time available on the evening will be equally divided between those participating.

Congratulations to those scoring a 20 in Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition.

Improvers
“Lonely Commuter” by Matthew Teager
Advanced
“Nostalgic Indulgence” by Peter Ergis and “Piercing Shadow” by Julie Langman

AGM

Please see attached Minutes of the meeting.

Photography Competition

Kent Wildlife Trust is running a free photography competition this year. Entrants are encouraged to submit their best images in the categories of fauna, flora, landscape and marine as well as a junior category. The competition closes on 30 November and more information and how to enter can be found at: https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved/photography-competition. The overall prize for the competition is a two-night stay in a holiday cottage in Biddenden, Kent courtesy of Kent and Sussex Cottages.

What’s on soon which may be of interest

Skyline Skating – on now and until  6 January – Rooftop of John Lewis, Oxford Street – £8.00

Get your skates on and slip and slide your way across the capital’s second rooftop ice rink and the only one in the West End. Inspired by the fairs that used to take place on the Thames, this is the perfect place to pirouette away your Christmas shopping angst. 

A collab with Sipsmith, there’ll also be a hot gin hideaway, weekly cocktail masterclasses and nooks for cosying up with warming food from Kerb alumnus MyPie.

 

Africa on the Square – Saturday 27 October – 12 noon – free

Trafalgar Square turns into a celebration of Africa for a fifth year in 2018, featuring live music, traditional dance, fashion, food and crafts to enjoy. The main stage will host a talent show for young performers, a catwalk show and musicians from all over Africa. Children can have their faces painted and take part in batik and mosaic-making in free workshops.

The Horniman Halloween Fair – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October – 10:30am – free

Dress up and get down to the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill for a day of frightening fun and games. Little ones can meet creepy crawlies in the Wild Fangs cave, while adult witches and wizards browse arts and craft markets and try devilishly delicious food and drink from a variety of stalls. 

Diwali on the Square – Sunday 28 October – 1:00pm – free

This annual celebration in Trafalgar Square marks the Festival of Lights with heaps of food, music, activities and fun. The live line-up will include both traditional religious performances and contemporary Asian music and dance. Market stalls will offer arts, crafts and vegetarian Southeast Asian food and there’ll be workshops and activities for all ages.

Apple Day at Kentish Town City Farm – Sunday 28 October – 12:00noon – 4:00pm – £1.00

Celebrate the British apple with a great range of activities, games, and of course, apples. Traditional games include apple bobbing and the longest peel competition, as well a variety of apple arts and crafts. Alongside more traditional games they will be hosting “Apple-lympics” in the riding arena, with sack races, egg and spoon and wellie wanging. Visitors will also be invited to get their goats looking their best with a session of goat-grooming. Visit the apple-themed café; featuring a whole array of dishes, cakes, pies and beverages all including the main ingredient, you guessed it, apples. In true Kentish Town City Farm style, they will be rolling out the traditional apple press for visitors to make their very own fresh apple juice and you can taste and buy a wide range of traditional apple varieties like Frogmore, Burr Knot and Hoary Morning.

PAGB e-News No. 216

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

 

For Sale

Manfrotto Silver Jubilee tripod, Silver 190 Serial 11427 with 141RC 3-way head and carrying bag. This was Manfrotto’s 25th anniversary tripod. It is of very sturdy construction and now too heavy and bulky for me to carry around. It is in excellent condition having only been used occasionally. Only £50. If interested please speak to or e-mail Val.

And don’t forget the clocks go back by one hour early on Sunday morning.

 

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 17 October 2018

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is Round 1 of the Mono Competition to be judged by John Hill. It is also hand in for Round 2 of the PDI competition.

Next week (25 October) is Round 2 of the PDI competition.

Reminder

To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

 

Members’ Evening – Thursday 1 November

The theme for the members’ presentation meeting will be ‘Music’, which can be interpreted very widely. Put together minimum 5 and maximum 20 PDIs on a memory stick and bring it along or Email to  pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk at least 3 days before the event. This is a ‘show and tell’ so we would be interested in how, why, when, where the pictures were taken. The pictures do not need to be new – you can raid your back catalogue. Nor do photos need to be potential competition winners for their content or story to be interesting. They may be discussed but not judged or marked. The time available on the evening will be equally divided between those participating.

Photography Competition

Kent Wildlife Trust is running a free photography competition this year. Entrants are encouraged to submit their best images in the categories of fauna, flora, landscape and marine as well as a junior category. The competition closes on 30 November and more information and how to enter can be found at:  https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved/photography-competition. The overall prize for the competition is a two-night stay in a holiday cottage in Biddenden, Kent courtesy of Kent and Sussex Cottages.

What’s on soon which may be of interest

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum – from 19 October

Now in its 54th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on earth. Explore the world’s best nature photography, chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges and exhibited on 100 light panels. The images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging, stories behind the photographs. The exhibition runs until 30 June.

Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD; nhm.ac.uk

October Plenty – Sunday 21 October – 12 noon

October Plenty is an Autumn harvest celebration held annually in Southwark. Beginning on the Bankside, by Shakespeare’s Globe, October Plenty mixes ancient seasonal customs and theatre with contemporary festivity, joining with historic Borough Market, Southwark and Borough Market’s Apple Day. October Plenty is a collective celebration of the seasons, weather and food, in a public place, with access to everyone. The event is free, and happens whatever the weather.

Apple Day – Sunday 21 October – 12 noon to 16:00pm

As is tradition, Borough Market’s neighbour, Southwark Cathedral will kick off the proceedings with a short act of harvest worship in the Market, accompanied by the Market’s choir. A collection will be made for the Robes Project, a local charity that provides winter night shelters for the homeless of south London. Borough Market (Three Crown Square, Green Market and Market Hall) plays host to a celebration of all things apples with music, performances, heroic tales and animal apple fans from Hackney City Farm. There’s also some of the finest apple based produce from chefs and stallholders to buy. 

 

In the City at Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich – until 26 October
Exploring how more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, In the City showcases different artistic perspectives on these ever-changing urban environments on global scale. The collection of work by nine contemporary artists, including Trevor Burgess, Jock McFadyen and Marguerite Horner, explores urban space in locations around the world, from the UK to Myanmar, using different sources such as photographs and newspapers. Painter Matthew Krishanu explores the memory of his childhood in Bangladesh through his work.
10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, SE10 9BD; greenwichunigalleries.co.uk

Then and Now’ 2-3 Winslade Way, Catford until Sunday 28 October – free

Get to know the residents of Lewisham past and present at this exhibition of photographs from John Goto and Des Willie. Goto took his snaps of young people in the area on their way to reggae nights on Lewisham Way in 1977. Willie has recreated his images in 2018 snapping portraits on modern day locals at the borough’s People’s Day festival. It’s a treat to see the photographers’ work side by side. Reserve your free ticket here.

 

Birds of Prey Activities at Betteshanger Park, Deal  – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October

Halloween experience days, offered by UK Owl and Raptor Displays, provide a unique experience in a very special small group setting. All guests will have the chance to experience incredible raptors and learn about their behaviour, conservation and habitats in the wild. Sessions are led by professional, knowledgeable trainers who will guide you on how to handle the birds, explain about the species in the wild and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can step into the world of incredible hunters on the Hawk Walk. You’ll take a walk around the Park with a majestic Harris hawk and kestrel. You’ll learn about the intelligent hunting techniques used by these birds in the wild, experience natural behaviours such as aerial catching and watch these awesome predators flying in natural habitats before landing gracefully on your gauntlet. If you have a passion for owls, you’ll enjoy the Owl Experiences. See up close their alluring and elegant features, which allow them to be the silent hunters of the night. You’ll have the opportunity to fly four different species of owl to the glove, learn about each species and their individual personalities. You’ll also have the opportunity to see natural behaviours, for example burrowing owls running through tunnels. More info on  https://www.betteshanger-park.co.uk/october-2018/.

For Sale

Manfrotto Silver Jubilee tripod, Silver 190 Serial 11427 with 141RC 3-way head and carrying bag.

This was Manfrotto’s 25th anniversary tripod. It is of very sturdy construction and now too heavy and bulky for me to carry around. It is in excellent condition having only been used occasionally. Only £50. If interested please speak to or e-mail Val.

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 10 October 2018

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is the AGM. Please bring the emailed papers to the meeting. It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Mono Competition.

Next week (18 October) is Round 1 of the Mono Competition to be judged by John Hill.

Next week is also hand in for Round 2 of the PDI competition.

Congratulations to those scoring a 20 in Round 1 of the Colour Print Competition.

Improvers
“Senso-Ji Gardens” and “The Pensive Bride” both by Charlotte Teager
Advanced
“Large Red Damselfly” and “Searching for its Mate” by Czech Conroy, “Going Walkies in Old Stresa” by Peter Ergis and “Scampering Spots” by Cheryl Morris

Reminder

To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

 

Members’ Evening – Thursday 1 November

The theme for the members’ presentation meeting will be ‘Music’, which can be interpreted very widely. Put together minimum 5 and maximum 20 PDIs on a memory stick and bring it along or Email to  pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk at least 3 days before the event. This is a ‘show and tell’ so we would be interested in how, why, when, where the pictures were taken. The pictures do not need to be new – you can raid your back catalogue. Nor do photos need to be potential competition winners for their content or story to be interesting. They may be discussed but not judged or marked. The time available on the evening will be equally divided between those participating.

What’s on soon which may be of interest

Free Walking Tours celebrating Commemorations – Saturday 13 October 

Local London Guiding Day is an annual event to offer free walks around London by local guiding organisations. Four local guiding associations will run free walks on the hour every hour 10am-4pm.  Each walk takes about 60 minutes. Here are the four meeting points:

CAMDEN: Russell Square Station, Bernard Street, WC1N 1LJ for Life and Death in Bloomsbury

CITY: Corner of Liverpool Street and Old Broad Street, EC2M 7NH for Kindertransport to Cnihtengild

CLERKENWELL & ISLINGTON: Next to flower stall outside Angel Station, Islington High Street, N1 9LQ for Remembering Islington’s Past

WESTMINSTER: By the entrance to the Amba Hotel outside Charing Cross Station, Strand, WC2N 5HS for From Pepys to Peter Pan

Please download their Local London Guiding Day 2018 PDF leaflet

South London Camerafair – Sunday 14 October – Freemanlte Hall, Bexley Village, DA5 1AA.

You are welcome to bring along any surplus photographic equipment to sell or part exchange for something else. More info at http://camerafair.tumblr.com/

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize – National Portrait Gallery – opens 18 October

Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition, showcases a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

Photography – A Living Art: Then and Now – National Portrait Gallery  Room 29, Floor 1– opens 20 October
This display celebrates recently acquired portraits by contemporary artists whose work joins the recent revival of early photographic processes. Through the use of pinhole cameras, photograms and tintypes, unique pieces are favoured over mass production, highlighting the moment of creation. Shown alongside historical examples, aesthetic, technical and conceptual connections between the art of the past and the present are revealed. Distilling portraiture and photography to their basic qualities of shape and the processing of light, these works both challenge and create a dialogue with conventional approaches to portraiture.

 

Polina Plotnikov  Presentation at WEX headquartersSunday 21 October.

It is an unusual presentation for her as she hasn’t presented her non-studio work before anywhere and apart from occasional posting on Facebook and Instagram doesn’t usually share her outdoor photography.  It will be based on her photography with Lensbaby lenses and optics and will feature a wide range of photo subjects – travel, landscape, portraiture, nature etc. It is a ticketed event (by WEX, she is doing it for free as Lensbaby ambassador) and places are limited.  https://events.wexphotovideo.com/capturing-the-mood-seminar-with-polina-plotnikova-and-lensbaby-london-21-october-2018

PAGB e-News No. 215

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

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 3 October 2018

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is Round 1 of the Colour Prints Competition to be judged by David Harford.

Next week is the AGM. Please find attached relevant papers, which please print and bring to the meeting.

Next week is also hand in for Round 1 of the Mono Competition.

Reminder

To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

 

Gareth Davies

As promised Gareth has sent the information sheet he mentioned at the meeting last Thursday, which is now attached.

What’s on soon which may be of interest

The Original Pearly Kings and Queens Association Harvest Celebration – Sunday 7 October at St. Martin-in-the-Field, Trafalgar Square 2:30pm.

There are two sets of competing Pearlys in London, each with their own harvest celebrations. This old-school Cockney knees up is from the Pearly Kings and Queens Association and takes place in St Martins in the Field. Expect hundreds of shiny buttons, traditional English entertainment and sing-a-longs around the joannah. As ever the party will be rooted in charity, so dig deep to help with their fundraising. 

Not too much happening this weekend but don’t forget it’s London Cocktail Week

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 26 September 2018

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow Gareth Davies will be presenting his “Panoramic Photography”

Tomorrow is also hand in for Round 1 of the Colour Prints Competition.

Next week is Round 1 of the Colour Prints Competition to be judged by David Harford

 

Congratulations

To those members gaining a 20 for Round 1 of the PDI Competition

Improvers  

Matt Teager – Homecoming 

Clive Williams – Mumbai Seamaster and Riverbank Steps 

Advanced 

Czech Conroy – Buzzard Feeding

Jon Akar – White Horses of the Camargue

Vera Stevens – Silent Melody

Reminder

To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

 

What’s on soon which may be of interest

Nunhead Art Trail – Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September – 11:00am to 6:00pm

Go on an arty expedition through southeast London, where dozens of Nunhead-based artists and craftspeople are showing off their work. There’s also dance, performances, and poetry. Various venues (Nunhead), free, just turn up.

 

Japan Matsuri – Trafalgar Square – Sunday 30 September

The festival of Japanese culture returns for 2018, filling Trafalgar Square with martial arts, traditional crafts, live music and family activities. Kids will get to try their hand at origami, manga art and calligraphy, before displaying their creations in front of the National Portrait Gallery. Food and drink stalls will introduce visitors to delicious Japanese cuisine with plenty of tasters of popular dishes and products too.

Greenwich’s Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College – until Sunday 30 September

Join this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the ceiling of the Greenwich’s Painted Hall in this series of ceiling tours taking place while conservators restore 40,000 sq.ft of the ceiling’s painted surface. The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich is described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’. The paintings, drawn by Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726, are considered to be the greatest Baroque decorative scheme in England. 

Sheep Drive and Wool Fair – Sunday 30 September

If you’re missing the countryside, head to London Bridge on Sunday for the annual Sheep Drive and Wool Fair. Last year’s drive saw Mary Berry taking up the staff as shepherd for the day, and this year it’s none other than Ground Force legend Alan Titchmarsh leading the charge. You can also pick up woolly goodies all day at the Wool Fair in Monument.

sheepdrive.london

 

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Sunday 30 September

Eight hundred gentlefolk will hop on their motorbikes on Sunday and zoom about town to raise awareness and funds for men’s health (specifically mental health and prostate cancer). Fancy clothes and twirled moustaches will be out in force, kicking off the Movember spirit. It’s free to watch and sets off from Printworks.

Last Chance to Ride the old Woolwich Ferries

After many decades of service, the old Woolwich Ferries are soon to be decommissioned, and you have just a couple of weeks to take a trip in them.

They are industrial behemoths from a bygone era, plying the narrow stretch of Thames at Woolwich. An upper deck for road vehicles, and vast empty spaces below for the passengers that used to fill the spaces in the days of industrial past and now echo to the rumble of the engines that few go down to hear. In an era of modern machines, modern fittings and modern engines, these take you back decades to a time when engines growled, seating was hard and the weather cold. Soon they will be replaced with cleaner, quieter, shinier boats, but the modern will sweep away the heritage.

You have a couple of weeks to ride the past across the Thames, to feel that curious exhilaration as the boat leaves the pier and mighty engines strain to keep a massive ship of steel from being dragged away by the power of the Thames.

The last day is the 5th October, then the Woolwich ferry closes for a few months while the piers are adapted for their replacements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 19 September 2018

What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is Round 1 of the PDI Competition to be judged by Ian Brash.

Next week Gareth Davies will be presenting his “Panoramic Photography”

Next week is also hand in for Round 1 of the Colour Prints Competition.

 

Congratulations

To Julie and her team who gained the people’s vote for presenting the best Summer Project on the theme of Transport in London.

 

Reminder

To please sign and return to Jeff the Privacy Policy/Renewal Application form as soon as possible.

 

What’s on soon which may be of interest

Open House Weekend – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

The annual chance to visit a bazillion of different buildings for free. More info on their website openhouselondon.org.uk

 

SLG Fire Station Opening Weekend, Camberwell – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

South London Gallery opens in the former Peckham Road Gallery on 22 September. The £4 million renovation will see a new contemporary arts space with an education space upstairs allowing the gallery to expand its arts programme to more of the local community. As well as free events, workshops and tours, you can see KNOCK KNOCK: Humour in Contemporary Art, which explores the enduring use of humour as a device in contemporary art. Featuring works by more than thirty artists, the show spans the SLG’s main space and three floors of its new annexe in the former Peckham Road Fire Station. 1100am-6:00pm. 78-80 Peckham Road, Camberwell SE5 8PR southlondongallery.org

Totally Thames, various locations – 1-30 September

Totally Thames will be taking place throughout the month of September, bringing the river to life via an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events down the 42-mile stretch of water. Look out for the atmospheric Bascule Chamber Concerts in a cool subterranean space by Tower Bridge (20-23 September) totallythames.org

 

London Mastaba, Hyde Park – until 23 September

The London Mastaba is a magnificent temporary sculpture, unveiled in Hyde Park by world-renowned artist Christo for the summer. It features 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels on a floating platform on the Serpentine Lake. It is the first major outdoor public work by Christo, and coincides with his exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries, with his late wife Jeanne-Claude. The incredible work will be on display until 23 September for everyone to enjoy. Kensington Gardens W2 3XA; serpentinegalleries.org 

Des Evans

Some of our longer serving Club members may remember Des who was an active member of the Club until he moved away in 2004. Sadly I received an email to say that after a short illness he passed away on 10 September.

 

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Privacy Policy

Bromley Camera Club

Privacy Policy

I Introduction

Bromley Camera Club (BCC) is a voluntary organisation which needs to gather and use personal information about its members in order to carry out the running of the Club. This applies to information whether held electronically, on paper and by any analogous media held by BCC in respect of present and past members of the Club.

2 Key points for members

When you join BCC we ask you to complete a Membership Application/Renewal Form giving us the minimum personal information to enable us to run the Club, usually your name, contact details,  and whether you belong to another club which BCC may compete against. By signing the Membership Application/Renewal Form you give consent to the Club holding your personal information, contacting you about your membership and Club activities, and to the use of your name and images in Club and external competitions and exhibitions and for Club publicity purposes.

 
Your personal information is held electronically on a password-protected computer, with the hard copy forms stored by the Membership Secretary. We will take all reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of paper and electronic records. We will not share your personal information with anyone outside the Club without your permission other than your name, image title and image if your images are used to represent the Club in external competitions/exhibitions. 

 
If you leave the club your personal information will be deleted or destroyed following annual review within twelve months of the Committee becoming aware that you have left. Your images will not be used for any new publicity or entered in external competitions/exhibitions after the Committee has become aware that you have left. You may request, in writing to the Secretary, deletion of your personal information and images held on the Club’s computer in writing at any time after you leave the Club and this will be actioned within one month. It may not be possible to remove all traces of your membership, which includes both text and images, in historical records such as emails, cash receipts, the Newsletter, records of  internal and external competition/exhibition entries and results, and for example the Awards Evening presentation of winning images.

Members are entitled to request a printout of personal information held about them electronically or in hard copy.  It is the member’s responsibility to inform the Membership Secretary of any changes.   If you have any concern or complaint about the way your personal information is being managed then please contact the President.

 
3 Review

This policy will be kept under review to take into account changes in the law and any issues arising from the policy in practice and so that BCC is compliant with the law. We will also audit the working of the policy at least annually but sooner or more frequently if indicated by events so as to be able to demonstrate that we are compliant with the law.

 

4 Personal information held on members:

  1. a) Name, email address, postal address, phone numbers, photographic distinctions and membership of other photographic clubs. In addition, the Treasurer maintains a list of members’ subscriptions, and the Secretary a list of members’ names and email addresses for the purpose of distributing the newsletter. This personal information is collated from Membership Application/Renewal Forms and subscription payments by renewing members, and is added to master lists kept by the Data Controller on a password protected computer. Personal information is used by members of the Committee to communicate with members about the Club programme, social events, meetings and other legitimate matters connected to the functioning of the Club.

Personal information is not used for any non – BCC related activities, and will not be passed on to any other organisation other than for images together with image title and author’s name in connection with external competitions/exhibitions.

  1. b) Lists of competition/exhibition entries and results with image titles, names of authors and electronic copies of the images. This personal information is compiled by Committee Members from information voluntarily submitted by members on entering Club competitions/exhibitions in order to manage those events and to establish the award winners at the end of the season.
  2. c) Records of membership fees paid and payments for other events are held by the Treasurer to account for the money and to enable him to carry out his role. Hard copy documents are kept secure and electronic data is kept on a password secured computer.
  3. d) The Data Controller will provide members’ personal information to those Committee Members who need such information to carry out Club activities. This will include the President, Secretary, Print, PDI and Outings Secretaries and others to the extent necessary. For example, Summer Project team leaders will need email addresses of each member of the team. Each Committee Member holding such information undertakes to access and use it on a password protected computer/device. Normally, just a name and email address should be sufficient for these purposes.
  4. e) As set out in the Competition and Exhibition Regulations, the Club may use images entered by members into Club competitions/exhibitions for Club publicity purposes and to represent the Club in external competitions/exhibitions, unless the entrant withholds consent in writing.

5 Access to Personal Information

Members are entitled to request a printout of personal information held about them electronically or in hard copy. The request should be made in writing to the Data Controller who will supply the information within a maximum of one month. He will also withdraw or correct any information on your written request. The Controller will keep a record of these actions and the dates they were carried out. The Data Controller holding the contact details is the Membership Secretary.
If you have any difficulty in contacting the Data Controller, please contact the President or Secretary.

6 Leaving the Club

The personal information of any member leaving the Club will deleted and/or shredded within 12 months of the Club being made aware that they have left. That member’s images will not be used for any new publicity or entered in external competitions/exhibitions after the Committee has become aware that they have left. A member may request, in writing to the Secretary, deletion of their personal information and any images held on the Club’s computer at any time after leaving the Club and this will be actioned within one month. It may not be possible to remove all traces of membership, which includes both text and images, in historical records such as emails, cash receipts, the Newsletter, records of  internal and external competition/exhibition entries and results, and for example the Awards Evening presentation of winning images.

If a member does not announce their intention to leave but does not join again at the beginning of the next season, it will be assumed that they have left, and the same process will apply within 12 months of the start of the new season.

A record of this being done will be kept by the Data Controller. The Data Controller will inform Committee Members of past members whose personal information needs to be corrected or deleted and each Committee Member holding that information will confirm that it has been corrected or deleted.

7 Club Emails

Email communications to all members must always be routed through the Secretary or, in the Secretary’s absence, the President and must always be in the form of a blind copy so that recipient names are not disclosed.

All Committee Members are obliged to keep the personal information of members confidential. Contact details of one member will not be given to other Club member, other than Committee Members, without the consent of the first member.

8 Audit of the working of the Policy

This will be carried out by the President annually during the summer recess and at any intermediate time if a problem arises. A record of the audit will be kept securely by the Club Secretary

September 2018

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Bromley Camera Club Newsletter – 12 September 2018

Welcome back to the 2018/2019 season of the Club. I hope you all enjoyed the hottest summer on record and took some great pictures for our competitions.

What’s on at the Club

Our first night back is tomorrow, Thursday 13 September, and is the Summer Project presentations on the theme of “Transport in London”. Betty, Jeff and Paul will be the panel of judges who will give comments before those members who had not taken part in the project will vote on their favourite.  It is also hand-in for PDIs Round 1.

On Saturday 15 September an outing to Chatham Dockyard – Salute to the 40s has been organised. We will be using our own transport and if you would like to attend you would be more than welcome.

Next week (20 September) is the PDI Competition, round 1 to be judged by Ian Brash.

Programme for 2018/2019

Please see attached.

What’s on Soon

The Great British Seaside – starts today until Tuesday 18 September

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, SE10 9NF. The Great British Seaside celebrates six decades of our love affair with the beach.
See iconic work from some of Britain’s most popular photographers, featuring Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, David Hurn and Simon Roberts. The exhibition will also feature 20 brand new works by Martin Parr, arguably Britain’s favourite photographer, focusing on the thriving and diverse resorts of London’s ‘local beaches’. So, whatever the weather, take a trip to the seaside to revel in the quintessentially British experience of beach huts, umbrellas, sandcastles and fish & chips.

London Design Festival – 15 to 23 September.

This multi-event, multi-venue, nine-day festival takes place across the capital to bring remarkable design both old and new to a vast London audience. This year the V&A celebrates 10 years as the festival’s hub, with a range of special displays and installations across the museum, plus a huge programme of events, tours, and workshops from Global Design Forum. Ten ‘Design Districts’ and two ‘Design Routes’ will also offer their own line-up of events and exhibits, which showcase local artists and creative industries. Highlights include: Kellenberger-White’s series of alphabet chairs, Scholten & Baijings’ contemporary tea installation in Fortnum & Mason’s flagship store in Piccadilly where visitors can immerse themselves in a daily tea party and MultiPly, an interactive maze installation in the V&A’s Sackler Courtyard.

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival – Sunday 16 September

It’s easy to spot a Pearly: they wear suits and hats covered in hundreds of shiny buttons! The origins of this 125-year-old tradition is rooted in charity, each Pearly King and Queen fundraise all year round. As September rolls around, it’s time for Guildhall Yard to welcome the cockney masses for a shindig Dick van Dyke would give his right arm to muscle in on. The annual event features traditional English entertainment including maypole dancing, Morris dancers and a marching band – be prepared to declare your London pride by shouting along to ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner’ – before embarking on a parade around the City of London to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the 3pm service. The event is free but harvest festival offerings (typically of non-perishable goods and toiletries) are welcome and will be donated to the Whitechapel Mission. If you fancy becoming a Pearly, you’ll have to marry into one of the original families, it’s a hereditary title, much like the Royal Family. The majority of traditional cockneys may have been priced out of London but events like this are a brilliant opportunity to enjoy a proper East End knees up.

The Art Car Boot Fair – Granary Square, King’s Cross – Sunday 16 September

The Art Car Boot Fair is celebrating fifteen fun years with the launch of an additional event called the Art Cycle Basket Fair, which will see artists such as Sir Peter Blake, and Gavin Turk bringing everything they need for the day by bicycle, cargo bike or electric bike. Artists lined up for the main fair include Billy Childish, Juno Calypso, Pam Hogg, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, and Mr Bingo who’ll be pitching up and selling original artworks at one-day only prices from the back of their cars.

Sky Birds of Prey Display Team – Friday 21 September – Daytime: 1:30pm–4:00pm, or Twilight: 4.30pm–7:00pm – £40 per person

The September weather forecast is looking good! Come and join the Sky Birds of Prey Display Team to photograph a variety of their beautiful birds of prey in a superb natural setting at Honnington Farm in Southborough, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Whether you are a highly experienced photographer, or a complete beginner, you will have the opportunity to get some spectacular shots of amazing hawks, falcons and owls as they fly in a stunning location. Friendly photographic advice from photographer Paul Turner is on hand for anyone who wants a little instruction, so come along and get some great free-flying pictures and close up portraits. For more information, and to book, go to Sky Birds of Prey Display Team on Facebook or on their website. Places are limited and fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment!

https://www.skybirdsofprey.co.uk/product/photography-experience/  01322 408365
info@skybirdsofprey.co.uk

Open House Weekend – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September

The annual chance to visit a bazillion of different buildings for free. More info on their website openhouselondon.org.uk

On Sunday 23 September, the RPS South East Region will hold a special event at the Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2JP featuring: Harry Borden Hon FRPS – one of the UK’s finest portrait photographers whose work has featured in many of the world’s foremost publications and won prizes at the World Press Photo Awards. The National Portrait Gallery currently hold 116 examples of Harry’s work in their permanent collection. His book ‘Survivor: A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust’ was judged as one of the 10 best photography books of 2017. 

Denis Pellerin – photo historian and curator of Dr. Brian May’s collection of Victorian photographs, has been researching the history of stereo photography for over 30 years and has written several articles and books on the subject. Denis will present his lecture ‘The Historian and the Stereoscope’ to take us on a stereoscopic journey with images of events, people and places that were specially taken for Charles Wheatstone’s and David Brewster’s “magical instrument”.

Catherine Troiano – Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) London. The V&A began acquiring photographs in 1852, and its collection is now one of the largest and most important in the world comprising of over 300,000 images dating from 1839, including the RPS collection. The V&A Photography Centre, due to open on 12 October, will more than double the space dedicated to photography. Catherine will present her lecture ‘The V&A Photography Centre: A New Space for the National Collection’.

Paul Ryan – Director, Cafe Art (UK) will talk about the work of Café Art and its collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society in the My London and My Brighton & Hove calendar initiatives. 

Mike Taylor – Chief Operating Officer, Royal Photographic Society. Mike will talk about his initial impressions since joining the RPS in June, what his role entails and the planned move of RPS HQ from Bath to Bristol. Tickets cost £10 for RPS members and £15 for non-members. There is no fee for RPS SE Region members, but registration must be made in advance via the RPS website.

 

Some Gardens to enjoy before the weather changes

Towards the tail end of Kensington High Street is the sweet sanctuary of Holland Park. Fifty-four glorious acres of land previously belonging to Jacobean mansion Cope Castle, it’s a prime spot for joggers, but visitors can also indulge in a spot of tennis, cricket, netball, football or golf. The park’s star attraction, however, is Kyoto Gardens.

Donated by Kyoto’s Chamber of Commerce in 1991 to commemorate a long friendship between Japan and Great Britain, the garden has just been voted one of the UK’s top hidden gems.  It’s easy to see why. Meticulously designed with a mix of tiered waterfalls, koi carp-filled ponds, vibrant Japanese maple and sakura (cherry blossom trees), the outdoor space was designed as a calming ‘kaiyushiki’, or stroll garden.

 

PAGB e-News Nos. 213, 213 extra, 214 and 214 extra .To read the latest issues, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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