Photography News Issue 59


Photography News | Issue 59 |

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Camera club news If your club has any news that you want to share with the rest of the world, this is the page for it. Your story might be about your club’s success in a contest, or a member’s personal achievements; it could be about a group outing you had recently or when the annual exhibition is on show. Any news is eligible for inclusion, so club publicity officers please take note of the submission guidelines (right) and get your stories in

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Deadline for the next issue: 28 September 2018

We need words and pictures by 28 September 2018 for the next issue of Photography News , which will be available from 8 October 2018. If you want to submit, follow these guidelines: y y Write your story in 250 words or fewer. Include the club’s website, meeting times, what the event is, opening times, entrance costs – anything relevant. y y We need an image for every story. JPEGs, 2000 pixels max on the longest dimension, any colour space, credits should be included in your text. y y We DO NOT use posters or images with words on the image front. y y Before the above deadline, attach the text document and JPEGs to an email and send to

Droitwich CC

Droitwich CC has an exciting programme of events lined up to cater for all tastes and abilities. There will be workshops on various photographic topics, a range of visiting speakers and also monthly competitions. In addition, the club organises regular days out for members where they can benefit from the knowledge of more experienced photographers. Dave Hull, publicity officer, says: “No matter what type of camera you use or what level of experience you have, you will receive a warm welcome at Droitwich CC and will

learn more about this very popular hobby.” TheclubmeetsMondays,8-10pm, Chawson Barn, NewChawson Lane, DroitwichWR9 0AQ. For further details visit or email Above Watching and Listening, by Droitwich CCmember Ric Harding, was awarded a GoldMedal by Smethwick PS in the 2018 Nature Print section.

Gloucester CC kicks off its new season with a new premises and newwebsite. The club now meets at Pineholt Village Hall, Hucclecote GL3 3SN. Gloucester’s exhibition runs from 20 to 27 October at St. John’s Church, Northgate Street, Gloucester. It is open daily from 10am till 4pm (except 21 October). St. John’s Church is right in the centre of Gloucester, not far from the famous docks. Entrance is free and members will be in attendance to talk about the images and hopefully encourage one or two visitors to join the club. GloucesterCC

Barking PS celebrates its 70th

membership ensuring interesting, informative and often humorous meetings. New members are always welcome. Meetings are on Thursdays at Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, Barking, Essex IG11 9SN, starting at 7.30pm.

Barking PS’s first meeting saw an attendance of 57, and the objective of the society was to ‘Encourage the art of photography in all its aspects’. Over the years it has had visits by Lord Lichfield, Terence Donovan and David Bailey amongst others.

In its heyday there were 100 members and it was the club to beat in competitions. Membership is now down to 30, but all are highly committed members keepingtheoriginalobjectivealive. There’s a rich and varied range of favourite subjects amongst the


Stafford PS member Judi Dicks scooped the prestigious Three Counties Open Photographic Exhibition 2018, sponsored byKeele University, Staffordshire, with her image ‘Rainy Day at Kew’. Along with a cash prize, there was also the opportunity to hold an exhibition at The Centre Space Gallery, Spode Museum, Stoke-on- Trent. This was held in August. Proceeds from print sales and cash donations were given to a local charity, The Donna Louise Trust. Stafford PS

Eastbourne PS

Eastbourne PS is a vibrant group and during a packed season will have practical sessions on Friday club nights, inspirational speakers and competitions, plus Tuesday workshops on a range of topics. On 24 November, the club is hosting an afternoon with David Noton who will be showing some of his photography, described by BBC Wildlife magazine as ‘a collection of jaw-droppingly beautiful views of some of the most spectacular places on earth’. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or events@

Loughton CC meets in the Lopping Hall, Loughton 1G10 4LF, every Wednesday, 8pm to 10pm. There’s a varied programme, including talks by visiting speakers, competitions and workshop evenings. A small studio group meets at intervals throughout the year. Loughton CC’s annual exhibition takes place in the Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Essex IG10 1HD, from 28 October to 24 November and entry is free. LoughtonCC

Stafford every Tuesday at the Northfield Centre, Stafford, from 7.30 until 10pm. PS meets

Members £2, non-members £3.50.

Knaresborough CC

visual. We want to continue to attract new members by creating a friendly environment where photographers can simply enjoy their hobby or take it further.” The group meets at 7.45pm on Wednesdays at Chain Lane Community Centre, Knaresborough HG5 0AS.

Knaresborough CC programme has something for everyone. Club chair Phil Robbins said: “Our programme has been created by our members. A range of practical evenings will feature back-to-basics camera technique, how to produce photo books and how to prepare audio


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