Wednesday, 16th January at The Bell Inn, Hampton
“How to take Bad Pictures”: a talk by Darren Pullman AFIAP
In his words “An evening of some really awful pictures. See how it’s
done, including the less obvious ways, and how to cope with the
disappointment of returning home with a memory card full of inferior
images.” Intriguing! but we suspect he’ll also be showing some of his
Reminder to Members: please bring your exhibition
prints + fee to this meeting after ensuring there’s nothing sticky or
abrasive on them which could damage others (photographer’s name and
title of print on back of each please).
Last Meeting, 19th December - Christmas Competition
After commenting on members’ photos with the theme of “Uncommon or
Unexpected Viewpoints”, Simon Van-Orden, judging for
the first time outside his own camera club, selected the three he
thought best. The audience then voted for their favourite.
Congratulations to the winners: Rosie came first with her image “Not
Interested” and was duly presented with the magnificent Mike Hammond
Trophy. Gokhan Darcan was second with his image of Oxford Street and
Paolo Ghirardani was third with his image of a staircase entitled “The
Caixa Forum, Madrid”. The evening continued with chat over refreshments
– all very merry.
Click on the links to see the top three pictures
Friday, 1st February - Our Annual Exhibition opening/private view
We look forward to seeing readers of our newsletter at the ‘Opening
Event’ in Teddington Library at 18:30 for 19:00 and are honoured to have
the President of the Surrey Photographic Association, David Smith LRPS
CPAGB, formally open it. Up to 6 prints from each of our members will be
displayed on top of the bookshelves and all visitors will be able to
vote for their favourite photo. Refreshments will be provided.
Download you exhibition invite
Saturday, 2nd February to Sunday, 24th February
Our Annual Exhibition will be open to the public during Teddington
Library’s opening hours: 9.30-19:00 on Monday and Wednesday, 9.30-18:00
on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30-16:00 on Saturday and 13:00-17:00
Wednesday, 20th February - Our regular monthly meeting at The
We have a couple of speakers lined up but are awaiting final
confirmation – details will be on our website shortly.
Wednesday, 20th March - Annual General Meeting
and Members’ photos (six each, any subject).
Wednesday, 17th April – Members’ Photos
Selection evening for our Club entry into the SPA Inter-club PDI
competition. We are thinking of entering the Nature in addition to the
Open category this year. Members can submit images for selection by all
Members present on the evening. Members will be given details
separately but, meantime, entry rules can be found in this link in the
Wednesday, 15th May
John Sheaf, a well known local historian, will regale
us with stories of our past illustrated with old photos.
I end with a quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson whose advice I definitely
need to follow: he said to take your time when photographing, and “avoid
shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with
unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of
With very best wishes for a Happy New Year.
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