Selection of images subbited for selection © Azalea Dalton; Charles Titcombe; David Hicks;
Gokhan Darcan; Jacquelin Magnay; Judy Hicks; Mike Eaton; Penny Westmoreland;
Rick Goldstein; Rosie Littlemore; Simon Elsy.

NEXT MEETING – WEDNESDAY 17th APRIL 2024 at 8pm in The Bell Inn, Hampton
The meeting will select images for the SPA May Digital Imaging Competition

Submissions have been collected and there has been a really great response with 11 Members submitting a total of 59 images for Open and 6 Members submitting a total of 32 images for Nature.  This means we have more than met the SPA requirements of a maximum of 3 images per photographer per category, so our entry can go ahead.
Paul Prosser APAGB has kindly agreed to help us with the selection of images.  An experienced judge and exhibition selector, Paul works extensively with CACC (Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs), where he was formerley Chairman and is still on the Committee.  Paul already has access to Dropbox so that he can form a preliminary view and it will be great to have his advice and guidance in selecting our images: he comes to us with “fresh eyes” – no conflict of interest and no knowledge of our work!  Paul will be joining the meeting via Zoom
The SPA Inter-club PDI Championship for which we are selecting images will be held at East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley KT24 6QT.  Doors open at 13:30 and the competition will commence shortly after 14:00 (following a very short EGM) with a targeted end time of 17:30.  If you have the time, do go along:  it is a great opportunity to learn what does well in these competitions and fun to see your own image scored (anonymously!)
Our 2024 ANNUAL EXHIBITION is over for this year but the winning images remain on display at the Teddington Library for a few more weeks until 6th May.  Reminder:  the winners were Rosie 1st, Simon 2nd and Azalea 3rd and you can see the images on the website here:
Thank you Rosie for moving them from Hampton. 
The Library has invited us back for the “same time next year” – so start planning your panel and images for January 2025 now!
Our AGM on March 20th was a success.  While (as usual) it was rather longer than expected, we enjoyed welcoming some new faces and the picture-sharing was fun.
Charles has kindly prepared draft minutes, which you can see HERE.  
FUTURE MEETINGS (All on the website!)
May 15th.   CLOSE UP & MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY – a talk by Derek Gale.  Derek will join the meeting, which will be in the Bell Inn at 8.00pm as usual, via ZOOM
June 19th.  WILD LONDON.  Discovering London’s Hidden Parks, Gardens and Wild Nature with local photographer and publisher, Andrew Wildon.   Andrew will join the meeting at the Bell Inn in person.
July 17th.  MEMBERS’ PICTURE SHARING – All members invited to take part and bring along five images to share.
Summer Walks Programme
As requested at the AGM, we have set aside four dates for Summer Walks with a tentative plan as follows:

  • Summer Photo Walk #1 – Sat June 22:Richmond Riverside
  • Summer Photo Walk # 2 – Sat July 20: Brentford
  • Summer Photo Walk # 3 – Sat October 5: Autumn Colours in Richmond Park

We are also planning a Summer Special, which will be Kingston Carnival in early September – date to be confirmed.
The SPA Exhibition continues until 27th April at the Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ.   Opening hours:  10.00-4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday.   Admission Free.   Rosie’s print will be on display now for the 2nd  half of the Exhibition while Penny’s is on the rolling digital display.
RTPS Annual Exhibition runs from Friday 19th to Sunday 28th April at the Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington.  Open Daily from 10am to 4pm:  Admission £4.

We look forward to seeing you many of you on Wednesday evening in The Bell.   Any questions please contact me.
Best regards, David
David Hicks
Chairman, Hampton Hill Photographic Society