Image © Paul Waller ARPS

Wednesday 21st February
Paul Waller will present his talk: My Journey to ARPS (and why we take photos)
Paul Waller ARPS, our guest speaker for February, lives locally and is an active member of Kingston Camera Club and the RPS.
Paul will present his talk:  “My Journey to ARPS (and why we take photos)”. This talk is based on Paul’s LRPS and ARPS print submissions, and explains how he went about producing his panel, and the role of RPS advice in this process.
The talk covers some basic technical details of taking the images, post processing, and printing. Paul also discusses the importance of a cohesive panel, and ideas on how to put a good panel together.
Paul says:  Working towards distinctions has (I think) helped improve my photography, and made me reflect on how an awareness of how images are perceived/critiqued by others has given me a better understanding of why I take photos. I will try and explain why I think this is all relevant to the ‘Statement of Intent’ required for ARPS submissions.
This talk should promote some lively discussions!
Paul’s presentation will be digital but he will bring his LRPS & ARPS prints for people to look at before the presentation and during the break.
You can see a small number of examples of his work ere:
Non-members (Fee: £3.00 each) may register on Eventbrite here: or just show up on the night.
Our ANNUAL EXHIBITION continues at the Teddington Library until Monday 26th February, when it will move to the Hampton Library until 23rd March.
The Open View on Friday 26th January was a great success.
The Best Panel of Prints as voted for by those present on the night was won by Azalea Dalton.  Voting for the best individual image continues until the Exhibition closes on 23rd March.
Wednesday 17th January
Justin Minns FRPS
Our January presenter was Justin Minns, whose award-winning landscape images were much enjoyed.   He shared his images, many of them of the beautiful and atmospheric East Anglian landscape, often explaining how he prepared them, and offering advice and tips throughout the presentation.
If you wish to follow up, his website is here:
On March 20th we have our AGM and we need thoughts and ideas as to how to take the Society forward, in particular we need everyone to think about how they can help to keep the Society vibrant and alive.
Our April Meeting will be at the Bell Inn on April 17th.  Programme to be confirmed, but save the day!
SPA Exhibition
The print results are in and just one of you have had a print accepted!  The digital results are not in yet.  We shall be sharing the results with you on Wednesday (provided we have them all!).
The exhibition runs from Saturday 6th April until Saturday 27th April at the Guildford House Gallery, 155 Guildford High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ
The official opening is at 1pm on Friday 5th April 2024.
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