Wednesday, 16th June 2021 at 8.00pm
Members Picture Sharing

This is an opportunity for Members to show off their photography.  Each photographer will have the opportunity to show and talk about a selection of about half a dozen of their images, maybe some they particularly like or found challenging to achieve; or exceeded expectations.  Hopefully, with the easing of restrictions, we will see some taken recently! The choice is yours, archive images, recent images, wildlife, landscape, street. The world is your oyster. We’ve invited those who went on the Brentford Photowalk to show additional Brentford images!

Wednesday, 19th May 2021 at 8.00pm
The View from the Pit by Simon Reed 
Simon Reed is a freelance photographer specialising in Music and Events, based in the Surrey Hills around an hour from London. Most of his images are shot in London and in south coast venues, but he is available to take pictures across the whole of the UK and beyond.
His talk was very informative. He gave us what inspired him to take up this genre of photography which is very much all or nothing. It showed that pre-planning before the event and a look around the venue can greatly assist. Knowing the Artist and what to expect from them is also a great help, giving him an advantage in trying to make that “wow factor” image. As Simon normally takes the images in Clubs and open-air gatherings Covid-19 restrictions have very much affected his opportunity to get out and about.
I think that the members enjoyed the evening and were entertained.
REPORT: Photowalk to Brentford Saturday 5th June
Five Members visited Brentford along a route led by Judy.  Despite pre-walk protestations “but there is nothing to see in Brentford” there were a number of photographically rewarding locations: The Thames, Grand Union Canal, rowers / paddleboarders, house boats, canal boats, locks, boat workshops, Brentford Battles Memorial Stone, Routemaster Bus Depot, and much more…   Come along to next Wednesday’s meeting to see some of the photographs taken!
Wednesday 21st July – POLINA PLOTNIKOVA FRPS: Starting from a Blank Canvas
Polina has a unique approach and describes her approach to flower photography as “somewhat similar to that of a portrait photographer.”
For information on our future Programme, follow the link to our website here
Just a reminder for those of you that have not renewed we are now in 2021/2022 Membership Year. If you could renew your subscriptions.
Last Month the Committee produced a poster which advertised the Society’s presence, to encourage new members and get our name locally known. They appeared in shops and open spaces, public noticeboards where people were willing to display them in and around the Hampton, Hampton Hill area. If you know someone that would display one of these posters don’t hesitate to contact Rick or Judy.
Gökhan Darcan is June’s photographer of the month.  You can read about him and see his images here: –
Some Clubs are welcoming guests to their Zoom Meetings, many with excellent speakers: some Clubs and Societies have online Exhibitions, events and workshops.   Here are just a few ideas: –
Bromley Camera Club’s Exhibition is here: Annual Exhibition 2020/21 – Bromley Camera Club
Here’s some information about forthcoming Photo London events

And if you fancy a trip to Bristol, on Saturday 26th June, Martin Parr Foundation and the RPS are collaborating on an Open House Exhibition: Martin Parr Foundation – Photohub Open House
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Members, if you can, would you please update your gallery by sending us up to 10 of your best, recent images.  Please send them to this Dropbox if you wish (you do not need a Dropbox Account to use it).  Images should illustrate the range of your work and/or your special interests, but not be the same as those in our 2020 Exhibition:  these are shown separately under Exhibitions.  

We hope to see many of you at our next meeting 
Meanwhile, Stay Well and Stay Safe!

Paul, Treasurer