Image: (c) Andrew Wilson          

Wednesday 19th June at 8.00pm
Wild London: Discovering London’s Hidden Parks, Gardens and Wild Nature with Andrew Wilson.

Andrew is a publisher and photographer; a resident of Putney, which he loves, he photographs the beauty found all around us. Nature is never far away as far as Andrew is concerned and our glorious open spaces are a constant feature throughout his work; he’s often seen in the company of his springer spaniel Josie, who features in every book. Passionate about photography, he runs a thriving photography club – the Putney Satellite for London Independent Photography. He is also an active member of The Friends of Barnes Common, for whom he volunteers and sits on their committee.
As well as his own work, Andrew is helping another South West London resident and photographer, Joanna Jackson, publish her work and they have so far collaborated on A Year in the Life of Bushy Park and A Year in the Life of Kingston-upon-Thames.
Find out more about Andrew and his work here: About — WILD LONDON
This is sure to be an excellent talk and very topical for Hampton Hill PS Members, so come along IN PERSON to the Bell Inn, Hampton at  8.00pm as usual
Members do not need to Register.
Non-members please sign up on Eventbrite here: or just show up on the night!
The visitor fee for attending this meeting is just £5 but if you decide to join the Club, this fee will be refunded!

Wednesday 15TH MAY
Close-up & Macro Photography with Derek Gale
Derek Gale has been a photographer for many years, enjoying both the film and digital eras.  Last month he gave his excellent talk on  Close-up & Macro Photography – a talk which had been requested by Members at the AGM!
The talk was much enjoyed and covered the equipment required, techniques, issues that arise – and how to solve them, and lighting techniques too.  We definitely recommend this talk.
And after Derek left the meeting, we all agreed that “Close-up & Macro” would be the subject / theme of our Christmas Competition.

Wednesday 17th July
Members’ Picture Sharing
All members invited to take part and upload five images to Dropbox (link will beprovided) to share and discuss.

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 still to be confirmed.

It’s never too early to plan :-

All Members of HHPS are entitled to enter the SPA Individual Print & PDI Competition which is on Saturday 02 November 2024 :  Entries must be uploaded to the site by Saturday 12 October – but you do have to be present at the event!

Time to get some practice in for our own Christmas Competition and Social, which has “Close-up & Macro” as its subject / theme for three digital images from each Member.

Don’t forget our Exhibition in January 2025 at the Teddington and Hampton Libraries:  let’s make this the best show ever!

You may be interested in this summary of “What’s On In London” too:  We miss you… ( and don’t forget the Summer Exhibition at the RA – not just painting and sculpture but contains photography too – and Fragile Beauty (Sir Elton John) at V&A… Good to have this list in your pocket for these rainy summer days!

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