THIS MONTH’S MEETING – online via Zoom
Wednesday, 17th March at 8pm
AGM plus Selection of Members’ Digital Photos for SPA Competition. 

For the second year running, our AGM will be online – but it is at least now back to its original March date. The business meeting itself should not last long and will be followed by a projection of our members’ images from which entries for the SPA inter-club PDI championship on 8th May will be chosen, democratically, by a vote of those present. You may remember that this competition was cancelled last year so you can use any photos you had prepared for it this year. We need 16 images for the “Open” category (i.e. any subject except Nature) and 8 for the “Nature” category.
Members will have received an email from David explaining more about this, the rules for “Nature” and how to upload your images for the selection process – up to 6 in each category.
 (If by any chance you have not received David’s e-mail, please contact him on
Non-members and guests will be welcome and can participate for a modest amount via Eventbrite (here) or Meetup (here). 
David Cantor “Street Portraiture”

This was a really enjoyable evening. I feel that everyone took away something different from his talk. His photographs were predominantly street portraiture taken around Spitalfields and London’s East End. One of the great aspects of his brilliant images were the stories he told of his own engagement with the people that he photographed. For any of you that missed this talk it is well worth having a look at his website. 
You can find out more about David on his website here.


Wednesday, 21st April – online via Zoom, guests welcome
David Keep ARPS, DPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP “Sports Images with Impact – moving beyond the record shot”
Sports images are very successful on the competition circuit and there’s no surprise why – they almost guarantee an image with impact. In this talk David will share his approach to gaining access, technical challenges on the day and post-processing. Sports covered include athletics, squash, tennis, boxing, cross-country horse jumping, speed skating, white water canoeing and more.
Examples of David’s work can be found here:
Non-members and guests will be welcome and can participate for a modest amount via Eventbrite (here) or Meetup (here).
Wednesday, 21st May
Simon Reed “Music Photography: The view from the pit”
– online via Zoom, guests welcome

For full details of our Programme, please see the website here

and don’t forget to check out the new Monthly Feature, Photographer of the Month, also on our website here.


We are in discussion with Clare Thompson, the Community Libraries Manager for our area, about the possibility of holding an Exhibition in the Teddington and Hampton Hill Libraries later this year. It is looking possible but will depend on DCMS guidance on how coming out of lockdown will affect libraries, what they are able to do, and when. We will keep you updated.

If the four walls of your home are starting to feel a little too familiar during these uncertain times, then why not escape on a virtual tour of Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s annual exhibition which will run on-line from Thursday 1st April until Thursday 20th May 2021. The show, which will boast over 300 images, is set in an online 3D museum space, so visitors can explore the rooms independently or be guided around the exhibition. You will be able to immerse yourself in some stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and some thought-provoking portraits and street scenes from a photographic society which is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  Once again, the work of GCSE and A level students at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Twickenham will be going on display.  Follow the link here.
2020 SPA Biennial Exhibition is now going to be exhibited in Guildford House Gallery in 2022 (rather than having a new Exhibition).  This is good news for Gökhan Darcan and David and Judy Hicks, in that they each have a picture in this Exhibition.  There will be a ‘new’ SPA Exhibition in 2024, which Members will be eligible to enter at that time!
RPS London Region Members Print Exhibition will be on display OUTDOORS on Putney Wharf – opposite the Rocket Pub, access via St Mary’s Church Square, Putney – from mid-March until late May.  Open 24/7, the Exhibition comprises 61 pictures from 61 individual photographers, some of whom are HHPS Members!  

Some clubs are welcoming guests to their Zoom meetings, many with excellent speakers.  Here are just a couple of links from Guildford Photographic Society. 
Monday 15 March:  Wildlife Through a Lens: link here
Monday 29 March – Steve Best “Comedians: Back to Front”:  link here

Others are available through individual Clubs’ and Societies’ websites.

It’s always worthwhile having a look at the SPA facebook page for events and activities from other clubs: link here   If you don’t already, why not have a look at the PAGB webpage and subscribe to e-news from the PAGB if you like:  link here.
RPS Bristol HQ still has many talks and events running online: many are free for RPS Members and free or at nominal cost for non-RPS members.  For talks try this link to see their ‘What’s On’ pages.


On a personal note, I know this has been an extremely hard time for a lot of you in lockdown. Some of us have fought off Covid and a lot of others have been unable to see family and friends. Over this time it has taken its toll on a lot of our members, physically and mentally. 
Thankfully it now looks like we have some kind of hope for returning back to normal. At the moment we are in the planning stages of being able to meet once again or share a drink in the pub. We really value your opinion on anything that you would like the society to do to make this enjoyable for everyone. 
We really hope that all of you have enjoyed the programme over the last year. We are always looking for new members to keep us excited and growing, so please pass the word.
I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Until then stay safe, healthy and happy.