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 work has been published in national newspapers and books, his photographs are syndicated worldwide via the WENN picture agency, and he’s also a regular contributor to RockShot music and culture magazine.
Simon says: There aren’t many things I’ve done that compare to the thrill of being between the crowd and the stage in a big theatre with three songs in which to nail your pictures. There are no second chances with this type of photography; you get it right first time, or not at all.
Whilst he is predominantly a live music photographer, he also undertakes brand and individual portraiture work and really enjoys collaborating with emerging talent.
We think you will find Simon’s talk refreshingly different and appropriate at a time when Festivals are returning, post-pandemic.  You can find out more about him on his website here.

Wednesday, 21st April at 8.00pm
‘Sports Images with Impact – moving beyond the record shot’. Presented by David Keep ARPS CPAGB
David gave us a very enjoyable presentation last month when he not only showed us a great selection of his images but also explained how he went about taking the shots.  He explained how he got front line access, potential issues with “professional” sports photographers and tips for getting very good and sometimes unusual images.  If you didn’t attend, you missed a great good evening.
Wednesday, 23rd 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 select 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!

Date for your diary!
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
Subscriptions were due in April and, if you haven’t renewed yet, please contact our Treasurer, Paul, for the Society’s Bank details for your transfer of £35:
Following our AGM, your Committee has been raising the profile of your Society through Social Media and, for this month, by posters.  Gökhan has produced an eye-catching poster for Simon Reed, and Penny and Judy have been busily getting shops in Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Teddington to display them in their windows.  Look out for more over the coming weeks and months.
We are thinking of organising a photo walk for Hampton Hill PS Members one Saturday morning:  if you are interested, please drop Judy an e-mail ( and she will try to bring something together. 
For later in the summer, a new Sculpture Trail is being planned for Kingston town centre comprising six new sculptures:  this would make a good walk – sculpture, architecture, street and documentary all in one!!  Here’s the link:  New Sculpture Trail in Kingston town centre –
When Judy visited The Bell Inn to see if they’d put up one of our posters, they said that they were looking to see us back after June as restrictions eased!
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: –
LIP Ruislip have an online exhibition here:
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
We hope to see many of you at our next meeting.  
Meanwhile, Stay Well, Stay Safe and enjoy the ability to be out and about (with your camera) now restrictions are easing and enjoy the Spring weather.
David, Chairman