Wednesday, 20th November at 8.00pm upstairs at The Bell Inn, Hampton TW12 2EA
Mike Farley: Post processing considerations, including hardware and workflow
This is a digital talk on challenges we set ourselves. You can find out more about Mike on his website and see his Lectures list which includes the Post the Camera talk summary:

Last Month
Members’ photos: in October, several of our members showed sets of up to six photos with commentary. We had an enjoyable evening and thank all members for the great variety of pictures shown and all the discussion.

Next Month
Wednesday, 18th December: Christmas photo competition and social:
The competition theme is “Inspired by a Book Title”, i.e. the image title is the book title. Each member can submit up to three JPG digital images which have to have been taken during 2019 but must be of different books though sequels will be allowed, i.e. not different images of the same book. Instructions on how to enter images will be sent separately.

Rob Bonfield, a Surrey Photographic Association judge, will comment on them; he won’t be too harsh on this festive occasion and will try to make it amusing, so we hope all our members will enter. Rob will select the three he thinks best but leave it to our members to vote for their favourite. The winner will be presented with the Mike Hammond Trophy.

After the competition, we can celebrate with a generous and varied buffet prepared for our members by The Bell Inn, so no need to bring any food this year, just buy your own drinks from the bar. Members are welcome to invite spouses/partners/friends.

2020 Programme (please look at our website for updates/changes)
Wed. 15th January: Ian Brash: Di PIMS – in partnership with Pat Couder – A digital presentation based on a series of photographic challenges that we set ourselves.
This promises to be a fun evening with audience participation.

For our exhibition (see below), members are asked to bring up to 6 mounted prints each, size not to exceed 40 x 50 cm (outer edge measurements), to tonight’s meeting.

Friday, 7th February evening: Exhibition Opening/Private View of our Members’ Prints, Teddington Library. 8thFeb.-1st March: Our annual exhibition will be open to the public.

Wed. 19th February: We are awaiting confirmation from a speaker who specialises in night images, long exposures and making light trails – this would be outdoors near The Bell.

NEW – in March we plan to transfer our exhibition from Teddington to Hampton Library where the prints will be exhibited for another 3 weeks. We are very excited about this as it’s a first – details to follow…

Wed. 18th March: Our Annual General Meeting and Members’ Photos.
New Committee members are needed. This is a serious request as a couple of Committee members are wishing to leave the Committee. The term is 2 years – please ask any committee member for further details. We expect to spend the second half of the evening looking at each other’s photos.

Wed. 15th April: Chris Hutchinson of Yateley Camera Club: ‘The Human Figure in Photography’

May or June: Instructional portrait workshop at the studio of one of our members in West Molesey.

On 19th October
, The AGM took place and two of our members entered the annual individual PDI and print competition.

The Biennial Exhibition will be taking place from 3rd to 25th April. Our club entered in 2016 and we would like to know if any of our members would like to enter in 2020. The deadline for entries is 31st January. We have all the details which any Committee member can pass on.

The annual inter-club PDI championship will take place on 2nd May and our club plans to enter again.

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An event and photographic opportunity on 29th November: the 55th Hampton Hill Christmas Parade will be taking place in Hampton Hill High Street and the Christmas Tree lights will be lit. General festivities start from 5pm and the parade starts at 6.30pm with music and other activities. Businesses will be staying open and there will be food and craft stalls.

Lastly, I hope you all remembered on 29th September to re-set the time on your cameras.