Wednesday, 17th November – 8:00-10:00 PM
Alan Barrett – “Composition in the Landscape”
Location: ONLINE

Alan Barrett is a landscape photographer, well known on the Camera Club circuit. He took up photography in 1997 when he was approaching retirement and sees himself more as a lover of landscape than a landscape photographer. His talk tonight is entitled: “Composition in the Landscape” and he says that he is not telling his audience how to compose but rather using it as an opportunity to show some varied landscape images using composition as a means of linking them together.

We hope many of you will come along tonight to what promises to be an entertaining and informative lecture.

Members do not need to Register: the zoom link will be sent to them automatically on the day of the event.

Non-members need to sign up on Eventbrite here or Meetup here  The fee for this event is £5.00.  The zoom link will be sent on the day of the meeting to those who have signed up and paid.

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17 September to 16 October at the Hampton Library, Rosehill, Hampton
Our Exhibition at Hampton Library has now closed. The winning images were:
1stplace – Charles Titcombe – Squirrel in St James’ Park.
2ndplace – Paul Ryan – Tortoiseshell
3rdplace – Judy Hicks – Whose idea was this anyway?
They will be displayed at Hampton Library until mid-November.
Wednesday, 20th October 2021 
Kathryn Alkins ARPS – Fine Art Photographer
An enjoyable evening with Kathryn who presented her Fine Art skills to the members and guests. Kathryn started her presentation by showing the creative landscape images, taken in North Wales, which made up her successful ARPS panel and the ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) techniques she developed during that time. During the second half of her talk, she showed us the work she has done since, honing her ICM techniques and incorporating them with multiple exposures and the greater use of Photoshop’s creative features such as blending modes and layers to create the final image. This genre of photography is becoming very popular and even has its own Facebook Groups and Online magazine!

Wednesday, 15thDecember 2021 at 8.00pm back at The Bell Inn, Hampton.
Christmas Competition and Meet-Up with Members.
Competition – 8.00pm to 9.00pm and Social from 9.00pm.
The competition is for Members only, but Guests are welcome to participate as spectators. The set subject this year is: “a colour.”  Chosen by each individual Member, this will be the main or only colour in the photo. Up to three digital images may be entered by each Member and each can be a distinct colour of their choice. Details of how to submit your entries will be issued in due course, but time to get thinking now! Our Judge for the evening will be Eddie Hyde FRPS.
We hope both Members and Guests will all stay after the Competition to enjoy a Christmas Celebration and a Pizza Supper. Part sponsored by the Club, the cost of supper will be just £5.00 (payable on the night), but drinks on your own account! 
Non-Members and Guests are very welcome: the Guest Fee for the evening will be £7.50 – £2.50 for the usual Guest Fee and £5.00 for food.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL FOR EVERYONE and we will be collecting names on or before 30th November.

Our current photographer of the month is David Wile. You will be able to see his images on our website by clicking on the link: Photographer of the Month – Hampton Hill Photographic Society (

For next year, the Photographer of the Month will be replaced by a ‘Theme.’  Each month, members will be invited to submit two images on a particular theme.
For January 2022, the theme will be ‘Christmas’ and for February 2022 the topic will be ‘Valentine’.
Members will suggest and vote for themes in the subsequent months.
Our last walk of the year will be a visit to Brompton Cemetery “and beyond” on Saturday 27thNovember. Brompton Cemetery – Brompton Cemetery – The Royal Parks  Meet at the North Lodge Cafe at the Cemetery at 10:30.  More details will be sent to those who sign up.
The SPA Interclub Print Competition will be held on Saturday 21 November “behind closed doors”. There will be a rerun of the Competition on zoom showing PDIs of all the prints on Saturday 4 December. This will be a good opportunity for Members to get an idea of the standards required if we are to enter as a club – details will follow shortly 

Generations:  Portraits of Holocaust Survivors at the imperial War Museum
“Over fifty contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors and their families shine a light on the full lives they have lived and our collective responsibility to cherish their stories. The Exhibition comprises specially commissioned new works by thirteen contemporary photographers, all members and Fellows of the RPS, alongside photography by RPS patron, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.”  
 It runs until 9th January. Tickets are free but booking is essential:  for more details and to book, here’s the link:  Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors | Imperial War Museums (

Keep an eye on the Surrey Photographic Association | Facebook pages for information which may be going on in the area, for local club Exhibitions and talks.
We hope to see many of you at our next meeting – spread the word!
Paul, Treasurer