SANDS - Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Charity

 

Some of the latest images in the SANDS 2018 Calendar have been contributions from Newbury Camera Club members.  The Charity supports bereaved parents and are selling their calendar in order to raise funds for Baby Memorial Garden.

For more information about this very worthy cause and to find out how Sands is helping, or to purchase a 2018 Calendar  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need help, then call their helpline: 07555 545822

NHS Memory Clinic in Newbury are looking for a few copyright-free photos of Newbury, Thatcham and Hungerford in the 50s, 60s or 70s which they can make into canvas prints to hang in their clinic rooms to calm patients and prompt them to reminisce. The clinic will, of course, acknowledge the name of the original photographer.

Can you help.....if so please contact

Sue Simmonds
Administration Manager
CMHT Adult & OPMH Teams

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Beechcroft, Hillcroft House, Rooke’s Way
Thatcham Berkshire RG18 3HR

Phone: 01635 292044
mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: http://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk

The final round of the Print and PDI competition for Group 1 was held on Thursday 4th May and the final scores are in

 

Group 1 Print Competition - Final Results

WINNER                               95.0 points            Richard Pike

RUNNER UP                        94.0 points            Pam Cruise
                                                                           

                                                                                                 

Group 1 PDI Competition - Final Results

WINNER                               91.5 points            Ray Hems

RUNNER UP                        91.0 points            Jenny Bailey
                                                                           

Congratulations to our winners and runners up and thank you to all club members who entered their work in the competitions. 

The final round of the Print and PDI competition for Group 2 was held on Thursday 20th April and the final scores are in

This year saw the most entrants ever with 19 club members the print competition and 18 entering the PDI competition  
The scores were also the closest ever with 3 members sharing the runner up position in the print competition.

 

Group 2 Print Competition - Final Results

WINNER                               93.0 points            Sue Essex

JOINT RUNNERS UP           92.5 points            Maria Arkwright
                                                                           Linda Philo
                                                                           Jim Mowat

                                                                                                 

Group 2 PDI Competition - Final Results

WINNER                               90.0 points            Christine Buckland

RUNNER UP                        88.5 points            Gerald Walker
                                                                           

Congratulations to our winners and runners up and thank you to all club members who entered their work in the competitions and made this the most successful Group 2 competition to date.

 

 

The camera club held its Annual Dinner at the Newbury and Crookham Golf Club on 9th March 2017

The evening was arranged and organised by the Club Chairman - Alan Teece and was well attended by club members with their families and friends.  Club members brought along their favourite images which were displayed around the dining room.

The photographs were taken by Paul Sievers.

 

Tonight Newbury Camera Club hosted the Overton 5 Print Competition.

The standard of photography was extremely high and the Judge, Chris Whiting held back quite a number of images.

The results of this friendly inter club competition are

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The camera club enjoyed a really informative evening with Brian Worley on Thursday 12th January

Take a look at Brian's blog post about the evening http://www.p4pictures.com/2017/01/newbury-camera-club-speedlite-flash/

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

The committee wish all Club Members, past, present and future

 

A very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you all

 

We look forward to seeing you at the club

 

First Meeting in THURSDAY JANUARY 5th 2017

 

 

 

Newbury Camera Club

Introduces Dr Matt Doggett.

Presenting:

“Dragons and Devils and Tales of (mis) Adventure plus Wild Seas and Wild Places”.

On Thursday December 15th 2016 at 7.15 pm (for 7.30 pm start).

Shaw Social Club, Almond Avenue, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1LU

Visitors are very welcome and there is a £5 entry fee.

About Matt

Based in the south of England on the edge of the New Forest National Park with my wife Polly and our dog Scooby, I feel lucky to be in reach of some wonderful coastal and inland environments. I grew up by the sea sailing, swimming, and later diving and can’t imagine living life far from the coast. I got hooked on wildlife photography during a trip to South Africa over 12 years ago and since then have been fortunate to visit some incredible places as both an ecologist and photographer.

I continue to work as a self-employed marine ecologist and balance this with an increasing amount of photography and filming work with several successful commissions now under my belt. Being self-employed gives me the flexibility to respond to clients’ needs and wishes as and when work arises. I am also a member of the Earth in Focus project.

Recent Awards

  • 2016 – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize for outstanding underwater research – The Black Bream Project
  • 2016 – Highly Commended, British Wide Angle – Underwater Photographer of the Year, London
  • 2015 – Overall Winner, Canon Iconic Images – Celebrating 10 years of the 5D SLR series
  • 2015 – British Underwater Photographer of the Year, Winner UK Wide Angle, Runner-Up and Highly Commended UK Macro – Underwater Photographer of the Year, London
  • 2015 – Highly Commended, Coast and Marine and Animal Behaviour – British Wildlife Photography Awards
  • 2014 – Highly Commended, Animal Portraits and Animal Behaviour – British Wildlife Photography Awards

Matt’s Presentations:

Join me on a tour of Tasmania in search of the threatened Tasmanian devil and the enigmatic weedy seadragon. Learn about the threats to the survival of the Tasmanian devil and experience the wilderness areas of its home range. At the same time, dive into Tasmania’s rich and diverse seas, home to towering forests of giant kelp and incredible creatures.

Take a dive around the UK’s seas taking in the Scilly Isles, Southwest, Scotland and Shetland. Along the way we’ll encounter friendly seals, bold and inquisitive blue sharks, rare species and enough jellyfish to send a shiver down your spine! Dive in with gannets in the seas around Shetland and discover the little known outlying islands of North Rona and Sula Sgeir.

www.mattdoggett.com

Results for the Group 2, Round 2 Print and PDI Competitions are now on the website

http://www.newburycameraclub.org.uk/index.php/competitions/group-2-results

Newbury Camera Club

Introduces Viveca Koh FRPS.

Presenting:

From iPhoneography to Fellowship:

My Continuing Journey

On Thursday November 24th 2016 at 7.15 pm (for 7.30 pm start).

Shaw Social Club, Almond Avenue, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1LU

Visitors are very welcome and there is a £3 entry fee.

This is Viveca’s second presentation and it follows on from her first – ‘Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey’ – in which she will discuss her use of an iPhone to take photographs, leading up to the separate challenge of attaining Fellowship with The Royal Photographic Society. She uses illustrations from a book of poetry and prose entitled ‘Star Blossom’, in which her images become more abstract and in some cases a little surreal, utilising multiple layers, textures and double exposures, whilst using the written words as inspiration.

“The use of camera phones is on the rise, as the quality of cameras integrated into these devices improves exponentially, and this happened to coincide with my quest to find a new way to express myself from a photographic perspective. In early 2012 I purchased an iPhone based specifically on reviews enumerating the high quality of the camera, and also on the volume of available photography apps for shooting and processing photographs”

Her presentation contains 173 slides, most of these being photographs, and her FPRS panel of 20 mounted prints will also be available for viewing.

www.vivecakohphotography.co.uk

www.vivecakohphotography.com

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

Well done to all our entrants in the Tudor Cup and Quarry Wood competitions held on Thursday 3rd November.

This year all records were broken with the number of entries.  This made the judging extremely difficult due to the high quality of submitted images.
Our thanks to our judge Roy Budden who did a superb job.

 

Internal Comps 2016 17 1

 

Quarry Wood 2016 17

Club Member  Jenny Bailey  talks about their project - A Year in the Life of My Garden

This promises to be an extremely interest talk accompanied by a wide variety of the flora, fauna and creatures which have been seen in the garden throughout the year.

Come along and get inspired!

Reminder to all entrants for the Tudor Cup and Quarry Wood that 

QUARRY WOOD - studies of flowers or plants

PDIs must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Sunday 30th October

For any newcomers, any one can enter, and you can enter unto six images, but they must be numbered in your order of preference. If there is a good number entered, I will accept less than six, depending on how many images are submitted.

To remind you what the competition is about, here is the description from the website:

THE QUARRY WOOD CUP (Projected Digital Images - Colour)

This cup is for the best colour PDI of a CLOSE-UP detailed study showing the colour, form and texture of a single or group of flowers, leaves, or plants (including fungi) with minimal tidying but allowing for adjustments to levels, curves and cropping. 

Multiple entries are permitted. However, in order to allow sufficient time for judging, entries will be limited to a reasonable number, at the discretion of the Competition Secretary. In such an event the Competition Secretary will endeavour to keep numbers per author evenly matched. Therefore all entries are to be numbered in order of the member's own preference.

 

TUDOR CUP - Set of 3 Related Black & White Prints

Prints must be handed to the Competition Secretary no later than THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER

The Title and a pdi of the images must be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Thursday 27th October

To remind you of what the competition is about, here is the description from the website:

This cup is for the best SET OF THREE RELATED BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS and the prints will be shown as a panel. If mounted individually they are to be marked on the REVERSE side with the position in which they are to be viewed (ie left, middle, right) and the preferred maximum size for each mount is 500mm x 400mm. Alternatively all 3 prints may be placed onto a single mount board, which may then be up to a maximum of 600mm x 500mm including the mount. Members may enter more than one set in this competition.

THE IMAGING WAREHOUSE - DISTRIBUTORS OF PERMAJET PROFESSIONAL INKJET PRINTING PAPERS - ARE GIVING US THEIR EXCELLENT 'PRINT WITH CONFIDENCE' PRESENTATION.

On Thursday October 20th 2016 at 7.15 pm (for 7.30 pm start).

Shaw Social Club, Almond Avenue, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1LU

All visitors are very welcome and there is a £3 entry fee.

This unique Colour Management Tutorial Lecture consists of explanations and demonstrations of both monitor calibration and printer profiling, showing colour management through various software and general profiling queries.

Ink and Paper types and technologies are covered, with Continuous Ink Flow systems and many other areas of technology including Monitors etc.

There will be a range of PermaJet Papers and demonstration items with special deals on the papers and accessories on the night.

Tony Worobiec FRPS

October 6th 2016 presenting “Fragments of an American Dream”

Author of 14 books, Tony Worobiec studied fine art at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. He has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in London’s Barbican Gallery, Bradford’s National Museum of Photography, The Menier Gallery London and The Fox Talbot Museum Lacock. He is a founder member and until recently chairman of the prestigious Arena Group of Photographers.

 

His work has appeared in many photographic magazines both here in the UK and in America and he writes regularly on black and white darkroom techniques. More recently he has developed an expertise in digital imaging, exploring both monochrome and colour techniques and has been invited to write extended articles for specialist digital photographic magazines such as Black & White Photography, Practical Photography, Total Digital Photography, Digital Photo Digital Camera and Photo Techniques USA.

 

A passionate traveler, Tony (together with his wife Eva,) has made frequent visits to the USA, documenting the depopulating areas of western Nebraska, North and South Dakota and south-eastern Montana. The culmination of this work has been the much celebrated book “Ghosts in the Wilderness; Abandoned America” (published by AAPPL,) which shows numerous haunting images of deserted communities and homesteads, a graphic illustration of the American dream backfiring in a hostile land.

 

Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and was a member of that society’s Distinctions Panel for Visual Arts. He is a fine art photographer with work in the permanent collection of The Royal, The Fox Talbot Museum and in numerous private collections here in the UK, in Europe, Japan and in The States.

 

 

Gaston Alziary Cup for Best Black and White Print

There were 13 entries and the judge was Glenn Haworth

The results are as follows:

FIRST PLACE: Sue Essex with "A Long Life Lived

SECOND PLACE: Matt Huntley with "Boat Houses"

THIRD PLACE: Andrew Buchanan with "Which Way is Up"

 

 

 

 

The new 2016/17 competition season starts in September 2016 and the Calendar has been updated with the competitions, dates and judge.

We are looking forward to yet another year of really excellent photographs from our members and will be welcoming new judges to the camera club in the forthcoming season.

Members are reminded that all Prints must be submitted no later than the Thursday BEFORE the competition and that a PDI version of the image is submitted to the Internal competition secretary at the same time. - The PDI Image must be in the normal format and can either be labelled with the Author, Title and Date or the entry number assigned.

Good luck to everyone

 

The winning entries for the internal competitions for 2016 have now been uploaded to the Winners Galleries

Dennis Trophy

Joan Wakelin

Tudor Cup

Quarry Wood

Well done to all our winners.

 

 

Reminder to members that Keith and Jon need your PDI images

for any of your prints which scored 9 or above during the season.

Please forward your images by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or put them on a memory stick and bring it with you on Thursday

All images must be received by THURSDAY 15th JUNE

If you have any queries, you should also email the above address.

 

All scores have now been reviewed and verified and the winners for the 2015/16 Season for Group 1 are as follows

PRINT COMPETITION

Winner - Steven Parker

Runner Up - Ray Hems

PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE

Winner - Richard Pike

Runner Up - Dave Buckland

Congratulations to our winners and runners up and thank you to everyone for entering the competitions.

Full details of all the scores can be found on the Group 1 competition results page

All scores have now been reviewed and verified and the winners for the 2015/16 Season for Group 2 are as follows

 

PRINT COMPETITION

Winner - Andrew Buchanan

Runner Up - Jenny Bailey

 

PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE

Winner - Andrew Buchanan

Runner Up - Rob Carpenter

Congratulations to our winners and runners up and thank you to everyone for entering the competitions.

Full details of all the scores can be found on the Group 2 competition results page

Several of the club members met up to photograph the English Bluebells at Westwoods, Near Marlborough.

It was a bright, though chilly morning, and although the woods have seen a lot of logging activity recently, there were still some really superb pockets of bluebells forming dense carpets of purple as far as the eye could see.

Her are some of the members, getting down close to nature to practice their macro and closeup skills.

 

  • Glenn get down to Macro
  • Author: Collette Haworth
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    Westwoods near Marlborough

  • Richard Pike & Jon Cruise
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    Westwoods near Marlborough

    Richard Pike in the foreground and Jon Cruise in the background - both getting their close up shots

  • Glenn Haworth
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    Westwoods near Marlborough

  • English Bluebell Carpet
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    Westwoods near Marlborough

  • Pam Cruise
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    Westwoods near Marlborough

  • Purple Haze
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    Westwoods near Marlborough

We need to replace our aging projector which is now beyond economical repair.
 
Being part of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain means that we need to obtain a high specification project to enable us to continue to enter and also host competitions with other clubs in the PAGB
 
Having reviewed many projectors we would like to purchase
 

Proposed Projector: Canon XEED WUX500 or Similar spec Alternative

Spec: 

LCOS display or equivalent
Brightness:     5000 lumens
Resolution:     1920 x 1200
Wide Screen

If you can help us, please visit our justgiving page: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/newburycameraclub

Any donation no matter how small will be gratefully received

This month we have launched our fundraising activities to try and fund the purchase of a new projector for the club.  Our current projector is 7+ years old and is now beyond economical repair.

In addition to fundraising activities by the club members, we also have a crowd funding page with JustGiving.

Why not take a look and see if you can help us reach our £3000 target by visiting our crowd funding page: 

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/newburycameraclub

 

Our Story

Newbury Camera Club has been going since 01 February 1945. Our projector is now 7 years old and is now showing its age and is beyond economical repair. We need to replace it before the beginning of our Winter Season in September 2016 and have already started our fund raising efforts. 

If you would like to donate towards our Projector Fund we would be extremely grateful as every little helps. Your contribution would enable us to meet our target of £3000 to buy a new projector which will allow us to continue to enter competitions with other clubs who are members of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

As a thank you - we would be delighted to put your name in our brochure to acknowledge your contribution to our Projector Fund.

Our camera club now has just over 50 members of all ages and abilities. We are all amateurs and the club provides both a place to show our work, friendly competition with other clubs and a social atmosphere for like minded individuals.

We meet every Thursday at 7:30pm so if you would like to come and visit us - you will be assured of a warm welcome and it would allow us to thank you in person for your kind donation to our fund.

 

The final round of the Group 2 Print and Projected Digital Image competitions was on Thursday 14th April

The final results can be found here Group 2 Results

PRINT COMPETITION 2016

WINNER:        Andrew Buchanan with a score of 98
RUNNER UP: Jenny Bailey with a score of 96.5

PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION 2016

WINNER:        Andrew Buchanan with a score of 91
RUNNER UP: Rob Carpenter with a score of 89

Well done to our winners and runner's up and thank you to all who entered the competition.

The Group 2, Round 4 Print Scores have now been corrected.

Apologies for the error

http://www.newburycameraclub.org.uk/index.php/competitions/group-2-results

It is with great sadness that have to report that

Gaston Alziary, a long standing member of the club, died peacefully on December 28th aged 87 years.

His photography made a considerable impact on the Club and our condolences are with his family at this sad time.

Members who would like to attend Gaston's funeral, please contact the committee for details

It is with regret that we have had to cancel our Guest Speaker
on Thursday 7th January due to ill health.

 

We send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Matt and hope to be able to reschedule the evening for a later date.

 

Paul Sievers has kindly offered to present “Venice and Prague by Orient Express” in the first half of the evening. This is a slide film presentation that includes shots of both cities and some of the history of the O.E and Paul’s experience of spending a few days aboard this luxury travel train.

We may also have some short A/V presentations in the second half.

Newbury Camera Club wishes everyone

a Happy New Year

 

The club was started on Thursday 01 February 1945 at the Tudor Cafe in Newbury (103 Northbrook Street).

We are proud of our heritage, there are not many clubs who can boast 70 years of continuous existence.

We always welcome new members,
why not come along and see what we
have to offer photographers of all ages and abilities

Newbury Camera Club

Introduces Dr Matt Doggett presenting:

Wild Seas, Wild Places, Dragons and Devils and

Tales of (mis) Adventure

On Thursday the 7th January 2016 at 7.15 pm (for 7.30 pm start).

Shaw Social Club, Almond Avenue, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1LU

Visitors are very welcome and there is a £5 entry fee.

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Join Matt on dives around the UK’s seas taking in the Scilly Isles, Southwest, Scotland and Shetland.  Plus, take a tour of Tasmania in search of the threatened Tasmanian devil and the enigmatic weedy sea dragon.

About Matt:

Matt is a self-employed marine biologist, freelance writer and award-winning wildlife photographer. He works on projects both in the UK and abroad and enjoys the mix of scientific discovery and artistic interpretation his various jobs offer.

Matt’s recent awards include:

2015 – British Underwater Photographer of the Year, Winner UK Wide Angle, Runner-Up and Highly Commended UK Macro – Underwater Photographer of the Year, London

2015 – Highly Commended, Coast and Marine and Animal Behaviour – British Wildlife Photography Awards

2014 – Highly Commended, Animal Portraits and Animal Behaviour – British Wildlife Photography Awards

On Thursday 1st October one of our club members was attacked and beaten, although not robbed, by two young thugs in the subway behind Shaw Social Club.  Another man was also approached by these youths.  The attackers were wearing hoodies and trainers and the attack was totally unprovoked.

The police have been notified so if anyone saw or heard anything between 7pm and 7.30pm on THURSDAY 1st OCTOBER please get in touch.  You can contact the local police or any member of the committee.

Here the label allocations for the coming 2015/16 Season

If you have not entered yet, but wish to do so, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Thursday 11th September

Labels will be distributed on Thursday 18th September

The labels will be colour coded to match the results pages

GROUP 1 - PRINTS GROUP 2 - PRINTS
1 Paul Bampton 1 Steve Gilmour
2 Paul Bampton 2 Steve Gilmour
3 Paul Bampton 3 Steve Gilmour
4 Paul Sievers 4 Sue Lloyd
5 Paul Sievers 5 Sue Lloyd
6 Paul Sievers 6 Sue Lloyd
7 Doug Robertson 7 Jim Mowat 
8 Doug Robertson 8 Jim Mowat 
9 Doug Robertson 9 Jim Mowat 
10 Richard Pike 10 Ian Jack
11 Richard Pike 11 Ian Jack
12 Richard Pike 12 Ian Jack
13 Dave Buckland 13 Christine Buckland
14 Dave Buckland 14 Christine Buckland
15 Dave Buckland 15 Christine Buckland
16 Ray Hems 16 Linda Philo
17 Ray Hems 17 Linda Philo
18 Ray Hems 18 Linda Philo
19 Alvin Webb 19 Robert Emslie
20 Alvin Webb 20 Robert Emslie
21 Alvin Webb 21 Robert Emslie
22 Hermon Dowling 22 Chris Camplin
23 Hermon Dowling 23 Chris Camplin
24 Hermon Dowling 24 Chris Camplin
25 Jon Cruise 25 Rob Carpenter
26 Jon Cruise 26 Rob Carpenter
27 Jon Cruise 27 Rob Carpenter
28 Pam Cruise 28 Maria Arkwright
29 Pam Cruise 29 Maria Arkwright
30 Pam Cruise 30 Maria Arkwright
31 Brian Ray 31 Bob Ainsworth
32 Brian Ray 32 Bob Ainsworth
33 Brian Ray 33 Bob Ainsworth
34 Jim Irving 34 Jenny Bailey
35 Jim Irving 35 Jenny Bailey
36 Jim Irving 36 Jenny Bailey
37 Richard Froud 37 Andrew Buchannan
38 Richard Froud 38 Andrew Buchannan
39 Richard Froud 39 Andrew Buchannan
40 Mick Snaith 40 Alan Teece
41 Mick Snaith 41 Alan Teece
42 Mick Snaith 42 Alan Teece
43 Steven Parker 43 Matt Huntley
44 Steven Parker  44 Matt Huntley
45 Steven Parker  45 Matt Huntley
46 Des Dring  46 Rick Atkins
47 Des Dring  47 Rick Atkins
48 Des Dring  48 Rick Atkins
49 Roy Burgess
50 Roy Burgess
51 Roy Burgess
52 Mark Langham
53 Mark Langham
54 Mark Langham
55 Robin Read
56 Robin Read
57 Robin Read
58 Colin Dunn
59 Colin Dunn
60 Colin Dunn
    61 Mike Williams
      62 Mike Williams
      63 Mike Williams
      64 Keith Bright
      65 Keith Bright
      66 Keith Bright
      67 Shelley Craven
      68 Shelley Craven
      69 Shelley Craven

Newbury Observer

 

This section shows the images provided by Newbury Camera Club members and were published in the Newbury Observer.

8th July 2015

Carnival1 picture

Carnival2Cricket

 


 

15th July 2015 

Chalkfest1Chalkfest2Cricket

 


 

 

Last night the camera club hosted its Compact Camera (under £100) and Mobile Phone picture competition.

This was the second year of this competition and has proved very popular with 71 image entries from a large number of camera club members.

Although this was an informal, friendly competition there was an air of anticipation to see how the judge would react and who the winner was going to be. Peter Orr (a previous club member) who is now an SCPF Judge had his work cut out.

The competition rules were that the image had to be taken on a compact camera, costing less than £100 at the time of purchase, or on a mobile phone. Post processing was limited to minimal changes, cropping and levels.

The results of the competition were as follows:

1st Place   Bob Ainsworth
2nd Place  Shelley Craven
3rd Place   Steven Parker

Highly Commended was awarded to the following people

Roy Burgess
Steve Parker
Collette Haworth

 

See the winning images in the gallery

http://newburycameraclub.org.uk/index.php/galleries/winners-galleries/competition-winners/mobile-phone-compact-camera

 

1st Place - Bob Ainsworth
2nd Place - Shelley Craven
3rd Place - Steven Parker
Highly Commended - Collette Haworth
Highly Commended - Roy Burgess
Highly Commended - Steven Parker

 

Reminder to all Club Members that the PDI Images for the Cancer Care Calendar need to be sent to Jon Cruise as soon as possible

Images must be

a) landscape format
b) 1400 across by 1050 down (max size)
c) images need to be indentified with Your Name, Location and Season (winter, spring, summer, autumn)

Full details can be found here

If you have any queries, then please contact Jon Cruise or Paul Sievers

This week the Newbury Camera Club got a mention in the Newbury Weekly News about our 70 year anniversary

 

11th June 2015 - Group 1 and Group 2 Print Competition Winners

A very informative evening was spent viewing the prints from this year's competitions and listening to the Winners and Runner's Up talk about each of the images they had entered into the competitions.

As the Chairman, Alan Teece, all those presenting were winners.

New members and existing members were able to see the full portfolio of prints forr each person for the whole year.  There was a wide variety of images from photos taken locally, around the UK and also across the world.

It was a thought provking evening and gave some insight into how different people choose their compositions, what inspries them.  In addition there was a lot of audience interaction and questions regarding the images.

In short, a very inspiring evening.

Thank you to all the participants for an insight to their personal world of photography

 

New featrues have been added to the website for registered members of the Camera Club.

Each registered member has a member profile and now each has their own personal Blog and Message Board.

Feedback on the usefulness of these new featrues would be much appreciated - send your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

This year's Phototrek is Images taken at Greenham Common.

You can start taking your images for the competition right now, but there will also be a club outing to Greenham Common on 9th July where Rob Carpenter will take you on a guided tour to point out various areas of interest that will help you with this competition.

Subjects for the competition this year are:

1) Single Tree

2) Woodland Glad

3) Heather & Ground Plants

4) Sunset, Sunrie or Unusual Weather

5) Wildlife

6) Shadows

7) A memory of the Cruise Missiles

8) A memory of the Airfield

9) Colour of the Gorse

10) Reflections

11) Water Plants

12) Textures

The  PDI images will be judged Thursday 13th August

The Annual General Meeting was held at Shaw Social Club on Thursday 28th May at 07:30pm

The Committee was duly elected and the club committee members are as follows:

 

Name Position Email Contact
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Rob Carpenter Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alvin Webb Programme Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The Summer Programme has now been published on the Calendar.

Please note that some of the items are still provisional and are subject to change.

Things to start thinking about are:

1) Green Common Walk on Thursday 9th July.  Take plenty of pictures this night as you will be able to enter the competition which will be judged on August 13th

2) Get out and about and take photos with your mobile phone or simple camera and then enter your images in the competition being held on 16th July.  Peter Orr LRPS will be the judge for the evening.

3) Summer BBQ at the Golf Club on Thursday 6th August.  Cost is £20.00 per head.  Talk to Alan Teece for more information

Every month the Camera Club issues a news letter to all our members giving highlights of the events and activities during the previous month.

PDF Copies are held here for you to download

News Letter 1    February 2015

News Letter 2    March 2015

News Letter 3    April 2015

News Letter 4    May 2015

Our speaker on this Thursday, May 21st, is Peter Walmsley LRPS (www.evocationimages.co.uk):
 
Cash in on your passion: start shooting for stock libraries
 

·       Want to give your photography another purpose and earn some money at the same time?

·       Heard about stock libraries but didn’t know how to get started?

·       The Mysteries of Microstock will be revealed in this talk

Peter Walmsley presents a talk on photography for microstock, covering how the industry works, how to get accepted by a stock agency, technical and creative standards, pricing, licencing, what sells and what’s in demand and some ideas for shooting strategies. 

 

Please note the following if anyone is interested in bringing along images:

Part of the evening will be given over to photo critique: either images you’ve already submitted to a stock library (which may or may not have been accepted) or images that you’d like to submit and wonder whether they are good enough.
 
If you’d like to include a few photographs (up to 3) please bring them on the evening on memory stick in jpg format saved to the highest quality and original image dimensions (length x width) not less than 4 MPixels.
 
 
Should be very interesting

“Newbury Camera Club 1945 – 2015
Celebrating 70 years of Photography”


This exhibition celebrates our 70th Anniversary by showing the range of work from our members, who were asked to submit their three favourite prints.

Photographs are from beginners through to our most experienced members, and taken with cameras ranging from mobile phones/simple compacts to top of the range DSLRs.

The exhibition also includes a fascinating look at the history of the Newbury Camera Club using material from West Berkshire Museum’s photographic and camera collections

The exhibition is open from Wednesday 17th June until Sunday 13th September during normal Museum opening hours.

The prints will be changed on 14th July and 7th August so that ~90 prints will be displayed in total.

Saturday morning clinics will be run starting on Saturday June 20th from 10.00 until 12.00 and then every other Saturday during the exhibition.

These are drop-in events for visitors to meet Camera Club members and discuss interests, queries and problems.

The venue is:
West Berkshire Museum. The Wharf. Newbury. West Berkshire. RG14 5AS.

The AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held on 28th May 2015

If you would like to nominate a person, or nominate yourself for one of the committee positions then download the Nomination Form and hand it in at least 1 week before the AGM

http://www.newburycameraclub.org.uk/images/documents_pdf/AGM_nomination.pdf

The PDI Themes for 2015-16 Season will be

 

Broken

Technology

Crafts

After Dark

Open (Author's Choice)

 

Images must be presented in JPEG format (excluding JPG2000), using the sRGB colour space with a gamma setting of 2.2.

Images must be sized to a maximum of 1400x1050 pixels, this being the resolution of the Club's projector.

N.B. For portrait oriented images the longest side is restricted to 1050 pixels.

Where the chosen image ratio is not 4:3 and hence not exactly matching the above, a border (black is best) should be added by the author to create an overall image of these specified dimensions.

PDIs should be given or sent to Jon Cruise

The PDIs should be named in the following format  Author_Title of Image_Group Round.jpg 

eg

Jon Cruise_Soaked_G1 R1

or

Joe Bloggs_Star Image_G2 R2

CONGRATULATIONS

Last night saw the final round of the Group 2 Print and PDI Competitions
For full details go to the competitions section or click here

It was a close call and the winners were as follows:

 

Group 2 Print - only the top 10 out of 15 scores count

Place Name Score
 1st  Stephen Parker   98.0
 2nd (Joint)

 Shelley Craven and Dave Buckland

  92.5

 3rd

 Mark Langham

  92.0

 

 

Group 2 - Project Digital Image - all scores count

 

Place Name Score
 1st  Stephen Parker  88.5
 2nd (Joint)   Ian Jack and Alan Teece   85.0
 3rd (Joint)  Mark Langham and Shelley Craven   82.5

NEWBURY CAMERA CLUB

INVITES YOU TO EXPERIENCE

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

PRESENTED BY
MARY CANTRILLE FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP and
DAVID CANTRILLE FRPS, MFIAP, MPAGB, EPSA, BPE5, FIPF, ERISF.
(www.cantrillephotography.co.uk)

 

Stunning wildlife images from the UK, USA, Africa, Europe, Costa Rica

ENTRY £6 FOR NON-MEMBERS

ON THURSDAY EVENING 23rd APRIL AT 7.15pm
SHAW SOCIAL CLUB. ALMOND AVE, NEWBURY. RG14 1LU

 

Download PDF

Reminder to all club members that the Joan Wakelin and Dennis Competitions are on Thursday 26th February

THE JOAN WAKELIN CUP (Documentary Panel of Prints)

This cup is awarded for the best DOCUMENTARY PANEL with a human interest. Members may enter more than one panel, but each panel must comprise of a set of 5 images and contain a human element in all the images – the sort of pictures that would illustrate an article in a Sunday colour supplement. The lead picture must be able to show the Judge what the subject is about and all 5 images as a whole should "tell a story". All 5 images are to be mounted onto a single mount no larger than 600mm X 500mm. The lead picture is to be noticeably larger than the other four. Print panels are to be submitted by 7.15 pm on the evening of the competition.

 

THE DENNIS TROPHY (Projected Digital Images)

This trophy is awarded for the best CREATIVE IMAGE OF ARTISTIC MERIT – PDIs. There should be No titles on the images

Multiple entries are permitted. However, in order to allow sufficient time for judging, entries will be limited to a reasonable number, at the discretion of the Competition Secretary. In such an event the Competition Secretary will endeavour to keep numbers per author evenly matched. Therefore all entries are to be numbered in order of the member's own preference. Images are to be entered not later than the Monday before the competition night - that is Monday 23rd February.

Hi everyone

 
We are looking for entries for the Cancer Care Calendar.
 
The images which should all be in Landscape format are broadly selected by seasons but some months are specific for certain subjects .i.e. Snowdrops for February,Daffodils for March, Newbury Show for September. 
 
Images which are clearly of well known locations and easily recognisable are more likely to be selected and a frequent comment by the selectors is ‘I like the image but it could be anywhere’.
 
Cover images should have space in the sky area or at the bottom for the titles and in general terms this is chocolate box photography and not competition photography.
 
The images should be fairly bright and uplifting so that when the page is turned over people feel good and not emotionally challenged.
 
The area involved for our images is the area served by the ten medical practices which send their patients in to be seen at Newbury Hospital
 
For more information go to the Website.

Now it is February - Take some Winter Images

 

Chris Whiting has kindly stepped in to Judge the Group 1 competition this Thursday due to unforseen circumstances.

We look forward to welcoming Chris

Our guest presenter on Thursday 29th January will be 

Robert Harvey  BA, ARPS, AFIAP

who will be giving a talk on Winter Photography

Winter light, frost, floods and snow present great challenges and opportunities for outdoor photography. Images of winter in Britain, Yellowstone and Arctic Norway show landscapes transformed, wildlife spectacles unfold and capture the elusive beauty of the aurora borealis

Southern Counties Fed. annual exhibition is on now at Salisbury Library until the 31st Jan. Library hours 09:00 - 16:00
 
Salisbury Camera Club also have their own exhibition at the Guild Hall up to 23rd January

Congratulations to

Shelley Craven

who is the 2015 Quarry Wood Cup Winner.

This cup is for the best colour PDI of a CLOSE-UP detailed study showing the colour, form and texture of a single or group of flowers,
leaves, or plants (including fungi) with minimal tidying but allowing for adjustments to levels, curves and cropping.

The judge for the evening was Ken Woods

 for full results http://www.newburycameraclub.org.uk/index.php/competitions/quarry-wood-results

Congratulations to

DAVE BUCKLAND

who is the 2015 Tudor Cup Winner.

This cup is for the best SET OF THREE RELATED BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS with the prints shown as a panel.

The judge for the evening was Ken Woods

for full results http://www.newburycameraclub.org.uk/index.php/competitions/tudor-cup-results

 

Newbury Camera Club wishes everyone

a Happy New Year

 

2015 is a special year for us - we will be celebrating our 70th year.  

The club  was started on Thursday 01 February 1945 at the Tudor Cafe in Newbury (103 Northbrook Street).  

We are proud of our heritage, there are not many clubs who can boast 70 years of continuous existence.

We always welcome new members,
why not come along and see what we
have to offer photographers of all ages and abilities


Thursday 18th December - Club members attended the annual Christmas Social evening.

The night was consisted of a fun filled quiz evening, accompanied by lots of buffet food provided by the members.  As always the evening was a great time for members to socialise and get to know each other better.

Alan - our chairman started off the quiz with a tricky puzzle to spot 21 different towns in the UK hidden within the the text of a cleverly put together story - very tricky but good fun.

This was followed later on in the evening with two photographic visual quiz where members had to identify objects photographed at a macro level or close ups taken at a unique angle.  

Members excelled with the provision of some really tasty buffet food.

                        

The following link will take you to the video of the recent talk delivered to Steyning Camera
Club in November 2014 titled: "INKJET PRINTING MASTERCLASS":-

www.marrutt.com/camera-club

There are no copyright restrictions to this movie - please pass on to your members as
you wish..

John Read
MD - Marrutt Limited
www.marrutt.com

For the past 12 years the Camera Club has been involved with the production of the Newbury and District Cancer Care calendar and each year has submitted around 150 images for selection - one for each month and a cover image.

Between 1500-2000 are printed each year and the profit for Cancer Care is about £4000 - each author receives two complimentary copies for each image published.

If a good image is not successful one year it is worth resubmitting in subsequent year(s) because the mix of images may not have been the right one for your particular image.

The area involved for our images is the area served by the ten medical practices which send their patients in to be seen at Newbury Hospital and an associated map delineates this area.

For Guidance Notes - click here

For the Cancer Care Area map - click here

Come on members - let's see what images you can provide to help this worthy cause.

If you have any questions or concerns please ask Paul Sievers on a Thursday evening or you can reach him by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01635 42170.

The Internal Competition season has started well.  This year a new format has been introduced where the Projected Digital Image competitions are now aligned to the Groups

Group 1 is for our more experienced members - and the first competition for both Prints and PDIs was held on Thursday 2nd October.  Roy Lambeth CPAGB,AFIAP, BPE2* was the judge for the evening.    There were 18 entrants in the Print Competition and 15 in the PDI

Group 2 is for our less experienced members - The competition was held on Thursday 18th September and the judge for that night was Tony Oliver, LRPS, CPAGB.  There were 15 entrants for the Print Competition and 10 for the PDI

 

Tom Way - Speaker  Thursday 25th the club welcomed Tom Way as our Guest Speaker.  

   Tom gave a talk on "Exciting Wildlife from Around the World".  Highlights of the evening were techniques on positioning for lighting,
   spot focus, depth of field and capturing the subject in a picture worth looking at every day.

   Tom is a fine art wildlife photographer, based in Buckinghamshire.   He has a passion for nature and has travelled the world to  
   photograph animals in the natural habitat.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with some interesting stores, especially hippos.

 For more information, why not visit Tom's website http://tomwayphotography.co.uk/ where you can see find examples of his work.

 

1) Group 1 and Group 2 PDI Competitions will now be held separately on the Print nights for each group.


2) All members submitting for Print Comps, will be assigned a 'No.', you will maintain this No through the season.

3) You will also be given your own Labels, for each Competition night please ensure that these labels are on your prints and that you have them on the
    Bottom Right hand corner on the back of the print. There are extra's should you need.

4) All Prints must have your name written on the bottom left hand corner at the back of the print, with the Title of the Print clearly written.

5) All Prints must arrive by 7.00pm on Competition nights, and be given to the Comp Sec/ or Delegated Comp Sec, for sorting and putting up on the stands.

We have made these changes so as to ensure the judge has equal time for prints and PDI's and also to give the Groups fair advantage in each respective Group.


Please ensure that you still send your titles through to the Comp Sec for listing for the Judging Night.

Thank you

 

Thursday 11th saw Newbury Camera Club welcome Glyn Dewis who gave a highly entertaining and extremely informative talk and demonstration on his work and his approach to the subject of photography and retouching using photoshop.

Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher, and Trainer currently based just outside of Oxford in the UK.

Passionate is not a word Glyn uses to describe himself - rather he is EXCITED by the art of photography and retouching - he lives and breathes the subject every day and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Working both Nationally and Internationally his main area of work is shooting Promotional and Commercial material for Industry Professionals, Physique Athletes, Musicians, Bands and Up and Coming Actors.

Glyn is an Adobe Community Professional, and teaches Workshops and 1-1 Coaching specifically covering all aspects of Adobe® Photoshop® from the Basics through to Advanced Retouching Techniques in addition to courses and seminars on photography.

The club was treated to learning the tips and tricks that make sure the images we take are right in camera by knowing what we want the end product to look like and knowing how to produce the effects we want by combining the image taken with the retouching capabilities in photoshop.

For more information about Glyn and his work - visit his website http://glyndewis.com/
To view his numerous free videos on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/glyndewis. - You can even subscribe for free!

 

Thursday 4th September, the club was pleased to host Robert Albright (FRPS) who gave a most informative talk about the RPS (Royal Photographic Society).

Robert is a member of the RPS Council and explained that the photographic society was founded in 1853.  It is renowned throughout the world.  Robert talked about the aim and achievements of the society and went into great detail about the how the society is dedicated to promoting photography and to help everyone realise their potential as a photographer.  

There are internationally-recognized Distinctions (LRPS, ARPS and FRPS) that photographers can achieve and Robert explained how these distinctions can be achieved.

An excellent and informative evening.

The new changes for the coming winter season competitions take effect from the first competition being held on 18th September 2014

In summary, it has been agreed that the PDI competition will now be split into Group 1 and Group 2 entries.  The prints will be judged in the first half of the evening and after the break the PDIs will be judged.

You may submit up to 3 prints and 2 PDIs

Please remember to check the calendar to see what competition is being run and what the theme for the PDI will be 

For example....

Group 2 Prints AND Group 2 PDIs will be held on the SAME evening (18th September 2014)

Group 1 Prints AND Group 1 PDIs will be held on the SAME evening (2nd October 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 24th July - Mike Harding and Noel Cullum will be giving the club members an insight to their work and will be talking about and showing some of their images.

This promises to be a very informative evening as the members will be able to see both prints and projected digital images by these two speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 17th July sees Newbury Camera Club welcome Mike Green

Mike will be talking about his work as a photographer, how he started, and how he enjoys both his professional photography and his personal photography. The club will also be able to see examples of his work, both professional and personal.

It promises to be a very informative evening.

3rd July saw the camera club members visiting Snelsmore Common for an evening of photography. There were several different groups with an experienced photographer who headed up each group to help other club members.

It was great to see so many members turn up and enjoy the practical photography session.

Club Member Ian Jack said "the photo trip to Snelsmore common last night was excellent. The best meeting by far since I joined the camera club 6 months ago. Our group leader was very helpful, and despite being eaten alive by insects I successfully captured my first macro photo."

Club members are encouraged to visit the Forum and leave feedback

PLEASE REMEMBER THERE WILL BE NO MEETING AT THE SHAW CLUB on THURSDAY the 3RD July instead

Meet at 7.30pm at the entrance to Snelsmore Common. ( Opposite the entrance to Arlington Arts Centre ) on the Wantage Road.

There will be 4 Group Leaders who will take 5 or so members on a 1 to 1.5hr walk through Snelsmore taking pictures and discussing why and how to take them.

We will then all meet back at the car park at 9 to 9.15pm for a discussion and compare ideas and pictures.

The pictures will be the start of the Summer Trek which will include Snelsmore, Donnington Castle and Donnington Grove Golf with the River Endborne and its reed beds and water features.

Please turn up with your cameras and suitable walking shoes

Thursday 19th June the camera club held a fun competition to judge mobile phone and sub £100 camera images. It was interesting to compare the scores from the judges/scorers. Apart from the odd one or two, the numbers were very even.

The honours were shared, with 2 entries nudging ahead with a score of 9/10. The overall winner was then chosen by a show of hands from the assembled audience.

The runner up was Rob Carpenter with a landscape shot, and the winner was Malcolm with a shot of a TV cameraman.

These 2 shots will be on the Facebook page for everyone to see

It is hoped that we can repeat the evening in the summer season next year.

We have arrived on the social media scene and have launched our own Facebook page.

Have a look around and see what we are up to.

Newbury Camera Club Facebook page

An evening with Steve Brabner

We will be having an entertaining evening this Thursday with our guest Speaker Steve Brabner from Amersham.

His subject is "10 years with Harley Davidson " a mid life crisis??? and 50,000 clocked up touring the USA and meeting fellow bikers.

It should be humorous with lots of good pictures.

Come along for an entertaining evening.