Hertford and District Camera Club

syllabus / programme

Programme of Meetings 2019-2020 season

Meetings are held at 8:00pm on Friday evenings at St John's Hall, Churchfields, Hertford SG13 8AF (near All Saints Church: approach from London Road) unless otherwise stated.

NOTE THAT MEETINGS NEAR THE END OF THE SEASON HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19. PLEASE SEE THE APPROPRIATE DATES FOR MORE INFORMATION.

September 2019

13

Chairman’s Evening

and competition for Projected Images (the Bob MacKay Trophy) d

20

Our work critiqued and improved

Helpful comments by Alison, Phil, John and members. d p

27

Club competition No 1: open projected images¹

Judge: Paul Radden LRPS DPAGB EFIAP PSA2*

October 2019

4

 assignment #1 

We know what you did last summer!

Bring prints and PDIs taken during your summer adventures, and tell us how and why you took them. d p

11

Club competition No 2: open prints¹

Judge: Ian Cameron-Black

15

 tuesday   inter-club competition 

8-way print battle v Enfield, Southgate, Walthamstow, Edmonton, Ware, Barnet & Finchley and Muswell Hill; at Southgate

18

 lecture 

Hanson Is as Hanson Does

Daphne Hanson DPAGB APAGB and Andy Hanson ARPS MPAGB APAGB FIPF

Leading photographers Daphne and Andy will introduce us to their latest pictorial photography.

21

 monday  inter-club competition 

The Ron Harvey Trophy for Landscape Prints, at Potters Bar

25

 inter-club competition 

4-way print and PDI battle v Letchworth, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City

Judge: Ron Tear ARPS MPAGB PSA3* BPE4* d p

November 2019

1

Mini Set-Subject Competition: ‘Abstracts’

Judge: Peter Ruffles MBE d p

8

Brains Trust

Please submit your questions in advance for answers by selected experts from the club. Programme change

15

 practical evening 

Hands-on Photography: ‘Light in Darkness’

An opportunity to work on images for Asssignment #2, guided by David Spraggett. Bring cameras and tripods.

16

 saturday  annual exhibition 

The Club’s Annual Exhibition of Prints and Projected Digital Images, held in Hertford Museum

Judged by Heather Clarke DPAGB BPE2

20

 wednesday  inter-club competition 

3-way print and PDI battle v Ware and St Albans, at Ware

22

 lecture 

The Power of Sport

Peter Milsom EFIAP/s BPE3*

With personal experience of competitive athletics, Peter will tell us the background to his successful sports images. d p

29

Club competition No 3: open projected images¹

Judge: Malcolm Rapier ARPS CPAGB BPE4* EFIAP/b

December 2019

6

 assignment #2 

Light in Darkness

Bring your creative images to discuss, especially from the 15 November Practical Evening. d p

Plus practical Brains Trust, with help-stations for Lightroom, Photoshop, printing, mounting, etc.

13

Club competition No 4: open prints¹

Judge: Ben Pike

20

Christmas Social Evening

27

no meeting

January 2020

3

no meeting

10

 inter-club competition 

PDI battle v Køge FotoKlub (Denmark)

Judges: Alison Jenkins and Robin Claydon, and members. D Programme change

17

 lecture 

The Photographic Sublime

Dr Thomas Peck

How the artistic traditions of the Sublime – that quality of greatness or grandeur that inspires awe and wonder – have influenced the photography of the past and present, and may continue to interact in the future. D

20

 monday  inter-club competition 

3-way ‘Match-a-DPI’ battle v Hoddesdon and Ware, at Hoddesdon

24

Club competition No 5: open projected images¹

Judge: Ian Cameron-Black change of judge

31

 lecture 

The Art of Monochrome Photography

Micki Aston MCIoJ CPAGB

A professional photographer, Micki specialises in landscapes and is widely published in books and other publications. She exhibits regularly in the Cotswold Monochrome Salon. P

February 2020

7

Club competition No 6: open prints¹

Judge: Ken Payne

9

 sunday  eaf event 

EAF PDI Event at Fulbourn

14

 lecture 

Composition and Catastrophe

Chris Shepherd

Just what are “the rules of composition” and should we ignore them? And how can we avoid losing all our digital images? D

21

 practical evening 

Hands-on Photography: ‘Backlighting’

Bring cameras and tripods. Practical evenings are a chance to try new subjects and techniques, with advice and support from other members. Co-ordinated by Robin Claydon.

28

 lecture 

Making the Switch: a Wildlife Photographer's Story

Luke Massey, in association with Sony

A professional wildlife photographer and cameraman, Luke's work is seen in print and on TV as well as featuring in the major wildlife exhibitions. He will talk about the stories behind the images, his workflow and his choice of equipment.

22

 saturday  inter-club competition 

‘St Ives Interprint’ at St Ives

March 2020

6

Small Print Competition: picture area 300 sq cm max

Judge: Naomi Saul ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP

8

 sunday  eaf event 

EAF Print Event at Fulbourn

10

 tuesday  inter-club competition 

9-way print battle at St Albans

Judge: Chris Forster

13

 lecture 

Polar Bears in Svalbard

Bob Johnson

A semi-pro wildlife photographer, Bob will introduce us to the polar bears of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, an unspoilt wilderness in the Arctic Ocean. D

The following meetings have been cancelled or modified or added, due to Covid-19.

20

Club competition No 7: open projected images¹ judged remotely

Judge: Malcolm Rapier ARPS CPAGB BPE4* EFIAP/b change of judge

27

 assignment #3 

Backlighting CANCELLED

Bring your creative images to discuss. d p

April 2020

3

Club competition No 8: open prints¹ judged online as digital images 22 May

Judge: Tom Peck change of judge

10

Good Friday, no meeting

14

 tuesday  inter-club competition 

6-way print and PDI battle at Bishop's StortfordCANCELLED

17

Set Subject Competition: ‘Transport’ judged remotely, digital only

Judge: Roger Poyser CPAGB D P

24

 lecture 

Reality is For People with No Imagination postponed to next season

Gary Nicholls

An artist with a camera, Gary will talk about his widely exhibited ‘The Imaginarium’ project. D

24

 ONLINE lecture 

The Great Whites of Seal Island

Bob Johnson

Login details will be emailed to members. Visitors wishing to join please contact us.

May 2020

1

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING postponed to next season

followed by The Return Competition, our results from Køge FotoKlub D

1

 ONLINE lecture 

Hoddesdon Then and Now

Phil Janes

Login details will be emailed to members. Visitors wishing to join please contact us.

8

Bank Holiday, no meeting

15

 inter-club competition 

2-way PDI battle v Southgateto be judged online 10 July

Judge: Ron Tear ARPS MPAGB PSA3* BPE4* D

15

 ONLINE lecture 

What is a Portrait?

Dr Thomas Peck

This presentation will look at the history of photographic portraiture from the Victorian beginnings through to our selfie culture of the 21st Century. It traces how portraits have evolved from pictorialism through to post modernism, and will delve into social documentary, fashion, celebrity and even portrait ‘notoriety’.

Login details will be emailed to members. Visitors wishing to join please contact us.

*

CLUB DINNERCANCELLED

with presentation of end of season trophies

22

Club competition No 8: open prints¹ judged online as digital images

Judge: Tom Peck.

Login details will be emailed to members.

29

Online Quiz Evening

Led by Phil Janes

Login details will be emailed to members.

June 2020

5

 ONLINE lecture 

Mongolia - From Steppe to Eagle Hunters

Julian Elliott

Journey from Mongolia's capital to the Altai in the country's far west. See how profes­sional photo­grapher Julian's journey in this huge country unfolded. Hear how he captured the vast land­scapes and the people who inhabit them, and watch as he switches from landscape to travel to sports when the talk finishes at the Eagle Festival.

Login details will be emailed to members. Visitors wishing to join please contact us.

19

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

followed by the results of the "Transport" Set Subject competition

23

 tuesday  inter-club competition 

3-way PDI battle v Bishop's Stortford and Ware

26

 ONLINE lecture 

My Photography...

Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP/g

Paul presents his images from the last five years, including travel and street photo­graphy, coastal long exposures, and archi­tecture. Based in Dublin, he is an active member of the Dublin Camera Club and has twice been its President. He is a past President of the Irish Photographic Federation and is Director of the Eddie Chandler Gallery, a FIAP Exhibition Centre.

Login details will be emailed to members. Visitors wishing to join please contact us.

July 2020

10

 inter-club competition 

2-way PDI battle v Southgatepostponed from 15 May

Judge: Ron Tear ARPS MPAGB PSA3* BPE4* D

Login details will be emailed to members. Visitors wishing to join please contact us.

key
meetings
regular comps
other comps
not Friday
outings etc

¹ Competition entries are due the week before each competition.

² The dates of weekend outings may change if weather conditions dictate.

d Projected Digital Images evening.

p Print evening.

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