Club News
Clive Chater
Keith Hunt Audio-Visual Trophy
This was held once again by Woking PS and this year's judge was Chichester CC's Graham Sergeant FRPS.
Former winner Clive Chater earned a Highly Commended for his sequence Svezhina ("Fresh Meat") with the judge praising the well-documented cultural aspects and storytelling of the work.
easyfundraising
Alton Camera Club has signed up to the easyfundraising site. This means that if you go via our page on their site when you are shopping online the club will be able to receive a donation, at no cost to you. As we're approaching Christmas you may well be thinking about buying presents online, but the site also works the rest of the year, from your weekly grocery shop, to holidays, insurance, and utilities, and each time the club could benefit with the money being used for guest speakers, equipment replacement, etc.
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's - it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
This link for Easy fund raising will generate an extra £1 bonus each time it is used for the first time. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2UGYBS/
  1. Head to easyfundraising and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and the club will be really grateful for your donations. If you have any questions please contact the treasurer.
Easy to read PDF of instructions: easyfundraising
Welcome
A very warm welcome to all our new members. Please have a look at our latest newsletter.
Prospective members can come along to any meeting and there will be someone to help you. You can join at any time during the season.
Photo galleries on the Web
If you have a photo website or use a photo-sharing site such as Flickr or 500px then let us know and we'll add it to the Galleries page. Have a look at our Flickr group too.
Use of Images
Please note that your images entered in competitions may be shown on the club website, in club promotional material, in local media (online/print) and represent the club in its exhibitions and external competitions (SCPF and elsewhere) unless you tell us otherwise.
Pre-cut Print Window Mounts
Pre-cut print mounts at the regulation 500mm by 400mm dimensions, white and black, A4 and A3 are available at club meetings. These are very popular; price is just £2.50 each.
Photography Quiz: They're no mugs!
Quiz winners
An entertaining evening was had by all where everyone ventured into the usual and some unusual areas of photography. A sprinkling of history, cinema and music with some full frontal male nudity and criminal activities thrown in we had some worthy winners. The elimination rounds provoked lots of discussion but it easily whittled the teams down to two for the head-to-head challenge.
Sadly it wasn't a photo finish as Jane, Clive and Simon lost 120-240 to Derek, Phil and Barry, pictured here being highly delighted with their prizes.
GDPR: Introducing our Privacy Policy
You can't have failed to have seen that every organisation has had to make changes to because of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Our policy can be found on the Constitution page.
If you have any questions, please email .
Presentation Evening 2018, Steve Gregory
Presentation Evening 2018
Members enjoyed a fine dinner at the Alton House Hotel on Friday the 27th April. Trophies were awarded by our Guest of Honour Peter Rocchiccioli ARPS EFIAP BA (Hons), President of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.
The chairman would like to thank all those that contributed to the evening to make it a great success: Mike Beaumont, Geoff Corbett, Steve Gregory, Shirley Lowes, Kelvin Perry and Eric Bennett APAGB.
Photograph by Steve Gregory.
Proposals voted on at AGM, 2nd May 2018

Revise the league awards to Monochrome, Colour and Overall

Background: Currently a monochrome competition is run within the league competitions requiring at least 4 of the images submitted to be in mono, the overall league winner is awarded the colour trophy even though a majority (or all) of the league submissions could have been in mono. It also means that people entering mono images can currently win two competitions, whereas those entering all colour images into the same competition can only win one. The aim of this proposal is to correct this imbalance.

Proposal

That both Print & PDI leagues have 3 possible winners:

  • Highest scoring 4 mono images (Norman Rogers Cup for mono prints & Shirley Finden Cup for mono PDIs)
  • Highest scoring 4 colour images (ACC Tankard for colour prints & The Joyce Vincent Memorial Cup for colour PDIs)
  • Overall winner of each league (all 8 images) irrespective of whether they are mono or colour (Certificate or trophy)

This would ensure that colour and mono images are treated equally, using a certificate for the two overall league winners would potentially incur no additional cost.

Proposer: Kelvin Perry, Seconder: Phil Thomas

Unanimous for

Challenge competitions

Proposal

Retain the new style challenges which replaced Children In View and Homes & Gardens this season as a one-year trial. This affects the 3 PDI challenges and the print challenge. Themes to be chosen by member submission/vote 6 weeks prior to the competition date. All challenge competitions including the portrait print competition must be new work (not used in the leagues or other challenges).

Proposer: Clive Chater, Seconder: Ian Bailey

Unanimous for

Nine members of Alton CC attended the enjoyable, if frustrating, day; you might be interested to see how our images fared.
Alton will be hosting this event in 2020.
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What's on elsewhere?
Chichester CC: People and Places
at Novium, Chichester;
until 10 March 2019 Admission free, donations welcome
Chichester CC: Advanced Workers Exhibition
at North Mundham Village Hall;
Sat 19th to Sun 20th January 2019 Admission £1
Landscape Photographer
of the Year

at Waterloo Station; until 3 Feb 2019 Admission free
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington;
until 30 June 2019 Adult £13.50, Conc. £10.50