Programme for 2018/19
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September 2018
Wed 5th
19:30
Alton Camera Club

Welcome to Alton Camera Club

Season preview and enrolment.

An open evening with an opportunity to meet our members and committee.

See what we're about and find out what we do.

12th A Question of Photogaphy

A Question of Photography

A fun team-based quiz evening which will be full of audience participation.

19th Gavin Hoey

Gavin Hoey - Camera Alchemy

We're very pleased to welcome back this enthusiastic and brilliant ambassador of our passion.

Another fantastic live demonstration of photography and post processing with superb tuition of great methods to enhance your image-making.

Non-members: £5.

26th CameraCal

Camera Cleaning & Calibration; EGM

With CameraCal, camera and lens calibration experts.

The short EGM is to approve the Club accounts and any other matters.

The first PDI themed challenge will be chosen at this meeting.

October
3rd Brenda Griffin

PDI Competition: League Round 1

First round of the League competition

Judge: Kev Sandall

Entries by preceding Sunday. Please email them to: .

PDI entries: 2 Colour or Mono

10th Judging

"How to Judge or Not to Judge"

A PAGB recorded lecture created by John Wigmore.

October
Tues 16th 8‑10pm

Practical Workshop: Portraits and flash

Image-making in the first half. Editing with Photoshop & Lightroom after the break. Beginners, members/non-members welcome.

£5 to cover room hire and tea/coffee included.

17th Sport

Music and Sports Photography

Speaker: Michael Berkeley LRPS

Tues 23rd

Keith Hunt Audio-visual Competition

Judge: Graham Sergeant FRPS

Alton will be participating, entering three of last season's audio-visual sequences.

At Woking PS

24th Jed Thornley

Print Competition: League Round 1

First round of the League competition

Judge: Chris Hutchinson

Entries by preceding Sunday. Please email them to: .

Print entries: 2 Colour or Mono

31st Gerald Ponting

A Hampshire Calendar

Gerald Ponting is a writer, publisher, photographer and lecturer based in central southern England.

For each month, Gerald talks about countryside changes: wild flowers, butterflies, fungi, foliage, frost - as well as regular and traditional events, such as May Day Morris, Titchborne Dole, Wickham Horse Fair and others.

This talk will give ideas to go out and photograph in Hants throughout the year.

November
7th Sue Dewey

PDI Competition: League Round 2
PDI Themed Challenge: 'Song Titles'

Second round of the League competition and the first PDI themed competition. The theme 'Song Titles' was suggested by Sue Snelson.

Judge: Gordon Brown ARPS

Entries by preceding Sunday. Please email them to: .

PDI entries: 2 Colour or Mono, 2 Themed 'Song Titles' (Colour/Mono)

14th Steve Kirkby

Astrophotography

With Graham Bryant from Hampshire Astronomical Group

Tues 20th 8‑10pm

Practical Workshop: Still-life and close-up

Image-making in the first half. Editing with Photoshop & Lightroom after the break. Beginners, members/non-members welcome.

£5 to cover room hire and tea/coffee included.

21st Tim Kelly

Print Competition: League Round 2
Tony Berridge Panorama Cup

Second round of the League competition

Judge: Geoff Roberts

Please read the competition rules carefully to ensure your panoramas are compliant.

Entries by preceding Sunday. Please email them to: .

Print entries: 2 Colour or Mono, 2 Panoramas

28th Camera Alchemy, Gavin Hoey

Practical Alchemy

An opportunity to try techniques from Gavin Hoey's talk earlier in the season.

The second PDI themed challenge will be chosen at this meeting.

December
5th HDR

High Dynamic Range Processing

Speaker: Roger Crocombe

12th SCPF League

SCPF Print League, Division 4

Judge: Alison Cawley ARPS EFIAP DPAGB BPE1*

64 prints from various clubs in the Southern Counties region. Alton CC versus Andover CC, Blandford CC, Boscombe CC, Burghfield CC, Hungerford CC, Locksheath & Sarisbury CC, Petersfield PS

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December
19th Safari

Safari Results, Penrith & District CC Images & Social Evening

Results of the Safari treasure hunt in May and judging of Penrith & District Camera Club's images.

Host: Steve Kirkby

26th

Christmas break

No meeting

January 2019
2nd

New Year break

No meeting

9th Olwen Parton

PDI Competition: League Round 3
PDI Themed Challenge 2: 'Christmas'

Third round of the League competition

Judge: Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB

The challenge theme of 'Christmas' was suggested by Sue Snelson.

Entries by preceding Sunday. Please email them to: .

PDI entries: 2 Colour or Mono, 2 Themed 'Christmas' (Colour/Mono)

16th

Three-way Audio-visual Evening

With visitors from Ludshott PC and Wokingham & East Berks CC.

The third PDI themed challenge will be chosen at this meeting.

23rd Ken Scott

It's All in the Mind - Photo Psychology

Speaker: Ken Scott ARPS

30th Tony Cole

Print Competition: League Round 3
Kay Stickland Portrait Competition

Third round of the League competition and the print portrait competition.

Judge: Matthew White

Entries by preceding Sunday. Please email them to: .

Print entries: 2 Colour or Mono, 2 Portraits

The Print themed challenge will be chosen at this meeting.

February
6th SCPF League

SCPF PDI League, Division 4

Judge: Jon Mitchell

64 PDIs from various clubs in the Southern Counties region. Alton CC versus Bognor Regis CC, Bournemouth Electric CC, Guernsey CC Newbury CC, Oakley CC, Viewfinders of Romsey CC, Wimborne CC

13th Pete Whieldon

An Evening with Pete Whieldon

An entertaining talk where Pete will be showing his stunning wildlife shots.

20th Becky Robinson

Practical Studio Evening

Portraiture using a variety of lighting.

Models are always needed for these evenings.

27th Wendy Gavin

PDI Competition: League Round 4
PDI Themed Challenge 3

Third round of the League competition

Judge: Jeff Lawrence

Entries by preceding Sunday. Please email them to: .

PDI entries: 2 Colour or Mono, 2 Themed (Colour/Mono)

March
6th

Steve's Choice

Steve Gregory

13th Simon Richards

Print Competition: League Round 4
Themed Print Challenge

Final round of the League competition and the themed print challenge competition.

Judge: Martin Pickles

Entries by preceding Sunday. Please email them to: .

Print entries: 2 Colour or Mono, 2 Themed (Colour/Mono)

20th

Talk: TBC

Sun 24th SCPF Championships

SCPF Championships

Around thirty clubs from our region battle it out in PDIs and Prints.

Hosted by Hungerford CC

27th Meadows Audio-visual

Meadows Audio-visual Competition

For audio-visual sequences of images against a soundtrack.

Judge: John Randall

Thu 28th

Newbury Challenge Plate

Annual invitation print match between clubs in Berks, Hants, Wilts and Dorset.

At Newbury CC, Shaw Social Club, Newbury

April
3rd

Season Critique

10th His 'n' Hers

His & Hers

Judge: Roy Budden

Approximately 30 PDIs from each side.

17th

Easter break

No Meeting

Tues 23rd

Match an Image

Alton CC v Havant CC v Petersfield PS

At Havant CC

24th

No Meeting

Friday 26th Presentation Evening

Presentation Evening 2019

Time to dress smartly, enjoy a 3 course meal, see a review of the season and collect those highly-prized cups, shields and trophies.

Held at the Alton House Hotel, the evening starts 7pm for 7:30; to finish by 11pm.

May
1st Alton Camera Club

Annual General Meeting

Budget, proposals and election of committee.

Your opportunity to have a say in how the club is run.

Proposals must have been made in writing to the for posting on the club website at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Meetings
Unless specified otherwise, all meetings are on a Wednesday evening at the Holybourne Village Hall.
We're open at 7pm for a prompt 7:30pm start. Help setting up the room is always welcome. We finish by 10pm.
Please note that all events and dates listed may be subject to change. Every effort will be made to notify members of any alterations.
If you have suggestions for activities, speakers or would like any further information please contact our .
Guests are welcome to attend lectures and practical evenings for a fee of £5, refundable against subsequent membership fees.
Please volunteer at any club evening.