Hertford and District Camera Club

syllabus / programme

Programme of Meetings 2021-2022 season

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

This season our meetings are held both in the Hall H and online O on alternate weeks. Click HERE for joining information.

Show meetings

September 2021

10

Chairman’s Evening

and competition for Projected Image of the Year (the Malcolm Unwin trophy) d

17

meeting

‘Highlights of my photographic year’

A series of mini presentations by club members. d

24

lecture

A Tale of Two Bears

Robin Claydon DPAGB ARPS BPE3*

Robin retraces the footsteps of his journeys to two very different wild environ­ments to photograph two different bears. First the Polar Bears in Churchill, Canada, a harsh habitat where they gather on the shore of Hudson bay to hunt for seals. Then the Alaskan Brown Bears that spend just a few months in Silver Salmon Creek in Alaska, to feed on migrating salmon to provide nourishment for their cubs. d 

October 2021

1

Club competition No 1: open PDI¹

Judge: Malcolm Rapier ARPS CPAGB BPE5* EFIAP/g

8

practical evening

Night Photography

An opportunity to create images for Assignment #1, with some demonstrations and a chance to learn new skills.

15

lecture

Winter Wonderland

Dr Keith Snell EFIAP EPSA LRPS

Winter Wonderland showcases the unique landscape and animal species of Yellowstone National Park in the winter. d

22

Club competition No 2: open prints¹

Judge: Martin Patten LRPS CPAG BPE2*

29

lecture

100 Strangers

Steve Myall EFIAP BPE4*

Steve will give us an insight into his ‘100 Strangers’ project to take portraits of 100 unknown people, including the idea behind it, how he chooses his subjects, and his approach to asking them to pose for him. It's street photo­graphy with permission! He is now working on his third set of 100 Strangers. With plenty of tips on how to approach people and the camera techniques to use.

November 2021

5

assignment #1

Night Photography

Show and discuss your nighttime images, including results and feedback from the practical evening on 8 October.

12

Club competition No 3: open PDI¹

Judge: Paul Radden DPAGB EFIAP/s PSA4*

19

lecture

A Grand Tour

John Sandell ARPS

The story of a five-week journey by train through Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland, visiting towns and cities with classical music connections, including Salzburg and Vienna, Prague and Leipzig. In this copiously illus­trated presentation John will show and talk about the highlights of the trip, both musical and otherwise, plus some of the practical issues of photo-touring. d

26

lecture

The Wider World of Photography

Ashley Franklin ARPS ABPPA APAGB BPE1*

As part of our 70th Anniversary thread we look back at the development of some of the major photographic genres, as Ashley tells the story of Portrait, Fashion, Industrial, War and Social Documentary photography.

December 2021

3

Club competition No 4: open prints¹

Judge: Lloyd Moore CPAGB BPE3*

10

The Elsden Trophy: The Spirit of Hertford

Competition for images of Hertford, to be added to the archive at Hertford Museum. Entries should ideally include people as this provides better archive material. The images will be reviewed in historical context by Hon Member Cllr Peter Ruffles on 25 February. PDI only. d

Judged by a curator from Hertford Museum.

17

Christmas Social Evening

24

no meeting

31

no meeting

January 2022

7

Brains Trust

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

14

Club competition No 5: open PDI¹

Judge: Barbie Lindsay

21

Club competition No 6: open prints¹

Judge:

28

lecture

Cathedrals, Parish Churches and Other Churches

Clive Tanner MPAGB FRPS APAGB

Clive takes us to cathedrals, parish churches and ‘churches in retirement’ across England, and particularly in the south east.

February 2022

4

lecture

Looking Local

Chris Shepherd

As photographers we often suffer from “Locational Myopia”, constantly wishing we were in some exotic location with the best possible equipment. In this talk Chris details his fight with this photographer’s condition and suggests ways to overcome it as well as describing his personal journey to become a leading landscape photographer. D

11

lecture

There Be Dragons

Mark and Judy Buckley-Sharp

A documentary on the geography, history, culture and language of Turkey. Mark and Judy take a series of topics based on their extensive research and illustrate them using photographs taken across many visits. In Part 2 they tour the Bosphorus: up and down and side to side to the various villages.

18

inter-club competition

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

Judge: David Steel DPAGB

25

The Elsden Trophy: a review of the club’s images

Cllr Peter Ruffles MBE

Peter will review the entries to the Elsden Trophy competition on 10 December in the context of the 100-year-old record of Hertford by Arthur Elsden and his son, photo­graphers in Hertford between 1859 and 1926. Some 250 of their glass slides were given to the Club early in its life for safe keeping, and are now held in the County Archive.

March 2022

4

lecture

Japan at Cherry Blossom Time

Robert Snarey

Robert will talk about photography and culture from a trip to Japan that he undertook in April 2018. d

11

Club competition No 7: open PDI¹

Judge: Marilyn Steward ARPS,DPAGB, BPE4*, EFIAP/b

18

practical evening

How Do You Do That?

Hands-on discussions and demonstrations of camera gear, settings, shooting techniques and post processing.

25

lecture

Chasing The Light

Kieran Metcalfe BPE1*

An exploration of photographing the landscape in different lighting conditions, the challenges presented and Kieran’s approaches to them.

April 2022

1

Club competition No 8: open prints¹

Judge: Tom Peck

8

assignment #2

I Did It!

Images relating to the practical evening on 18 March.

15

Good Friday, no meeting

22

Small Print Competition: picture area 300 sq cm max

Judge: Peter Prosser APAGB

29

Set Subject Competition: ‘Abstracts’

Judge: Colin Southgate FRPS D

May 2022

6

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

followed by a photographic presentation.

13

lecture

Architecture: Exposure to Edit

Richard O'Brien

What to look for when shooting both internal and external architecture. Richard will start by talking about the gear he uses and why he uses it, then cover some simple tricks he uses to help him ‘get the shot’ especially in crowded locations. In the second half of the talk he will do a live demonstration of editing some of the images using a combination of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop CC, with questions welcome.

20

Club Images Through the Decades

A review of some of the club’s best work from the last 70 years, with monochrome and colour prints from the darkroom and original colour slides, alongside our recent digital work. D P

Comments by Colin Strong LRPS CPAGB

27

CLUB DINNER: a celebration of 70 years of Hertford Camera Club

with presentation of end of season trophies

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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