Hertford and District Camera Club

syllabus / programme

Programme of Meetings 2020-2021 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.

Due to Covid-19 the first part of this season will take place online. Visitor info here later.Non-members wishing to join a meetingan online meeting please click its VISITOR button.

September 2020

18

The Malcolm Unwin PDI Trophy

Knockout competition for last year’s best projected images. Plus the results from last season's battle v Køge Fotoclub in Denmark. d

25

assignment #1

We know what you did during lockdown!

Show your photos taken during the Summer break, and tell us how and why you took them. d 

October 2020

2

Club competition No 1: open projected images¹

Judge: Ron Tear ARPS MPAGB PSA3* BPE4*

9

2019-20 AGM / Chairman's Evening

followed by “What’s in your camera bag?”, an illustrated discussion about our favourite gizmos, widgets, lenses, cards… and bags.

16

lecture

My Restless Lens

Dr Keith Snell EFIAP EPSA LRPS

An active photographer based in Cumbria, Keith will introduce us to a broad range of photography including wildlife, figurative, abstract, impressionist and landscape. d

23

practical evening

New Images from Old, Before and After

An opportunity to discuss images and techniques for Assignment #2, with some demonstrations and a chance to learn new skills.

30

lecture

Wildlife Photography Around the UK

Alison Jenkins ARPS DPAGB BPE1*

Alison takes us to some fantastic yet not-expensive-to-get-to UK locations to capture stunning wildlife shots, explaining her shooting techniques and camera settings, and showing us the equipment she uses. d

November 2020

3

 tuesday   inter-club competition

4-way PDI battle v Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth and Stevenage; hosted by WGC.

Judge: Peter Norris

6

Brains Trust

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

13

lecture

Northern Winter – Survival in the Snow

Sarah Kelman ARPS DPAGB

The northern taiga is the largest land biome on the planet, but also one of the harshest for the animals that live there. When the winter snows arrive, many species migrate south. This is the story of those animals that remain to overwinter in these harsh conditions. d

20

Club competition No 2: open projected images¹

Judge: Ben Pike

27

lecture

PAGB recorded lectures programme change

People, Portraits and Pachyderms

Adrian Lines

A Selection of creative images, showing transitions from original photo to finished image.

GB Cup (for small clubs) 2020

All Categories (including Nature). A presentation of images from clubs across Great Britain.

December 2020

4

assignment #2

New Images from Old, Before and After

Show and discuss your creative images, especially work inspired by the 23 October Practical Evening. d 

11

lecture

The Dragon in Monochrome

Margaret Salisbury FRPS MFIAP FIPF FSITTP

How and why Margaret chooses mono­chrome for landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes; for creative work, pictorial, natural history and travel; and in particular for people and their way of life. Known as "the Welsh Dragon" because of her dragon signature on the back of her prints she has for many years been the go-to person for advice on obtaining photographic distinctions and qualifications. d

18

Christmas Social Evening

25

no meeting

January 2021

1

no meeting

8

Mini Set-Subject Competition: ‘Angles and Curves’, plus open Triptych competition

Judge: Naomi Saul ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP d

15

inter-club competition

2-way PDI battle v H2 PS programme change

Judge: David Steel DPAGB

20

 wednesday  inter-club competition

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

Judge: Ron Tear ARPS MPAGB PSA3* BPE4*

22

Club competition No 3: open projected images¹ programme change

Judge: Tom Peck

29

lecture

It’s a Small World

Andy Sands

Macro and extreme macro images taken during lockdown. An outstanding wildlife photo­grapher with a special interest in close-ups of insects and fungi, Andy hasn’t been put off by not being able to travel. Instead he’s looked for small things to photo­graph closer to home. d

February 2021

5

inter-club competition

2-way PDI battle v Southgate programme change

Judge: Lloyd Moore CPAGB BPE3 (CACC)

12

lecture

Themes and Journeys – Traditional & Urban Landscapes programme change

Stephen J Dean LRPS APAGB

An overview of the photo­graphy that Stephen enjoys the most: Landscape and Urban Land­scape Photo­graphy, from across Northern England and Scotland. Images from the Pennines and the Lake District are a mixture of colour and mono­chrome, while his urban landscapes from Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield and York are mostly in monochrome. D

19

lecture

Making the Connection

Colin Southgate FRPS

Colin explores the connection between art and photography, as the rush of creativity unleashed by digital imaging blurs the lines between the two disciplines.

26

lecture

The Elsden Archive

Cllr Peter Ruffles MBE

Arthur Elsden and his son were photo­graphers in Hertford between 1859 and 1926, and some 250 of their glass slides were given to the Club, early in its life, for safe keeping. Peter knows them well, and will be talking about his favourites.

March 2021

5

lecture

The Nik Collection

Phil Janes LRPS

Nik Collection is a group of plug-in software packages for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and DxO PhotoLab which allow a range of effects to easily be applied to images, in particular to replicate black and white darkroom effects. D

12

Club competition No 4: open projected images¹

Judge: Daphne Hanson DPAGB APAGB

19

lecture

It's Not What You See, It's What You Make programme change

Mike Martin AFIAP AWPF

Mike is a Bristol-based photo­grapher who organises studio sessions for his club, volun­teers with the local Photo­grapher's With Disabilities group and mentors individual photo­graphers. He leads the image editing and studio modules in Bristol PS's annual photo­graphy course. His talk will showcase some of his non-portrait photo­graphy, with a step-by-step Photoshop walk-through of some of his creative images, and sharing some of his lockdown projects. D

26

lecture

Images of Iceland programme change

Colin Westgate FRPS MPAGB APAGB MFIAP

Iceland is geologically a very young island, formed less than 20 million years ago through volcanic action as the earth's tectonic plates moved apart. This still takes place today, and has resulted in an amazing land­scape of specta­cular features, including lava fields, ice caps and glaciers, snow and ice, hot springs and geysers, waterfalls, black beaches, active volcanoes, the 'Northern Lights' and more.

April 2021

2

Good Friday, no meeting

9

Set Subject Competition: ‘On the Street’

Judge: Colin Strong LRPS CPAGB D P

16

lecture

Reality is For People with No Imagination

Gary Nicholls

Gary will inspire us to try new ideas and ignore convention in creating personal projects, using the camera as a tool to create Fine Art images from imagination to realisation. D

23

lecture

Astro Photography

Nik Symanek

A well-known astrophotographer, Nik will explain the process of capturing images using CCD cameras. D

30

Small Print Competition: picture area 300 sq cm max

Judge: Roger Poyser CPAGB

May 2021

7

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

followed by a photographic presentation.

14

lecture

Landscape in Transition

Mike Seaborne

Our changing environment as affected by eco­nomic and social forces. Over the past 45 years Mike has photographed in the north of England, London, the Upper Lea Valley and across Europe, and for more than 30 years was Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London. D

21

CLUB DINNER

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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