What’s on at the Club tonight and next week

Tonight is our Quiz Night. Teams of up to 6 competing for no prizes! It is also hand in for Round 3 of the PDI Competition.

Next week is Round 3 of the PDI Competition when our judge will be Vince Winter.



If you have not already brought in your prints for Round 2 of the Colour Print Competition to enable them to be rejudged please do so as soon as possible, preferably this evening.


Our Next Outing – Saturday 21 February

Will be to view “Drawn by Light” at the Science Museum followed by a walk if the weather allows. If you are interested please put your name on the list on the Noticeboard.


One-off Workshop 

On Saturday 28 February Steve Jones will lead a workshop to help less-experienced members plug gaps in their photographic knowledge or who need clarification on, for example, entering competitions. Topics will be driven by participants’ questions. This will be held at Steve’s house in Chislehurst at 10am and will finish by 1pm. Please tell Steve at a club meeting or email pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk if you wish to attend. This is open to all members and there is no charge.


What’s on at the Weekend

Mass balloon release – Sunday 15 February – 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

No idea why, but around 1,000 helium balloons will be released next to the Oxo Tower on the South Bank. It’s my sister’s birthday so maybe that’s why!


Pancake Day  – Tuesday 17 February.

Lots of Pancake races going on all for different charities. Here are just a few.

The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane – 12.30

Parliamentary Pancake Race, Victoria Tower Gardens outside Houses of Parliament, Westminster – from 9.45

Better Bankside Pancake Race, Borough Market, Southwark – 12.30



To those who received a 20 in Round 3 of the Mono Print Competition

Preliminary – Paul Tipping for “Portrait of Ana” and  “Anish Kapoor Sculpture at Guggenheim Gallery, Bilbao” and John Hackett for “Historic F1 Meeting, Brands Hatch”

Intermediate – Jane Upcott for “The Owl” and Lou Humphreys for “Turn”

Advanced – Peter Ergis for “Looking for Breakfast”; David Pollard for “Gypsy Camp, Hardiwar” and Vera Stevens for “St Frances Monastery Cloister”

And the final results are now in for the 2014/2015 Mono Print Competition and the winners are:

Preliminary – 1st Paul Tipping; 2nd John Hackett; 3rd David Wild

Intermediate – 1st Lou Humphries; 2nd Peter Salmon; 3rd Jane Upcott

Advanced – 1st David Pollard; 2nd Vera Stevens; 3rd Steve Jones


Photography Exhibitions

RPS Visual Arts Group Members Exhibition 2015 at Fairfield Halls, Croydon from 28 February to 14 March. Some BCC members have prints on show.


Evening Visit to the Photographic Studio in Hayes

If anyone is interested in another evening visit to the photographic studio in Hayes could you please let Betty know.


Can anyone help Charles Addington (addingtonch@hotmail.com)>

Charles is looking for information about an old photograph from the 1950s; he is trying to find records of Rowley Studios Ltd, which was at 224 High Street, Bromley, when the firm ceased operation about 1959.  This photo studio was apparently succeeded at the same location by Jack Garnham (Photographic) Ltd, which was dissolved in 1967. The Bromley Archives have no records of the above photographers, and Charles was wondering if any of our historically minded members has any idea where records of Rowley Studios might now be found.