Club Autumn Walk

This year’s Autumn Walk will be on 18 November 2012. We will meet at London Bridge Station (by the taxi rank) and leave at 10.00 am.  The walk has been published on the Club’s notice board. If you are intending to come, please sign the notice and provide your mobile telephone number (for emergencies). Mine is 07802 948482.  The walk is about 3 miles. We will head towards the City via St Pauls and return to London Bridge Station.

Lunch: There will be opportunities to buy food or you may prefer to bring your own.  Loos: This should not be a problem.  Photo Opportunities: Plenty.

Changes/Additions to the Published Programme

Change of Judge – Members may wish to note that the judge on 24 January 2013 will now be Dave Wilcox of Upminster CC.

Member’s Evening – 6 December 2012: Discussions of images taken on the Autumn Walk. See separate article in the Newsletter.

9 February 2013 – Visit to Ansel Adams Exhibition, Greenwich.

20 April 2013 – Coach Trip to Essex: Leaders will be Val Bluck and Betty Deshmukh.

5 September 2013 – Annual General Meeting

Photography Workshops

Some of you, who were members a few years back, will recall a very talented and creative young nature photographer named Jodie Randall. She is based in Rochester, Kent.  She is now offering to run workshops as follows:

One to One workshops: £180 Full day workshop (minimum 6 hours) £90 Half day workshop (minimum 3 hours).  If you are interested you can contact her as follows: Jodie Randall Nature Photography

Kent Photo Library are running the following courses – more details on

Saturday 26th January 2013 Canterbury Ghost Tour Photography Course with Alex Hare – Sunday 17th February 2013 Folkestone with Alex Hare – Thursday 28th March 2013 An Evening of Photography in Faversham – Thursday 25th April 2013 An Evening of Photography in Broadstairs – Saturday 27th April 2013 Capturing Chislehurst Caves with Alex Hare – Saturday 11th May 2013 Shell Grotto and Margate with Alex Hare – Saturday 25th May 2013 Photography at sea; The White Cliffs of Dover with Rob Canis – Saturday 29th June 2013 Kent Wildlife Photography in Ramsgate with Rob Canis – Saturday 13th July 2013 Back on Sailing Barge Orinoco with Rob Canis – Sunday 21st July 2013 Photography at The War and Peace Show with Rob Canis

The Photographers Workshops are holding courses entitled “Birds of Prey – Up Close and Personal” on Saturday 17 November, on Sunday 18 November “Birds of Prey – Field Workshop” and on Saturday 24 November “Fashion and Beauty Lighting Workshop”.  Details at

Photography Exhibitions

The Royal Albert Hall and Getty Images Gallery in association with the Scott Polar Research Institute presents a new exhibition of photographs from Robert Falcon Scott’s epic voyage to the South Pole.  Expedition photographer Herbert Ponting’s beautiful and graphic photographs record the conditions faced by the explorers and capture the stark beauty of the Antarctica of 100 years ago. The collection provides a stirring testament to the heroism and bravery of all involved and perfectly encapsulates the spirit of adventure and discovery that marked their courageous journey.  At Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW72AP on Sunday 11 November 10 am to 3pm, Saturday 1 December 10 am to 3pm and Sunday 2 December 10 am to 1 pm.  Admission free.

The Victoria and Albert Museum are holding a new exhibition entitled “Light from the Middle East” from 13 November to 7 April 2013.  Admission free.

Theme Competition

Each season we have a competition based on a particular subject or theme.  This season’s competition is on 7 March 2013.  The theme will be “The Old and the New” and will be based on a panel of 3 to 5 prints.  For those members who have little or no experience of putting together a panel, Betty will reveal all on 14 February 2013. It is not as difficult as you think! In essence, the prints will need to look as a set, complimenting each other. You can specify if they are all in a line, on two rows or some other configuration.  By giving you much more notice of the subject than previously, it is hoped that many more members will enter this competition.  Any print used in this competition will not preclude it from being used in future Club Competitions, the Kerri Cup Competition or the Annual Exhibition, subject to being in the same format.

The Club walk described above will provide opportunities for this competition.

Just for Information

On Wednesday 14 November to mark the birthday of the Prince of Wales, there will be Gun Salutes in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London.

And don’t forget that Thursday 15 November is Beaujolais Nouveau day!