RHS Photographic Competition 2013

Enter now to compete for the prestigious title of RHS Photographer of the Year and a share in the £5,500 prize fund. There is a cash prize of £1000 for the overall winner as well as prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings in each of the six categories – plants, gardens, details, seasons, wildlife and people in the garden –  with no limit on the number of entries you can submit. Winners and finalists also get a huge amount of exposure with their work featuring heavily in the UK and international press and being exhibited across all RHS Gardens. The RHS is always keen to promote great garden and plant photography, and this competition offers an opportunity for all professional or amateur photographers from anywhere in the world, to showcase their best garden-related images. To find out more about the competition, and to submit your images, please visit The closing date is Friday 1st November 2013, so there is plenty of time yet to upload your images.


The KCPA Digital Imaging Competition

Job Opportunity

The Jessops chain of photographic shops is re-opening. The Club has been contacted by a recruitment agent acting for them asking if any club members may be interested in a job with Jessops. If you are please contact Idris on 07985 277444.


Things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend

Carters Steam Fair – Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August – 12 noon to 8 pm at Victoria Park, Grove Road, E9 7DE.

Carters Steam Fair is renowned for being Europe’s premier vintage travelling funfair which contains a classic collection of Victorian steam powered fun fair rides ranging in date from the late 19th Century to the 1960s.


Half Price Entry to Kew Gardens – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August – 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Visitors arriving after 3:30 pm can go into Kew Gardens for half price and this weekend the closing time is an hour later than usual at 7:30 pm.


Ripley Garden Party (24 Sundridge Avenue, BR1 2PX) – Saturday 24 August – 12.30 to 5 pm – adults £2, children free.

Punch and Judy are back along with Bromley Valley Gymnasts, Arts, Crafts, Stalls, Beer tent, BBQ, etc.  We are exhibiting some of our images so why not come along and view them.


Sunday 25 August 2013 Tower Bridge at 4.15 pm

An exceptionally rare sight — as the UK’s only air-worthy heritage flying boat will fly along the Thames next week, and over Tower Bridge.

The event is to mark the 100th anniversary of a Daily Mail’s Round Britain Race back in the days when the newspaper used to sponsor a lot of aeronautical feats of endurance. It also happens to be the 70th birthday of the flying boat that will make the flypast.

What will happen is that the Catalina G-PBYA flying boat, which is currently based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford will start a 5 day tour around the UK, deviating from the original route in order to fly over some significant landmarks.

Weather depending, the plane should have flown over Tower Bridge at 10:50am  Wednesday (21st Aug) and then flew along the Thames to Kingston (10.55), down to Chessington then over to Weybridge (11am), before heading down to Southampton.


It returns on Sunday 25 August reversing the same route and passing over Tower Bridge at around 4:15pm.


Items for Sale

The Photographers Workshops Studio is closing.  The following items are for sale.  All items to be collected from the studio in Eynsford, no credit card payments – cash or bank transfer or pay pal invoice only.

New HP Pavillion 23 Computer all-in-one with Windows 8 OS with wireless keyboard and mouse ….. £250.00

Nikon D3x – 24mp  FX (full frame) Professional Camera in original unmarked box.  The camera is in pristine condition with little use and comes complete with battery and charger …..  £3,400.00

Interfit Flat Panel Reflectors and light modifiers on adjustable stands 89cm x 178 cm (brand new) x 4 @ £45 each …..          £180.00

Adjustable Metal Chain DrivenWall Mounted Backdrop Support System with blue, red, black, white 2.8m Paper Rolls ….. £120.00

Professional Lastolight shoot-through Brollies (new) ….. £30.00

Wall-mounted Boom arms adjustable to wide angle and length up to 2.8m …..      £60.00

If you would like more information (or a photograph) on any of the above, please contact Jane Parten and let her know what items you are interested in. Email Tel: 07875 137475