This issue will be a full one because I’m off on holiday – hopefully to see the Northern Lights – so no newsletters for the next 3 weeks. I’m also repeating some stuff from last week’s Newsletter.


What’s on at the Club Tonight and soon

Tonight – Frazer Ashford ABIPP ARPS will be showing us some of his PDIs entitled “Celebrities and Landscapes”.

It is also hand in for the Kerri Cup which is a one-class competition for prints taken over the last 14 months on a Club outing. Maximum 4 entries per Club member.

5 March – Kerri Cup competition to be judged by Carol White Griffiths LRPS

12 March – Robert Canis will be showing us some of his Wildlife Photography PDIs and it’s also the last date for handing in entries for the Annual Exhibition. Entry forms attached.

19 March – Richard Walton FRPS will be showing us some of his Prints entitled “Just for the Fun of it”

26 March – Internal Competition entitled Your Best Print. Steve Jones will be giving more details nearer the date.



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

Preliminary – Edmund Ault for “Crocus”

Intermediate – Czech Conroy for “Vulture Preparing for Landing” and Andy Cladingboel for “New Jeans Please”

Advanced – Vera Stevens for “Separation” and “On Top” and Steve Jones for “Township Toddler”

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

Preliminary – 1st Paul Tipping; 2nd Horst Schlewinski; 3rd Janet Wayman

Intermediate – 1st Czech Conroy; 2nd Andy Cladingboel; 3rd Peter Salmon

Advanced – 1st Vera Stevens; Joint 2nd, 3rd and 4th David Pollard, Paul Whitmarsh and Steve Jones 


Do you like Cider?

The 2nd Bromley CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Mad March Cider Festival which will be held on the 6th and 7th March 2015 at the HG Wells Centre, St. Marks Road, Bromley from 12 noon to 11:00 pm. Cost £1.00 to non-members. Note that there will be a pub crawl in Central Bromley on Saturday February 28th to help publicise the festival. This will begin in The Freelands Tavern at 12.30.


Our Next Club Outing – Sunday 29 March 

Will be a London Walk, which has been organised by Paul Whitmarsh. Unless Paul tells you to the contrary we will be meeting at Vauxhall Underground Station at 11:00 am. If interested please put your name on the list on the Noticeboard.


Weekend in Portsmouth 7 to 10 August 2015

The weekend is currently being planned and we need an early indication of interest. The University of Portsmouth are currently holding a number of rooms in Rees Hall, their Halls of Residence. There are a limited number of double rooms and more single rooms. All rooms are en-suite and the price includes breakfast. The cost for this is: £170.10 per double room/£121.50 per person in a single room. If you are interested, please put your name on the list on the Noticeboard. A £20 per person deposit will be required by 26 March.


Croydon Camera Club celebrates 125 years with two events in March

Having first met on 10 March 1890, the event coincides with the club’s annual exhibition (2 to 28 March, except Sundays) at the Clocktower Café in Katharine Street, Croydon. And on Wednesday 11 March the club will stage its 2015 Wratten Lecture, ‘The Photographer’s Eye: On Travel’ – the latest in a series by national and international speakers from the top ranks of the photographic world that have taken place every alternate year since 1999. The speaker is Michael Freeman, author of 30 photographic textbooks that have sold more than 3 million copies. Freeman will be drawing on a 40-year career of shooting principally for magazines and books to advise on how to meet an increasing challenge for photographers everywhere, and particularly with travel photography – how to get photos that we can think of as our own, that no-one else has shot. The lecture is open to non-members. Tickets cost £5. Send cheque – payable to Croydon Camera Club – to Wratten, 12 Wickham Road, Croydon CR0 8BA, with standard size SAE. To find out more go to


Star Night in Maidstone on Wednesday 18 March

To be held at Ditton Community Centre, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6AH. There is plenty of free parking. During the evening there will be a raffle, a bar and teas/coffees will be free of charge. The price of a ticket is £5.00 – available from Graham Chambers (01622 741252). The speaker will be Danny Green ( who is a natural history and wildlife photographer based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The title of his talk will be The Long Journey North: covering his trips to Scotland, Iceland and the main Nordic countries.


The Photography Show at NEC, Birmingham – 21 to 24 March

With an incredible line-up of leading brands, show bargains, live demos and inspirational speakers, you’ll enjoy a great day out dedicated to all things photography. And you can get a great deal on tickets by booking through the PAGB. Entrance is £18 if you pay on the door but just £13.95 if you pre-book. BUT – Quote the PAGB Code PAGBTPS15 and you will get your ticket for just £10.95 each. More info on


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.

Tonbridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition at Tonbridge Castle from 20 to 26 March – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – free entry


KCPA Exhibition Update – Message from Melanie Chalk

Things are changing! The KCPA Exhibition is going digital!

For the first time in 2015 we need you all to register on our Image Upload Software and enter your own images, both PDI and Prints for the KCPA Annual Print and PDI Exhibition 2015.

  • To Summarise
  • You need to Register to Upload. OPEN FOR ENTRIES FROM 16th FEBRUARY
  • You are responsible for your own individual entry and payment.
  • There are no forms to fill in or labels to download; all the paperwork is created from your entry on your computer.
  • It’s an easy to navigate system.
  • Easy payment with your PayPal account or with a Debit or Credit Card through PayPal.
  • Helpful instructions for Preparing Images.
  • Screenshots for guidance through the Upload stages.
  • Conditions and Definitions available on the Upload System for checking at every stage
  • A chance to change images right up until the final entry day, March 15th.
  • Help and advice at the end of the telephone.
  • Your Club Coordinator will collect and deliver the actual Prints to Hand in Points at the Diamond Jubilee Event 21st March or Detling Hall on Sunday 29th March.

We need those who work “only in Film” and are wanting to enter Prints, to contact us, either by email to or phone 07768265897 or 01634303540 so we can offer assistance with your entry, as an image has to be uploaded to finalise your entry, we can help with this requirement should no digital image be available.

We are confident you will find the process of entering this Exhibition very easy to complete.  But if you do encounter any problems please feel free to contact us at

We also hope that your Club Coordinators will be able to assist and encourage fellow members to prepare and complete their entries. Please broadcast this information to all your membership.

Please visit the The KCPA Annual Print and PDI Exhibition Webpage.