What’s on at the Club tonight?

Ady Kerry will give a presentation entitled “RAF/Falklands and Battle of Thanet”

Next week (7 April) is our panel competition – see below for more details.


What’s on this Weekend

Outing Saturday 2 April – London Walk

Meet at London Bridge Station at 10:30am on the concourse outside M&S for an exploration of the hipster fringe of the City.

KCPA Annual Exhibition

The selection of the Annual KCPA exhibition images at Deitling will for the 2nd time be open for viewing by club members, if you are interested in attending on either the PDI afternoon on Saturday 2 April or Print Day on Sunday 3 April, click here to purchase a ticket!

The Photographic Angle presents Streetscape – Saturday 2 April to Wednesday 6 April at South Quay Plaza, 189 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR, open daily from 10:00am to 3:00pm. All the images in this exhibition have been taken within cities and towns. They are contemporary records of urban life, but they are also testament to mankind’s ingenuity in adapting to new and challenging environments. Entry is free – No tickets required. More info on www.thephotographicangle.co.uk

Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum on now until 11 September.

Come face to face with hundreds of fluttering butterflies and moths from across the globe, including Africa, Asia and America, as they fly freely in this interactive family exhibition. Witness the remarkable life cycle of the intriguing insect, from a crawling caterpillar, to the elegant flying creature emerging from its chrysalis. Opening times: 10:00am to 5:50pm (last entry at 5:15pm)


Camera Club Weekend

The Outings Committee is considering a BCC trip to Bristol for the weekend Friday 12 to Monday 15 August 2016. The Bristol Balloon Festival is on that weekend and the city has many other attractions, including SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Accommodation probably in University Halls in self catering en-suite single rooms at a cost of approximately £120 for the three nights. Travel by train – approximately £60 return for advance booking. If interested please confirm to stevejones35@gmail.com as soon as possible.


Panel Competition – Thursday 7 April

This year’s theme is ‘Colour’ which may be interpreted any way you wish. You may enter up to three panels, each comprising 3 to 5 prints, which must be mounted to enable handling, but there are no particular requirements. For example putting all the pictures on a single mount is fine and provides scope to relate the images to each other. Or just a number of single mounted images on any size mount is also fine. Please bring your panels along on the night.


Annual Exhibition

For those of you who were presented with cups and plaques at last year’s AE, can these please be returned to the Club as soon as possible, beautifully shiny clean and in their boxes.


Mike Gleave Nature Cup Competition- Thursday 21 April

This is a new annual competition for a cup kindly donated by Cecily Gleave in memory of Mike who most members will recall was a very fine nature photographer. The definition of Nature is set out below. Please submit up to 4 PDIs in the usual competition format to pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk by 18 April or give CD/memory stick to me (Val Bluck) on 14 April. You may enter images which have previously been used in BCC competitions.

Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. The photographer, whatever photographic medium is used, must have taken the original image. Photographs of animals, which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible. Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.”