Reminder about our next Camera Club Outing – Sunday 7 September 2014

Our next outing will be to view the tall ships at Wood Wharf.  As part of the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta there will be 24 of the smaller tall ships moored at Canary Wharf, some ships will be open for visits.

We are meeting outside Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station by the line of Boris Bikes in front of the clocks at 11:00 am. Canary Wharf is an interesting place to visit and there are lots of places to eat and drink so we could meet at the end of the day and eat together. If you are planning to come along please let me know and let me have your mobile phone number.


Next week is the AGM – 11 September 2014

You will have already received the papers for the AGM. Please bring them with you on 11 September. If you are unable to attend please let the Hon. Secretary (me) know.


Things to do this weekend


Sunday 7 September 2014. 

The FDCC will be holding an exhibition at the Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway (The Warren, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8AT. Tel: 01622 884254), it is their ‘Tractors and Steam Day’. The exhibition will combine parts of the ‘Petrol Heads’ exhibition along with a selection of other works from the FDCC members. The Bredgar railway makes for a great day out, there are lots of old steam engines, traction engines, tractors and other items to admire and photograph plus you can have as many train rides around the grounds as you wish.


PAGB e-News Nos. 123 and 124

To read the latest issues please click on this link


KCPA News Group 

The KCPA now have their own Facebook News Group page KCPA News Group. From here, as a member, you will be able to see all upcoming events and also add your own updates too. Please find the page and request to be members of the group and help the Group grow, the group is open to club members. Please add any information you would like other associates to enjoy be it advertising your Photographic Exhibition, outings inviting others, or Speakers you would like to extend to a greater audience. There are also some posts advertising free E-Books (yes, FREE!) lots to keep you busy during the rainy weather! For example here is the KCPA July Update for your information.


The Group privacy settings have been changed to Closed which means that anyone can find the Group and who’s in it, but only members of the Group can see posts. And any member can add members but an admin must approve them. The changes ensure the Group’s safety. Potential members can also see the description of the Group if privacy is set to Closed. All members or admin may post to the Group.


Photography Exhibitions


Maidstone Camera Club

Are having an exhibition at the Mall Shopping Centre, Maidstone from 1 September to 7 September open during Centre hours.

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album Photography Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts on until 19 October

Discover a lesser-known side to a Hollywood icon. Dennis Hopper will be remembered as one of the all-time screen greats – best known for stellar turns in classic films such as Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, True Romance and Easy Rider – but is also well-respected as a photographer. This exhibition brings together over 400 images, captured during the tumultuous and creatively rich 1960’s, that were chosen for his first major exhibition in 1970.

Photography Competition

Monday 1st September saw the launch of this year’s inspirational photography competition ‘Capture the Moment’, to be judged by world renowned photographer Rankin in addition to Jane Won, curator of the De La Warr and Oliver McNeil of Legend Photography.

The competition is split into three categories: Love and Care: Judged by Rankin; The World Around Us: Judged by Jane Won and Under 15’s Camera Phone: Judged by Oliver McNeil and seeks to celebrate those magical moments, which are often lost or become distant memories. So start snapping and pick your best shots. You can submit your photos from now until 1st November 2014 at Facebook, or by email, see terms and conditions for details. For more information please email or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.


Enjoy the weekend – maybe the last sunny one before Autumn sets in.