What’s on at the Club tomorrow
Tomorrow is Round 3 of the Mono Print Competition to be judged by Gerald Kitiyakara
Next week (1 March) is a presentation by Darren Woolway ARPS entitled “Compositing: Creating Realistic Composites”.
15 March – Kerri and Steinberger Cup Competitions
These are one-class competitions. The Steinberger cup is awarded for the best PDI taken on a club outing and the Kerri Cup for the best print taken on a club outing. You can enter 3 prints and 3 PDIs. Qualifying events are:
14 January – London Wetlands Centre
2 February – Table Top Evening
18 February – London Walk – Hipster Tour Part 2
2 April – Thurrock Football Club
22 April – Coach visit to Dover
June – Weekend to Northumberland
19 August – South Bank Walk
28 October – Folkestone
plus photographs taken for 2017 ‘Music in London’ Summer Project
13 January – Kensington Walk
18 February – Rainham Marshes Visit
Camera Club Coach Outing to Brighton – Saturday 28 April
We will leave Bromley at 8.30am and return around 6.30pm. On the way you can visit Gatwick Aviation Museum or Nymans Garden with a stop of 90 minutes at either place (the coach will do a circular drop-off/pick-up). We will arrive at Brighton sea front around 12.30pm and depart at 5.00pm. Cost of transport is £30 per person. Entry to Aviation Museum is £7.50. Nymans is a National Trust property.
In order to confirm the coach booking Steve will need sign-ups and deposits of £10 by Thursday 15 February. There are still some seats available. You can email Steve to sign up or speak to him at the meetings.
What’s on this weekend and soon
Meet the Neighbours Planetarium Show – Weekends: 1.15pm and 3.30pm – Adult £8/Child £5.50/Concession £7
Royal Observatory, Planetarium and Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Vote with the audience on which planets to explore in depth, before moving beyond to explore neighbouring stars and galaxies far away in the depths of space. Packed full of spectacular sights and fun facts, this interactive show will be presented live by an astronomer from the Royal Observatory.
The Barbican includes three major photography exhibitions in its yearlong season The Art of Change.
Another Kind of Life: Photography at the Margins is on show from 28 February – 27 May and includes 20 photographers selected by Barbican curator Alona Pardo. Bringing together over 300 works from the 1950s to now, including specialist magazines and photobooks as well as prints, the show considers photographers’ ongoing fascination with those on the margins of society and how they have engaged with these groups, and touches on themes such as gender, caste, gang culture, and street life.
The British Journal of Photography have today launched the third edition of their Portrait of Britain photography award, the UK’s biggest public art exhibition. They are calling all photographers to enter Portrait of Britain 2018!
Portrait of Britain is an exhibition by the people, for the people. The accessibility of the exhibition goes hand in hand with its subject matter – as much a celebration of our country’s people as it is of photography, Portrait of Britain aims to reflect the many faces of modern Britain, and to show the unique culture and diversity of its people.
- 100 winning photographs will be exhibited nationwide
- 200 shortlisted & winning photographers will be featured in a Portrait of Britain book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide.
- There will also be an opportunity to grace the pages of British Journal of Photography’s Portrait Issue in October 2018.
- Each week, our editorial team will choose their favourite entries to appear in the ‘Editor’s Pick’ galleries via BJP platforms, to offer participants extra exposure.
The winning images will be selected by a group of key industry leaders:
- Martin Usborne, Founder of Hoxton Mini Press
- Caroline Hunter, Picture Editor at The Guardian Weekend Magazine
- Olivia Arthur, Magnum photographer
- Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director at British Journal of Photography
More information can be viewed here: portraitofbritain.uk
Digital photography workshops at Hucking
Digital photography workshop for beginners. Get top tips from an expert photographer whilst capturing digital images in the Hucking Estate, near Maidstone, Kent.
They are running three separate photography workshops at Hucking: Sunday 13 May, Sunday 10 June, and Saturday 20 October. Search for ‘photography’ on the events page to find details of other sessions. Groups will be small to ensure you get plenty of support. Each session will start at 10:00 and finish at around 4pm. There will be a break for lunch which can be taken at the local pub. Please note that there is no indoors / covered element to the sessions; they will be outdoors apart from lunchtime.
This course is designed for camera-owners who would like to know the basics. It will explain some of the basic principles of photography such as focus, exposure and composition as well as many of the practical aspects such as how to download and store images, and some advice on basic processing.
The majority of the time will be spent practicing techniques by actually using cameras out in the Hucking Estate. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and review your own images, and those taken by the group, as well as an opportunity to learn a host of top tips.
This course is suitable for people with any sort of camera – compact, bridge or DSLR. It is useful to bring along instruction books, if you have them, and you will need to make sure your batteries are fully charged and that you have a memory card with some free space on it.
Edward Parker is a specialist tree and forest photographer who, over the last 20 years, has worked in more than 40 countries around the world. He is co-author and photographer of the major book ‘Ancient Trees – trees that live for a thousand years’ and has worked on numerous tree and forest related projects for organisations such as the Woodland Trust, WWF, Tropical Forest Trust, and The Tree Council of the British Isles.
Edward has written more than 30 educational books and his photographs have been exhibited at Kew Gardens, Downing Street and The Horniman Museum, as well as having been used at both the Earth Summits. Photographing Trees is his latest book. A signed copy will be given as a prize on each session!
For more details about Hucking Estate, and how to get there, see: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/4776/hucking-estate/ Please park at the Woodland Trust car park off Church Road, ME17 1QT unless we inform you otherwise, nearer the time.
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