What’s on at the Club

Tomorrow is Round 2 of the Mono Print competition to be judged by Darren Pullman.

Next week (29 November) Bromley will be hosting the SLF Mono Print Competition, which will be judged by Clive Tanner. It is also hand in for the Mike Gleave Nature Cup (see below for details).

Thursday 6 December is the Nature Cup to be judged by Rosemary Wilman

This is the last meeting of the Club at the USC before the Christmas break, so after the Nature Cup competition we’ll have some nibbles, which you are welcome to contribute to, and do bring along any Christmas cards for other members.

Thursday 13 December is the Christmas Meal at the Barrel and Horn.


Mike Gleave Nature Cup

This cup is a one-class PDI competition and you can enter up to 4 images. See below for guidelines on entries.

 “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.”


Congratulations to those scoring a 20 in Round 2 of the Colour Print Competition.

“A Grandma’s Love” and “A Rainy Night in Kyoto” both by Matthew Teager

“On to the Lake” and “Last Look Back” both by Chris Murray

“Concentration” by Czech Conroy

“Waterfall” by Vera Stevens



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Christmas Meal – Thursday 13 December

A menu is on display and if you would like to attend please put your name on the list at the Club and let Jeff have your £10.00 deposit. 


KCPA Ross Cup

Bromley came 11th out of 36 entries, which was a great improvement over last year when we came 28th out of 33 entrants. Steve Jones’ “Disunity”, which was awarded an 18, was selected for comment from the Judge although Betty’s two prints also scored 18.


SLF Competition – Tuesday 13 November

Bromley CC were entered into the 1st round SLF colour print competition held at West Wickham Photographic Society. We were in competition with Cheam, Mitcham, Old Coulsdon, South London, West Wickham and Aperture Woolwich. Unfortunately we came 7th (out of 7).


What’s on soon which may be of interest

Wednesday 21 November – 7.00pm – 9:00pm – Cost £10

Tickets are available to buy on Eventbrite for a photography evening in (candlelit) Southwark Cathedral at London Bridge. There’ll be no more till next year after this one. No commercial photography permitted and you have to take all your own equipment.

Christmas at Kew – Thursday 22 November to 5 January 2019

Kew Gardens are getting their annual festive makeover as a million twinkling lights are switched on. It’s one of the city’s most spectacular Christmas installations, with 300 illuminated origami boats floating on the lake and thousands of laser beams bouncing between the trees. The perfect light in this winter darkness. kew.org

Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park – Thursday 22 November to 5 January 2019 

Winter Wonderland’s festivities return to Hyde Park this weekend. There are fairground rides, Christmas markets and live comedy, as well as an Enchanted Forest created from more than 500 tonnes of ice and snow. Warm your hands up with endless cups of mulled wine and nibble on Christmas treats in the food hall. hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

London Zoo – from Thursday 22 November

is adding some festive sparkle to its site this season, with a new after-dark experience opening this weekend. While the animal kingdom sleeps, humans can explore the historic site via the mile-long illuminated pathway. The much-loved penguin pool will host a fountain show with lights and music while animal sculptures will beam across the venue. zsl.org

Skate on the Tower of London Moat – Friday 23 November to 6 January

The Tower isn’t the only place to get your skates on this Christmas; seasonal ice rinks are now open at locations around the capital, including Somerset House, Natural History Museum and Canary Wharf.

Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – £6.00

With over 100 stands selling gifts and produce from British suppliers, you’ll discover unique presents you won’t find anywhere else. There will be a present-wrapping masterclasses with Jane Means, so your gift can be dressed up in the glorious packaging it deserves.

As well as stocking up on beautiful gifts, take time out to really enjoy the Christmas season. From warming winter herbal lattes to generous helpings of reviving mulled wine, there will be seasonal refreshments on hand which will fortify you should you wish to join in a bout of carol singing.

Dennis Severs’ Annual Christmas Installation  – 18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BX – starts Sunday 25 November until 4 January 2019

Step into Christmas, circa 1724. This frozen-in-time house, tucked away down a Liverpool St side street has been given a festive makeover, complete with freshly wrapped presents, the sound of carollers and the aroma of a Christmas dinner – almost as if the Huguenot family never left. The Silent Night visits, which take place in the evening (you must send your first and second choice time slot requests in beforehand), include a tour around the house in silence, after which you can choose any room with a roaring fire to be seated in and enjoy a mulled wine and mince pie. Plus curatorial staff will be on hand to answer any questions. NB: This event is unsuitable for children. Time and prices vary – see website for more details.


Master of Prints Exhibition – help needed

This exhibition, with the top prints from PAGB club members is being hung on Monday 3 December and will run until Monday 17 December when it will be taken down for the next venue. The official opening will be on Friday 7 December for an invited audience of those who have entries accepted and the sponsor prize donors.

Much of the stewarding has been offered already but the organisers are still looking for volunteers for 4 and 5 December. They believe there is a volunteer for 6 December but have not had confirmation yet), volunteers for Friday 14 December are also needed. If you are able to offer your services please email Jane Puncher (kcpasecretary@gmail.com). Travel expenses and a small payment for lunch is offered. This will be the finest exhibition of club photography in London this year! The venue is RK Burt Gallery, 57-61 Union Street, London SE1 1SG, nearest underground is London Bridge. Opening hours 10am to 4pm.


PAGB e-News No. 218 and 218 extra

To read the latest issue, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk


This will be the last Newsletter before the Christmas break so, although early, may I wish you all a very happy Christmas and happy shooting in 2019.