Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

EVENT | A/V Night and Images and Music

This year we are combining two favourites into one evening.

The first half of the evening is our traditional A/V Night:

Your chance to  offer the club an insight into your archive......set to music or other soundtrack.   

Sequences should, ideally, be no longer than 5 minutes in duration.     Please be prepared to talk about how you put your sequence together so that others may learn from your experience.

After the break we continue with Images and Music:

Bring a set of images that is inspired by music.  There are 3 themes to enter and you can enter as many photos in any of the themes you like...

Theme 1   Take a Photo which is an alternative Album Cover for a Music Album. Whether Pop, Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Country or Blues, albums often have dull, lacklustre covers and and I'm sure we could do better.  We'd like you to take a photo which illustrates the Album title. It's your own interpretation so you can be as creative, literal or humorous as you like.

Theme 2   Take a Photo which illustrates a Song Title, from  'Stairway to Heaven'  to  'My baby just cares for me'  there's a song title out there asking for a Photo.

Theme 3   An image which is an illustrates a line or two of song lyric e.g. In Penny Lane 'There is a barber showing photographs' 

A few notes that might help... 

  • There's no outside judge so no stress. You can reveal the Album, Song or Lyric you've interpreted or ask club members to guess on the night.
  • We're looking for your imagination, your interpretation and your creativity rather than technically perfect photos.
  •  You could delve into your snow photos and enter a photo of a snowy Ealing common as The Beatles - White Album but we'd prefer new photos taken especially for this fun evening.
  • As this is not a real competition you're allowed to enter any of your music themed photos into subsequent monthly competitions.
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Jan
11
8:00 PM20:00

TALK | Micki Aston "Vietnam & Cambodia"

Micki has been coming to EHHPS as a judge for over 18 years and this week, we welcome her as a speaker.   This evening's presentation will be on Micki's recent trips to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Biog:
Micki has been widely published in a variety of books and other photographic publications, as well as having had her work regularly exhibited in the Cotswold Monochrome International Salon.   She judges both inter-club and country competitions throughout southern England, as well as lecturing extensively on her travel photography.

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Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Printed Image Competition | Dell & Pietruski

A print competition, with awards in two categories presented on the night.

Dell : Black and white print

Pietruski : Colour print

Think of it as a normal print competition, but with the set subject being ‘Black and White’ or 'Colour'

You may enter a maximum of 4 images, with a maximum of 3 in one category

Do enter your best images - new ones are preferred but repeats are allowed.

Any further questions should be directed to the competitions secretary, Emmanuel.

Judge:  tbc

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Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Match-a-Digi

Fast, furious and friendly competition between EHHPS, Field End Photographic Society and Pinner Camera Club. This year, Field End are the hosts.

How it works:

Each club comes with a bank of 40 images
There are 36 rounds of three images, one from each club, with the clubs taking it in turn to start (so each club ends up with 4 ‘spare’ images)

The images in the competition are judged, both photographically and as the nearest match to the first image in the round.  

Judge: tbc

Location:
Field End Photographic Society,
Ruislip Methodist Church,
(via Ickenham Road)
HA4 7BZ
 

Click here for map

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Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

TALK | David Boag "The World of the Wildlife Photographer"

This entertaining lecture spans 35 years of photography and takes us to 5 continents.    David is most frequently asked questions about his ‘favourites’ such as  

  • What are the pictures you are most pleased with?  
  • What is the best place you have visited?  
  • Which subjects do you most enjoy photographing?  

David says, "These are impossible questions to answer because one's opinion constantly changes.    How can you possibly compare the Queensland tropical rain forest with the desert of Utah; or compare the delicate but vibrant sunbirds with the power and majesty of a bald eagle?    It may be impossible but, in this lecture, I am going to try!    Working my way through my commissions over a span of 30 years, I will bring you right up to date with my latest and most exciting project."

Biog:
David Boag is a wildlife photographer and the author/photographer of 18 published books, the first of were ‘The Kingfisher’ published in 1982 and ‘The Atlantic Puffin’ published a couple of years later.   His work became the subject of the television programme ‘Out of Town’ and he has since been involved with both television and radio, either in an advisory capacity or as a knowledgeable guest or presenter. 

David lectures regularly throughout the country to a wide variety of natural history, photographic and general interest audiences including for organisations such as the National Trust, the RSPB, British Trust for Ornithology and the Royal Photographic Society.     His work is marketed throughout the world by a variety of top agencies which has led him to working throughout Europe, Australia, Africa and in America. 

David has taught photography to both photographic degree and wildlife illustration students and his tutorial DVDs have been extremely popular and successful.     

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Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

TALK | Ian Leake "Photographs in Platinum"

 

EHHPS is delighted to welcome the fine art photographer, Ian Leake, to the Club who specialises in handmade platinum prints.  

The first half of Ian's talk will be about his photographs: why he makes them, how he's drawn to particular subjects, what he looks for in a 'successful' photograph and he will bring a selection of his nudes and abstracts to illustrate these topics.

After a break for the traditional cuppa, Ian will talk about the technicalities: platinum printing, large format cameras, and how he works with models.

There will be plenty of time to look at and discuss prints; also for your questions about platinum printing, film photography and technique.

 

Ian Leake

Ian Leake is a fine art photographer currently living in Switzerland. He is committed to the hand made platinum print, a nineteenth century photographic process that produces images of purest platinum and related metals.

Many collectors consider platinum prints to be the ultimate standard for fine art photographs. They have a distinct and luxurious appearance, quite unlike more mainstream print media. A well made platinum print lasts as long as the paper it is made on.

Ian Leake's prints are held in private collections across Europe and North America. His book, The Platinum Printing Workshop, is the most comprehensive and accessible contemporary guide to printing with the, "reigning queen of fine art photography."

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May
16
7:30 PM19:30

VISIT : Highcliffe & Infinity

The club's now traditional foray to the New Forest and surrounding areas as we pay a visit for a friendly competition against Highcliffe & Infinity Photography Club.

We leave on the Wednesday morning, take photographs en route, stay in a local hotel and attend H&I's club night for the competition, then travel back (more photo opportunities) for our EHHPS Club night.  Great fun!

More details nearer the time.  Let someone on the committee know if you are interested in coming along and we will try and co-ordinate lifts.   

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May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Millennium Competition : Projected and Printed Images

The Club is the Judge...

Over the course of the evening, all of the print and projected images which have scored 20's in the Club competitions throughout the year are shown.   The images are then scored by everyone present to elicit an overall winning print and an overall winning projected image.

There is already a record of projected images scoring 20 so these images will already exist on file.   However, prints scoring 20 will need to be brought in on the night - no later than 7.45pm please, so that we have time to display them.

Come and join in this celebration of a year of fabulous photography!

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Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Annual Exhibition of Printed and Projected Images

This is the final competition of the EHHPS year and is completely open (i.e. there is no set subject).   The evening will consist of both printed and projected images and you may submit up to three images in each section.    It is your choice as to what images you enter so it can be work you have already entered throughout the year, or entirely new work.  It could be an image you are  particularly pleased with, or an image that you have revisited - perhaps making alterations suggested by a judge in a previous competition.

And, of course, there are trophies!

Judge:  tbc

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Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

EHHPS Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Ealing and Hampshire House Photographic Society will be held on Thursday, 29th June at 8pm in our usual venue.   

An agenda and the minutes from last year's AGM will be circulated beforehand.

Members who would like to raise items under "Any Other Business" can email secretary@ehhps.org.uk in advance of the meeting and no later than the 7th June.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining the committee.

EHHPS belongs to you, the members, so do come along and be part of the action.

This is also the evening when we find out who has won the print and projected image competitions and the trophies awarded!

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Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

TALK | Benjamin Graham, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 on "Vision & Visual Style"

Following his talk to EHHPS on light and timing in landscape photography, Ben, this Year's winner of Landscape Photographer of the Year, returns to EHHPS to give a presentation on developing your own photographic vision and visual style.  

Illustrated using his own images, he will talk about how, as photographers, we interpret 3-dimensional scenes as 2-dimensional images, but how can we make the most of tone, texture, line and shape?  And it's all very well knowing the rules, but how can you tell when it'll be OK to break them?  

Benjamin Graham  is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of the British coast and countryside through his photography and his work regularly appears in major newspapers, magazines and online editorial galleries both in the UK and around the world.

Even before this year's winning of the Landscape Photographer of the Year award, six of his images were shortlisted for OPOTY 2015, one of which was a category finalist and appears in the OPOTY 2015 book.   

Benjamin says, "Photography has been an on-and-off passion ever since my Dad bought me my first ever film camera, an Agfamatic ISO-Rapid C, in 1968.  I am, to this day, still fascinated by every aspect of the creative process of photography." 

After a varied career, he has been practising as a professional photographer, creating images for commercial sale, since 2012 and featured in his one-man exhibition at  the Oxmarket Gallery during the highly respected Festival of Chichester this summer.

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PRACTICAL | Model photography
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

PRACTICAL | Model photography

Bring your cameras for the chance to get more experience in working with a model.  We will have a variety of accessories and 'speed-dating style' we will change the look regularly throughout the evening to prevent everyone's capturing similar images.

Should be fun!  

(If you have a specific request then please contact Kristin)

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OUTING / SOCIAL : DIWALI
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

OUTING / SOCIAL : DIWALI

This year, Diwali falls exactly on Thursday, 19th October.   Bring your cameras and come out with your fellow Club members for an outing to Southall and the Diwali experience.

We will start by taking advantage of the photographic opportunities, and then meet for a meal at the excellent 'Brilliant' restaurant - a big hit for those who came last year.
Please let Kristin Mason know if you wish to join us for the meal.

The meeting point is: Havelock Road Temple. Be aware that you will not be able to park in this vicinity due to the celebrations and you would be better off taking public transport. 

Bring a tripod for the fireworks!

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Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

TALK | Andy Sands

Always a favourite at EHHPS, and this year's winner of the Ron Wake Competition, we are delighted to welcome Andy back to present some of his outstanding and inspiring images.  

On this occasion, he will be showing a variety of his work across the genres of fungi and his more general close-up natural history.  This summer, Andy was also commissioned to try out some new kit, so he will also show us some of the more quirky test shots as he put the camera through its paces.  

Biog:
A lifelong naturalist, Andy Sands has been photographing wildlife for more than 15 years and has an enviable reputation for photographing the flora and fauna of British wildlife.  

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

PRACTICAL | Tabletop

With the first projected competition having the theme of "Tabletop" this is an additional opportunity to capture a 20-scoring image for next week's competition.

We'll have a number of tabletop options for you and, of course, if you would like to bring something of your own to photograph, please feel free to do so.

 

 

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Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Printed Image Competition #1

The first competition of the new season, this one is for printed images.   A maximum of four images can be submitted with no more than three in either set subject or open categories.   For more details about rules see elsewhere on the website.

Set Subject:  Pink

Judge:  Micki Aston

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New Season: Barbeque
Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

New Season: Barbeque

Always a firm favourite, this Late Summer Event this season doubles up as the first event of the new season.  

Come along with your smartphones and tablets if you wish, to show off your close-season work, or just come for good food and drink and of course excellent company.

Amanda Wright has kindly agreed to host this year's event.  Let us start off the new season with a bang.  The first Print Competition is just five days later...

£10 contribution per person towards the food.   Please also bring a bottle.

Please confirm your booking directly with Amanda Wright

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Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Event: River Walk & Pub

A guided walk along the Thames from Kew to Richmond

With Photographic opportunities galore, recovering an an excellent Pub.

Social Secretary Mike Roscoe writes:

"It's a river walk this time - meeting at the main gates outside Kew Gardens and then walking to Richmond - followed by a pub meal.  For those who still have a bit of energy left and would like to walk off some of the food and drink I'm planning to walk back to Kew.   For those unable to then there's bus, tube and overground from Richmond to wherever they need to go.  I'm proposing a 1pm start at Kew and lunch about 2pm - exact pub in Richmond TBC and I'm open to suggestions.

Further information and Bookings: Mike Roscoe

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

EHHPS Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Ealing and Hampshire House Photographic Society will be held on Thursday, 8th June at 8pm in the Garden Room of 'The Grange', Warwick Road, Ealing W5 3XH  

An agenda and the minutes from last year's AGM will be circulated beforehand.

Members who would like to raise items under "Any Other Business" can email secretary@ehhps.org.uk in advance of the meeting and no later than the 8th June.

Please also get in touch if you are interested in joining the committee.

EHHPS belongs to you, the members, so do come along and be part of the action.

This is also the evening when we find out who has won the print and projected image competitions and the trophies awarded.

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Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

Match-a-Digi

Fast, furious and friendly competition between EHHPS, Field End Photographic Society and Pinner Camera Club. This year, Pinner are the hosts.

How it works:

Each club comes with a bank of 40 images
There are 36 rounds of three images, one from each club, with the clubs taking it in turn to start (so each club ends up with 4 ‘spare’ images)

The images in the competition are judged, both photographically and as the nearest match to the first image in the round.  

Judge: Martin Patten

Location: Fairfield Church Hall, Windsor Close, Northwood Hills HA6 1PD

Map

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Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Millennium Competition : Projected and Printed Images

The Club is the Judge...

Over the course of the evening, all of the print and projected images which have scored 20's in the Club competitions throughout the year are shown.   The images are then scored by everyone present to elicit an overall winning print and an overall winning projected image.

There is already a record of projected images scoring 20 so these images will already exist on file.   However, prints scoring 20 will need to be brought in on the night - no later than 1945 please, so that we have time to display them.

Come and join in this celebration of a year of fabulous photography!

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May
18
8:00 PM20:00

TALK | Maythem Ridha "Shooting in the Middle East and North Africa"

Maythem Ridha has lived, travelled and worked in countries as diverse as Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, the Gulf States and Morocco.

In this talk, Maythem describes how he has shot in different parts of the Middle East and North Africa inspired by the wonderfully textured locations, interesting characters and stunning light. Presenting his photographs, he will be discussing the methods he uses to shoot travel, street and environmental portraits in, at times, hostile environments. This visually informative and entertaining talk coincides with the launch of his new photobook Beyond Moments.

MAYTHEM RIDHA spent his childhood in Iraq before moving to the UK. He has over 20 years experience creating award-winning film and photography projects. Graduating from the University of Westminster with a B.A Hons in Photography, his main focus is travel, portrait and street photography. His work has been exhibited in several one-man shows and joint exhibitions for projects such as Al-Intihar, Interface and his more recent My Camera in Exile collection. Recipient of Al-Hambra Award for Excellence in the Arts, Maythem works with a diverse range of international clients as well as leading workshops and master-classes in photography and filmmaking. In 2013 The Iraqi Ministry of Culture held an exhibition of his work at the Iraqi Cultural Centre UK, which resulted in the development of a photographic book, Beyond Moments, a journey through Morocco, published in 2016.

 

 

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May
10
7:30 PM19:30

VISIT | Highcliffe & Infinity

The club's now traditional foray to the New Forest and surrounding areas as we pay a visit for a friendly competition against Highcliffe & Infinity Photography Club.

We leave on the Wednesday, take photographs en route, stay in a local hotel and attend H&I's club night for the competition, then travel back (more photo opportunities) for our EHHPS Club night.  Great fun!

More details nearer the time.

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May
4
8:00 PM20:00

TALK | Gareth Davies on Panoramic Photography

EHHPS is delighted to welcome Gareth Davies whose talk will very briefly cover the history of panoramic photography, before describing the different types of panoramas. Gareth will concentrate on ‘slit-scan’ images, including 360 degree images made with rotating cameras, photofinish images, more usually seen in horse racing or athletics to determine finishing positions, and streak images, normally only used for scientific purposes, as well as slit-scan videos. There will be a chance to see and handle several specialist panoramic cameras, including a Swiss precision rotating camera and a photofinish one made out of Lego, but the talk will also show how to make these types of images without specialist equipment.

 

GARETH DAVIES

Gareth specialises in panoramic imaging, an interest first started in 1995 using a Russian swing-lens camera which continued by building a rotating 360degree camera in 1999. He has built two further cameras for his experiments with photofinish photography, but now mainly uses commercially built film cameras or digital techniques. He is one of only two UK members of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers.

 

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