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!
The Annual General Meeting of Ealing and Hampshire House Photographic Society will be held on Thursday, 7th June at 8pm
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 email@example.com in advance of the meeting and no later than the 31st May
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!
The now traditional end of summer barbecue will kick off the new season in style.
Cost: £10 per person (to cover the cost of the barbecue constituents) plus bring the drink you would like to imbibe. If anyone is able to contribute a salad/pudding or two, please let Kristin know in advance.
Making the connection between fashion and architecture,Ted will show some of the inspiration he takes from clothing - often scoured from the women’s clothing sections of eBay - and architecture which resulted in a multi-image monochrome exhibition featuring many of London’s landmark buildings.
Photography played an important part in Ted’s working life as a graphic designer; either buying it, commissioning it or setting up and art-directing shoots but he realised he was a frustrated photographer, wanting it to be his own work. So in 2005, he took out his trusty old 35mm Nikon FE (purchased in 1979) and started taking photographs seriously. Ted set himself the same parameters he still holds dear today: that he would only shoot on film, only in black and white, and that all his images would include a human element. For Ted, the scene needs to work in monochrome and the more graphic the better.
Ted now concentrates on large projects, the first three of which (CityShapes, Under Glass, Under Tracks) have all resulted in exhibitions and is currently researching and starting to put together his next project, centred around The Square Mile in the City of London.
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.
So, how much do you know?
Who do you want to have on your team or are you a lone wolf?
Featuring several rounds with a photographic and/or Ealing-based twist, come and join in the fun in this light-hearted quiz-based session to be held in a local hostelry, familiar to many and, of course, anyone who attended the last AGM.
The Grange Pub (The Summer House room)
Ealing. W5 3XH
Time: 8pm (please come earlier if you would like to order food and drink)
New members always welcome.
The Chilterns Hundred Members' Exhibition is an annual, digital-only competition and is particular in that the each entry is selected by the author, rather than the Club, for submission.
Always an entertaining experience to see such a wide range of images from across the CACC, this evening's event will allow us all a bit of judging experience, building on the "Through the Judge's eye" session of a few weeks ago. So, see the images, come up with a bit of critique, and a score, then see how it matches up to reality.
If you entered the Chilterns 100 this year, do come prepared to talk about the background to your image.
Northfields are hosting this year's local derby between ourselves and Northfields Camera Club.
Come and support your club; just because it is a 'Friendly' doesn't mean it isn't competitive!
Northfields Camera Club,
Room 2, Northfields Community Centre,
Ealing W13 9SS.
Time: 8 pm
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 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."
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."
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.
The judge’s perspective is, to an extent, subjective but the judges that attend our competitions have all gone through a training process with the CACC to help them provide an objective and consistent appraisal of our images.
This is an opportunity to hear from Amanda Wright – an established CACC judge ‘on the circuit’ – on what judges look for, how they approach an image presented to them and how they frame the feedback they give.
There will be the opportunity to put yourself in a judge’s shoes and have a go at assessing an image or two, yourself.
The final part of the evening will be an image surgery; bring along some pictures (not ones that you have previously entered in club competitions) on which you would like some informal critique.
Contributor: Amanda Wright
Chair: Paul Mason
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.
Field End Photographic Society,
Ruislip Methodist Church,
(via Ickenham Road)
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: Martin Patten
An old favourite returns...
....this hugely popular competition makes a comeback.
It's run along similar lines to inter-club competitions but, you've guessed it, the competition is Men vs Women (or Women vs Men; you decide). All PDI, this externally judged competition will define the champions across EHHPS.
Judge: Lloyd Moore
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.
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.