Watford CC: Salon of Photography Now Open

As mentioned by Martin Patten, our judge last week, we have received the following from the President of Watford Camera Club:

"I am writing to invite you, the members of your camera club and anyone else whom you know that has an interest in photography to enter our inaugural Salon of Photography.  Our salon is open to everybody and not just members of camera clubs.  We also have a dedicated Junior section to allow those under 18 to compete against people of their own age.

Key dates

Entries close on Sunday 8th April 2018
Selection Date  Saturday 14th April 2018
Results Posted  by Sunday May 13th 2018

The selector is Micki Aston CPAGB

There is an open colour and an open monochrome section for those over 18 and a junior section for those under 18

This year our salon will be supporting the local branch of the MS Society.  For full details and  terms and conditions of entry, please visit our website at Watfordcameraclub.org.uk.

If you would like further information please feel free to contact us"



mencap: New Framed Prints Required For Sale


Jane Arnold-Forster and Amanda Wright recently visited the Mencap shop as they would like to refresh the selection of EHHPS images which they have for sale.

Amanda writes: "I have emailed some of you who have prints there already but we also have space for at least 5 more ready to hang plus 2 portrait format with command strips.

Saleable subjects please, let me or Jane know if you are interested."

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017: Coming to EHHPS Soon

Our talks season got off to an excellent start when our first speaker, Andy Sands, won the Ron Wake Trophy.

But it gets even better:  our speaker on November 9th, Benjamin Graham, as just won Landscape Photographer of the year 2017

This is Benjamin's second visit to EHHPS, and he also hosted an early morning photoshoot for us in Paddington.  Congratulations to Benjamin, and we look forward to a great turnout.


Will Cheung at Hemel Hempstead: 17 November

We have received an invitation from Hemel Hempstead Photographic Society who are celebrating their 80th Anniversary with a Lecture from Will Cheung FRPS on Friday 17th November:

Hemel write: "We are delighted to have secured William Cheung FRPS to speak at our very special 80th Anniversary Lecture to be held on Friday 17th November at the Bennetts End Community Centre, 24 Bennetts End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP3 8EW. Will is well known to many of you and has been a member of the specialist photographic press for 30 years. He is currently editing Photography News, a free tabloid-sized monthly newspaper. His talk is called “My Passion for Photography” and is very much about encouraging members to take pictures for themselves and enjoy their camera, while aiming to improve their work. It should be a fascinating evening."

Tickets are £10
Mike Mitchell
Programme Secretary HHPS
07770 647353

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CACC Event Information for Autumn 2017

Amanda had received from the CACC a summary of the External Competitions currently available.

As the new season starts, there are many events where Clubs and their members are able to participate. Hopefully they are of interest but, with so many events, timescales are complex.

Within CACC

Your Locality
Most Clubs join in the Chilterns Rosebowl, and you may have local inter-Club events all with their detailed hosting and timetables.

XRR Visions
Individual members can submit 3 projected images for the fee of £5. Entries, preferably on- line, by Saturday 28th October. The event is at XRR, 8pm, Wednesday 29th November. Groups of 3 individual entries can be nominated as a Club. www.xrrphoto.org.uk

Chiltern ImageZ Exhibition
Individual members can submit 3 prints for the fee of £5. The closing date is Wednesday 29th November, with a collection point at XRR Visions. The selection commentary is at ImageZ, 7pm, Sunday 3rd December, when unselected prints can be collected. The selected prints will be shown at the Queens Park Centre, Aylesbury between 23rd January and 9th February, after which prints can be collected. www.imagezcameraclub.co.uk

PAGB Events

Detailed rules and timetable information are on the PAGB website www.thepagb.org.uk and the following are only summaries.

Inter-Club Print Championship
Amersham PS and Harpenden PS are our Clubs taking part at Blackburn on Sunday 29th October, but anyone can attend. Tickets at £10 must be purchased in advance, and a ticket form is on the PAGB website.

GB Trophies (Prints)

Clubs can enter for either or both of the Open and Nature trophies for the fee of £0.50p per print. Entries (each trophy) are for between 4 and 24 unmounted prints, with not more than 4 per photographer.There are detailed numbers and quotas for a Club to win a trophy, but any individual print can win an award, and prints are selected to make display albums for showing at PAGB events. 

The closing date for on-line entry is 30th October. The entry system provides barcode labels for the prints and the prints must be received by 3rd November. However, make the entry earlier and there is a collection point at the Print Championship on 29th October.

The ‘masters of print’ Exhibition

Individual members can enter up to 5 unmounted prints for the fee of £10. Each print may be in any one of the categories of Monochrome, Colour, or Nature. The Exhibiiton will be in London from 4th to 15th December, and may be at other venues later.

The closing date for on-line entry is 21st October. The entry system provides barcode labels for the prints and the prints must be received by 25th October (post) or there is a collection point at the Print Championship on 29th October.

FIAP Distinctions
Individual members can apply for FIAP Distinctions and there are detailed criteria, procedures and a timetable on the PAGB website.

GB Cups (Projected)
Early information about this event where Clubs enter projected images, and the closing date will be made available in January.

CACC Flyer

New 'Portrait' Category for the 2017-18 Season

At the recent AGM there was general support for a proposal to move ‘Portraits’ from the Open category into a separate, additional category.  The Committee proposes to adopt the proposal for the 2017-18 season, and will review the success or otherwise of the move before adopting the new category long term.  

In the coming season there will therefore be three categories for each competition - both Print and Projected. An overall limit of four images across the categories per competition applies as previously, with a maximum three images in any one category:

Set Subject: - there is no change to this category.

Portrait:  This covers any image where the main subject is a person or people who are posing or otherwise acting under the general direction and control of the photographer, whether in a studio or location, lit or otherwise.   ‘Street’ Photography and similar observational/candid images of people are not included in this category, and would remain in the ’Open’ category.

Open: This category includes any image other than those covered by the Portrait category, including ‘Street’ Photography or similar observational/candid images of people where they are not under the direction or control of the photographer.

The decision relating to the appropriate category for ‘People’ pictures is left to the author, based on the guidelines above.  However, should a judge feel that an image has been entered into an inappropriate category they may, at their discretion, mark down the image.

PAGB 'Masters of Print' Competition

Amanda Wright is very excited about a new Print Competition and associated exhibition from the PAGB:

There are three categories:

  • Monochrome Prints
  • Colour Prints
  • Nature Prints

Each author may enter a maximum of five unmounted prints overall (sizes in the Rules - linked below). After closed judging, 50-60 prints will be selected for exhibition, maximum one print per author.  Whilst earlier images are not excluded, the Judges and Selectors will give priority to work which has not already been widely exhibited.  The exhibition prints will be mounted by the PAGB in 60cm x 60cm frames.

Further details

The closing date for on-line entries is Saturday 21st October. The full timetable is here

The Rules

Town Hall Move Postponed (again)

We have been informed by Ealing Town Hall that the Town Hall Redevelopment has been postponed again, and that we are now free to stay until May 31st 2018.  There were only two events scheduled for June 2018, including the AGM which we held successfully this year in the Grange.  The Committee have therefore agreed that we should take up the extended option and effectively now have the whole of the 2017-2018 season in the Town Hall.

We will however continue to pursue options as outlined at the AGM in order to have our new home in place well aheah of the following season starting in September 2018.


Ralph's Funeral - 21st July at Mortlake

Amanda just received this message from Jonah at Northfields CC regarding Ralph Gould.

Dear All,

As many of you know, Ralph Gould sadly passed away last week after a short illness.

His funeral is at Mortlake Crematorium on Friday 21st July at 11:20. (I would suggest arriving a little earlier than that, nearer 11). I spoke with his wife, Pam, today and she extends a warm welcome to members of both Northfields Camera Club and Ealing & Hampshire House Photographic Society. There will be a buffet and drinks afterwards at The Ship which is a very short walk from the Crematorium. I understand that parking is available behind and it is possible to leave cars at the Crematorium for the drinks afterwards.

I hope some of you may be able to attend.

This Year's Winners

The winners of this year's aggregate competitions were announced at the AGM, this year held in the pub due to the town hall being used for the general election.

The projected open was won by Karen Helle. Second was Mike Lloyd, third Shaun Hodge.

The projected set subject was won by Irena Farrell.  Sadly she was not present to receive her prize. Paul Mason came second, followed by Kristin Mason in third.

The print open was won by Shaun Hodge, followed by Karen Helle and Paul Mason.

Printed set subject was shared by Shaun Hodge and Paul Mason in joint first place. Emmanuel Pappadopoulos was third.

The Switch trophy, voted by the previous three winners for service to the club, was won by Dennis Durack.


Congratulations to them all.


Ron Wake Trophy - First Round

The first round of the Ron Wake Memorial Trophy takes place 8 p.m - 10 p.m at Harrow Camera Club on Tuesday 30th May.

This open subject annual print competition between 7 clubs  - Ealing and Hampshire House, Field End, Harrow, Northolt and District, Pinner, Watford and XRR - is arranged over 2 rounds. 

In the first round, each club is invited to enter 7 prints (one print per author) and an external judge shortlists 10 entries. In the second round, an external judge selects the winning print from this shortlist.

Location: Guide Headquarters, Leeway Close, Hatch End, HA5 4SE

Further information

Final Artist Call: W3 gallery June exhibition.

The Story Continues @ Home in Ealing Exhibition 

Calling all visual artists wishing to submit work for The Story Continues @ Home in Ealing Exhibition taking place between Saturday 10th – 24th June 2017 on the theme of 'at Home'.

The theme can be expressed in any medium ranging from a painting, performance, video, audio, poem, photography, sculpture, drawing etc.

Submit via the Artification website

Highcliffe May 2017

Amanda Wright Reports:

On Wednesday a small but dedicated posse of Ealing and Hampshire House members (Karen and her very entertaining male model Michael, Paul, Kris, Ania and Amanda) made our way down to The New Forest by way of The Grange in Northington, near Alresford in Hampshire. This once grand country estate, now under English Heritage, had clearly seen better days and was under construction but was a very pleasant, peaceful spot and the weather was perfect for a photo shoot with Michael. I managed to sneak into the house unseen where builders were working, grabbed a couple of pics (Urban style) and escaped just in time to not get kicked out!! Meanwhile, Paul, Kris and Karen were having to convince the owner it was not a commercial shoot, despite apparently looking professional. Soon afterwards, we headed off down the road to pretty East Stratton for an excellent lunch. Making our way down to The Hotel we stopped at Furzey Gardens in the New Forest where we came across a fabulous array of brightly coloured flowers and shrubs, a very friendly Robin and three even friendlier Donkeys, one of which seemed to want to get in the car and come with us!

That evening our competition went very well, the judge Paul Bradley from the Isle of Wight seemed a little perplexed by the amount of portraiture on offer that evening, he was clearly much more comfortable with animals and landscapes but nevertheless EHHPS won the PDI’s by 4 points and lost the prints by only half a point, making an overall win by 3.5 points!! A very close run thing.

Our top scorers were in the PDI’s Mike Lloyd with The Fighter, Burgess Taylor with The Butchers, Amanda Hodge with Savannah Elephant and Amanda Wright with Brave Face and in the prints Michael Jaworski with Night Lights and Emmanuel with Time It Is.

After a good nights sleep and hearty Full English we had a brief stop in a garden centre then headed down to the coast at Keyhaven where we took photos of boats and lighthouses for a change, the weather was mixed but stayed dry and mostly warm, another excellent pub lunch and then we headed back to Ealing just in time for our final print comp of the year, exhausted but exhilarated.

More images to follow...

Keith Adams

It was with great sadness that we heard the news that Keith Adams, a longstanding member of EHHPS, died on Saturday 22 April.

Keith was a member of Ealing for more than 30 years; during that time he held most positions on committee and was President twice. He worked tirelessly to promote the club and help new members with their photography. He set up a longstanding friendship with Highcliff and Infinity Camera Club on the south coast – in fact, the away team still visit annually to compete against Highcliff.

Keith was also a great socialiser, and organized many club visits to local restaurants. Together with his wife Liz, he helped run numerous club barbecues, bonfire night bashes and picnics, which raised substantial funds to help the club continue to prosper.

Keith achieved much photographic success at both club level and in international competitions. He was a member of the RPS, having achieved an LRPS at a very early stage in his photography, and had numerous acceptances in RPS competitions. Keith was also a judge on the CACC circuit, and his judging ability meant that he was never short of bookings.

He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him at Ealing and through local CACC clubs.

Our deepest sympathy goes to Liz.

Jon Hibberd

Former President of EHHPS

Election 2017: Car Parking at Ealing Town Hall

We have received the following information from Ealing Town Hall:

"As you will likely be aware, the Parliamentary elections will be taking place on Thursday 8th June 2017. In order to accommodate the election count, a marquee will once again be erected over the Perceval House car park once again which means that the whole car park will be closed and out of action from Monday 29th May through until Wednesday 14th June inclusive.

If you have a meeting or class taking place within Ealing Town Hall during the car park closure period, I thought it would be helpful to provide you with some information on alternative parking locations that you can pass onto anyone that may be attending.

The nearest council car parks to the Town Hall are:

Springbridge Road multi-storey car park
Springbridge Road
Ealing W5 2AB (approx. 5 min walk)

Arden Road surface car park
Arden Road / Uxbridge Road
West Ealing
W13 8RP (approx. 10 min walk)

Both car parks are open to the public 24hrs a day and are available at no charge to use after 6pm during the week. Full details of all council car parks can be found on the website - http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200332/parking/640/car_parks  Alternatively, there is free street parking after 4pm on Gordon Road (at the top of Longfield Avenue). The loading bay at the rear of Ealing Town Hall will remain open and unaffected."