CACC Course: Judging and interpreting in Photography

Following on from Amanda Wright's highly successful session 'Through the Judge's Eye' we have now received details from the CACC of their one day course.  CACC Chair Mark Buckley-Sharp writes:

"CACC exists to do things which each club would find difficult on its own. High in our priorities is recruitment and training of judges and speakers. Usually each year we run judge training with a pair of workshops for those who have volunteered. We are now extending that to offer a free workshop for anyone who might be interested in becoming a judge or indeed anyone interested in how the 'judging' process works.

This workshop is free, although we do require advance bookings and participants need to bring their own lunch. The timescale is short, as the workshop is on Sunday 3rd June (three weeks) at Amersham."
Further details below - those interested are encouraged to book as soon as possible.


The Ron Wake Competition

From Amanda Wright:

The Ron Wake was held in Harrow on Tuesday evening and was judged by Colin Harrison.
Seven clubs entered 7 images from which he had to select 20. EHHPS didn’t fare quite as well as we have done in recent years with only two selected from our seven.

They were:

Going Gaga by Shaun Hodge
Mauricia by Paul Mason

Congratulations to both and fingers crossed for the final, which is in September.

Dennis Durack Achieves International Success

Congratulations to Dennis Durack whose image "Dancing to Violin" won him an award from the International Salon Portrait Circuit of Serbia, Bulgaria, Israel and Austria. The award was "PORTRAIT CIRCUIT 2018, Israel, PEOPLE AND STREET - (color or monochrome), Dancing to Violin, 24 / 19, ICS praise 2, A"

Dennis hopes others may be encouraged to enter such competitions.


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Reminder: CACC Championship Day, Sunday 18th March

The Chiltern Association of Camera clubs (CACC) 'Championship Day takes place on Sunday 18th March in Amersham.  The day includes the 'Chiltern 100' and Print and Projected Championships, with an expected entry of two to three hundred images in each of the three sections, offering a chance to see the work of other clubs assessed by national level judges.

The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC Runs from 17th-20th March so it is easily possible to take in both events for a feast of photography.

For further details and timings please see the poster below, and the 'Events and Meetings' page of the EHHPS website.

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

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.

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.

PAGB Events

Detailed rules and timetable information are on the PAGB website 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.