Photo Opportunities at Salt King 200

Just a reminder that this coming Sunday, June 25th the Salt King 200 'Picnic in the Park' will be taking place in the grounds of the Chateau Impney, (just off the A38 bypass north of the town) and this will provide some fantastic photographic opportunities in a great location.

This is a free event open to everyone to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of John Corbett, the 'Salt King' and the man who built the Chateau. The event takes place between 12.00 - 17.00 with the official opening ceremony at 13.00. 

The organisers are keen to get as many photographs as possible to record the event, especially anything with the Chateau in the image with a view to arranging an exhibition later in the year, so get the picnic basket out and get down there with your camera.

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Copyright Rosie Philpott

Copyright Rosie Philpott

Programme of Events

Programme of Events

Droitwich Food and Drink Festival - June 2017

This past weekend marked a rite of passage for me as for the first time since my recent illness I was able to go out and try to photograph an event. I did not manage very long at the festival but when I was there it was very busy with people enjoying themselves in the glorious weather. Hope you enjoy the photos.


Disabled Photographer: A last posting

A famous politician once spoke about how things are shaped by events and the last couple of weeks have certainly proved eventful in many ways.

The club held it's last few competitions and also the AGM prior to the summer recess and they will be back at Chawson Barns in September we hope. As for me, unfortunately I ended up in hospital last week for a few days, which as many of you will now know, has resulted in me having to step down immediately from all club responsibilities and activities, at least for the foreseeable future. As a consequence, my assistant Dave Hull has taken on the whole responsibility for the publicity side of things at the Club and I wish him all the best for the future.

On the Thursday before I ended up in hospital I was in Worcester with my camera and I hope you will indulge me in some shots from then, they were nearly my swansong.

Goodbye for now.

Julian Rouse, Publicity Officer


Print & DPI of the Year Competition Results

The results of this popular annual competition held recently were as follows:-

Joint Standard Print Winners: Sue Abbott with Hookah Smoker & Jeremy Richardson with                                                           Lofotens Beach

Standard DPI Winner: Sue Abbott with High Flyer

Advanced Print Winner: Al Haden with Stokksness Magic

Advanced DPI Winner: Robin Couchman with Oh Bother

The following images progressed through to the second round from which the above were selected:

Standard Prints

1    Peak District Survivor    Mike Townley

2    Lofotens Beach             Jeremy Richardson

3    Hookah Smoker            Sue Abbott

4    Natures Power Grid      Dave Hull

5    Miles Away                    Sue Abbott

Advanced Prints

1    The Sikh Soldier           Mark Chambers

2    Winter Tree                 Robin Couchman

3    Stokksness Magic        Al Haden

4    Gale Force                  Ric Harding

5    Claimed by the Sea    Audrey Couchman

Standard DPIs

1    Hummingbird              Dave Hull

2    High Flyer                  Sue Abbott

3    Snowy Egret              Dave Hull

4    Happy Bunch            Jeremy Richardson

5    Wind Turbines           Sue Abbott

Advanced DPIs

1    Nine in the Rain         Al Haden

2    The Baltic                 Robin Couchman

3    Oh Bother                Robin Couchman

4    Apprehension          Mark Chambers

5    Bengal Tiger in Evening Light    Ric Harding

That concludes our competitions for the 2016-17 season. Congratulations to those who won trophies, but thank you to everyone who took the time and trouble to enter images into any of the competitions this season. Special thanks must go to Robin Couchman our Competiton Secretary and his very able assistant Ian Johnston, for all of their efforts in compiling the images and prints for all of the Club competitions.  

Good luck to you all next season.

Robin Couchman being presented with his trophy by Chairman Barbara Turner for his winning DPI (Advanced Section) 'Oh Bother'

Robin Couchman being presented with his trophy by Chairman Barbara Turner for his winning DPI (Advanced Section) 'Oh Bother'

Sue Abbott being presented with her trophy by Chairman Barbara Turner for her winning Print (Standard Section) 'Hookah Smoker'

Sue Abbott being presented with her trophy by Chairman Barbara Turner for her winning Print (Standard Section) 'Hookah Smoker'

Al Haden being presented with his trophy by Chairman Barbara Turner for his winning Print (Advanced Section) 'Stokksness Magic'

Al Haden being presented with his trophy by Chairman Barbara Turner for his winning Print (Advanced Section) 'Stokksness Magic'

Wychavon Trophy Success

In a keenly fought inter-club competition against Vale of Evesham Camera Club held on Monday last, Droitwich Camera Club won back the Wychavon Trophy by just 6 points, the final score being 497 - 491.

DCC Competition Secretary Robin Couchman  said " was a close competition, but it was nice to have sufficient strength throughout our the club to enable me to select entries from 11 of our members"

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the club at this event.

Important Reminders: There is NO club meeting next Monday, 1st May as this is a Bank Holiday. Entries for the Print & DPI of Year competition which is being held on Monday 8th May need to be in by midnight on Sunday 30th April. The Club AGM will take place on Monday 15th May. 

Important Reminders

Easter Weekend - Please note that there is NO MEETING on Monday 17th April.

Our next meeting on Monday 24th April is an Inter-Club Competition vs Vale of Evesham CC for the Wychavon Trophy - Please note that this will take place at Evesham CC. 

There is NO MEETING on Monday 1st May as this is a Bank Holiday.

The next meeting at The Barns is on Monday 8th May when we hold the Print & DPI of the Year Competition. 

The 2016-17 Season ends on Monday 15th May with our AGM & Chairman's Competition. 

And finally, just a reminder that various club members have images on show in Droitwich Library over the next month or so with Ric Harding presently displaying a picture.

John Corbett's 200th Birthday Celebration - Photo Opportunities for all

One of the big events in Droitwich this summer will be the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Corbett, the 'Salt King'. This will be marked by a Family Picnic in the grounds of the Chateau Impney on Sunday 25th June (12.00-5.00) and everyone is welcome. This event should provide a lot of interesting subjects for local photographers and indeed the club hope to be participating in a number of ways with more details to follow. This celebration is largely being organised under the auspices of Droitwich Arts Network (DAN) and there is a dedicated Facebook page for discussion and information on this subject at

In Addition!

Droitwich Camera Club members have also been given the chance to display a single photograph in the Library through our DAN membership. So far we have 7 victims, sorry volunteers, and each one will be able to display their image for two weeks. Drop in and view the photographs, they will be on the easel below the stairs.

The current photographers and dates are as follows:

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