This is the first Club competition of the new season with the subject: ‘Open’ (DPI’s only)
For newer members ‘Open’ means any topic of your choice. If you have not entered a Club competition before and are thinking of doing so you can find full details of how to do this on the website. Alternatively speak with one of our Mentors or Committee Members at a Club meeting. Go on, give it a go, you will learn so much more.
The Judge will be Brian Swinyard
Paul covers various genres of photography, including Fashion, Portraits, Commercial, Travel, Architecture, and Creative work. He does various different talks on these individual topics, but tonight he will give a general talk covering the range of work that he does, including work for Digital SLR Photography magazine. Paul will give us an insight into his work, how how he developed into a full time photographer through to some of his creative work and recent commissions.
Roger’s talk charts his journey from early film days through to his current digital sporting images. He will illustrate over 25 different sports, giving technical information as well as tips & tricks to help you take better sports photographs. Not to be missed.
This is an opportunity for members to bring along a small selection of images (prints, dpi’s or an AV) that they would like to share with others and telling us of their experiences in capturing them. The images might demonstrate a personal story, holiday or event that is important to them or they could just be a random selection of favourite images.
Come along and support your Club colleagues.
Andy will demonstrate how you can make digital monochrome prints that have the look, taste and smell of a darkroom fibre based paper. He will also show a selection of A2 prints and demonstrate some of his techniques for achieving these. The second half of the talk is a demonstration of Photoshop and Lightroom techniques for creating stunning black and white pictures.
This regular three-way battle will take place at Kidderminster Camera Club and the Judge will be Terry Livesey.
Full details to be confirmed nearer the time.
Philip is an award winning newspaper and magazine photographer who has worked for several top names including the Sunday Times where he was a Travel photographer. He has written several books and he now regularly runs courses and workshops in Shropshire.
This will be an informal evening with a range of photographic themes presented by Club members. There will be an extended break - with food and drinks provided - which will give members ample opportunity to chat about all things ‘camera’. Come along and enjoy the start of the Christmas break.
This three-way event will be hosted by Droitwich Camera Club this year.
The Judge will be Terry Livesey
Full details will be posted nearer the time.
Chris is a photographer and photo editor from Birmingham. He has only been taking photographs since he first picked up a camera in 2011 for a safari trip, but since then he has discovered a love for all things natural and man made and tried to find beauty everywhere he travels and in everything he sees." In his presentation this evening Chris will take us on a photographic journey from the centre of the city to vast mountain ranges.
Full details of this talk to follow
Ric is one of our most experienced and well travelled members who produces some stunning images and he has exhibited in many local and national competitions with much success. This evening he will entertain us with a selection of images and tales which document his travels around the world.
In this retrospective presentation Nat will take us on his ‘Photographer’s Journey’ and share his images from travels across North America and Europe, illustrating the evolution of his work toward abstract art and applied photographic design.
This is our annual competition for the Graham Trevor Trophy in memory of a well respected past member of Droitwich Camera Club. As usual the subject is: 'British Landscapes' (Prints Only)
Entries are welcome from all members irrespective of which competition section they are in (Standard or Advanced)
The Judge will be: Bob Train
This presentation will give an opportunity to see some of the countries and people that Spike & Penny have visited, many of which are ‘off the beaten track’ and a bit different to the usual iconic tourist sights. They will show some underwater images. some macro images (Muck being volcanic ash) plus describing some of the Beliefs and Customs (including Magic) of the places that they have been lucky enough to visit. This should be an entertaining evening.
This evening will be in two parts with Wendy Carter from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust telling us about the varied photographic opportunities which exist in the fabulous nature reserves on our doorstep.
This will be followed by a Club Image Gallery in which Malcolm Styles will show some of his images of Kenya and Ian Johnston will show some of his amazing underwater shots.
This is the conclusion of our competitions this season when the ‘best of the best’ are chosen from the Prints and DPI’s that have been entered into Monthly Club Competitions in both the Standard and Advanced sections. Trophies will be presented on the evening to the overall winners in both sections.
Judge: John Haines
This annual ‘tussle’ with our friends from Evesham will take place in Droitwich this evening. Come along for a lighthearted night of fun and at the same time see some determined competition and great images.
Judge: Bob Moore
Reports will be presented by all members of the Committee who have served during the past season. Come and have your say and then vote for your Committee members for next season.
The formal business will be followed by refreshments and then a lighthearted competition (dpi’s only) with the topic to be determined nearer the time by the Chairman.
There is a slight change this evening to the talk Tal originally planned and will offer an insight into his more recent and experimental work. However the images and talk he will give still covers the area around his home in Sandwell to the more exotic environment of a Tiger Reserve in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India - something of a contrast to say the least. Should be a good night.
Tai will be covering wildlife in his local reserve, before venturing further afield to Wales & Lincolnshire. The second part of the evening will then focus on Tai’s trips to India photographing tigers.
This is the first night of our new season and everyone is welcome, especially potential new members. Admission is FREE to this event which will give an introduction and overview of what Droitwich Camera Club has to offer. Come along and meet us, we will offer you a warm welcome.
There will be plenty of things happening on the day with lots of opportunities to take photographs of dancers, bands as well as re-enactments of WW2. In addition you will also have the opportunity of visiting the huts and the permanent exhibition where the Enigma Code breakers worked.
If you are interested in this event email Pat Catlin at firstname.lastname@example.org especially if you can provide a lift for someone or would like to car share.
Meet at the Main Entrance at 9.15 am.
This visit should be good for photographing many breeding birds and their young. For an extra £5.00 per person there is a safari trailer and tractor which can take you onto the reserve near the Severn estuary, to get a closer view of many breeding birds but also there is a chance you might see other wildlife such as wild otters, brown hares and grass snakes. Unfortunately it is not possible to reserve the trailer for private use, but if we arrive at the reserve fairly early we may still be able to take the safari along with the general public, if you so wish.
If you are interested in this event email Pat Catlin at email@example.com especially if you can provide a lift for someone or would like to car.share..
This annual contest against The Vale of Evesham Camera Club is always a keenly fought event as well as being great fun. Droitwich Camera Club are the current holders of the trophy and are going for a hat trick of successes this year. The event is being held at: Friends Meeting House, 28 Cowl Street, Evesham, WR11 4PL
This is the culmination of our Club competitions when DPI's and Prints entered during the season from both the Advanced and Standard sections battle it out for the trophies. This is always an entertaining evening where the best of members images are on display.
Judge: Graham Walton
Tom is a professional wildlife photographer based in the UK who has been awarded in various international competitions including European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year and the Sony World Photography Awards. His main passion is Africa and in this presentation he will describe he various wildlife ventures and how he moved from working in a gym to eventually selling his images.
Club Member and Programme Secretary Tony runs his own small business specialising in wedding & portrait photography, but he also enjoys photographing live bands in his spare time. In this workshop Tony will take us through some of the techniques he uses to achieve his own style of creative images
In this special competition DPI's of the 'British Landscape' from both Standard and Advanced sections will be judged together for the Graham Trevor Trophy in memory of a well respected past Chairman of the Club. There will also be the usual Print competition with an 'Open' topic. All scores from both the DPI and Print competitions will count towards the cumulative table in the usual way.
Our Judge for the evening will be Martin Fry
Tony is a fine art photographer who has written numerous books on a whole range of photographic subjects. He also has a number of permanent exhibitions including at the Royal Photographic Society. In this particular presentation Tony will celebrate the joys of the English coast.
The current holders of the trophy are Kings Norton Photographic Society and they will be hosting the event this year. They meet at Grange Hill Tennis Club, which is located at the junction of Grange Hill Rd and Rednal Rd, Birmingham, B38 8RE.
Come along and support your Camera Club.
Heather is a qualified member of the British Professional Photographers Association. She has a firm belief that a successful photograph creates an emotional response and she makes significant effort to ensure that this is especially the case with her wedding photography.
Bob is a very experienced photographer who is passionate about nature. He conducts workshops all over the UK and abroad. In this talk he will try to dispel some of the myths about 'macro' photography and show us how to get 'up close and personal' with wildlife.
Renowned for his entertaining and enthusiastic speaking, David will provide a night of story telling about his photographic travels, from crushing lows to air punching elation. Don't miss this one.