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.
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
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
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.
This light-hearted 3-way Inter-Club Competition will pitch Droitwich against Stratford Photo Group and the Vale of Evesham Camera Club. The hosts this year are Stratford.
NB - Please note that due to building work the venue for this event will now be as follow:-
Foundation House, 144 Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NF
There is off-road parking in front of Foundation House apparently which is fortunately still this side of Stratford. The evening starts at their usual time of 19:45.
David has been an active member of Smethwick Photographic Society for many years. He is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) and holds the distinction DPAGB awarded by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
David's presentation will do 'exactly what it says on the tin'!
Ian lives on the edge of the Peak District where he is now a full time photographer. In his talk he will show a selection of images of the landscape, flora and fauna of the area and also discuss composition, changing light and other considerations required to get his images.
Note - This is a change to the previously advertised speaker
Harish is a Birmingham based independent sports photographer who also lectures in Photography. His work is widely regarded and he photographs many national and international sporting events. On Saturday 3rd November he will be photographing rugby union at Twickenham, and on Sunday 4th he will be photographing Ice Hockey. He then reaches the great heights of speaking to Droitwich Camera Club on Monday 5th November - that’s the life of a high flying photographer!
Verity is an award-winning professional photographer and educator based in Birmingham. She shoots in all formats and loves to share her varied work with the world.
This is our first competition of the new season and a great way to show off your talents. The topics are 'Still Life' Prints & 'Open' DPI's. Our Judge for the evening is John Haines.
* New Members: See some helpful notes and tips on preparing for a competition as well as the rules, by clicking on the Competition tab on the main page of our website.
Tonight several of our own Club Members will guide us through some basic post-processing techniques to help you improve your images as well as helping you to prepare for Club competitions. Examples will include re-sizing; creating borders and preparing for print.