Jul
15
Aug 5

Droitwich Spa ArtsFest

Activities will be clustered around themed weekends:
15th & 16th July – Music
22nd & 23rd July – Literature, Poetry and Theatre
29th & 30th July – Droitwich in Pictures
5th August – Arts in View

Droitwich ArtsFest is hosting Three weeks of mostly free events, activities and fun for everyone. Come along and see Live music, art, crafts, workshops, exhibitions, drama, poetry events and much much more.

For more information see: Droitwich Spa ArtsFest


Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Salt King 200

On 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. So get the picnic basket out and get down there with your camera.

If you want further details visit www.droitwichartsnetwork.org

Apr
3
8:00 pm20:00

Graham Hodgkiss - The Pleasure's All Mine

  • Droitwich Camera

Graham will present a print lecture with a selection of colour and monochrome images of a wide range of subjects with enough variety to ensure that there will be something for everyone.

Mar
27
8:00 pm20:00

Simon Weir - ‘Chasing the Wind - Les Voiles de St Tropes & Antibes’

  • Droitwich Camera

Every summer a flotilla of yachts can be found racing in the Mediterranean as part of ‘Les Voiles’ - literally ‘The Sails’. The season begins in June with Les Voiles d’Antibes and ends in October with Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - each regatta lasting five or six days and bringing together some of the finest classic and vintage yachts from around the world. Simon has photographed 4 such regattas and promises an evening of challenging photography and some good stories.

 

It is also planned that he will run an infra-red photography workshop on the Tuesday afternoon in collaboration with Worcester Camera Club and to be hosted by them.

www.simonweir.com

 

Special Event - Mark Hamblin - Wild Scotland, A Photographic Odyssey
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Special Event - Mark Hamblin - Wild Scotland, A Photographic Odyssey

  • Westlands Way, England, WR9 0AA United Kingdom

Droitwich Camera Club is delighted to announce that the freelance nature photographer, writer and guide Mark Hamblin will be giving a lecture at Droitwich High School entitled: Wild Scotland, A Photographic Odyssey. Tickets are £10 for Adults and £8 for accompanied under 18's.

For more details about Mark Hamblin and his work visit his website at http://www.markhamblin.com/

copyright Mark Hamblin

copyright Mark Hamblin

Mar
13
8:00 pm20:00

Monthly Competition 6

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6th Monthly Competition: 'Open' Prints and 'Creative' DPI's
13th March 2017 - Judge is Brian Swinyard

‘Open’ Prints and DPIs on the subject of ‘Creative’.

Mar
8
7:45 pm19:45

Guy Richardson at Studley Camera Club

Studley Camera Club is pleased to announce that on Wednesday March 8th the Fine Art Photographer Guy Richardson is giving an illustrated talk on 'The UK Landscape & Time Lapse'.

This will take place at Studley Community Hall, B80 7SG and all are welcome to attend.

Members £2.50 Visitors £3.00 Under 16's Free

Mar
6
8:00 pm20:00

Gerry Beattie - The Eye of the Beholder

  • Droitwich Camera

Gerry Beattie is a Learning Technologist at the University of Worcester and is very interested in looking at photography as an art form, the styles of particular photographers and how it all relates to art as a painted form by the masters. This talk will cover the development of visual thinking and design through the observation and study of the fine arts and their application to photography.

 

Feb
27
8:00 pm20:00

iPhone & other 'Smart Phone' Photography

  • Droitwich Camera

This session will be led by a group of Club members who will help us look at the increasing use of mobile phones, tablets, etc for taking and sharing photographs. Members are invited to submit two images they have taken with a mobile phone or similar device and these will be shown on the evening with one being selected to receive a top quality memory card as a prize. Entries should be sent to rportman@btinternet.com by 22nd February at the latest (note revised date) preferably as JPEG's and you should provide your name and a title for each photograph. 

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about that camera in your pocket!

Feb
20
8:00 pm20:00

Ric Harding - The Wizard of Oz

  • Droitwich Camera

Ric will present his first experience of Australia covering a variety of cityscapes, landscapes and wildlife, including aerial and underwater photography.

Feb
13
8:00 pm20:00

Monthly Competition 5

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5th Monthly Competition: 'The Power of Nature' Prints and 'Open' DPI's
13th February 2017 - Judge is Graham Hodgkiss

Prints on the subject of ‘The power of Nature’ and ‘Open’ DPIs. The former could include weather, storms, waterfalls, rough seas etc.

Jan
30
8:00 pm20:00

Clive Haynes - Making Better Images

  • Droitwich Camera

Clive is a retired lecturer in photography at Worcester College, and is well known throughout the West Midlands and beyond as being a particularly creative photographer. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the use of various plug-ins in the post-processing of digital images.

www.crhfoto.co.uk

Jan
23
8:00 pm20:00

Valentina Kalugina - Confessions of a Bad Photographer

  • Droitwich Camera

Russian-born Valentina now lives in Oxfordshire and is a Member of Banbury Camera Club. She has had many exhibition successes and awards, gaining distinctions from the RPS and the PAGB among others. The distinguishing feature of her style is in the post-processing. This talk promises to be very entertaining.

Jan
16
8:00 pm20:00

Monthly Competition 4

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4th Monthly Competition: 'Open' Prints and 'Geometric Shapes/Lines' DPI's
16th January 2017 - Judge is David Lowe

‘Open’ prints and DPIs on the subject of ‘Geometric shapes/lines’. The latter could include architecture, man-made lines or could even be ‘creative’.

Jan
9
8:00 pm20:00

Glyn Dewis - Photograph Like a Thief

  • Droitwich Camera

Based in Oxford, Glyn is a photographer, retoucher and author of ‘The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching & Compositing Tips, Tricks and Techniques’. In this 2 hour intriguingly-titled session, he will take you through a formula for developing your own style, finding what is it that you REALLY like to photograph and so regularly add to your portfolio. PLUS in the second half of the evening, he will cover a number of Retouching Techniques that he uses in his own images and essential skills for the modern day photographer.

www.glyndewis.com

Dec
12
8:00 pm20:00

Monthly Competition 3

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3rd Monthly Competition: 'Trees' Prints and 'Open' DPI's
12th December 2016 - Judge is Graham Walton

Prints on the subject of ‘Trees and woods’ and ‘Open’ DPIs.

Dec
5
8:00 pm20:00

Martin Fry - Winter Wonderland (AV)

  • Droitwich Camera

Martin is Cheltenham born and joined Cheltenham Camera Club as a teenager. A retired Head Teacher, Martin has always been inspired by ‘capturing the light’ in his native county and the spectacular Cornish landscape. He is renowned for his audio-visual presentations which he thinks is such a creative medium, giving the image maker the freedom to express ideas, share experiences or communicate a message. Tonight he will celebrate the magic of this time of year.

Nov
28
8:00 pm20:00

Dave Yates - My Photographic World

  • Droitwich Camera

Dave is a past President of Smethwick Photographic Society and played a major part in the acquisition and renovation of the 'Old School House'. His work could be entitled ‘Memories’ since most of it captures images that are reflective of the passage of time. Through his monochrome photography, he treats the viewer to some stunning images which gives an insight into his perception and intense view of the world in which we live – of the past as well as the present.

http://www.daveyatesphotography.com

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