Club nights are every Monday 8pm-10pm
Meetings will now be face to face and via zoom
4 Sept 2023
Welcome to the session 2023- 2024 of the Droitwich Camera club
The first meeting consists of short presentations by members who have joined the club fairly recently. They will talk about their experiences in Droitwich Camera Club and the knowledge they have gained.
The evening includes a chance to see some of the best pictures taken by members during the 2022-23 season. Time will also be set aside for members to socialise.
11 Sept 2023
Street Photography and More
Colin Trow -Poole is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and the Irish Photographic Federation. He holds a Master at the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
He described himself as "an avid monochrome worker, I enjoy the simplicity that the black and white image affords. I believe that by removing colour, the focus is shifted, distractions are minimized viewers impressions are altered. My goal, wherever possible, is to create drama, mood and narrative power".
25 Sept 2023
DPI 'On The Edge'
First DPI Competition
“On The Edge” DPIs
Closing date: 17 September 2023
Competition date: 25 September 2023
DCC’s 1st competition of the season is “On the Edge”. It must be clear to the Judge and viewers that “On the Edge” is represented visually e.g.:
• a pigeon on the edge of a roof;
• a raindrop on the edge of a leaf;
• a person standing on a cliff edge;
• use of negative space with the subject at the edge of the image.
• On the Edge of Destruction;
• On the Edge of Tears;
• On the Edge of a Breakdown;
• On a Knife Edge
Our Judge for the evening is John Haines and we look forward to welcoming him once again with his friendly approach and sensitive feedback about our images.
23 Oct 2023
Print Competition "Water - On it, In it, Under it. Simply Water"
“Water, in it, on it, under it or just… water” Prints
Closing date: 15 October 2023
Competition date: 23 October 2023
DCC’s 2nd competition of the season is “Water, in it, on it, under it or just… water”. Entries must emphasise water as the main visual element, e.g.
• the ocean; waterfalls; puddles;
• water reflections from boats, buildings, trees;
• water in containers e.g.: swimming pools, bathtubs, sinks, potholes;
• fountains, faucets or garden hoses;
20 Nov 2023
DPI "In a Rush"
Comp 3 “In a Rush” DPIs
Closing date: 12 November 2023
Competition date: 20 November 2023
DCC’s 3rd competition of the season is “In a Rush”. It must
emphasise hurried movement in some way e.g.:
• sheep running down a field;
• a skateboarder, a cyclist;
• horse racing, car racing, athletics;
• a slow shutter speed showing light trails of vehicles or movement of any subject;
4 Dec 2023
‘Creating lighting conditions’
‘Creating lighting conditions’
The aim is to demonstrate how easy it is to create lighting conditions for simple Portraits and still life images.
Using both Flash (Strobe) lights and continuous lights as well as simple Light Blue Studio and low cost LED lighting.
We encourage members to bring their own cameras along to try for themselves.
22 Jan 2024
GT Trophy - British Landscape
“The Graham Trevor British Isles Landscape Trophy” Prints
Closing date: 14 January 2024
Competition date: 22 January 2024
DCC’s 4th competition of the season is a stand-alone competition, the Graham Trevor Trophy being awarded to the outright winner.
Entries must be of a land, sea or urban scape in the British Isles (as defined by Wikipedia if Members require further clarification).
Our Judge is Martin Cooper who is new to DCC but is a well-known landscape photographer and judge.
19 Feb 2024
Comp 5 “Portrait” DPIs
Closing date: 11 February 2024
Competition date: 19 February 2024
DCC’s 5th competition of the season is “Portrait” and must be head and neck (and shoulders if desired) of a human or animal.
Our Judge for the evening is Paddy Ruske who has visited us many times and we look forward to welcoming him again.
Competition rules can be found on DCC’s website.
18 Mar 2024
Print Competetion Minimalist
Closing date: 10 March 2024
Competition date: 18 March 2024
DCC’s 6th competition of the season is “Minimalist”:
• The Judge will be looking for austere simplicity, an emphasis of sparseness and careful composition with no over-abundance of colour, patterns or visual information.
• Large amounts of negative space and/or spatial isolation are usual.
• Depth and distance are often used to express vastness.
• A search of the internet and Wikipedia are invited if Members require further clarification.
Bob Goode will be making a second, welcome visit to DCC as our Judge.
He states “minimalist is mostly about the art of communication with the least content possible and as the content of the image decreases so the importance shifts to the construction of the image. As with all things photographic interpretation is at the whim of the photographer. The need for careful consideration of light and shadow along with the message are the key. Detail in the photograph is a killer when talking minimalist.”
15 Apr 2024
Print or DPI of the Year
Comp 7 “Print & DPI of the Year”
Closing date: 7 April 2024
Competition date: 15 April 2024
DCC’s season finale is an invitation for Members to enter a maximum of 3 of their favourite images (any combination of prints and DPIs) which have been entered in competitions during the current season. A trophy is awarded for the best print and for the best DPI.
NB if the original image was entered as a print it must be re-entered as a print, likewise a DPI must be re-entered as a DPI.
Our Judge for the evening is Peter Gennard, a well-respected judge who has visited us many times.