Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

Club Meetings

Due to the Coronavirus, we have cancelled all physical meetings until further notice.  We have a rolling programme in place that will allow you to participate remotely.  Thanks to our Zoom meetings we’re looking forward to the future.  Keep well and safe and keep watching this space.

2nd March: Workshop on Using Filters in Photography – led by Julia Wainwright MPAGB ARPS BPE1*

Many thanks to Julia for another informative and stimulating workshop.  We covered camera filter systems, defining the various types, advantages, disadvantages and creative uses.  We had examples from members showing their images with and without filters such as polarising and neutral density.  After the short break, and before we went through some post-processing filters using some examples of members’ work, we had a fun ‘quiz’ on ‘which filter was used here’…….of course we’d paid attention and got them all right!

Much hard work from Julia and lots of interaction made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Many thanks Julia and contributors.


27th February: Federation of NW London PS Final, Judged by Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB

This year’s final of The NWFed inter-club competition took place online on Saturday  between Watford Camera Club and Amersham Photographic Society. The competition comprises Projected and Prints/PDI – prints represented this year by projected images.   In addition to the Club trophy the event also included the Individual Projected and Print of the Year (i.e. Print/PDI) – all Starred and Nominated images from the preceding group rounds.

Caroline Colegate did a sterling job with succinct and informative commentary throughout.

Congratulations go to Watford for winning this year’s Trophy and commiserations to Amersham.  Congratulations too, to the individual winners and runners up.

Best Print went to Justin Grant, Field End and the two highly commended certificates were won by Jim Turner, Hemel and Chrissi Ratcliffe, Amersham.

Best Projected was won by Jeff Haynes, Field End and the two highly commended certificates were awarded to Teresa Hehir, Wycombe and our own Avril Candler for “Gentle Nudge”.



23rd February: Talk: Smartphone Photography by Jeanette Lendon, Jet Black Squares

Very many thanks to Jeanette for an inspiring evening.  Her talk was full of information, top tips and of course some great example images.  She included some poignant images taken during 2020 which demonstrated the immediacy and accessibility of smartphone cameras.  Jeanette rounded the evening off with a live demo of Snapseed editing software.

We’re all eager now to explore the full functionality and myriad possibilities our own phone cameras have.   With ‘phonography’ competitions on the horizon, it was a very timely and helpful talk.

So thanks once again to Jeanette for a thoroughly enjoyable and motivational evening.