Christmas Party

Christmas Party

xmas poster 2013

Get your glow sticks out – it’s the party of the year.

Join us on Monday for the WDPS Christmas Party.  Our very own Trevor is playing in Petty Cash;

[pullquote]PettyCash was formed in 2009 from the members of a guitar club. The original band consisted of seven members, six guys and a girl drummer, playing just about every kind of music from the 1950’s to the present day, playing mostly at private parties, festivals and fund raising events.

By late 2011 the original band had started to break up following the loss of our lead singer and lead guitarist. In 2012 our drummer left the band to have a baby. The band now down to three people, had become a simple string band playing mostly simple acoustic sets, then in early 2013 the band were joined by Dave Williams, lead vocalist, harmonica player and percussionist and Claire O’Brien guitarist and vocalist.

PettyCash with a new lineup is back, having fun playing all our old favorite covers and good singalong songs at private parties and fundraising events. The band also hosts an Open Mic Night on the third Thursday of every month at the Old Hall Tavern, Chingford.[/pullquote]

David Mason – Street Photography

David Mason – Street Photography

David Mason is a street photographer based in London.  He will be presenting his talk ‘I Shoot People’.

Check out his website to get a flavour of his work.

[pullquote]I am a British born photographer, I take great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on the city streets.

Most of my photography is shot in London, a city I am proud to call my home. London offers a constant changing canvas of textures, people and events, My preference, regarding the type of images I produce, is that they have an honesty about them, captured in camera with little, if any, post-processing.

I lecture widely on Street photography. I have exhibited in various group shows and, to date, have had three solo exhibitions.[/pullquote] – David Mason

Vestry House Exhibition

Vestry House Exhibition

As you know, Andy has secured us an exhibition at the Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, from 15th March to 18th May 2014.  This is a great opportunity for members to show work, both printed and projected.

The theme by popular consent will be Unseen Waltham Forest. We will aim to uncover and explore aspects of Waltham Forest whether unseen, or unnoticed, by the public. Hidden or unusual locations, quirky viewpoints, interesting details, an alternative take on the familiar – whatever suggests itself.


The deadline for submissions will be 24th February next year.
Work can be black and white or colour, and the standard size print will be 20×16″ or 500x400mm; mounts can be black or white.  You can submit up to 3 prints.  Ian will be offering the usual printing and mounting service, and will give further details at any meeting, including how to submit images for projections.
This is also an opportunity to sell work, details to follow.On the 16th December we will take the opportunity to brainstorm this theme.  Come along with suggestions no matter how strange or bizarre they are.

As this is a major exhibition we can reach out to people and organisations for photographic opportunities, so if you would like us to write to someone let us know who.

Getting Inspired with the Blurb Gift Centre

Getting Inspired with the Blurb Gift Centre

There are a lot of gifts you could give this holiday season, but when it comes to something really meaningful, there’s nothing quite like the gift of a book you’ve made yourself. But before you start having visions of gluing and sewing together pages, check out the options from Blurb.

Blurb lets you make seriously beautiful books using their free tools. Just add photos and text, choose your options (like paper and cover type), and then order. Of course, you do have to decide just what kind of book you want to make. But relax, because Blurb has put together a cool gift center page to give you lots of ideas.

For instance, if you’ve got a genealogical bent, there’s the Family History book.

For those with newborns (or those that know someone with a newborn), a Baby Book might be just the thing.

And if you’re the kind of person who keeps getting asked for copies of your recipes, think about making a food book.

This holiday season, make your gift recipients feel really special by making them something special. There really is a book for everyone.”

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Blurb also have a mobile app for the iPhone and iPad.

Blurb mobile is an app for the iPhone and iPad that lets you create sharable online stories—and turn those stories into beautiful 7×7 inch books. What’s a story exactly? Well, in the Blurb mobile world, it’s a sequence of photos and other media you capture on your phone. It can tell a very literal story—with beginning, middle, and end—or it can be a collection of photos.

Just take photos and video with the app, or import them from your camera roll (including those saved Instagram photos on your phone). You can add captions to your photos too. You can even record your little monsters saying “trick or treat,” and attach the audio track to your photo.
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Exhibition – Member’s Votes

Exhibition – Member’s Votes

A great fun addition to the exhibition this year was the member’s vote.

Congratulations to the winners – but sorry there are no trophies!


Class  C  Prints
1st Girl in a Blue Dress Caroline Preece
2nd  (joint) What’s This Thomas Barry
2nd (joint) The Orb Keith Mautterer
Class B  Prints
1st Brown Hare, Havergate Island Stephanie Waterman
2nd (joint) Young Deer, Alexandra Park Stephanie Waterman
2nd (joint) Holes Matt Russell
2nd (joint) In the Footsteps of Shackleton, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia John Cross
Class A  Prints  
1st (joint) Kray Twins Andy Charles
!st (joint) Is Sha Local? Carolyne Barber
1st (joint) Morning Mist 1 John Parish
Class  C  Projected Images
1st Double Reflection John Bark
2nd Bookworm Keith Mautterer
3rd (joint) Dawlish Air Show Janet Bowstead
3rd (joint) The Hothouse Giulia Hetherington
Class  B  Projected Images
1st Seeing and Looking Andy Charles
2nd (joint) Bamburgh Castle Philip Atkinson
2nd (joint) Reflection on the Tyne Philip Atkinson
2nd (joint) Say Cheese Matt Russell
2nd (joint) Red Grouse John Cross
2nd (joint) Remembrance Sunday Matt Russell
Class  A  Projected Images
1st Cruet Sunset David Hall
2nd The Joy of Six Peter Hall
3rd Fly Boy Peter Hall