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Winter competition January 2019

  We started the year off with a look at everyone's photos on the theme of Winter, and then voted on our favourite. The winner was Caroline Preece, with this sparkly pic of a Christmas tree installation at Canary Wharf. Well done Caroline!...

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Summer Photography Course 2019

Summer Photography Course - 2019 The 2018 course proved to be very popular with over 30 people attending, a number of whom still regularly attend and are active within the Society. In 2019 the course will run from 26th June until 14th August - Monday evenings 7.45pm -...

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Summer Photography Course – 2018

The 2017 course proved to be very popular with over 20 people attending, a number of whom still regularly attend and are active within the Society. In 2017 the course will run from 25th June until 13th August - Monday evenings 7.45pm - 10pm. It is highly likely to be...

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Programme 2018

Welcome to the 2018 programme. Please be aware there may be changes which may need to be made during the year so check out the Monday Night section on the homepage and for more comprehensive information about the speakers, competitions, or member's evenings. [toggles...

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Annual Exhibition 2017

It's that time of year again and we have a new home for the exhibition. No longer in the Welcome Centre but in the Baptist Church Hall where we have our meetings on a Monday evening. It runs from Monday the 23rd October to Saturday the 28th October 2017 from 6pm to...

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Rosemary Wilman – An Evening of Contrasts

On Monday September 11th we will be welcoming Rosemary Wilman, HonFRPS AFIAP, BPE5*, an ex-president of the the Royal Photographic Society, to Greenleaf Road for her lecture An Evening of Contrasts. Rosemary's emphasis is on colour, shape, form and composition, and...

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Simon Weir – Beyond Visible Light

This is the inaugural Wally Killmartin Memorial Lecture and will be presented by Simon Weir on the subject of Infra Red - Beyond Visible Light. Many members will remember Wally with great fondness and it was thought that a fitting tribute would be name a lecture after...

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Interesting Invertebrates by Neil Philips

Neil Philips is an expert naturalist, speaker and photographer and on Monday 20th he'll be visiting us to talk about the world of insects and invertebrates, which can make wonderful photographic subjects. Neil will show his best images and give us some tips,...

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Chingford Competition 2017

This coming Monday sees a derby competition against our friends and rivals Chingford Photographic Society. This is an annual competition between the two societies and will be held at; Chingford Horticultural Hall Larkshall Road Chingford, E4 6PE There is a small car...

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Walker Trophy 2017 Projected Round 1

The first competition of 2017 had a lot of entries, so much so that we were only able to show the first two entries from each person. Even so 56 images were judged last night and the competition was tough. Congratulations to Mike Ward for not only winning, but also...

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Walker Trophy Projected 2017

The second round (of three) will take place on Monday 28th February. Members can enter up to four images. Be aware that no image may be entered into more than two Walker Trophy competitions (projected or print). Full rules are below as is the upload address. Good...

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Copped Hall Restoration

On Monday we have the pleasure of welcoming Peter Warne to the Society. Peter Warne is a member of Loughton Camera Club and has been photographing and documenting the wildlife around Copped Hall, holding study days and exhibiting there from time to time. He will give...

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Competitions 2017

Below is the provisional list of both internal and external competitions of the Society. Be aware that there may be changes which will be announced in the newsletter and in meetings. Competition/Exhibitions Date Last entries Image type Location Judge Autumn and Winter...

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Digital Image Submission

We have a set format for all digital image competitions which must be followed. It's relatively simple but we still get errors, typically; not re-named at all not using spaces or capitals not following the naming convention It is important that the naming convention...

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Autumn Winter Competition 2017

Yesterday saw the Society start the new year with a fun competition voted on by members in a knockout competition. The theme was Autumn or Winter and members were able to enter 3 images each which had to be taken from Autumn 2106. 65 entries were received and the...

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Informal Competition – Autumn & Winter

UPDATE: click this link for results Welcome to 2017! I hope all members of the Society had a great Christmas and New Year and that Santa Claus brought you what you wanted. Kicking off 2017 we have an informal competition between members. This is 'just for fun' and the...

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Programme 2017

  Welcome to the 2017 programme. Please be aware there may be changes which may need to be made during the year so check out the Monday Night section on the homepage and for more comprehensive information about the speakers, competitions, or member's evenings....

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Summer Photography Course – 2017

The 2016 course proved to be very popular with over 30 people attending, a number of whom still regularly attend and are active within the Society. In 2017 the course will run from 26th June until 14th August - Monday evenings...

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Christmas Party 2016

Well Xmas party (too lazy to write Christmas) is upon us again, so dodgy speech from me and raffles. Had a panic on the food front but thats been sorted. Raffles will have a few photographic items, I have stuck in a brand new set of ND and Grad ND filters with...

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Albert Bale Competition 2016

This coming Monday sees the return of the Albert Bale Trophy. This is the only competition of the Society with a specific theme – A Human Portrait. It doesn't need to be a posed portrait, it can be a portrait in the widest context. It is a print competition where only...

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Winns Gallery Public Vote 2016

For two weeks in August the Society held its annual Summer Exhibition for the 4th consecutive year in the Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow. Over the duration of the exhibition over 800 visited and more than 500 people voted! The overwhelming winner was Society...

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Centenary Trophy – 2016

The Centenary Trophy is our annual audio visual competition run by the Society. The concept is to set a series of still images to a soundtrack, typically to a theme. It is a competition voted on by members. The winning entry this year was Anxious Colours by Guilia...

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Summer Exhibition – Lloyd Park 2016

The Society return to the Winns Gallery for their 4th Summer Photography Exhibition. It runs from Sunday 21st August to Sunday 4th September 2016 from 11am to 5pm each day. The exhibition showcases the work of over 20 photographers from the Society and over 70 prints....

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Julia Margaret Cameron Exhibition

Jo has again came up trumps and arranged another trip to the V & A. There will be an inroductory talk by the curator Dr Marta Weiss, followed by a tour of the exhibition. We chose Friday the 29th because it’s a ‘Friday Late’ at the V&A and the Museum is open...

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First Meeting of 2016

Happy 2016! We hope you have all had a good Christmas and New year break and are looking forward to a great 2016 programme, once again put together by Giulia Hetherington. The first meeting of the year is a low key affair -a member's evening with a 'just for fun'...

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Exhibition Review – 2015

Following on from the success of our Annual Exhibition in the Welcome Centre this evening we have a review of the exhibition. Unfortunately Malcolm Hardie the judge is not able to make it up from Whitstable tonight so we shall be conducting our own review. All of the...

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Annual Exhibition 2015

It's that time of year again and our Annual Exhibition is set to take place in the Welcome Centre next to St Mary's Church. The exhibition is the opportunity for members of the society to showcase their work they have taken in the preceding year. There will be a great...

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The Grainger Trophy – 2015

As part of the WDPS Annual Exhibition we shall be hosting an inter-society photographic competition on Wednesday 28th October 2015. The competition will start at 8pm. This year the competition will be contested between Walthamstow & District Photographic Society...

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The Bert Whittern Shield – 2015

As part of the WDPS Annual Exhibition we hold two competitions with external clubs. The first of these is the Bert Whittern Shield which is a print competition between WDPS, Muswell Hill Photographic Society and Dunmow Camera Club. Each society or camera club has to...

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New Members Evening – 2015

We have a special evening this coming Monday (the 24th August 2015), dedicated to new members and prospective new members. If you have a keen interest in photography then joining the Walthamstow and District Photographic Society then why not pop along to The Bell to...

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Summer Exhibition 2015 – Winns Gallery

It's that time of year again and the Society are exhibiting in the Winns Gallery. Thirty two members are showing their work and over seventy prints are being shown. Whatever your taste I'm sure there will be work that you love as there is a wide diversity of styles...

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Mick’s Summer Walk – 2015

On Monday 22nd June there will be no meeting at Greenleaf Road as we'll be doing our annual summer walk, organised by Mick Ralph.  It's always a great evening so do come if you can, and of course - don't forget your camera! We'll be meeting at London Bridge tube...

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Walker Prints – Round 3 – 2015

On the 15th June the final round, of 3, of the Walker Print Trophy took place. The results are as follows; Jump - Philip Atkinson Vulture - Stephanie Waterman Wily Coyote - John Cross Portwey - Jackie Robinson The competition was judged by Ken Payne - you can view his...

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Steve Burton – Press Photographer

This Monday we welcome Steve Burton to the Society. Steve will be presenting in the first half of the meeting (the second half is our motion/movement 'just for fun' competition). With a career starting in Fleet Street over 30 years ago Steve has worked for many of the...

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Walker Trophy (Prints) – Round 2 2015

The 18th May saw the second round of the Walker Trophy for prints. Over 40 prints were entered. Here are the top 4 places - shared between Philip Atkinson and John Cross. This means that John is well in the lead going into the final round on June 15th. Ist Place -...

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E17 Art Trail 2015

The E17 Art Trail runs from the 30th May until the 14th June 2015 and we are pleased to announce that the Walthamstow & District Photographic Society will again be supporting the festival. The Trail is a great community led art event with over 250 exhibitions and...

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Gordon Bramham

On Monday 1st June we welcome Gordon Bramham, wildlife photographer extraordinaire, to the club.  Gordon will be showing us his personal selection of the best of his photographs of wildlife, photographed all around the world. Gordon's website gives a flavour of the...

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Light Painting Fun

Something a little different this evening - a member's evening - devoted to Light Painting. With light painting you either shine a light at something and photograph that, or photograph the light source itself, which might be spun round for instance. You'll need to...

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Walker Trophy Prints – 2015 Round 1

Hot on the heels of the projected Walker Trophy competition this Monday sees the first round of the print competition. You are able to submit up to 4 prints for the competition with the amount shown being dependent upon the number of entries. There are 3 rounds to the...

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John Cross – Nepal

Our very own intrepid traveller John Cross is our speaker this coming Monday with his talk about Nepal. John has been travelling regularly to Nepal since 1992. He climbed Island peak (6,210 Metres)  and a number of minor peaks in the Everest region in 1992. In 2011 he...

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1 in a 100 Competition – 2015

We had 25 images going into the 1 in a 100 competition, which took place Thursday, 9th April, at Moot House, The Stow, Harlow, home of Harlow Photographic Society. For anyone who doesn't know this competition, four camera clubs get together,  25 images each, and...

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Hidden Gems Walthamstow – Competition

Do you live in Walthamstow and love taking photos? Then why not enter The Mall Walthamstow’s Hidden Gems Photographic Competition? Pick up your camera or smart phone and look for Walthamstow’s Hidden Gems. These could include quirky signs, unusual architecture, less...

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Colin Brister – MTX Photography

On Monday 30th March  we'll be welcoming Colin Brister to the club to give us his talk about Motocross (MX) photography. Colin is a full time professional photographer and has been involved in the sport for over ten years, along with his son, both as a rider and a...

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Walker Trophy – Round 3 – 2015

The final round (of three) of the Walker Trophy for projected images took place on Monday evening. Another great evening and another superb winning image. Congratulations Matt Russell for his winning image. First Place - Matt Russell - Alien Apple   Second Place -...

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Camera Craft Cup – 2015

The Camera Craft Cup is an inter-club projected image competition between 8 camera clubs. This year it was held on Thursday 19th March at Enfield Camera Club. Here are the results: in a pretty closely-fought contest, Edmonton won (well, why not, it's their 70th...

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Walker Trophy – Round 3 – 2015

On Monday 23rd March it's time for the Walker Projected Round 3. The judge will be David James. Still everything to play for, apparently! Entries by close of play on Sunday 22nd to the usual address, competition@wdps.org. John is back from his travels, so many thanks...

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Margret Preece

On Monday 16th March  we'll be welcoming Margret Preece ARPS DPAGB  to the club. Margret is a member of Chichester Camera Club, so large and popular that there's a year-long waiting list of for new members, and she'll be giving us a talk based on photographic trips to...

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Harry Tsappas

On Monday 9th March we'll be welcoming Harry Tsappas to the club. Harry is a local photographer specialising in travel, panoramas and still life photography, and runs photo workshops, at home and abroad, particularly Greece. He'll be giving us his talk A Greek...

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Walker Trophy – Round 2 – 2015

Another superb competition yesterday evening with 70 images on view and great quality of images in depth. Congratulations to Terese Elwes for her winning image Skaters. In second place was Antony Wakefield with his image Breakwater. In third place was Ian Waterman...

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Basildon Trophy 2015

Following on from our success last week in a projected competition against Chingford Photographic Society we have another competition this coming Monday - the Basildon Trophy. We welcome; Chingford Photographic Society Loughton Camera Club Enfield Camera Club The...

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IGPOTY – Congratulations Carolyne

Well done Carolyne Barber for a recent award in the latest International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. With over 20,000 entries this is a great achievement. Carolyne is a member of the Society and produces some excellent natural history photography. You...

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Walker Trophy – 2015 – Round 1

The first competition of the year and we have a winner who has not won a round of the Walker Trophy before - Congratulations to Andrew Robinson with his excellent image Bleak House. The competition highlighted some great Walthamstow photography. In second place was...

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Competition versus Chingford

Please note the meeting will be at Chingford, not Walthamstow   A bit of a 'Derby Match' this Monday. Our friends, and rivals, Chingford Photographic Society host this annual digital image competition. 20 images from each Society will be awarded points with the...

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Chris Shepherd – Looking Local

  On Monday 9th February we will be joined at the camera club by Chris Shepherd, with Looking Local. Chris reckons photographers often suffer from 'location myopia', wishing we were in some exotic location with the best possible equipment. In this talk he details his...

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Walker Trophy – Projected Round 1 2015

The first competition of the year is Round 1 of the Walker Trophy (Projected). This is the first of 3 rounds and will then be followed by the Walker Trophy for Prints which is also over 3 rounds. Both Walker competitions are open competitions where the subject matter...

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Walker Trophy – Entry Details (projected)

The first round of the Walker Trophy (Projected) competition will soon be upon us. There are 3 rounds to the competition with the winner being the person with the highest aggregate score over the three rounds. Points are awarded depending upon the number of entries as...

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Nik Szymanec – Photographing the Night Sky

This coming Monday we welcome Nik Szymanec with his presentation Photographing the Night Sky. Nik is an Astro-Photographer and has produced some truly stunning images and I expect this will be a talk to remember. Please take the time to check out Nik's main site and...

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Summary of 2015 Competitions

The chart is intended to be a summary of the competitions and exhibitions we will be taking part in, in the coming year. For internal competitions the ‘Last entry by’ is the latest date that your entries must be with the competition secretary (John Cross). For...

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Wikipedia Page

The WDPS now have a Wikipedia Page to hopefully drive more traffic to the website. It can be found HERE Should you wish to edit the entry to flesh it out please let me know, or simply go in and edit...

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Steve Hedges – Creating Mood in Photography

Steve has been a professional photographer for over 25 years and runs Artescape Photography from his base in Essex. The talk for the evening will be Creating Mood in Photography and is sure to be interesting. It is one his most popular talks Steve gives to camera...

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Competition versus Chingford

"It's not the winning but the taking part that counts?" - Baron Pierre de Coubertin   On Monday 17th November we welcome members of Chingford Photographic Society to Greenleaf Road for the annual print battle.  Howard King will judge.  ...

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WDPS – Google Community

A few years ago we had an informal grouping on Google where members could post images, have informal competitions etc. but it fizzled out. We have now re-launched as a Google Community  which didn't exist a the time. The address...

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Annual General Meeting

This coming Monday sees our AGM. Only members are entitled to attend and to vote in the AGM, so please make sure your subs are up to date. The committee shall be providing reports about their own position, and members will have an opportunity to vote for the Chair and...

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Annual Exhibition 2014 – Welcome Centre

It's that time of year again - the Annual Exhibition. Once again it is being held in the Welcome Centre beside St Mary's Church and will run Monday - Friday 7pm to 10pm and Saturday 11am to 7pm. There is no formal meeting on Monday but it usual that members will all...

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Nicola Tree

On Monday 22nd September we welcome Nicola Tree to the club to chat to us about her work. You might remember Nicola from this year's E17 Art Trail; she installed herself in the tiny gallery behind Bygga Bo Cafe on Chingford Road and photographed people for a series of...

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Centenary Trophy 2014

The first competition following our summer break. The Centenary Trophy is an Audio Visual competition and is the only trophy voted on by members. Last year it was won by Mike Ward - below is his video. [video_embed] Crazy - WDPS from Philip...

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New Member’s Evening

Following a successful Summer Photography Course of over 30 people we welcome all members of the Society including course attendees to a New Member's Evening. The evening is a light hearted team quiz with a photographic (ish) theme. Snacks and drinks will be on hand....

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Summer Exhibition 2014

For the second consecutive year the Society are pleased to be exhibiting at the Winns Gallery which is situated within Lloyd Park (beside the cafe, play area, bowls and skatepark). There will be approximately 90 prints being shown which represent the great diversity...

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Taking it off Auto

The presentation from Phil which aims to recap on the Exposure Triangle and reasons why to take your camera off Auto. Taking it off Auto from...

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Fabien Ho

On Monday 2nd June, we welcome Fabien Ho to Greenleaf Road to show us some of his work. By day Fabien is a creative director, working on branding, print and packaging for high-end clients. Inheriting a battered old Lubitel, he subsequently taught himself photography...

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Summer Photography Course – 2014

The Summer Photography Course is rapidly approaching - this year it starts on the 30th June 2014. Full details can be found at http://wdps.org/summer-photography-course-walthamstow-2014/ This year we will be using Eventbrite to both collect payments and manage the...

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1 in 100 Competition – 2014

On Monday 14th April, we'll be welcoming judge Alan Gore to to judge the 1 in a 100 competition, which we are hosting this year, along with the good people of Chingford, Harlow and Barking photo societies. Each club submits 25 images, and the best is 1 in a 100....

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Website – 1 year on

I just thought I'd share a few statistics of the new website one year since its creation. Visits:  5,099 Unique Visitors:  2,811 Page Views: 36,054 Pages a Visit: 7.07 % New Visits: 54.27       Related articles Walker Trophy (Prints) - Round 1...

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Walker Trophy (Prints) – Round 1 2014

Just as one competition finishes another starts! The worthy winner last year was John Cross.  Will he win this year? The judge is Humphrey Bishop. All entries from round 3 of the Walker Projected are HERE!   Related articles   Walker Trophy - Projected 1 - 2014 Walker...

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Walker Projected Round 3 2014

The third and final round of the Walker Trophy (projected) 2014 saw another great entry with 57 images submitted for judging. 1st     Carolyn Barber – Splash 2nd   William Bougourd – Man Muscle 3rd    Matt Russell – Say Cheese 4th    Philip Atkinson – Infinity Bridge...

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Walker Trophy – Round 3

Walker Trophy (Round 3, projected), 24th March Deadline for entries: 23rd March.  Judge: Pauline Martindale The deciding round for the projected Walker Trophy. Who will take the trophy?  Caroline, Keith, John, Mick or perhaps Phil. As we have seen from the last two...

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Member’s Night

On Monday 17th March, bring your camera, as it's a hands-on members evening and there'll be a couple of studio flash set-ups for everyone to have a play with. John Cross and Ian Waterman will be supplying lighting equipment and...

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Unseen Waltham Forest

It's started!  Over 40 prints plus digital images. Our exhibition at the Vestry House Museum runs until the 18th May 2014 and entry is free.   "Discover unseen, or unnoticed, aspects of Waltham Forest as recorded by the Walthamstow and District Photographic Society....

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John Cross – in the Footsteps of Shackleton

Reflections on a trip to The Falkland islands (in the year of the 25th anniversary of the battle), South Georgia, The South Orkney islands, Elephant Island, (where Shackleton’s men spent over 3 months waiting for his return) the Antarctic peninsula, the South Shetland...

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Walker Projected Round 2 2014

The second round of the Walker Trophy (projected) saw another great entry with 67 images submitted for judging. Congratulations to Caroline Preece for her winning entry Waiting for the Parade. 1st     Caroline Preece - Waiting for the Parade 2nd   John Cross - Pink...

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Walker Projected Round 1 2014

The first competition of the year saw 69 digital images entered (up to 3 per member) and was judged by Marc Edwards of Ware Photographic Society. The standard of entries was very high with the judge finding it hard to choose a winner. 1st  Keith Mauterer - Winter...

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Walker Trophy (projected) – Round 1 2014

The first competition of 2014 will be round 1 of the Walker Trophy 2014 (Projected). This is open to all members who may submit up to 4 images - it is an open competition with no theme. The judge will be Marc Edwards from Goffs Oak in Herts. Details of how to submit...

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Kevin and Margery Maskell

  On Monday 20th January, our guest speakers will be Kevin and Margery Maskell, with their talk 'A Moment in Time'.  They are keen natural history photographers so expect to see birds and other wildlife, plus landscapes, studio and creative shots, in colour and black...

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Mark and Judy Buckley-Sharp

Mark & Judy are members of Harrow Camera Club (HCC). Both are former President/Chairman of the Club, and Mark has served over 20 years as an officer besides other committee roles. Mark is currently Secretary.   Our Journey in Printing We talk about making prints,...

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Walker Trophy – Projected 1 – 2014

Walker Trophy (Projected) – Entry Details The first round of the Walker Trophy (Projected) competition will be this coming Monday – 27th January 2014. There are 3 rounds to the competition with the winner being the person with the highest aggregate score over the...

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Christmas Party

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...

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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. http://www.davemasonimages.com/ [pullquote]I am a British born photographer, I take great pleasure in finding...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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