Freedom of Panorama – Probably more interesting than you think

Freedom of Panorama is the right to take a picture in a public place without worrying whether it will include copyrighted content such as buildings. In the UK as well as much of Europe there is freedom of panorama. However following on from a German MEP trying to get this freedom across all of Europe a committee has suggested that it should instead be taken away.                                This will include us and anyone from any of the European countries that have … Continue reading

Annual Award Presentation, 21 May 2015 (select to view images)

The Annual “Prize-giving” took place on the penultimate indoor club meeting, on 21 May, 2015. Certificates were awarded to the winners of the numerous competitions, and the appropriate trophy will be engraved later.

Award from Royal Photographic Society

On Thursday 21 May, 2015 Cathy FitzHerbert was presented with a Certificate from the RPS by Robert Albright declaring that she has achieved the  standard required by the Natural History Panel and is enrolled as an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.

Summer Programme

    All the Summer Programme Details,                now in Events

New Seasons Programme; First two Months

First Two Months of the New Seasons Programme Now Available in Events

The John Evans Competition, 2015.

  John Evans Competition, 26 March 2015. The society had the honour of the presence of the Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Teresa Page on Thursday, 26 March 2015 to judge the entries for this years “John Evans Competition”.The Mayor enjoyed the evening with us, and mingled among members for a chat following her judging task and viewing a display of high quality digital images from the Royal Photographic Society.I think fair to say, we all enjoyed a very relaxed evening.The … Continue reading

Battle at Wantage Camera Club, 10 March, 2015.

Seven club members travelled to Wantage last night to enjoy the Battle with Oxford and Wantage Clubs. As usual, the Prints and Projected Images were of the highest standard, including ours. Some of the Projected Images were absolutely stunning, especially the “nature” images. Once again, Lyn Day’s “Just a Long Day” was awarded twenty points; and we ended the evening in third place with 327 points from a possible 400.

“Battle” with Devizes Camera Club and Highworth Camera Club on Thursday 12 February, 2015

On Thursday, 12 February, 2015 we had the pleasure of hosting  Devizes Camera Club and Highworth Camera Club for a “Battle Evening”, (a friendly competition between participating clubs). We enjoyed an exhibition of high quality images, which were judged and critiqued by Sandie Cox, ARPS, CPAGB. Devizes Camera Club gained the highest score of the evening. The images here are “The Artist” by Finola Bromley, “Just A Long Day” by Lyn Day, and “Whole Hazelnuts” by Cathy FitzHerbert.

First half year results now posted

The results of the first 3 monthly competitions have now been added to the results page. In addition, the following have won our internal competitions so far: Summer Prints : Mike Stanley Summer Digital: Alex Cranswick Monochrome Prints: Nick Pitt (with a 1,2,3 placing, wow!) Monochrome Digital: Alice Rene Bernard Hinton: Lyn Day Portrait Prints: Yulia Todd Portrait Digital: Richard Green Well done to everyone, but please remember its about time I won something!

Our Macro Practical Night a Big Success

On our practical evening on Tuesday 2nd December, members enjoyed an evening of experimentation and discovery with all things macro, swopping ideas and techniques. Thanks Paddy for organising a great evening