Contact: Alan Palmer
The group welcomes ALL with an interest in photography. The group aspires to provide opportunities for practising the art and craft of photography in a social setting whilst viewing, sharing and discussing images both informally and in competition with other group members. From time to time there will be guidance on technical aspects and presentations by experts.
Indoor meetings are normally held on the fourth Friday of each month, except August, at the District Scout Centre, Fraser Road, Bedhampton, Havant, PO9 3EJ (opposite the Havant Rugby Club). A charge of £2.50 per meeting is made to cover venue hire plus tea/coffee and biscuits.
Outdoor meetings are on the second Friday and times and locations vary.
Like many other activities our meetings are currently suspended.
March Outdoor Meeting
This will be on Friday 13th at The Royal Armouries | Fort Nelson, meeting near the entrance at 2 pm. Entry is free but car parking costs £3.
February Indoor meeting
This will be on Friday 28th at 2pm. Those members who went to the Solent Sky museum will show their images, whilst other members are invited to show some of their recent images. In addition, Alan Palmer has offered to show images from some of the Waterlooville outdoor meetings that he's been to.
February Outdoor Meeting
Our destination for this meeting was the Solent Sky museum in Southampton, meeting there at 2pm. The entrance fee for seniors is £6.50. Link for the museum: https://www.solentsky.org/
We parked just before the Itchen Bridge, in the Portsmouth Road car park. The car park is free for the first 2 hours though a ticket is still needed; then 50p for 3 hours, £1 for 4 hours or £2 for 5 hours. We then caught the number 3 bus, getting off at the first stop over the bridge, which is just a short walk away from the museum.
January Indoor Meeting
This will be on Friday January 24th in the District Scout Centre, starting at 2pm. Members will show a selection of slides from their own collections using vintage projectors.
January - no outdoor meeting
December Indoor Meeting
This will be on Friday, December 13th in the District Scout Centre, starting at 2pm. Geoff Worthington will present the results of the Members' Choice Competition and there will be a quiz and festive refreshments.
November Indoor Meeting
This will be on Friday, November 22nd in the District Scout Centre, starting at 2pm. The main part of the meeting will be taken up with voting on the entries for our regular Members' Choice competition.
November Outdoor Meeting
As mentioned at last week’s indoor meeting, this will be at Chichester Marina, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7EJ on Friday 8th.
Meet in front of the Boat House Cafe in time for a 2pm start. There is parking in front of the cafe and also the nearby Chichester Yacht Club.
October Indoor Meeting
This will be on Friday, October 25th at the District Scout Centre, starting at 2pm.
The subject for the meeting will be flower photography led by Anne Beard, so please bring your cameras to enable you to take part.
We had also intended to look at images taken on our outdoor meeting in Buriton. Unfortunately, this was a victim of the weather, so, instead, please bring along any images taken in the last couple of weeks, excluding any that you intend to enter for Members’ Choice.
October outdoor meeting
This will be on Friday, October 11th. Meet/park by the pond, which is in front of the church, by 2pm. The church is listed, as are the gates to the churchyard, the nearby war memorial and a number of tombs/monuments within the churchyard. Buriton is an attractive village and should offer plenty of subjects to photograph.
There are two pubs in the village, both of which offer tea and coffee.
September indoor meeting
Our first indoor meeting of the 2019/20 year will be next Friday, September 13th, meeting, as usual at 2pm at the District Scout Centre.
The intention is to devote the first half of the meeting to planning a programme for the first half of the year for both indoor and outdoor meetings. We may wish to consider if the outdoor meetings should be in the summer months only or, as someone has suggested, just be a social occasion at a local cafe. Put your thinking caps on and come prepared to contribute to the debate!!
For the second half, please bring a small number of recent images on a memory stick or similar. They might be holiday snaps from somewhere a bit different or some of a particular pastime that demonstrate a technique that might be of interest to other members.
September Outdoor Meeting
Our first outdoor meeting of the 2019/2020 “academic” year will be at Titchfield Abbey, on Friday 16th with a start time of 2pm. Access is off Mill Lane via an arch that is opposite the “Fisherman’s Rest” Public House. As I recall, there aren’t any obvious signs as you approach.
Options afterwards are 1) the adjacent Stewarts garden centre, where the cafe closes at 5pm; 2) adjourning to Titchfield village for other photographic opportunities including the church.It’s about 3/4 mile by foot or slightly longer by car. Daisy B’s Kitchen in the High Street, which closes at 4pm ,is an option for tea/coffee; 3) A bit further afield, the cafe at Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve is open until 5pm with last orders at 4.45.
July Outdoor Meeting
Friday, July 12th. It was agreed at the last indoor meeting that our final outdoor meeting of this “academic” year would be at Emsworth, meeting by the bus shelter in The Square at 2pm. Thereafter we can explore the village before meeting up later for tea/coffee. There are several cafes in the centre, though the largest, the Greenhouse Cafe, appears to close at 3.
June indoor meeting
Friday, June 28th. 2pm at the District Scout Centre. This will be a "show and tell" session. Peter Franklin will have some of his competition entries for us to critique, I have a number of recent photos on different subjects and we will welcome contributions from other members.
June outdoor meeting
This will be on Friday 14th. Our destination on this occasion is the Gosport Gallery, to see the International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition. The Gallery is a level walk of 0.4 of a mile from the ferry terminal.
We will be meeting on the Gosport side, by the ferry terminal building at 2pm. The ferry sailings are every 15 minutes and the return senior fare is £2.60. There isn’t a ticket office on the Portsmouth side just a ticket machine, so allow time to buy your ticket.
May indoor meeting
Ken demonstrated a device that he had designed to enable him to look quickly at old negatives and slides, so as to decide, which ones he wanted to scan. We were impressed by his ingenuity and the device's relatively low cost.
Outdoor meeting - Friday, May 10th
This was at West Dean gardens.
Indoor meeting - Friday, April 6th
Geoff Worthington presented the results of the Members' Choice competition held in March. Anne Beard was the winner, with another image in third place, whilst Helen Gunton came second. Members showed some of their recent images in the second half of the meeting.
Outdoor meeting - Friday, April 12th
As the March meeting was largely rained off, a second Old Portsmouth trip was arranged. Although the weather was dry and reasonably sunny, it wasn't particularly well supported. Those of us that did go enjoyed watching the various boats and ships passing the Round Tower, before descending and wandering around the Camber Dock and finishing with tea and cake opposite the Cathedral.
Indoor meeting - Friday, March 22nd
This included voting on the latest selection of images in our regular Members' Choice competition.
Outdoor meeting - Friday, March 8th
This was intended to be at Old Portsmouth but fell victim to wet weather on the day.
Indoor meeting, Friday, February 22nd
Ken Worrall demonstrated how to use ACD See software to edit images and Peter Franklin also showed us images that he had edited, along with some abstract images that he had produced.
Outdoor meeting, Sunday February 10th
This was at Warnford Park, Warnford, Hants, SO32 3AL for their annual Snowdrop display. Due to a poor take up and indifferent forecast, this was postponed until Sunday 17th, when 8 members and one guest enjoyed looking at the snowdrops, walking around the grounds and visiting the church where refreshments were available.
Indoor meeting, Friday, January 25th
We watched a number of instructional videos, as well as images shown by group members.
Outdoor meeting, Friday January 11th
This was a visit to Chichester where the main object was to visit the Novium museum in Tower Street, not only to look round the museum but also to visit the photographic exhibition on display there to celebrate the centenary of the Chichester Camera Club. After that we explored the city centre in smaller groups before meeting up for lunch and heading home after that.
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