Mayor of Winchester’s Reception

At the 2017 exhibition, the Mayor of Winchester presented the awards in our Junior Competition. The quality of the images and the children’s enthusiasm left a lasting impression to the extent that he invited the winners to submit pictures to become the official Mayoral Christmas Card 2017. The brief was[…]

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Portfolios 2017

Doing something different and new can often be difficult; outside the ‘comfort zone’ is a daunting place. Yet it is often said it is a great way to learn and learning is the aim of the yearly portfolios. Each year every member gets a random topic – sometimes it’s hard,[…]

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Gagan Singh Street Photography

Our first meeting in September saw guest speaker Gagan Sandana share his passion for Black and White Street Photography. Gagan explained that he looks for how light affects a scene in front of him, looking for shapes – triangles and shadows – sometimes waiting for several minutes for a person[…]

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Food Photography

Last week we had a presentation from one of our members, Andy Paddick, on his approach to food photography. It was a great evening with Andy showing some of his images of food. In the second half Andy showed us a typical set-up that he uses for his shots. Including[…]

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Winchester Hat Fair July 2016

Six members went to Winchester on the 2nd July for the annual Hat Fair. Although we had a rain shower first thing, luckily the weather held out through the morning. There were  various food stands, market stalls and musical entertainment which proved interesting to look at and take images. Even[…]

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Mottisfont in the Rain

A trip to the National Trust’s Mottisfont estate near Stockbridge took place on Thursday 16th June – a special evening opening to view the Roses and to see and smell them at their best. 12 members arranged to meet in the Walled garden to do some photography and then head[…]

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Exhibition 2016

Our 2016 exhibition has now closed; we had the privilege of welcoming a large number of visitors to The Patterson Centre over the 3 days. Together with an impressive array of our own members’ images, we also had some excellent images taken by local children. We should say a great[…]

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