On-Line Competition 13 July

Set Subject Life Under Lockdown

On Monday 13th July, Banbury Camera Club held an on-line digital image competition . This is the 3rd photo competition held via Zoom.

The Judge was John Credland who had received 28 entries in advance of the meeting. After the judging John gave a very interesting talk about what he’s been doing in lockdown with a special reference to photography. He described some of the special projects he’s been doing. He referred to 3 websites which had provided him with some ideas and inspiration. These are Colossal, Cooperative of Photography and Computational Photography.

The results were as follows

On-line No.3 – 2020-07-13 : PDI Open Photography Under Lockdown

1Mike KirbyLockdown blues
HCTony ChiversLockdown Locks
HCMichael ButterworthAND THEN IT RAINED
HCChris BaldwinUnder Permanent Lockdown
HCJamie Bodley-ScottPot by the Window
HCRoy Tholethe last passenger

The next Zoom Meeting will be held on Monday 27th July and will commence with an EGM in an attempt to catch up from the much delayed AGM from May

Monochrome DI on-line competition

Banbury Camera Club Zoom Meeting No.4

On Monday 18th May Banbury Camera Club held its fourth on-line meeting. This was a Monochrome Digital Image Competition judged by Chris Baldwin. There were 24 entries. Members could enter one image each.

42 members signed in to the meeting. The competition results were as follows.

Monochrome Zoom DI – 2020-05-18 : PDI Mono Open

1Lynne HooperGrandson
2Dave DugganWater Drop
3Mike KirbyHaruko at the Piano
HCAndrew HaleCrossing the bridge
HCBarry LaneElegant Grey
HCBarry BoswellYoung Magpie
`CJohn CredlandWonderland
`CBarrie WoodBefore the storm
`CMark HarrisThe Philosopher

The next Zoom meeting will be on June 1st. It will be an illustrated talk called Our Great USA Solar Eclipse Adventure by Mary MacIntyre an Oxfordshire based Astronomy Photographer. Details and meeting-joining instructions are sent to members by email.

If you are a lapsed member and want to join us, we request that you re-join the club using this link https://form.jotformeu.com/92397009629366 with payment via bank transfer. Those joining now at £25 waged/£20 unwaged will have membership through the 20/21 season, expiring May 2021.

Where Have You Been

Monday’s Camera Club meeting was “Where Have You Been”.

It took members to Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, Portugal, Cost Rica, Scotland, Ireland, England, Oxford, Back Gardens, and Memory Lane. 42 members joined the meeting, the third virtual meeting run via Zoom software.

Where Have You Been is an event which has been running in the Club’s Programme once a year for many years. It lets members share their photos (from holidays or otherwise). In normal times it is used to try out AV (Audio Visual) software and presentations. Online most presentations were presented as a sequence of around 12 images – 20 seconds each – allowing the author to give commentary live to the group on Zoom. Even with these constraints on presentations, the meeting lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes.

The next Zoom meeting will be on May 18th. It will be an open monochrome competition. Chris Baldwin will be sharing details of how to enter. Details and meeting-joining instructions are sent to members by email.

If you are a lapsed member and want to join us, we request that you re-join the club using this link https://form.jotformeu.com/92397009629366 with payment via bank transfer. Those joining now at £25 waged/£20 unwaged will have membership through the 20/21 season, expiring May 2021.

Zoom Second Online Meeting

Zoom online mtg 2

On Monday 20th April, Banbury Camera Club held its 2nd on-line meeting using the Zoom app.

The meeting presented 3 short talks by members John Credland, Mike Kirby and Paul Rayner as originally planned in our annual programme.

John Credland changed his talk to discuss photography which is possible during the lockdown giving some really interesting possibilities for experimentation.

Mike Kirby presented a photographic study of Cordoba in Spain with its unique architecture.

Paul Raynor presented a talk on the versatility of a wedding Photographer with lots of fascinating examples of special techniques and showing where there is potential to go wrong.

The meeting was attended by 40 members. All members can view the recording.

The next Zoom meeting will be on May 4th . It is Where have you been, an opportunity to showcase your travel photos from the past year. Please submit about a dozen images and be prepared to talk about them for five minutes or so. Details and joining instructions have already been sent to members by email.

If you are a lapsed member and want to join us, we request that you re-join the club using this link https://form.jotformeu.com/92397009629366 with payment via bank transfer. Those joining now at £25 waged/£20 unwaged will have membership through the 20/21 season, expiring May 2021.

[FOCUS] on Photography at The Heseltine Gallery

FOCUS on Photography

We were disappointed that this exhibition had to close early due to the Covid-19 measures.

You can however still “visit” the exhibition … Right Now!

Not only has The Heseltine Gallery launched a brand new website, but you can go there and view the [FOCUS] on Photography exhibition in the Online Exhibitions section.

Go to www.theheseltinegallery.org.uk and follow the link to Online Exhibitions.

Our original entry for this exhibition was as follows:-

The Heseltine Gallery
The Heseltine Gallery

The current exhibition at The Heseltine Gallery is [FOCUS] on Photography and will run until 31st March. There are entries from various photographers include some from Banbury Camera Club.

All entries were judged on receipt and only those selected were accepted for the exhibition.

The Heseltine Gallery is a part of Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney and is where Banbury Camera Club holds their annual exhibition. You can find out more about The Heseltine Gallery at www.theheseltinegallery.org.uk

You can also find out about the exhibition on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theheseltinegallery/

Opening times are 10am-4pm in school hours Mon-Fri
and 11am – 3pm weekends

Zoom On-line Competition No.1

In view of the Covid-19 disruption, Banbury Camera Club is organising club meetings online. On Monday 6th April 2020 the first such meeting was held and it was a competition. Each participating member could submit one colour digital image in advance of the meeting. The Judge was Chris Baldwin. Judging was done in the usual way discussing each image in turn, holding back the best and making final placings. There were 25 images and 41 members joined the meeting from the comfort of their own homes.

Many thanks to the committee for organising the event over a difficult period and especially Trevor Cooper for putting together the instructions and FAQs and being Zoom Mentor.

As usual the titles below give a link to the image.

Zoom on-line competition No 1 – 2020-04-06 : PDI Colour Open

1Barry BoswellStone Curlew
2Mark HarrisRed Veil
3John TaylorStacking on the steps
HCTony ChiversExplosion of Colour
HCCourtney KillpackLady in Red
`CIan DraperEly Cathedral Chancel Sunlight
`CCharles BinnsWhittlebury
`CBarry LaneAt Batsford Arboretum

Coronavirus and Club Meetings

Banbury Camera Club

The following email was sent to members on 15th March 2020:

Dear Members– in view of the constantly changing situation regarding the current pandemic that is affecting the world, even our own little world, I checked with Committee Members yesterday to see what their feelings were regarding our meetings, given the current age profile of many of our members.

The unanimous view was that we should suspend our club meetings until after Easter and April 20th at the very least, in order to minimise the risks we all face.

It is therefore the case that our AV and Where have you been meeting tomorrow evening 16th March will not now take place and we will review the situation later next month.  It may be that the rest of the year’s programme will go by the wayside, and the May 18th AGM deferred till September.  So a further decision will be made around April 19th/20th.  We will talk to Chenderit School about premises fees.

I have already this afternoon cancelled the judge for next week, and I am now asking Steve Gold to cancel the next speaker.

I  have also been advised that the planned CACC  Championship Day at Amersham on March 19th will go ahead but with no members attending – behind closed doors so to speak to use a good football analogy!   No members anticipating attendance at that event will be admitted, unless they are involved with the organisation of the day.

Also potentially at risk will be the Battle vs. Stratford PS on Tuesday 21st April, at Stratford PS meeting place.  However a decisions will be made on that nearer the time.

I am sorry to bring you such news, and at such short notice, but being one of those potentially  to be in (self-)imposed isolation for several weeks, if not months, I feel it is the best decision for us to make.  Please get in touch with me if you need to, or have any questions or comments.

Ian Draper
Chairman and Joint Programme Secretary
Banbury Camera Club

Annual Projected Image Competition 2nd March 2020

froggy goes a courting - derek lane

On Monday 2nd March Banburey Camera Club held their Annual Projected Digital Image (PDI) Competition at Chenderit School Middleton Cheney. The Judge was Naomi Saul ARPS DPAGB ASINWP EFIAP from Hitchin Camera Club.

Annual PDI – 2020-03-02 : PDI Open Open

1Derek LaneFroggy Goes a-Courting
2Michael GreenwayBlack Star Riders
3Diana GambleWild Dogs at Play
HCBarry BarkerVincent in Venice
HCGareth MorganKaleidoscope
HCJamie Bodley-ScottRing of Brodgar
HCGareth MorganVintage Congregation
HCJamie Bodley-ScottLady in Red
HCChris BaldwinSending Out A Challenge
HCMike KirbyPensive

Print Competition 10th February 2020

Bodleian Library

On Monday 10th February we held our fourth print competition of the season. The Judge was Julia Cleaver.

Print Competition – 2020-02-10 : Print Colour Open

1Derek LaneTake Three4
2Barry BoswellStriped hyena in an early morning landscape3
3Derek LaneStonechat with Waterboatman2
HCJohn CredlandThe Broad1
HCMike KirbyHallam Kempton1
`CMike KirbyCastelo Rodrigo1

Print Competition – 2020-02-10 : Print Mono Open

1Andrew SpackmanTo the Bodleian Library, Oxford4
2John CredlandThe Potting Shed3
3John TaylorWiggly Way2
HCDenis KnightKenilworth Castle1
HCJamie Bodley-ScottNight Storm1
`CDenis KnightReflection1

Walford and Round Competition 2020

On Monday 13th January 2020 Banbury Camera Club held the Walford and Round competition.

The judge was John Childs. During his time as head of Chenderit School Art Dept, John was particularly helpful to Banbury Camera Club especially in helping us to establish our annual exhibition.

Walford and Round – 2020-01-13 : Print Colour Around Banbury

1Graham OsgoodAdderbury Sunrise
2Trevor CooperFine Lady
3Roy TholeSt. Mary`s Church Banbury
HCMiles CrisellWe Can`t wait to get to Banbury
HCJohn ButtressChurch and Gatehouse Broughton

Walford and Round – 2020-01-13 : Print Colour Modern Life

1John CredlandThe Environment
2Andrew SpackmanChristmas Fayre, Much Wenlock
3Trevor CooperA Moment for Messaging
HCRoger SolesburyWobbley Apartments
HCAndrew SpackmanOffering a leaflet - London

The overall winner was John Credland with The Environment