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

Impact Trophy competition 2019

Tulips Bordering the Lake
John Buttress with Impact Trophy
John Buttress receiving his award from Mick Crossley

On Monday 16th December, the last meeting of 2019, Banbury Camera Club held their Impact Trophy competition. This competition is judged and sponsored by Mick Crossley of The Art Framing Workshop. This is a print competition for one print per member. The following prints were given a placing.

Impact Trophy – 2019-12-16 : Print Open Border

1John ButtressTulips Bordering the Lake
2Barry LaneThe Casino at Marino
3Mark HarrisBorder Line

Banbury Camera Club’s next meeting will be on Tuesday 6th January.

Print Competition 9th December 2019

Glass Teapot

On Monday 9th December we held our third print competition of the season. The Judge was Peter Going LRPS.

Print Competition – 2019-12-09 : Print Colour Open

1Derek LaneComing out4
2Barry BoswellA minor disagreement3
3John CredlandSpice Table2
HCDerek LaneDaylight Robbery1
HCMark HarrisResting Dancer1
HCBarry BarkerBabel phone1
HCJeff YoungmanGoldfinch on Teasel1
`CTony ChiversHarvest Mouse1
`CHelene BoilyRising above the rest1
`CChris BaldwinRiver Buoy1

Print Competition – 2019-12-09 : Print Mono Open

1Tony ChiversGlass Teapot4
2Barrie WoodA Norwegian Backyard3
3Barry LaneWalking with the dog2
HCJohn TaylorCriss-Cross1
HCMark HarrisInto the Light1
`CJamie Bodley-ScottLate for the Train1
`CJeff YoungmanGrey Seal Pup1
`CLesley RamsayPelting1

Badby Challenge 2019

Stormy Ride

On Tuesday 19th November, Banbury Camera Club took part in the Badby Challenge at Daventry between 9 Photographic Clubs.

Banbury came a very creditable second place after initially tying for first place with Daventry PS, the eventual winners.  Nine clubs each showed 7 images with Daventry & Banbury showing an additional image in the tie-break.

Overall the scoring was from 14 up to 20 from the judge: Malcolm Sales.  Malcom proved to be a good judge, strong on detail with a slight preference to black & white images.  There were 4 images scoring top marks of 20.  At the end fluctuations had all but disappeared and the final positions were very tight.  The final positions were:

First – Daventry 126 + 20
Second – Banbury 126 + 19
Equal Third – Duston and Northampton 123
Fifth – Dunchurch 122
Equal Sixth – Badby and Northampton Natural History Society 121
Eighth – Abington 120
Ninth – Spratton 111

Chairman Ian Draper gives his thanks to Helene Boily, Barry Boswell, Diana Gamble, Mike Kirby, Derek Lane, Gareth Morgan, Toby Solesbury & Jamie Bodley-Scott whose images we used.

Projected Digital Images Competition 18th November 2019

On Monday 18th November Banbury Camera Club held its first Projected Digital Images Competition (PDI) of the season. The Judge was Sandy Watson.

The placed images are as follows

PDI – 2019-11-18 : PDI Open Open

1Barry BoswellFeeding Time
2Mark HarrisMr and Mrs Smith
3Mark HarrisWho You Looking At
HCBarrie WoodNorth Sea Sunset
HCHelene BoilyA little rough today
HCMichael GreenwayMother Nature - NT Stowe - Swan
HCPaul RaynorThe Extra Hand
HCDerek LaneDaybreak in the forest
HCMichael ButterworthMusician
HCChris BaldwinUnder Fire
HCJohn CredlandFire Eater
`CTrevor CooperOtter
`CJohn ButtressThe Hive
`CJohn ButtressPerfect Bloom
`CJamie Bodley-ScottDawn patrol
`CGareth MorganThe Briefing in the crowd

Print Competition 4th November 2019

Foxglove in Ice - John Credland

On Monday 4th November we held our second print competition of the season. The Judge was Peter Cox LRPS from Tring Camera Club.

Print Competition – 2019-11-04 : Print Colour Open

1John CredlandFoxglove in ice4
2Tony ChiversFaded Glory3
3Barry BoswellA Thirsty Buzzard2
HCMike KirbyHarbour Entrance1
HCDiana GambleBreakfast Time1
HCAndrew SpackmanGuided Tour, Oxford1
HCTony ChiversThe Three Graces1
HCAndrew SpackmanGoing Home1
HCJeff YoungmanThrough the trees1
`CBarry BoswellHungry!1
`CDerek LaneBird on a Stick1
`CMichael GreenwayFormula Open, Billie Monger1

Print Competition – 2019-11-04 : Print Mono Open

1John TaylorSky Light4
2Jamie Bodley-ScottGoing Up3
3John TaylorSimple Lines2

Annual Exhibition 2019

group photo
Banbury Camera Club Exhibition 2019
Click here to see details and opening times

On Saturday 2nd November, Banbury Camera Club members set up their annual exhibition at The Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Archery Rd, Middleton Cheney, Banbury OX17 2QR, UK. The exhibition will be open to the public from 5th to 10th November. All the images have been chosen by individual members and many are on sale.

Here are some images taken on Hanging day.

Print Competition 7th October 2019


On Monday 7th October we held our first print competition of the new season. Members could enter 2 prints either Monochrome or Colour or one of each.

Print Competition – 2019-10-07 : Print Colour Open

1Derek LaneReflection4
2Barry BoswellMaster of Flight3
3Barry BarkerFlamingo Pool2
HCMike KirbyTearful1
HCDerek LanePecking Order1
`CPaul RaynorAutumn Glory1
`CJamie Bodley-ScottDahlia at dawn1
`CTony ChiversAlstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)1
`CJamie Bodley-ScottLooking Down1

Print Competition – 2019-10-07 : Print Mono Open

1John CredlandMore Tunnel at the end of the light4
2Trevor CooperFading to Fog3
3Chris BaldwinGentle Greeting2
HCJohn CredlandFantasy and Reality1
HCDenis KnightDandylion1

Banbury Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2019

Banbury Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2019

Banbury Camera Club Annual Exhibition of members’ images 2019 will be held in the The Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Archery Rd, Middleton Cheney, Banbury OX17 2QR, UK. Each member can enter up to three prints in this exhibition, which will be open to the public from  Tuesday 5th November to Sunday 10th November 2019.

Banbury Camera Club Exhibition 2019

All prints are displayed in standard 40x50cm frames, while the photos can be of any size, using individually cut mount boards. Prints can be offered for sale, including in a hayrack, in aid of Katharine House Hospice.

Members entering their photographs to the Annual Exhibition should hand in a completed form as soon as possible, but may bring the prints in either on the Mount Cutting Day – 19th October or the Hanging Day – 2nd November.  Prints must be mounted in board of standard size and colour.

Mount board cut to the correct outer size is available to buy at our club meetings. The inner size (aperture) needs to be cut to the appropriate size to fit the print. New members can get help with this at the Mount Cutting Day. The Exhibition Form is available here. Alternatively a copy can be collected on a Monday evening.