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.
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.
Banbury Camera Club was proud to have been chosen to feature as a double page spread in the July 27th edition photographic magazine Amateur Photographer. This edition is no longer available to buy, but you can see the pages here Amateur Photographer July 27 2019.
See a new exhibition by Derek Lane from 8 March 2019 in Cafe Red. This replaces Chris Baldwin’s photos of Stellar Sea Eagles.
This exhibition further demonstrates the high quality photography and diversity of subjects achieved by the members of Banbury Camera Club. Why not call in for refreshments and enjoy the photography on the wall.
We have a new exhibition which started on 8 February 2019. Barry Barker’s image have been replaced with Chris Baldwin’s The ‘Stellar’ Collection. If you look through the results of our club competitions, you will find some of these images. Here’s what Chris says.
I call these images my “Stellar” Collection as the main characters in the are Stellar Sea Eagles. They were photographed just off the coast of the northernmost island of Japan – Hokkaido. I went out on a fishing boat from the port of Rausu to an area of pack-ice a few miles off the coast. The boat was rammed into the pack-ice to give us a stable platform to photograph from and the crew threw fish for the birds.
What followed was a comic display of aggression and bullying as the birds contrived to get the food. Often they didn’t eat the fish immediately, holding on to it and defending it from other birds. Their main rivals were the White Tailed Eagles and they had to ward off many types of gulls and groups of crows.
This provided the main highlight of a 2 week journey across Japan including the winter migration of the cranes and other birds. A group of of us plus a guide stayed in cheap local hotels, dressing, eating and sleeping as native Japanese – a unique and enjoyable experience.
I took up photography in my student days at Leeds University in the 1960’s. It has stayed with me since as photography moved into the digital age. Nowadays we huddle over computer screens instead of groping around in the darkness. However the thrill of creating and fine tweaking an image still exists.