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.

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

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