Kempston Camera Club Program 2016
Please note that this is our provisional programme for the 2016 and is subject to continuing change. Please check for updates regularly.
06 Jan Open Competition
13 Jan Planning/Committee Meeting TBA
20 Jan How to mount your prints – Practical
27 Jan Studio Group & Printer Annual Exhibition Closing Date
03 Feb Creative Image The Ernie Baron Award (Judge will be John Wilcox)
10 Feb Planning/Committee Meeting TBA
17 Feb A G M
24 Feb Studio Group & Printer
02 Mar Open Competition
07 Mar Three way battle Stevenage v Biggleswade v Kempston
09 Mar Committee Meeting TBA
16 Mar Macro Photography, Bring your camera and if you have one a tripod
23 Mar Studio Group & Printer
30 Mar This Wednesday we will be meeting at the free car park in Woburn at 7pm. It should still be light and we will be practicing low light photos in the village as the light goes. Bring a tripod and remote release if you have one. It will be an opportunity to talk about shutter speeds for those that wanted to know a bit more.
06 Apr Colin Southgate providing commentary on our exhibition photos.
12 Apr Tuesday Three way battle — Kempston v Bedford v Shillington (held at Bedford CC)
13 Apr Planning Meeting TBA
20 Apr Details to be announced. Please check the facebook information.
24 Apr Sunday – at Wrest park st. George’s festival.
27 Apr Studio Group & Printer
04 May Open Competition
11 May Committee Meeting TBA
18 May FREE EVENING – You and Your Camera. A guide for beginners
21 MAY TO 4 JUNE ANNUAL EXHIBITION IN KEMPSTON LIBRARY
25 May Studio Group & Printer
01 Jun Nature Competition Bill Deacon Award (Judge will be David Steel)
05 Jun Little Paxton Nature reserve, Photo Outing (with sweepstake)
08 Jun Planning Meeting TBA
15 Jun Competition Kempston v Ampthill. (Judge will be Colin Strong)
19 Jun Willen Lake MK, Dragon Boat Photo outing (with sweepstake)
22 Jun Studio Group & Printer
25 Jun All Saints Church Fete Exhibition.
29 Jun This Wednesday’s meeting
Please bring your camera, we’ll be meeting at the club 8pm and taking some photos around Kempston.
The above has been cancelled. The club will now be attending the practical below.
This coming Wednesday 29th June, Mercedes has arranged for any of us to attend at a band rehearsal so as to practice photography of musicians in low light, theatrical type setting. It is difficult photography and I would recommend anybody who has not tried it and might have an interest in it to take the opportunity and try it under easily controlled conditions at a band practice rather than at a live gig. We will make some time to show the results at one of our club nights. I would recommend a standard zoom and if possible a medium zoom (eg 70-200) and be prepared for some high ISO photography. I am not sure how they will feel about the use of flash.
Please see your club email for address and let Mercedes know you wish to attend.
03 Jul Sunday London guided photo walk
06 Jul Open Competition
13 Jul Committee Meeting TBA
20 Jul We have a speaker, local photographer, Mick Hutson. his speciality is taking portraits of musicians.
27 Jul Studio Group & Printer (last chance to use the clubs printer before the Print Comp)
03 Aug Open Competition
10 Aug Planning/ Meeting TBA
17 Aug KCC Closed
24 Aug KCC Closed
31 Aug KCC Closed
07 Sep Print Competition (Judge will be Dr. John Law) and Whatsapp explanation.
11 Sep RSBP outing Details will be emailed later.
14 Sep Committee Meeting
21 Sep 10 Picture challenge Bring your camera Start at 7pm
28 Sep Studio Group & Printer
05 Oct Open Competition
12 Oct Planning Meeting
16 Oct Cambridge botanical Gardens
19 Oct Mick Hudson – Talk on taking pictures of Musicians
26 Oct Studio Group & Printer
02 Nov Colin Albon Award Competition (Judge Daphne Hanson DPAGB APAGB)
(Subject Seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer, Weather)
09 Nov Committee Meeting TBA
16 Nov Still life – Bring your camera and flash.
23 Nov David Fowler – History of Airships
30 Nov Studio Group & Printer
07 Dec Remembrance Competition sponsored by the W F A
14 Dec Christmas bun fight details to follow.
21 Dec KCC Closed
28 Dec KCC Closed
04 Jan Open Competition