Programme 2016

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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
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