Towcester Camera Club Programme
Towcester Camera Club meets on alternate Wednesday evenings at the St Michael’s Church Rooms in Silverstone from 8:00 - 10:00pm (gather from 7:30). We warmly welcome anybody who enjoys photography as a hobby.
Our members have a very wide range of photographic interests and ability and most find that they thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to share ideas and to learn techniques from each other and from visiting speakers, either before the formal session starts, during the midway break, or at the end of the session.
The Club updates its programme twice a year and aims to cater to a spread of interests, mixing external speakers with informal, participative member sessions.
We are always keen to hear
from people keen to show their work or demonstrate new techniques.
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Programme of Events ~ 2017
Progamme for 2017 is still shaping up currently, please check back for latest information.
11th January 2017
Dan Evans - How to Photograph Flowers for Impact
Dan will be giving a talk on topics inlcuding: equipment, macro photography, his 5 golden rules for flower photography, a brief look at B&W and review samples of commercial garden photography – following a break, there will be a further slide show of my favourite flower images"
25th January 2017
Bob Brind Surch - Wild Lens
An illustrated talk on wildlife photography showing a year of his own work with the first half in the UK and the second half in Africa.
Bob was for very many years a member (and Chairman) of Towcester Camera Club but over the past few years we haven’t seen much of him as he has been so very busy developing his business running specialised African, European and UK based photographic tours and workshops.
Those who have seen Bob’s presentations before will know that they are always very well worth seeing. Bob has an incredible depth of knowledge of 'all things photographic’ and due to his previous teaching background, he is also very skilled at explaining any technical points in a way that is easy to understand.
The should be an excellent meeting with a great opportunity to see some of the results of Bob’s passion for capturing Wildlife on camera and as ever there will also be a good helping of useful information to take away with you. It is worth having a look at
Bob’s website if you haven’t already seen what he has to offer www.naturesphotos.co.uk
As an experienced photographer and naturalist Bob is passionate about his work and sharing his photographs and observations of wildlife with others.
He has been a keen naturalist from a very young age and a photographer from his late teens. He describes himself as foremost a naturalist who photographs what he observes rather than a photographer specialising in wildlife. This is very important to him and goes back to why he started taking photos in the late 60s when his photography consisted of taking colour slides to illustrate talks he gave on wildlife.
He learnt his photographic craft seeking to capture animals in difficult situations and specifically recording animal behaviour. This was all the more difficult with older manual film cameras but proved a good grounding for practising and refining the skills that still serve him well in the digital age.
Throughout his life he has been fortunate to have shared experiences and worked with some very competent naturalists and photographers. They have collectively helped him enormously and taken him on his exciting journey of exploration. In this presentation he is going to share some of his more recent work both in this country and Europe as well as in his favourite location, East Africa, somewhere he has a real passion for as anybody who’s attended one of his previous sessions sure to know.
8th February 2017
Hilary Spurrier - Cold Contrasts
Hilary Spurrier one of our own members, will show “Cold Contrasts’ with images from the extreme North and extreme South of the globe. Be prepared for some fabulous penguin photographs.
This will be an evening based on photography in the Artic and Antarctic. The evening will include landscape, wildlife, street and flower photography. The constraints of photography will be included as well as an overview of the kit and equipment used.
22nd February 2017
Anne Gray - India
Anne Gray has been a member of Towcester Camera Club for some years but recently left us to live in India for a couple of years. During her time there Anne gained an special knowledge of this fascinating country that those who merely pass through don’t often get the opportunity to find out about. She has now returned and will show us a selection of her ‘India’ images with some added details about her technical learning curve with a new camera too.
8th March 2017 - to be confirmed
22nd March 2017
Selection of our images for the Annual Battle against Olney Camera Club. This year it is Olney’s turn to host the event so it will be held at their venue in Olney on 31st May - The Judge is as yet unconfirmed but will be chosen and booked by Olney.
Start to think which of your images you would like to be considered for this annual competition. It is usually pretty friendly, there is no set theme and 20 digital images from each club are to be shown and judged.
5th April 2017
An Outing with a “Spring” theme. Spring is always a fantastic time of year to capture images of fresh new life emerging. The plan is to get ourselves and cameras out there to enjoy it, come rain or shine!
19th April 2017
Dave Eagle - Accessible Astro Photography
A talk on "Astro Photography". This could be a very technical subject but Dave will show us how it can also be accessible to those with only standard DSLR cameras & lenses. He will show a selection of what can be achieved using fairly simple kit.
31st May 2017
Annual Battle against Olney Camera Club