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Next Meeting
Wednesday 18th July
This week we have got Philip Quarry FRPS with his presentation "Here and There" which will range over a wide range of subjects and styles.

Philip is a member of the RPS Creative Group and of Kingston Camera Club.
We are very grateful to Philip for being able to come at very short notice.

Illusion © Philip Quarry FRPS 

Last Meeting
Maythem Ridha
Maythem gave an entertaining description of his journeys in North Africa and the Middle East. For his photobook ‘Beyond Moments: Morocco’, he sought out interesting characters, their environment and culture. Using an unobtrusive mirrorless, quiet camera and speaking Arabic helped when approaching people. He gave some examples of his methods and tips, e.g. photographing people unobtrusively either using a wide-angle lens or from a low angle even when it meant pretending to photograph stray cats!  To deal with different light sources (e.g. sun and artificial lighting) he converted to black and white and added grain. For some of Maythem’s images go to: -  http://www.MaythemRidha.com  and  http://www.7thheavenfilms.com
Coming up: -
Outdoor Model Photoshoot – Sunday 5th August
As in previous years, Martin is organising an afternoon model shoot which this year will be at Esher Commons. If you would like further details, please contact Martin treasurer@hamptonhillps.org.uk

Future Meetings
15th August

In August we have four photographers talking to us about their experiences of entering photographs for the CPAGB Award.
October Meeting – do you want to present your images?
This is another of our “Members’ Evenings”. If you have got a set of images you would like to talk about, this is the time. We are looking for several Members to talk for 10 to 20 minutes each. You can present a set of finalised images or bring a project in progress and seek advice to help you complete it. The choice is yours.
Christmas Competition – “Uncommon or Unexpected Viewpoints”
The Committee has chosen the above subject for our annual Christmas competition.  The idea is to find an unusual angle on your chosen subject. Perhaps making it hard to recognise what it is!  Each Member can enter up to three digital images.
SPA Annual Members Individual Competition – 13th October
This is open to all Members of SPA clubs and is for prints and digital images. Just submit your digital images or digital files of your prints by 29th September and deliver your prints on the day. You must be there on the day for your digital files or prints to be marked and to win any award or placing. Details here:- http://surreypa.org.uk/ and http://surreypa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SPA-Individual-Print-PDI-Rules-May-2018.pdf
New Venue
We continue to meet in the upstairs function room at The Bell Inn in Hampton which is working well. Some Members stayed on afterwards to have a drink and a chat. The full address is The Bell Inn, 8 Thames Street, Hampton, TW12 2EA. There is a car park behind the pub and another just over the road by the Hampton Ferry.

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