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Next Meeting
Wednesday 15th August - upstairs at The Bell Inn, 8 Thames Street, Hampton TW12 2EA

How to obtain a CPAGB: Four members of Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society will recount their experiences when entering photographs to gain the CPAGB (Credit award of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain), nerve-racking apparently, so it will be interesting to see their images and find out what they had to do and how they got on.
Last Meeting
Philip Quarry FRPS’s presentation ‘Here and There’ included a wide range of subjects, styles and locations, from abstracts to landscapes, some grab shots and some carefully chosen spots. We had a good turnout and afterwards had lots of questions for Phil who explained how he took some of the images including the imaginative abstracts and ‘special effects’, some being experiments or happy accidents!
Coming up
19th September: Ruari Cumming ARPS - 'The Island Dream'
An exploration of the islands on the edge, their isolation & fragility, their charm & allure. We meet some islanders who have chosen to live “the island dream”, as well as joining visitors whilst they explore a Hebridean island.
17th October: Members’ presentations: Some members will show their photos along with a running commentary. They will expect and appreciate opinions plus advice on how to improve them. Members who can do presentations are requested to let a Committee member know in advance.
21st November: Saleel Tambe – ‘A Rendez-vous with Nature’. Saleel is an internationally renowned wildlife and nature photographer so this promises to be a fabulous presentation.
19th December, Christmas Competition – “Uncommon or Unexpected Viewpoints” is the subject for our annual 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. I have entered this several times and have enjoyed it so can tell you all about it. Details here:- http://surreypa.org.uk/ and http://surreypa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SPA-Individual-Print-PDI-Rules-May-2018.pdf

HHPS’s new poster
Rick has designed a new poster advertising our club. If any of you know of an appropriate place to put one up, please let us know or take one yourself. Thank you.
Local Events and Photographic Opportunities:
31st August-2nd September: Concours of Elegance: magnificent vintage cars in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.
31st August VIP Preview Day Admission £50. 1st and 2nd September Adult Day Admission (from 10.00am) £40 and Senior Citizen (over 60) £25
2nd September, 12 to 7pm: annual Kingston Carnival
The huge procession starts at 12 noon from the Guildhall and goes through the town centre with lots of bands, costumed dancers and performers from around the world. Some of us went last year and thought it great fun.
4th September, 7.30-8.30pm: Talk by John Sheaf, local historian, at Hampton Library, Rosehill
History of Hampton through old photos Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door. Tickets on the door cannot be guaranteed.
See website: https://www.facebook.com/events/193810024640275/
Photographic exhibitions at The Barbican art gallery until 2nd September
A double bill of exhibitions featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship. Website: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/dorothea-lange-vanessa-winship
Enjoy the rest of the summer and now that’s is cooler you can go out and spend all day taking photos…..