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Next Meeting
Wednesday, 19th December – Christmas Competition and Social
Different venue - the Linden Hall, Linden Road, Hampton TW12 2JG

This is always a fun social evening. The competition subject is “Uncommon or Unexpected Viewpoints”.  Each member can submit up to three PDI (digital) images. Our judge will be Simon Van-Orden from Epsom CC. I’m excited to see what everyone has come up with.

After the competition, we get together to celebrate Christmas!  Members are asked to bring along some “Christmas cheer” – mince pies, nibbles of all kinds, and something to drink!
This is the Linden Hall map link here - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Linden+Rd,+Hampton+TW12+2JG/@51.4160992,-0.3748015,18.95z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48760b4cce474789:0x96138cf796f86f81!8m2!3d51.4164169!4d-0.37495 

Last Meeting
Wednesday, 21st Novembe
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Saleel Tambe gave us his presentation: "A Rendezvous with Nature" in which he showed us his nature photography images, many taken in reserves in India.  He included the full range of animals and birds to be seen including some unusual poses!  It was an enjoyable and educational evening for all.  

Coming Up
Wednesday, 16th January 2019

Darren Pullman 'How to take bad pictures' including landscapes and portraits; mistakes/what not to do and how to motivate yourself.

Friday, 1st February 2019
We look forward to seeing you at the Opening Event of our Annual Exhibition in Teddington Library at 1830 for 1900. SPA President, David Smith LRPS CPAGB will formally open the Exhibition.

Saturday, 2nd February to Sunday, 24th February 2019
Our Annual Exhibition in Teddington Library.  Each Member can submit up to six mounted prints.  So, time to start planning and preparing.  

Wednesday, 20th February 2019
Our speaker has not yet confirmed. 

Wednesday, 20th March 2019
Annual General Meeting (AGM) and members photos.

Wednesday, 17th April 2019
Selection evening for our Club entry into the SPA Inter-club PDI competition.  Members can submit up to five PDI images for selection by all Members present on the evening!   

Other News
The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition continues at London Waterloo Station until Sunday 3 February 2019 and is free to visit.Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum until 30th June 2019; tickets from £10.50 – see link http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year.htmlThe V&A has recently launched its new Photography Centre following the merger of its collections with that of the RPS.  Entry is free, and it is a fascinating cross-section from the 165 years since the V&A started collecting photographs and photographic equipment.  See link here:- https://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/news/our-new-photography-centre-is-now-open
 
And our monthly joke is: -
Christmas Decorating

I wanted our street to have the prettiest decorations in the neighbourhood. So I strung lit coloured balls from house to house, all the way down the road. I did all the electrical wiring myself.

If you’d like further information, just drive down Hampton Road in Teddington. We’re the third pile of ashes from the corner.
 
And finally
From all the committee: David, Penny, Rosie, Martin, Jim and myself. We wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and New Year and we hope to see all of you next year.

Merry Christmas
Rick