Club News 2022 - 2023

New Programme for 2022-2023

Our new programme of activities for the coming season has almost been decided and is now available on our website via the link to our Programme.
We have a couple of practical sessions to help you get off the Auto setting; sessions on image composition, Lightroom processing using the latest filters, Mounting your images, and Selling photographic product. This is in addition to our usual 4 internal competitions with external judging, 2 external inter-club competitions, our Christmas quiz and external speaker presentations.

We are very fortunate to have secured a presentation by Tim Jones of Fotospeed at our new venue on November 9th. As well as demonstrating Fotospeed products, including printing, Tim will present 15 lucky members with A3 prints of their own images on quality Fotospeed paper. This offer will be limited to the first 15 members to provide an image when the call goes out. Members must attend to collect their print. Fotospeed product will also be available to purchase at a discount.

Another presentation, later in our season, will be by local professional photographer Graham Hiscock. Graham and his wife, Trixie, run two photographic businesses, Camelot Photographic and Studio H in Wincanton.    

If you are considering joining a photgraphic club then do have a look at what we offer and get in touch. You can always give us a try without commitment. We look forward to a great season and a new venue.

Hey Nunney Nunney

August 5th and 10 of our intrepid members met at Nunney Castle for a very pleasant evening taking photos of this little gem hidden away in the village of Nunney. A lovely evening was had by all but the weather was against us for taking astro photos. Watch this space for another opportunity to meet up.
English Heritage history board Two members sat in a ruined window Setting up and contemplating the shot Photographer standing on seat Chairman and Secretary admiring the view View of moat and entrance View of moat and castle wall through branches Looking up inside a tower View of entrance to castle

Wincanton Camera Club member represented in Glasgow Gallery

Congratulations to Lachlan Fraser on having two of his images included in the Glasgow Gallery of Photography exhibition at the new University of Glasgow campus on the banks of the Clyde as part of World Photography week. Screenshot of two photos

Photography Show at the NEC September 2022 - Discounted tickets!

If you are intending to go to this show then Wincanton Camera Club members can obtain a discount of 20% on the standard adult advance tickets by linking to , selecting 'Buy Entry Tickets' and using promotion code: AJTPS22

AJ's store banner

Club meet up at Nunney Castle - August 5th

We are planning a trip to Nunney Castle on Friday August 5th, meet in the car park at 6.30pm. Depending upon the weather, some of us are contemplating visiting the pub and then returning for a spot of astrophotography. Do come along and join us.

Photography Show at the NEC September 2022

The Photography Show is back in person at the NEC Birmingham September 17th - 20th 2022. Click on Photography Show 2022 for details and pre-registration for tickets. Our local photographic supplier, AJ's in Bruton will be exhibiting at the show so do call in and see them if you attend the show.

Wincanton Camera Club Member has photo shortlisted for Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Massive congratulations to Wincanton CC member, Hannah Rochford, on having her photograph of the moon rising behind Glastonbury Tor shortlisted in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. We will have to wait until September 15th for the final results to be revealed at an online awards ceremony to see if Hannah's image is amongst the winners but she is already a winner as far as we are concerned. Her image has been shortlisted from more than 3,000 images submitted from 67 different countries across the globe. To check out the shortlisted images click on the link below.

Shortlisted images from Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Picture of moon rising behind Glastonbury Tor

Photographic events to visit

Nunney International Horse Trials are taking place on June 17th-19th 2022 at Southfield House, Whatley, Frome, BA11 3JY. The British Eventing schedule for this event is at British Eventing. Entry for spectators is free on Friday but £12 per car on Saturday and Sunday. This is a high level event on our doorstep and offers excellent photographic opportunities. Some of us are planning to attend on the Saturday so why not join us?

The Societies of Photographers roadshow is taking place at Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way, Exeter on Tuesday June 28th 2022 between 9.30am and 3.30pm. This is free to attend but you must pre-register on their website. There are trade stands from a range of companies and three guest speakers: Damien McGillicuddy - "Making Light Work" ; Emma Jane "Secrets to a successful Newborn Session" ; and Scott Johnson "Making more money from wedding albums" . Again there are at least 2 of us going to be there so why not come along?

Wincanton Camera Club on Facebook

Our club now has a private group on Facebook for members only.
Click on this link to see the page and request to join. You will need to have a Facebook account which is free.

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