Monday, December 10, 2012

November Digital Competition

The results of the November monthly digital competition are:

1st Place -Where's Dinner by David Rash
2nd Place - Thinking of You by Alan Layton
3rd Place - Sunset on Winchelsea Beach by Paul Vine
HC - Andean Condor by David Rash
HC - Harris Hawk on TAke off by Brian Clark
HC - The Gaze by Alan Layton
HC - The Yawn by Alan Layton

1st Place -White Wagtail by David Lund
2nd Place - Tawny Owl by Mick Ladner
3rd Place - Who is Coming Next by Richard Saville
HC - Smaill White Butterfly by Gella Ladner

1st Place -Longtailed Tit on Willow by Reg Mellis
2nd Place - Fieldfare with Berry by Reg Mellis
3rd Place - Emperor Moth Caterpillar by Reg Mellis
HC - Holy Cow by Dave Wilcox

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November Print Competition

The results of the November monthly print competition are:

1st Place -Black Tailed Skimmer by Brian Clark
2nd Place - Great Horned Owl by Brian Clark
3rd Place - Love Triangle by Brian Clark
HC - Wolfhound by Sue Storer
HC - Pink Petals by Sue Storer

1st Place Lauren by John Knight
2nd Place Kayan tribe mother and child by Steve Farrow
3rd Place Shhh! by Dave Wilcox
HC These boots weren't made for walking by Steve Farrow


Safari Competition Results

The 2012 Safari Competition was won by Adrian Looby and Steve Farrow and their winning images are as follows:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hornchurch Diamond Jubilee Competition

19th November 2012 – 20:00 start

The competition is taking place this evening at Ardliegh House, Hornchurch.

All club members are welcome

Epson Stylus Photo R2000 For Sale

A3 Printer, Epson Stylus Photo R2000, Brand New Unopened - £300 (Amazon price £418.99)

Please contact Colin Fletcher or alternatively, a Committee member.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

20th September 2012 - 17th February 2013

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is showing the winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012. This free exhibition showcases some incredible images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space.

The transit of Venus, comets, nebulae, aurorae and more can be found in the images on display. Winning entries have come from all around the world in another record-breaking year, with more images entered than ever before.
Entrance is free.

For further details of opening times, please use the following link:

Ansel Adams and American Nature

Best known for his dramatic and evocative landscapes, Ansel Adams is considered one of the most influential photographers in US history. He produced beautiful images of American nature - from high mountains and thick forests, to the rugged ocean shoreline.
To celebrate his pioneering work, the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich in London has brought together more than 100 of his most powerful pictures.
To read more please use the following link

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bird & Wildlife Equipment Day

Roman River Valley Nature Photography ( is working with London Camera Exchange and the Essex Wildlife Trust to mount a Bird and Wildlife Photography Equipment Day at the Essex Wildlife Trust's Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre on the 16th December 2012.  This event will be a joint effort at which Roman River will demonstrate the basic techniques of Bird and Wildlife Photography and LCE will display and demo their comprehensive range of photographic equipment which is particularly suited to Bird and Wildlife Photography. LCE and the Trust will publicise the Event over the coming weeks. Members of Upminster Camera Club are welcome.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Lane Still Life Trophy

Here are the results for The Lane Still Life Trophy. Thanks to our judge on the night Graham Parry.

1st - Dave Wilcox - Framed

2nd - Brian Clark- A Wee Dram

3rd - Linda Brien - High Tee

HC - Mick Ladner - Keeping Time

Metre Cup Results

Here are the results for The Metre Cup. Thanks to our judge on the night Graham Parry.
1st - Sarah Brigden - Blue Berry Topping
2nd - John Pridham - Woodstock Lock and Key Circa 1860
3rd - Sarah Brigden - Fairies Bonnets
HC - Jeff Oliver - Butter Caps

Looking to be inspired?

Here is a website worth a look if you are after a bit of inspiration.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

An Evening with Arthur Edwards MBE - Royal Photographer

Wednesday 12th December 2012
Doors open at 18:45 for a 19:30 start
The Theatre
New Hall School
The Avenue,

Tickets £15.00 (including wine & mince pies)

To purchase tickets call 08456 802047 or e-mail

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jubilee and Olympics Competition

This "one off" competition was held on Tuesday 16th October 2012. The entries were made up of images taken at the Queen's Jubilee celebration, the 2012 Olympics and the 2012 Paralympics.

The judges were Eric Bush, Brian Clark and Reg Mellis and the speaker was Howard King.

The winning images were:

1st Place

Who's Coming Next by Richard Saville

2nd Place

The Chase is On - Hadleigh 2012 by Gella Ladner

3rd Place

Team GB by Dave Wilcox

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Alan Coleman Competition

Ten clubs took part in the "Alan Coleman Competition" last night and Upminster Camera Club finished in third place.
Congratulations to the winning club "Benfleet" who had a great set of prints and finished just two and a half points in front of us.
We did get the trophy for the "Best Print" in the competition.
If you want to know who won it.....come to the club on Tuesday.......!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Thursday 18th October 
Eastbury House
7:30 pm start


Clive Barda Retrospective Photographic Exhibition is an exhibition of prints from the past forty years  related to the performing arts. The exhibition is being shown at the High House Production Centre at Purfleet and runs from Sunday 14th October to Saturday 20th October. The opening times are between 12 pm until 8 pm and admission is free.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

2012 Windmill Challenge Trophy

Tuesday 9th October saw our 2012 Windmill Challenge Trophy.
Upminster welcomed Dagenham, Hornchurch, Loughton, Moulsham Lodge, North Romford Camera Club and Harlow Photographic Society.
Our Judge, Ken Scott ARPS did an excellent job of separating the best images of the night. Giving us a clear winning club as well as best images of the night.
The winning club was Harlow PS with a total of 148 points, Upminster coming in Second with 143 points and Dagenham CC taking the 3rd spot with 137 points.
The best print and best digital image's of the night also went to Harlow PS.

Marilyn Steward's, Fast Forward won the best print of the night.
Heather Clarke's, The Journey Home won the best digital image of the night and also the best overall image and won the Sam Toy Trophy.
Thanks to all the clubs that attended and of course thanks to our great judge Ken Scott. We look forward to your judging our PAGB Panel Competition next April.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

London night walk

An evening in London talking photos along the South Bank
Thursday 25th October from 5pm
Meeting at The Founders Arms Pub on the South Bank

If you would like to meet us a little later please ensure you have the phone number of someone else attending and you can call to find our location.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Outings - Bath 9th December

Sunday 9th December will be our club trip to Bath.
Will we take a coach from Upminster to Bath for the day. The price will be £15 (for club members) or £25 (for non club members, e.g friends or family).
The price will include entrance to the Roman Baths.
If you wish to go please let Lin know as soon as possible.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Lane Still Life and Metre Cup

Everyone start thinking about your entries for the Lane Still Life and Metre Cup competitions, both to be held on 30th October.
The still life comp is digital and Metre Cup is prints.

Still Life is to be a set up shot by the photographer, with no human elements.
The Metre cup is for close up images, the subject must be a metre or closer to the lens.

David Weedon

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Half Yearly Print Competition

Our half yearly print competition was held on Tuesday, the winners were:
Preliminary: Brian Clark
Intermediate: Peter Crane
Advance: Perry Lamba

Well done to everyone and thanks to our judge Malcolm Hardie

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Today we held the print sale at The Cranham Community Fete.
Thank you to the members that turned up to help and also the many of you that donated prints for sale.
We raised a tidy sum to help the finances of the centre.

Well Done.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sunday saw the annual Safari, a big thanks to everyone who came along, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The weather held, unbelievably, as wind and rain were very much expected. Now just leaves the job of judging the entries for myself & Sarah, I'm not sure I'm looking forward to the 'club member' photos, as I'm sure I saw a number of people pointing their lens in my direction!
For those members that couldn't make it, the theme was 'The Only Way Is Essex' and we ventured as far as Brightlingsea. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

We need more people on the judging circuit....there are a lot of people at UCC who are more than why not have a go..?

Friday, May 25, 2012

"Dennis Mickleburgh Open Panel Competition"

Preparations are underway for the "Dennis Micklebugh Open Panel Competition" 13th April 2013. Watch this space........

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Just seeing if I can post something

If you can see this the answer is yes... Now seeing if I can edit it.....yay.. What about adding a picture....?? Hmmm pictures seem to be a problem....from the iPad at least...?

But can do it from the PC....Yay