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January 2015 - Glyn Dewis


The club would like to thank Glyn Dewis for giving a great inspirational talk to our members (and a few visitors). Glyn is a renowned expert on Photoshop and provided insight on how to achieve high quality results quickly. However Glyn is also an accumlished photographer and talked eloquantly about the value of setting yourself projects and the value of planning.


Glyn's Youtube channel

January 2015 - Club PDI Trophy Round 3

January 15th sat the third round of the club's PDI competition, with judge Tim Moreland giving a wide range of scores. We had 68 images in the competition, and congratulations to Alistair McTurk, John Coogan, Kathryn Graham, Paul Whitbread, Lesley Taylor, John Childs and David Cary for each scoring a ten.

Standings after Round Three


1st - Wayne Cappleman - 47pts

2nd - John Coogan - 45.5pts

3rd - Gary Pratt - 45pts


1st - Kathryn Graham - 48.5pts

2nd - Graham Wilson - 47.5pts

3rd - Paul Whitbread - 47pts


1st - Lesley Taylor - 46.5pts
1st - David Cary - 46.5pts

2nd - Ken Whalley - 45.5pts
2nd - Terry Redman - 45.5pts


January 2015 - SCPF Annual Exhibition 2015

The Southern Counties Photographic Federation's 2015 Annual Exhibition is currently on at Salisbury Library, and is running until the 31st of January.

The library is open Mon-Sat, check opening hours before travel!





November 2014 - Club PDI Trophy Round 2

Two weeks after the second round of the print competition, it was the turn of the PDI competition. Caroline Colgate ARPS was given the task of juding the seventy six photos. Congratulations to Wayne Cappleman, Graham Wilson, Paul Whitbread, Grek Kingdon, David Cary, Ian Newman (twice) and Lesley Taylor for scoring tens.

Standings after Round Two


1st - Wayne Cappleman - 37.5pts

2nd - Graham Butler - 35pts

3rd - John Coogan - 34pts


1st - Graham Wilson - 38.5pts

2nd - Kathryn Graham - 36.5pts

3rd - Paul Whitbread - 35.5pts


1st - Wendy Collens - 37pts

2nd - Ken Whalley - 36pts

2nd - Chris Bean - 36pts


Millenium Bridge Portrait
by Wayne Cappleman
by Greg Kingdon
Berlin Loo Art
by Graham Wilson
by Paul Whitbread
The Music Of Love
by Ian Newman
Red And White Vista
by Ian Newman
Sparrowhawk With Kill
by Lesley Taylor


October 2014 - SCPF Print League - Division 3


On Wednesday 12th October, Alton Camera Club hosted the first round of the SCPF Print League - Division 3. The task of scoring the 56 prints was handled by David Mendus. The club can proudly announce that it finished the evening in joint first place out of the seven clubs represented.

 SCPF Print Division 3 Round 1 Scores

1st Farnborough Camera Club 68pts
== Wokingham & East Berks Camera Club  
3rd Yateley Camera Club 67pts
4th Alton Camera Club 65½pts
5th Bracknell Camera Club 65pts
6th Ordnance Survey Photographic Society 62pts
7th Hayling Island Camera Club 61pts

November 2014 - Club Print Trophy Round 2


hiding_behind_the_chair_leg_250px On Thursday 6th November the club held the second round of the Print Trophy, with 48 prints acorss the three tiers of competitions. Congratulations to Wayne Capplemen, Sally Seager (twice), John Sturgeon, Kathryn Graham, Basil Groundsell (twice), Ian Newman, Richard Jenkins and Lesley Taylor who all scored tens.

The results sees Brian McGibbon leading the beginners, Sally Seager the intermediates, and Basil Groundsell the advanced group.





Club Trophy - Prints - Round 2 - Tens
Hiding Behind The Chair Leg
by Wayne Cappleman
by Ian Newman
Sifaka Lemur Dancing
by Basil Groundsell
by Basil Groundsell
Male Redstart
by Sally Seager
Female Pied With Nest Material
by Sally Seager
Lagarin Andalucia
by John Sturgeon
Dandelion Droplets
by Kathryn Graham


October 2014 - Annual Set Subject PDI


Thursday 30th October saw the club's annual set subject PDI competition, with this year Silhouette as the theme.  Sixty two images were entered and judged by Martin Wedge. Congratulations to Brian McGibbon for his winning entry, shown here..

  1st Flat Bed by Brian McGibbon
  2nd Ballahulish Bridge by Vivien Smith
  3rd Sunday Morning Ride by Paul Whitbread
    Highly Commended images:
    African Sunset by Wendy Collens
    Alone in Company by Helen Williams
    Boobies at Sunset by Wendy Collens
    Jumping for Joy by Kathryn Graham
    Silhouette of a Nigella Flower by Kathryn Graham

October 2014 - SCPF PDI Competition

Thursday 23rd/images/news/2014/dsc01184.jpg October saw Farnborough hosting the first round of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation's Division 2 PDI competition.  The competition sees seven clubs submitting eight photos apiece, with the fixty six photos doing a tour of the clubs  . The night's judging was undertaken by George Walsh APAGB.

SCPF PDI Division 2 Round 1 Scores

1st Chichester CC 68pts
2nd Beaulieu CG 64pts
3rd Basingstoke CC 63pts
4th Fordingbridge CC 62pts
= Viewfinders of Romsey CC  
6th Farnborough CC 61pts
7th Salisbury CC 56pts


October 2014 - Tutbury Castle outing

/images/news//the_wartime_ladies.jpg One fine Sunday morning, a group eleven FCC members climbed into a minibus and set off on a three hour trip to Tutbury Castle in Derbyshire. 

We arrived to a lovely bright clear sunny morning to our venue for the day. The photographic event, held there about twice a year allows photographers free access to all areas of the castle and grounds and provides a range of models in different period dress to photograph.

The models who spend many weekends performing re-enactments and similar days, gave their time freely. The proceeds of the day going to charity.

A very pleasant day was spent wandering round capturing many portrait shots of the models. The models were extremely kind and allowed us to request poses or even to march to the top of the hill for different shots!

In addition there were musket firing demonstrations, with the added fun of trying to capture that shot with the fire coming out of the musket!

Many thanks go to Ken Whalley for organising the trip.

Kathryn Graham

Kathryn Graham
Musket Firing
The Soldier
Planning The Next Action
The Shout
Clare Edwards
Pretty Boy Soldier
The American
Lesley Taylor
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October 2014 - Princes Mead Exhibition


Saturday 11th October saw the annual FCC exhibition held at the Princes Mead shopping centre,  with a display of approximately fifty prints by club members. Subjects ranged from colourful birds to monochrome landscapes, and studio portraits through to sporting action. 

It is an important opportunity for the club to reach out to the local community and as always it was well recieved, with the various photos grabbing the attention of those passing by.

A big thanks must go to Ken Williams for organising the event and to everyone who assisted him throughout the day. 





   2013 - New President for FCC 




Bob Miller has been the Club’s President since 2010, but had decided to leave the Club at the beginning of the 2013/4 season and reluctantly to retire from his position as President. At the Club’s AGM in October, Terry Redman was appointed as the new Club President, and in the photo above Bob (left) is seen handing over the President’s medallion to Terry.

Both Paul Harratt, Club Chairman, and Terry expressed their appreciation of Bob’s service to the Club over many years. Bob had been a member since 1987 and undertaken various roles for the Club and served as a member of the Management Committee. Most importantly, he had taken on the Chairman’s role at a difficult time in the Club’s history. He will be particularly remembered for the humour in his photography, which was not always appreciated or understood by the judges – his print of a plastic frog received a good mark as a real natural history image!

In view of their long and dedicated service to the Club, both Bob and his wife Evelyn (who made our teas and coffees for many years) were made Honorary Members of the Club. We wish you both a long and enjoyable retirement.


   2013 - John Childs Roll of Honour Award


John Childs Roll of Honour


John joined the Club back in 2000 and joined the Committee in 2003, having volunteered to take on the role of Treasurer. He carried out this role responsibly and with distinction for the following 10 years, and oversaw an improvement in the Club’s financial situation from a somewhat precarious position to one of healthy viability.  This was achieved by prudent control of the purse strings.  During his time as Treasurer, he successfully sought a number of grants from the Lottery and other organisations, enabling the Club to purchase the latest and best equipment, especially for digital projection.

John has always freely given of his time for the Club.  He has encouraged other members to develop their photographic skills, and is always happy to give advice, particularly on issues around computer and digital equipment.

He acted as the Competition Secretary for PDIs for many years, and was one of the leaders on this subject, not only helping our Club to be one of the first clubs to enter into PDI competitions, but also assisting other clubs in the federation with advice and guidance on what projector to buy and how to run digital competitions.  His knowledge and guidance was invaluable in the early days of digital projection when many clubs and some of our members were resisting the change to digital.  He also provided input to the SPF when it was setting up the rules and standards for inter-club PDI competitions.

Another role John has undertaken for most of his term on the Committee is Workshop Organiser. He has organised and run a variety of workshops, including:

  • The use of photographic software such as Photoshop, demonstrating basic techniques to members.  This was particularly important in the years after the switch from slides to digital, but remains a popular request for help from members.
  • How to clean the sensor of a digital camera, showing members how to deal with this common problem of early (and some current) digital SLR cameras.
  • How to mount prints for competition purposes – an issue for all new members.
  • How to attain photographic honours such as RPS and PAGB distinctions.  John was one the first members in the club this century to become ARPS and CPAGB, and has since encouraged other members to seek similar honours.  As a result of his help and the workshops he has run, a number of other members have been successful.

Overall John has been a leading light in the Club for over 10 years and one of its most influential characters.  His contribution has helped the Club achieve its current healthy status and its high standing in the SPF leagues.  It is accordingly recommended that John is worthy of consideration for the SPF Roll of Honour.

Clifford Derricut - Club Secretary

   2012 - Terry Redman Roll of Honour Award 



Terry Redman Roll of Honour


The Roll of Honour award is granted to a Club Member who has served 10 years or more, given loyal service to the Club with committee work and the general running of photography within the Club.  The following resume shows that Terry fully meets these criteria and really deserves this award.

Terry has been a member of Farnborough Camera Club Member since 1999.  He has taken part in Club Print, PDI and previously Slide competitions from 1999 to the present day.  His Prints, PDIs and Slides have represented the Club in SPF & SPA Federations, PAGB, Friendly Competitions and Exhibitions since he joined the Club.  He has attended many SPF Exhibition Preview Evenings and League Final Days.

His images have been in FCC and SPF Exhibition Panels and he has received many awards and certificates.  He has been a FCC selector for Federation, Inter-Club League and Championship Competitions.

He is very knowledgeable in both Print and Digital photography; he was an early adopter of digital photography and his knowledge put FCC at the forefront of digital photography in the South of England.  He is willing to give advice to any member of the Club from newcomers to long established members.

Terry also arranged for the Club to sponsor a charity supplying cameras to refugees in one of the Middle Eastern Countries.  They used the web to send the Club, via Terry, some of the resulting images to show that they were using the money the Club sent to buy cameras and fulfil the objectives of their project.

Terry has held as many Club Posts:-

  • Committee member - 10 seasons
  • Programme Secretary - 3 seasons
  • Vice-Chairman - 1 season
  • Chairman - 3 seasons

Whilst he was Chairman he always encouraged the Club to support the Federation and PAGB by entering Digital Competitions as they were newly introduced.

He has been and still is the Editor of the Club Handbook, initially in a print format and now available via the FCC website.

Currently he is taking a less active role in the day to day running of the Club, nevertheless he was elected Club Auditor and to date has audited the Season’s accounts for the AGMs in 2009 and 2010.  The FCC Committee misses his experience at meetings, but if his advice is needed he is always willing to give it.

Clifford Derricut - Club Secretary

   2011 - Inter-Club Digital Image Challenge Trophy



Paul & Leo

 Paul Harratt Farnborough Camera Club Chairman receives the FCC Inter-Club Digital Image Challenge Trophy that was held on 15th December 2011. The sixth event was judged by Leo Rich ARPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB who provided a touch of humour to the serious business of judging on such a variety of excellent images. Farnborough Camera Club, with their bias towards natural history subjects, prevailed on the night despite a strong challenge led by North Hants Photographic Society.

    Farnborough Workshop   – Cleaning your Camera



Evening presentation of 13th January 2011, Farnborough Camera Club


FCC members are taken through a camera sensor cleaning workshop that enables them to:-

- identify if their camera sensor needs cleaning.

- use safe steps and understand cleaning materials and tools on the market.

- actually perform a sensor clean (once considered necessary). Using self made cleaning pads, with professional cleaning fluid.


Another good evening had by all, with a rise in awareness and another step close with becoming familiar with your camera.



Cleaning Kit