Alton Camera Club
Established 1957: celebrating 60 years
Alton Camera Club
Club News
Eric Bennett is placing a new order for Nomad print boxes. Free collection locally should be available around 13th May.
Larger boxes are very heavy when filled and are not suitable for suitcase handles. Both webbing and suitcase handles can be inconvenient when boxes are posted.
Get further information and to order and pay for your boxes here: SCPF Print Box Orders .
Nine members of Alton CC attended the enjoyable, if frustrating, day; you might be interested to see how our images fared.
Alton will be hosting this event in 2020.
Pre-cut Print Window Mounts
Pre-cut print mounts at the regulation 500mm by 400mm dimensions, white and black, A4 and A3 are available at club meetings. These are very popular; price is just £2.50 each.
EGM - 27th September 2017
The chairman thanked the outgoing treasurer and the accounts were approved.
The following His & Hers proposals, deferred from the AGM were discussed. The results were as follows:

Due to the imbalance in membership numbers it is proposed that the His 'n' Hers cup is replaced by a similar competition between two teams with selection criteria agreed by the committee by Christmas of the current season to give a fairer balance of numbers, for example those who live in Alton vs those who live in the surrounding areas, or those who shoot primarily with a particular camera brand vs those who do not, etc.

Proposer: Phil Thomas, Seconder: Kelvin Perry

Unanimous against

For the His & Hers; The Ladies must supply between 15(?) and 30 images. The Gents submit the remaining images to make up a total of 60 images. (Or some other count of images based on the number of members of each gender.) The winner to be concluded using the higher average score. This is to equalise the emphasis on quality of work to differentiate between the two teams instead of the number of members.

Proposer: Steve Kirkby, Seconder: Mark Fly


For the His & Hers; each competing member, or member who submits work specifically for this competition, must have at least one piece of work selected. For the Gents only, no member may be represented by more than one piece of work more than any other member. This is to ensure fairness in the representation of members work.

Proposer: Steve Kirkby, Seconder: Mark Fly

In favour

Alton Camera Club has signed up to the easyfundraising site. This means that if you go via our page on their site when you are shopping online the club will be able to receive a donation, at no cost to you. As we're approaching Christmas you may well be thinking about buying presents online, but the site also works the rest of the year, from your weekly grocery shop, to holidays, insurance, and utilities, and each time the club could benefit with the money being used for guest speakers, equipment replacement, etc.
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's - it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
  1. Head to easyfundraising and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and the club will be really grateful for your donations. If you have any questions please drop me a line, or ask me on a Wednesday evening.
Phil Thomas
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What's on elsewhere?
Andreas Gursky
at the Hayward Gallery, London;
until 22nd April
Admission: £16, concessions £12.50
Victorian Giants, The Birth of Art Photography
at National Portrait Gallery, London;
until 20th May
Admission: £10/12, concessions £8.50/10.50
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
at Natural History Museum, London;
until 28th May
Adult: £12.50