Virtual Assignments

Whilst we are all keeping apart and meetings are suspended, it seems the photographer in us all still wants to take and share assignments.

So I have set up a shared Google Drive for you to post your assignment images. I will add these to the usual gallery on the website as I receive them.

Please rename the files before you upload them with your name and the assignment title.

The link is distressingly long, but a single click will get you there:

Once there, you should be able to drag and drop your photo files. I’m not sure how well this will work from a mobile or tablet. Suck it and see.

Exhibition Photos

Please bring along your 2 exhibition photos to the August Meeting.

One must be chosen from your assignment images for the last year. One must be any other image you have taken in the last year.

Images should be 16×12 inches at 300dpi. Note that this is 4:3 ratio, so a standard image will need to be cropped.

Photo details: title, camera, shutter speed, aperture, ISO and focal length should be emailed to Fred at

UK Photographer’s Rights

I whipped out my wallet-size UK Photographer’s Rights crib sheet at the photo club and promised to share it:
You can download and print out the full sheet here.

This is best used as an aide memoire: apparently the police don’t respond well if info sheets are waved in their faces.

Something like:

“I’m an amateur photographer taking pictures for fun. Would you like to see them officer?”

is recommended if approached by an officer.

Snap the Ouse Finalists

All of the fantastic entries to the Snap the Ouse Photography Competition have now been shortlisted and the eight finalists are up for public vote on the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership’s website.

Please do vote for your favourite and pass on to your local contacts.

Sara Marshall
Countryside Engagement & Marketing Officer, Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership
Cambridgeshire ACRE

Fund Raising Auction

Dear members,

Stephen would like to ask you to help fund raise for his London exhibition in June. This will entail a print auction in Cambridge on the 7th of April starting at 6:30 and bidding begins at 7:15. It will be held at 2648 Club, on Trinity Street Cambridge.

Prints have been promised from some well known photographers, we will keep you informed of the list.

If you would like to donate prints for the auction, he requires them to be between 10×8 to 20×16, please also supply a small image for the catalogue. These small images will need to be emailed to Stephen and prints given to him on our club night on the 21st of March.
Everyone is welcome to attend the print auction and the exhibition in London. Details of which will be given closer to the date in June.

If you have any questions please email Stephen directly on
We would both like to say a huge thank you for supporting Stephen in this venture.

Kindest regards,

The Real Meaning

of Common Photographic Words and Expressions explained:

Part 1 and Part 2


landscape photographer: Semi-autistic person who likes spending long periods on their own and didn’t fancy taking up fishing.

Golden Hour: Period of the day during which landscape photographers further alienate themselves from their loved ones by disappearing at precisely the same time as the evening meal is being served.

Shaw’s Corner

Yesterday, I went down to Shaw’s Corner, the home of George Bernard Shaw, with my son-in-law who has been working there. I took some interior shots and this one, in the Museum Room, I thought might be of interest to our members.

It might provide some of us with encouragement and a true sense of our worth in the artistic scheme of things.

– Colin Brown