Wednesday, 29 April 2009

New Malden Fun Day at the Library

New Malden Libray are staging a "Fun Day" on Saturday 2 May from 10am to 4pm. This includes a photographic exhibition and great picture hints and tips from members of the Malden Camera Club.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is providing an excellent opportunity for some landscape photography. So far the weather has been good and I have tried my hand at wildlife photography, to date we have field mice, stoats, rabbits, red squirrels and a variety of birds.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Talk Photography

One on the best online sites for discussions and answering questions about photography is talk photography. Broad spectrum of members both amateurs and professional and caters for all aspects of photography and I personally have gained a lot over the time I have been a member.

Monday, 6 April 2009

No meeting this week

No meeting this week, I would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter

SPA 1/4 Finals at Crawley

The SPA Quarter finals held at Crawley Camera Club were well supported by Malden Camera Club, however Cheam won by a small margin. Crawley Camera Club is fortunate in having a permanent venue and a growing membership. I discussed this with members of Crawley Camera Club and a major element of the Club’s current success is the use of the Club web site to provide up to date information on all activities. The small number of members not online, provide the secretary with self addressed envelopes so that information can be mailed back to them. As I have said before one of the most important issues for our Club is to grow the membership and I see the use of the Club web site as key to achieving this. I am interested to know what members views are on this issue.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

G20 Police Riot Squad

G20 Police riot squad
An interesting afternoon at the G20 protest near the Bank of England, plenty of opportunities to take photographs of people.

In situations like this you must keep an eye out to ensure your personal safety. I took my cheaper camera the Canon 350D

Any trouble and violence was limited to a small minority of people. Generally a festive atmosphere with the full spectrum humanity present; even Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings complete with staff

I was corralled within the Police cordon and not allowed to leave. However I successfully located a gap and was able to leave after about an hour and half.

President OBama leaving Downing Street

Took a little time off work to take these pictures of President OBama leaving Downing Street after meeting with Gordon Brown