Sunday, 28 February 2010

The amazing moment a shell is blasted from 5-inch warship cannon | Mail Online

The amazing moment a shell is blasted from 5-inch warship cannon Mail Online.
It is thought the photographer managed to take the spectacular shot using an ultra-high ISO and shutter speed setting combined with a fast F2.8 lens.
The ship's 5-inch cannon is capable of firing up to 20 rounds a minute and was used to support the British-led assault on Al-Faw in Iraq in 2003.

Friday, 26 February 2010

A 'frog eye' view of animals drinking at a watering hole in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya - Telegraph

Amazing photographs, shear dedication but at least he stayed cool and lived to tell the tale.
A 'frog eye' view of animals drinking at a watering hole in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya - Telegraph


Entries are invited for the 99th International Exhibition celebrating its 100th anniversary since its formation in 1910 from the Linked Ring. 'The aim of the London Salon is to exhibit only that class of  photographic work in which there is distinct evidence of artistic feeling and execution'


At 2.30 pm. SATURDAY 14th August 2010

Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane,

London. SE1 2QG. (Opposite London Bridge Station)

Remains on display until 27th August 2010.

All enquiries Ann Miles 07710383586 or email:

Entry form for 2010 now available on Website
Closing date for entries April, 2010

Un-mounted prints now accepted from UK exhibitors

Light graffiti pictures: Artist Ben Matthews creates incredible images using his camera and light - Telegraph

Amazing what you an do with torches and camera, may be I will have a go
Light graffiti pictures: Artist Ben Matthews creates incredible images using his camera and light - Telegraph

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Thursday 25 Febuary

A presentation "West Tibet" by Don Halliday

Remeber your entries for next weeks' Projected Image Competition (First round) Judge: Tony Charters

Friday, 12 February 2010

World Press Photo Awards 2010

From the Guardian World Press Photo Awards 2010

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Last night Lee Deeley showed the MCC a number of AV presentations including Venice, Bob Dylan, Scotland, tropical fish, the south coast, an ossuary in a Prague cemetery. All in all the AVs provided inspiration for us all.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Competition - 2010

The 2010 event will be on Saturday, February 27th at 7.30pm.
Venue: Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Brewery Road, Woking.

This is an annual competition organised by Woking Photographic Society and entries are welcomed from any club within the Surrey Photographic Association.

The Rosebowl Trophy is awarded to the club submitting the best entry. The images may form a panel or be of iindividual subjects. There is also a trophy for the best image overall.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

An experiment with a 10 stop ND filter

A first step along the way to taking long exposure photographs eg waterscapes wher I want to achive a milky effect for the sea and lakes

The Photographers' Gallery and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists - we are the place to see photography in all its forms.
The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photography over the previous year.
The four shortlisted artists for this year's Prize are:
Anna Fox (b.1961, UK) is nominated for her exhibition Cockroach Diary & Other Stories at Ffotogallery, Cardiff (28 July – 10 October 09), initiated by Impressions Gallery, Bradford.

Zoe Leonard (b.1961, USA) is nominated for her retrospective exhibition Zoe Leonard - Photographs, at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (1 April – 5 July 09), initiated by Fotomuseum Winterthur.

Sophie Ristelhueber (b.1949, France) is nominated for her retrospective Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume, Paris (20 January – 22 March 2009).

Donovan Wylie (b.1971, UK) is nominated for his exhibition MAZE 2007/8 at Belfast Exposed (27 March – 1 May 2009).

This year’s Jury is: Olivia Maria Rubio (Director of Exhibitions, La Fàbrica, Spain); Gilane Tawadros (Chief Executive, Design Artists Copyright Society, curator and writer); James Welling (artist, USA); and Anne-Marie Beckmann (Curator, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany). Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, is the non-voting Chair.
The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010 Catalogue is available from our Bookshop for the special exhibition price of £17.99.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Guardian Camera Club a resource for improving your photography

MCC members might be interested in the Guardian Camera Club. One of the good aspect are the assignments which serve to add focus and discipline to learning how to improve our photography.

"The Guardian Camera Club
Camera Club is a new page on the website dedicated to still photography. This is the Flickr group for Camera Club.

The Guardian Camera Club page is the main place to find information concerning the Guardian Camera Club. Please check the page regularly if you are interested in participating. On this page you will be able to see:

a. Blogs (including tips and thoughts on monthly assignments).
b. Reviews of portfolios and assignments which have been submitted through flickr.
c. Audio slideshows and videos relating to monthly assignments.
d. Photography tips and camera reviews.

Upload your portfolios and one of the Guardian's picture editors will select the best to review. There are two categories you can get involved in:

Portfolios. These should be a maximum of 6 pictures and should be a representation of your work. A portfolio could showcase one subject or cover a variety of different pictures. However, as a set, they should hang together stylistically. Please mark your images with the same tag, for instance yournameportfolio (eg. johnsmithportfolio). This allows us to easily view your submission as a set.

Monthly assignments. The monthly assignment is an opportunity to create a fresh set of images which fulfil a specific brief therefore we won't consider any pictures which have been taken before the assignment was announced. A maximum of 6 pictures should be tagged, for instance, yournamenovemberassignment (eg. johnsmithnovemberassignment). Each month you have an opportunity to enter a photograph in a competition (the prize is a Nikon D5000). This competition ties in with the monthly assignment and your entry should be a single image from that set of pictures (and is therefore bound by the rules of the assignment). Due to the Nikon sponsorship each new assignment is announced on the 16th (or as near as possible to that date if it falls on a weekend).

This month's assignment is macro photography. "

Subscriptions are now due

I reminder that subscriptions are now due. Cheques for £52.50 payable to Malden Camera Club should be given or sent to Nadia Zahran. Address details on request from nadia_zahran "[at]"

Outings Competiton

All in all a good evening which I hope everyone enjoyed. The disappointment was the lack of slides in the competition. There was a good selection of prints the winner was "Mosaic Repair" by Brian Bailey and for projected images Simon Lane won with "Over the Last". We will dicuss this years Outings at the enxt Committee meeting.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Surrey Life magazine have offered to run a feature in conjunction with the SPA exhibition and invite club members to send in their pictures

Surrey Life magazine have offered to run a feature in conjunction with the SPA exhibition and invite club members to send in their pictures for consideration.

I quote from an email received from Matthew Williams at Surrey Life :-

"We talked awhile back about putting together a feature on the members’ photos, to coincide with this exhibition and your anniversary. It would be a fantastic opportunity to plug the exhibition itself and the group as a whole.

I suggest the best way forward would be to keep things simple and what I would be hoping for from you is for members to send in their favourite pictures along with where they were taken, the name of the photographer and the town where the photographer lives (perhaps the name of the club they are attached to too if that differs).

SUBMISSIONS:- The best way for this to work would be for members to send their pictures to along with the above information and for us then to choose the final selection to be printed from those received."

Surrey Life would particularly like images which illustrate Surrey in some way which might increase your chances of being included but I have explained that we are a pictorial and nature lot so anything will be considered.

I would suggest that, initially, you send Matthew suitable screen res images from which we will then select and request repro quality files.

Please see above re how to submit - DO NOT send them to the SPA !

Tony Riley