About Us

Ashford (Middlesex) Camera Club is a small, friendly club whose aim is the enjoyment of photography.

Membership is at all levels, from beginners to advanced, and includes both silver halide and digital photographers – although most of the club’s members now produce images digitally.

Next meetings

Saturday 21 October
Annual exhibition (Saturday)
Tuesday 24 October
Photographic studio session

Annual awards evening 24 January 2017

 

 

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Anniversary cake

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Cake and cups

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Once again the club held its annual awards evening in St Matthew’s Hall with catering supplied by local delicatessen owner Nick Ramundi. This year is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the club by Geoff Gould in 1957 and was marked by a cake in the shape of a box camera that was common in that era. A full list of the cup and trophy winners for the 2015 competitions is to be found elsewhere on this website along with a history of the club.

Colour slide competition 3 January 2017

 

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Our first meeting of the New Year on 3 January was well attended and members showed one another a selection of their digital images. Some members still use colour film and we continued with the annual colour slide competition. The top image is “Clock tower, Ashford” by Richard Stevens. Richard won the nature category with “Autumn foliage, Runnymede” (2nd from top) recorded on Agfa CT 100 precisa film. Mohammad Kalim won the portrait and general categories with “Keep calm, don’t panic” and “City walkway” (lower two images) using Kodak Elitechrome EBX 100.

 

Annual exhibition 22 October 2016

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Annual exhibition 2016

This year the club held its annual exhibition on Saturday 22 October in St Matthew’s Church in Ashford.  The Church made a very attractive setting for the 130 prints displayed and the convenient location on the main street attracted passers-by.

Ashford-on-the-Map Sunday 5 June 2016

 

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After a period of cold weather, the hot sunshine on Sunday 5 June brought the crowds out and once again Ashford-on-the-Map entertained several thousand visitors. Visitors to our stand were able to see  work by club members and chat about the club’s activities.

SPA award for club member

 

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Black-faced langur mother and baby

Congratulations to ACC member David Weightman who entered the SPA Biennial Competition and Exhibition 2016 and achieved a Judges Award in the Nature Category PDI.  David’s image of a black-faced langur mother and baby, shown here, was exhibited at the SPA exhibition at the Guildford House Gallery during March and the medal was presented to David at the SPA dinner and awards evening in Reigate on 1 April. The competition is open to around 60 photographic clubs in Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex.

Awards evening 26 January 2016

Awards evening 2016

The club held its annual awards evening on 26 January 2016. The picture shows retiring chairman Tom Cosens presenting Dianne Lewis with awards for her outstanding progress in the intermediate class. The full list of winners is available on our pages “Competitions and awards – Winners and trophies”.  As usual, Nic Ramundi provided the excellent Italian food.

Christmas tree festival

 

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Ashford Camera Club contributed a themed tree to the annual Christmas Tree Festival held in St Matthew’s Church during Advent. Other trees were from local organisations and groups.

Club exhibition 24 October 2015

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Once again the club held its annual exhibition in St Matthews Church Hall. Despite the dismal weather a good number of people including Mark Francis, the new Mayor for Spelthorne, visited to view prints produced and displayed by members.

Ashford on the Map 7 June 2015

 

Ashford on the Map prints

Ashford on the Map 2015

The club displayed work by members at the  annual Ashford-on-the-Map event,  held this year on Sunday 7 June.  The weather was favourable and record numbers attended.

BA club members visit Ashford

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Members of British Airways Camera Club travelled south of the airport from Cranford to visit Ashford on 19 May for a friendly competition.  The  evening was well attended and a total of 60 projected digital images were viewed by the audience and judge, David Lloyd LRPS.  Ashford won by a small margin and both clubs agreed to meet again next year for a return competition.