About Us

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

Membership is at all levels, from beginners to advanced, and although most of the club’s members produce digital images a few still expose and show results using silver halide film.

Next meetings

Tuesday 17 September
3rd PDI competition
Tuesday 24 September
3rd competition for prints plus PDI set-subject "Street Photography"

Club members visit Winchester

A group of club members and friends visited the Winchester Hat Fair this summer for some interesting photo opportunities. Pictures by Lee Tuppen.

 

 

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

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Christmas tree festival December 2018

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St Matthew’s Church is holding its Christmas tree festival from Saturday 1 – 8 December this year. Our club has entered a tree, decorated with prints by club members, with the theme “Picturesque” Christmas.

Annual colour slide competition 20 November

We still hold a competition for photographs taken on reversal colour film. While the image has a completely different feel compared to the digital projected image, the colour slide imposes a different set of disciplines on the photographer.

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Winning pictures shown here are:

“The Thames at Runnymede” by R. Stevens (taken on AgfaPhoto precisa CT 100),  “The Boys ” by B. Hulatt and “Bendy Neck” by B. Hulatt. 

 

Annual Exhibition Saturday 20 October

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Once again we held our annual exhibition in St Matthew’s Church hall. Members displayed 180 prints with a background display of projected images. The good weather attracted regular attendees and those out for a stroll in the sunshine.

Volunteers' awards evening 29 May 2018

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Barry Muggeridge, our competition secretary and lecture organiser, received a certificate and well-earned recognition for his voluntary services to the Spelthorne community at a presentation evening at Royal Holloway College on 29 May. Over the last 10 years in particular, Barry’s input and hard work has made a very positive contribution to the success of Ashford Camera Club, Ashford Horticultural Society, Ashford Pride and Ashford on the Map.

Exploring Photoshop evening

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Club members participated as Roy Enser demonstrated aspects of Adobe Photoshop on Tuesday 6 March 2018. Photographs by Richard Broughton.

Awards evening 23 January 2018

 

Clearing up

Clearing up

Presenting the cups

Presenting the cups

Many prizes in the raffle

Many prizes in the raffle

Members and guests enjoy the meal

Members and guests enjoy the meal

The annual awards evening was held in St Matthew’s church hall on Tuesday 23 January 2018. Trophies and certificates were presented to the winners of the 2017 competitions. The evening was well attended and as usual Nick Ramundi provided the delicious Italian food.

Annual Exhibition Saturday 21 October 2017

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Once again Ashford Camera Club held its annual exhibition in St Matthew’s Church hall. It was good to see so many high quality images from the members and a large number of appreciative visitors.

(pictures by Pete Robins and Richard Stevens)

Annual awards evening 24 January 2017

 

 

Anniversary cake

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.