Tring & District Camera Club
Our goal is to 'have fun, learning about photography' - and this defines our Programme, the way we run Competitions and the Social side of our club.
The Focus of our Club
Our in-club competitions are designed to maximise the learning that can be encouraged through planning, shooting and receiving feedback.
We score each other's images on competition night and this encourages:
Learning how to analyse images
Providing thoughtful feedback to colleagues
Learning about what works well and why
We are fortunate in that CACC Judges come along to our competition nights and give feedback on at least one image per member. They don't score, but they do give advice based upon their significant knowledge, on why images work well and how some could be improved - helping us to learn further.
Supporting members learning objectives
Our focus on learning has led us to decide to support members studying for qualifications and 35% of our members either have a recognised qualification or are studying towards this.
Our Programme contains many fantastic speakers and we run active workshops & projects focussed around learning specific skills
We have for many years enjoyed the Park Street Landscape Competition and had top 3 places on more than one occasion.
We also encourage members to enter for National competitions and some of our members have been successful in the Landscape Photographer of the year, Masters of Print, The Close Up Photographer of the Year and other such competitions
Inspiration for the Intimate LandScapes competition
The inspiration to run this competition came from two sources - the Park Street Landscape Competition is focussed on 'wider scapes' and this has been very enjoyable, but we noticed that some of our members often submitted images for selection, that were 'Intimate Scapes' rather than 'wide open' scapes - yet many were really good.
At the same time some of more experienced photographers were enjoying exploring the genre of Intimate Scapes with some success. We also noticed the interest in the Close Up photographer of the Year Competition that includes a specific category of 'Intimate Scapes'
So we decided to create a competition to celebrate this genre, in a similar style to the Park Street competition (many thanks to that club for their help to us whilst preparing our competition). This has been met with great enthusiasm by clubs across the Chiltern Association of Camera Clubs.