A Christmas note from our chairman:

As we approach the end of the year, I just wanted to thank everyone for making the first few months of our new membership year such fun.  The engagement levels are fantastic, which bodes really well for the future of the club.  Thank you again, and I look forward to more of the same in 2016!

Looking ahead to the new year, a few things that I’d like to remind you about:

– The first club evening will be Wednesday 13th January.  We will kick the year off with a bit of fun courtesy of a “Where in the World” quiz night.  Please send me your photos (up to six per person) and ensure that the location is included in the title. To give the teams a fighting chance please don’t just include the fiendishly difficult to guess locations :-)). This evening is also a chance to give any SPA Biennial Exhibition prints to Dave S. He can also answer any questions you have.

– Our first competition evening will be Wednesday 20th January.  This will be an open print competition, so start rummaging through your archives and dig out your best prints!  Remember that David P offers a very cheap mount cutting service if you are in need of new mounts (all details on the website or blog).

– I have been approached by Cheam camera club asking whether any of our members might be interested in joining their trip to the NEC photographic show on March 19th.  The coach will leave from Cheam at around 7am (arriving not long after the show opens) and will leave at 6pm.  On the assumption that the coach is filled, transport will cost around £25 per person (ticket to the show extra).  Please let me know if you are interested and I will forward numbers to Cheam.

Thats about all from me for 2015 .. apologies that I didn’t make it to the Christmas party (the photos on Facebook looked great!) but thanks again to Jane for organising.  Not only did it look like a fun night, but it also raised over £170, so great news all round!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a fantastic new year!

All the best,


p.s. I am expecting to see some excellent examples of bokeh in the new year .. those christmas tree fairy lights are just begging for some attention!! ?

[Ed. this is my attempt based on the lights at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon, I’m sure there’s someone out there who can do better. Let’s see them ! ]

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