Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club Newsletter 11th December 2016

In this weeks all new Newsletter:

  • Introducing the new look Newsletter
  • BSCC Christmas Social
  • Request from the Police!
  • Second-hand cameras for sale
  • January Photographic Convention and Trade Show
  • Bristol Salon of Photography 2017
  • Run a workshop session – an appeal

Dear Fellow Photographer,

Welcome to the new look Newsletter, I hope you enjoy the new look and feel. We’ve plenty of news this week, so without further ado…

Introducing the new look Newsletter

Many of you will be aware of the issues we’ve been having with the old newsletter. At best the newsletter only appeared to be going out to half the subscribers…and some weeks it didn’t get to anyone! So, we have signed up to Mail Chimp and hope this will ensure everyone gets the Newsletter every week…fingers crossed!

BSCC Christmas Social

Come along on Tuesday for some Festive camera chat – bring along some nibbles- sweet or savoury, and the bar will be open. Please bring along a raffle prize or two and we may have a little quiz for you to enjoy.

Request from the Police!

I would be grateful if somebody could please take a photograph of the former police station on Church Street, Bishops Stortford, on my behalf. This is to be included in a book entitled ‘The History of Police Stations in Hertfordshire’. Unfortunately I am up against a very tight schedule and am required to send everything to the publisher on Wednesday (14th). If there’s any chance somebody could assist me before then, I would be very grateful. Needless to say, the BSCC would be credited in the publication. Many thanks again. Andy Wiseman – Contact Mark for Andy’s contact details.

Second-hand cameras for sale

John Boughton of Bishop’s Stortford has contacted us with the following offer:

“I have two old cameras and other equipment in good condition any of which I wonder may be of interest to members. A Vest Pocket Kodak Series 111 lens
F7.9 with instruction booklet and original case, uses 127 film. A S14-20 Brownie C with canvas carrying case. Opera glasses in case (very old). An Olympus AF1 with carrying case, original box and instruction leaflet. An Olympus AZ-1 zoom with carrying case, instruction leaflet and original box.
A Canon Sure Shot 105 zoom with instruction leaflet, carrying case and original box together with Canon booklet “Take better pictures.

I live in Bishop’s Stortford.”

John is open to offers on any of this gear – if you are interested please get in touch with me and I’ll pass his email address on to you.

January Photographic Convention and Trade Show

Get set for 2017

We would like to invite all members of Bishops Stortford Camera Club to attend our January Photographic Convention and Trade Show.

This is an opportunity to take part in January’s biggest event for the serious photographer. Learn from some of the leading photographers in the photographic industry, all are eager to share their extensive knowledge and experiences with attendees.

The five day event is packed with seminars and workshops which will enable all to make the right decisions in their photographic journey through 2017.

The Convention is surely the opportunity not to be missed with a new programme for 2017 which includes four days of Masterclasses, Superclasses, business school, location shoots, image competitions, qualification judging, trade show, and two great parties.

The comprehensive trade show features the latest products and services from many of the top brand names within the industry.  Attendees will be able to get their hands on the latest kit and find what is new and exciting for 2017.

Full Convention: 11-15 January 2017
FREE* Trade Show Dates: 13-15 January 2017
Venue: Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU

Visit our website:  for all of the latest information on the Convention schedule and Trade Show exhibitors.

We look forward to seeing everyone in January

Phil Jones CEO
The Societies. 6 Bath Street. Rhyl. LL18 3EB
Tel +44 1745 356935

Bristol Salon of Photography 2017

Bristol Salon now open for entry…

About Bristol Salon
The Bristol International Salon of Photography has been a leading international exhibition of photography since 1946. It is an exhibition of digital images open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world and encompasses all styles of photography from the traditional to the avante garde.

This year there are 4 sections: Open, Monochrome, Photo Travel and Nature and we hope to be awarding approximately 300 medals and awards again this year.


  • Open for Entries: 6 November 2016
  • Closing Date: 28 January 2017
  • Judging: 17-19 February 2017
  • Results Sent: 4 March 2017
  • Catalogues Sent: 6 May 2017

The Judges

Open & Mono
Leigh Woolford AWPF, EFIAP, DPAGB
John Chamberlin FRPS, MFIAP

Jan Cawley EFIAP/s, HonFWPF
Mike Lane FRPS
Edmund Fellowes ARPS, MPAGB

Pete McCloskey FRPS, APAGB
Peter Gennard MFIAP, EFIAP/p
Sue O’Connell ARPS, EFIAP/s, DPAGB, BPE4*

20% Group Discounts
For group or club entries of 10 photographers or more, there is a 20% discount on the normal entry fee. For information on how to submit a group entry, please email Pete Howell, the Salon Chairman at



The 2017 Bristol Salon has been approved/recognised by the following organisations:
FIAP – 2017/002
PSA – 2017/006
GPU – L170001
IUP – 2017/002

Run a workshop session – an appeal

Who fancies standing up in front of a bunch of scary photographers to give a talk or demonstrate a (photographic) skill. We have a number of workshops coming up – the first being on the 17th January, and we are conscious that numbers have been falling for some of these sessions. So, if you have an idea for a talk or demonstartion we’d love to hear from you.

Coming Soon

BSCC Christmas Social
13th December 2016

Come along for some Festive camera chat – bring along some nibbles- sweet or savoury, and the bar will be open. Please bring along a raffle prize or two and we may have a little quiz for you to enjoy

Member’s Photo Critique Evening
3rd January 2017

Bring along a handful of images (no more than 5 each please) on a USB or email them to Mark before hand and we’ll do a group critique on them. We will also try naming the images as this has been requested.  This is always a popular evening – not all your images may be critiqued!

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