Covid-19 Update 16/3/2020

I much regret that after careful consideration and consultation with others, I have decided that the club must cancel meetings for at least one month, and most likely until next season. Those members of the committee that I have been able to contact today have been unanimous in their agreement. The committee will review the decision before this time next month. This decision has not been taken lightly, but you are all aware of the health crisis has started and is projected to get much worse in the coming weeks. Many of our members are in the at risk group, and many of us not in it have caring responsibilities for those who are.

Although we will not have the meetings, I hope that we can keep active and in the meantime we will work on what we can do. It is our aim to run the 4th bi-monthly, and the annual PDI competition if we can. As you know my computing expertise is somewhat limited, so I will have to rely on others to make it happen if possible. So, please prepare images for those competitions and we will be in touch about the details.

Steve Govan
Chairman

Covid-19

Advice on how to react to Covid-19 is evolving. The committee will monitor the advice of the NHS and Public Health England and will take that into account when considering our own meetings. Currently the advice does not suggest that meetings such as ours should be cancelled. We recognize that some of our membership is within an at-risk demographic and members should of course make their own decisions regarding attendance at meetings.

Needless to say, if you have been told to self-isolate do not attend club meetings until after the recommended quarantine period. Please also advise a member of the committee.

If you feel unwell with a cough or cold, contact 111. If you have recently been to a club meeting please inform the staff at 111 who will consider that when assessing transmission risks, both for you and for others.

We won the WJ Fry Trophy!

The W.J.Fry trophy is awarded to the winners of a print competition held between Oakley CC, Farnborough CC every year at Oakley.

The competition has been running for about 35 years.  In the early years Andover Photographic Club (ASIPS as it was then) used to win quite often, but now normally won by Farnborough – and has never been won by Oakley.  For the first time since 2016 we won with a panel of club members’ images assembled by John Randall.  The judge was Graeme Sleeman.

Congratulations to all those whose images were selected.

This panel will be used in the SCPF Championship later in the year.

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Test Valley Mayor attends Andover Photographic Club

Andover Photographic Club was delighted and honoured to have the Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Martin Hatley, and Mayoress, Mrs Joanne Hatley as guests at the Clubs weekly Thursday evening meeting on the 17th October.

The evening featured a presentation by top local photographer Sue Morris suemorrisphotography.co.uk , who gave an inspiring and informative talk, accompanied by stellar images of her aviation and wildlife photography.

The evening also incorporated the presentation of the Sandy Wilson Award. The late Sandy Wilson was a stalwart of Andover Photographic Club inspiring and mentoring many local photographers. Sandy made a bequest to the club, which is now used to fund an award in his memory.

In keeping with his contribution to the club, the award is made to the individual voted by members to be the most inspirational that season. This year the award was won by Club Chairman Steve Govan and Cllr Hatley presented the trophy. Steve Govan thanked the Mayor for the award and spoke of how honoured he was to have received the trophy and to have it presented by him.

Cllr Hatley spoke of how pleased he and his wife were to have been invited to the Clubs weekly meeting and how inspired he had been by the evenings presentation and by the quality of images displayed by members at their recent biennial exhibition held at the Museum of the Iron Age Andover. Members expressed their thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress for their good company and honouring the club with their attendance.

Richard James, Vice Chair of the Club says ‘The aim of the Andover Photographic Club is to provide a friendly, stimulating and inclusive environment to encourage photographers of all levels of ability to enjoy what they do and to support them in acquiring new skills and meeting new friends”.

Andover Photographic Club supports film and embraces the digital age. Each year”s programme of events includes skill learning sessions in colour, monochrome and digital photography with talks and demonstrations from visiting professionals. Many of their members draw their enjoyment solely from the wide range of speakers and seeing the work of others. For those who wish to submit their work for assessment the Club provides a wide range of club and interclub competitions. The Club runs a programme of practical learning and hands-on sessions. The Club has a regular presence at Andover”s Artisan Market, exhibiting at the Museum of the Iron Age and other community events.

The Club welcomes new members and offers tasters of two free sessions before committing to membership, which costs £25 for the season, with a £4 charge for Thursday evenings. More details and contact numbers can be found at: http://www.v2.andoverphotoclub.uk/

The Mayor of Test Valley Cllr Martin Hatley (Lt) presenting the Sandy Wilson Trophy to Steve Govan (Rt), Club Chairman

2019/2020 Season – First Bi-Monthly

This week we had the first of the four Bi-Monthly competitions. For this season we have decided to have only one category and for the PDI’s we had nearly 40 entries.

Test Valley Mayor Opens Bi-Annual Exhibition

Excellent Photographic Review displaying local skills

[Andover, Hampshire, Saturday 14th September 2019] Andover Photography Club, established in 1981, thirty eight years ago and thriving was honoured to have the Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Martin Hatley, and Mayoress, Mrs Joanne Hatley, open the Clubs fourth biennial Photography Exhibition at The Museum of the Iron Age. https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/museum-iron-age

The Photographic Exhibition runs from the 14th September to Saturday 5th October 2019. The Exhibition displays a wide range of high quality print photographs covering landscape, portraiture, street photography, wildlife and abstract.

Cllr Hatley spoke to club members about their work, his own interest in photography, and commented on the high quality of the exhibited images. In particular he praised the sense of an inclusive Andover Community interest based group whose members welcomed all with an interest in photography; from beginner to expert, from camera phone to the latest equipment. The Mayor made special mention of John Randall”s pivotal contribution to the club from its beginnings to the present day.

Photos of the Opening of the Exhibition are below:

Steve Govan, Chair of the Club says ‘The aim of the Andover Photographic Club is to provide a friendly, stimulating and inclusive environment to encourage photographers of all levels of ability to enjoy what they do and to support them in acquiring new skills and meeting new friends”.  Andover Photographic Club is a  member of the Southern Counties Photographic League.

Andover Photographic Club supports film and embraces the digital age. Each year”s programme of events includes skill learning sessions in colour, monochrome and digital photography with talks and demonstrations from visiting professionals. Many of their members draw their enjoyment solely from the wide range of speakers and seeing the work of others. For those who wish to submit their work for assessment the Club provides a wide range of club and interclub competitions. The Club runs a programme of practical learning and hands-on sessions. The Club has a regular presence at Andover”s Artisan Market, exhibiting at the Museum of the Iron Age and other community events.

The Club expressed its thanks and gratitude to the Mayor for the Test Valley Borough Council”s generous grant of £1000 and to the National Lottery Community Fund for a grant of £3,500.  These grants have enabled the Club to purchase a new projector, screen and laptop capable of displaying digital images at the high resolution required for competitions.

The Mayor of Test Valley Cllr Martin Hatley (Lt) Opening the Exhibition with  Club Vice Chair Richard James (Rt)

The Mayor and Mayoress (Lt) speaking to an Andover Photgraphy Club Member

The Mayor of Test Valley Borough Council, Cllr Martin Hatley

For more information

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John Randall
29 Clatford Manor
ANDOVER
Hampshire
SP11 7PZ

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