Nasturtiums - Marianne Chandler

Royal Berkshire Hospital Exhibition

The Royal Berkshire Hospital has, for some years now, invited Photographers and Artists to exhibit their work on the wall panels in the South Wing of the hospital. Exhibitors are allowed to show their work for a period of six weeks and Reading Camera Club members have been given the opportunity to exhibit their photographs (mounted, framed and safely secured onto the panels) from the 4th of June to August 28, 2021.

You can visit the Exhibition free of charge at any time during the day or evening by going to the South Wing of the hospital where you will find the panels outside the entrance to Outpatient 1 and adjacent to the coffee/tea bar (which is open to members of the public). You will be able to purchase any of the mounted images (without the frames) if you wish to do so. Information regarding price and details about how you can make the purchase is clearly displayed on the panel. 25% of the price paid will be donated to the hospital charity fund. Please make some time to visit our hospital and support the Exhibition.

David Watkins - Catching Flies

Summer 2021 PDI Competition 1 – Results

Our first competition of the season had 49 entries from 17 members. The judge, Chris Whitling commented on the high quality of the images overall. In the end it was a very tight competition, but ahead of the pack, the winner by a clear margin was David Watkins, who scored one 20 and two 19s. In second was Stella, Maureen and Ramesh.

The videos of the session is available for members, please log in and it will be available in the News section.

MemberOverall Score
David Watkins58
Stella Fagg53
Maureen Kennedy53
Ramesh Naik53

Full results are available for members.

The following images scored 20 points.

Nigel Holmes – February
Bo Hansen – Musical Passion
Richard Keating – Grasses
David Watkins – Catching Flies

PDI Competition this Friday 18th June

It is time for our first competition of the Summer Programme. It is an open subject, so anything goes.
Images should be uploaded via the photoentry site. See link under members area after signing in.
Members can enter up to 3 images each, which will be assessed and marked by an external judge. Marks are given out of 20 for each image; the member who scores the highest marks over the Summer wins a free membership to the 2021/2022 season.

The deadline for uploading photos will be this Wednesday at 23:59.

Images should be resized to fit 1600×1200, the photoentry site will do this for you, if your image is not too big.

If you are new I would encourage you to enter. The judges are usually very good and will give you valuable feedback on your images.

Speaking of new, it is not too late to join our summer programme, see the meetings section for full details, and click join us, to … erhm … join us.

PDI Summer Competition 1

Our first competition of the Summer Programme is now open for entries. There is no set subject and the competition will be judged by Chris Whiting on the 18th June.

The combined winner of our competitions this summer will receive a special prize, so if you have yet to join us for low price of £7, now is the time.

This Friday, 11th of June, we will meet for a walk around Hosehill Lake ,Theale. Please check the website for updates as this is subject to change.

“Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK” with Malcolm Hupman

This Friday we continue our summer programme with the first talk for the season. Malcolm’s presentation features 134 different species of Birds, Butterflies and Mammals at 37 different locations with Maps and Directions showing Date, Equipment and Settings.

All events in our summer programme. including 3 more talks, walks, competitions and other events are available to guests for the low total sum of £7. See our website for more details. All events, except walks, are virtual via zoom.

SCPF AGM 9th May 2021 13:00


9th May 2021

This is our final event of the 2020-21 season, and will be on Zoom; it can also be followed (view only) on YouTube. The links are set out below. 

The AGM will start promptly at 1pm but the other timings are approximate 

13.00 AGM

14.15 Judging of the top scoring images from each participating club in the PDI League 

15.30 Talk by Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE5*

16.15 Announcement of winners

16.30 Meeting over

We hope all clubs will attend.

Please contact the League Secretary if you have any queries.

The links for the Zoom session:

Link for the YouTube live stream: