Gateway Camera Club meets at 8 p.m. on Thursdays ( See  Program Page  for details ) at the  Crabble Corn Mill , Lower Road, River, CT17 0UY. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. to give us time to get a drink and have a chat before the start.
Last night we held our fourth and final Open Competition for year 2016. The competition was extremely well judged by Darren Woolway ARPS.
One member wrote,"Darren, as always you did a sterling job of judging with excellent critiques and how to 'improve the image' as and when required. I personally, am amazed at the knowledge of the various genres of photography presented to you in the competitions and how you are able comment which such competence. Good luck in your journey as a judge."
Darren did comment about the high quality of work on show and he used a wide range of marks to accomodate this.
6th October 2016
This evening we were treated to a talk by Dave Mason from the Reflex Camera Club entitled, "I Shoot People". Dave's passion is street photography and he showed us a wide selection of his work. The talk was very humourous while being very informative at the same time. All of the members attending enjoyed the evening and I would recommend the talk to all other clubs.
BBQ at Peter and Michelle's 2016
Many members attended the club's annual BBQ which heralds the end of the first part of our season.
This year the event was hosted in Peter and Michelle's lovely garden and the club would like to thank them for the tremendous amount of effort thatn they put in to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
TV Success for Gary Stamp
Gary Stamp's photo on Springwatch
Member Gary Stamp submitted one of his photo's to the BBC Springwatch programme and was successful in having it shown on the programme. Well doen Gary!
Follow On from the KCPA EXhibition 2016
We have since been informed that Gary's entry 'Chalkhill Blue' (see below) has been selected as part of the emtry for the KCPA in the PAGB Inter Federation Trophy Competition. The competition, which will take place in Northern Ireland, will be judged on the 18th / 19th June 2016.
KCPA EXhibition 2016
Chalkhill Blues Roosting by Gary Stamp
Well done to Gary Stamp whose image Chalkhill Blues Roosting won a Photographic Association of Great Britain Ribbon in the Digital Nature Section of the recent contest to have images exhibited in the Kent County Photographic Association Exhibition.
Gary also entered some images in the Digital Portrait Section and had three of those accepted. These were Steampunk, Mind Games and Mad Hatters Tea Party.
The Exhibition is open to individual entries from members of all 50 clubs in the KCPA which covers all of Kent and some of Sussex and each member can enter up to 15 Prints and 15 Digital Images. So there will have been a large number of entries and Gary has done really well to
get four of his entries accepted, let alone have one win a PAGB ribbon.
Gary's images and those of other photographers who has images accepted for the Exhibition can be viewed at.
1 Abbey Street
The Exhibition is open from Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – May 1 @ 4:00 pm EXCLUDING MONDAYS
Mad Hatters Tea Party
East Kent Cup Competition 2016
East Kent Cup Presentation 2016
This week saw the annual competition between five East Kent Camera Clubs very ably managed by John Renton and his team at Canterbury Photographic Society at their new premises in Summer Lane.
Judging the competition this year was Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB who in his normal quiet manner analysed and awarded points to our efforts.
Following the print section the poits were as follows :
Folkestone 66 Deal 66 Canterbury 69 Gateway 71 Thanet 71
Points for the PDI's were as follows:
Folkestone 68 Deal 70 Canterbury 69 Gateway 69 Thanet 67
Final Scores were:
Folkestone 134 Deal 136 Canterbury 138 Gateway 140 Thanet 138
So the competition was won by Gateway Camera Club and John Renton was unable to crack his normal joke about Canterbury being the strongest club because they hold the rest of us up!
Individual scores for the Gateway Club were:
BANDED DEMOISELLE (FEMALE) by Peter Greenstreet 19
EARLY EVENING PEEL SEA FRONT by Jeremy Broome-Smith 14
GRUMPY OLD MAN by Tony Scarfe 18
THE UNDERGROUND by Lee Crosbie 20
COUMEEN BEACH by Jeremy Broome-Smith 17
IN CONCERT by Mick Allcock 18
EASTERN BEAUTY by Peter Greenstreet 17
RED GROUSE AND HEATHER by Phil Hadley 17
Crabble Corn Mill Calendar
We have been asked by the Crabble Corn Mill to arrange a Gateway Club Competition for images 'depicting the essence of Dover'. These could reflect different months of the year, local attractions, street scenes etc. The chosen photos will be used to produce a 2017 calendar which will have a photo of the Crabble Corn Mill on the front and if you require access to the Mill for a photo please contact Ant.
We feel very proud to have been asked to do this and hope that as many members as possible will take part.
For more details of what is required please check the   Calendar Competition Rules
Exhibition of Paintings by Joan Weston
One of our members, Joan Weston, has an exhibition of her paintings at the Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal from February 2nd to 31st March 2016.
These are paintings that Joan has created since her move to Wales over a year ago. Despite the distance Joan has remained a member of our club and regularly enters our DPI competitions and attends our Dinner Evening in January.
Picture of the Year Competitions
Well done to Jeremy Broome-Smith for winning the Print section Picture of the Year and Arthur Woodard for winning the DPI Picture of the Year Competition.
Congratulations to our new Chairman
New Chairman Jeremy Broome-Smith achieved his DPAGB in Wales at the weekend. Well done Jeremy.