Andy Bishop

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that former member and friend of the club, Andy Bishop, passed away on Sunday night. Unfortunately I do not have any more details or information to share.

Stortford May Games

New Paddling Pool Start

New Paddling Pool Start

The festivities started at the new paddling pool, then there were 2 parades up to the Monastery Gardens on Wind Hill, where an afternoon of mediaeval goodness was had.

Photos from 3 club members acting as official photographers, though we did see 4 others…

Help Needed at the May Games

We’ve had the fowling appeal for assistance from Contexture Theatre who are organising the event for the council:

Bishop’s Stortford’s unique May Games celebration is under a week away and we need your help.

We’ve got an amazing day planned – our professional cast are busy rehearsing for their street performances, our team of supporters are sewing costumes and making props and the Fayre in Monastery Gardens is slowly taking shape. Read all about it in this Observer article

But we need some extra help to make it happen.

Could you spare some time on Sunday 17th May to help the event go smoothly? You could be act as a steward during our plays, run one of the stalls with children’s activities or help just us set up and clear away

May Games is a celebration of the people, put on by the community, for the community. Your involvement would help to make it truly special.

If you can help at any time during the day, please get in touch on 01279 461285 or at

The Camera Club has already agreed to try to capture the fun of the event, please contact Andrew Macpherson on 843188 who will try to co-ordinate photographic effort

AGM 2015

A quick meeting, with no proposals to consider, the various reports were accepted nem.con. all committee posts were filled from those standing without requiring election, and the final line-up can be seen on the committee page of this site.

A new Cup is to be purchased in memory of our long serving President George Dann. The George Dann Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the photographer who scores best across all our annual competitions: Mono Print, Colour Print and Projected Digital. We hope this will encourage members to take part in all three formats, and to continue with a style all season, even if they get a bad mark from one judge.

The new Honorary President is John Hosford, and Honorary Vice Presidents are Bill Edwards and Jean Platt

Themes for the Photo Task were voted on by the outgoing committee, each voting for as many or few as they liked, and were chosen on the basis of a simple majority of support. The chosen themes were

  • Dawn Landscape
  • Shadow
  • Close Up
  • Decay
  • Theatre
  • Long Exposure
  • Panorama
  • Bridges

I should point out that the final theme is Bridges not Bridge or Bridge(s), please bear this in mind when selecting your entry

The themes are also listed at the top of the programme page


On 14th April we hosted the annual multibattle versus Cambridge, Hertford, Moulsham Lodge and Saffron Walden. There were some really high quality entries from all clubs with Hertford taking the DPI┬ásection with 88 out of a possible 100 and Saffron Walden taking the print section with a remarkable 95 out of a possible 100. Cambridge, . . . → Read More: MultiBattle

Bishops Stortford Camera Club Annual Exhibition Awards 2015

On April 11th a small group of members gathered with competition judge Colin Strong in a closed session to work through well over 200 entries in this years Annual Exhibition Competition.

Full results follow:

. . . → Read More: Bishops Stortford Camera Club Annual Exhibition Awards 2015

Club update.

Hi all,

Emma has now flown off to the delights of Disneyworld, so I’m writing to confirm details for this week’s meeting.

It’s a members evening, which means we can cover things that members choose to. From suggestions made, we will be covering:-

1) Image critique – bring a maximum of five images on a . . . → Read More: Club update.

PDI 2014/2015 Results

Following the last round of this season’s PDI competition last week we have the final results:

Open Competition

Photographer Score Round 1 Score Round 2 Score Round 3 Score Round 4 Total 1 Sophia Spurgin 37 35 35 37 144 2 Helen Hooker 36 37 35 33 141 3 Jonathan Saull 36 35 35 34 . . . → Read More: PDI 2014/2015 Results

Moulsham Shield Selections

Here are the images selected for the Moulsham Shield completion which takes place Monday 9th March at 7.45 for 8.00pm at St Lukes Church Hall, Gloucester Avenue, Chelmsford, CM2 9LG.

Member Image Andy Thorpe Our Family Amanda Barker London Tourists Emma Evans Staircase, Anchorage Museum Jonathan Saull Lancaster – Going Home Linda Lamb Happy Dog . . . → Read More: Moulsham Shield Selections

Results from Cambridge

We have been sent the official results:

Cambridge Results

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