Category Archives: Photography

Kop Hill Photography

Once again our U3A Photography Group, with the addition of a couple of friends, has raised over £1000 for local charities, we challenge any other Group to beat us, over £4000 in three years. How? We took over 1000 photographs during the Kop Hill Climb, at least 4 of every entrant and allowed Princes Risborough Rotary to sell them. We think we have a right to be proud!


“Where’s Wenda?” Wins

The Peter Dixon/Tony Roberson stranglehold on the Photography Group’s Annual competition was broken this year when it was won by Tim Addison with Tony Roberson and Tony Hennel close behind.

John Minter presenting Tim Addison with the Photography Group’s Cup

The rules of the competition are that up to 3 prints can be submitted of any subject. They must have been taken this year and can be any shape but the minimum dimension is 8” (so 8” x 10” is OK, but  8” x 6” is NOT OK). The prints must be mounted on suitable board/card and can be double mounted to create a frame or window around the print.  Editing is allowed without limit but if one image is pasted into another image both must be originals.

John Minter discussing Tony Roberson’s entry

We were delighted to have John Minter, an experienced photographer and independent of the U3A, as the judge.  John had inciteful comments and helpful things to say about all the entries. Well done to all who entered.

“Where’s Wenda” – Tim Addison.
Runner up – Tony Roberson
Third place – Tony Hennel


After the cup was presented the group shared seasonal refreshments.


Photographic Presentations

At our Group meeting members showed digital presentations using Picasa and Powerpoint to illustrate the various uses of slide-shows. These included educational – ‘What to do with Photographs’, selling – a Wedding presentation, themed subjects – ‘Springtime’ and holiday memories from Spain and Italy. Unfortunately we can’t include them here – some need you to download them and then run them on PowerPoint for example.

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Kop Hill Photography

Yet again at the Kop Hill climb it was impossible to go anywhere without tripping over a U3A member, often in a hi-viz jacket, assisting in some way perhaps by directing people or cars.

2015-09-19Members of  the photography group took photographs of cars at the start or on the hill. These were then sold by the Rotary Club and so far have made over £1000 for the Risborough Centre.


Photography and movement

At its August meeting the Photography Group’s focus was on “Movement” – how to capture it, how to show it, freeze it, what are the best/easiest/hardest subjects and how much is the right amount?

Water being poured into a vase made static by using flash at about 1/500th of a second.


The movement of a table-tennis ball on a bat.
The movement of a table-tennis ball on a bat.


Members also brought along 2 prints for the usual monthly assessment and in particular those taken at one of our previous meetings and outings.

At the next meeting in September members are requested to bring prints for possible inclusion in a display at the AGM.