All posts by Ann McDonald

Club success at new PAGB Masters of print exhibition!

I am delighted to announce that three club members had a print accepted in this prestigious exhibition. The selectors were looking for a varied exhibition of the highest quality and members of camera clubs all over the UK were invited to enter, with a maximum of only one print accepted in the exhibition per entrant. Overall only 60  prints were accepted into the exhibition and THREE of those 60 acceptances came from Chichester Camera Club. That is a terrific achievement for our club and we should be justly proud to be represented three times over in this exhibition. Well done Chichester Camera Club!

The exhibition will be on show to the general public at the RK Burt Gallery, 57 Union St, London SE1 1SG from Tuesday 5th Friday 8th December and from Monday 11th until Friday 15th December, from 10am and 4pm each day.

The three club members who  had prints accepted were Sheila Tester, Peter  Rocchiccioti and Ann McDonald. The prints are reproduced below.

Mycena Attacked by Slime Mould © Sheila  Tester

Mada Saini Outside his Home © Peter Rocchiccioti

Daydreaming © Ann McDonald

NATIONAL INTER-CLUB PRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT from Peter Rocchiccioli

The National Inter-Club Print Championships took place last Sunday at Blackburn in Lancashire. The following is a report on the competition from the Selection Committee Chairman, Peter Rocchiccioli.

At the Weekend Glyn Edmunds, Sheila Tester and I, with George Atkins, attended the InterClub Print Championship at Blackburn, Lancashire. This is a competition between the best photographic Clubs in Great Britain, 36 in total out of over 1500 clubs. We qualified as winner of the SCPF Print Championship, a true test and honour for the Club.

In the First round we scored 149, just below the qualifying mark for the final 8 Clubs.

We did score very well in the final of the rest of the Clubs, in fact better than last year but other Clubs also scored better and we finished in the top 15 Clubs, a very good result, only 4 points behind Wigan 10 the winners of the Plate. The judges favoured very soft desaturated prints.

As I have already stated Ann McDonald got a 14 and 2 x 15, the other high scorer was Lorna with a 13 for her lovely beach scene from Ireland.

Out of 500 top images in the competition only 8 get any sort of award.

I am pleased to inform you that Judge Paul Stanley give his choice of a Silver medal to ‘Catch Anything Yet‘ by guess who:  Ann McDonald.

That is an excellent result for the Club and particularly for Ann.

Peter presented Ann with her ‘medal’ for Catch Anything Yet

 

Welsh International Salon. Bronze Medal for Sheila Tester

Congratulations to Sheila Tester who was awarded a FIAP Bronze Medal for ‘A Group of Mycena’ in the Welsh International. Sheila had three acceptances in the salon including the image ‘Saint Primus, Slovenia (below)

Saint Primus, Slovenia © Sheila Tester

The PAGB Salon competition has started again. Our first salon in the competition is the THE SMETHWICK INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY which closes on 9th November.  http://www.smethwickps.co.uk/sps-international/4591954408

You may  have your prints hand delivered to the organisers by Glyn Edmunds, however you must give them to him by Thursday 26th October at the latest. Thank you Glyn. If you wish you may then have the prints sent on to Southampton for THE SOUTHAMPTON EXHIBITION thereby saving postage both ways.

PAGB Dates for 2017-2018

PAGB Dates for 2017-2018

We will have nine meetings this season, as listed below.

Monday 4th September

Monday 2nd October

Monday 6th November

Monday   11th December

Monday   8th January (!st Monday is a Bank Holiday)

Monday   5th February

Monday 5th March

Monday 9th April (1st Monday is a Bank Holiday)

Monday   14th May (1st Monday is a Bank Holiday)

There will be no meetings June, July or August.

All meetings take place in the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre.

The meetings start promptly at 7.00pm but we ask that group members arrive at 6.45 to help set up the hall. Because we assess both prints and PDIs there is much setting up to do.

Cost this year remains at £3 for members of Chichester CC and £4 for non members.

 

 

pagb group meeting Monday 4th September

The PAGB Group will start the Chichester Camera Club season with a meeting on Monday 4th September. This takes place at the usual venue, the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre.

We will meet at 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up.

The cost remains the same for the coming season £3 for club members and £4 for non members.

Please bring along your prints and PDIs for evaluation by the group. We look forward to seeing you.

EDINBURGH International Salon of Photography successes for pagb members

Once again the PAGB group has fared very well in this salon. Sheila Tester has received an RPS Gold Medal and two more members, Lorna Brown and Ann McDonald had images accepted. Congratulations to all!

Church at Vik © Sheila Tester which won a RPS Gold Medal at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

Wisteria © Lorna Brown which was accepted at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

Gannets Sky Pointing © Ann McDonald, accepted at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

MORE FIAP DISTINCTIONS FOR CLUB MEMBERS

Dead Vlei © Glyn Edmunds

I’m delighted to announce that three club members have been awarded FIAP Distinctions  this week.

John Howes EFIAP

Margret Preece EFIAP

Glyn Edmund EFIAP/gold

These are highly prized and difficult to achieve distinctions and are a reflection of the very high quality images produced on a regular basis by John, Margret and Glyn. Congratulations to all for a wonderful achievement.

Waiting for the Train © John Howes

Meeting Point © Margret Preece

Janey Devine joins ARENA!

PAGB GROUP NEWS!

I’m delighted to announce that our resident advisor at the PAGB Group, Janey Devine, has been elected a member of The Arena Group of Photographers, one of the UK’s most prestigious, invitation only Photography Groups. This is an indication of the high esteem in which Janey’s photography is held, not only in our area but also throughout the UK.

Janey has a very unique vision and style and we are very privileged to have her as a regular advisor at our PAGB Group meetings.

Congratulations Janey!