All posts by Jeff Owen

1st Meeting Multimedia Group 13th December 2017

I am pleased to announce the first meeting of the Multimedia Group will take place in the small hall at Tangmere Centre at 19:30 on Wednesday December 13th 2017.

Following a short introduction and discussion about the aims for the group for the year, the very distinguished Graham  Sergeant FRPS and award winning AV author (see here) will present a gentle introduction to AV.

Following the break, Pete Bamforth ARPS and member of the Focus Group will give a talk about the production of photo books. As many will know, Pete has produced a wide range of photo books with different publishers and he will explain the steps involved and hopefully the pitfalls to avoid.

It promises to be a great evening so do come along. Like all group meetings this is open to members of other clubs.

Multimedia Group

The Multimedia Group is for exploring ways of presenting your images as an Audio Visual, or perhaps as a Book. You may be interested in mixing video and images or publishing images to the web. Perhaps you always meant to make a film?

All of us amass thousands of images, AV and books are great ways of sharing and presenting your work.

The group is suitable for all levels of photographers, we will try to meet each month and the meeting will give you an opportunity to discuss projects you are working on, we will have speakers and tutorial sessions on creating AVs, books and films.

The group will try to be technology neutral so Mac or PCs are welcome.

The group organiser is Jeff Owen.

1st Club/Intermediate Print Competition

Just a reminder that entries for these competitions need to be in by Thursday the 9th of November. Prints should be placed in the appropriate boxes at Tangmere and PDIs need to be uploaded (1400×1050 sRGB, JPEG) through the relevant upload sites.

Due to commitments by the competition secretaries it will be very difficult to accept late entries, so don’t leave things till the last moment!

The Regnum Crouch Group and Sussex Photographic Federation Competitions

The Regnum Crouch Group

This is an organisation that was started in about 1950 to foster the competitive spirit between many photography clubs in West Sussex by organising annual print and slide competitions and occasional judging seminars, programme seminars and exhibitions.

Their annual print competition is this year being hosted by Littlehampton Camera Club and will feature work from the following clubs; Chichester, Henfield, Mid-Sussex, Littlehampton, Steyning, Southwick, Storrington and Worthing.

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 7.00 for 7.30pm
Judge: Jon Mitchell

The Woodlands Centre
10 Woodlands Avenue, Rustington,
Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 3HB

All Club members and visitors are welcome to attend
Admission £4.00 – with free Refreshments Raffle

Sussex Photographic Federation

The purpose of The SxPF is to advance, promote and represent club photography in Sussex.

The Federation runs two inter-club competitions each year and this year’s PDI competition is on Saturday 4th November from 9.00am -6.30pm

The King’s Centre,
33-35 Victoria Road
Burgess Hill
RH15 9LR

There are two categories in this competition Open and Development, the latter being for Intermediate and Club Classes only.

Members are welcome to attend

Images for these two events were recently chosen, by the Selection Committee, from images in last season’s competitions.

Photo Walk to Petworth Park Friday 13th October 2017

Apparently autumn is a good time to visit the park as the rutting season is taking place. Hardy members might want to get there really early, but I am suggesting we arrive at 10:00am and meet up in the Petworth Park Car Park. This page explains how to get there.

Please consider your safety if photographing the deer and keep a reasonable distance.

Details about the deer are on the Petworth Web Site here.

Lorna Brown’s Petworth Park Deer

Web Site Security

Can I take a moment to remind members about some basic steps to ensure that we keep the web site secure.

Firstly, it is important that you choose a password that is easy for you to remember but is not obvious to other people. Please so not use things like ‘password’ or ‘2017’.  Also, use a mixture of upper and lower case and with some special characters such as ?!£$ etc.

Secondly, do not use a password that you have used on other sites. The reason for this is that if an attacker finds your password on one site they can use it on all your sites.

Thirdly, if you get an email saying you have requested to reset your password and you have not actually requested it, please do nothing with the email, but please contact me or forward the email to me.

Jeff Owen


Glyn Dewis Photographer’s Creativity Pack

David Abbott would like to pass on this message in case any other members are interested in the offer:

Hiya David

Happy to tell you that, finally my Photographer’s Creativity Pack is in my web store and available!

What’s more as a thank you for you being part of this email group I’ve a code for you that means all 30 textures, transcripts, videos and practice file in the pack, you get for just £5

Glyn Dewis - Photographer's Creativity Pack
Use the following code at check out to get the complete pack for £5


Discount Valid for 5 Days until 7.30pm UK on Monday 7th August 2017

  • 30 Textures: Walls and Floors
  • Video Tutorials x 3 (How to use Textures to create Walls, Floors, Fake Canvas Backgrounds…)
  • Transcriptions (Video Tutorials)
  • Practice File (Subject photographed in Studio on Grey Seamless)

•NOTE: Textures can be used in Photoshop, Elements, Paint Shop Pro•

This is a collection of 30 Textures including wooden and concrete / tiled floors that I use in my pictures to create completely new and bespoke scenes and to fake the look of VERY expensive Textured Canvas Backgrounds in a way that looks COMPLETELY REALISTIC!

Discount Valid for 5 Days until 7.30pm UK on Monday 7th August 2017
Why Textures?
You should never do anything in Photoshop that you can’t do in Photoshop but not everyone can afford to pay several hundred pounds on a textured canvas background and we don’t always have the perfect location, however with textures, wooden floors that are available in this pack you can create completely bespoke scenes in minutes…
Discount Valid for 5 Days until 7.30pm UK on Monday 7th August 2017
Can’t wait to see what you use these textures and floors for…please do keep me posted 🙂

Best Wishes