All posts by Jeff Owen

Summer Photo Walks

Following the success of the recent Bluebell Photo Walk,  many members have have expressed interest in doing photo walks during the summer season. The emphasis will be on a social event with cameras, rather than the old summer hike style walks.

Jan has volunteered to run the first, a fun sprint around Chichester.
If you are interested in attending walks please email me ( and I will keep you informed of future events. Also, if you have any locations in mind, or if you fancy helping organise one please contact me.


Multmedia Group Meeting Wednesday 23rd May 7:30pm

The final meeting of the Multimedia Group this year will be looking at Video, meeting in the small hall at Tangmere at 7:30pm on Wednesday 23rd May.

Many of us have the capability to take high quality video on our phones and cameras, but we often do nothing with it. Video is also a great way to enhance AVs with a mixture of clips and stills.

The meeting will introduce some free Video Editing software available for all platforms (Mac, Windows and Linux) and discuss some basic aspects of video shooting and editing.

There will also be a chance to show your work and discuss a project for the summer. All are welcome.

Bluebell Photo Walk

We has a good turn out tonight for the Bluebell Photo walk, in addition to this keen bunch Richard Webb and Sue Watts also turned up.

People split into groups and went off to do their own thing, while generally staying together.  A few traditionalists brought their tripods, but there was also a lot of camera waving, or ICM as it is called.

Hopefully we can organise more photo walks during the summer break, Dell Quay, Chichester and West Wittering were mentioned as possible venues.


Multimedia Group Meeting April 25th

This month’s meeting will be looking at Sound.

Ken Worrel and Graham Sergeant will do a basic introduction to Sound. Covering aspects such as microphone types and basic recording.

Graham will also start what will hopefully become a regular spot of doing a critique/analysis of one A/V per meeting starting with a short one (of just less than 3 minutes).

Graham says, “It was recently produced by an absolute beginner (with advice and guidance from a couple of experienced A/V-ers who I know. It is an excellent first attempt and I’m sure will help/inspire some of our beginners. As time goes by our own members could bring their work along for some constructive criticism. ”

We also will take time to see members work.

Focus Group Helpers Wanted

The Focus Group Exhibition is on at the Assembly Room starting Saturday.  It would be great if some of the muscular members of the Club could give us a hand getting the screens, etc. transported to town.  
The schedule is:
     – Thursday, 3:00PM at Tangmere to load up the screens, etc.
     – Friday, 8:30 AM at the Assembly Room to unload the trailer and set up.
Support has always been great whenever the Club has an exhibition and it would be appreciated if it continued for this occasion.
Pete Bamforth

Janey Devine – Multimedia Group – Wednesday March 28th 2018

For this month’s meeting we are pleased to welcome the highly talented Janey Devine FRPS. Janey is well known for her unique artistic style and recently for her documentary work (Janey leads the RPS SE Documentary Group) and as a member of the Focus group ( Focus Group Web Site) and Arena (ArenaWeb Site), her own web site is here.  She uses many types of media to publish her work, including books, films and AVs.

As promised, this meeting will have an Apple Mac bias. In the first half Janey will show how to use Final Cut Pro and then after the interval she will show some examples of her work, each illustrating some of the elements touched on in the first half.

Janey is a prolific generator of books and will bring examples along with her.

Please bring along examples of your work, or work in progress. As time permits we will look at work just before and after the interval.