Following a successful launch of the exhibition for ‘New and Aspiring Photographers’ last April, this event for Beginner and Intermediate workers returns to Tangmere Village Centre on 23rd & 24th April 2016. This offers a chance to show your work in any size, any format and in any layout on a 6 x 4 panel. Your can register now and it’s on a first come, first served basis so be quick! To register just click here to download the registration form, fill it in and give it with your £10 hanging fee to Lorna Brown by Thursday 18th February 2016 at the very latest. Please make cheques payable to Chichester Camera Club, NOT CCC.
We had a lively Print Group meeting this week, with a particular look at different papers and the different effects they gave to the same original image.
Dave Abbott brought along a stack of images by the late Charlie Sayers, some dating from the 1930s . Among these wonderful action shots and portraits was this handsome young fellow, taken in the mid-70s. No prizes for recognizing Club stalwart Charlie Roe!
We’ll meet again on the 12th January at 7.30 as usual in the small hall. That’s conveniently a week before the next Beginner and Intermediate Print Competition deadline, so do bring along work you’re thinking about entering.
First Tuesday in the month as always is Print Group. We’ll be looking at different papers and the difference they make to images, some images from the archives, and with the 17th December deadline for the Advanced Print Competition looming, no doubt some work being considered for that. Bring your prints for discussion, whether they are finished or in progress or just come along to see what the group is about.
7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre – all Club Members and visitors welcome!
The deadline for returning questionnaires regarding the Annual Exhibition review is next Thursday 3rd December. You can return completed copies to the Club, where you can also pick up a form to fill in, or follow this link to Chichester Camera Club Exhibition Review, to download the form. It can be emailed to Lorna Brown – email address available to at ‘Useful emails and phone numbers’ under the Documents tab on the web site. Do please let us know your thoughts so that we have a good, wide-ranging view of Members’ opinions.
Any Members looking for information about the Club such as competition rules , what the different sub-groups are about, what all those acronyms mean, can now find the Members handbook 15-16 MASTER under the ‘Important Documents’ in the ‘Documents’ tab . This is the same as the hard copy provided to new Members who attended the introductory meeting in September.
Members who attended the AGM in May might remember that the Committee was asked to review the Annual Exhibition and as part of that process, we would like to have Members’ views on what they like best and anything they would like changed. To do that please find a questionnaire here Chichester Camera Club Exhibition Review which includes some background and the aims of the exhibition. Completed forms should be returned to the Club by Thursday 3rd December – or may be emailed to Lorna Brown.
Members enjoyed Tuesday’s Print Group which looked particularly at the idea of ‘competition images’ and the sort of criteria judges look for. With the deadline for submitting the first print competition entries for Beginner and Intermediate workers only two weeks away (Thursday 26th November), newer members found this especially useful.
Charlie Roe brought along some of the wonderful images by Charlie Simcox, including photographs of Chichester in the 1950s and a superb portrait dating back to 1942, which we greatly enjoyed seeing.
Next month we will be looking at the different types of print papers and how they can affect the look of the image, as well as, as always, images in every state of development that members would welcome comments and advice on. And, it being the last meeting before Christmas, there will of course be mince pies!
There are overnight carriage repairs planned for the A27 both east and west bound between Monday 9th November and Friday 13th November between Boxgrove and Crockerhill which will affect Club members going home after Tuesday’s Print Group and the Thursday Club Meeting as they come into effect from 8pm.
You can find details of the diversions that will be in place on the WSCC website here and search for ‘Tangmere’ between those dates.
There are also roadworks planned for Meadow Way (the road down from the Tangmere/ Boxgrove roundabout) the same week currently are not planned for Club nights. These are also listed on the County Council web.
It’s Print Group on Tuesday 10th November and with the first Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition coming up soon, a good opportunity to bring along prints you are considering entering.
Everyone is welcome, and all kinds of images – whether that first thoughts on new work, pieces in development or final prints you would like to show and discuss with others.
Work doesn’t have to be mounted or full size, but attached to card helps keep prints upright for viewing. If you’d like to just come along to see what the group does you will also be very welcome. 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre.
Club Members enjoyed Tony Nutley’s return visit last night (Thursday 22nd October) with Part 2 of his Diary of a TV Photographer. Tony is a seasoned professional photographer, specialising in film and tv dramas, and entertained us with his tales of the great and the good (and the not quite so good!) of stage and screen. Tony’s website looks like an A to Z of British Actors, and we enjoyed his tales behind the shots and the story of his early change to digital from film. We might well see him back for part 3!
This is my last week subbing for Jan, which I’ve enjoyed. We welcome him back from his travels next week, which is also the first Beginners and Intermediate workers PDI competition.