All posts by Lorna Brown

Hampshire Landmarks – images required

David Harris is volunteering with the Rowans Hospice and working with them on a whole range of photographic projects.  This includes sourcing images for the wall of a new building.  For that, the hospice is looking for suitable images of well-known places in their catchment area (South East Hampshire – west to Gosport/Fareham and north to Liss) to create large (3×4 feet) display pictures.

David wonders if Club members might have great images of South East Hampshire landmarks, such as the Spinnaker Tower, that they would be interested in sending in for the team to consider.  The expectation would be that the selected images would be printed professionally by the Rowans and displayed with the author’s accreditation.  They need lots to choose from but will select just a few.

If you have any suitable images, could you send David a jpeg file in the first instance with your name in the filename, which he will forward?  You can find David’s email address in the documents section of the website within the Members only pages.

Annual Exhibition – Volunteers required

There are still a few gaps in the Stewarding Rota for the Annual Exhibition, especially  Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August.  Please contact Lorna Brown if you are able to help on those days.

John Howes also needs strong arms to help collect and set up the exhibition stands, collecting them on Thursday 11th August and setting up on Friday 12th, as well as taking down on the following Saturday.  Please call John on 07855 435580 if you can assist.

Mike Davison news

I’m sorry to say that Mike Davison is in hospital following a heart attack .  Mike was unwell but only went to his doctor some days after the event and was promptly sent off to Worthing Hospital.  He had hoped to come home before bypass surgery in Brighton, but things are a little more serious than first thought so is having to wait in hospital for his transfer.

He would be very pleased to have brief emails from fellow Club Members, but prefers not to have cards – not least as he will be on the move.

Members who don’t have Mike’s email address already can find it by logging in to the Members’ area of the website where you will find it in the ‘Useful phone numbers and email addresses’ in Important Documents under the Documents flag.

I know we all wish him and Linda well and a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him at the Exhibition Opening which he has promised to be at.

Michael Davison-Man with BrollyMike Davison: Man with brolly

Dates over the summer

The main season closed last week with the PDI of the Year Award, and we are now looking forward to the Annual Exhibition which opens to the public on Saturday 13th August.  Don’t forget the Print Group meets on Tuesday 14th, the RPS Group on Tuesday 21st (both in the small hall) and the pre exhibition meeting on 4th August at 7.30 at Tangmere Village Centre.

Watch the website for news of summer walks and Don Baldwin’s American Supper on the 21st July.

John Larry-Dawn in Africa-10

John Larry’s Dawn in Africa came second in the PDI of the Year

Call for images for publicity

Cath Walter needs images for publicising the Annual Exhibition. She requires images about 1mg to 2mg in size.  Please email directly to Cath – you can find her email address with other ‘Useful Phone numbers and email addresses’ under in the important documents section in the members only part of the website.

Stephen Tattersall-Physalis in Abundance-10

Stephen Tattersall’s Physalis in Abundance

Graham Sergeant’s International Success

Many of us know Graham Sergeant’s moving AV, Beeswing, which tells the true story of Lisa, a young woman from Brighton.  This has been an award winning AV in this country and Graham has now won the prestigious  gold medal,  Trophee de Paris, the Grand Prix from the Federation Photographique de France – in other words the equivalent of our PAGB.

Just to add to the success, Graham is the first Brit to ever win this award.  Many congratulations Graham!

Graham Sargeant's

One of Graham’s images of Lisa, showing her with her dog on her pitch in Brighton

Annual General Meeting

The Club’s AGM will be on Thursday 26th May when a number of posts will be up for election.  Quite a few of the Post Holders have indicated they are willing to continue, subject to re-election, but there are vacancies.  If you would like to find out about being more involved in the behind the scenes activities that are so necessary to make to make the Club function, please do talk to Lorna Brown or Dave Abbott.

We will need to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair this year, and have a vacancy for the Exhibition Secretary as well as vacancies on the Club’s management committee.

All nominations for these posts and any proposals, all duly seconded, to be put to the AGM must be received by 5th May, not the 12th May as previously stated. Please submit to Dave Abbott.

Prints to be collected

imageThere are still quite a few prints waiting to be taken home – some are only just back from the SxPF competition, but some are months and months old.  Indeed, a couple are some years old! Please do collect your prints as soon as you can and by the 12th May at the latest.



Spring Exhibition

It’s just two weeks to the Spring Exhibition and a few last items on the list!

  • Please return your menu choices and the cash or cheque (payable to Chichester Camera Club) for the dinner on the Saturday at the Walnut Tree, Runcton, to Sarah Nichol by next Thursday, 14th April. Everyone is welcome, not just exhibitors
  • Donations for the raffle gratefully received in the collection box on Club nights!
  • Our wonderful cake makers are asked to please get baking, and give the cakes to Carmel Lynch
  • Please do give a hand – the exhibition might be of new and aspiring photographers’ work, but just like North Mundham, it is for everyone and help with catering, setting up (the ‘strong arms’ for the exhibition stands)  and stewarding is needed – and enjoyable!

And finally – do come along.  The images are once again of a very high standard and a broad range of subjects and the event provides an easy relaxed social occasion – with plenty of cake of course.

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