We welcomed Jim Pascoe as our judge last night, accompanied by Nicky, his wife. They are Hampshire-based professional photographers specialising in what Jim calls ‘people pictures’. He has a particular line in photographing the Clergy, including the Bishops of Winchester and Guildford, and many of us will recognise his lively image of choirboys running towards the camera. Jim has a real knack of making relaxed, friendly portraits, and that capacity came across in his judging. As he admitted, ‘I’m always a sucker for good portrait’, and we noticed too his enjoyment of images that had been thought through, and appreciated his helpful critiques.
You can see the results on the competition pages, with Corine Noyalet, Justin Hadley and Ed Feldmanis coming in first, second and third positions in the Beginners, and Lynne Owen coming in top of Intermediates with Stephen Tattersall and Frank Sandbach in second and third positions at the end of this year’s PDI competitions. Lynne’s rather comprehensive win is in contrast to the outcome of the Advance league which concluded last week. There, Andy Dulson, Stephen Marsh and Ronnie Hall tied in first place! Well done to all the winners and to everyone for making this year’s PDI competitions so interesting with so many really excellent images.
Lynne Owen’s The Friendly Fisherman scored 9.5 in the 2nd Intermediate PDI competition
Further news on the inaugural meeting of the RPS Landscape Group from Paul Graber, the Events Co-ordinator at the RPS, to be held on 2nd April. Meet up at 10.30 at Chichester Cross, a couple of hours of urban photography, then down to West Wittering after lunch, hoping for long exposures/ sunset, weather, and car park hours permitting. Paul would like to know if Club members are interested in joining the meeting, and about places to eat and good photo sites.
If you would let me know, I will pass the information on to Paul.
Stephen Tattersall’s I’m watching you
Please note that Bognor Camera Club have let us know that the costs of hiring transport for a joint trip to the Photography Show next month are too high to be viable. Members wishing to go might want to ask around for others to car share with instead.
We welcomed Chris Neill Griffin as judge for last night’s competition, returning to the Club after a gap of some years. Chris told us her judging had been described as ‘forensic’ and we certainly agreed! A very perceptive judge, we all valued her careful critiques. Chris has a very sound technical and aesthetic grounding and her analysis of the images, the composition, the use of colour, sight lines, camera and post processing techniques was first rate. We all learned from Chris’s thorough judging, as well as appreciating her passion for photography and clear enjoyment of our images. You can find the results and standings on the competition pages of the website.
Stephen Marsh’s The Fourth Plinth x2
A reminder that the re-launched Black and White Group will meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th February in the small hall at Tangmere. All are welcome, including visitors, £3 for Club Members, £4 non-members. Further details are available from Ray Acland, who has kindly stepped in to co-ordinate this meeting, which we hope is just the first of many more to come for those of us wishing to explore the techniques of mono photography.
Eagle-eyed Ray Acland spotted a two line entry in the latest RPS magazine about an inaugural meeting of the RPS Landscape Group to be held in Chichester on the 2nd April. Subsequently, I have contacted Tim Parish who chairs the group who put me in contact with RPS Events Co-ordinator Paul Graber, who is organising the event. Paul is the Chairman of Guildford Photographic Society and a regular visitor to our Annual Exhibition – and complimentary about our work! He would appreciate our assistance in identifying photogenic sites in Chichester, and then perhaps in West Wittering. More news will follow.
Stephen Tattersall’s I’m Watching You
Print Group tomorrow provides an opportunity to bring along work in progress to share and discuss with other group members. Perhaps you’re looking ahead to the Spring Exhibition in April or the forthcoming print competitions in March – or even starting to think about the Annual Exhibition? You’re also welcome to bring along fully worked up images you would just like to share, or – especially if you haven’t tried the Print Group yet – just come along to see what it’s about. All welcome, 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre.
John Field’s Art Study
The deadline for registering for the Spring Exhibition, which takes place at the Tangmere Village Centre on Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th April, is fast approaching. The exhibition is for members in the Beginner and Intermediate classes and there are a few places remaining. If you would like to take part, download the form here, and give it to Lorna Brown along with the £10 hanging fee by 17th February.
We welcomed Sue Sibley as our judge on Thursday, and had a very enjoyable evening seeing very good work from both Beginners and Intermediates. Sue’s judging was enthusiastic and very informative, with plenty of sound technical advice. Sue’s has a very strong sense of composition, and a particular enjoyment of colour and lighting. She clearly enjoys the quirky and was encouraging of more experimental work, as well as having a considerable interest in the photographer’s thought processes behind the image.
As the current Chair of Southampton International Exhibition, we were very grateful to Sue not just for such an informative evening, but that she collected out members’ print entries for SIE!
Sue Nash’s ‘Frozen Spring’