All posts by Richard Ryder

DxO release Update to NIK Collection

DxO took over the NIK Collection from Google in October 2017 and have now released their first update called NIK Collection 2018. Sadly, it is no longer free [cost £39.99 if purchased before 1 July 2018].  However, DxO say that they have now made the software work with the latest Adobe CC Photoshop and Lightroom releases “The app is now completely compatible with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2018, and Photoshop Elements CC 2017/2018!” it is “now fully functional with the latest 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X“.  Apparently lots of bugs have been squashed and the “Selective Brush tool is now fully operational, and you can modify filters and dynamic objects freely“. Please note that if you already use the Google version of NIK Collection and  have created presets and/or recipes then you should export these BEFORE installing the new version.  See further information on how to do this here or here.  I haven’t tried these yet so please do your own due diligence.  You can find DxO NIK Collection support pages here.

Club Members Published on RPS “In Focus Friday” Blog

2 of our club members have recently had interviews/articles posted on the RPS Documentary Group In Focus Friday.  Stephen Marsh has

Taken in Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Friday, 16/03/2018. Photo by: Richard Ryder

had his photo featuring the “Ann Summers” shop published here and Richard Ryder has also had his photo of “The Bognor Busker”  featured here – part of a photographic essay seen at the Spring Exhibition and panels competition evening earlier in the season.

CCC Programme 2018/19

Date Event Judge / Speaker
     
2018    
Sep    
6th The Joy of Seeing : Photography My Way Viveca Koh
13th Tides & Tempests, Coastal Photography Rachael Talibart
20th Nature Photography Ben Hall
27th A Feeling of Impressionism Steve Le Prevost
     
Oct    
4th Negative Space and Photographic Chaos Leigh Preston
11th 1st Advanced PDI Roy Lambeth
18th 30 Years as a Fleet Street Stringer Andrew Hasson
25th 1st C/I PDI Paul Dunmall
     
Nov    
1st An Evening with … Paul Sanders
8th 1st Advanced Print Jim Pascoe
15th The Experience of Creating Images Vanda Ralevska
22nd 1st C/I Print Sue Sibley
29th Under African Skies Phil Shaw
     
Dec    
6th SCPF Prints (Div 1) Ken Scott
13th Xmas Bash Mike Hancock
2019    
     
Jan    
3rd Photo Stories David Shaw
10th SCPF PDIs (Div 1) Walter Benzie
17th Ragbag & Tall Tales Rikki O’Neill
24th 2nd Advanced Print Tony Oliver
31st Chair’s Evening – Personal Reflections Mike Hancock
     
Feb    
7th 2nd C/I Print Glyn Paton
14th Visions through a Viewfinder Roger Hance
21st 2nd Advanced PDI Andrew Mills
28th 2nd C/I PDI Rob de Ruiter
     
Mar    
7th An Evening of A/V Carole Speight & Graham Sergeant
8th – 10th 33rd Arena Weekend Seminar         TBC N/A
14th Double Exposure Two Paula & Guy Davies
21st 3rd Advanced Print Chris Palmer
28th 3rd Advanced PDI Alison Cawley
31st Mothers’ Day N/A
     
Apr    
4th Print Panels Paul Mitchell
11th Bristol International Pete Howell & Carol Sykes
18th 3rd C/I Print Caroline Colegate
19th -22nd Easter Weekend N/A
25th 3rd C/I PDI Paul Thackeray
     
May    
2nd No Meeting (Elections) N/A
9th 2019  106th  Southampton International Sue Dunham
16th AGM N/A
23rd RPS Panels Graham, Iain, John & Janey

 

London Camera Exchange Workshops and Photowalks

Hi there, my name is Tom Goss, I have being running workshops and photowalks for London Camera Exchange and I want to show my support for camera clubs by offering you a 20% discount across all of my workshops and photowalks. The discount code is :

LCECAMERACLUB20

All you have to do is enter it upon checkout to be rewarded it. We have some great workshops being added all the time, if you would like to keep updated just visit here and subscribe at the bottom of the web page. Just share this with your members.

There are some of the workshops available at the moment:

Lulworth and Durdle Door Sunday 13th of May 2018, I am keeping the numbers low (maximum of 5) to have an intimate workshop to really hone your skills on landscape and long exposures.

Carl Hare a representative of Fujifilm UK wishes to tag along so this is also your chance to get hands on with the latest Fujifilm X series cameras and lenses including the new flagship camera, the Fujifilm X-H1!

Carl Hare is a product specialist and is going to be on hand all day who will be available to demo any and all of the Fujifilm X series cameras and lenses to you and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the Fujifilm system.

It will be a long day from midday until dusk which should be about 8pm, I’ll go through the whole process, from scouting a location, lens and filters to use, settings and waiting for the right light and choosing that decisive moment. Tickets are only £99, book now to avoid disappointment!

BOOK LULWORTH

Interested? Pop along to our photowalk on Thursday 19th April 2018 to get a head start, we are concentrating on long exposure seascapes starting off at Gunwharf at 3:30pm and walking around to Old Portsmouth.

BOOK PHOTOWALK

Ryde, Isle of Wight Sunday 3rd of June 2018, I am keeping numbers low (maximum of 10) to have an intimate workshop to really hone your skills on landscape and long exposures.

BOOK RYDE

I hope this has been of interest to you, please share this amongst your community and hope to see you on my next outing!

Kind regards

Tom Goss

London Camera Exchange Portsmouth

40 Kingswell Path, Cascades, Portsmouth, PO1 4RR

Tel: 023 9283 9933 Twitter/Instagram: @LCEPortsmouth

SCPF Print Box Orders

Nomad Print Boxes 2018  

The closing date for the next order of Print Boxes will be Friday 27th April.

They should be available for collection at the Reps Meeting/Finals Day at Littleton on Sunday 13th May.

Nomad describe these boxes as Heavy Duty in that they have two webbing straps and moulded black plastic corners.

Handles can be supplied on any size box at an additional cost of £3.

    Note: There are two types of handle – webbing handles and suitcase handles. I wouldn’t recommend the suitcase handles for boxes 4 inches and above in depth. Also handles can be a bit of a nuisance if you are going to be sending your box through the post on a regular basis.  If you are ordering a 6” deep boxes please bear in mind that they are a substantial weight when filled.

Dimensions.

21” x 17” x 1 5/8 £25.70 Please note the new prices
21” x 17” x 3″ £26.70
21” x 17” x 4″ £27.70
21” x 17” x 6″ £28.70

All order enquiries contact – jeneric2012@btinternet.com   

Orders in writing and with cheques payable to:

E.J. Bennett. 6 Inhams Road, Holybourne, ALTON, Hants GU34 4EU

When ordering please give your email address and the name of your club. Note:   Visit the Website – Single Boxes can now be ordered on line.

Wildlife Photography in Sussex

David Plummer is a passionate, experienced and respected wildlife expert, photographer and conservationist. His images are featured in leading wildlife publications, he advises internationally on eco-tourism and is a proactive conservationist within the UK.

David’s interests in wildlife and photography began early in childhood – his earliest memory is of studying woodlice aged just two. At eight, he bought his first secondhand SLR camera and was delighted when he managed to get a full-frame shot of a blue tit at nest.

He only takes pictures of wild animals in their natural habitat.  Before photographing any new subject, he carries out extensive research and it is this, combined with his in-depth knowledge and endless patience that are the essential framework for his  breathtaking images.

In an interview with Sussex Life back in 2016, he talked about his love for Sussex which has everything – the Downs, the sea, woodlands. He talked about how he spent weekends in Sussex and honed his skills photographing flowers and butterflies, staying
in a campsite at the end of the road where he now lives with his garden fence literally on the South Downs National Park boundary. Becoming a volunteer photographer for the Sussex Wildlife Trust in 2002 was a turning point for him in becoming a wildlife photographer and he still works closely with the Trust – taking photographs in their reserves and running courses for them at their Wood Mills centre and also from Scrag Copse. All of which stands him in good stead for this presentation all about Wildlife
Photography in West Sussex.

www.davidplummerimages.co.uk

Winchester Photographic Society’s Spring Lecture

Award winning Magnum photographer, Stuart Franklin will present the Winchester Photographic Society’s 2018 Spring Lecture at the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8SB on Tuesday 27 March at 7.30. Tickets are available from the WPS website: https://www.winphotosoc.co.uk/index.php/what-s-on/winchester-photographic-society-special-events

In his presentation ‘The Documentary Impulse’ Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science.
Looking at photojournalism, war photography and work recording our culture, Franklin identifies some of its driving impulses: curiosity, outrage, reform and ritual; the search for evidence, for beauty, for therapy; and the immortalisation of memory.

Arun Valley Line Community Rail Partnership

Request for Images – Arun Valley Line Community Rail Partnership

The Club has been approached by the Economic Development Officer at Horsham District Council with a request for assistance, as follows:

“Rowena Tyler co-ordinates the Arun Valley Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) and has been tasked with re-designing and re-publishing the Arun Valley Line Guide. 10,000 copies of the Line Guide will be printed in the Spring and distributed to stations up and down the Arun Valley Line.  As a not for profit organisation, the CRP must get best value and as a contribution, Horsham District Council has offered to design the publication free of charge.

Rowena is seeking a beautiful photo for the new front cover and I wondered if Chichester Camera Club colleagues might want to donate one of their stunning photos.  Rowena would be able to credit the artist in the Line Guide.  The photo would need to highlight one of the stunning attractions/views accessible along the Arun Valley Line, which covers stations from Bosham, Bognor and Littlehampton up to Gatwick Airport, via Arundel.

The formal deadline for submissions is 22 January but bearing in mind the late timescale of this request, the deadline has been extended until 29 January 2018.”

The technical requirements are as follows:

A high-resolution JPG or TIF file that is 300dpi. File size should be no smaller than 1MB. Preference will be given to portrait format images on the cover, although the designers may be able to achieve a desirable crop with the right landscape image.

If you need more information, please contact Rowena Tyler direct. Her email is: rowena@sussexcrp.org

Wojtek Boden