Our webpage has posted Thursdays PDI results and our good results from the SXPF and the forthcoming events: SCPF competitions, Portrait Group shoots , PAGB meeting on Monday and Mike Read on the Falklands islands Thursday and check out The Workshop with Jeff Morgan on the 14th Nov and don’t miss
The Ice Track Expeditions talk on Wednesday at the Assembly Rooms and order your tickets from the RPS at http://www.rps.org/events/2015/november/04/ice-tracks-expeditions-talk,
We all enjoyed the evening of excellent PDI images from the beginners and Intermediate members showing a very high standard of work. The judge Alan Cooke was very good at putting his red spot on the key elements that would improve the images. The issues that repeated themselves in his sympathetic constructive comments that pursue us all photographers were cropping, background clutter and all the finesses that need to be perfect in portraits.
He complemented many of the photographers with being brave with portraits and finding interesting angles and new subjects and in particular gave extra points to those who got up early to get sunrise images.
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.
Planning is now under way for the 2016 North Mundham Exhibition, which will be on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January. This popular exhibition is for the Club’s advanced workers, who should let Iain McGowan know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) how many screens they would like to have. Application forms will be available at the Club on 29th October. Peter Rocchiccioli will be masterminding the PDIs, and there is already an upload site here.
Iain is also looking for two volunteers. Firstly someone to run the tombola, a vital job that brings in considerable funds for the Club, and also someone to undertake the collection and printing of the exhibitors’ biographies. There is always good support for the exhibition from all members, not just those exhibiting, and it provides an excellent social event as well as a highly regarded opportunity to see a really wide range of work, so do please contact Iain if you think you can help.
We had an excellent start to the competition rounds last night, with 75 images in the Advanced PDI competition. We were very grateful to Giles Barkley who stepped in as judge to replace Barry Senior. As Giles was not really well, this was particularity good of him and we appreciated his analysis and comments, and his clear enjoyment of our images.
The results will be on the website in the next day or two. You will have to log on to the ‘private’ areas of the website, so watch out for instructions on how to do that.
The Camera Club made a bid to West Sussex County Council on behalf of the Tangmere Village Centre Users’ Group for a grant towards a defibrillator, and we heard yesterday this was successful. The defibrillator will be available for all users of the hall, should the need arise. The £1,000 grant will be topped up by the Parish Council.
I’m covering for Jan while he’s away for a while and had the pleasure of introducing Tim Pile yesterday evening. Tim is a self-confessed amateur photographer, but one of the highest standards, and a highly awarded photographer with a world-wide reputation at that. He self deprecatingly also claimed to be the creator of the most corny talk tiles, and it has to said that his ‘Have I got nudes for you’, while clear in its intent, does some disservice to the beauty and quality of his images, many shot with just superb natural light in the natural and built environments. He’ll be back in area at Bognor Camera Club next April if you missed his polished and excellent presentation – or indeed would like to see it again.
Next week there’s a change to the programme as Barry Senior, who was to judge the first Advanced PDI of the Year Competition, was caught up in the accident on the A27 earlier this week. I’m pleased to say he was unhurt, but he and his wife were pretty shaken. We wish them both a speedy recovery, and will be pleased to welcome Giles Barkley as out judge who has kindly stepped in.
We are making the Christmas card for the Mayor of Chichester. Please send your images to me by email before Wednesday midday. I will then take images to Mayor to make their choice and Peter Rocchiccioli will contact the winner for a full size file. Good luck.
There is a PAGB meeting on Monday the 5th at 7pm.
Come along to the Portrait Shoot 50s & 60s “the age of dinosaur portraiture” with Reg Wilson Tuesday at 7:30 and Melissa as our model.
Don’t miss the Nudes that Tim Pile has for us, Thursday the 8th October. Also the En Print Competition first round.
Gavin Hoey is doing the rounds and you can catch him the 19th Oct at Southampton Camera Club, 27th Oct at Worthing Camera Club and the 12 th Nov at Southwick Camera Club. Check their websites for location and timing.
Thursdays meeting was a resounding success with Pete Whieldon’s incredible engagement and dedication that rewarded us with a series of outstanding wild life images coupled with his explanations how they were achieved. He brought along his array of equipment and his owls that were as silent and enraptured as all our members.
News: The selection committee need PDI images from all categories of members for external competitions SCPF, SXPF and Regnum Shield. Please upload before Tuesday 29th midday to http://www.photocompentries.net/?org=chichestercc
Tuesday at 7:30 Portrait Group Kick off meeting, bring usb with portraits from last years shoots. Details on events webpage: http://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/events/
More prints are needed for display at St Wilfrids Hospice please bring and put in box next week. En print competition deadline next week.
Next weeks meeting is with Peter Whieldon ARPS a passionate award winning wildlife photographer.
Last nights meeting and yesterday’s workshop with Simon Weir was a revelation in the variety and beauty of infrared images and an insight into the principles and practice of how they are produced. Visit his website http://www.simonweir.com/
Meeting this Thursday 17th September
We will have a Print Walk and everyone is encouraged to bring photographs to show. Everyone is invited to bring printed images, ANY SIZE or TYPE from HOLIDAY SNAPS to SERIOUS IMAGES (finished or in progress).
We will lay out one table to for each member to display their prints and give everyone time to circulate and look and discuss the images with their authors.
Depending of the number of participants and the room and limited tables we will probably need several rounds giving everyone time to see each others pictures.
Some of the most respected photographers of the club and the selection committee will be on hand to give comments.
Meeting Thursday 10th September
The meeting last Thursday was dedicated to Ken Scott ARPS who took us on a personal wandering in La Alpujarra, an eclectic region of Andalucia on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada in Spain showing an insight in his long affection and love of the place illustrated with a collection of images, video clips and music. He radiated his inspiration to the members with his sympathetic approach to putting together a beautiful program about this very special region in Spain. See Kens images on:
The need for a password for the website does not give access to any more and will be needed when competition results are posted and the gallery function is put into service.
We have been requested by our Patron, His Worship The Mayor to provide a winter image of Chichester for their Christmas Card. We will open a download slot for this next week..
We have been requested to deliver seasonal pictures for the St Wilfrids Hospice Calendar for 2017. Deadline will be in April next year.
The Malta Photographic Society here is interested in some form of exchange as part of the twinning of Valetta with Chichester. More information will follow.
Look forward to see you Thursday, don’t forget the digital Group first meeting on the 22nd and the Portrait Group kick off meeting the 29th September here http://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/event/portrait-group-kick-off-meeting/