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Selection of Prints and PDIs

I have been approached by a number of Members who were puzzled why I have been asking for first PDIs and now Prints.

Just to outline, the reason is that the Club has a Selection Committee that, as the name implies, selects work for various external competitions and this predominately is at the beginning of the season. We enter both PDIs and Prints in the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) inter-club league competitions.  That is, the competitions between clubs in the southern area which are divided into different groups according to their previous success in these competitions.  There are six print leagues and seven PDI leagues. Chichester is currently in League 1 for prints and League 2  for PDIs. Each club in the relevant league hosts one of the inter-club judging rounds during the season.  We will be hosting the Print League on 7th December  and the PDI League on 4th January.

We have to select eight prints which will then be away for most of the season, as these same prints are used for all the league matches where they are judged by a different judge in each round. The prints will be away from October until February.  We have the same requirements for PDIs. We then also compete in the SCPF Exhibition where we select 6 prints and 8 PDIs. For these competitions we use what the Selection Committee considers to be the best  work available from all of the membership. 

We also enter the Sussex Photographic Federation (SxPF) competitions both in prints and PDIs.  For these competitions we only use work from the Club Class and Intermediate sections only. That ensures that there are opportunities for those members to have work selected to represent the Club, and although we are competing against images from the Advanced classes in other clubs, we do very well.

Because of our success last year when we were joint League 1 winners, this year we have the honour of representing the SCPF at the Interclubs Print championship run by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)  in Blackburn. This is on Sunday 29th October, we shall return the 40 prints that we require for this event the following Thursday. Over the season we have other external competitions where again as the Selection Committee Chair I shall be asking for more PDIs and Prints. Hopefully this has helped you to understand the reason for our requirements.  Do ask Sheila Tester, our SCPF Representative, or Richard Smith, our SxPF Representative, if you would like any further information.

 

Peter Rocchiccioli, Chair of the Selection Committee

Tony Baberstock’s Olive Grove  was chosen by the Selection Committee last season as part of the Club’s submission to the SxPF Print Competition, and was a medal winner

Graham Gets Gold – again!

I’m thrilled to be able to report that Graham Sergeant, our Audio Visual (AV) guru has won gold yet again for Beeswing.  Following his success last year winning  the Royal Photographic Society’s (RPS) Gold Medal at the RPS International AV Festival and becoming the first Brit to win the prestigious gold medal, Trophee de Paris, the Grand Prix from the Federation Photographique de France (ie the equivalent of our PAGB), Graham has now scored gold by winning the 2017 RPS Audiovisual Championships.

Many of us know Beeswing, the evocative and touching story of Lisa, a young homeless woman in Brighton that Graham tells through his AV with such power and humanity.  For anyone who has yet to see the work, we might – if we ask him nicely – persuade him to include Beeswing  in the PDI showings at North Mundham in the New Year. Many congratulations Graham!

Graham Sergeant with John Bradshaw, Club President, at the Annual Exhibition Preview when Graham was awarded Life Membership of the Club

 

October Round of the Small Print Competition for Club Class Members Only.

The first of this year’s Small Print Competitions will take place on 12th October so I would like all entries by 5th October please, which is only one week away!  For anyone who doesn’t know me my name is Linda Bullimore and you can give me up to 3 prints on any subject.

All club class members are eligible to enter the competition except any winners of previous annual small print competitions. I would especially encourage new members with no camera club experience to enter as this is a “non-stress” competition with judging taking place privately and only the winners’ names being revealed. You may also ask me for any feedback which might improve your images.

Images should be 7″ by 5″ or 6″ by 4″ and do not need to be mounted. They should however have your name and a title on the reverse, preferably on a sticky label so as not to damage your print. Images can be printed at any Photo Lab eg Boots, or you can print your own. The only digital manipulation allowed is basic colour correction etc with minimal cropping – no cloning or effects please as we like to keep it really simple. Prints, straight from your camera are totally acceptable.

Looking forward to meeting lots of new entrants with different styles and experiences. Not forgetting the “older” club class members of course.

Linda Bullimore

 

 

 

 

Annual Exhibition – Visitors’ Favourite Prints

Visitors to the Annual Exhibition are asked to vote for their favourite print, a task that can prove difficult as the response to all the prints has been very positive.  The range of styles and topics was – as always – very diverse, and it’s good to note that every photographer won a vote and the outcome was close run.  The winner however was Sheila Tester for Church at Vic,  with joint second place going to John Field for Path up to the Windmill  and Peter Rocchiccioli’s Camel Herder.  Stephen Tattersall’s Dusk at West Wittering came in third.

The winning voting slip will be drawn at the first Club meeting of the new season, Thursday 7th September and the winner notified shortly after.

Roll of Honour: Annual Exhibition Presentations

At the opening of The Annual Exhibition the cups were presented by Walter Benzie HonFRPS, President of the RPS to the

 2016 – 2017 Seasons winners 

PDI’s

Lankester Trophy, Winner of the Club PDI league: Helenka Boden

Sutherland Cup, Winner of the Intermediate PDI league: Paul Williams

Hackett Cup, Winner of Advanced PDI league: John Howes EFIAP

Waddington Cup, PDI of the Year: Lynne Owen LRPS

PRINTS

Shubotham Cup, Winner of the Print Panel competition: Pietro Rocchiccioli BA (Hons) Photography

Ada Tyler Cup, Winner of Small Print Competition: George Sayer

Brierley Cup, Winner of Club Print league: Richard Ryder

Postma Cup, Winner of Advanced Print league: Lynne Owen LRPS

Simcox Trophy, Winner of Intermediate Print league: Ed Feldmanis

Exhibition Trophies

PDI’s

Charles Sayers Trophy, Best Club PDI in Exhibition: Helenka Boden

Birch Cup, Best Intermediate PDI in Exhibition: Susan Watts

Turner Cup, Best Advanced PDI in Exhibition: John Field ARPS

Whitaker Trophy, Best Portrait PDI in Exhibition: Jeff Owen LRPS

Bevis Cup, Best Record PDI in Exhibition: Margret Preece ARPS

Chichester Challenge Cup, Best Landscape PDI in Exhibition: David Harris

Darley Cup, Best Pictorial PDI in Exhibition: Glyn Edmunds EFIAP

PRINTS

Evershed Martin Cup,  Best Club Print in Exhibition: Guy Partington

Bastow Cup,  Best Intermediate Print in Exhibition: Linda Bullimore LRPS

Derek Smith Cup, Most Creative Club or Intermediate Print: Carmel Lynch

Wilson Dent Cup, Best Advanced Print in Exhibition: Ann McDonald DPAGB

Read Cup, Best Portrait in Exhibition: Lynne Owen LRPS

Charles Howard Record Trophy, Best Record Print in Exhibition: Jan Davis

Simcox Landscape Trophy,  Best landscape in Exhibition: David Abbott

Chichester Cup, Best Pictorial Print in Exhibition: Jean Brookes EFIAP

Edleston Trophy, Most original Advanced Print in Exhibition: Lynne Owen LRPS

PDI’S or PRINTS

Stewart Jones Cup, Best image within 10 miles radius of Chichester Cross: John Field

Tester Cup, Best natural History Image in Exhibition:Sheila Tester

Coath Memorial Cup, Photographer of the year: Ann McDonald EFIAP

Edmunds Cup,  Contribution to The Club over year: Graham Walls

SCPF PAGB Presentations by Pietro Rocchiccioli

CPAGB Credit Award: Lynne Owen

DPAGB Distinction Award: Ross Laney

Our new President John Bradshaw congratulating our new Life Member:Graham Sargeant.

EDINBURGH International Salon of Photography successes for pagb members

Once again the PAGB group has fared very well in this salon. Sheila Tester has received an RPS Gold Medal and two more members, Lorna Brown and Ann McDonald had images accepted. Congratulations to all!

Church at Vik © Sheila Tester which won a RPS Gold Medal at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

Wisteria © Lorna Brown which was accepted at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

Gannets Sky Pointing © Ann McDonald, accepted at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

Thursday 25th May – PDI of the Year

As the season draws to its close, we welcomed Jeff Lawrence to judge our PDI of the Year competition last night.  Jeff, who holds an LRPS and a CPAGB, was a first-time judge for us, but is a well known and very busy judge across the south.

He gave us an evening of very thorough judging, and we appreciated his careful analysis of our images, along with a thoughtful interpretation of them.  I certainly enjoyed his appreciation of the positive aspects of the pictures and he gave a clear and constructive critique on possible improvements.

We had asked Jeff to select the top three images, along with Highly Commended as he thought fit.  I’m pleased to report that Lynne Owen took first place with Refusal, John Larry came in second with Otter Eating and Sue Nash took third place with Reminiscing.

Jeff awarded Highly Commended to Dartmoor Cascade by George Sayer, Evacuees by John Howes, Lavender Boy by Liz Boden, No Reported Incidents by Keith Sawyer and  Oculus by Jean Brooks.

That concludes the Thursday meetings for this season – with the B&W Group meeting still to come on the 31st May and the RPS meeting on the 20th June.  We of course have the Annula Exhibition over the summer, with the Pre Exhibition Meeting on Thursday 27th July (7.30pm at Tangmere) and the Preview on 4th August at 7pm in the Assembly Room, Chichester. This is also the last of the weekly news posts and there will be no regular newsletters over the summer.  I look forward to seeing everyone at the exhibition events and when the new season starts on Thursday 7th September with Guy Edwardes and A Professional Approach to Outdoor Photography.

Enjoy the summer!

Lynne Owen’s Refusal

Jiohn Larry’s Otter Eating
Sue Nash’s Reminiscing

MORE FIAP DISTINCTIONS FOR CLUB MEMBERS

Dead Vlei © Glyn Edmunds

I’m delighted to announce that three club members have been awarded FIAP Distinctions  this week.

John Howes EFIAP

Margret Preece EFIAP

Glyn Edmund EFIAP/gold

These are highly prized and difficult to achieve distinctions and are a reflection of the very high quality images produced on a regular basis by John, Margret and Glyn. Congratulations to all for a wonderful achievement.

Waiting for the Train © John Howes

Meeting Point © Margret Preece