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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Eight clubs took part in the competition hosted by Littlehampton and District Camera Club.
The results were as follows:
1st Steyning CC 146
2nd Chichester CC 144
3rd Storrington CC 141
4th Littlehampton & District CC 139
5th Southwick CC 138
6th Mid-Sussex CC 137
7th Worthing CC 135
8th Henfield CC 130
The following photographers represented us:
Anne McDonald Gannets Sky Pointing 20
George Atkins Charlestown Harbour 17
Glyn Edmunds 9.11.Museum 16
Jean Brooks Sunrise over Bournemouth Pier 18
Lorna Brown The Patriarch 18
Ray Acland Sunrise Hillhead 18
John Howes Mahatma at Pushkar, India 17
Sheila Tester Coprinus Disseminartus 20
Once again members of the PAGB Group members have fared very well at the Smethwick International Salon this year. Two Gold Medals were awarded to group members with six members of the group gaining 20 acceptances between them. This is a terrific result in this prestigious salon.
Below is a selection of some of the images that were accepted
A Gold Medal was awarded to Sheila Tester for her image Mycena with Gossamer Thread ©
Caravaggio’s Artichokes © Lorna Brown, which was accepted at the salon
5 Men on Mont Blanc © George Atkins which was accepted at the salon
Odd Man Out © Mike Davison which was accepted at the salon
Judging Sheep © John Howes which was accepted at the salon
Those of you who were at the club earlier in the season will remember an excellent evening being entertained by Guy Edwards. If you missed that event or would just like to hear him speak again then he will be appearing at Hayling Island CC on 4th December. If you would like to attend then please book via Andrea Leggett – Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your place. Cost for visitors is £5 and refreshments will be provided within the cost.
Sussex Photographic Federation
PDI Championship 2017
This was held on Saturday 4th November and seventeen clubs entered. There were two categories Development (club and intermediate) and Open (for all categories, however we limit it to intermediate)
The PDI’s chosen were from the images that had done well in last year’s club competitions.
In the development category we finished second and in the open category we were ninth. This gave us an overall fifth place. Two images were awarded Selectors Medals and these will be announced shortly.
These were the images entered:
(* denotes the highest scoring images in each category.)
Andrew Vance * Red Dress
Helenka Boden Floating in the Tide
Helenka Boden * Misty Spinnaker Sunset
Richard Smith * Village Cricket
Sarah Nichol Squirrel family
Richard Webb Smiling Crocothemis Servilia
Brian Southward Pergola and Lily Pond
Edgar Feldmanis * The Crossing Point
Jan Davis * Apollo
Paul Williams * Amber
Philip Acland Trap
Roger Pagram Pool Reflections