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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

Regnum Crouch Print Competition

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

SUCCESS FOR MEMBERS AT THE SMETHWICK INTERNATONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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

 

Guy Edwardes at Hayling island CC

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:  secretary@haylingislandcameraclub.co.uk to ensure your place. Cost for visitors is £5 and refreshments will be provided within the cost.

 

Sussex Federation PDI Competition

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.)

 

Development

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

Open

Brian Southward                      Pergola and Lily Pond

Edgar Feldmanis      *               The Crossing Point

Jan Davis  *                                    Apollo

Paul Williams *                            Amber

Philip Acland                                    Trap

Roger Pagram                         Pool Reflections

 

Final Placings
Points Club Placing
593 Steyning 1
583 Mid-Sussex 2
582 Bognor Regis 3
577 Storrington 4
573 Chichester 5
572 Eastbourne 6
568 Worthing 7
565 Uckfield 8
560 East Grinstead 9
548 Littlehampton 10=
548 Seven Sisters 10=
544 Crawley 12
541 Southwick 13
536 Henfield 14
532 Middleton 15
530 Lewes 16
513 Rottingdean 17