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Annual Exhibition Important Updates

It’s just two weeks now until our Annual Exhibition opens, with the Pre Exhibition Meeting for Members on Thursday 2nd August (Tangmere Village Centre as usual at 7.30pm) and our Preview Evening on Friday 10th August for all Members, family, friends and our guests, and your help is needed urgently on a number of things.  Please see the reminders and requests that follow.

The Exhibition Week – Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (not Sunday): Most importantly, we need many, many more stewards over the week of the exhibition, as you can see from the rota here: –

Stewards Rota 2018 update

Please let Phil Shaw at  p.j.shaw@btinternet.com know which slots you can take on.  Phil will also be looking to sign Members up at the Pre Exhibition meeting on Thursday 2nd August, so please bring your diaries so that we can fill the rota up completely.

Exhibition Set Up: Friday 10th August is set up day – John Howes will need volunteers the evening before and on the morning to get all the equipment down to the Assembly Room.  Full details form John at the Pre Exhibition meeting.  All Members who have work in the exhibition and can be there, should come along to help put up their own prints that morning from 9am.

Card Sales:  Members who make greetings cards are very welcome to bring these along for sales during the week of the exhibition.  You can leave them on the Friday or drop them in on Saturday.

Preview Evening: Sheila Tester is once again masterminding the excellent buffet we lay on.  Please provide finger food, such as cakes and savouries that can be cut into slices, or bite sized items, and ready plated will be very helpful.  Bring these along before 7pm to the Assembly Room.  The event itself is 7pm for 7.30pm and I’m pleased to say that Walter Benzie, past President of the RPS will be with us again this year, and the Mayor of Chichester, who is our Patron, Cllr Martin Bell is our guest of honour.

Take down – 5pm Saturday 18th August: At the close of the exhibition please come along to collect your prints (you will find some will be retained by the Selection Committee for next season’s external competitions) or arrange for someone else to collect your prints for you.  We will also need help in dismantling the exhibition, clearing up the hall and getting all the equipment back to storage.

Finally – a a massive thank you everyone who has been involved in the  extensive behind the scenes activity that is required to make our annual exhibition so successful each year and to those of you who have already signed up to help further!

 

 

Photo Walks Brighton Blood Moon and Chichester Allotments

Blood Moon

Phil Shaw wants to head East this Friday, 27th July. With the moon rising and sun setting around 20:45 it should be a good evening to catch the Blood Moon if the weather holds up. Phil may wish to head over to Seaford Head/Cuckmere Haven to get a better view with less crowds of people. However, since Brighton can be a fun place to be with your camera I am suggesting people meet at Brighton from 18:30 onwards. This will give time to get a few shots around Brighton, then depending on the conditions it may be better to move on.

If you wish to come please contact me (mrjeffowen@gmail.com) or Phil Shaw (p.j.shaw@btinternet.com). Phil may be able to offer lifts to a couple of people.

Brighton Pride Parade

On the subject of Brighton, Lynne and I plan to go to the Brighton Pride Parade on Saturday August 4th (https://www.brighton-pride.org/pride-parade/), so if you are interested in joining us please contact me.

Chichester Allotments

Rob Campling (camplingrob@hotmail.com) is leading a walk around Chichester Allotments on Thursday 9th August at 6pm. Rob needs to know who will be attending and would like to give copies of photos taken on the evening to the City Council.

At the moment there is nothing planned for 2nd August as that is the pre-Exhibition meeting at the club.

 

Summer walks 2 this week, more planned

Lordington Lavender Wednesday 11th July

Carmel Lynch is going to Lordington Lavender on Wednesday 11th June. If people wish to join her then meet in car park at 9.45 as the gates open at 10am. Early morning session is the least busy time of the day with the least number of people roaming around.

(Image Lorna Brown)

Entry cost £6.00 payable at the gate.

Address;
Lordington Farm,
Lordington,
Chichester,
PO189DX
lordingtonlavender.co.uk

East Head Thursday 12th July

David Abbott is leading a photo walk at East Head at 18:30 on Thursday 12th July. Dave suggests people park between the two village halls on the main road and start the walk through the church graveyard.

(Image David Abbott)

Chichester Allotments 9th August 6pm

(Image Rob Campling)

Looking further ahead Rob Campling is organising a trip to Chichester allotments. Rob has provided the following information:

Place: St Paul’s/Little Breach Allotments. No post code, but PO19 5UA gets you to the turning off St Paul’s Road that leads to Little Breach. The allotment gate is on the left right after the side road (Woodlands Lane) which leads to two schools. It has City Council notices plastered all over the gate.

Parking: On street parking – usually fairly easy at this time.

Meeting: I’ll be waiting at the gate.

Length of stay: An hour or two.

Wrap Up:  At the Rainbow Inn from 7.30. A  CAMRA pub but no food after c. 7pm

What to see:  It’s a large site with upwards of 60 allotments. Everything from the scrupulously tidy to the abandoned, plus hedgerows, trees and a tame fox. Sheds and greenhouses. A couple of chicken runs as well!  I’ll make sure the visit is publicised by the City Council so everyone will know the the Club are visting.

 

Annual Exhibition News

It’s under six weeks now to the opening of the Annual Exhibition, so a few reminders about key dates.

Thursday 2nd August is the Club Members’ Pre Exhibition meeting, at 7.30pm at Tangmere as usual.  The Exhibition Catalogue will be available then (still only £1!), plus posters and flyers for general distribution.  

Stewarding,  volunteers for stewarding are still needed for various dates throughout the week – watch out for a post from Phil Shaw, the Exhibition Secretary, with slots still needing to be filled.

Friday 10th August is set up day, all Members should attend to set up their own exhibit.  There will be plenty of help on hand for those who haven’t done this before – from about 9am please and all done by midday.

That is also the Preview Evening to which all Members, family, friends and invited guests are very welcome. That’s a 7pm for 7.30 start.  After the awards there will be our traditional buffet (Sheila Tester will be looking for helpers) and a chance to see the exhibition before it opens to the public the following day.  This is a really enjoyable evening, so even if you didn’t submit anything for exhibiting this year, do come along

Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (closed Sunday) the Exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day, with coffee, tea and cake available.  The are over 200 images in print form and some 150 projected images on show.  members who wish to have their own greetings cards on sale can do so – with a 15% commission to the Club.  Please bring these along on the Friday.

Saturday 18th August is take down day at 5pm.  Again ALL Members should be on hand to take away their prints – although do please note that the Selection Committee will set some aside for consideration for external competitions next season.

AND ALSO!  Don’t forget the exhibition that follows this is at the Novium Museum where images inspired by the Chichester district will be featured.  Images from around the district – new and old – will be required, so watch out for information on submitting those.

Lorna Brown, Chair

ARPS successes

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that both Lynne Owen and Tony Baverstock have  achieved their Associateships with the Royal Photographic Society, a real accomplishment.

They will both admit that one of the hardest parts of gaining and ARPS is that the panel – of 15 images –  has to have a theme.  That the highest standards of photography are required is a given, but finding and delivering a themed panel is a real challenge.

Tony had considered all sorts of projects, and then one day was just crushing a drinks bottle for the recycling when he saw how beautifully the light played  on the plastic.  From that, he created a superb panel of black and white abstract images, as you can see from the examples below.

Lynne too had tried out a few ideas – and you might have seen something of her eventual successful panel at North Mundham earlier this year.  A truly creative idea around windows that really open to reveal the interior – and again you can see a couple of these below.

It’s congratulations to both Lynne and Tony, both awarded ARPS in the Fine Art category. One with a deceptively simple idea, that required first rate mono photography and printing skills; the other with a more complicated concept that also took some construction skills! 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Renewing your membership for September 2018

The time of year has come when I need you to renew your membership of Chichester Camera Club by paying your annual subscription.

This year the subscription will be £61, an increase of £1 as agreed. If you have set up a Standing Order for payment then please remember to make this change.

I have sent an email to all club members with details of how to pay but if you have any problems with this please feel free to contact me. The email also gives details of the new “Consent To Use Your Images” process; this is for information only.

As this is my first year as Membership Secretary I would really appreciate your cooperation in making your payments in good time, preferably before the Annual Exhibition, so that we have an idea of numbers for next year, and in any case by September 14th when your membership will lapse.

Please let me know if, for any reason, you will not be renewing your membership this year so that I am able to offer your place to other people on the waiting list. We often get people interested in joining at the Annual Exhibition so I would be grateful if you could let me know your intention before then.

Meanwhile enjoy this lovely summer.

 

A webinar from Glyn Dewis

Notice of a webinar from Glyn Dewis which could well be of interest

Hey David

This literally is just a quickie to let you know (if you’re interested) that I’ve been asked by BenQ to run a Photoshop webinar on Tuesday of next week.

It’s online and LIVE on the 26th June at 6pm UK time and I’ll be going through some of the new content that I showed recently at Photoshop World in Florida in a class I did called Photoshop Power Hour. One of the things I’ll be showing is a technique I came up with for making your pictures take on the same colouring as any film, TV show or even other picture that you like; I only came up with it a couple of days before going to Photoshop World and it works a treat!

Oh and you’ll need to register to get the link for the webinar and you can do that here [LINK]

Right, I’ll leave you to it,
Catch you later,
Glyn

ps> Not sure if the webinar will be available to watch afterwards…sorry

pps> Friday’s ‘HE SHOOTS, HE DRAWS‘ podcast episode this week is with our ‘other’ Brother from another Mother, Aaron Blaise (used to work at Disney and animated on Lion King, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast etc..)

Photowalk Witterings 14th June

A small but enthusiastic band showed up for a delightful evening at the Witterings. Here is a group shot (although Sarah had wandered off)

Images from John, Steve and myself below

 

We hope to get some more walks organised, if you have the idea of a location please let me know.