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Cups, Cups, Cups

We had a useful number of Cups returned last night but I ask that the remainder are returned by Thursday 26th April.

We do not have a meeting on 3rd May so the next opportunity would be 10th May which is getting very close to the deadline.

Nicely polished please.

Digital Group, Tuesday 24th April

Lightroom, Lightroom, Lightroom.

Calling ALL Lightroom users.

As you will know there has been a considerable upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC and on Tuesday 24th April, Phil Shaw, ace photographer and educator will be going through all the changes and what it means to the way you work. The tutorial will go at whatever pace you want and all your questions will be answered.

Even if you don’t use Classic CC you should come along so that you can appreciate what you are missing. So everyone is welcome. It will be a great evening. Tangmere Village Centre, Small Hall at 7.30. Members £3.00, Visitors £4.00.

 

Multimedia Group Meeting April 25th

This month’s meeting will be looking at Sound.

Ken Worrel and Graham Sergeant will do a basic introduction to Sound. Covering aspects such as microphone types and basic recording.

Graham will also start what will hopefully become a regular spot of doing a critique/analysis of one A/V per meeting starting with a short one (of just less than 3 minutes).

Graham says, “It was recently produced by an absolute beginner (with advice and guidance from a couple of experienced A/V-ers who I know. It is an excellent first attempt and I’m sure will help/inspire some of our beginners. As time goes by our own members could bring their work along for some constructive criticism. ”

We also will take time to see members work.

Spring Exhibition

Spring Exhibition April 28thand 29th

It’s just 1 week now until the Spring Exhibition with several things to be done, so here is a reminder.

  1. John Howes will be looking after the set upon Saturday and will need some strong arms to assist him – volunteers to John please!
  2. Carmel Lynch will be masterminding the refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes) and will be delighted to have homemade cakes(or a donation)and volunteers to help.
  3. There will be space for any cardsyou might like to put up for sale, with a 10% commission to the Club on any sales made.
  4. Thank you to everyone who has already stepped up to help! Rotas are attached Please sign up to help over the weekend.

Timetable

Saturday – 7.30am       John Howes needs team to collect posts and stands            from Ann

8.00am       Set up stands in Hall

8.30 – 9.30 Exhibitors mount their images

10.00am      Exhibition opens

4.30pm       Raffle Draw

5.00pm       Exhibition closes

6.45 for 7 p.m. Supper at the Walnut Tree

Sunday –     10am                   Exhibition opens

3.30pm       Raffle Draw

4.00pm       Exhibition closes

Exhibitors clear up! John will return posts and stands to Ann with help

The Club will provide the Velcro fixings to attach your images to the boards.

There will be a board to show which board has been allocated to you

For newcomers I’m sure there will be plenty of members around to help you mounting your images if needed.  Just ask!

 

Photographer required

We have an enquiry from David Powell who asks if any of our experienced members might be interested in a small project to take pictures at a birthday celebration in Birdham on the harbour, for about 3-4 hours in the late afternoon of the 7th July, for which he would pay a fee.

If anyone is interested please let me know and I will pass on David’s contact details so you can call him directly.

Lorna Brown

Clearance items on offer

Make an offer before The 1st May to Mike Hancock to secure one or both of these items which are surplus to the club’s requirements. 

One set of floodlights, ideal for lighting in a garage in winter while you are rebuilding your vintage car.

Also available is one of the most solid tripods ever  made, ideal for holding your compact camera still for a long exposure in the strongest of gales.

Club Cups and Trophies

 

 

It is that time of year again when we collect all the trophies won last August back into the club in preparation for yet another round of judging of fresh images. The cups should be highly polished, as you yourself would expect to receive one at the Annual Exhibition Preview Evening in August.

Please return the cups to me over the next couple of Thursday evenings.

Dave Abbott

Eamonn McCabe Special Lecture

Over 100 people from Chichester and Bognor Camera Clubs and a number of visitors from other Clubs in the region were treated to a superb presentation by Eamonn McCabe on the theme ‘My Life in Pictures’.  Reflecting on a professional career that spanned five decades, his story took us from his first photographic experiences of trying to capture the essence of a concert by The Who to becoming one of the leading press photographers of his generation. Working mainly for the Observer and Guardian newspapers he covered three Olympic Games and won the coveted “Sports Photographer of the Year” award a record four times. His harrowing pictures of the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985 marked a watershed of personal development from sports photographer to photo journalism and subsequently he became the Guardian’s picture editor and won the “Picture Editor of the Year” title a record six times.

Jude Law

 

In the latter part of his career, working freelance, he specialised in portrait work, taking photos of the rich and famous from Bill Gates, David Bailey, to John Hurt and Jude Law, even a session with Tony Blair who refused to look up from writing a speech.  Virtually every portrait image shown incorporated a humorous story from his attempts to get round ‘the minders’ to dealing with the awkward and getting his subjects to ‘give him something’ of themselves.  Whatever the challenge his photos were stunning, different and totally memorable.  The whole lecture was delivered in an open, friendly and humorous manner and gave us a real insight in what it is like to work at the very top of the photographic profession.

A thoroughly captivating evening fully appreciated by everyone present.

Spring Exhibition

Spring Exhibition April 28th and 29th!

It’s just 2 weeks now until the Spring Exhibition with several things to be done, so here is a reminder.

  1. An exhibition dinner will be held at the Walnut Tree, Vinnetrow Road, Chichester, PO20 1QB on the Saturday evening at 7 p.m.and is open to everyone, not only exhibitors. It’s £17 per head for two courses and coffee.  You will need to place your order.  Booking forms should be returned to Sarah Nichol.  Please make cheques payable Sarah Nichol
  2. John Howes will be looking after the set up on Saturday and will need some strong arms to assist him – volunteers to John please!
  3. Carmel Lynch will be masterminding the refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes) and will be delighted to have homemade cakes and volunteers to help.
  4. There will be space for any cards you might like to put up for sale, with a 10% commission to the Club on any sales made.
  5. Thank you to everyone who has already stepped up to help! Rotas are attached. Please sign up to help over the weekend.

Timetable

Saturday – 7.30am       John Howes needs team to collect posts and  stands from Ann

8.00am       Set up stands in Hall

8.30 – 9.30 Exhibitors mount their images

10.00am      Exhibition opens

4.30pm       Raffle Draw

5.00pm       Exhibition closes

6.45 for  7pm  Supper at the Walnut Tree

Sunday –     10am                   Exhibition opens

3.30pm       Raffle Draw

4.00pm       Exhibition closes

Exhibitors clear up! John will return posts and stands to Ann with help

The Club will provide the Velcro fixings to attach your images to the boards.