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The Digital Group

The Digital Group will meet on Tuesday 23rd of january at 7.30 in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre.

For the first part of the evening Ross Laney will give a tutorial demonstrating the use of Topaz Impression. He will turn a straight image into an Old Master and thereby increase it’s value by many millions (possibly).

After the break Lorna will give a tutorial on the use of textures to enhance or mood change your image.


All welcome. Members £3.00, non-Members £4.00

Camera Equipment for Sale

Equipment for sale

contact  JANET BLIGH  07941 472486

 To my knowledge everything was bought brand new.  I can supply photos of all items.

Any servicing has been carried out by Canon Professional Services. 

Note: The equipment shown in the photo below is NOT the equipment for sale


  1. CANON EOS 5D Mark II. Body only.  Immaculate condition. Boxed.  Plus Meike screen magnifier & bag.      £595
    1. LENSES :
      • CANON Ultrasonic EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM  with lens hood EW-88 & lens case LP1319.    Plus Kenko Pro 1 82mm UV filter.   £225
      • CANON EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM.  With lens hood EW-83F & lens case LP1219.    Plus Tiffen 77mm UV filter.  £450

    NB. All of the above were bought new.

Any servicing has been carried out by Canon Professional Services


  1. CANON Remote switch RS-80N3.     £25
  2. CANON Extender EF 2x II with lens case LP811.      £150
  3. CANON Eyepiece extender EP-EX15.     £10
  4. CANON Focusing screen Eg-S      £10
  5. KENKO Automatic Extension set DG for 3 rings. For Canon EOS EF/EFS 36mm 20mm 12mm.     £50

TRIPOD, MONOPOD, LIGHTS, BAGS:       all in excellent condition

  1. MANFROTTO 4 section carbon fibre Tripod 055CXPRO4.   Plus Quick release.   £200.
  2. MANFROTTO 3 section Professional Monopod 681B   £50
  3. MANFROTTO Tripod carrying bag    90cm padded.  £50
  4. MANFROTTO 055XCCSB Short centre column black £15
  5. MANFROTTO 160SPK3 spiked foot set £15
  6. Continuous studio lighting (to sell as one item): £155
    1. INTERFIT Light stands Air cushion model INT 293  x 2
    2. INTERFIT Softbox flash diffuser  800mm x 2
    3. 55w 5000K continuous lighting x 2
  7. LOWEPRO Pro Runner 350 AW  backpack    unused   £100
  8. CRUMPLER camera bag, Gigolo 8500    Good condition, slightly faded   £25
  9. CRUMPLER camera bag, Jimmy bo 700   Good condition, slightly faded   £15
  10. THINK TANK digital holster 30 V2.0, expandable shoulder bag     unused  £40   (£65 new)
  11. HAMA lens pouch dia 12cm, length 22cm  unused   £10
  12. KATA MarvelX-30 DL 4/3 Camera pouch   unused   £15

Chichester Society March Newsletter Front Page

We’ve had a request from the editor of the Chichester Society quarterly newsletter; he is looking for a photo for the front page of the March ChiSoc Newsletter, illustrating Chichester and area with a spring theme (urban, rural or coastal).  If any of you have a suitable image that you’d like to offer could you please send it to the editor Anthony Quail at in the next few days?

Gavin Hoey at Hayling Island Camera Club

Gavin Hoey Hayling Island

GAVIN HOEY with his latest talk Lighten Up! On Monday 15th January, Gavin will be demonstrating some great ways to light your photos. All the photography and post processing is all done live and consists of a wide variety of photo subjects from candles to portrait photography.

Gavin’s lectures to camera clubs and photographic societies are extremely popular. We welcome non-members & visitors £5 on the door to include refreshments. There is a car park to the left of the Hall. Hayling Island Camera Club URC Hall Hollow Lane Mengham PO11 9EY To book a place please contact Andrea Leggett (Secretary):


New Year Greetings!

After a short break over Christmas, the Club is back in full action with a very busy period to start the New Year. Please do check out all the dates that follow.

Thursday 4th January –  we opened 2018 with our hosting of the second round of the  SCPF 2nd Division PDI League (that is the Federation’s eight competition rounds between clubs in the second division each hosted by one of the competitor clubs).  Ken Scott had been lined up as the judge, but with a demotion for Chichester and a promotion for Steyning (Ken’s home club) at the end of last season, both club’s are in the same league and so it was not appropriate for Ken to judge.  The good news was that we were very pleased to have Caroline Crawley back with us again after her recent visit to judge the SCPF Print Competition we hosted in December – and of course as our Annual Exhibition judge last summer.  Caroline’s a very popular judge and always a pleasure to have with us – and we’ll see her again at the end of February, this time presenting her work rather than in judging mode.

This was the first ‘official’ outing of the new projector and it was very satisfying to see such excellent projection.  There’s been a tremendous amount of backstage activity to resolve some of our technical problems, both on projection and sound and many thanks are due to all those concerned in getting these sorted out – not least to Ian Hutchinson from Southampton International Exhibition who kindly gave up a Sunday afternoon to assist us set up the new projector and make sure it is up to the mark.  Be warned though – while the quality of the projection is very, very good, the higher resolution will show up any flaws such as dust spots or weak cloning – as Caroline pointed out on a number of images on Thursday.  

Friday 5th January – the ladies of the Club met for lunch to mark ‘Little Christmas’, or ‘Nollaig na mBan’, a rather splendid Irish tradition that is kept on Twelfth Night when the women put their feet up and the men undertake all the household tasks.  With Twelfth Night falling on a Saturday this year, we met a day early, whihc coincided with Margret Preece’s birthday – a big birthday with a zero, and we were delighted to surprise Margret with a cake and her daughter caroline joining us for lunch.  Happy birthday Margret from us all!

Monday 8th January – the first PAGB meeing of the year slips to the second Monday this month due tot he Bank Holiday last week.  See the PAGB page to find out more about how this group supports members who wish to enter salons or go for PAGB distinctions.  7pm in the small hall – all welcome.

Tuesday 9th January –  the first Print Group of the year meets in the small hall at 7.30pm.  Bring along work in any stage of development to discuss or for advice – all welcome.

Thursday 11th January –  Dave Mason, street photographer extraordinaire presents Life. Not to be missed!  

Friday 12th January – Set up time for North Mundham, strong arms required at 3pm at Tangmere Village Centre to collect the exhibition boards and set up at North Mundham.  All exhibitors should set up their own panels from 5.30pm.

Saturday 13th January –  North Mundham opens at 10am – Sheila Tester is still looking to fill catering slots and calls for cakes please, while Carmel Lynch would like any unwonted Christmas gifts, spare bottles of wine or other items for the tombola.  Ann McDonald will be looking for volunteers to look after the reception desk.  And Margret Preece is taking bookings for the dinner in the evening.

Sunday 14th January – the second day for North Mundham with close at 4pm.  All exhibitors must clear their own panels please.

After which we can all take a bit of a rest!  All very good wishes for a happy, productive  and successful photographic 2018.

Margret Preece with her daughter Caroline and her birthday cake, caught on camera by Lynne Owen



A special event will be held on 11th April with a lecture by nationally renowned photographer Eamonn McCabe.  The event is being jointly sponsored by Bognor Camera Club and ourselves as part of an initiative to bring some of the UK’s top photographers to the area.  Eamonn worked for The Guardian and Observer before freelancing since 2001 and some of the achievements during his career include:

Sports Photographer of the Year for a record 4 times covering 3 Olympics;

In 1985 was named News Photographer of the Year for his work at the Heysel Stadium disaster

Won Picture Editor of the Year 6 times;

Appears regularly on radio and TV talking about photography and currently has several pieces of work at the National Portrait Gallery.

Photographers of this calibre are normally outside the budget of an individual Club but the joint sponsorship could make this viable providing we get strong support at the event from both Clubs.  If successful we will do more such events in the future.

The lecture entitled ‘A Life in Pictures’ will be held at the Mitre Lecture Theatre of Chichester University (Chichester Campus) which has a 198 seating capacity at 7:30pm on Wednesday 11th April.  Please put the date in your diary and make a special effort to attend.  Further details will be circulated nearer the time.

Soft Proofing in Lightroom and Photoshop

I have just received a post from Glyn Dewis on Screen Calibration and Soft proofing in Lightroom and Photoshop and thought members would find this useful.

Just thought I’d drop you a little note to wish you all the very best for 2018.

Not complaining but I’ve been stuck in doors since Christmas Eve with a virus (note I didn’t say man flu) so I put this PDF together and thought I’d send it over. It’s a written step by step version of the video I did a few weeks back going through Soft Proofing in Lightroom and Photoshop so you can get your prints looking like they do on your screen. There’s a bit more in this than the video because I’ve included some extra settings and put a Q&A bit at the end too.

Anyway you can download it by CLICKING HERE or the button below. Oh and apparently the Mac Browser Safari can block them sometimes so if you get that happening just give it a try using another or let me know and I’ll email it direct.

Right, have a good one and I’ll catch you later