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Small Print of the Year Competition

Round five of the Small Print Competition saw the addition of three more images to the contenders for the title of Small Print of the Year.

1st: Simon Little with his image “Little and Large”

2nd: Guy Partington with “My Engine”

3rd: Guy Partington with “Maori Greeting”

The final fifteen images will be judged on March 15th and the best three selected will be included in the Annual Exhibition.

Thank you to all the photographers who entered images this year.

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:

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.


Caravaggio’s Artichokes © Lorna Brown

The PAGB Group will meet this coming Monday, 5th March. The meeting will take place at the usual venue, the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre.

We will meet at 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up.

The cost is £3 for club members and £4 for non members.

Please bring along your prints and PDIs for evaluation by the group.


We are. now coming to the end of our Salon Competition, just one salon left. Below please find the details of the final salon.

Cheltenham International Salon of Photography

 5 SECTIONS   This is a Digital Only Salon

Monochrome,  Colour,  Nature,   Creative,   Travel

Image Size 1900 (horizontal)  x 1200 (vertical)) pixels

sRGB Colour space.

 Cost One section £9

Two sections £12

Three section £15

Four sections £18

Five sections £21

Closes  Monday 2nd April

Results  24th April

Urgent: Tonight’s Meeting is Cancelled

Reluctantly, the committee have decided that with severe bad weather warnings in the forecast the meeting tonight, which was the 2nd Club and Intermediate PDI competitions, will be cancelled.

I have spoken to the judge, Andrew Mills, and he has agreed to judge the entries at a future date.

If you get this post, please inform other club members that may not be able to pick up the news items.

Digital Group

On Tuesday 27th February the Digital Group were treated to a superb tutorial by Phil Shaw on post processing and printing an image. The extraordinary detail used by Phil in his preparation for printing  and which he demonstrated last evening goes some way in explaining the quality of his images.

It is hoped we may be able to repeat this tutorial in the autumn when traveling conditions should be more favourable.

Thursday 21st February

We were treated to an real fizz of enthusiasm and energy on Thursday evening when Sue Sibley took us on her Journey so Far. And what a journey it has been – Sue only took up a camera a few years ago, joining Southampton Camera Club some six years ago, and where she was President for two years. She was refreshingly open in showing some of her earlier photographs and relating how she learnt her trade, and for her, how realising you can ‘create’ a picture not just ‘take’ one was very much to her taste. Images with emotion and narrative are what Sue enjoys most, and the narrative she told about the ways she acquired her very high skill levels was fascinating and informative.  Sue was generous in sharing ideas, locations and techniques and particularity encouraging about revisiting older images as our technical skills improve and our thinking expands.

In such a short time Sue has achieved her LRPS and ARPS, as well as her DPAGB, EPIAP and BPE2* and on top of those personal achievements and her role with Southampton Camera Club, Chairs Southampton International Exhibition and most recently has joined New Forest Camera Club as well!  We’ve mostly seen Sue recently in her judging role and she is a very popular judge bringing all her enthusiasm and enjoyment to the task, so it was a real pleasure to have her with us telling us about her own photography and sharing her stories and thoughts.

We concluded the evening with presentations to two of our own highly capable photographers as Peter Rocchiccioli in his role as President of the SCPF made awards to Ann McDonald and Sheila Tester – do see the separate post for the details.

Ann McDonald’s Portrait of a Lady won best portrait individual award at the PAGB GB cup for the open projected images

Awards for Ann and Sheila

We were delighted to see Ann McDonald and Sheila Tester both receive awards at the Club meeting on Thursday 21st February – and to have Peter Rocchiccioli present them in his role as President of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation. A very ‘well done’ to both!

Sheila Tester, receiving the SCPF Roll of Honour, by the Federation president Peter Rocchiccioli. A distinction which she very well deserved for the work she has put into Chichester Camera Club over ten years, and before that was a member of Marwell Photographic Group. She has served on Chichester’s  Management Committee many times, currently as Southern Counties Federation Representative,  and is also an active member of the Selection Committee. Sheila is also of course absolutely vital is the success of our Annual and North Mundham Exhibitions where she is our catering supremo. A very well deserved award to Sheila for all her contributions to club photography.

Ann McDonald won the best portrait individual award at the PAGB GB cup for the open projected images for her Portrait of a Lady, and is shown here receiving the award from by the SCPF President Peter Rocchiccioli. This is a great achievement by Ann as there were only eleven awards given nationally and this was also the only one within the SCPF. Many congratulations to Ann for this splendid recognition.

Digital Group Meeting on Tuesday 27th February

The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 27th February at 7.30.  The whole evening will be given over to a tutorial on printing. Each year we are asked to feature this subject and it is a couple of years since our last evening on printing. The tutorial will be lead by Phil Shaw and he is bringing his printer so that the results of his guidance will be there for all to see..

Those who know Phil’s work also know the meticulous detail he goes into at every stage of the production of his images. It will be an evening not to be missed. Members £3.00, Visitors £4.00.

Multimedia Group

The next meeting of the Multimedia Group is on Wednesday 28th February at 7:30pm in the small hall in Tangmere.

In this meeting we will start off with an overview session on putting a simple photoharmony AV together. This will cover the basics of:

  • transitions
  • title
  • synchronising to music
  • simple animations (Ken Burns effect)

Hopefully people will bring their work (or work in progress) and we shall look at this either side of the interval.

In the second half we will discuss how sound can add to AVs. Graham will show how to do some simple sound recording using a digital sound recorder and microphone. Then we will try to use the recorded sounds to enhance the simple photoharmony AV.