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Portrait Group Activities:Autumn 2017

The group  meets ad hoc when opportunities arise for people photography.

There will be a meeting at Tangmere on Wednesday 25th October where we will review last seasons work.

Dates and times will be announced.  

 

Do not hesitate to contact Jan or Andy if you have any ideas for a photoshoot.

 

 

 

  • In particular regular photo shoots at Chichester College Hair and Beauty and Barbers dept.  from November to April, daytime
  • Events in the city such as Remembrance Day Sunday 12th November,  
  • St Pancras Wheelbarrow walk Saturday 16th December  
  • Also there are opportunities to contribute to St Wilfrids Hospices’ , Moonlight Walk and other activities .   
  • Lavant Players, December, January

Jan Davis, Andy Dulson

New PAGB Competition: Masters of Print

There is a new competition organised by The PAGB to encourage photographers to enter print competitions.

Timetable & Rules:
1. The Rules

The Rules of the Event are shown separately here:  Flyer Aug 17

2. Organiser

The Chairman of the Organising Committee is Rod Wheelans MPAGB MFIAP    Hon PAGB.     Email: rod@creative-camera.co.uk

 3. Entries

The closing date for on-line entries is Saturday 21st October.

After on-line entry:    Prints may be posted to

Rod Wheelans, 43 Lovers Walk, DUMFRIES, DG1 1LR   to arrive by 25th October at the latest.

 Prints may be handed in at    The Inter-Club Print Championship (Blackburn) on 29th October.

Prints must be received by the Organiser before the judging date.

4. Judging

Judging of the Competition and selection of the Exhibition will be on Monday 30th  and/or Tuesday 31st October.

5. Exhibition

The Exhibition will be in London between Monday 4th (pm) – Friday 15th (am)   December 2017. Other Exhibition venues and dates are under discussion.

All venue details and further information will be announced.

 

PAGB Dates for 2017-2018

PAGB Dates for 2017-2018

We will have nine meetings this season, as listed below.

Monday 4th September

Monday 2nd October

Monday 6th November

Monday   11th December

Monday   8th January (!st Monday is a Bank Holiday)

Monday   5th February

Monday 5th March

Monday 9th April (1st Monday is a Bank Holiday)

Monday   14th May (1st Monday is a Bank Holiday)

There will be no meetings June, July or August.

All meetings take place in the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre.

The meetings start promptly at 7.00pm but we ask that group members arrive at 6.45 to help set up the hall. Because we assess both prints and PDIs there is much setting up to do.

Cost this year remains at £3 for members of Chichester CC and £4 for non members.

 

 

pagb group meeting Monday 4th September

The PAGB Group will start the Chichester Camera Club season with a meeting on Monday 4th September. This takes 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 remains the same for the coming season £3 for club members and £4 for non members.

Please bring along your prints and PDIs for evaluation by the group. We look forward to seeing you.

A New Video from Glyn Dewis

Glyn has produced a new video on retouching a male portrait.

Hi David

Before I forget I just wanted to send you this file over that I promised a few days ago during a recent YouTube LIVE Broadcast.

If you click on the blue button below it should download no problem. I know some people have had problems downloading things like PDF’s but it looks like that’s some kind of security issue with the Safari Browser but I think (I hope) I’ve sorted that now.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE RAW FILE
Oh and just so you know, if you were going to watch the video for this retouching over on YouTube (here’s a LINK) , I’ve added some stuff in the description where you can just click on a time stamp and it will take you straight to the point in the video you want…
Right, have a great weekend and I’ll catch you next time when I’m another year older; Birthday Boy this Saturday so a weekend of quality time with Anne in our favourite place awaits 🙂

Cheers
Glyn

Annual Exhibition 2017 – Close Down

The Annual Exhibition will end at 5.00pm on Saturday 12 August 2017. This is a reminder to all exhibitors to come along to the Assembly Room before 5.00pm on Saturday to be ready to take down your prints.  If you are unable to attend on Saturday, please would you ensure that someone else can do this for you.

If one or more of your prints has a coloured ‘Post-It’ sticker on it, please would you leave the print(s) on the exhibition panel as these will be taken and assessed by the Selection Committee for external competitions during the forthcoming season.

The dismantling of the Annual Exhibition requires as many volunteers as possible to  assist, so that we can clear the Assembly Room as quickly as possible and leave the venue in a tidy state. Once you have taken down your prints, please would you stay behind to help with dismantling and loading exhibition equipment onto the van. This task usually takes  around 40 minutes, but the more help we have the quicker we can clear the venue.

Finally, once everything is loaded onto the van, I will need at least 8 or 9 volunteers to help unload and store the exhibition equipment at Tangmere Village Centre.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Wojtek Boden

Annual Exhibition Secretary

 

Annual Exhibition – a flying start!

The Annual Exhibition is off to a splendid start with our traditional Preview Evening and very good attendance on the first few days.

Our Preview Evening on Friday was very enjoyable, with our families and friends, friends from some 40 of our sister Clubs across the region, some of our speakers and judges and our guest of honour, Walter Benzie, the President of the Royal Photographic Society, who made our presentations.  

The success of the exhibition and the Preview Evening is due to the hard work of our army of volunteers, especially on Friday evening that of  Sheila Tester and her team for the buffet!  Thanks are due to Dave Abbott for ensuring all those 29 trophies are correctly engraved and distributed, to John Howes and the strong arm team for getting all the hardware for the stands up, moved for the Preview and replaced for the exhibition, to Carmel Lynch and all the contributors for the raffle and to Jeff Owen for the PDI presentation.  Jeff also looks after the database that supports the judging and selection process, for which we must also thank our judge this year, Alison Cawley, and the Selection Committee, chaired by Peter Rocchiccioli .  Peter once again has secured a superb range of sponsors, including that for our excellent print material from Aperture (and the special photobook discount you can find in the catalogue).  It was good to have Fotospeed with us on Friday and the London Camera Exchange on Saturday – and a special mention too for Mifsuds who also donated equipment for the raffle and for sale.

Thanks are also due to Cath Water for her work on publicity and of course to all the stewards over the week, and of course to all our exhibitors without whom the exhibition simply couldn’t happen!  Finally, many thanks to Wojtek Boden, this year’s Exhibition Secretary who brought all these disparate elements together and to our Vice Chair, Mike Hancock, who has been quietly working away supporting all our efforts.

The main feature on Friday was naturally the presentations, and it was good to see new members doing well, with Helenka Boden, George Sayer and Richard Ryder all achieving awards in their first year of membership.  Carmel Lynch was thrilled to receive her first cup, and Glyn Edmunds, despite all those letters after his name, was very pleased to receive his first cup for a digital image! Special mention however has to go to Lynne Owen who had a splendid evening, winning not only four cups but also receiving her CPAGB from the President of the SCPF, our own Peter Rocchiccioli who also presented Ross Laney with his DPAGB.  A fitting award was the Edmunds Cup to Graham Walls for services to the Club – very well deserved and a very popular award – as was the award of Photographer of the Year to Ann McDonald.  You can see the roll of honour and the photographs from the awards on the separate post, along with the award to Graham Sergeant of Life membership – another popular and well deserved award.

It was an excellent evening, so thank you  once again to everyone who made it so successful!

John Bradshaw, CCC President congratulates Graham Sergeant on the Life Membership announcement

‘The Owl’ retires

The Portman Trophy, AKA ‘The Owl’ has been retired from duty as the annual Best Natural History Award and is now looking for a permanent home.  Potential carers from the Club Membership are invited to make financial bids for his custody, which will be awarded to the highest bidder.  Expressions of interest and your best bid to Lorna Brown by the close of  the first meeting in the new season, Thursday 7th September.

The Owl has been replaced by the Tester Cup, kindly donated by Maurice Tester. It was won for the first time (but will it be the last!?) suitably enough by Sheila Tester – well done Sheila!