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AGM – 24th May 2018

Please find below the links to the papers for the 2018 AGM.  Please download and read these in advance of the meeting as paper copies will not be available on the night.

Refreshments this year will be provided by ‘Cook’, (the ‘Remarkable food for your freezer’ people) which has been arranged for us by Carmel Lynch – our thanks Carmel!

Do please attend this important meeting – the only one in the Club’s year devoted to the Club’s business, and which last year was not quorate.  There are a considerable number of changes to both the Management Committee and to Post Holders, so please come along to show your support for those who give so much time to the Club and make all of our activities possible.

There is also an opportunity to ask questions, express views and contribute to an important discussion regarding promotions and classifications.

AGM Agenda 24th May 2018

 Draft Minutes of the AGM 2017

Treasurer’s AGM Report May 2018 – Final v2

Club Elections 2018 – 2019

Lorna Brown – Chair

Bluebell Photo Walk

We has a good turn out tonight for the Bluebell Photo walk, in addition to this keen bunch Richard Webb and Sue Watts also turned up.

People split into groups and went off to do their own thing, while generally staying together.  A few traditionalists brought their tripods, but there was also a lot of camera waving, or ICM as it is called.

Hopefully we can organise more photo walks during the summer break, Dell Quay, Chichester and West Wittering were mentioned as possible venues.

Jeff

MORE DISTINCTION SUCCESSES FOR PAGB GROUP MEMBERS

TWO MORE DISTINCTIONS FOR PAGB GROUP MEMBERS

I’m delighted to announce that there were two more distinctions for the club at the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Adjudication in Chorley recently. Two members of the PAGB group were successful in gaining their PAGB Awards.

JEFF OWEN was awarded a CPAGB

PETER ROCCHICCIOLI was awarded a DPAGB

These are very highly desired distinctions and very difficult to achieve indeed, requiring a very high standard of photography. Congratulations to these two talented photographers. Below are some sample images from their successful panels.

Above is Jeff’s panel for his CPAGB. He achieved high marks in the adjudication and gained his distinction with plenty to spare!

Waiting and Wondering © Jeff Owen. One of the images in his successful CPAGB panel

Taqua © Peter Rocchiccioli. One of the images in Peter’s successful DPAGB panel

London Salon Medal for Glyn Edmunds!

I’m delighted to announce that Glyn Edmunds has won a Salon Medal at this year’s London Salon of Photography. Over the years only four Chichester Camera Club members have achieved this rare distinction, Glyn now makes this number up to five! Congratulations!

1920’s Flapper © Glyn Edmunds

In addition to his medal Glyn has had two images accepted at the salon, the maximum number from any contributor. This is a terrific achievement in a salon where only a very small number of the submitted images are accepted for exhibition.

Glyn is one  of our regular advisors at the PAGB Group and we are all very proud of his achievement. 

 

LONDON SALON SUCCESS FOR PETER ROCCHICCIOLI

In addition to Glyn’s success congratulations are also due to PAGB Group member Peter Rocchiccioli who had an image accepted at The London Salon. This is Peter’s third time having an acceptance at The London Salon, so well done Peter!

On His Bike © Peter Rocchiccioli

Please follow the link below for more information about The London Salon. The nine medal winning images and all of the accepted images are on the website, including those images from Chichester Camera Club  members.

http://www.londonsalon.org/2018-salon/4594294326

Thursday 26th April

EDITED 4TH MAY TO ADD WINNING IMAGES:  It was a real pleasure to have Jim Pascoe with us last night for the 3rd and final Club Class and Intermediate print competitions, this time accompanied by Nicky, his wife.  Jim and Nicky were both here back in September, entertaining us  with Fay Bowles, all from Highcliff and Infinity camera club, and Jim with us as a judge last season judging the Advanced prints.

Jim and Nicky have a professional photography business in Hampshire, and specialise in ‘people pictures’. These include weddings, schools, dance and portraits – many taken in natural surroundings.  Jim, who holds Associateships with both the British Institute of Professional Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society, as well as a BA in Photography, says how important it is to  engage with your subject and make them feel relaxed, and that comes across in his judging too. He is a very warm and – as Phil Acland put it in his vote of thanks – respectful judge, very open about what he likes and how some of what he says will be his opinion, but none the less an acute technical judge, and very ready to score well those images he admits aren’t necessarily to his particular taste but are well executed.  We certainly gave Jim some very strong images to judge and it’s always good when a competition evening has the kind of easy atmosphere Jim creates.  With a few technical issues last night it was still an enjoyable evening and a relaxed one – of not for those biting their nails as the last marks came in and league positions for the year were finalised, although the technical hiccoughs mean these can’t be published with the speed they are normally! 

Don’t forget there is no Club meeting next Thursday, 3rd May, but that is the deadline for entries for the PDI of the Year competition. The following Thursday, 10th May, is also the deadline for the Annual Exhibition.  There are no Special Interest Groups next week either, but Print Group meets on the 8th May, an opportunity to bring along exhibition entries for discussion about how to best put them together in a panel and find out more about how the judging and selection for the Annual Exhibition works. 

The 10 point winners from the 3rd Intermediate and Club Class Print Competitions

Linda Bullimore’s Female Mallard Blenheim Palace

Sarah Nichol’s Home from Market 2Sarah Nichol’s Stone in the Sand

Andrew Vance’s Tate Modern

Andrew Vance’s National Monument Edinburgh

Ken Worrall’s Millennium Bridge

Ken Worrall’s Permission to enter politely declined

External Competitions and Grading Appeals

Many of us find the external competitions the Club enters mystifying, even now I write about them with a degree of trepidation.  Which bit of Regnum Crouch is the PDI competitions, which part of the SxPF competitions are open to those with any photographic distinctions and which are not?  It is of course the Selection Committee who have to understand the often Byzantine rules that operate, and the complexity of some of these are one of reasons why the Selection Committee needs a really good number of images to select from as they may need to find – say – eight different authors submitting no more than two images each, some of which may (or may not) have distinctions, plus six more authors who definitely don’t have any distinctions.  It can be really challenging – and don’t quote me on the example criteria!

For the past two years the Management and Selection Committees have been working together to attempt to make the the way the Selection Committee works clearer for all our Members, so you will now see lists of whose work and which images have been selected both on the pin board at the Club, on the website (once publication limitations are met) and via the newsletter.

You may also have seen we published the Selection Committee Guidance earlier this season (most key roles such as Chair, Treasurer and Committee Member guidance is now available, with some soon to follow) and you can find it here: –

 Selection Committee – Role Guidance

We have also now agreed a process for any appeals about promotions from one classification band to another, which you can find with other useful links on the Documents web page, or via this link: –

Documents

The work on making what can seem complex and confusing, both about how the Club itself operates and how we engage with other organisations will carry on, and you can expect further news as it progresses.

Lorna Brown – Chair

Lynne Owen’s The Face in the Window