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North Mundham Catering

Now that we have finally eaten are last festive meal after Christmas and the New Year, it is time to turn our minds to the next ‘foodie’ event. For the benefit of new members I would just like to explain that at the North Mundham Advanced Members exhibition we offer teas, coffees, cakes and lunches for sale. This means that we need help in the kitchen on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January from members of the club, including Intermediate and Club Class. This is a useful way to raise funds and the jobs vary from washing up to serving etc.

The rosters as they stand at Jan 2nd are attached below and as you will see there are still some gaps to fill on Saturday, and Sunday is very sparse. If you can help with any of the available slots then please let Sheila Tester know asap. There will be an opportunity to sign up at the club meeting on Thursday 4th January, but time is getting short so any help will be greatly appreciated.

2018-01-14 Roster for Sunday (1)

2018-01-13 Roster for Saturday (2)

National Portrait Gallery – Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition

16 November 2017 to 8 February 2018

★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Guardian

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.

Thursday 15th December

Members met up last night to celebrate the festive season with our Christmas Bash, hosted this year by Mike Hancock, with our traditional quiz night. Mike’s new creative round was a particular challenge as he asked for a representative from each table to tear a cow out of a sheet of paper which they had to hold behind their backs.  My hotly refuted assessment that Stephen Marsh’s was the most creative was based not upon the shape he presented (which surely should have gone to Richard Ryder’s 3D cow) but on his absolute creativity in declaring it was a shy cow hiding behind a hedge!

Special commendation to tables 4 & 5 for gaining full marks on the Initial Round, and also for scoring the highest (24 out of a possible 30) for Name that Tune. A very special thanks to all those Members who gave me picture of their former young selves for the Who the Devil is it? round, on which table 4 identified all but two and table 2 who managed 8 of the 11.

Despite the strong performance by tables 4 and 5, who came out top in terms of absolute marks, once the scores were weighted to take account of the different numbers on each table, it was table 6 – Charlie’s Angels – that won overall with 102.6, with table 4 in second place with 91.1 and table 2 which took third place with 88.6. 

A great evening to conclude the first part of the Club’s season and thanks to everyone, especially Mike, for making it such an enjoyable success.

We meet again on Thursday 4th January when we host our SCPF PDI League round – don’t forget the evening is also the deadline for the second Advanced Print Competition.

All very best wishes for Christmas and success in the New Year!

Club Members struggle with Mike Creative challenge

Import Notice – PDI Image Sizes

Canon XEED WUX500.

We will be using our new projector for all future PDI and Print competitions. The new projector has a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and we shall now allow the maximum PDI size to be 1600×1200, in line with PAGB guidelines for their competitions.

While we shall continue to accept images of 1400×1050 pixels, it should be noted that these will display around 90% of the size of 1600×1200. The colour space is unchanged and remains sRGB.

Images designed to be shown on the TV should be sized to 1920×1080, this applies to North Mundham PDIs, Spring Exhibition PDIs and Annual Exhibition PDIs.

The old projector shall continue to be used for Groups and meetings in the small hall.

Southern Counties Photographic Federation Print League

Chichester hosted the latest round of the SCPF Print League last night.  Some 64 prints were submitted, 8 each from the 8 clubs in the first division.  The standard was uniformly high as it featured the best work from the top clubs in the league and the task of assessing and grading the images was carried out with great skill by Caroline Colegate.  After a very closely run contest New Forest were declared the winners of the round with 70.5 marks, Chichester were second with 69 and Southampton third with 68.5 – a very stimulating and informative evening.

pagb group meeting monday 11th december

Back Street Poacher © George Atkins

The PAGB Group will meet this coming Monday, 11th December 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 look forward to seeing you.

1st Meeting Multimedia Group 13th December 2017

I am pleased to announce the first meeting of the Multimedia Group will take place in the small hall at Tangmere Centre at 19:30 on Wednesday December 13th 2017.

Following a short introduction and discussion about the aims for the group for the year, the very distinguished Graham  Sergeant FRPS and award winning AV author (see here) will present a gentle introduction to AV.

Following the break, Pete Bamforth ARPS and member of the Focus Group will give a talk about the production of photo books. As many will know, Pete has produced a wide range of photo books with different publishers and he will explain the steps involved and hopefully the pitfalls to avoid.

It promises to be a great evening so do come along. Like all group meetings this is open to members of other clubs.

Result of December’s Small Print Competition

Congratulations are once again heading Guy Partington’s way. His portrait of ‘Harriet’ was given 1st place in this month’s competition. 2nd and 3rd places went to Mike Busby with his first ever entries into the competition; ‘Final Furlong’ and ‘Dark Secret’. Well done.

It would be lovely to see more new club class members like Mike entering January’s competition on 18th January. There will be lots of opportunities over the holiday season to get out and about with your cameras so no excuses. Images should be with me by 11th January please. Following that the February competition will be the last one for this season before the final selection of the overall winning images for the year.

Print Group Tuesday 12th December

Our December meeting will look particularly at different photo print papers and how they can affect the final look of your prints.  Do please bring along examples of different papers (nothing needs to be mounted but prints backed with card stand more easily on the print stands) or as always any work in progress or finished work you’d like to share.

You will also be very welcome if you’d just like to come along to see how things go.  The Print Group is a great way to share views on images and along the way learn much about possible processing techniques and how to get the very best out of your photographs.

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere at 7,30pm on the second Tuesday of the month, £3 for Club Members and £4 for visitors.

Lorna Brown’s Caravaggio’s Artichokes is printed on a matt paper