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Annual Exhibition entries deadline tomorrow 12th May

Every member will have at least one image shown at the annual exhibition so please enter your images before the deadline tomorrow Thursday 12th May. Entries are made using the competition entry system here for a maximum of 4 PDI’s and 6 prints.

The prints have to be put in the box at the meeting tomorrow.

If you need help in any way do not hesitate to call me or any of the committee  and we will resolve any issues stopping you entering images except taking the photograph. There are detailed guidelines here on the website

Look forward to see your images, Good Luck

Jan Davis


Chairmans Blog 9th May

On the coming meeting on Thursday we look forward to Leigh Preston who is an appreciated visitor and supporter of the club and has a profound capability in all types of photography and always shown amazing images so his talk about India and other stories should be inspiring.

We have invited the September intake of new members to our meeting on 12th May with Leigh Preston, so far 15 have indicated that they would like to come. as we want to make them feel really welcome could members please make a real effort to talk to them in the break, they will be wearing visitor badges._DSF0436(1)

At the last meeting the chairman enjoyed telling about all his favourite photographers and inspiration from the two exhibitions in London at the V&A Paul Strand  finishing on the 3rd July

and Barbican “Strange and Familiar” finishing on the 19th June

hoping the talk will stimulate members to visit these exhibitions.



PAGB Group, Monday 9th May

IMG_1347The PAGB Group meets on Monday 9th May at 7.00pm in the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre. Please come early to help to set up as we assess both prints and PDIs so there is much setting up to do.

At this meeting Carole Speight APAGB will be our guest judge to assess our images. Carole is a very experienced judge so we are delighted to have her attend the meeting.

Chairmans Evening Meeting 28th April

The title of the Chairmans evening is

“The photographers’ journey expressed in images”

The two exhibitions in London at the moment: Paul Strand at the V&A and “Strange and Familiar” at the Barbican form the basis of the presentation.

Photographs  by Paul Strand will be the foundation of the talk which will visit Bruce Davidson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Franck, Raymond Depardon, Gary Winongrand, Tony Ray-Jones, Bruce Gilden and others.


Chairmans Blog 24th April

A hearty thanks to all who contributed to a most successful Spring Exhibition.

The Sussex Federation Print results are now published on the SxPF Website here

The deadline for the entries to the annual Exhibition is12th May and entries are made by uploading to Photocomp our competition upload site now open here

Encouragement and help is available to choose images or uploading. Take contact. The Print Group on May 10th is an opportunity to seek advice. It is so important that all members contribute to the showcase for The Club.

At Thursdays meeting the judge Richard Walton and the members present acknowledged that The Club has made a huge improvement in assembling photographs into panels. The judge was extremely good at commenting in depth the twenty or so panels submitted, underlining throughout the “panel particularities” and clearly had some difficulty in choosing winner from the 3 best.


IMG_1555The panel The Beach: Footsteps in the Sand from Sue Nash was considered the most original and justifiably won. A second place to Dave Abbott: Porlock Salt Marsh and third place to Jeff Owen: I Race for Life For…. The panels from John Field and Hilary Featherstone were judges as Highly Commended.


It was nice to see Peter back at the meeting. Welcome back.

As Vice President of the SCPF he presented a framed Certificate to Jeanne Bevis as new member of The SCPF Roll of honour.

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He also presented The Club with two Certificates, One for Winner of The Print Championship 2016 and the other for third place in


The PDI Championship 2016. Individual Certificates were made to Keith Sawyer and two to Ross Laney for their images in the SCPF Print Championships. This link to SCPF has all the results:

Digital Group 26th April 2016

The Digital Group will meet on Tuesday 26th April at 7.30 in the small hall at Tamgmere Village Centre.

The subject for the evening is “Introduction to Colour Management with the Club’s own Spyder 5 Studio”.


Andy Dulson will give a presentation as an introduction for the first half of the evening. During the second half Andy, Jeff owen and Jan Davis will demonstrate how the equipment is used in calibrating a monitor and be open to questions and discussion.

The club has purchased this equipment and it is intended to make it available to club members for a small fee. Those wishing to take advantage of this offer are advised to come to this meeting.

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which covers the scope that will be presented.

This may sound very technical but is well worth while attending.

Annual General Meeting

The Club’s AGM will be on Thursday 26th May when a number of posts will be up for election.  Quite a few of the Post Holders have indicated they are willing to continue, subject to re-election, but there are vacancies.  If you would like to find out about being more involved in the behind the scenes activities that are so necessary to make to make the Club function, please do talk to Lorna Brown or Dave Abbott.

We will need to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair this year, and have a vacancy for the Exhibition Secretary as well as vacancies on the Club’s management committee.

All nominations for these posts and any proposals, all duly seconded, to be put to the AGM must be received by 5th May, not the 12th May as previously stated. Please submit to Dave Abbott.

The Cups, The Cups

imageIt’s that time of year again. If you were made a Guardian of a Cup or perhaps more than one and whether you live in a charming thatched cottage with roses round the door or more likely a stately home, there is no escaping the fact that it’s that time of year again.  You may not know it but wherever you have kept them, be it the back of the wardrobe, the cupboard-under -the -stairs or the loft, the cups are starting to stir.

For they know that before many weeks have passed they will receive a  call which cannot be ignored, to join  the Great Gathering of the Cups, a tradition as old as photography itself.

So please open those storage places, let the cups have their freedom and help them on the first leg of their journey to the Great Gathering. For only when the cups have all been safely gathered in can the new Guardians be chosen for the coming year.

One last thing. You Won ’em-You Clean ’em!