Digital Group Meeting
Tuesday 24th November 2015
David Harris and Ross Laney
“Getting in Close. Preparing and Taking the Shot”
David and Ross join together to demonstrate close-up and macro work with particular emphasis on preparation and equipment.
We were so lucky that Barry Senior could step in at short notice to judge the First print competition for the advanced group replacing Roger Crocombe who was unwell. Barry held back a large number of images and at the end found the deserved winners. The images with a lot of photographers input, good quality of light and did not show too sharp edges on the horizons did very well. However in his final statement before leaving he said that if the judge’s comments did not make sense forget it.
Sonia and Paul from The Sussex Federation presented the cup for the Developers Round top Club and the cup for the combined scores of The Developers Round and Open Round. Well done to all the selected photographers. Most of whom are on the photograph. Results will be posted on our and the SxPf website.
Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF
Arena is pleased to announce details of the 2016 Arena Seminar which takes place from 11th to 13th March 2016. The Seminar has become established as a major weekend event in the photographic calendar.
The Seminar brings together a first-class group of speakers and photography enthusiasts for a weekend of lectures, discussion and the opportunity to share inspirational photography.
Download the booking form here
More information about the weekend here http://arenaphotographers.com/index.php/arena-seminar-2016/
Any Members looking for information about the Club such as competition rules , what the different sub-groups are about, what all those acronyms mean, can now find the Members handbook 15-16 MASTER under the ‘Important Documents’ in the ‘Documents’ tab . This is the same as the hard copy provided to new Members who attended the introductory meeting in September.
Members who attended the AGM in May might remember that the Committee was asked to review the Annual Exhibition and as part of that process, we would like to have Members’ views on what they like best and anything they would like changed. To do that please find a questionnaire here Chichester Camera Club Exhibition Review which includes some background and the aims of the exhibition. Completed forms should be returned to the Club by Thursday 3rd December – or may be emailed to Lorna Brown.
Members enjoyed Tuesday’s Print Group which looked particularly at the idea of ‘competition images’ and the sort of criteria judges look for. With the deadline for submitting the first print competition entries for Beginner and Intermediate workers only two weeks away (Thursday 26th November), newer members found this especially useful.
Charlie Roe brought along some of the wonderful images by Charlie Simcox, including photographs of Chichester in the 1950s and a superb portrait dating back to 1942, which we greatly enjoyed seeing.
Next month we will be looking at the different types of print papers and how they can affect the look of the image, as well as, as always, images in every state of development that members would welcome comments and advice on. And, it being the last meeting before Christmas, there will of course be mince pies!
Mundham Advanced Workers Exhibition. Jan. 16th – 17th 2016.
The Tombola has been a regular part of this very well established annual exhibition.
It has always added significantly to the profitability of the event.
As the Exhibition attracts so many visitors from near and far there are plenty of potential `customers` for this aspect of the event.
To make this as successful as in previous years we would ask members to contribute by donating items to the Tombola.
A good selection of items on the display will inevitably attract attention. Coming soon after the Christmas celebrations this may prove to be a good opportunity to donate those, perhaps, unwanted gifts !
Items more related to aspects of photography would best be left to that specific Sales Table.
January may seem some distance away but why not start looking now, there will be periodic reminders in the Newsletter prior to the Exhibition, let us all make this the best Tombola yet !
For any further information, contributions etc. please see Carmel Lynch or Mike Davison at club meetings or by the following contacts.
Please ensure that Kim Tattersall has your CV if you are showing prints at North Mundham.
Prints for Raffle
Ann McDonald is collecting prints for the raffle at North Mundham .
Sales Desk at North Mundham
Joan and Jon Barnham are collecting items for sale at the sales desk at North Mundham
We all enjoyed the meeting with Mike Read and his catalogue of exceptional images of the unique species of birds and penguins on the Falklands Islands. The quality of the images was special due to the wild life that was unafraid of people and of the photographer’s experience as a freelance wildlife photographer and his incredible knowledge of all the names of the birds.
Support our club at the SCPF PDI LEAGUE MATCH The PDIs first league match is at Bracknell on Monday 9th November. The judge is Jay Charnock FRPS. All of this information can be obtained from the Southern Counties Photographic Federation website.
There are overnight carriage repairs planned for the A27 both east and west bound between Monday 9th November and Friday 13th November between Boxgrove and Crockerhill which will affect Club members going home after Tuesday’s Print Group and the Thursday Club Meeting as they come into effect from 8pm.
You can find details of the diversions that will be in place on the WSCC website here and search for ‘Tangmere’ between those dates.
There are also roadworks planned for Meadow Way (the road down from the Tangmere/ Boxgrove roundabout) the same week currently are not planned for Club nights. These are also listed on the County Council web.
It’s Print Group on Tuesday 10th November and with the first Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition coming up soon, a good opportunity to bring along prints you are considering entering.
Everyone is welcome, and all kinds of images – whether that first thoughts on new work, pieces in development or final prints you would like to show and discuss with others.
Work doesn’t have to be mounted or full size, but attached to card helps keep prints upright for viewing. If you’d like to just come along to see what the group does you will also be very welcome. 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre.