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North Mundham PDIs required from Advanced Workers

As previously requested the PDIs for North Mundham are required.

The entry is free once again by the generosity of the organizers so please advance workers make the most of it.

You have 2 incentives:

Your entries will be retained by the selection committee for consideration in external competitions.

There are no costs to you and it should be easy for Advance workers to produce just 4 new PDIs.

Thank you in anticipation of  your support.

The link for this is at http://www.photocompentries.net/?org=chichestercc

Chairman’s Blog 5th December

Events next week not to miss: Monday: PAGB group, Tuesday: Print group, Wednesday: Lighting Workshop with Reg Wilson, Thursday: Beginners, Intermediate Print competition, Friday and Saturday: Tangmere Christmas Tree lighting and Christmas Fair.

On Thursday Viveca Koh FRPS moved us with a real treat of richly coloured and textured work full of meaning. The quote from Parr and Badger’s “History of Photobooks” writing about a Norwegian photographer, Dag Alveng’s book “Asylum” is spot on about Viveca’s derelict asylum photos. “Using a square format camera – the least dynamic yet most intense and monumental of photographic formats – the photographer documents the walls, the furniture, equipment and other objects to be found in the kind of place where we incarcerate(d) people.”

You can enjoy her work for hours on her website

http://vivecakohphotography.photoshelter.com

is a must for further inspiration and a strong justification to ask her again to our club.

She is giving a different talk to Bognor Regis Camera Club on Tuesday.

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We also congratulated Sheila Tester who won a PAGB Gold Medal in the Nature Print Section at the 41st Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography and the other honours gained by George Atkins and John Howes detailed in a separate news item.

 

Print Group Tuesday 8th December

First Tuesday in the month as always is Print Group.  We’ll be looking at different papers and the difference they make to images, some images from the archives, and with the 17th December deadline for the Advanced Print Competition looming, no doubt some work being considered for that.  Bring your prints for discussion, whether they are finished or in progress or just come along to see what the group is about.

7.30pm  in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre – all Club Members and visitors welcome!

Gold medal for Sheila Tester from the Smethwick International Exhibition

Congratulations to PAGB Group member Sheila Tester who won a PAGB Gold  Medal in the Nature Print Section at the 41st Smethwick International Exhibiiton of Photography.

The winning image is ‘A Group of Mycena

Sheila was also awarded a Highly Commended Ribbon in the Nature Print section for “Mycena Attacked by Slime Mould

Well done Sheila!

This is an excellent result for the club from Smethwick, two gold medals (one for George Atkins also, see previous post) and a ribbon from this  prestigious exhibition.

The following members had awards from The Wrekin Salon 2015

George Atkins received a Ribbon in addition to several acceptances

John Howes received a Highly Commended in addition to several acceptances

Lorna Brown, Mike Davison and John Howes also had acceptances at The Smethwick Exhibition. In addition Lorna had an acceptance in the Wrekin Salon.

Congratulations to everyone for their successes.

Fernhurst Centre Decoration

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The mural by Steve Tattersall is super and been extremely well received and appreciated.  Well done Steve.

We have agreed with the Fernhurst Centre at St Richards Hospital, that they buy 30 clip frames with Perspex 40×50 cm, we fit them on the wall when they come. Initially the walls that will be the first to be decorated are in the Ford Ward.

As soon as they are installed we will provide 30 images that are changed every 3 months or so like St Wilfrids.  This will be the first step and depending how it goes, there are more walls and need for more images some poster sized.

Thanks to Mem Baybars who made the first contact and Ross Laney who found the frames.

Lightroom 6 half price at John Lewis online and in store

I am in John Lewis or knight and lee, the very good news is they are doing Lightroom 6 for half price £55 which is a bargain. the offer is no longer available online but available in store (at least in Portsmouth). We all love a bargain so I thought I would share this info. It would be great if you could share it with everybody. Message from Corinne

Very good value thanks Corinne

Jan