Chairmans Blog New Years Day 2016

We finished 2015 with a quiz night and plenty of good cheer and a series of further honours for our members in medals and acceptances in Salons. A welcome collection for the Snowdrop Trust and sale of Christmas Cards from St Wilfrids Hospice and Photographic Contribution to the Tangmere Village concluded our various contributions to the local community.

Our new members have shown great results in the beginner’s en prints, beginners and intermediate competitions. The en print competition is very close before the final rounds and with a open subject should encourage more competitors to the 4th round deadline 14th January.

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This year 2016 heralds a further program of exciting club meetings with excellent speakers and judges. In particular the meeting on the 7th January next week with Cinematographer Nick Eriksson will be a welcome look into the wider sphere of image making.

The subgroups that have loyal followers are a perfect way of getting into the social ring within the club and are proven to improve the photography of all the participants. Do come along and participate as these are smaller and give ample opportunity to interact with other members of the club. Those on the waiting list are especially welcome as this gives a taste of what the club is about.

New this year will be two meetings dedicated to Black and White scheduled on Wednesday the 17th Feb and 2nd March organised by Ray Acland. There will also be a follow up meeting in the Portrait Group on the 16th March with an opportunity to take photographs with the lighting and guidance of Reg Wilson. The digital group has again managed to get Richard Curtis from the high echelons within Adobe to amaze us with what is buzzing in Adobe and where we/they are going. The subgroup meeting is on Tuesday the 23rd Feb in the large Hall.

We look forward to the Advanced workers at North Mundham on the 16th and 17th January and the Spring Exhibition at Tangmere on the 23rd and 24th April and finally the Summer Exhibition opening on 12th and open to the public from the 13th to the 20th August in the Assembly Rooms.

Your chance to join Iain McGowan photographic workshops
We still have two rooms available on our East Sussex photographic workshop from Friday afternoon March 18 to Tuesday afternoon March 22 (four nights). Accommodation is in a small very comfortable seafront hotel at Bexhill immediately opposite the iconic De La Warr Pavilion. The photographic itinerary will include Dungeness, the old fishing quarter at Hastings, the De La Warr pavilion, Bodiam Castle, Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters Cliffs and nearby areas of the South Downs. The price for the workshop is £324 excluding evening meal costs.
If any club members are interested in joining us on this workshop, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
Iain  (01243 266094)

Best wishes for getting the shot in 2016.

Quote from Jane Bown

“The best pictures are uninvited. They are suddenly there in front of you. But they are there one minute and gone the next. I mean it is quite easy to take the photograph but difficult to get the shot.”

Jan Davis