All entries for the last Small Print Competition of this season must be in by Thurs 13 February please. Remember, this is only open to Club class members and your entries are anonymous, unless, of course, you win! Please hand your entries to me or to Guy. Best of luck!
Just a gentle reminder to all Club Class members that the next round of the Small Print competition will be on Thursday 5 December. So could I please have all entries by next Thursday 28 November. This will be your last chance to enter this year!
I look forward to seeing more of your photographs.
Welcome to all our new members. In an unavoidable change to the programme, the first round of the Small Print Competition will now be on 26 September. Many apologies for that.
This competition is only open to Club Class members and it is really easy to enter. There is no set theme. All you have to do is to let me, or Guy Partington, have a maximum of three 7”x 5” (or smaller) unmounted prints by the deadline of 19 September so that they can be displayed (anonymously).
The rules are quite simple:
Prints can be straight from the camera – you can print your own or have them done commercially;
a small amount of digital manipulation is allowed but only minimal cropping and the use of tools such as colour correction and exposure compensation (it didn’t mean anything to me when I first started either!);
please put your name and a title for the image on a small label on the reverse.
Three winners will be chosen and a brief feedback from the judges will be given. These images will be held back for the final competition in March when the final 3 winners will be chosen. Those 3 prints will be eligible for automatic entry into the Annual Exhibiiton in August and there is a small cup for the winner.
One word of warning, if you have a wonderful print that you think you would like to enter into the main club competition, then do not enter it into the Small Print Competition as an image can only be used once in any competition in the season.
This competition gives you a chance to measure your work against others in an anonymous setting, without marks or comments. However, if you’d like feedback or advice, there are plenty of experts in the Club who will be willing, on the day, to have a chat. (We’re all very happy to talk about photography). Just ask me or Guy and we’ll point you in the right direction.
Looking forward to seeing all your images soon.
The 4th heat of the Small Print Competition is on 17th January. Your images must be in by next Thursday 10 January please. It would be great to see some entries from members who have not yet dipped their toes into the water so to speak! I’m sure your cameras have been clicking away during the festive season. Happy New Year to all.
The 3rd Heat of the Small Print Competition is on 6 December. This is just a small reminder that the deadline for entries is Thursday 29 November. Please hand your images in either this week to me, or next week to Guy Partington. Many thanks and good luck!
Just a gentle reminder to all Club Class members that the next round of the Small Print competition will be on Thursday 8th November. So could I please have all entries by Thursday 1st November. Three unmounted images sized up to 7″ by 5″ with minimal cropping and minimal digital manipulation are all that is required, or even one or two if you are struggling to find anything suitable. There is no set subject.
I hope new members were able to see October’s entries which were on display in the small hall during the coffee break and that one or two more people will have been persuaded to enter this month. If you are still unsure of the rules and what is required then please feel to ask me or check the website. I look forward to seeing more of your images.
Last Thursday we hosted the Crouch Shield, an inter – club PDI competition between local clubs. Eight images per club were entered and marked out of 20 by the judge Lisa Beaney. The result was as follows:
- Steyning 144 points
- Southwick 138 points
- Mid-Sussex 137 points
- Storrington 137 points
- Chichester 133 points
- Littlehampton 130 points
- Worthing 127 points
- Henfield 120 points
Eight clubs took part in the competition hosted by Littlehampton and District Camera Club.
The results were as follows:
1st Steyning CC 146
2nd Chichester CC 144
3rd Storrington CC 141
4th Littlehampton & District CC 139
5th Southwick CC 138
6th Mid-Sussex CC 137
7th Worthing CC 135
8th Henfield CC 130
The following photographers represented us:
Anne McDonald Gannets Sky Pointing 20
George Atkins Charlestown Harbour 17
Glyn Edmunds 9.11.Museum 16
Jean Brooks Sunrise over Bournemouth Pier 18
Lorna Brown The Patriarch 18
Ray Acland Sunrise Hillhead 18
John Howes Mahatma at Pushkar, India 17
Sheila Tester Coprinus Disseminartus 20
Sussex Photographic Federation
PDI Championship 2017
This was held on Saturday 4th November and seventeen clubs entered. There were two categories Development (club and intermediate) and Open (for all categories, however we limit it to intermediate)
The PDI’s chosen were from the images that had done well in last year’s club competitions.
In the development category we finished second and in the open category we were ninth. This gave us an overall fifth place. Two images were awarded Selectors Medals and these will be announced shortly.
These were the images entered:
(* denotes the highest scoring images in each category.)
Andrew Vance * Red Dress
Helenka Boden Floating in the Tide
Helenka Boden * Misty Spinnaker Sunset
Richard Smith * Village Cricket
Sarah Nichol Squirrel family
Richard Webb Smiling Crocothemis Servilia
Brian Southward Pergola and Lily Pond
Edgar Feldmanis * The Crossing Point
Jan Davis * Apollo
Paul Williams * Amber
Philip Acland Trap
Roger Pagram Pool Reflections
Lynn Lambeth May 18
Please find attached the latest newsletter to be circulated to all your club members,