The 19th North Mundham Exhibition was an outstanding success and will be remembered as such by all who took part and visited it. Taking part is not exclusive to those with panels but to everyone. If you moved screens, served in the kitchen, sold tombola tickets or were on the meet and greet table, thank you. The credit has been earned and is applicable to all.
Now let us put the same effort into the the New and Aspiring Photographers Exhibition in Tangmere Village Centre on 28th and 29th March. To the Advanced workers at North Mundham I say “They supported you, now it is your turn to play the supporting role.”
The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at the Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 24th September at 7.30
As is usual for the first meeting of the season, the main topic will be demonstrating how to resize PDIs for competitions. This is something all members will need to know if they intend to enter competitions, other than the Small Print Competition.
Richard Ryder will demonstrate how to achieve this in Photoshop whilst Jonathan Fiske will demonstrate the same exercise in Lightroom.
There will be time set aside for a general discussion where members will be encouraged to tell the leaders of the group the subjects they would like covered in subsequent meetings. This is your chance to express your needs and help fashion the direction of the group for the remainder of the season.
By general consent it was a great Exhibition. The range of work on show was better than ever. So everyone in the club should be very proud to belong to to Chichester camera Club.
Whatever your contribution, thank you. It could not have happened without you but a special mention must go to Phil as a totally dedicated Exhibition Secretary, to Peter for persuading our sponsors to support us yet again, to Andy for taking on the monumental task of setting up the catalogue/programme, to John for transport and heavy mob and to Sheila and her lady helpers for the friday evening catering.
A very special mention must go to Jeff for all his work behind the scenes and in particular the PDI programme running more or less continuously on the club TV.
But as they used to say on the old time Music Halls, Chiefly Yourselves.
Can’t wait for the new season to start? Only 2 weeks to go.
Contrary to the information in the programme Blue book, the Digital Group will not meet on Tuesday 28th May. The group programme is now closed for the summer but will re-open on the 4th Tuesday in September under the guidance of Sheila Tester and Richard Ryder.
Thank you for your considerable support over the past seasons.
Just a reminder to those who have not yet voted that these cups, the Coath Cup for the Photographer of the Year and the Edmunds Cup for the club member who has preformed services for the club over and above the call of duty, are in the gift of club members and you are asked to be sure to cast your vote as you think fit.
There are only 2 more club evenings and 2 special interest group meetings on which you can cast your vote. Please make sure you don’t miss out.
This is the final call for cups to be returned in preparation for the Annual Exhibition judging which will take place in the near future.
I will be available to accept beautifully cleaned cups on Sunday 12th May at the RPS Documentary Meeting, on Tuesday 14th May at the Print Group or on the 16th May at the club AGM. That should cover everyone!
The Coath Cup (Photographer of the Year) and the Edmunds Cup ((Contribution to the life of the club beyond the call od duty) are in the gift of the membership on an annual basis. The voting slips and ballot box will be available at each meeting from now up to and including the pre-Exhibition meeting.
The Photographer of the Year can be the person whose work has been outstanding over the past club year. This may be within the club competitions or on the national and international scene. On the other hand, it may be interpreted as the photographer whose work has improved most over the year, irrespective of class.
The Edmunds Cup is awarded to whoever you feel has made the greatest contribution to the smooth running of the club above and beyond the call of duty.
Please make sure you vote otherwise the awards are meaningless. Vote early, vote often!
It is that time of year again when we ask last years winners to return the trophies, highly polished, so that they may gather together for a few weeks before they depart once more to grateful recipients.
Please return the cups as soon as you can, preferably on a Thursday evening, to me.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.