All posts by David Abbott


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.

Taken at Chichester Camera Club 2018 Awards Assembly Rooms, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Friday, 10/08/2018. Photo by: Richard Ryder

Focus group Exhibition

I have just returned from a 2hour plus visit to the Focus Group Exhibition at the Assembly Room, Chichester. If you are at all interested in photography it is a must see. It is on until the 13th April so get it in your diary quickly

I will certainly be going back so I may see you there!

Digital Group Meeting of 26th March 2019

The videos of the tutorials given by Ann McDonald and Sheila Tester at this meeting are now available. The easiest way to find them is to go to Digital Group and scroll down through the posts to that of 22nd January 2019.

At the bottom of this post you will see a link which will take you to all the videos we have posted this season. The video for the Ann McDonald tutorial is in the top row on the lefthand side, Similarly Sheila’s tutorial may be found on the lefthand side of the bottom row.

Just click on the appropriate icon and the video will start.

Digital Group tuesday 26th March 2019

The Digital Group will meet on Tuesday 26th March in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30.

For the first part of the evening Ann McDonald will give a tutorial on removing objects, including a woman with fuzzy hair from an image in Photoshop. Ann is an excellent educator and this is a tutorial not to be missed.

Following the coffee break, Sheila Tester will give a tutorial on organising images in Lightroom,importing images, renaming them and metadata copyright. This is a tutorial which has been requested by some of the newer members.

Members £3.00, non members £4.00. All welcome.

Digital Group 26th February 2019

The video of the tutorial given by Phil Shaw on Tuesday 26th February is now available to view. Jeff has placed this in the Digital Group AV folder, in which all other group AVs are stored.

To access the folder, for the moment, go to Digital Group 22nd January 2019. Scroll down to the link “Digital Group AVs 2018-19” . Click on link and find a folder icon in blue. Click on blue folder and each of the group AVs will be seen to be available.

The tutorial by Phil will be found in 2 parts at the right of the top row. The first part has a blue screen whilst the second part has a Japanese building. Clicking on the AV of choice will open it.

Digital Group 26th February 2019

The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at Tamgmere Centre on Tuesday 26th February at 7.30. Phil Shaw will give a wide ranging tutorial titles Tips and Tricks with Photoshop.

Amongst the items will behow to take the settings of a successful image and transfer them to others to achieve uniformity. Phil will also discuss why he uses a Wacom tablet for his image editing.

Members £3.00 and non members £4.00

Salisbury Cathedral Tower

There was to have been a private guided tour up Salisbury Cathedral Tower on Saturday 26th January. It was cancelled due to lack of interest!

Mo Connaly has indicated she would be prepared to organise another one, probably on a Saturday in May (the building is used for other things on Sundays) if there was sufficient interest The ideal number is 10, the maximum is 12 and the minimum 8.

There are 300 steps to the top of the tower but there are a number of landings on the way. Being a private party we would be shown areas not usually open to the public tours and more time would be allowed for photography.

The cost would be about £15 depending on numbers. Although a firm booking cannot be made until we have some idea of interest, in the same way we do not have a firm date yet. If you are interested, without firm commitment please let me know over the next week or so.

Foorspace above choir by Ken Worrall
Inside the Spire by Ken Worrall

Digital Group Tuesday 22nd January 2019

The Digital Group will meet on Tuesday 22 nd January in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30. The subject for the evening will be Printing in Lightroom and the tutorial will be lead by Lorna Brown.

The tutorial will be structured with the newest members in mind and it is hoped that a good number will attend this targeted evening. A steady pace will allow plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Members £3.00, non members £4.00. All welcome.

Stephen Tattersall’s Moody Sunset