All posts by Jan Davis

Portrait Group Studio Shoot and Kick Off Tangmere Wednesday 6th at 7:30

Welcome to the Portrait Group Kick off Meeting where we will set up studio flash lights and all have a chance to take some portraits of each other. Bring your camera.  Also bring any portrait images from the street or party in Chichester or Rainbow 🌈 Party in Priory Park.
We will help you get your camera connected to the lights and any lenses from 50mm to 90mm appropriate. No tripod required.
If not sure how camera can be used in Studio situation bring handbook.
Jan Davis , Andy Dulson

Portrait Outing to Over the Rainbow Thursday 30th 5 to 8 pm

Over The Rainbow will be big pandemic thank-you present to Chichester

Former Mayor of Chichester Richard Plowman will fulfil his pandemic promise with a big thank-you party for the city.

Over the Rainbow will be a free event in Priory Park on Thursday, September 30 from 5-8pm under the Rotary Banner. September 30 was the day of the celebrations for Priory Park’s centenary three years ago and is now becoming something of a “Chichester Day”, Richard says. As for the event itself, there will be parades, entertainment, special choirs and a new anthem March On from Emily Barden’s mass choir and Chichester City Band. Children in the parade will make a rainbow on the Mound, and special Covid-19 medals will be handed out by the current Mayor to selected individuals. Chichester vintage entertainer Dawn Gracie will arrange the live entertainment.

Super Photo Opportunity. Meet up in Priory Park at 5pm.
Jan Davis

These documents provide useful guidance when filming in public places:

IAC Guidance – Filming in Public

ACPO Guidance for Photographers

They can also be found under Menu: Documents=>Published Documents=>Important Documents

New Pictures for Walls at The Fernhurst Unit, St Richards Hospital Deadline 23rd September

I have received a message from Trish Flint the Fernhurst Unit Manager at St Richards Hospital where we have a collection of about 12 A1 and A0 prints in Perspex on the walls since 2018 that they have been very happy with.

Now is the time we need to change them and they are looking for photos that will fit with their new turquoise blue, purple and green colour schemes. Mainly landscape but some portrait.

If you have any images that would be suitable, please upload them, sized as for PDI competitions, into the Photocomp site we use for competitions.  

We will have a review with the staff at The Fernhurst Unit and the images that are selected will be printed to A1 or A0 and put into the frames. DEADLINE EXTENDED to 23rd September.

Portrait Outing: Chichester Thursday AUGUST 26th pm and Sept 30th

Those interested in taking some street photos meet at The Cross at 3pm

On Thursday 26th August between 3pm – 7pm Chichester is holding a Summer Street Party that will see many of the citys businesses actively taking part in the celebration with fun and innovative ideas and activities for everyone to enjoy.

From free childrens activities including trampolines and fun fair rides, live music, street food, a vintage village and fashion show to a plethora of demonstrations, offers and giveaways run by individual businesses, there is plenty to discover in every corner of the city.

Also look forward to next event:

Over The Rainbow on Chichester Day, Priory Park 30th September 5 to 8 pm. Former Major Richard Plowman, our Club sponsor’s thank you.

“One of the promises I gave as Mayor was to hold a big thank-you party for the community for stepping up during the Pandemic, with a special emphasis on front-line workers and the NHS – hence the title, Over the Rainbow.”

George Taylor will be missed by Portrait Group

George Taylor was an enthusiastic member of the Portrait Group joining in most of the sessions a the Chichester College hair dressers and Remembrance Day outings. He was also a regular at the Chichester Jazz Club evenings.

We will miss him and typical of the Portrait Group members avoided in being photographed under the intense flash lights used on the young ladies and men’s haircuts.

Our thoughts go to Rosemary his wife and family.

Jan Davis

Tony Street CPAGB has passed away

Tony was a keen member of the Portrait Group up to the time he left once his Parkinson’s became too bad for him to continue with meetings. His photo was taken at a Portrait Group photoshoot by Andy Dulson with lighting by Graham Sergeant in 2009. He was a creative photographer and very active in competitions and the annual exhibitions, gaining a certificate of merit in the 2016 Annual Exhibition. We will miss him and his low key humour. Condolences to his wife Sally.

Here is message from his daughter:

“We were always grateful you enabled him to stay as a member for so long. My father passed away recently. In normal times we would open the funeral to all but Covid restrictions have stopped that. Nevertheless, I would be grateful if you could share details of his funeral with members who may have known him along with details of his online Memorial. The funeral will be webcast and can be joined from home. Anyone who wishes to join us online would be most welcome – the login details are below”.

Best wishes,

Dawn Street (daughter of Tony)

Online Memorial: https://memorials.reynoldsfunerals.co.uk/memorial/anthony-john-street-tony/

Date of funeral: 23rd March 2021

Time: 1.15pm

Website to watch funeral: https://www.obitus.com/

Username for online access: quma8703

Password for online access: 515129

Digital Group: Photoshop for dodging and burning and introduction to Capture One on 30th January

Ann revealed her secrets using photoshop layers curves for dodging and burning.  She recommended that those wanting to try should familiarise themselves with Sheila’s demonstration on layers.   Video will be posted.  

Jan Davis demonstrated Capture One Pro a RAW processing software that is used by professional photographers with very good results.  Capture One costs £299 for a perpetual licence or £20 per month  

Despite brain freeze the recording of the demonstration was thought not saved but has been recovered.  However to simplify Jan’s explanations here is a YouTube from Capture One showing the essential processing steps in about 7 min.  There are a series of other short videos showing all the key aspects of a software which does all that photoshop does but on The RAW filles. 

https://learn.captureone.com/tutorials/essential-adjustments/