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Multimedia Zoom Meeting Friday 9:30am 5th March 2021

In our next meeting we will return to AVs. John Bradshaw will be discussing some AVs he has been working on for the Focus group. If you have seen the Focus group’s exhibition before you will know the high standard of work produced. John has sent me the AVs and I have uploaded them to Dropbox, so you can view them in high quality here:

I will be talking about Audio Ducking and showing the AV I am working on for the Novium 2018 Archive prints as an example. Also showing how this can be done in Audacity, Reaper and Davinci Resolve.

This is also an opportunity to show any AVs you are working one or discuss ideas, issues etc

Topic: Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Mar 5, 2021 09:30 London

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Zoom details Epsom CC Challenge 2021

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Hello All

Epsom Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ICC Invitation Challenge – Judge:  Ron Tear MPAGB ARPS PSA3 BPE4*

Time: Feb 15, 2021 19:30 London

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The above is the invitation for Monday’s competition and we look forward to meeting members from Beckenham PS, Chichester CC, Molesey PC and Tandridge PS, together with our judge Ron Tear MPAGB ARPS PSA3 BPE4*, on screen.

Please remind your members that access will not be given to unidentifiable people (eg  Mum’s ipad).

As we use breakout rooms during the break having your club initials in addition to your name would act as an ice-breaker, eg. Fred Smith MPC.

If you cannot add your club initials before joining please click on your image and use the change name option.

We have found using breakout rooms allows a small group to have a conversation which would otherwise be impossible, particularly with 5 clubs at the meeting.

The meeting will open at 7.30pm  for an 8pm start and as we are anticipating a good attendance from all 5 clubs please assist our hosts and do not leave it to the last minute to join.

Best wishes


Rosemary Wilman Hon.FRPS

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This will bring up a screen where you can enter your name:

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Multimedia Group Meeting Friday Feb 19th 2021 9:30am

Our next meeting will focus on Photobooks. If you are planning a book for the Photobook competition then you may want advice or would like to discuss your ideas.

The group will also be producing the Club 2020-21 year book and we need to start considering the content and structure of the book.

Topic: Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Feb 19, 2021 09:30 London

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Information on Triptych PDI Competition

Disappointingly, we cannot hold the Print Panels Competition this year, but we can hold a Triptych PDI Competition. This will be judged by Judge Jim Pascoe ARPS ABIPP on the 1st April 2021.

We would like you to upload 3 images at the normal size of 1600×1200 and one additional image which has all 3 images laid out as a single ‘panel’ image. The panel image may be a maximum of 1920×1200 all at sRGB jpeg.

The extra width (1900 instead of 1600) gives you a bit more width to lay out your panel/triptych.

Please upload your panel image as the first image and your three component images as images 2 to 4, so this is:

  1. Panel/Triptych 1920×1200 with Panel name
  2. 1st Image 1600×1200 any suitable name
  3. 2nd Image 1600×1200 any suitable name
  4. 3rd Image 1600×1200 any suitable name

It is important to realise that the judge will be judging your panel, the individual images are there to support the panel and allow him to look in more detail at the single images.

On the competition night only the panel image will be displayed. The panel image also needs a title (it is not strictly necessary to title the component images if you don’t want to, a simple 1,2,3 will do).

You may lay out the triptych on any way you choose, 3 horizontally, 3 vertically or a as shown on the featured image of this post.

Images to be uploaded to PhotoComp in the normal way.

Here are another couple of examples, note you do not have to use the full 1920×1200 if your panel design does not suit that layout.

The links below show you how to create PDI panels in various bits of software:




Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting 9:30am FRIDAY 5th Feb 2021

At our next group meeting we will return to the subject of one minute AVs and the one minute AV competition.

We have covered a lot of ways you can create your one minute AV, in this meeting we can discuss peoples ideas and look at examples for inspiration.

We should have time to discuss any issues with PhotoBooks that people may have as well.

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More Information on SxPF Pandemic Competition

The Sussex Federation this year are having their PDI competition specifically as ‘England during the pandemic.  This information about the competition is for all members thinking of entering.

Note that in addition to your image files we require (see section 9 below) a short description (between 50 and 100 words) that describes the image in relationship to the pandemic. The focus needs to be on the image and your vision of that image in relationship to the pandemic.

It is not possible to upload this text directly using PhotoComp, so please send this to the selection committee separately by email to making sure you refer to the title of each image so we can match up the description to the title .

Also, you need to add the location into your title when uploading the image to PhotoComp, for example: “Queue for the Bank – Chichester Town Centre”.

Here are the rules from the Sussex Fed.

PDI Competition title – England During the Pandemic

1. This is an open competition so all genres will be accepted provided they comply with the Competition Rules.

2. Images must have been taken between January 2020 and up to the uploading date 22nd February 2021.

3. In the title of the file we also need the date the image was taken, and the location.

4. Image dimensions should be 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high.

5. Images must be in RGB mode, sRGB colour space and saved as high-quality JPEGs.

6. Composite images are permitted provided all component images meet the above Requirements.

7. We hope to produce a printed book from a selection of the images entered. Entering an image gives SxPF the right to publish that image in a catalogue and/or digital presentation, on its website, and for this Competition, a book and/or newsletter in connection with the Championship. In all cases the copyright remains with the photographer and credit will be given.

8. Clubs must enter 12 images from a minimum of 10 photographers. No photographer may have more than two images entered.  We need 2 photographs from each photographer if possible to help us with the selection..

9. If your image/s is selected we will need a short description (between 50 and 100 words) that describes the image in relationship to the pandemic. The focus needs to be on the image and your vision of that image in relationship to the pandemic. This will be required within 48 or sooner from receiving the selection notification.

10. Please note the short description may be given to the judges to assist them with their marking or to caption any images that are published.

Any questions or clarification please contact Peter Rocchiccioli at

Peter Rocchiccioli Chair SC

Sussex Fed Pandemic PDIs Competition

To all Chichester Camera Club members.

We have a special competition that the Club will participate it is :

Sussex Fed Pandemic PDIs

1. This is an open competition so all genres will be accepted provided they comply with the following competition Rules.

2. Images must have been taken between January 2020 and March 2021. The date the image was taken, and the location must be included on the Entry Form.

3. I am looking for 2 entries from each member.

4. Image dimensions be about 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high.

5. Each image must have giving the author’s name, image title, date taken, location and a short description that describes the image in relationship to the pandemic. The focus needs to be on the image and the author’s vision of that image in relationship to the pandemic.

6. Please note the short description may be given to the judges to assist them with their marking or to caption any images that are published.

7. I must have your entries by Monday 22nd February.

If you require any clarification please contact me or email:

Thank you.

Peter Rocchiccioli Chair Selection Committee

Multimedia Group Meeting 22nd Jan 2021- Photobooks VIDEO

We had a fantastic turnout for this meeting and we were rewarded by a very informative talk from Pete Bamforth, John Bradshaw and Janey Devine.

If you were unable to attend the Zoom meeting you can find a recording on YouTube at this link:

We had some very useful feedback in the chat section at the meeting, I have included the highlights here:

From jean brooks :

From glyn edmunds : as a “beginner”, well moved from Aperture to CEWE, would recommend both. The latter was a 70th Birthday Present … No doubt U guessed, it’s Jean not me …

From Richard Ryder : IF you only want to produce a PDF book then CANVA is very simple to set up.

From Michael Harris : I’ve used CEWE, Printerprix and Photobook and there are differences in print quality. Old scanned photo’s need to be scanned at the highest resolution. Books can be lay flat so overcoming the problem Pete raised about loss of image at bound end.

From Jan Davis : I used Photobox, photo quality very good, and was very good until last year when Flashplayer was discontinued software is now worse and today only good when you don’t add any text as text editing is awful (no formatting etc). Blurb is more complicated and best using Bookwright rather than Lightroom, more expensive.

10:54:59 From Jan Davis : The flexibility of Bookwright is far better than Lightroom

Epsom CC Invitation Challenge 15th February 2021

Clevedon PierAndy Bracey
Pelican TakeoffAnn McDonald
She Sailed at SunsetGeorge Atkins
Damselfly Mating  Wheel (Ischnura Elegans)David Harris
Family of Mycena on a LogSheila Tester
Watching the StormJim Munday
Sheep at the FeederLorna Brown
The Basket MakerMichael Davison
Frost and FogRichard Corkrey
On the Way UpTim Crabb

Just to inform all members the following 10 images by 10 different photographers have been selected to represent the Club at the Epsom Invitation Challenge taking place on 15th February.

Nearer the time we will be sent the link to view the contest and I will inform everyone. 

Peter Rocchiccioli Chair SC


15 February 2021

1.            The competition will, in normal circumstances, be held annually between Epsom Camera Club and 4 invited clubs. It began in the 1994-5 season when the Club celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was so successful it has been held ever since.

2.(a)      Each club will have an entry of 5 prints and 5 projected images*. The images will be marked out of 10 and the combined scores will determine the winning club. In the case of a draw: from those clubs the club with the highest number of 10s will be declared the winner. If more than one club has the same number of 10s the judge will select one 10 from those clubs to decide the winning club. 

    (b)     Clubs are requested not to include work that has been used in a club’s external competition entry at any time. Entries for the PAGB GB Cup and Trophy closing date January 2021 are exempt from this rule.

    (c)      No club member can have more than one print and one projected image in their club’s entry, so an entry must comprise of at least five members’ work.

    (d)     Variations may be made on the content of the entry in any one year at the discretion of Epsom Camera Club Committee.

3. (a) The titles and photographers for both prints and PDI, together with the PDI files, must be sent to Epsom Camera Club by 1st February 2021.

                Please send to John Boyer at and Rosemary Wilman at with your Club name as the subject.

    (b) Digital images should be:

  1. a maximum of 1600 pixels wide X 1200 pixels high.
  2. in sRGB colour space.
  3. each image should be in JPEG format and be 8 bits per pixel (i.e. not 16 bits).
  4. the file name for each image should be the image title.

4.            A certificate will be awarded to the winning club.

5.(a)      The winning club will be invited to return for a second year.

   (b)      If a club wins two years in succession the second placed visitor will be invited   to return the following year instead.

(c)      If Epsom Camera Club wins, the highest placed eligible visitor will be invited to return the following year.

Emergency contact on the night: Rosemary Wilman 07940 231318

* For 2021 the competition will take place remotely. Each club will enter 10 PDIs from at least 7 members and a maximum of 2 from any one member. The normal rules will otherwise apply.

Photobook Workshop 22nd January 9:30am

We have a real treat to help you get started on the Photobook competition, John Bradshaw, Pete Bamforth and Janey Devine will be sharing their knowledge and experience with Photobooks.

Pete will be talking talking about concepts, tools and layouts, John will be using Bookwright and Janey will cover book formats including scrap books. All will be using examples from their own books as examples and will cover many important factors when creating a book including:

  • Concept
  • Presentation
  • Images
  • Text
  • Consistency of Layout
  • Font selection
  • Sequencing of images
  • Creativity/originality

Pete, John and Janey will also be judging the competition and so this talk will give you an insight in what they will be looking for.

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