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Beware Change Password Spoof

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If this was a mistake, ignore this email and nothing will happen.

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Do not follow the link. If you wish to change your password, please ignore the link in the message and go directly to our website and change it in the normal way.

Remember, never use the same password on more than one website.

Mundham & District Gala & Flower Show 2021

To all our photographic friends….please share with your members, friends and neighbours.  This is a Show open to all, adults and children. 

Just a note to let you know that the Flower Show – with classes for photography, soft fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, floral arrangements, preserves, home baking, Arts & Crafts – will definitely being taking place this year on Saturday 17th July in the Mundham Village Hall.  Not long now! 

The full list of classes can be downloaded from our website together with the Entry Form.  Set up 8am – 10am. 

The Committee regrets that latest Covid 19 Government Guidelines mean that the outdoor event and attractions have been cancelled but THE SHOW WILL GO ONSee attached schedule. Any questions or comments, please contact me, Joanna Armandias.

Multimedia Group Meeting Friday June 4th 9:30am

This is a catch up meeting after our recent AV and Book night. I hope you have all had a chance to look at the book and AV entries, details are here:

I’d like to discuss ideas for the group moving forwards. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this group please email:

Zoom details:

Friday June 4th 9:30am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 895 5247 4540
Passcode: letmein

Annual Exhibition and PDI of the Year 2020-21

Please upload your annual exhibition entries. As a reminder, you can enter up to 6 images, which should be 1920 x 1080 maximum in jpeg and no bigger than 5MB. They can be of any subject and in mono or colour. The deadline for entries is Thursday 28th May.

Please note that you should enter in the class you are in for PDIs – that is, if you are in Advanced for prints and Intermediate for PDIs – you enter in Intermediate. The exhibition will be judged – you can find the list of awards on the previous Annual Exhibition post The special award for photographs taken in a 10 mile radius of the centre of Chichester must be of a recognisable location but otherwise can be of any subject. That is for instance, an image of the Bishop’s Garden can be entered, a single flower in the garden can’t.

Everyone is guaranteed that at least one of their submitted images will be included in the exhibition. While there is no requirement to make your entries into a panel (that is, work out how the images sit best next to each other) and unlike for the print exhibition we cannot accept suggested hanging plans from you this year, it will be very helpful in making the overall exhibition look good if you can think about submitting images that work sympathetically together.

This year’s PDI of the Year Competition will be judged by Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB APAGB. This year we will be returning to the normal format of having the PDI judged as part of the judging of the Annual Exhibition, which Clive is also judging for us.

You can upload your entries at the normal place:

The competition is open to all classes and each member may enter up to two entries. Each entries must have already been judged in a PDI competition in this season (2020-2021). So all you have to do is select your two favourite entries and upload them.

Entries must be in by end of day 28th of May 2021.

RPS Doc GroUp SE Sunday 23rd May 2021 11:00AM

This RPS Zoom meeting is in 2 parts: in the first half Dr Preston will speak to us about research & execution strategies (see below) and in the second half there will be an opportunity for up to 3 members to offer one of their ongoing projects for discussion and feedback from fellow members and the speaker.

Rivers, Trees, Journeys – Yan Wang Preston
Dr Yan Wang Preston, will discuss research and execution strategies for long-term photographic projects. She will use two of her own projects as case studies: for Mother River (2011-2014), she photographed the entire 6,211km Yangtze River in China at precise 100km intervals. For Forest (2010-2017), she followed the adaptation journeys of transplanted old trees in new Chinese cities. Both projects have won major awards, shown internationally and published extensively. Dr Preston will focus on a holistic research approach termed as Deep Mapping, in which contextual and historical research, technical experiments and a bodily intervention within the landscape all contribute to generate new artistic insights.Dr Preston – Biog
Dr Yan Wang Preston is a British-Chinese artist interested in landscape, ecology and identity. Her long-term projects, Mother River and Forest, won major awards including the 1st Prize, Professional Landscape, Sony World Photography Awards 2019. Both projects are published by Hatje Cantz in 2018. She holds a PhD in Photography from the University of Plymouth and lectures at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Event Details

From 11:00AM to 1:00PM

You can book on-line at TicketSource

Tickets cost £5:00

1 Minute AV Winners and Entries 2020-21

Thanks to our judge Malcom Imhoff. It was very interesting to see AVs judged, something I have never seen before. His comments, advice and observation were very helpful.

The winners were as follows:

1st Place: Love Letters of the Sand – Jeff Owen

2nd Place: Flower – Jim Waddington

3rd Place: Circles – Jim Waddington

We also had:

A Burning Gatt – John Howes

NMA – Jim Waddington

Ride Him Cowboy – Mick Harris

The Bear Pit – Jan Davis

Taking Down Selsey Lifeboat Station – Jeff Owen

All of the entries may be viewed from here

Note that Dropbox does reduce the quality.

Photobook Competition Entries 2020-21

If you would like to view all the book entries then these links will take you to pages that have the books on them.

You need to be logged in to the website to view them. Also, some of the books are quite large so you may hit performance issues on smaller/older laptops.

The page shows each book as a thumbnail with a set of controls around it. You can flip the pages of each book using the angled brackets (< >) to the left and right of the thumbnail, but the best way to view the book is to press the icon shown circled in red:

This will open the book in lay flat mode with 3D animation, full screen. To return back to the page with all the books, press the same icon again

Please note that some of the books are very big (> 200Mb) so it can take a while to load pages, please be patient.