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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 https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/annual-exhibition-2021/. 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:

http://www.photocompentries.net/?org=chichestercc

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

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rps-documentary-group-south-east/t-lpeolo

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.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u88e2ordsyl5pat/AAANsdLoUFpLJcubJ_fv41BWa?dl=0https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u88e2ordsyl5pat/AAANsdLoUFpLJcubJ_fv41BWa?dl=0

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.

https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/photobook-competition-entries-2020-21-1-4/
https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/photobook-competition-entries-2020-21-5-7/
https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/photobook-competition-entries-2020-21-8-10/
https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/photobook-competition-entries-2020-21-11-13/

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.

PDI of the Year 2020-21

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:

http://www.photocompentries.net/?org=chichestercc

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.

Reminder Entries for 1 Minute AV and Photobook Competitions

The April 11th deadline for these is fast approaching. If you want to enter please send your entries by WeTransfer to competitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk

The 1 Minute AVs can be either as Pictures2Exe executeables for Windows or as video files (e.g. MP4, MOV etc).

Photobooks should be as PDF files.

If you need more information please email me: competitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk or join one of the Multimedia Group sessions where we can try to answer any questions you may have.

Jeff

Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s Virtual Exhibition 1 April – 20 May 2021

Twickenham & Richmond Photographic Society invites you to their Virtual Exhibition:

After a one year gap due to the pandemic, Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s popular annual exhibition will be going virtual this year, running on-line from Thursday 1 April to Thursday 20 May.

The show, which boasts over 300 images, is set in a 3D museum space utilising the Kunstmatrix platform, so visitors can explore the rooms independently or be guided around the exhibition. It’s free and can be accessed from a link on the society’s website: www.rtps.org.uk

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in some stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and some thought provoking portraits and street scenes from a photographic society which is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  Once again the work of GCSE and A level students at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Twickenham will be going on display.

The society has around 120 members from beginners to professionals, meeting every Thursday between 8 and 10pm.  New members are warmly welcome and should email the club at info@rtps.org.uk for details.

The society’s annual exhibition is normally held at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington and hopes to return there in 2022. And while no digital encounter can fully emulate the physical experience of visiting an exhibition, the virtual platform provided by Kunstmatrix, comes very close.