Arena Photographers was founded in 1986 by well-known photojournalist Joan Wakelin. Its aims are to promote the highest standards of photography, to encourage printmaking, and to share and discuss new work. Within its current membership of 18 photographers can be found a broad spectrum of photographic styles and interests. It is a commitment and passion towards personal projects that unites this group of prominent photographers from all over the south of England.
Exhibiting has always been at the forefront of the activities of the group and the work of nine of its members is on display in this exhibition, these are Polina Plotnikova, ,Janey Devine, Roger Crocombe, Sue Brown, Barry Barker, John Gould, Steve Smith, Paul Foley and Paul Mitchell.
For details about the Gallery, parking etc please visit their website at:
In addition, the group organises perhaps the finest weekend seminar of photography in the country. Photographer’s travel from far afield to attend this event, held in March each year in Bournemouth, and the list of visiting speakers reads like a Who’s Who of British photography. For more information please visit our website:
The RPS Doc SE Group will be holding first meeting of the 2021-22 season at Eastbourne. It will be followed by a PhotoWalk around Eastbourne.
The meeting will be held at:
Eastbourne and District Indoor Bowls Association, 5 Hampden Park Drive, Eastbourne, BN22 9QR at 11am on Saturday 2nd October.
Hamden Park is about 3 miles from the pier at Eastbourne and has good parking and spacious rooms, giving us the chance to meet in a Covid safe manner utilising well separated small tables. Meeting in person will give us an opportunity to catch up with other group members, which was not possible in Zoom meetings. Refreshments will be available from the bar.
Attendance fee is £5, cash only. We will be taking lateral flow tests before coming and we would like you to do the same to minimise the risk of Covid infection.
The first digital imaging group meeting will be carried out using Zoom. Given the huge range of skills in the club, designing a programme to suit everybody is going to be a challenge, so I thought we would kick off this year by going back to first principles and providing a basic overview of what Digital Processing is all about. So we will be looking at why we need to process our images, file formats and what software is available.
The second part is designed to help new members and people not confident in uploading images for competitions. This part will cover the basics of preparing images for our competitions and how to upload them to PhotoComp. Also covering how to change images in PhotoComp, set the title correctly etc.
Moving forwards, I would like feedback from attendees and members as to what topics they would like to see covered for further sessions in the year. I am also looking for volunteers to present topics.
The kickoff meeting for the 2021-22 season will be on the 28th September at 19:30 as a Zoom meeting.
The first meeting will be covering the very basics of preparing your images for club competitions and exhibitions, so we will be covering cropping, exporting and uploading to PhotoComp. The meeting will be especially targeted towards new members, or members that have not entered competitions before, but given the multitude of ways to do this, there is always something to pick up.
As a minimum we will cover exporting with:
We will also run through how to upload your images to PhotoComp, how to set your image titles and correct or replace entries and how to keep a record of what you have entered.
I would also like to hear from all members about topics they would like to be covered this season and which software they want to understand or learn about.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.
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