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Multimedia Group Meeting Friday 4th December 9:30am

We had a very successful Zoom meeting on 27th when ZeZe ran over many of the features within the book module within Adobe Lightroom, with 22 members attending.

This week we will be looking at AVs. Jeff Owen will give an introduction to Pictures2Exe, showing how to put together a basic slideshow and also showing a couple of more advanced examples that use recorded sound and video.

John Bradshaw will then show some clips of a AV that he has been working on for some while, which demonstrates many advanced techniques.

For following meetings Lynne Owen and Jan Davis will show how they use Snapfish and Photobox to create Calendars. We will also have sessions on how to record tutorials/demonstrations using Open Broadcaster Studio (OBS) and dip our toes into Video Editing with DaVinci Resolve.

ZeZe has also introduced us to Cinemagraphs ( and we will be looking at how to produce these using DaVinci Resolve.

Also as a group we will be looking at having a Photobook competition, which will be run on similar lines to the one Bognor CC have been running for several years, a one minute AV competition and perhaps even a Cinemagraph competition. These competitions will be open to all club members.

All in all, plenty to keep us active during the long winter months.

Time: Dec 4, 2020 09:30 London

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Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting Photobooks with Lightroom 27th November

On Friday 27th November at 4:00pm, Zelinda de Cruz will be showing us easy it is to create books using Lightroom.

Now is a great time to get creative and create books and calendars as seasonal gifts.

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Topic: Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Nov 27, 2020 16:00 London

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South East Documentary Group Meeting November 22nd 11am

The RPS Documentary Group South East Region was started off by Chichester Camera Club’s own Janey Devine a few years ago. While we are actively looking to attract members from the whole South East region, we also hope our programme will be of interest to Chichester members.

We are very pleased that Stewart Wall MA NCTJ PGCE ARPS has agreed to talk to us at our next meeting, 11am 22nd November 2020, which will be a Zoom meeting.

Stewart began his career in photography as a local press photographer in 1978.

In 2015 he undertook a BA (Hons) in photography, then a Masters in Visual Communication and is on the brink of beginning a doctorate. He also works with the RPS as a regional Organiser and with the Distinctions department.

Throughout his study he focused on ‘Hyper-Local Authentic Documentary’ Photography and during his talk will discuss one of his projects, entitled ‘The Stonemason’.

Colin Wood is the stonemason, and he has lived and worked in Caistor, Lincolnshire all his life. As did his father and his father before him. Caistor is where Stewart lives, and his studio is 50 yards from Colin’s workshop.

Stewart will also talk to us about developing panels of documentary work as historical evidence and discuss where this work fits into the RPS and elsewhere.

You can read more about Stewart’s stonemason project at

Please bring along your ideas for your current projects for discussion, or better still work in progress.

If you wish to join the Zoom meeting and you are not on our email list please email: for the Zoom meeting details.

Look forward to seeing you

SxPF presents a FREE talk to its members on 21st November

SxPF presents a FREE talk to its members on  

Saturday 21st November 2020 at 7pm till 8pm approx.   This talk will be presented by Lawrence Homewood EFIAP BPE2 CPAGB

Title: Access to Photography – 5 Portrait Photographers  

Access to Photography – 5 Portrait Photographers  

Lawrence Homewood EFIAP as part of his ACCESS TO PHOTOGRAPHY presentations will be looking at five, distinctly different, well known photographers and how their styles differ from each other.  

Showing you how they go about photographing their subjects and the end results. The idea behind this presentation is to inspire club photography and show how, within one genre, styles can be so different.  

He looks at the work of David Bailey, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Terry Richardson and Steve McCurrey. We critique three images hoping if possible to get audience participation or feedback.  

Finally Lawrence concludes his presentation with a working example taken at the  Kitsch Studio and Woodlands Gardens where he takes inspiration from all 5 photographers showing you how he set up the studio and obtained his end results.   This is a new presentation has been put together during the current lock-down. Time 40 minutes approximately. If you are interested in seeing this online talk we have supplied the links below. 

Zoom SxPF is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lawrence Holmwood Talk
Time: Nov 21, 2020 19:00 London

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Can all the member clubs please pass this information onto their members as we are keen to do more of these presentations and encourage other members to do similar presentations in the future and get more interaction between member clubs. We would like to see as many of you as possible 

best wishes

ValerieSxPF Secretary

Multimedia Group

It strikes me that this lock down is an ideal opportunity to do a Zoom meeting on Multimedia. I’m short of evenings so it would have to be during the day, preferably a weekday morning.

If you are interested in producing a book, an AV or slideshow then please contact me at and I will try to arrange a Zoom meeting.

Books and AVs are a great way of presenting your work. Modern cameras also produce excellent video, which often goes to waste, but with some simple editing can be turned into something more permanent.

A lot of photographers like to make year books or to use books to publish their project work or work on a particular theme. Well made AVs can also be useful to present both pictorial and documentary work.


Competition SUBMISSION DAtes

The 2nd Club/Int PDI Comp competitions will be on the 19th November, entries for this have already closed (5th November).

The table below gives the dates for the competitions that follow.

Key Submission Dates
 CompetitionDateSubmit By
3rd Small Print Comp3 Dec 202026 Nov 2020
3rd Adv PDI Comp21 Jan 20217 Jan 2021
4th Small Print Comp21 Jan 202114 Jan 2021
3rd Club/Int PDI Comp4 Feb 202121 Jan 2021

A full list of Key Submission dates will always be found here.

Scores 2nd Advanced PDI Competition 2020-21

First NameLast NameTitleScore
RayAclandMomentary Airbourne8
RayAclandDorothy and Partner7
LornaBrownTowards Suilven9
LornaBrownThe Foundry9
RichardCorkreySylvan Light8.5
RichardCorkreySelham Common9.5
RichardCorkreySavernake Forest9
JanDavisTea with Martin Parr8.5
JanDavisChristmas is Coming6
AndyDulsonSally Pearson8.5
AndyDulsonLaviai Nielsen9.5
AndyDulsonA Decisive Moment7.5
ChrisGledhillFirst Light at Cathedral Beach8
ChrisGledhillLanding on One Leg7.5
ChrisGledhillThe King Mono7.5
DavidHarrisSecond Coming – Emerging Emperor Resting8.5
DavidHarrisBlack-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum Cancellatum)8
DavidHarrisSatin Stream8.5
GaryHowesWhich Way Was the Hive?7.5
GaryHowesPollen Covered8
GaryHowes15 Mins of Fame8.5
JohnLarryOrbiting the Earth7
JohnLarryElephant at Dawn9
JohnLarryTunnel of Light6.5
StephenMarsh10.45 Am – Central Line8.5
StephenMarshStreet Vendor, Sri Lanka9
StephenMarshStudying Sisley at R a8.5
BrianMuirThe Groyne9
BrianMuirThe Smoker8.5
BrianMuirTake Him Away8.5
JimMundayGrey Seal, Farne Islands8.5
JimMundayEast Head Posts9
SueNashHeading for Extinction8
SueNashNo 4 and the Palm Tree Shadow8
JeffOwenX Marks the Spot7.5
JeffOwenMetropol Parasol7.5
JeffOwenDare We?6
LynneOwenHorror Shirts!7
LynneOwenGirls on Film7
MichaelPalmerThe Bognor Cockle9
MichaelPalmerSouth Bank Star7.5
KeithSawyerCultural Fusion7.5
KeithSawyerDivine Mercy9
ChristineWoolgarThe View9.5
ChristineWoolgarThree Standing8

PDI Competition dates

We have the second Club/Intermediate competition on the 19th of November and entries must be in by the 5th of November, which co-incidentally is the date of the 2nd Advanced PDI competition.

You can always find the key competition dates here or in the tri-fold programme.

Thankfully there is a gap before the 3rd Advance PDI, which is on the 21st of January and entries for that close on the 7th of January 2021.