All posts by Jeff Owen

1st PDI Competitions Please Read

The deadline for the 1st Advanced PDI competition is midnight this Thursday 24th September. The 1st Club and Intermediate close on Thursday October 8th.

I have heard from PhotoComp that there has been an issue with their servers and potentially some entries may have been lost. I do not think that we have been affected, but can I ask all entrants to check that their entries are present. If not, you will need to re-upload them.

Zoom Updates

It is important that members keep their Zoom application up to date because Zoom are regularly applying updates and sometimes if you are running an older version of the software it may not behave properly.

Zoom also are continually improving/changing the security so it is important to use the latest (and hopefully most secure version).

Updating Zoom is very straightforward, but varies according to the platform you are using. For more details please see the link below:

Zoom Upgrade/update to latest version

Trifold Programme

If you are missing the traditional card Trifold programme then this post is for you.

Sue Watts has prepared the programme for you, but we have been unable to distribute it in the normal way this year, but if you want to print your own we are providing a PDF copy.

Just download the programme from here and print your own.

Novium Museum CCC Members Showcase

Dear All,

A reminder to all members that the Chichester Camera Club Novium Museum members digital showcase is still available to view.

We are showcasing 300 images of our member’s photographic work at the Novium Museum & TIC Chichester. Our link to the Virtual Museum is:

In this virtual exhibition you’ll find a festival of photography of our best work in a completely different environment and without any constraints.  I feel certain that viewing the various work on display will inspire you to go out and enjoy your photography because the exhibition is created by the work of many photographers and provides a unique viewing experience. The images take you on a journey to places near and far showing reality, make-believe and some great imagination in both colour and mono.

Peter Rocchiccioli DPAGB – EFIAP – BA(Hons.) Photography

PDI of the Year 2020 Results

Many thanks to Leo Rich for judging our PDI of the year 2020. Leo judged the entries during our Zoom meeting and put a lot of time into the preparation for this event.

The winner was Jean Brooks with Let’s Not Be Sociable which is the image featured on this page.

Second place was Lorna Brown with It’s a Dog’s Life

Third place was Dinner by Paul Williams

Highly Commended

Curlers by Brian Moore

At Stedham by Richard Corkrey

Alhambra Evening Light and Fountain by Jeff Owen

All the images can be viewed here.

PDI of the Year Closing Date 28th May

Just a reminder that the closing date for entries for PDI of the year is end of day Thursday 28th of May. Please get your two entries uploaded by then. Remember, they must have been previously judged in our PDI competitions this season.

It is open to all classes and we have seen some very strong Club and Intermediate entries this year.

PDI of the Year

I am pleased to say that Leo Rich, who was down to judge the PDI of the year as part of the exhibition, has agreed to judge the PDI of the Year as a stand alone competition on June 11th as a Zoom meeting.

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 (2019-2020). 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 2020.

The Focus Group 2020 Exhibition

Since you could not come to us, we decided that we would come to you.

The Focus Group 2020 Exhibition

Click on the link below to see a few of the images that we were planning to show at our Exhibition in April 2020. Hopefully you will be able to see the full exhibition in 2021.

The Focus Group Ex 2020

A couple of hints about viewing the show

  • View your browser in full screen mode.
  • Use your mouse wheel to page down through the show.
  • If you want to see a full view of one of the smaller images, click on it.
  • To return to the show, click on the “X” in the upper right.

If you wish to leave us a comment on the exhibition or if you would like to be on our mailing list, just send a reply to this email.

If you can think of anyone else who would like to see our work, please forward this email to them.


The Focus Group