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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.

Multimedia group Meeting Thursday 1st April 9:30 am

I thought we would slip in a Multimedia Group meeting ahead of Easter as the 1 Minute AVs and PhotoBooks are due in on 11th April. Entries are already arriving but if you have any queries or ideas you would like to share with the group do come along. You can use the group to sound out your ideas and get feedback.

Topic: Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 1, 2021 09:30 London

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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

Results for The PAGB Open GB Cup 2021

The results from the PAGB Open Cup.

Out of about 250 clubs we come equal 37, which is not a bad result.

Remember these are the best Clubs in the UK.

Congratulation to Ann McDonald for scoring 14 out of 15 which is an excellent result.

Well done everyone.

Peter

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Official COMMUNICATION From the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Hi Pietro Rocchiccioli,

You recently submitted 22 images into theThe GB Cup 2021 – GB Cup or Trophy Club Competition/Selection Process.

This Competition/Selection was judged/selected on the 13-03-2021.

Please find your results below :-

Andy BraceyClevedon pier11
Andy DulsonAlysha Newman12
Ann McDonaldAll Work Done14
Ann McDonaldA Womans Work11
Ann McDonaldMoon Dancer10
Ann McDonaldWaiting for a Bus12
Brian MuirCatching the Light9
Chris GledhillSunrise at Vestrathorn11
Christine WoolgarDawn Sunrise11
Glyn EdmundsRions 1920s Style11
Jim MundayWatching the Storn12
Jim MundayTaking a Pounding12
Jim MundayCobbolds Point10
Lorna BrownSheep at the Feeder11
Lorna BrownThe Craftsmans Art9
Michael DavisonThe Basket Maker11
Paul AdamsFireworks over Portsmouth Harbour11
Paul WilliamsSleeping Beauty9
Pietro RocchiccioliCome in from the Cold9
Ray AclandDoves at Salisbury Cathedral9
Wendy ChalkSteamy9

Thank you for participating in this exhibition/competition/selection process.

You can download a detailed entry report by accessing the PAGB Competition Entry System.

All ‘accepted/selected’ and higher scoring images will be available to download and view on a slideshow from the PAGB Recorded Lecture Service in due course.

Further information regarding final club standings and other awards will be published in the next edition of e-news. You can subscribe to e-news by clicking the link at the bottom of this email.

Regards

Alan Stopher

The GB Cup SecretaryPhotographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Results from the PAGB Nature Cup

These are the results from the PAGB Nature  Cup.

Out of about 250 clubs we come equal 78, which is not a bad result.

Remember these are the best Clubs in the UK (And we are not a Nature Club).

Well done everyone.

Peter

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Official COMMUNICATION From the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Hi Pietro Rocchiccioli,

You recently submitted 20 images into theThe GB Cup for Nature 2021 – GB Cup or Trophy Club Competition/Selection Process.

This Competition/Selection was judged/selected on the 16-03-2021.

Please find your results below :-

Ann McDonaldFly Agaric11
Ann McDonaldCrimson Waxcap8
Ann McDonaldAurora over Landmannalauger9
Ann McDonaldGannet Feeding Chick10
David HarrisToo Close for Comfort Anax Imperator9
David HarrisDamselfly Mating Wheel9
David HarrisBlue Tailed Damselfly10
Glyn EdmundsPorcelain Fungus10
Glyn EdmundsMycena Ascending Tree10
Glyn EdmundsMagpie Inkcap9
Graham AingeMeadow Brown9
Graham AingeNorthern Goshawk10
Graham AingeThe Family Herd9
Jim MundayTurmoil6
Linda BullimoreTwisted Iceberg and Son7
Richard CorkreyStedham Common6
Richard CorkreySehham Common6
Sheila TesterFamily of Mycena12
Sheila TesterPorcelain Fungus in Dappled Light8
Sheila TesterMycena with Gossamer Thread10

Thank you for participating in this exhibition/competition/selection process.

You can download a detailed entry report by accessing the PAGB Competition Entry System.

All ‘accepted/selected’ and higher scoring images will be available to download and view on a slideshow from the PAGB Recorded Lecture Service in due course.

Further information regarding final club standings and other awards will be published in the next edition of e-news. You can subscribe to e-news by clicking the link at the bottom of this email.

Regards

The GB Cup for Nature SecretaryPhotographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Glyn Dewis Lightroom Classes (Virtual Summit) – Dates for the Diary

David Abbott thought members might be interested in this newletter from Glyn Dewis:

Hi David,
Thought I’d catch up as I’ve not emailed for a couple of weeks or so having been on my own lockdown-lockdown finishing writing my latest book.Happy to say that it’s all done and now with the publishers to do their magic deciphering my words, page layout and everything else that goes into it.That’s not the reason for me getting in touch though; I wanted to give you the heads-up about the FREE Lightroom Virtual Summit coming in May.This is a FREE to watch event over 5 days (3rd – 7th May) with 40 classes and 30 hours of Lightroom classes covering all sorts of stuff like a Printing Masterclass, Colour Grading, Black & White, Range Masks, Timelapses, Dodging and Burning, Importing and Organising and so on… I’m genuinely excited about this one because this is 100% for people who are into photography (Beginner thru Advanced)…
MORE INFORMATION
My Landscape Photography Journey. It had only been 10 days that I’d locked myself away for, but not having the camera in my hands was making me feel a little unsettled. Maybe I just needed the ‘escapism’ that being out gives, I don’t know, but for me a positive from all the restrictions is how its opened my eyes to other areas of photography that as a portrait guy I’d never really bothered with. I’ve even started photographing birds…and I’m loving it!I speak about this kind of stuff in a new video I’ve put together and that’s premiering on the Castle Cameras YouTube Page on Saturday 20th; I’ll be online at the same time in the chat if you fancy a catch up.Here’s the link to Castle Cameras YouTube Page: LINK
Right, I’ll crack on and leave you to itTake care of yourself and speak soon,
Glyn

RPS Doc group SE meeting Sunday 21st March 11am

Our speaker will be Anna Fox. Our program for 2021 is following the development of a project: Concept, Research and Execution.

Behind the Image – the making of documentary photography projects

What happens behind the scenes in the life of a documentary photographer?

Where do ideas come from? How do projects develop? There are big stories behind the works of documentary photographers and Anna Fox will be exploring some of these in relation to her own work. This session is designed to get us all thinking about what it is to make a set of images work together to tell a story.

In the second half of our meeting we will have interactive discussion on our member’s work. We encourage members to present their projects at the meeting, whatever the stage of progress, from ideas, through work in progress, to completed projects. 

Zoom details:
Topic: Doc Group SE Zoom Meeting

Time: Mar 21, 2021 11:00 London
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Multimedia Group Meeting March 19th 9:30 am

Hopefully everyone is working on their Photobooks and One Minute AVs. Just to remind you the deadline for these is Sunday April 11th, or just before planned easing of lockdown.

This meeting will mainly concentrate on Photobooks, so if you need help or inspiration or have some work you would like to show please join the meeting.

I will also briefly demonstrate how you can adjust the length of music to fit your I Minute AVs using Reaper, which has the ability to change tempo/duration without making the music sound weird.

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Lorna Brown FRPS

Congratulations from the chair.

It’s a real pleasure for me, in this unusual year as chair, to be able to offer all our congratulations to Lorna Brown our newest Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. This is a very high honour indeed and richly deserved, so well done Lorna.

Some words from Lorna Brown FRPS:

I’m quite overwhelmed to have been awarded a fellowship of the RPS today – and one of the first to ‘benefit’, if benefit it was, to sit in on the online assessment, which has resulted in quite shredded nerves.

There have been many who have helped me on this long journey to whom I owe thanks.  Iain McGowan who first recognised the potential in some of the first images, Janey Devine for encouragement in developing the concept and most recently her optimism in the outcome, Graham Sergeant and John Bradshaw for everything I learnt from them at the RPS Group and to Dave Abbott for his quiet support and encouragement. 

Unlike previous assessments, the award is immediate and there is no drawn out period of secrecy, so I am delighted to sign off for the first time, just one hour and 41 minutes after the assessment panel gave the verdict as Lorna Brown FRPS.


Lorna

Some more images from Lorna’s panel