Now that we have finally eaten are last festive meal after Christmas and the New Year, it is time to turn our minds to the next ‘foodie’ event. For the benefit of new members I would just like to explain that at the North Mundham Advanced Members exhibition we offer teas, coffees, cakes and lunches for sale. This means that we need help in the kitchen on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January from members of the club, including Intermediate and Club Class. This is a useful way to raise funds and the jobs vary from washing up to serving etc.
The rosters as they stand at Jan 2nd are attached below and as you will see there are still some gaps to fill on Saturday, and Sunday is very sparse. If you can help with any of the available slots then please let Sheila Tester know asap. There will be an opportunity to sign up at the club meeting on Thursday 4th January, but time is getting short so any help will be greatly appreciated.
Congratulations are once again heading Guy Partington’s way. His portrait of ‘Harriet’ was given 1st place in this month’s competition. 2nd and 3rd places went to Mike Busby with his first ever entries into the competition; ‘Final Furlong’ and ‘Dark Secret’. Well done.
It would be lovely to see more new club class members like Mike entering January’s competition on 18th January. There will be lots of opportunities over the holiday season to get out and about with your cameras so no excuses. Images should be with me by 11th January please. Following that the February competition will be the last one for this season before the final selection of the overall winning images for the year.
A quick reminder to all club class photographers that entries for the December Round of the Small Print Competition are due in by next Thursday, 30th November. Up to three small unmounted prints can be given to me at the meeting next week. I would encourage new members to enter the competition as it can provide private feedback on your images with advice as to how they might be improved.
Huge congratulations to Guy Partington for taking all three places in the last competition.
1st Place: Dragon fly
2nd Place: Girl with no Name
3rd Place: Old Friends
Just a reminder to all Club Class members that entries for the December Competition are due in by 30th November, which is in two weeks. Let’s try and give Guy a run for his money – I already have his entries!
Just a gentle reminder to all Club Class members that the next round of the Small Print competition will be on Thursday 9th November. So could I please have all entries by Thursday 2nd which is NEXT WEEK. Three unmounted images sized up to 7″ by 5″ are all that is required, or even one or two if you are struggling to find anything suitable. I hope new members were able to see October’s entries which were on display in the small hall during the coffee break and that one or two more people will have been persuaded to enter this month. If you are still unsure of the rules and what is required then please feel to ask me or use the website to access the Members’ Handbook. I look forward to seeing more of your images next week.
Thanks to the club class members who entered the first round of the Small Print Competition. It was pleasing to see new members entering this first competition and, having seen the process, I hope some more of you will be brave enough to put forward your work for next month.
After careful consideration by the Selection Committee, the following people are the winners of this round and their images will be retained for the final annual competition in March.
1st place: Gary Howes with “Lizard”
2nd place: Guy Partington with “Isabelle”
3rd place: Gary Howes with “Eagle Eye”
Well done to these photographers and to everyone who took part. If you would like feedback on your images then please ask me at the club meeting next week when you can also collect your images.
Prints for the competition on Nov 9th should be with me by Nov 2nd please.
The first of this year’s Small Print Competitions will take place on 12th October so I would like all entries by 5th October please, which is only one week away! For anyone who doesn’t know me my name is Linda Bullimore and you can give me up to 3 prints on any subject.
All club class members are eligible to enter the competition except any winners of previous annual small print competitions. I would especially encourage new members with no camera club experience to enter as this is a “non-stress” competition with judging taking place privately and only the winners’ names being revealed. You may also ask me for any feedback which might improve your images.
Images should be 7″ by 5″ or 6″ by 4″ and do not need to be mounted. They should however have your name and a title on the reverse, preferably on a sticky label so as not to damage your print. Images can be printed at any Photo Lab eg Boots, or you can print your own. The only digital manipulation allowed is basic colour correction etc with minimal cropping – no cloning or effects please as we like to keep it really simple. Prints, straight from your camera are totally acceptable.
Looking forward to meeting lots of new entrants with different styles and experiences. Not forgetting the “older” club class members of course.
3rd Tim Crabb with “Storm over the Arun”. These are all new members this year.
Five members were represented in the final and as always it was a difficult decision. To everyone who participated this year I have to say thank you for all your entries throughout the season and I hope you will continue to support this competition next year. Thanks as always to the selection committee who always look very carefully at each image and have given invaluable advice every month.
The 15 winning images from each round of the 2016-17 Small Print Competition will be judged on Thursday 9th March by the Selection Committee. The winner will receive a small trophy at the Annual Exhibition. The first, second and third placed photographers will be entitled to an automatic entry into the Annual Exhibition in August. If you are one of these lucky people then please contact me about the requirements for the exhibition.
Thank you to all the photographers who participated this year; members have commented on the good standard achieved. And thank you to the judges who have been very thoughtful in their deliberations and have given advice as to improvements that could be made in the future. Well done to everyone and good luck to the finalists.
2nd: Guy Partington with “Thoughtful Conversation”
3rd: Mike Harris with “The Glorious Alps”
These three images will be added to the winning images from all the previous rounds to be entered into the final competition on the 9th March to decide the overall winners for this season. Good luck to all the finalists. Many thanks to all the judges who have given their time and feedback over the past year; it hasn’t always been an easy task for them to decide on the finalists. As many of you weren’t at last night’s meeting I shall be returning your images, along with some feedback, next week.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.