There will be a celebratory mood at our December RPS group meeting which takes place on Tuesday 17th December in the small hall at 7.15 for 7.30pm as Jeff Owen who has recently achieved his ARPS will be bringing along his successful panel.
You’ll be very welcome to join us to find out more about the group and – if you are ready – to bring along prints you are thinking about for the RPS distinctions.
In keeping wit the celebratory mood and being close to Christmas, there will of course be mince pies too!
Our December Print Group meeting will be on Tuesday 10th, in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15 for 7.30pm.
As usual you are very welcome to come along to see what the group gets up, to bring work in any stage of development whether that’s work you’d like to share, images that are puzzling you or work that has been in competitions that you’d like to talk about. Nothing needs to be mounted but backing prints with any card you have to hand will keep the images upright on the print stands.
This being our meeting close to Christmas there will of course be mince pies!
In the last few years we have taken to celebrating Little Christmas – or Nollaig na mBan in Ireland – which takes place on Epiphany. Traditionally, and the tradition exists in places across the British Isles and Scandinavia, this is the day when the women rest and the men undertake all the usual chores. We celebrate by getting together for lunch.
Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, falls this year on Monday 6th January and rather than extend our Christmas celebrations into another week, we will celebrate on Friday 3rd January provisionally at the Walnut Tree in Runcton at 12.30 for 1pm.
In the first instance please let me know by email (email@example.com) if you would like to join us. A little alter I will ask for your menu choice in advance of the booking.
Please let me know by Friday 20th December if you would like to come along – there is no need to contact me if you will not be coming.
Some members will be aware of plans to close the Oving Traffic lights as part of the large developments at Shopwyke which will affect many Camera Club members as they travel to and from the Club.
The Tangmere News includes this and members might wish to follow up to lodge any objections you might have: –
“Objections for the official TRO for the closure of the lights closed in November but because there were enough objections were received the matter will be kept open for a little while longer.
Within this window, the organisers of the petition are trying to get as many signatures in order to put pressure on their MP to raise the issue again with the Secretary of State for Transport. It’s hoped that they have until January to do so. With over 1,700 signatures so far, they are well on the way to getting at least 2,500. it’s been featured on Chi Observer Facebook page and it can be found at www.change.org and search Oving lights, or find the link to the petition at www.facebook.com/savetheovinglights“
There is excellent news on the Royal Photographic Society front with Jeff Owen achieving his associateship. Jeff was awarded his ARPS with his intriguing panel “Bark Beetle Tracks” .
This prestigious RPS award requires applicants to submit 15 related images that sit harmoniously together and meet the aims set out in a statement of intent. Jeff’s panel was created from macro images of the tracks made by bark beetle larva feeding on the trees. In the trails the larva left behind Jeff saw, patterns that ‘reminded me of ancient art, Nazca lines in the Peru desert, cave paintings, hieroglyphs and aboriginal art. In some I could see strange figures locked together.’
Jeff processed the images to bring out his interpretation but notes that we each see something different and asks what do you see? One of Jeff Owen’s successful ARPS panel images
Another recent RPS success was for Jonathan Fiske who entered the monthly competition for the first time and was short listed. To make the final 20 out of 738 entries is a very good result, and especially pleasing for a first attempt.
Jonathan Fiske’s image that was short listed in the October RPS monthly competition
The November meeting of the RPS group will be on Tuesday 19th, as usual in the small hall at Tangmere Village centre with a 7.15 for 7.30pm start.
The group meets to support both Club members and visitors who are interested in pursuing the accreditations offered by the Royal Photograph Society at Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship levels.
This supportive group has helped many over the years to attain these highly regarded accreditations so do come along to find out more. There’s no need to bring work to begin with – you’ll be very welcome just to join us to see if this might be something you’d like to follow.
The cost per session is £3 for Club Members and £4 for visitors.
The featured image is Home from the Market by Sarah Nichol and was one of the images in her recent successful LRPS submission
We had another very lively Print Group meeting in October and it is especially encouraging that so many of our newer members are coming along and starting to share their work.
Our discussions turned to the use of good quality printing paper and with this in mind our November meeting will look in particular at the ranges of papers, the pros and cons of lustre, glossy and matt, matching images to paper types and some of the different manufacturers.
If you’d like to just come along and find out more, it isn’t obligatory to bring images, but if you would like to, do bring your images, work in progress or finished work as always. And if you use different types of paper you’d like to show, that would be particularly helpful, but not necessary – any photographs you’d like to share, discuss and get advice on will be welcome.
The featured image is Nest by Lorna Brown and is printed on a matt paper
Chichester Society has asked if any of our members have an image with a spring theme for publication in the March 2020 edition of the magazine.
Publication would be on a two-page spread of A3 landscape size, and offers a good opportunity to have one of your images published. The Chichester area is large, so images included in the Chichester District section of our exhibition at the Novium last winter would be ideal.
If you think you have something suitable, please contact Anthony Quail, the Secretary of the Chichester Society and magazine editor, directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
The RPS Group welcomes all those who are interested in finding out more and working towards the distinctions offered by the Royal Photographic Society. We meet for our second session this season on Tuesday 15th October when we will be looking at some recent LRPS (Licentiate) and ARPS (Associate) awards and the underlying principles of making panels (that is a cohesive group pf images) at those levels.
You are welcome to simply come along to find out more, and when you are ready, to bring along a good wide selection of your photographs. These do not need to be full size (A5 or so is fine), but do please tack them onto some card as this helps keep them upright on the print stands we use.
Other members of the group are already well on their way to completed panels and our discussions of those will demonstrate further how to go about applying for these highly regarded distinctions.
You don’t need to be a member of Chichester Camera Club to join this (or indeed any of our Special Interest Groups).
The featured image is by Sara Nichol and formed part of her successful LRPS
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