All posts by Lorna Brown

RPS and Print groups – Update

As the Club will not be meeting until at least the New Year, this is an update on how the Print and RPS Groups will carry on in the autumn, both virtually and looking towards possible real meetings in due course.

The Virtual Print Group has been very enjoyable and with lots of positive feed back. Of course for those of us who love the finished print (I must print something this week or my poor printer will think it is permanently abandoned) it can never entirely replace the simple pleasure of seeing and holding a print, just as the virtual meetings can never replace the pleasure of meeting our friends and colleagues. But is has had some advantages and is certainly better than nothing at all.

Along with other Club activities, we will be taking a break over August and will resume in September taking our usual second Tuesday in the month for meetings via Zoom.

The RPS Group  has been more difficult to transfer to Zoom, as the basic premise is of how a number of images sit well together in panels and looking at  a minimum of 10 images on a screen is rather limited. As the RPS had also suspended its distinctions assessments, a short break seemed sensible.

While the RPS has not yet reinstated the distinctions process, I am loath to wait longer to get this group together in some way.  So from September we will start Zoom meetings, the first on 15th September, our usual third Thursday in the month slot. 

This will be an introduction to the RPS distinctions and the fine art of panelling and I hope some of our newer members and those who might like to learn more will join us for that.

At the same time, we can consider if, how and when we might actually meet in ways that meet whatever guidance is in place through the autumn, possibly in the day time rather than evenings and with limited and carefully managed numbers.  This would enable those who have more developed panels to finalise these in readiness for the RPS to start its processes.

In the meantime, you might like to follow the RPS Facebook group for those interested in distinctions at this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/818415748671322

Stay safe and well, and enjoy the summer!

Lorna

The featured image is  from Jeff Owen’s successful Associateship panel

 

 

Virtual Print group – 14th July

The Print Group is really in its stride now with our virtual meetings and gets together again via Zoom Tuesday 14th July. While we might miss the pleasures of seeing the printed images, we are benefiting  from being able to make real-time adjustments on screen,  such as quick cropping or mono conversions.  You can send along new work for comment of bring back images you’ve worked up further after previously sharing.     You can find the invitation sign in details at the end of this post.

Once again, you are welcome to submit up to three images, and if so, please read the following guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by the end of Monday 13th Jul, by email attachment to me.
  • Resize images to 1600 x 1200 pixels, maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/
  • Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list) with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1 
  • Email them to me (if you don’t have my email address you can find a list of Useful telephone numbers and email addresses on the website under ‘Documents’
  • If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Virtual Print Group Meeting
Time: Jul 14, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85992877426?pwd=R0tLNkdHNjdWNzRqK0dPbUZCMjFMUT09

Meeting ID: 859 9287 7426
Password: 835152

The featured image is Streetly Pier Reflection by Jim Munday

Virtual Print group 9th June

The Print Group will continue to meet via Zoom and meets next on Tuesday 9th June. We’ve hit our stride now and enjoying the opportunity to make some adjustments on screen, such as quick cropping or mono conversions. It was good to share different work, with Jonathan Fiske  who is relearning film photography (an irony there as we have to meet digitally while he’s gone back to film) showing some of those first images that had been scanned in.  Others brought back images they had worked on more since we last met, or tried out new techniques.    You can find the invitation sign in details at the end of this post.

Once again, you are welcome to submit up to three images, and if so, please read the following guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by the end of Monday 8th May
  • Resize images to 1600 x 1200 pixels (apologies – a typo slipped in to the size given before), maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/
  • Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list) with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1 
  • Email them to me (if you don’t have my email address you can find a list of Useful telephone numbers and email addresses on the website under ‘Documents’
  • If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Chichester Cameraclub’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 8, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 839 2026 1975
Password: 424861

The features image is Becalmed by Brian Muir

All in a day’s work – photo essay

Photographer David Collyer, who is a Operating Department Practitioner in an Abergavenny Hospital, has documented the experiences of the department during the coronavirus epidemic. 

As well as being a revealing insight, they are a fine example of documentary photography and the images are accompanied by David’s explanatory text.

You can find the project here: –https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/06/abergavenny-nevill-hall-hospital-coronavirus-photo-essay?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Print Group Zoom Meeting

The Print Group will meet again via Zoom on Tuesday 12th May, having found our way meeting virtually, and sorting out the technical glitches we experienced on our first trial. 

As well as sharing views and tips, in many ways just as we do when we meet, an advantage of Zoom is the ability to share screens and rather than simply describing a technique, showing a quick demonstration. So rather than trying to explain where you’ll find, say, the radial filter in Lightroom, it can very speedily be shown.

Once again, you are welcome to submit up to three images, and if so, please read the following guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by the end of Monday 11th May
  • Resize images to 1900 x 1200 pixels, maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/
  • Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list)with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1 
  • Email them to me (if you don’t have my email address you can find a list of Useful telephone numbers and email addresses on the website under ‘Documents’
  • If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Print Group Zoom Meeting
Time: May 12, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85708280815?pwd=d0g3R2pqS2t6a0tqNFkxRlpDaXI2dz09

Meeting ID: 857 0828 0815
Password: 005368

Print Group Rematch

Our first virtual meeting of the Print Group was not without its technical glitches – from web connectivity drop out to upside-down camera views, but we had a lovely selection of images to look at and discuss and there was a considerable number of successful steep learning curves as well.

We’ll meet again on Wednesday  22nd  April, with tech glitches ironed out (we hope) and a backup just in case, and you’ll find the invitation link below.  If you would like to send in some images to share please read the information that follows, but you’ll be welcome to just sit in.

  • Please submit images by the end of Tuesday 21st April (the earlier deadline is so that a backup of images can be prepared)
  • Those images we didn’t get to discuss at our first meeting will be automatically carried forward, unless you prefer to replace them
  • Resize images to 1900 x 1200 pixels, maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/
  • Please title your images with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1
  • Email them to me (if you don’t have my email address you can find a list of Useful telephone numbers and email addresses on the website under ‘Documents’
  • If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

NB The 21st April should have been the RPS Group but these meetings have been postponed as all RPS activity is currently on hold. While looking at panels digitally is not a particularly productive substitute to meetings, individual images can be sent in to either the PAGB or Print Group virtual session

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Print Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 22, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting

Here

 



Print group goes virtual

The Print Group is going digital during lockdown and will continue to meet, albeit virtually, to share and discuss how to get the best out of our images, starting on Tuesday 14th April. 

You will need to send me by email attachment no more than three images sized to 1900×1200 and please title them with your name and the print title. I’ll need those by 2pm on Tuesday 14th April for inclusion. As always, you will be welcome to sit in and just watch without sending any images for inclusion, but unless we have some images we won’t have anything to share!
 
You’ll find the link to the Zoom invitation below, which you should click on at about 7.25.  If you don’t already have Zoom installed in your computer then you will be prompted and led through it, but you might like to try Zoom out before then to familiarise yourself to it if you haven’t already joined one of the Club meetings.
 
The meeting will run for no more than an hour an a half as we found this time frame seems to work best. 
 

Join us on Tuesday 14th April on Zoom by flowing the link below. 

Chichester Camera Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Chichester Print Group Meeting
Time: Apr 14, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
here

Meeting ID: 278 474 652
Password: 013281

 

RPS Group 17th march

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

It’s more good news for the RPS group with a successful LRPS submission by Wendy Davies. Wendy is one of the visitors to the Club and we are thrilled she has achieved her Licentiate. Wendy will be joining us again on Tuesday 17th March to tell us about the advisory day and the assessment itself. 

This means we have scored a hat trick within the group this season with distinctions at all levels. And it’s many congratulations to Wendy.

Join us to find out more about the various levels offered by the RPS in the small hall at Tangmere at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, and at £3 for Club members and £4 visitors. 

The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s recent successful ARPS panel

Print Group 10th March

Print Group in March is ideally placed for some last minute consideration of entries for the Spring Exhibition as well as our usual mix of work from members with all levels of experience.

Work in progress, new work, work you’d simply like to share with the group, all welcome for friendly advice, skills sharing and discussion. 

And – as always – if you’d just like to come along without bringing work, you’ll be very welcome too.

7.15 for 7.30pm start in the small hall at Tangmere with a £3 fee for members or £4 for visitors.

The featured image is by Stephen Tattersall