All posts by Lorna Brown

RPS Virtual Group

Our virtual RPS group meeting this month will be looking further at the Associateship awards from the Royal Photographic Society, including some recent successes as well as a more practical look at images that might make up a panel and how to go about putting a panel together.

You are very welcome to join us via Zoom find out more.

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Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 8 occurrence(s)
Oct 20, 2020 19:30
Nov 17, 2020 19:30
Dec 15, 2020 19:30
Jan 19, 2021 19:30
Feb 16, 2021 19:30
Mar 16, 2021 19:30
Apr 20, 2021 19:30
May 18, 2021 19:30

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The featured image is one of Jeff Owen’s recent successful A Panel images

Tangmere in lockdown

Zoom has been a real boon these past months keeping us in touch with each other and providing camera club activities. It’s not the same though as meeting up and we’re all missing getting together at our home at Tangmere Village Centre. The hall is missing us too, so I recently sent out this note via the Tangmere News, the village newsletter.

Chichester Camera Club has its home at Tangmere Village Centre but has been unable to meet since March due to Covid 19, with Club activities transferred to Zoom. Club stalwart and Tangmere resident, Lorna Brown, has documented Tangmere in lockdown, including this lovely photo of Gloria who has been organising food deliveries in the village over the past months. The Camera Club hopes to resume meeting at the hall in the new year, in the meantime you can see more about the club at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/

 

Print group Tuesday 13th October

The Print Group continues via Zoom on Tuesday 13th October, looking at how to get the best out of your digital files.  You are welcome to submit a maximum of three images for sharing and discussion, following the guidance below.

You can find  all the Zoom invitation sign in details  for Club events on the Club website under the programme listings or via the news posts

To submit images for discussion please follow this guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 12th October  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 
  • 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)

I look forward to seeing you then.

Lorna Brown

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Topic: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: Oct 13, 2020 19:30 London

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Every month on the Second Tue, until May 11, 2021, 8 occurrence(s)
Oct 13, 2020 19:30
Nov 10, 2020 19:30
Dec 8, 2020 19:30
Jan 12, 2021 19:30
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Mar 9, 2021 19:30
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May 11, 2021 19:30
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The featured image is Day Trip to London by Michael Palmer

RPS Group goes digital

As we are still unable to meet in person, this season we will start the RPS Group off via zoom, beginning on Tuesday 15th September at 7.30pm. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Royal Photographic Society distinctions, do join us for an introduction to the different levels and how to go about submitting work for assessment. A key part of putting together a portfolio of work for the RPS is how the images work together – a mini exhibition if you like – in a ‘panel’. The dark arts of panelling are not just critical for RPS submissions but helpful in putting together images for Club exhibitions and the Print Panel Competition (which we all hope will be possible next year!).

As well as an overview of the RPS awards we will be focusing this month on the LRPS, Licentiate level – the ‘L’ panel, and will look in more depth in October at the Associateship, the ARPS. Do join us to find out more.

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Time: Sep 15, 2020 19:30 London
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The featured image is from a successful L panel by Sarah Nichol

 

 

 

Print group Tuesday 8th september

The Print Group reconvenes via Zoom on Tuesday 8th September – all members are very welcome to join us. If you would like to share your images for group discussion, advice and tips on getting the best out of your digital files in readiness for that happy day when we can share actual prints again, please email a maximum of three images to me using the guidance as set out below by 5pm on Monday 7th September.

You can find the Zoom invitation sign in details at the end of this post.

To submit images for discussion please follow this guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 7th September 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)

New members – and indeed any one who has yet to take part in the group – are very welcome to sign into Zoom as observers. The sign in details are : –

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Print Group Meeting
Time: Sep 8, 2020 19:30 London

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The featured image is by Nikki Holden

Tony Walsh LRPS

I am sorry to have to let members know of the death of Tony Walsh on Friday last. Tony, Sue Nash’s Dad, was a long-time Club member who, along with his wife, Alice, was an enthusiastic contributor to Club activities until his declining health made that impossible.

Sue is grateful for all the support members gave both her Dad and her as it became increasingly difficult for Tony as his dementia worsened. Tony had moved into residential care and valued the visits he had from Club friends. He had his 90th birthday earlier this year but sadly with lockdown making it impossible for his family to visit since March, although  Alice had been with him earlier on Friday and the family valued the care the home gave.

Our thoughts are with Alice, Sue, her sister and their families.

 

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

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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

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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