All posts by Lorna Brown

Mount Boards – Free to good homes

There is precious little going on in the way of mounting prints jst now, but with a little forward thinking, this might be a good offer, especially for newer members who are yet to embark down the mounted print route. It’s always useful to see images mounted to see how they really look and having some on hand a real benefit.

Janey Devine has a number of good condition mount boards that are now surplus to her requirements. they are all 40 x 50 cms, single mounts in Britannia card, off-white. The professionally cut aperture sizes are as follows: –
2:3  ratio – 31.6  by  21.7,   29.6  by  19.7, 21.5  by  14.2, 19.2  by  12.8
1:3 ratio – 42.2 by 14.2
1:4 ratio – 40.2 by 10.2, 30 by 7.5
1:2 ratio – 28.4 by 14.2
1:1 ratio – 1 9 by 19, 14.2 by 14.2

If anyone would like any of these mounts, please contact me via the printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk mail and I will pass your message on to Janey. janey will hold on to the mounts until we can again meet, otherwise they will be going to the tip.

The featured image by Andy Dulson shows a range of mounted images at the Club’s exhibition at the Novium Museum in 2018

PAGB Masters of Print 2021

Opportunities to enter printed images are few and far between just now, but the PAGB Masters of Print offers just that. This prestigious competition is open now and this is call to Club members to take part.

The competition is open to members of PAGB affiliated Clubs (such as Chichester Camera Club) and you can enter up to five images in any mix of the three categories, mono, colour and nature. Images can be printed at any size on A3 or 16 x 12 paper, with some restrictions on photographs that have been used in inter-club competitions in the past three years. You can find the full details and rules at http://www.thepagb.org.uk/competitions/pagb-masters-of-print/

Peter Rocchiccioli has kindly offered to co-ordinate entries – you’ll need to send your entries to Peter at Ludlow, Copse Lane, Hayling Island, Hants, PO11 0QA by 15th February and Peter will forward them to the PAGB.

Club members have had some good successes in recent years with Masters of Print, the featured successful image here is Jim Mundy’s Port in a Storm

RPS Zoom Meeting 19th January

We ended 2020 with some good news. Jim Waddington has been awarded a Licentiate with the RPS with an excellent panel. Jim shared this with us, telling us something of the work behind his panel and Janey Devine was able to shed some light on the assessment process too. Well done Jim! We meet again on Tuesday 19th January with high hopes for further successes in 2021, so if you are interested in learning more about the RPS distinctions and how successful portfolios are put together, do join us.  When you are ready, you can submit a number of images for discussion, along with possible hanging plans and – for A panels – your project outline or statement of intent.  For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 18th January. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09   Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Jim Waddington’s  successful L Panel

Print Group Zoom Meeting Tuesday 12th January

Our first meeting of 2021 will be on Tuesday 12th January, starting at 7.30pm on Zoom.

As usual we will 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.

Please note that you should now use printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk for mailing all images not the personal email addresses you used before.

Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 11th January by email attachment to printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

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. (Titles aren’t necessary for either print Group or the RPS Group meetings.)

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: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2021 19:30 London
Every month on the Second Tue, until May 11, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
Jan 12, 2021 19:30
Feb 9, 2021 19:30
Mar 9, 2021 19:30
Apr 13, 2021 19:30
May 11, 2021 19:30
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcvc-mvrjgtEtZzGrJmp6gtU5r4Kms7_7Is/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrrD8qHdSWtxGFRpwqAI-gc-3ziHZaj7dnhjj3KS1DNATiA7dQZplyA4_v

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The featured image is ‘Agapanthus Trio’ by Lorraine Short

RPS PDI Competition 2020 Successes

The Royal Photographic Society has a number of sub-groups, including the Digital Imaging Group. That group runs annual competitions, this time confined – as so much – to Projected Images.

I’m very pleased to say that Richard Webb had his lovely image, Dandelion Clock, accepted, which along with his recent salon successes has Richard on a roll just now.

Ricard isn’t yet a member of the RPS and helpfully here demonstrates membership isn’t necessary to enter these competitions, which are published in a very good quality catalogue. I was pleased to also get images accepted this time, but the Digital Imaging Group published the list of acceptances alphabetically under image titles rather than by author so I might have missed other club members who were successful. Do let me know if this is the case.

These acceptances don’t count towards FIAP awards but are another way to have your work shown more widely than just within the Club so perhaps next year (when we can but hope print images will again be possible) let’s see if we can get a higher Club count in the entries.

The featured image is Richard Webb’s Dandelion Clock, an accepted image in the RPS Digital Imaging Group PDI Competition 2020.

To the Ladies of the Club

It has been our habit in recent years to meet for lunch to celebrate Little Christmas – or Women’s Christmas. Little Christmas, Nollaig na mBan in Irish or Nollaig Bheag in Scottish Gaelic is a tradition that marks Twelth Night, or Epiphany on 6th January.

It survives in places across the world, but we particularly like the Irish tradition where the men take on all the household duties for the day and the women meet up together, which we have done meeting up for lunch.

Sadly, it looks very unlikely we will be able to celebrate this year due to Covid restrictions not permitting meeting together. I think it very unlikely restrictions will ease by so early in the New Year, but should that happen, I will get in touch to see if a probably limited gathering might go ahead.

In the more likely scenario that we are all at home on 6th January, let us at least raise a private glass (or two – who’s to judge?) and look forward to the possibility of a Ladies wot Lunch simply because we can once restrictions are lifted.

Cheers ladies!

RPS Group – 15th December

The RPS group meets again before Christmas on Tuesday 15th December,  offering support to those interested in working towards a Royal Photographic Society distinction.  You can submit a number of images for discussion, along with possible hanging plans and – for A panels – your project outline or statement of intent, or indeed just join us to learn more about how successful portfolios are put together.  For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. In the absence of a physical meeting just before Christmas – do sign in with a glass of something cheery to enjoy while we chat! Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 14th December. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: RPS Group Monthly Meeting Time: Nov 17, 2020 19:30 London Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 7 occurrence(s) 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 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09 Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s successful A Panel

PRINT group meeting Tuesday 8th December

The Print Group continues our virtual meetings with another Zoom call on Tuesday 8th December. In the absence of a real meeting do top up a glass and bring a mince pie to your monitor so we can cheer on Christmas and the New Year!

As usual we will 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.

Please note that you should now use printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk for mailing all images not the personal email addresses you used before.

Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 7th December by email attachment to printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

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. (Titles aren’t necessary for either print Group or the RPAS Group meetings.)

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: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: Dec 8th, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 832 4070 3782
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The featured image is ‘Burnham Low Lighthouse’ by Andy Bracey

RPS Group 17th November

Following our sessions looking at an overview of the RPS distinctions, the RPS Group continues via Zoom sharing images that might form suitable portfolios – panels – for submission to the RPS. 

For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together. 

If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme.

You are also very welcome to join the meeting simply to watch.

Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 16th November.

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RPS Group Monthly Meeting
Time: Nov 17, 2020 19:30 London
Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)
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


Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645
Passcode: 965288

The featured image is from Frank Adams’ FRPS panel

Print group Tuesday 10th November

The Print Group’s November Zoom meeting falls on Tuesday 10th November, once again 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. November’s meeting will be led by Tim Crabb in Lorna’s absence.

Please note that you should now use printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk for mailing all images not the personal email addresses you used before.

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 9th November by email attachment to printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

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)

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: Nov 10, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83240703782?pwd=azAySFhjeHdZbzZIZ0NuTnZBb3Z5QT09

Meeting ID: 832 4070 3782
Passcode: 528180

The featured image is ‘The Basket Maker’ by Mike Davison