All posts by Lorna Brown

Print Group Tuesday 13th November

We had a really lively Print Group in October, with two members bravely showing work for the first time – and very good work it was too!  

We meet again on Tuesday 13th November, and this month we will be considering in particular composition and images of water. You may of course – as always  –  bring along work in progress or work you would simply like to share of any sort, but  particularly welcome will be images you feel demonstrate those rules of composition, or indeed that successfully break those rules.

Also – at our last meeting we discussed the speeds required to freeze water or conversely, to create those soft  or even milky images of moving water.  If you have examples and the camera speeds you used do bring those along.  About 8 images and backed with card (to help them stay on the stands) is suggested to ensure time for everyone.

Members who would just like to come along without showing work are also welcome – come along to get a feel for the group to see if it’s for you.  We meet at 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere, with a cost of £3 for members and £4 for visitors.


Some Enchanted Evening by Brian Southward

Sales opportunities at the Novium

Many of our Club Members make greetings cards and offer prints for sale and there will be a chance to put these on display in the shop area or the Novium during our forthcoming exhibition.

In the first instance, please let me know what you might like to have for sale – at this stage it’s quite open and we can agree with the museum what, how and display arrangements.

Please note we have agreed a 15% commission with the museum for all sales which is very advantageous and considerably less than the usual percentage they charge.

Lorna Brown

Stephen Tattersall’s Moody Sunset

Chichester Camera Club Novium Exhibition – Preview Evening

Members will be aware that the Club has a very special exhibition this winter working with the Novium, Chichester’s district museum in Tower Street.  The exhibition marks 125 years since the beginnings of the Club with the Chichester Photographic Society and will include sections drawn from the Club’s archive of prints, work that illustrates and has been inspired by the Chichester district area and our current work.

The Novium would like to invite members to the preview evening on Wednesday 21st November – as the invitation below. Please note though that unlike the Preview for our Annual Exhibition, the space is limited and consequently the invitation is open to Club members only and is on a strictly first come first served basis. Please reply to Laura Williams at the Novium via her email as shown in the invitation.


Print Group 9th October

The Print Group got of to a very lively start this season at our meeting in September and we were pleased to welcome new Club members.  Other than one brave soul our new members didn’t bring work this time, which is fine, but they are promising to do so in October.  Later in the season we will have meetings that look at specifics of the printed images, but October will be a general meeting to simply share our images – perhaps with an eye on the forthcoming first print competitions this season.

The group is an ideal way to share your enjoyment in photography It’s all about the end product so we cover composition, cropping, content and also look at the ways different papers will affect the finished picture. You’ll pick up lots of tips too, on camera technique and post proccessing.

Just bring along your favourite images to share, or perhaps work in progress. If you’d like to different ideas about images that just aren’t coming together as you’d like, the Print Group is an ideal place for you.  You’ll also be very welcome to just come along to find out more about the group without bringing work to show.

The group is open to all photographers, whether new or advanced, and is an easy way in to learn about critique and chat to other Club members about work.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, at 7.30pm. There’s a charge of £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.


Novium Museum – Deadline for submissions

Plans for our very special exhibition at the Novium, Chichester’s district museum are progressing really well.  A very varied exhibition is coming together featuring work from our archive – including lantern slides from the early days of the Club, which started in 1893 as the Chichester Photographic Society.

As well as a section of our contemporary work. a large part of the exhibition will be photographs drawn from across the Chichester district area that show activities, the people and the geography of this diverse area.  Club members have been submitting their images, many drawn from their back catalogues, such as Dave Abbott’s  late 1980’s image above, for this part of the exhibition and the deadline in now looming, Thursday 4th October.

We would like lots of images, and you can submit either prints, which should be unmounted and either A4 or A3, or you can upload through the normal Photocomp routed digital images.  Prints should have your name, the title, the location and the date of the photograph, and digital image titles should include the location and date too please.

The usual suspects are of course Goodwood, Chichester City, the Weald and Downland Museum, the Witterings and Selsey and West Dean, so we would particularly welcome images from outside that area, even slightly over the borders too. Unlike the Club’s 10 Miles of Chichester competition for the Annual Exhibition, these do not need to be immediately recognisable locations.

The exhibition will open to the public on 24th November and runs through until 10th March 2019.





Chichester Camera Club exhibition at the Novium Museum

This winter the Club will be exhibiting at the Novium Museum in Chichester and we are now looking for images from all members.  The exhibition is being developed in partnership with the museum and, as you can see from the image below, marks the 125th Anniversary of the Club, under the title, A Celebration of People and Places.

The exhibition will include some of our contemporary work, some drawn from our archives and include a strong community input.  There will also be a theme of how the Chichester district has inspired photography and it is your images from across the district that we are now inviting you to submit for consideration.

Chichester district is a very large geographic area, reaching from just east of Rowland’s Castle to Wisborough Green, and from Selsey on the coast up to Linchmere Common, just south of Haslemere.  

The Photocomp portal is now open for you to upload up to 10 images of the people and places you have photographed across the district.  Please upload at 1920 x  1080 dpi and in sRBG as normal..  From the first Thursday of the new season, there will also be a box for prints.  Unusually, these should be unmounted, and ideally A3 but can be A4. The work does not have to be recent, and unlike the 10 Miles of Chichester Cross section in the Annual Exhibition, there is no requirement for the image to be recognisably of the area, but should have a title, plus location and on prints the date of the photograph.  Just add a label to the back of your prints with your name, image title &  location and the date. The closing date is Thursday 4th October.

This is a really exciting and one-off opportunity so do please look out your suitable images and start uploading!

Lorna Brown

Print Group – Tuesday 11th September

The Print Group reconvenes for the new season on Tuesday 11th September, meeting as always in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30pm.

The group is an ideal way to share your enjoyment in photography  and to share views, tips and techniques on printed images.  It’s all about the end product, so so while we don’t look specifically at the process of printing itself (see the Digital Group for sessions on printing), we do look at all matters relating to the end image.  So we cover composition, cropping, content and also look at the ways different papers will affect the finished picture, as well as touching on mounting.

You can bring along your favourite images to share, work in progress, those images that don’t quite seem to come together on which you’d like different opinions or perhaps images you are thinking about entering for competitions.  You’ll also be very welcome to just come along to find out more about the group without bringing work to show.

Images don’t need to be mounted, but please do just stick them onto some firm card so that they will stay on the display stands we use.

The group is open to all photographers, whether new or advanced, and is an easy way in to  learn about critique and chat to other Club members about work. The group is also open to non-members, and the charge is £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.

Rain Clearing Luckentyre, by Lorna Brown is printed on a Fotospeed matt fine art paper

Annual Exhibition Important Updates

It’s just two weeks now until our Annual Exhibition opens, with the Pre Exhibition Meeting for Members on Thursday 2nd August (Tangmere Village Centre as usual at 7.30pm) and our Preview Evening on Friday 10th August for all Members, family, friends and our guests, and your help is needed urgently on a number of things.  Please see the reminders and requests that follow.

The Exhibition Week – Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (not Sunday): Most importantly, we need many, many more stewards over the week of the exhibition, as you can see from the rota here: –

Stewards Rota 2018 update

Please let Phil Shaw at know which slots you can take on.  Phil will also be looking to sign Members up at the Pre Exhibition meeting on Thursday 2nd August, so please bring your diaries so that we can fill the rota up completely.

Exhibition Set Up: Friday 10th August is set up day – John Howes will need volunteers the evening before and on the morning to get all the equipment down to the Assembly Room.  Full details form John at the Pre Exhibition meeting.  All Members who have work in the exhibition and can be there, should come along to help put up their own prints that morning from 9am.

Card Sales:  Members who make greetings cards are very welcome to bring these along for sales during the week of the exhibition.  You can leave them on the Friday or drop them in on Saturday.

Preview Evening: Sheila Tester is once again masterminding the excellent buffet we lay on.  Please provide finger food, such as cakes and savouries that can be cut into slices, or bite sized items, and ready plated will be very helpful.  Bring these along before 7pm to the Assembly Room.  The event itself is 7pm for 7.30pm and I’m pleased to say that Walter Benzie, past President of the RPS will be with us again this year, and the Mayor of Chichester, who is our Patron, Cllr Martin Bell is our guest of honour.

Take down – 5pm Saturday 18th August: At the close of the exhibition please come along to collect your prints (you will find some will be retained by the Selection Committee for next season’s external competitions) or arrange for someone else to collect your prints for you.  We will also need help in dismantling the exhibition, clearing up the hall and getting all the equipment back to storage.

Finally – a a massive thank you everyone who has been involved in the  extensive behind the scenes activity that is required to make our annual exhibition so successful each year and to those of you who have already signed up to help further!



Annual Exhibition News

It’s under six weeks now to the opening of the Annual Exhibition, so a few reminders about key dates.

Thursday 2nd August is the Club Members’ Pre Exhibition meeting, at 7.30pm at Tangmere as usual.  The Exhibition Catalogue will be available then (still only £1!), plus posters and flyers for general distribution.  

Stewarding,  volunteers for stewarding are still needed for various dates throughout the week – watch out for a post from Phil Shaw, the Exhibition Secretary, with slots still needing to be filled.

Friday 10th August is set up day, all Members should attend to set up their own exhibit.  There will be plenty of help on hand for those who haven’t done this before – from about 9am please and all done by midday.

That is also the Preview Evening to which all Members, family, friends and invited guests are very welcome. That’s a 7pm for 7.30 start.  After the awards there will be our traditional buffet (Sheila Tester will be looking for helpers) and a chance to see the exhibition before it opens to the public the following day.  This is a really enjoyable evening, so even if you didn’t submit anything for exhibiting this year, do come along

Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (closed Sunday) the Exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day, with coffee, tea and cake available.  The are over 200 images in print form and some 150 projected images on show.  members who wish to have their own greetings cards on sale can do so – with a 15% commission to the Club.  Please bring these along on the Friday.

Saturday 18th August is take down day at 5pm.  Again ALL Members should be on hand to take away their prints – although do please note that the Selection Committee will set some aside for consideration for external competitions next season.

AND ALSO!  Don’t forget the exhibition that follows this is at the Novium Museum where images inspired by the Chichester district will be featured.  Images from around the district – new and old – will be required, so watch out for information on submitting those.

Lorna Brown, Chair