All posts by Lorna Brown

Images of Spring?

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 anthony.quail@waitrose.com

Lorna Brown

 

 

RPS Group

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).

Lorna Brown

The featured image is by Sara Nichol and formed part of her successful LRPS

Print Group 8th October

Print Group got of to a great start last month with a good number of brave new members ready to show work, and very interesting work it was too with much diversity. 

We meet again on Tuesday 8th October at 715 for a 7.30pm start in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, at £3 for members.

As always, the group welcomes photographers at all levels of experience and you can bring along work at various stages to share. It can be finished work you’d like to show, work in progress or that tricky image that you’d like advice on. You might like to use the group to help you deiced which images to put in for competitions, and later in the year to think about exhibition prints.

You are also welcome to just come along to see what the group is about and there’s no need to bring work if you don’t feel ready to.

There’s no need to mount work – but if you attach prints (which can be just A5 approximate size) to card they will sit better on the prints stands.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Lorna Brown

The featured image is by Steven Tattersall

Print group 10th September

The first Print group of the new season is on Tuesday 10th September in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre. New members are especially welcome to come along and find out more. 

The group is a friendly and supportive way to share your images and your views. Those coming along have a wide range of photographic experience and knowledge which we share in an informal workshop type setting.  For those who have never shown their photographs to anyone other than family and friends, we know it can be quite daunting to share your images with others and this group is a very easy way to take that step. We all learn from each other and can assist with in getting the best out of your prints, deciding which images to enter for competitions or just to enjoy seeing each many different styles and interests in the work we share.

While you are not obliged to bring along work and can just come along to see what we do, you are encouraged to do so. Prints can be any size, do not need to be mounted, can be work in progress or long finished images you’d just like to show.  Do though please back prints with some card so they will stay upright on the print stands we use.

Come along at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, and there is a charge of £3 for Club members, £4 for visitors who are also very welcome.

The featured image is Port in a Storm by Jim Mundy

Ladies Lunch – Last CAll

Dear Ladies of the Club

This is a reminder that if you would like to join us for the ‘End of Term’ lunch at our favourite hostelry, the Walnut Tree in Runcton on Friday 31st May at 12.30 for 1pm to let me know by Friday 11th May please.

In the first instance, please let me know if you would like to join us , and then I will ask for your order a little nearer the time.

For our newer members, this is a great informal get-together which is open to all the women members over a bite to eat and a glass or two and a good opportunity to get to know each other better. Do come along!

Email me (lornabrown200@gmail.com) to let me know by Friday 11th May please.

Best wishes

Lorna

Print Group Tuesday 14th May

Print Group sessions draw to a close for this season on Tuesday 14th May with a timely opportunity to take a final look at print entries for this year’s Annual Exhibition (deadline 16th May) and how best to maximise your submissions. Advice also available for those who’d like to produce a hanging plan for their entries!

You’re very welcome – as always – to bring any prints along you’d like to share, discuss or ask for thoughts about, and it’s not necessary to bring work in mounts. It does help though if you simply stick any prints onto some sort of card so that they will stand up on the stands.

Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30pm (help setting up earlier than that also appreciated) with a £3 charge for Members and £4 for visitors.

Print Group 12th March

This month’s Print Group is Perfectly Positioned for Panels. With the Spring Exhibition at the end of March and the Print Panel Competition itself on the 4th April, this is a timely opportunity to look at how images work well together through some of the principles behind panelling – which in its simplest means how best to put a group of images together.

This includes thinking about using images with a similar tonal range, concepts such as central images and ‘bookends’ and telling visual stories. We can also touch on the dark arts of making hanging plans.

As always you can bring along work in progress, final ideas to share with others or just come along to meet others and join in the discussions.

Tuesday 12th March in the small hall at Tangmere at for a 7.30pm start. Visitors also very welcome, at a fee of £4, with £3 for Club Members.

A hanging plan for an LRPS submission: Lorna Brown

Novium Exhibition – dates for diaries

It is now less than three weeks until the close of our wonderful exhibition at the Novium – so not only is this a last call to get along to see it if you haven’t yet, but also gives important information on how to collect your work from the museum

The museum staff will take all the prints down on Monday 11th March and leave these ready for your collection, along with the title blocks if you would like to have yours. Please collect your prints from the museum on Tuesday 12th or Wednesday 13th March or arrange for someone to collect them on your behalf.

If you really can’t collect them, remaining prints will be returned to the hall for your collection at a later date, but we would be grateful if the very great majority are taken away directly from the museum.

With grateful thanks in anticipation

Lorna Brown

The Novium Exhibition, image by Andy Dulson

Chichester Red Box Donation

I’m very pleased to report that the Club’s extraordinarily generous collection for the Chichester Red Box Scheme was handed over to the Chichester and Midhurst scheme representative, Lynsey, at Chichester College last week.

Lynsey tells us that with such a generous donation of £205 cash and a large box of sanitary protection goods, they will be able to also buy underwear, which while not usually donated, is often required. The items will be distributed across the area, which includes Bognor Regis. Lynsey also tells me that this includes small red boxes at local primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

We have card a card from Lynsey, and as you can imagine, the about we were able to raise has been very gratefully received. Can I also add my personal thanks to you all for making this such a successful collection.

Lorna Brown

Chichester Red Box Scheme