Members who attended the AGM in May might remember that the Committee was asked to review the Annual Exhibition and as part of that process, we would like to have Members’ views on what they like best and anything they would like changed. To do that please find a questionnaire here Chichester Camera Club Exhibition Review which includes some background and the aims of the exhibition. Completed forms should be returned to the Club by Thursday 3rd December – or may be emailed to Lorna Brown.
Members enjoyed Tuesday’s Print Group which looked particularly at the idea of ‘competition images’ and the sort of criteria judges look for. With the deadline for submitting the first print competition entries for Beginner and Intermediate workers only two weeks away (Thursday 26th November), newer members found this especially useful.
Charlie Roe brought along some of the wonderful images by Charlie Simcox, including photographs of Chichester in the 1950s and a superb portrait dating back to 1942, which we greatly enjoyed seeing.
Next month we will be looking at the different types of print papers and how they can affect the look of the image, as well as, as always, images in every state of development that members would welcome comments and advice on. And, it being the last meeting before Christmas, there will of course be mince pies!
There are overnight carriage repairs planned for the A27 both east and west bound between Monday 9th November and Friday 13th November between Boxgrove and Crockerhill which will affect Club members going home after Tuesday’s Print Group and the Thursday Club Meeting as they come into effect from 8pm.
You can find details of the diversions that will be in place on the WSCC website here and search for ‘Tangmere’ between those dates.
There are also roadworks planned for Meadow Way (the road down from the Tangmere/ Boxgrove roundabout) the same week currently are not planned for Club nights. These are also listed on the County Council web.
It’s Print Group on Tuesday 10th November and with the first Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition coming up soon, a good opportunity to bring along prints you are considering entering.
Everyone is welcome, and all kinds of images – whether that first thoughts on new work, pieces in development or final prints you would like to show and discuss with others.
Work doesn’t have to be mounted or full size, but attached to card helps keep prints upright for viewing. If you’d like to just come along to see what the group does you will also be very welcome. 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre.
Club Members enjoyed Tony Nutley’s return visit last night (Thursday 22nd October) with Part 2 of his Diary of a TV Photographer. Tony is a seasoned professional photographer, specialising in film and tv dramas, and entertained us with his tales of the great and the good (and the not quite so good!) of stage and screen. Tony’s website looks like an A to Z of British Actors, and we enjoyed his tales behind the shots and the story of his early change to digital from film. We might well see him back for part 3!
This is my last week subbing for Jan, which I’ve enjoyed. We welcome him back from his travels next week, which is also the first Beginners and Intermediate workers PDI competition.
Planning is now under way for the 2016 North Mundham Exhibition, which will be on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January. This popular exhibition is for the Club’s advanced workers, who should let Iain McGowan know by email (email@example.com) how many screens they would like to have. Application forms will be available at the Club on 29th October. Peter Rocchiccioli will be masterminding the PDIs, and there is already an upload site here.
Iain is also looking for two volunteers. Firstly someone to run the tombola, a vital job that brings in considerable funds for the Club, and also someone to undertake the collection and printing of the exhibitors’ biographies. There is always good support for the exhibition from all members, not just those exhibiting, and it provides an excellent social event as well as a highly regarded opportunity to see a really wide range of work, so do please contact Iain if you think you can help.
Next week’s special interest group meeting is the RPS group. This group supports Club members and visitors who are interested in working towards the Royal Photographic Society awards. You are very welcome to come along to find out more about the group – there is no need to bring images, but if you have work you’d like to have considered in developing an RPS panel (that is a collection of images that work together) do bring them along. No need to make them full size, or mounted at this stage. 7.30 in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, with a cost of £3 for members and £4 for visitors
Aperture Books, one of the Club’s sponsors, are offering 50% discount on their deluxe photobooks. Dave Abbott tells us this offer – which you can find in the Annual Exhibition catalogue – has been extended to the end of January 2016 for Club members.
Joy Whiting alerted members to a special offer at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – a wonderful place for photographers. There is currently a flash sale offering half price entry for the ‘all attractions’ inclusive tickets, plus a website 20% reduction. ‘All attraction’ tickets give entry for a year. Follow this link to see the details
We had an excellent start to the competition rounds last night, with 75 images in the Advanced PDI competition. We were very grateful to Giles Barkley who stepped in as judge to replace Barry Senior. As Giles was not really well, this was particularity good of him and we appreciated his analysis and comments, and his clear enjoyment of our images.
The results will be on the website in the next day or two. You will have to log on to the ‘private’ areas of the website, so watch out for instructions on how to do that.