All posts by Michael Harris

Chair

Hi All,

Great presentations from Pete and Leigh of the Focus group last night so looking forward to the second one from Janey and Nigel on the 29th.

The following two items will be of interest for members.

1. The photographer Paul Sansome, is holding an exhibition in the newly refurbished Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester which he is sharing with glassmaker, Sue Tinkler. They are exhibiting work based on shared themes and locations. Chichester Observer coverage is here PhotoFusion – Oxmarket and the exhibition runs from 13th – 25th April (closed Mondays)

2. Margret Preece’s daughter Caroline will be giving a free talk for the RPS on 27 April at 6pm.  The talk is entitled “Tools not Rules” and she aims to provide photographers with an understanding of the impact of their in-camera and post-processing choices on the feel of the end image, in other words it is about photography as a visual language and the psychology of composition. This is the link for Caroline’s talk and you will also be able to read more about it here:  https://rps.org/events/regions/east-midlands/2021/april/tools-not-rules-a-talk-by-caroline-preece-lrps-on-photography-as-a-visual-language/
She has given this talk to quite a few clubs across the UK and it has always been very well received.

Hope to see you all next week for the ultra exciting Chairs evening which I’m sure you’ve been looking forward to in anticipation since the start of the season.

Stay safe

Mike

Chair

Hi All,

What an excellent night viewing the Bristol International. Fantastic images and our congratulations to Lorna Brown, George Atkins, Mike Davison and Jim Munday for their acceptances and Jim for his honourable mention.

I received the following mail which I am sure many will be interested in.

Hi Mike, I hope you are well. I’m getting in touch today to see if you may be interested in attending a series of free travel-inspired photography talks that we’re hosting in partnership with CameraWorld UK. They are running on Facebook Live from 20 countries over 20 weeks, starting Thursday 15th April 2021 at 12 noon (UK time).  The first is with award wining travel photographer, John Quintero talking about Mastering Available Light on a Photographic Journey through Colombia and the Amazon. I would be grateful if you could share the information with the Chichester Camera Club members and through any other networks: https://www.clik-trip.com/listing/category/events. We will send a joining link once you book your place…I would be delighted to see you there. Best wishes Suzanne.

Members should click on the link above to book a place for these free talks.

Next week we will be in the very capable hands of Pete Bamforth and Leigh Preston for the first of the Focus group presentations.

Take care.

Mike

Chair

Hi All,

I thought the triptych entries were exceptional last night and congratulations to all who entered, particularly to Jim Waddington who took first place with his image ‘Grass Between Flowers’.

The latest free talk from Lee Filters can be accessed from the link below.

Just a reminder again that the closing date for the photobook and one minute A/V competition is April 11th so please try and enter.

Next week we have the Bristol International to look forward to.

Take care.

Mike

Chair

Hi All,

What a great talk by Derek Gale last night. His wonderful creative techniques really demonstrated what movement can do for images. It was different, enjoyable and definitely thought provoking.

Our congratulations go to all who took part in the following competitions.

The last round of the Crouch Shield competition was hosted by Littlehampton camera club on the 17th of March. CCC looked to be in a strong position going into this round but unfortunately we were just pipped to the post by Steyning CC who scored 145 to our 143. It’s worth noting that David Harris scored 20 for his image ‘Damselfly Mating’ on the night. 

In the SCPF championships the final results were as follows.

1st Place New Forest
2nd Place Yateley
3rd Place Bracknell
4th Place Chichester

It’s worth noting here that Ann McDonald and David Harris had scores of 14 out of 15 for their images ‘Pelican Takeoff’ and ‘Damselfly Mating’.

Just to reiterate, the closing dates for the Spring exhibition is April 1st and for the A/V and photobook comp is April 11th.

Finally, on rather a sad note, I have to report the passing of George Taylor a long term member of the club. Should any member wish to send their condolences, please do so by email to rosslaney@mac.com. Ross is a close neighbour and will deliver them to the family.

Next week is our Triptych competition which will be judged by Jim Pascoe.

Stay safe.

Mike

Chair Update

Hi All,

I thought last nights presentation by Nigel Forster was excellent. I personally have been thinking about doing more B&W and for me Nigel just reinforced my thoughts.

To all club and intermediate members. please think about entering images for the Spring Exhibition. Sarah Nichol’s post will be attached to this newsletter. It gives further details and examples of the online gallery so you can see how your images will be presented. It is a great mechanism to display your work.

The closing date for the AV & Photobook comp is the 11th April, not the 18th as I said in last weeks newsletter, so apologies for that. This is a new venture for the club and we look forward to seeing your results.

For information, the PDI of the Year , which was programmed to take place on 27 May, has been replaced by a presentation from James Kerwin entitled ‘Sands of Time’. It will now take place during the Annual Exhibition as per normal.

Next week we are in the company of Derek Gale who will be presenting his talk entitled “Movement in Photography”.

Take care and stay safe.

Mike

Chair

Hi All,

Just a few quick reminders about upcoming Comps and Exhibitions..

Tryptych entries need to be in by 18th March for the competition on the 1st April.

One minute AV and Photobook entries need to be in by 18th April for the competition on 6th May.

Spring Exhibition entries need to be in by 1st April.

Next week we have the pleasure of Nigel Forster’s company for his presentation entitled ‘Monochrome in Outdoor Photography’. Judging by his website it should be an excellent evening.

Be safe and take care.

Mike

Chair

Hi everybody,

I’m sure that you enjoyed the presentation from Sue Morris last night. Her talk was interesting, comical and included some fantastic images and tips. For me the shots in Africa were astounding but the whole evening was enjoyable.

For those of you that were unable to attend the talk by Lee Filters, I’m happy to say that for the next couple of weeks you can access it using the link below.

https://vimeo.com/515964227/4f5968a664

A reminder from Peter Rocchiccioli that the closing date for the PAGB Masters of Print is 15th April. If you want to enter then Peter needs the prints by 22nd March and you can ring him on 02392 467695 for the address of where to send them. Please see the PAGB webpages using the link below for more info and rules for the competition:

http://www.thepagb.org.uk/competitions/pagb-masters-of-print/

Next week we have the pleasure of the company of Martin Davies presenting his talk ‘LRPS to Photogrammetry’, so an evening to look forward to.

Best regards to all.

Mike

Chair

Hi All,

I’m sure you all enjoyed last nights presentation by Chris Palmer. He clearly demonstrated his love for photography and gave us many tips on how he works and showed some fabulous images.

Two important reminders.

One from Sarah Nichol, that entries for the Spring Exhibition need to be in by April 1st and the details were published in the newsletter of 19/02/21 so please check to make sure you know exactly what you need to do.

Another from Janey Devine, that there is still time to register for the Arena e-Seminar on 6th March. Its free and has an excellent line up of speakers: 
Polina Plotnikova  FRPS, Sue Brown FRPS, Tony Worobiec FRPS and Tom Way – our guest speaker

Details are on  the Arena Website:   https://arenaphotographers.com/arena-zoom-seminar-2021/

To register direct – use the following link: 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JQbTXqgwR3CcILJ6ADrY-Q

If you think you have already registered but not received any communication about it (a reminder should be sent this weekend, then another a day before, and another an hour before…..) it may be you only did part one of the registration process. Either register again (Zoom will simply ignore duplicate email addresses if you have in fact already registered). Apologies for the confusion!

Finally we are in the company of Sue Morris next week with her talk entitled ‘Whiskers and Wings’ so I hope to see you all there.

Take care and there is light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

Mike

chair

Hi All,

Lots to talk about today.

Epsom Camera Club Invitational Challenge.

Firstly I’d like to congratulate all the entrants from our club who had images in the above challenge last Monday. Particularly David Harris, scoring a maximum 10 for his image ‘Damselfly Mating Wheel (Ischnura Elelgans)’, Ann McDonald scoring a 10 for her image ‘Pelican Takeoff’ and Jim Munday scoring a 9.5 for his image ‘Watching the Storm’, although I have to say all our images were excellent. Five clubs were involved and the image quality was very high. Chichester came second by half a point to the eventual winners Tandridge Camera Club.

Lee Filters Outreach programme.

We have received an exclusive invite to their first Official LEE-Unfiltered Clubs talk which will be held this coming Monday evening the 22nd February starting at 7.00pm.  The talk will be with Justin Minns and will hosted by Simon Garratt, Business Development Executive of Lee Filters. This event is FREE to all members and should any member wish to join please do so by clicking the following link.

Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/93839202364?pwd=andLZWMvOGJFcXBFb1UxR256V0JHUT09

  Webinar ID: 938 3920 2364 Passcode: 647226

Developing equipment.

The club has received a mail from a Mr Graham Dodd who has a full set of 35mm photo developing equipment which has not been used since the 1980’s. All items are in original boxes and include a Kaiser System – V 4460 enlarger. If any member is interested please let me know as soon as possible otherwise it will be going to the recycling centre.

Olympus discount.

A handy tip from Roger Hance, our speaker on the 11th feb. If members subscribe to either David Tipling`s or Tesni Wards newsletters, when signed up they will send you a 10% discount code. 
The discount code works on all Olympus products purchased from the OlympusUK web site.  It will not work if you buy them through independent retailers like WEX, LCE, Park Cameras etc. 

Finally, next week we are in the company of Chris Palmer who will be giving his presentation, Beyond the Summit’ / Talking Pictures?, so I hope to see you there.

Stay safe

Mike

Chair

Hi Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the talk by Roger Hance last night. I found him very informative and he showed some lovely images. He is also a big fan of Genesis which was another plus.

This past year has had an adverse affect on our ability to show off our images which is a prime function of a camera club. We have therefore initiated an exhibition working party, chaired by Jonathan Fiske, to address this issue and it met earlier this week. It’s first decision was to hold the Spring and Annual exhibitions using software that allows us to develop an online walk round gallery. The provisional dates, and these may change however you will be kept fully informed, are as follows.

Spring Exhibition, in its normal format, to be launched 1st May and entries will need to be in by the end of April.

Annual exhibition to be launched 7th August and entries will need to be in by the end of June. The PDI’s for this exhibition will be judged in mid July and the club will hold a zoom meeting to launch the exhibition and award respective trophies.

Our thanks to Sarah Nichol who will lead for the spring exhibition and to Peter Rocchiccioli and Lorna Brown who will lead for the annual exhibition.

While there are still a range of details to confirm, I hope that this comes as good news and as many of you as possible will enter. The working party is meeting again on the 22nd so please keep an eye on future newsletters for updates.

Next week we welcome Sally Sallett as our guest speaker and the title of her talk is ‘Never underestimate an old woman with a camera’ so it could contain some surprises. I look forward to seeing you then.

Take care and stay safe.

Mike