All posts by Michael Harris

Don Baldwin

I’m sorry to be the bearer of sad news but I’ve been informed by Jim Waddington  that Don passed away yesterday morning. I will send a card to his family from the club.

North Mundham January 2017, Photo Jan Davis


Don Baldwin

The club has received the following e-mail from Jim Waddington.

‘I have just heard that Don Baldwin, a very long serving member of Chichester Camera Club, has been admitted to St Wilfred’s Hospice. He has been poorly for a long time now and I am sure there are many members who remember Don would appreciate to hear this sad news. Of course, due to the virus, there are no visitors permitted apart from pre-booked family members’.

That is the full extent of our understanding at present. I will get a card today and send him best wishes on behalf of the club.

Mike Harris

A New Beginning

Good morning to you all. I hope you and yours are all well and safe during these weird times.

First a very big thanks to all for giving me the honour of being your Chair for the next two years. I am looking forward to maintaining the high level of proffessionalism that has been demonstrated by past Chairs since I joined the club. 

I’d like to be a visible and contactable Chair as I think it is important that members feel comfortable in being able to contact me and discuss any issues that they may have whether they be good or bad. While I might not be able to find a solution I will try to attain the best one possible.

Last night we had a very good AGM and I’d like to express my thanks to all the officers and post holders who have been elected and really look forward to working with them. I’d also like to thank Mike Hancock on your behalf for his sterling work over the last two years and wish him a happy retirement.

Currently we have a programme running to the first week in July and last night we agreed that we should continue throughout the summer break with further talks from guest speakers. Please keep an eye on the programme section of our website for further details.

Finally, it is an unknown when we will be able to start our meetings at Tangmere so we will keep a very close eye on future Government plans before we make any decisions and will keep you fully informed.

Thanks again and stay safe. It will end sometime soon (that’s Covid by the way not my chairmanship) I hope.

Regards to all.


Future Zoom Programme

Hi All,

I sincerely hope you are all well in these unusual times. Even though we are fast approaching the end of our season we’ve made the decision to continue with Zoom meetings throughout the summer recess for as long as this lockdown and social distancing continues. This newsletter therefore gives you an update about our forthcoming Zoom meetings from now until the beginning of July. Further details about each date are available within the programme section of our website. We do hope to fill other Thursday slots and this will be forthcoming in another newsletter in due course.

Before that I’d like to congratulate all the members who have posted some beautiful images on the club’s Flickr site. The last theme was “Bloomin’ Marvellous”, where members shared a range of colourful and creative images of floral portraits, garden and nature settings. The latest theme is called “Lockdown Life” and will be open until Saturday 9th of May. It is open to any form of image that reflects the lockdown period we’ve all be enjoying, I don’t think, including documentary, portraits, artistic interpretation, abstract, etc, and not forgetting humour of course.

I have to say that it’s great to see the increasing use of digital media to show off work from our members so please keep it up.

Now the programme to date:

7thMay  Andrew Mills, ‘‘, ‘Trans Asian Journeys’.

14thMay  Glyn Edmunds, ‘From Analogue to Instagram with Huawei’.

21stMay  This is our AGM so please make sure you tune in to that as we must make sure we are quorate so we can vote on the proposals being put forward. All the papers will be circulated at the appropriate time.

28thMay  Pete Bamforth, ‘O to be in Scotland now that Covids Here’.

June 4th  Thomas Peck ‘Sublime in Photography’.

June 11th  It will be Chichester Camera Clubs PDI of the year competition. Please remember that images must have been used and judged in a competition this season. Further details will be circulated closer to the date

June 18thJeff Owen ‘While away time on the Internet’and David Harris ‘Pictures from an Exhibition – North Mundham revisited’.

June 25thJulian Elliot , ‘’, ‘Mongolia-Eagle Hunters’.

July 2nd  Finally, and this is only because this as far as we’ve got, David Abbott ‘The 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park’.

I hope you will enjoy this Zoom programme and can see that the committee has been very busy behind the scenes trying to offer at least a little comfort during these awful times and keeping us all involved in this fantastic medium of photography. To that end I’d like to offer all my thanks to the committee, with special thanks to Jeff Owen for all the techie stuff, and look forward to working with them next season.

Best Wishes to you all.

Mike harris

camargue trip offer

Storrington camera club have informed us that there are two vacant places on a trip to the Camargue April 15-18. The cost per place is £1600 and further details of the hotel can be found at, For any member who is interested please contact Lillian at the following email address

Small Print Competition20/02/20

There were 12 entries for the fifth round of the Small Print Competition. The entries were judged by; Peter Rocchiccioli, Glyn Edmunds and John Howes – Thank you. 

First: Nikki Holden            ‘Sunset Swans’
Second: Kevin Macknay    ‘Halnaker Windmill at Sunrise’
Third: Robert Paterson:    ‘Cathedral’
Congratulations to the winners who will now go forward to join the winners of the earlier rounds in the Small Print Competition Final on March 19th.

West Dean College

West Dean College is hosting a gardening lecture with a photographic input. It is titled ‘The Oudolf Gardens at Hauser and Wirth Somerset’. 

This lecture will discuss Jason Ingram and Rory Dusoir’s latest collaboration which is a book about the gardens. Included in this lecture will be a unique insight by Jason Ingram into photographing the gardens.

Should any members be interested in attending, tickets are priced at £36 and can be sourced from the following website ‘’.

Photography Event at Brighton’s Volk’s Electric Railway

Volk’s Electric Railway in Brighton will be running their first ever ‘Volk’s Railway Night Time Photography Experience’ on Friday March 20th .

They are working with John Fox (an award-winning press photographer) and it will be an opportunity for guests to come to the railway, have a little background tour of our depot and workshop (with opportunities to take photographs), ride our railway, learn about its history and then receive a night photography masterclass from John. After that, our trains will all be positioned at the depot and our Halfway Station for a couple of hours of shooting in the dark.

There are 20 spaces available and if anyone is interested please access the following website for further details of the event and it’s terms and conditions.

SCPF Championship

Alton Camera Club are hosting the above championship, which CCC will be entering, and invite CCC  members to attend. It will be held between 10am-5pm, Sunday 29th March at the Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton and admission is free. Suggested public car parks: GU34 1HN or GU34 1AU as there is no parking on site.