All posts by Michael Harris

Chair update

Hi All,

Great night last night with Leo Rich. His Tiger shots were fantastic but did look extremely dangerous to me. I think if I’d been there my shots would have been in the opposite direction as I was running for my life.

Below is a list of the PDIs entries uploaded for this years SxPF PDI championship and congratulations to all those chosen. 

Andy Bracey – Sandy Point 

Brian Muir – Cigarette break 

Brian Muir – Ever Decreasing Circles 

Gary Howes – Spinnaker Surfer 

Jane Webster – Bringing the Garden Inside 

Keith Harris – Lunch Outing 

Kevin Macknay – The Only Colour in the Room 

Mike Hancock – Concentration 

Mike Hughes – Grumpy Street Pianist 

Paul Adams – Fire Works Over Portsmouth 

Richard Webb – Patterns 

Wendy Chalk – Tate Modern 

Next week we have our 1st Club/Intm PDI competition so I hope you are all looking forward to that.

See you there and please stay safe.

Mike

Chair update

Hi All,

I thought Paul Thackary was extremely good last night judging the superb PDI’s entered by our advanced members. Congratulations to all entrants and especially to those who were awarded a 10. To get a 10 amongst that quality was a brilliant achievement.

A quick reminder to any who are keen on uploading the Luminar software mentioned by Robert Pugh last week. There is a link on his website, rpphotograhyby design.co.uk, that offers a discount.

Members will be interested in the following 2020 Photographic Exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester by the Arena group. This runs from 24th November – 6th December 2020 Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 to 16.30.
‘The highly regarded group Arena Photographers from the South aims to promote the highest standards in photography and to encourage printmaking. Exhibiting together is a key part of the philosophy of the group and this exhibition comprises a selection of diverse portfolios from nine of its members’. Admission is free.

Iain McGowan has sadly announced that the North Mundham exhibition has had to be cancelled. Another loss to us because of Covid. Roll on 2021 says Iain and we all agree with that.

Next week we have the pleasure of the company of Leo Rich. Leo will be presenting his talk ‘The Idle Rich – Sliding into Digital’ which I’m sure will be well worth watching and I hope to see as many of you as possible attending the Zoom meeting.

On a final sad note, Glyn reported that Ian Platt FRPS MFIAP (1st in UK) MPAGB HonPAGB passed away peacefully on Sunday.

That’s all for this week. Please stay safe.

Mike

Note from the Chair

Hi All,

I sincerely hope you all enjoyed the informative talk by Robert Pugh last night. In particular his explanations on how he undertook his shots, his use of minimal equipment and how he attempts to get the shot right in camera thus using minimal post processing. I will certainly be taking a close look at the Luminar software he was so expansive about.

Next week it is the 1st advanced PDI comp which will be judged by Paul Thackery, not Roy Lambeth as shown in the programme. Due to unforeseen circumstances Paul and Roy have had to swop places.

I am a little concerned regarding the current numbers joining our Zoom meetings as we have a membership of just over 130 and are only averaging 40-50 attendees. To help us understand why, Linda Bullimore,  our membership secretary, will be undertaking a contact exercise to try and determine any reasons why members don’t join. If Linda does contact you please respond to her no later than Friday 9th so we can understand these reasons and possibly make it simpler or assist if help is required.

Finally, and this is not a message I wanted to circulate but circumstances have defeated us, your committee have taken into account the current Government guidance, particularly the rule of six which is projected to last until next spring, and being very aware of the dramatic increase in Covid cases at present, we have no option other than to announce that as a club we will not be meeting at Tangmere for the rest of the 20/21 season but will continue with Zoom. We will of course be regularly reviewing the situation and should anything drastically change we will inform you all as soon as we can.

Please stay safe.

Mike

Programme

Hi All,

Great night last night with Peter Searight who showed some wonderful images in his presentation.

Next week we are in the company of Harvey Mills ARPS. harvey mills.com,  with his presentation entitled ‘Street Photography – The Challenges and rewards of improvising in the Wild’. Judging by the images on his website we are in for a good night.

You’ve probably seen the newsletter about competition uploading so this is just a reminder that images for the advanced PDI comp must be uploaded by the 24th Sept,

Finally, the new guidelines issued by the Government regarding the number who can meet indoors or outdoors may well have an effect on the 2021 part of the season. Rest assured your committee will be keeping a close eye on any changes in those guidelines but I have to say that we may well be Zooming for the whole of this season. I will keep you as informed as I can in further newsletters.

Stay safe.

Mike

Opening meeting

Hi All,

Great start to the season I thought with a wonderful presentation by Tony Worobiacs which I’m sure you all enjoyed  as much as I did. Next week we look forward to Peter Searights presentation ‘The Accidental Pro’, www.theremarkablestudio.com.  

Peter Rocchhiccioli  mentioned that our summer showcase has been advertised in the SCPF newsletter and here is the link if you’d like to view it, http://southerncountiespf.org.uk/2020/08/scpf-newsletter-august-2020/.

Stay safe and hopefully we can meet soon at Tangmere.

Mike

 

New Season begins

Hi All,

A very warm welcome to the start of our 2020/21 season and I hope we are all as happy as the lad in the featured image. Tonight we have the pleasure of being in the company of Tony Worobiec who will be presenting ‘The Waters Edge – a celebration of the British Coast’, so I hope as many of you can join the zoom meeting as possible. Details are in the programme section of our website with a link to the zoom meeting.

During August your committee have been very busy trying to develop a plan for implementing our print competitions, developing a risk assessment for attending meetings at Tangmere and exploring an inter club fun competition for our Christmas bash meeting. While nothing yet can be confirmed, all of this work is proceeding well and I hope to be able to publish more detail in future newsletters so watch this space. My sincere thanks to all the committee for their hard work to date.

Finally, I hope you have all had the opportunity to view our summer showcase on the Novium website. If not please make the effort as it really is well worth it.

So, I wish you all the very best and look forward to sharing our new seasons programme with you over the coming months.

Mike

 

Littlehampton town show

Hi All,

I’ve received the following e-mail from the organisers of the above. They are running online lockdown competitions and one of them is ‘Lockdown Photography’.

‘I thought members of Chichester Camera Club might be interested in our Online Lockdown Competitions we are running this year as the usual Town Show has been cancelled. All details can be found  on our website and would be grateful if you would forward onto those who may be interested. Closing date 31 August.
Many thanks for your support’.
 
Christina Iden
Littlehampton Town Show Committee Member

Vacant Posts in the Club

Hi All,

I’m looking for a couple of volunteers to fill two posts in the club.

Firstly we need a new Publicity Secretary. This post has the responsibility of generating publicity for our exhibitions. It is not an onerous task but very important to the club. I do have some information from our last post holder, Rob Campling, including contacts and letters etc. 

Secondly, I am looking  for someone to support Linda Bullimore at the signing in station in Tangmere for our club meetings. This would entail meeting and greeting members and guests, making sure they have signed in and are wearing badges, have paid any necessary guest fees and deputising for Linda should she be away.

Please give this some consideration as both posts are essential in helping to run our very successful club.

If you are interested please contact me using the following link, chair@chichestercameraclub.org.uk

Many thanks.

Mike Harris. Chair.

CCC Summer showcase is now live.

Hi All,

Great news. Our summer showcase is now up and running. Please see details below from Peter;

Chichester Camera Club are showcasing 300 images of our member’s photographic work at the Novium Museum & TIC Chichester. Our link to the Virtual Museum is: https://www.thenovium.org/ChiCameraClub.

In this virtual exhibition you’ll find a festival of photography of our best work in a completely different environment and without any constraints.  It is a vocation that captures time, emotions, events and feelings, we hope you the viewer; will be entertained as well as motivated by the talents of Chichester Camera Club photographers. 

Peter Rocchiccioli DPAGB – EFIAP – BA(Hons.) Photography

Both Peter and Jeff have worked extremely hard in developing this link with the Novium Museum enabling us to show our images this year. They wholeheartedly deserve our profound thanks.

Mike