All posts by Michael Harris

News update

Hi All,

First a big thank you to Glynn for a very enjoyable evening last night culminating in one of the best vote of thanks I have ever heard from our President.

A reminder to those who might want to enter the Bristol Salon that entries must be received by the 23rd of this month. For further information please access this link. bristolphoto.org.uk/bristol-salon/

Another reminder that next Thursday is the final submission date for the 3rd Club/Inter PDI competition.

As I mentioned last night, the club does not normally meet on the 6th May at Tangmere however as we are still zooming meetings it gives us an opportunity to try something different. So for that evening we are organising a photobook and a one minute AV competition. Further details are included in posts attached to this newsletter and further rules/information will be added shortly. We hope as many of you as possible will take up the challenge.

To assist in book production there is a zoom meeting scheduled for 09.30 January 22nd at which Janey Devine, Pete Bamforth and John Bradshaw will be offering their expertise, so a meeting not to be missed.

Finally, it is the 3rd Adv PDI comp next week so we should be looking forward to some excellent images.

Stay safe and look after yourselves.

Mike

Chair update

Hi All,

Really interesting talk by David Garthwaite last night where he demonstrated the editing work he undertakes for his fine art B&W images. I hope all those who attended enjoyed it as much as I did.

You’ll be pleased to know that the club raised £250 for the Snowdrop Trust over Xmas and we have received a nice letter of thanks from the CEO Diana Levantine so well done.

Finally, for information, the table below shows the club subscription for the coming year for returning members. Linda Bullimore will be sending out an e-mail to all with further information on how to make payment very shortly.

DetailAmountBalance due
Membership subscription Jul 20 – Jun 21£40.00
Less £10 retainer already paid-£10.00£30.00
Less £15 refund on 2019-20 sub-£15.00£15.00

Lastly, we are in the company of our own Glyn Edmunds next week who will be taking us on a journey with his Huawei mobile phone.

Best regards and stay safe

Mike

Snowdrop trust

Hi All,

I sincerely hope you had the best Christmas day you could in these incredibly unusual circumstances. Hopefully we will soon be summoned for our vaccine jabs and slowly but surely the world will get back to some sort of normality.

This is just a polite reminder that if you would be kind enough to make a donation to the Snowdrop Trust you can do so through the club using the data below. David has informed me that we are around the £200 at present so hopefully before the 31st we can improve on that total.

A/c name:  Chichester Camera Club

Reference:  Snowdrop Trust

A/c No: 31575960

Sort code:  30-93-97

Finally, I expect you’ve all noticed that we have David Garthwaite as our speaker on the 7th January. David is a Fine Art photographer from Leeds who specialises in architecture so it should be a very good evening. 

I hope to see you there and would like to wish you all a very happy New Year.

Take care

Mike

snowdrop trust

Hi All,

Please see the note below. This is a very worthy charity and it would be a shame if we are unable to collect this year due to Covid restrictions. David Harris has kindly offered to coordinate a collection, so please if you can help to bring a little bit of Christmas joy please feel free to do so.

‘Dear Friends, as many of you will know, each year Margret Preece has run a ‘Christmas Card Amnesty’ collection in support of The Snowdrop Trust (a local charity for the care of children with life-threatening illnesses). Collectively members have typically donated between £200 and £250 to this extremely worthy cause.  This year, of course, we cannot run the cash collection in the same way.  However, if you wish you may make a donation this year via the Chichester Camera Club (or, of course, you may wish to donate to the charity direct).  If you would like to donate via the club, please send your payment by bank transfer to 

A/c name:  Chichester Camera Club

Reference:  Snowdrop Trust

A/c No: 31575960

Sort code:  30-93-97

We will take donations up to the end of December after which I will forward the total sum to The Snowdrop Trust from the members with our best wishes for a happier 2021′.

This is probably the last newsletter of 2020 so on behalf of myself and the management committee, I’d like to wish you all the compliments of the season and hope that you have the best Christmas you can. Roll on 2021 and I look forward to seeing you all back at Tangmere as soon as is possible.

Mike

Xmas bash night

Hi All,

Great night last night in our Xmas fun comp with Bognor camera club. There were some great images and the four judges had a really difficult time but they eventually came up with a very worthy winner who was Dale Robins from Bognor with his image shown above ‘Time and Tide’. Bognor members also took 2nd and 3rd places so if we run it next year we need revenge.

Huge congratulations to our very own Jim Waddington who has received his notification and certificate for gaining LRPS this week. Well done Jim from all at the club.

A real item of interest to all now.

Image

Finally, I’d like to wish you all the compliments of the season and hope that you and yours have a great Christmas and a happy new year.

Stay safe.

Mike

SCPF Div 1 PDI Competition

What a fantastic set of images presented at last nights SCPF Div 1 PDI competition. Great to see so many guests with us supporting their clubs and congratulations to Winchester on a fine win and Chichester for a close second. I also need to mention the judge, Caroline Colegate, who was succinct and extremely fair in her judging, critique and timing. The evening was a real pleasure and I hope like me you felt engaged in the process not just a bystander looking in.

Next week is our Xmas fun competition with Bognor camera club and I hope you’ve all been searching and uploading images for the event. Don’t forget to wear something Christmassy to be in with a chance to win a bottle of wine. I hope to see as many of you as possible next week at the last meeting of 2020, a year we won’t forget in a hurry.

Lastly, we will not be holding any print comps this season as the take up for the proposed print comp plan was somewhat limited. It was felt that with the low numbers we would be unable to hold meaningful competitions, so work is now being undertaken to fill those spots on the calendar. Further details will be announced in future newsletters.

Once again stay safe, take the injection and we’ll meet as soon as we can.

Regards

Mike

Xmas bash 10th December

Hi All,

My thanks to Lorna and Ann for last nights very informative presentation about our RPS and PAGB groups. These groups, and particularly those who volunteer to run them, are the core of a successful club and I’m sure I speak for us all in thanking them for their generosity, time and experience.

So to the Xmas bash. We have organised a fun competition with Bognor camera club, whereby both clubs will submit 32 images. These will be shown two at a time and the best image will progress to the next round until we arrive at an eventual winner. We are inviting members to submit two images of whatever they like and should we receive more we will have to reduce them to 32. All levels will be represented, and no member will have more than one entry accepted, so please root through your back catalogues and find some fun shots. Images need to be uploaded in the normal manner in Photocomp by midnight December 5th, selecting ‘Xmas bash 2020’.

It would be good, but not obligatory, if we could all wear something relating to Xmas and I will award a bottle of wine to the best CCC outfit when we next meet at Tangmere.

Taks care and stay safe.

Mike

Club/Inter PDI comp

Hi everyone,

I hope like me you thoroughly enjoyed the PDI comp last night. There were some fantastic imaged displayed and congratulations to all. I felt Maria was extremely complimentary and helpful with her comments and judging and awarded a series of very well deserved tens.

Next week we have the dynamic duo of our very own Lorna Brown and Ann McDonald who will be presenting an insight to the RPS and PAGB groups, so well worth attending what will be a very informative evening.

Once again I wish you all well and please stay safe.

Best regards

Mike

Leigh preston

Hi All,

What a fantastic set of images shown by Leigh tonight and very ably supported by John. The images were wide ranging in content , thoughtful in presentation and a lesson to us all in how to see an image and how to present it. For me it was one of the best yet.

My thanks to all those for joining this and previous zoom meetings as we regularly seem to get 50 plus attending. Obviously it’s not the same as our congenial meetings at Tangmere but at least we’ve been able to continue meeting and enjoying some wonderful presentations and strong competitions.

Let’s hope that the vaccine for coved 19 is successful so we can get together again at our regular home in Tangmere sometime in the not too distant future.

Once again, stay safe and look after yourselves.

Mike

Chair update

Hi All,

Great night last night viewing all the advanced PDI’s. Congratulations to all and in particular Ray Acland who received a 10 for his Yorkshire Dales image.

In last weeks newsletter I posted a potential plan for our print competitions and requested that all those who feel they would like to participate, mail me via a link to the chair that can be found on our website in the ‘CONTACT US’ section along with other important contact email addresses. To date I have had 12 responses as follows; 3 club, 2 intermediate and 7 advanced. To hold a viable competition it is felt that we need at least 10 to take part for advanced, 7-8 for intermediate and 5+ for club.

It is important for your committee to know whether there is interest in holding the print comps as if not we have to find alternatives for the 6 print comp dates in the calendar. Therefore I will hold the response date open for one more week only.

Please stay safe in this new lockdown.

Regards

Mike