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North Mundham Advanced Workers Exhibition 18th and 19th January 2020


1/ We need prizes for the Tombola to be held on both days of the exhibition. Any unwanted Christmas gifts, bottles of wine or spirits, chocolates etc would be very welcome. Please contact Lyn Owen or Carmel Lynch.
2/. There will be the usual Sales table for photographic equipment and associated items such as books etc. Please bring along any items no longer required. Should there be any queries regarding sales, please get in touch with myself. The amount of money raised for the club from this and the Tombola can amount to a surprising amount. 
3/ There will be the usual Saturday evening dinner at the end of the exhibition’s first day. This is open to ALL club members and helpers. The cost of this will be £13 for a three or four course meal including wine, Margret Preece will be taking bookings for this at club meetings in the new year prior to the exhibition. However it would be appreciated if those of you hoping to come to the dinner could let either Margret or myself know in advance by email etc to give us an idea of demand.
4/ Finally for those of you exhibiting at the exhibition, please send your bios to Stephen Marsh as soon as possible and certainly before Christmas.
Should there be any other queries regarding the exhibition, please contact me on iainmcgowanphoto@gmail.com or 01243 266094

Printer inks for sale

I have had my Epson Stylus Photo R2400 for 12 years and it did a fantastic job but it has now broken down beyond economical repair hence I am forced to purchase a new printer

Therefore I have 11 Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks for sale

= T0591 x 2 @ £10 Each

= T0592 x 2 @ £10 Each

= T0593 x 1 @ £10 Each

= T0595 x 1 @ £10 Each

= T0597 x 1 @ £10 Each

= T0598 x 3 @ £10 Each

= T0599 x 1 @ £10 Each

I am giving the opportunity to any Club member to purchase them at this special discounted price before offering them to the general public on eBay.

My phone number is 02392467695

Peter Rocchiccioli

CHange to Published Programme

On 16th January 2020 Sue Sibley was due to give a presentation to us entitled ‘ My Journey So Far – Part 2’. Sue cannot now make that date and that slot will be taken by David Fletcher who will give a presentation on ‘Documentary Photography’. Sue will relace David when he is due to speak to us on 12th March. In effect each is doing a swap but keeping to the originally published titles of their talks

North Mundham Exhibition – BIOs and PDIs required


Stephen Marsh is seeking from all exhibitors at the Exhibition Biographies and/or titles for your panels. Please e mail the details to Stephen at stelyn_2000@yahoo.co.uk before 25th December. He will acknowledge those when received. Anyone submitting information after this date may only get a card with their name on it.

Peter Rocchiccioli is also seeking many more PDIs for the Exhibition. As yet only 3 participants have submitted PDIs and each Advanced member may submit up to 6 images. The deadline is only 1 month away. This is the major showcase for Advanced workers photography during the year so please give this priority. If you have any questions please contact Peter directly



Outcome of EGM on 21st November 2019

The EGM on 21st November was quorate with 58 members attending. The vast majority of members supported the amendment to the proposed change to the Constitution, as proposed by John Bradshaw and seconded by Ann McDonald as follows:

paragraph 6.2.6 of the Constitution will read: ‘The quorum for the AGM will be 25% of the registered membership’ ; paragraph 6.3.3 will read’ the quorum at an EGM will be 25% of the registered membership’

An updated Constitution, dated November 2019, will be placed on the website and will reflect these agreed changes

PAGB GB CUP – Further details

All members will have received an e mail this morning from the Chair of the Selection Committee about the Club entering images for the GB Cup competition run by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. There are two categories where images are sought: Open and Nature. Further details on the criteria for each of these categories can be found on the PAGB website (pagb.org.uk – competitions – GB cup).

This is a new initiative for our Camera Club and we are encouraging as many members as possible to submit images under one or both categories via the Upload portal on our website (closing date of 15th December). All entries will be assessed equally by the Selection Committee before choosing the photographers whose images will represent the Club.

Whilst there is no requirement to provide images if you do not have any that are suitable, the wider the range of images submitted the greater the chance of the Club achieving success. Please give careful thought as to whether you can take advantage of this initiative. The Selection Committee will be pleased to have submissions from as many members as possible

EGM – Thursday 21st November

A very short EGM will be held immediately after the conclusion of Club/Intermediate Print competition. The purpose will be to consider a proposal to reduce the quorum figure for AGM/EGM meetings from 35% of the registered membership to a lower figure.

The Management Committee has proposed (as communicated in the Newsletter of 30th October) a quorum figure of 20% and there has been an amendment proposed by John Bradshaw and seconded by Ann McDonald (as communicated in the Newsletter of 6th November) of 25%. The justification for both these proposals is included in the text of the Newsletters.

In order to be able to resolve this matter we need a minimum of 51 members to attend next Thursday to meet the current quorum requirement of 35%. Please make every effort to attend. I hope to be able to move towards a vote as quickly as possible

Developers Group – 18th November

The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held at 7.15 for 7:30 in the Small Hall at Tangmere on Monday 18th November. This group is exclusively for those members in the Club Class.

The first half of the meeting will review the ‘homework’ images from the last meeting using variations in shutter speed, aperture and ISO on the same scene and in the second half we will look at how to create impact in your photos using basic digital manipulation techniques.

As usual the emphasis will be on interactive activity with an opportunity to follow up the techniques learned through taking your own photos on a few set themes.

I am sure it will be an enjoyable and informative evening and look forward to seeing as many Club class members as possible