All posts by Mike Hancock

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

Richard Corkrey – Studio Lighting Kit for Sale

I have a selection of studio lighting equipment that I wish to put up for sale to the Club. My reason for selling is that I no longer do the type of photography that needs this sort of kit.

This equipment has not been used much and would be ideal for someone who wishes to do portrait photography. It is basically all you need to get you started.

The equipment consists of:

Backdrop White Backdrop and Supports
Broncolor Softbox 90cm x 120cm
Broncolor Speedring for Elinchrom
Dynasun Stand + Boom
Elinchrom Snood with Grid
Elinchrom Compact D-Lite RX2 + Stand and Cables
Elinchrom Compact D-Lite RX4 + Stand and Cables
Elinchrome Skyport Speed Controller (New Battery Needed)
Elinchrome Reflector 18cm and Grid
Lastolite 99cm Umbrella Kit
Lastolite Tri-Flector II
Pixapro Beauty Dish 42cm with Grid and Diffuser

The market value is approximately £1,400. I am willing to let it all go as a job lot for –


I only wish to sell as a job-lot and am not open to selling off individual items.

As some of this equipment is bulky it would not be convenient to bring it to the Club. I am willing to bring it to your house for examination, however, providing you don’t live too far away.

Richard Corkrey
07980 985253

EGM 21st November – Proposed Amendment

The following proposed change to the Constitution amendment has been received.

“In the matter of the current proposal by the Committee to reduce the quorum required at Annual General and Extraordinary General Meetings (currently 35% of the registered membership) to 20%.

While I fully support the need for a reduction to be made and agree with the reasons given for this, I believe that 20% is too low for good governance and democratic best practice.

20% would represent almost half the current level whereas a level of 25% would mean that twice as many members who were not on the Committee could block any attempt to enforce proposals which were judged to be unreasonable.

I therefore propose that this amendment to reduce the quorum requirement to 25% is considered at the EGM and seek the support of the members”.

This amendment is proposed by John Bradshaw and seconded by Ann McDonald. It will be presented and voted upon at the EGM on 21st November.

Infrared Camera For Sale

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 micro four-thirds camera, 16 megapixels, with full-spectrum infrared conversion.

The camera’s internal IR blocking filter has been replaced with a plain glass filter, allowing for hand-held infrared photos using your existing lenses.

You will need to add filters to the front of your lens to be able to use the camera effectively; there are many tutorials on the net that will show you how to do this. The beauty of Full Spectrum conversions is that by adding different filters, totally different results can be obtained, so the camera can be easily modified to record in UV, Infrared or even normal daylight (using the UV/IR Cut filter). This means you are not committing the camera to permanent IR use.

The sale consists of the camera body (no lens), battery, charger, USB lead, shoulder strap and operating manual, all in original box, plus the following filters: 52mm dark red (650nm); 52mm R72 (720nm); 55mm red (590nm); 55mm UV+IR cut (for normal view); 72mm red (590nm).

Price £175. All items can be brought to a club meeting for inspection if required.

Brian Southward

01243 785337;


A short Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Thursday 21st November immediately after the conclusion of the First Club/Intermediate Print Competition. The EGM will have no impact on the Competition which will proceed as scheduled.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the following proposal of the Management Committee (proposed by Chair, seconded by Vice Chair):

‘It is proposed that the Constitution be amended in paragraphs 6.2.6 and 6.3.3 to delete the figure of 35% and replace it with a figure of 20%’

The effect of this proposed change will be that 6.2.6 will read: ‘The quorum for the AGM will be 20% of the Club’s registered membership’ and for paragraph 6.3.3 ‘the quorum at an EGM will be 20% of the registered membership’.

The justification for this proposal is that with current membership numbers the existing quorum figure of 35% is too high.  Two of the last three AGMs have been inquorate (49 attendees in May 2019 against a quorum requirement of 51) with the result that none of the Constitutional issues under consideration could be resolved until the special (quorate) EGM was held on 1st August.  The lower quorum figure of 20% will also help to reinforce the principle of voting by attending members.

Members are asked to approve the lower quorum figure of 20%. and the revisions to the Constitution as described above.

Mike Hancock, Chair, 30th October 2019

Extraordinary General Meeting on 21st November 2019

As I announced last night, the Management Committee would like to call an EGM for Thursday 21st November to be held immediately after the conclusion of the first Club/Intermediate Print Competition. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider a single proposal – the reduction in the quorum for AGM/EGM meetings from 35% of the registered membership to 20%.

The formal agenda and justification for the proposal will be circulated to all members in the next few days. The purpose of this item is to ask members to make a note on their diaries as we will need at least 51 members to attend to be able to consider the proposal properly.

This will have no impact on the Club/Intermediate Print competition which will proceed as scheduled.

Elke Epp – Competition Winner

Elke Epp has won a prize by being shortlisted ( 1 of 4 out of all the entries submitted nationally) in the Fotospeed Print Monday competition

The weekly winner has their image printed on one of the Fotospeed Fine Art papers and sent to them, as well as having their image printed and presented in the Fotospeed Gallery at The Photography Show 2020

Well done Elke. Her winning image is shown below

Member Successes

Four members have had great success in the prestigious PAGB Sony Inter – Federation Print and PDI Competitions. This competition puts Chichester up against the very best camera clubs nationally. In this exalted company there were PAGB ribbons for Ross Laney for ‘Deilephila Elpenor’ and Sheila Tester for ‘Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory’; and Phil Shaw got an acceptance for ‘Racket Tailed Puffleg Aerial Comat’ together with Ann McDonald for ‘Portrait of a Lady’.

Very well done to all.

Local Photographic Opportunities

The Club has been notified of a number of local photographic opportunities happening in the near future:

Lancing Kitesurfing Club – there is a pier to pier kitesurfing race from Worthing to Brighton on 26th October. Further details on the Kitesurfing Club website.

The Village Magazine for Bosham has details of a photography competition – see page 43 of the October issue.

There is an evening studio modelling workshop on 17th November at Grayshott Church room. Further details at