All posts by Mike Hancock

Club Meeting on Thursday 23rd May

The last Club full meeting of the current programme year will be held on Thursday 23rd May. There was some doubt about whether this meeting could go ahead given the potential clash with the European elections, if held. It has now been clarified that if the Centre is required as a polling station, that will take place in the Youth Hall so our RPS Panels evening can definitely go ahead as planned

AGM – 16th May

Papers for the AGM will be circulated in the next few days and will be available for a download via Dropbox. The single item Newsletter will contain a link to get to all the documents. No copies will be available on the evening so please download you own copy as soon as the Newsletter is received.

There are 2 proposals which have implications for changes to the Constitution and, if approved, will help the smooth and efficient running of the Club so it is very important that we have a quorum of members (minimum of 43) to deal with these issues properly. Please make an effort to attend.

Details to follow in the next few days

Annual Exhibition 2019 – Guidance Notes for Entrants

Phil Shaw has revised and updated the Guidance Notes for Entrants for the Annual Exhibition in August 2019. The full text of the Guidance can be found on the Website under the ‘Exhibitions’ heading then drop down to the 3rd item where you will see the Guidance Note. The key points are that the closing date for entries is Thursday 16th May and all members may enter up to 6 prints, 6 PDI’s and up to 2 PDI’s for entry to the PDI of the Year competition.

Please read the new Guidance Note very carefully because a number of elements have changed for 2019. As usual, all entries must be uploaded through the Club’s normal up-load system – Photocomp in the same way as for Club competitions. Hopefully the Guidance is self explanatory but any queries may be raised with Phil at our regular Thursday night meetings

Developers Group

The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall at 7:30pm on Monday 15th April. For the first half we will be reviewing the images taken at the night shoot in Chichester at our last meeting together with any other night photography shots that members wish to bring . You can bring either prints or PDIs or both.

For the second half Richard Webb will be giving a presentation on the use of masks to enhance images. It should be a fun and informative evening so do come along

Participation in Selection Committee Activities

The Club Selection Committee has worked together for several years and has helped the Club to be one of the most successful within the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.

We do try to encourage all members to participate in the Club activities and in particular competitions. We predomintaly encourage Club & Intermediate Classes by selecting their images to represent Chichester CC particularly in the Sussex Federation competitions.

I would like to encourage more members to consider getting on the Selection Committee principally from the Advanced class as this is the first requirement. However, I want to persuade all members to consider becoming an observer. This does not require any special skills or knowledge but the willingness to learn. Two of our current Selection Committee members started as observers and are very accomplished photographers, regularly getting International acceptances and awards. What it does require is to attend the selection days and some external exhibitions. There are no restrictions on how many observers we have within reason and this could help with inspiration for your own photography.

If you are interested in either coming along as an observer or wanting to become part of the Selection Committee please e-mail me at or call on 02392 467695. If you want to discuss your thoughts with me please see me at the Club or just call.

Peter Rocchiccioli


Calling all ‘Heavies’

The Focus Group will be running an Exhibition at the Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester from Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th April. Focus group members would appreciate some assistance from the ‘heavies’ loading screens etc from Tangmere on Thursday afternoon, 3rd April, at 2.45 to 3.00 and then unloading the following morning at the Assembly Room about 8.45 to 9.00am. The screen legs and bases are already loaded into John Howes horsebox so on Thursday afternoon only the display screens have to be loaded.