David Plummer is a passionate, experienced and respected wildlife expert, photographer and conservationist. His images are featured in leading wildlife publications, he advises internationally on eco-tourism and is a proactive conservationist within the UK.
David’s interests in wildlife and photography began early in childhood – his earliest memory is of studying woodlice aged just two. At eight, he bought his first secondhand SLR camera and was delighted when he managed to get a full-frame shot of a blue tit at nest.
He only takes pictures of wild animals in their natural habitat. Before photographing any new subject, he carries out extensive research and it is this, combined with his in-depth knowledge and endless patience that are the essential framework for his breathtaking images.
In an interview with Sussex Life back in 2016, he talked about his love for Sussex which has everything – the Downs, the sea, woodlands. He talked about how he spent weekends in Sussex and honed his skills photographing flowers and butterflies, staying
in a campsite at the end of the road where he now lives with his garden fence literally on the South Downs National Park boundary. Becoming a volunteer photographer for the Sussex Wildlife Trust in 2002 was a turning point for him in becoming a wildlife photographer and he still works closely with the Trust – taking photographs in their reserves and running courses for them at their Wood Mills centre and also from Scrag Copse. All of which stands him in good stead for this presentation all about Wildlife
Photography in West Sussex.
In his presentation ‘The Documentary Impulse’ Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science.
Looking at photojournalism, war photography and work recording our culture, Franklin identifies some of its driving impulses: curiosity, outrage, reform and ritual; the search for evidence, for beauty, for therapy; and the immortalisation of memory.
Request for Images – Arun Valley Line Community Rail Partnership
The Club has been approached by the Economic Development Officer at Horsham District Council with a request for assistance, as follows:
“Rowena Tyler co-ordinates the Arun Valley Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) and has been tasked with re-designing and re-publishing the Arun Valley Line Guide. 10,000 copies of the Line Guide will be printed in the Spring and distributed to stations up and down the Arun Valley Line. As a not for profit organisation, the CRP must get best value and as a contribution, Horsham District Council has offered to design the publication free of charge.
Rowena is seeking a beautiful photo for the new front cover and I wondered if Chichester Camera Club colleagues might want to donate one of their stunning photos. Rowena would be able to credit the artist in the Line Guide. The photo would need to highlight one of the stunning attractions/views accessible along the Arun Valley Line, which covers stations from Bosham, Bognor and Littlehampton up to Gatwick Airport, via Arundel.
The formal deadline for submissions is 22 January but bearing in mind the late timescale of this request, the deadline has been extended until 29 January 2018.”
The technical requirements are as follows:
A high-resolution JPG or TIF file that is 300dpi. File size should be no smaller than 1MB. Preference will be given to portrait format images on the cover, although the designers may be able to achieve a desirable crop with the right landscape image.
If you need more information, please contact Rowena Tyler direct. Her email is: email@example.com
We’ve had a request from the editor of the Chichester Society quarterly newsletter; he is looking for a photo for the front page of the March ChiSoc Newsletter, illustrating Chichester and area with a spring theme (urban, rural or coastal). If any of you have a suitable image that you’d like to offer could you please send it to the editor Anthony Quail at firstname.lastname@example.org in the next few days?
GAVIN HOEY with his latest talk Lighten Up! On Monday 15th January, Gavin will be demonstrating some great ways to light your photos. All the photography and post processing is all done live and consists of a wide variety of photo subjects from candles to portrait photography.
Gavin’s lectures to camera clubs and photographic societies are extremely popular. We welcome non-members & visitors £5 on the door to include refreshments. There is a car park to the left of the Hall. Hayling Island Camera Club URC Hall Hollow Lane Mengham PO11 9EY To book a place please contact Andrea Leggett (Secretary): email@example.com
The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.
The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.
Those of you who were at the club earlier in the season will remember an excellent evening being entertained by Guy Edwards. If you missed that event or would just like to hear him speak again then he will be appearing at Hayling Island CC on 4th December. If you would like to attend then please book via Andrea Leggett – Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your place. Cost for visitors is £5 and refreshments will be provided within the cost.
I’ve been approached by a committee member of the Chichester Society who has asked if the Club would like to produce an article for inclusion in their quarterly magazine. He’s suggested that we could include something about the history of the club; Jeanne Bevis; the annual exhibitions; Hilary Featherstone’s montage of rubbish (relating the Club to local issues and conservation); and current activities. This is a good opportunity to get the club known more widely and to provide additional content for our website.
It would also be good to document the history of the club. So those of you who’ve been members for a while – can you put your thinking caps on and start to gather material for both an article in the Chichester Society Quarterly newsletter AND for our website.
I’m happy to coordinate and edit the final output but do need your help. Can you let me know if you’re interested in this project and send written and photographic material to me at this email email@example.com Let’s try and get it done by the end of the year.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.