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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s try and get it done by the end of the year.
Good news for NIK Collection aficionados. DxO acquires Nik Collection assets from Google, and plans to continue to develop the Collection for the benefit of the photographer community. Some further information can be found here…
Good meeting of the Portrait Group last night. It was interesting to see others photographs taken of the same subject at the same time. I also showed some posing guides I’d found in Pinterest ; I’ve added them here as PDFs for your convenience:
As Adobe release the most recent update to Creative Cloud this inevitably raises the level of anxiety for those of us who make extensive use of the Google NIK Collection. Previous updates have caused some [but not all] people problems which have included no longer being able to use this set of Photoshop plug-ins. Several Club members have successfully updated Adobe CC but encountered some problems so I was asked to test out the update process.
The general approach I’ve taken is:
Audit what you’ve got in terms of system, file locations and settings – do you know where everything is so you can check what has changed
Test what you’ve got – are you sure everything is working
Backup what you’ve got – in case things go wrong
Perform the update
Check file locations – this seems to be an issue with the NIK Collection and Adobe CC updates
Test what you’ve got – is it all still working
If NIK Collection isn’t working then troubleshoot by searching internet forums
If all else fails restore your backup!
The attached PDF Adobe CC 17 October 2017 Update sets out the detailed testing I’ve carried following the above approach. Please don’t be put off by the length of the document as much of it is a check list to allow you to do your own pre & post update testing.
The bottom line is that I have been able to successfully update Adobe CC and continue to use the NIK Collection in both Photoshop 2018 CC and from Lightroom Classic CC.