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Spring Exhibition, saturday 9th and sunday 10th April

We’re back live! Last year Intermediate and Club class members blazed the trail for virtual exhibitions. Hopefully this year we can do the same for the club live exhibitions. So please complete the form and start planning your entry! Information and entry forms will be added!

The exhibition is open to all Print and Projected Digital Image (PDI) photographers of Chichester Camera Club who have Club or Intermediate status.

This year’s exhibition will be held at Tangmere Village Centre and will be open to the public on Saturday 9th April, 10am – 5pm and on Sunday 10th April, 10am – 4pm.

Prints Each exhibitor will have one 6ft by 4ft screen and then what you show is entirely up to you – whether that’s one single postage stamp size image or a multitude of images to create a collage. You can use foam board, show prints with no mounts, create a classic panel or fill the space with one giant print .You are entirely free to exhibit work as you choose and will be responsible for your own display. There will be no judging! Depending on the number of entries it may be possible for you to have more than one board.

The image at the head of this post shows three layouts that were used by members in the past.

You can also enter up to 6 PDIs which will be shown on a loop during the exhibition

Zoom Digital imaging group tuesday 25th january

This month Pete Bamforth is going to show us how he produces his wonderful large images. This promises to be a great evening with a great deal of excellent advice so please do join us on Zoom on the link below.

I have also had one suggestion for a talk on converting an image to Black and White but need other thoughts for the future – this group works best with your ideas. We are very lucky in the club to have a great many members who are only too willing to offer advice if asked so suggestions please!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 831 6055 5539
Passcode: 008353

Lightroom Zoom workshop Friday 21st january 9.30 am

Please note the change of time. Sorry I got double booked. For those of us who have just purchased Topaz DeNoise and Sharpen A1 Jeff has agreed to have a look at them and particularly using masks within them.

I keep also hoping that some of you will bring along (or send) images that you have got stuck with what to do or how to do it in Lightroom – maybe from this week’s Print Group. If you want to send them rather than share your screen then here’s the email address

Chichester Camera Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 848 4655 3097
Passcode: 324879

Digital Group on Zoom Tuesday 23rd november at 7.30

This month Lorna Brown and Lynne Owen are going to show us how they use Lightroom and Photoshop to produce their images. They have very different approaches to in using masks in the artistic development.

We would still like some ideas from members for future meetings. One such idea is the conversion to black and white but other ideas would be lovely.

Topic: Digital group
Time: Nov 23, 2021 19:30 London

Meeting ID: 828 7703 7322
Passcode: 528972

Lightroom zoom workshop thursday 18th November 9.30 am

I thought it would be useful to look at the latest Lightroom update where they have vastly improved the mask tools. There are various videos on Youtube which are well worth looking at beforehand – I followed Dave Abbott’s suggestion of “Photoshop Cafe”.

If you would like any comment / help with any of you images either send the file to me at by Wednesday or be prepared to share your screen in Lightroom.

Chichester Camera Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lightroom workshop
Time: Nov 18, 2021 09:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 844 8542 2199
Passcode: 771919


Well, who knew flower photography could be that good. Not me that’s for sure. I really enjoyed the presentation from Cherry especially all the useful tips she gave us.

There is a note from a very happy Andy Bracey in this newsletter, waxing lyrical about the Petworth photo walk and giving details of the next one. Well done to all who attended and I hope to be at the next one in West Wittering.

A bit of sad news as I’m sorry to inform you of the passing away of Len Bull in recent days.
Len was a very active member of Chichester Camera Club in the 1990s. However as driving became more difficult, and living in Bracklesham, he joined West Wittering CC where he was a member for many years.
His funeral will be at the Chichester Crematorium at 2.45pm on 1st November and afterwards at The Walnut Tree. If any member would like to attend please let David Abbott know so as to help with the numbers for the wake.

It’s very noticeable how our zoom numbers have decreased this season and I can understand why. It says to me quite clearly that you are missing the social interaction of Tangmere so I hope, like me, you are looking forward to January when we can all meet again.

Next week we have the 1st Club/Inter PDI competition so I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.



North Mundham Exhibition 2022 – advanced members

We were unable to hold North Mundham Exhibition this year due to the pandemic and it is now time to give some thought about the 2022 exhibition. For newer members, this is for Advanced Class members only and takes place over the weekend of 15th and 16th January. The exhibition is not judged and gives an opportunity to show very creative work unbound by the limits of the traditional mount, with each participant given a display board to fill as they wish – including mounted work if that is preferred.

While we are of course aware that the situation might change again, we are now starting the planning process and as part of that would like to know how many of you would take part and if you would have you enough new work available.

On a second, and very important point, after nearly twenty years organising this exhibition Iain McGowan has decided it is time to stand down. Therefore I am hoping that one of you will volunteer to work with Iain this year and take up the responsibility for the future.

I’d be grateful if you could respond to this mail via before the 19th Sept so I can analyse the responses to determine a way forward.

Mike Harris

The featured image is by Michael Palmer