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Prints to be collected

imageThere are still quite a few prints waiting to be taken home – some are only just back from the SxPF competition, but some are months and months old.  Indeed, a couple are some years old! Please do collect your prints as soon as you can and by the 12th May at the latest.



Chairman’s Blog 18th April

The PDI’s from the Bristol International Salon 2016 were an amazing show of quality, creativity and variety. The presentation by Pete Howell and Carol Sykes was as expected well done with appropriate music and grouping of similar images. We congratulate Lorna Brown, Mike Davison and George Atkins for having images  that gained acceptances.

Here is Lorna’ Brathay Morning 

Brathay morning Lorna Btown


Chairman’s blog 11th April

We congratulate The Focus Group for their 10th anniversary and most successful exhibition to date with over 1000 visitors. Well done and we are proud to have so eminent members in our club.

Last Thursday with our very own Steve Marsh and Mike Davison we were entertained by some brilliant images in the street photography genre. The amount of effort and dedication needed to get the level of variety and range and humour in the images should not be underestimated as revealed by the explanation of the background to the images. It is so refreshing to see so many images showing humanity in different situations and in the tradition of the famous photographers that are on show in the exhibition at the Barbican “Strange and Familiar”. Check out Steves’ images on Flickr  here: Steves Flickr

The Spring Exhibition is the next most important event at the end of next week. Hanging of images on Saturday 23rd April morning to finish before opening at 10am.   There are still some flyers to collect and distribute, raffle prizes to donate and dont miss signing up for the dinner Saturday night. All can be done this Thursday

The Print Group meets tomorrow Tuesday 12th April.  Lets help each other choose images for the Print Panel Competition on the 21st April and images for the Annual Exhibition. deadline 12th May.

The Black and White Group meet this Wednesday the 13th . At this meeting we will be discussing how to see in Black and White and help members to understand this subject a bit more.

At the SxPF, Sussex Photographic Federation print competition Chichester was equal 6th/18 in the Development group along with Storrington. 397 points. Winner was Bognor with 414 points.In the Open we didn’t do as well, equal 11th/18 along with Littlehampton with 381 points. Winners were Eastbourne with 413 points.

Club Results table

Considering we do not submit images from our advanced group in this class and are competing with the best from the other clubs, this is a good result. Well done and thanks to those who were at Burgess Hill representing The Club.

Sad news

We have just learned the very sad news last  night  of the sudden death of Joyce, Peter Rocchiccioli’s wife.  He has requested No Phone Calls.

Our thoughts are with him and his family.

Spring Exhibition

It’s just two weeks to the Spring Exhibition and a few last items on the list!

  • Please return your menu choices and the cash or cheque (payable to Chichester Camera Club) for the dinner on the Saturday at the Walnut Tree, Runcton, to Sarah Nichol by next Thursday, 14th April. Everyone is welcome, not just exhibitors
  • Donations for the raffle gratefully received in the collection box on Club nights!
  • Our wonderful cake makers are asked to please get baking, and give the cakes to Carmel Lynch
  • Please do give a hand – the exhibition might be of new and aspiring photographers’ work, but just like North Mundham, it is for everyone and help with catering, setting up (the ‘strong arms’ for the exhibition stands)  and stewarding is needed – and enjoyable!

And finally – do come along.  The images are once again of a very high standard and a broad range of subjects and the event provides an easy relaxed social occasion – with plenty of cake of course.

Spring Exhibition 2015Spring expo 2015-1

Chairmans Blog 2nd April

The last heat in the Beginners and Intermediate print competition was an impressive show of original and very good images from which the judge Tony Oliver managed to select the very best giving very valuable comments and advice on all entries. Tony Oliver could not resist in pointing out the best image of the evening from Stephen Tattersall.

Stephen Tattersall-Streets of London-10

A team of members helped the Focus Exhibition to get set up on Thursday and Friday in the Assembly Rooms in Chichester, the exhibition is a must for all members.

Pete Rocchiccioli presented the essence of the updated Competiton Rules which are on the webpage and are open for comments.

Revised Competition Rules

You must visit Peter’s Exhibition in Havant.  Peter has offered to host our visit if we warn him when a group members come together

Facebook People of Havant







Lorna announced the Guidelines for the Summer Exhibition that are also on the webpage for information.

Annual Exhibition Guidelines

Visit the new External Competitions Tab for all the latest news about our participant, dates and results  Link  External competitions



Revised competition rules – your views

Over the past few years there have been times when it has been clear that the Club’s competition rules can be rather vague and open to misinterpretation. To sort out any ambiguity and to be as clear as possible about what can be accepted and what can’t, we have revised the rules.  We’ve also taken the opportunity to update the information, so, for instance, we are suggesting that the En Print Competition should now be called the Small Print Competition, as well as updating the PDI submission rules.

The Management and Selection Committees along with the Competition Secretaries have worked together on this and we would now like to have your opinion.  You can find the draft Revised Rules  here Please let Lorna Brown have any comments or questions by Thursday 21st April.

We hope that we can agree revised rules by the end of the month so that they can be approved at the AGM in May.  The revised rules would then come into effect from September with the new season.

Lorna Brown

Joan Barham-Gathering Clouds over Loch Arklet-10

Joan Barham’s Gathering Clouds over Loch Arklet scored a 10 in the final Intermediate Print Competition of the 2015 – 16 season


Chairman’s Blog 29th March

Events to look forward to are the last Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition on Thursday being judged by Tony Oliver and the opening of the Focus Group Exhibition on Saturday the 2nd April until Saturday the 9th open from 10 to 5.


At Thursdays meeting we celebrated our Presidents Jeanne Bevis’s birthday with an Easter egg as a token of our appreciation.


At the meeting the quality and objectiveness in judging we always experience from Chris Palmer was demonstrated in judging the last Advanced print competition. He had a difficult task in ranking the very best images, which were of the highest standard. He gave very relevant comments on the images that did not reach the top scores. His encouragement and positive feedback and praise for the ability within the club was well received.

The results from the SCPF championship confirmed the high level of photography within the club as we won the Print Championship outright with 4 points ahead of the second place Southampton and we were third in the PDI championship 5 points behind the winner. Ross Laney was presented a bronze medal by SCPF Vice President Peter Rocchiccioli for his print appropriately called “The Midas Touch” getting 15 points out of a maximum of 15. Ross and Keith Sawyer also got Highly Commended getting 14 points.


Well done all those who contributed prints and PDIs making the selection committees job difficult in succeeding to choose the best work to represent the club.

I am sure there are participants in the Spring Exhibition who still need to provide their CV to Kim Tattersall and hanging plan to Lorna. Best get on with it!




Chairmans blog 24th March

Congratulations to Keith Sawyer getting his Gold Medal from the RPS in the Creative Group  Exhibition for his image  “Isolation” which we have not seen.  Here it is.


Also well done Andrew Coe for his LRPS.

The latest results from the SCPF will be announced tonight. Just to say we did very well.

Peter gave us an understanding of the important work of the Selection Committee in selecting images for competitions summarised in this document  link:

http://Chichester Club Overview on Competitions

Last Thursdays meeting of an extraordinary Video show with sound (AV) for those who like abbreviations spanned a range of moving serious and humorous contributions from friends of our club and Graham Sergeant and Carole Speight.  Carole who put together  beautiful images with an appropriate sound track life the  enjoyment way beyond an ordinary slide show.  Graham also communicated in fascinating way the heroism of Shackleton in his AV.  We look forward to more and encourage members to have a go.


The AV team Graham Sergeant, Carole Speight, Jean Mills and Bob Sherrard from Hailsham Camera Club.

The digital group was also a success on Tuesday where Lightroom on location was demonstrated very well by sheila Tester with support form Lorna Brown.  For some of us who have tried Hipstamatic the demonstration and the superb images from Janey Devine open up a new avenue.

Chairmans Blog March 16th

Thursdays Meeting

Rosemary Wilman managed to enchant us with images all with an originality and visual impact from well known locations that we have seen before such as Santorini, Harris and  Yellowstone. Also images from less familiar locations such as Amritsar and Washington made her talk “About Time and More” an inspiration and lesson in image quality from one of the loyal followers of our club.

Certificates for the Beginners and Intermediate PDI competition were handed out and here is one of the winning images from Corinne Noyalet:

“My Sweet Valentine”

Corinne Noyalet-My Sweet Valentine-10

Notable Results

We congratulate Andrew Coe in getting his LRPS.


It is now certain we will finish top of the SCPF Print League first division even though we were 8th in the 8th round. Well done our participants: Ann McDonald, Ross Laney, Mike Davison, George Atkins, Janey Devine, Pete Bamforth, Pietro Rocchiccioli, and Jeanne Sutherland.

We are handing back our trophy for first place in the PDI league that we won last year, as we now are not in the running for the top positions.

Coming Events

Thursday we have the AV group show with Graham Sergeant and Carole Speight where the mega screen with Audio Visual excitement guaranteed. Don’t miss this yearly  extravaganza.

The SCPF Championships.  Is at Highcliffe & Infinity Camera Club, Bashley Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5RY.  The date of 20th March for a start time of 10:00am to approximately 4:00pm.  Visitors to bring their own lunch.  Tea and coffee plus biscuits will be served during the day.

Next Tuesday the Digital Subgroup meet with Janey Devine opening up the world of mobile phone apps and Sheila Tester will demonstrate Lightroom on location catalogue.

Ensure you advertise to you friends and volunteer to help if requested and plan a visit to the Focus Group Exhibition in the Assembly Rooms starting on Saturday the 2ndth April and lasting to the 9th April.  Focus Group