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AGM 21st May 2020

The AGM will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday 21st May. The original idea was to hold the meeting via correspondence but with all of us getting technologically competent with Zoom it will be held as a virtual meeting with full participation and discussion and the proceedings recorded. Papers will be circulated to members by the beginning of May at the latest.

There is provision within the Constitution for members to make their own proposals for inclusion in the AGM Agenda. All such proposals must be submitted to the Secretary in writing, not later than 21 days before the AGM date, duly signed by both proposer and seconder.

You will be aware that at the EGM held on 21st November 2019 it was agreed that the quorum for an AGM would be 25% of the registered membership (currently 37) so please make every effort to log in and attend. Further details to follow.

Revised Summer ProgrAmme

Many thanks to Mike Harris and Jeff Owen for putting together and delivering our first on -line full Club meeting yesterday. There were 46 Members who overcame the mysteries of Zoom to participate and discuss potential progamme subjects while we are all in lockdown and all were asked to consider and let us know if you have any other suggestions of what we might do. Mike reported on the detail of all this in the last Newsletter.

Mike has now been able to finalise speakers and dates for our revised summer programme and this will be as follows:

April 16th        Janey Devine,        ‘Celebrating British Life Today’.
April 23rd        Live Club/Inter PDI Competition – judge Daan Olivier

30th April John Bradshaw – title to be determined
May 14th        Glyn Edmunds        ‘From Analogue to Instagram with Huawai’.
May 21st        AGM
May 28th        Pete Bamforth        ‘O to be in Scotland now that Covids Here’.    

All will be delivered on-line through Zoom. This platform is being used extensively by many organisations as a cheap and effective way of conducting meetings on-line though there are some security and privacy issues that are raised from time to time. It is very important therefore that if you choose to participate in Zoom meetings that you ensure your computer system anti-virus systems are effective and up to date and specifically please read the new Security Notice found at the top of the Home Page on the Club website

In addition to main Club meetings on Thursdays we are also offering sub group meetings: a very successful PAGB group meeting was held on 6th April, Richard Ryder has written a separate post on the next Digital group meeting included in this Newsletter and further events are planned for the Print group and possibly others. Do participate to make the very best of this dreadful lockdown situation.

Digital Imaging Group online meeting 28 April 2020

This is our first online meeting so I do hope you will be able to join us.  Richard Corkrey will be showing us how he creates some of his lovely woodland images.  During this tutorial he will be showing us how he used Lightroom for his initial adjustments [also applicable to Adobe Camera Raw] before taking the image into Photoshop and making adjustments there and in DxO NIK collection.

Meeting details are:

Topic: Chichester Camera Club Digital Imaging Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 28, 2020 07:30 PM London

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More Club SUccesses

Despite the Coronavirus, judging of the SCPF Leagues took place due to Jean Brooks efforts and are now published  and I am pleased to say that  Chichester CC did rather well:

We won the Print League: 1st place Chichester with 49 points; 2nd Southampton with 48 points; 3rd Basingstoke with 46 points.

The Club came 2nd in the PDI League: 1st New Forest with 60 points; 2nd Chichester with 55 points; 3rd Winchester with 44  points.

Well done to all those members who supplied images and to the Selection Committee for choosing the most appropriate images to maximise our chances of success.

Zoom Club Meeting Tonight 9th April 7:30 pm

Just a reminder that tonight we will be holding our first Zoom club meeting at the normal time of 7:30pm. Note that this is a Zoom online meeting, please so not show up at the Tangmere Centre!

There will be a brief introduction by Mick Harris, where Mick will explain what we have and are doing and the ideas we have for the programme.

At 8:00pm, we will take a 5 minute break so people can join in the Support the NHS event if they wish to.

We will then re-open the meeting and look for suggestions and comments from the members.

Meeting details are here (please join 5 minutes before). Please also see our SW Security Notice Page

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Zoom Club Night Thursday 9th April 7:30pm

Hi all, Mike Harris here your Chair for next year.

Firstly a great big hello to all of you and I sincerely hope you are all well and coping with the constraints of this horrible lock down. I’ve cleaned my car more than once, decorated what I was ordered to worked in the garden and made serious inroads into my wine cellar.

Anyway that’s enough about me. I wanted to contact you to update you on what the committee have been working on to try and put together some sort of programme for the rest of this season.

We have purchased a software application called Zoom. This application has allowed us to hold online meetings and so far we have had a one full management meeting and a couple of smaller meetings to try and finalise the way forward. Zoom has also been used successfully by the PAGB group and hopefully will be used by the other groups within the club.

We also have an existing Flikr account and one of our members has set up a discussion on Flikr with the theme of portraits. Here you can upload a photo/s that meet the theme subject and others can see it and comment should they so wish. I hope you will have a look at both of these applications as it will enable us to run different types of interaction for all to enjoy. Instructions on how to access and use both Zoom and Flikr are attached to this newsletter.

Finally, We will be running a Zoom meeting this Thursday at the usual time of 19.30pm and I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us. The purpose is to give you all an opportunity to see Zoom in action and to have a general discussion on any other areas you would like us to explore.

This is very difficult time for all of us and the more activity we can generate will not only help the time to pass but will enable us to continue our joint interest in photography.

Wishing you all the very best and stay safe.

Regards

Mike Harris

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday 9th April 7:30pm.

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Offer from Photography News

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I do hope you and your camera club colleagues are faring well in these challenging times. We know most clubs have stopped meeting face to face and aim to start up again for the new season in September. This leaves us with a dilemma as we have been sending multiple copies to chairpersons homes for distribution during camera club gatherings.

During this period of lockdown and uncertainty, we would like to offer UK camera club members a free monthly copy of Photography News sent direct to them. Please can you inform all your camera club colleagues about this offer and if individuals wish to take us up on it, all they have to do is email hello@bright-publishing.com with ‘PN free offer’ and their club’s name in the subject line. They will be then added to the mailing list.

To receive the next issue, members must email us by 14 April to ensure they are put on the mailing list in time. They will then receive every subsequent issue on a monthly basis by post, until we return to some semblance of normality.

Just to confirm, members’ details will only be used for this free PN offer during this difficult period and will not be used for any form of marketing or passed on to any third party. Please note, this offer is for UK camera club members with UK addresses only. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line.

Your sincerely,

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Free On-Line Photography Course

John Marsh has received details of a free on-line photography course available now for Chichester members. The details are:

For those members who are still at an early stage of their skills development, or even for intermediate photographers who perhaps want to brush up on their knowledge, there is an excellent offer on-line from a photography tutorials business named Fstoppers.

Fstoppers offer a range of tutorial programmes which users can purchase, but for the next two weeks they are offering their foundation course, “Photography 101” completely free. This normally costs $99, so it’s a pretty good deal.

The course modules cover the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Cameras
  • Exposure Triangle
  • Exposing Your Camera in Manual
  • Cameras and Lenses
  • Metering Modes
  • Camera Modes and Exposure Compensation
  • Tripods
  • White Balance
  • Raw vs Jpeg
  • Focus
  • Focal Length
  • Cameras and Filters
  • Introduction to Lighting
  • Flash
  • Shooting in the Field
  • Introduction to Photoshop with Pratik Naik
  • Post Processing Practice with Lee

As you can see, it’s pretty comprehensive and should fill quite a few hours of your enforced isolation.

You can see further details of the course and find the download links here: https://fstoppers.com/photography-101-how-to-use-your-digital-camera-and-edit-photos-in-photoshop

Note: The downloads add up to just over 10Gb, which will take some time, so try running these overnight.

Spring Exhibition

At the Management Committee meeting yesterday we took the difficult decision to cancel the Spring Exhibition.  We hope that this is only a postponement until the autumn.  I know the amount of effort that all of you who have entered have already put into your work and, from the plans that I have seen this promised to be one of the best Spring Exhibitions ever which I hope will be on display then! Thank you for all your support!

Temporary Closure of the Camera Club

To All Camera Club members

A Special Meeting of the Club Management Committee was held this evening to discuss the implications of the evolving Corona virus and being mindful of the Government advice issued this afternoon that everyone should avoid social contact in pubs, clubs, theatres etc. In the circumstances and with great regret the Management Committee had no choice but to determine that the Club be closed with immediate effect. This closure will last until the end of the current programme year at least.

We will continue to monitor the rapidly changing virus situation and the Government/medical advice on how best to deal with it. We all hope to be able to resume our Club activities as soon as it is safe to do so, hopefully in the Autumn.

This is a great disappointment to all of us but the health and welfare of all members has to be our primary concern, particularly in a situation where the elderly are most at risk. Further information on the Spring Exhibition, Annual Exhibition and the scheduled AGM will be issued in due course and we will endeavour to resume a normal programme as soon as we are able.

In the meantime stay safe, be mindful of Government and medical advice and enjoy the sunshine (if we ever get any). With best wishes for a healthy summer and beyond.

Mike