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Chair’s Evening 31st January 2019

The Chair’s Evening will comprise 2 parts.  In the first half Mike will give a presentation on some of the people and places he has encountered in his photography, reflecting a very personal approach to what he is seeking to achieve and the enjoyment that has produced.

Geographically,  the images will cover several continents and cover some of the moments ‘that took the breath away’.  Inevitably sport will also feature, covering both the challenges of trying to get good images and the sheer enjoyment of being there at major sporting occasions.

The second half, by way of complete contrast, will be a presentation by one of this year’s new members, Alan Frost. 

He is a long standing member of Havant Camera Club, recently having gained an ARPS qualification for his beautifully composed and sensitively produced Black and White images.  Alan comes to Chichester with the aim of developing yet further his already considerable photographic expertise.

The emphasis will be on having a fun evening and I hope including something for everyone’

Spring Exhibition 2019

Having seen the Advanced workers exhibition at North Mundham now is the chance for Club and Intermediate workers to enjoy the same freedom at the Spring Exhibition on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of March 2019. If you’re not sure whether to enter this is a quote from one of last year’s new members:I

It was lovely to be able to chat with other members and I feel I have got to know people in the club better.  Thank you for encouraging me to enter and I look forward to hopefully entering the Summer Exhibition.

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Spring Exhibition last weekend.  I had been very nervous in the build up to it, but I felt reassured once I was there and had my pictures up.  Thank you for your positive comments about them.  The other photographs at the exhibition were excellent and most inspiring.  It has given me lots of creative ideas!

See either Carmel Lynch or Sarah Nichol for an entry form and more information.

4th Small Print Competition Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Round of the Small Print Competition held last evening:
1st Jem Berry with ‘Wet Christmas’2nd Jonathan Fiske with ‘Light One For Me’3rd Jonathan Fiske with ‘Pouty Madame’
Thank you to the Club Class members who continue to supply such high quality images for our judges to choose between (and thank you to our judges of course!).  The 5th and final round is on 21 Feb, the deadline for which is 14 Feb when Guy will be collecting your entries as it’s my birthday and I will be away.  All the winning entries from each round will be judged on 14 March to find the ultimate winner.   The three overall winning images will be enlarged and included in the Summer Exhibition.  This will be your last chance to enter this year and remember, only the names of the winners are displayed, so don’t be shy…  

Meeting of Developers Group

7:30pm on 21st January 2019

The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall at 7:30pm on Monday 21st  January 2019. 

The first part of the evening will be a discussion on how to mount prints.  Linda Bullimore will bring her cutting board, as will others, and demonstrate how to achieve consistently good results which will show your images to their very best effect.  Linda will also provide some notes on the techniques used. 

The second half of the evening will be a presentation by Martin Willard ( Club level member) on how he has used Photoshop Elements 11 (Light Room has similar facilities)  (specifically the techniques covered in the October 2018 meeting) to improve a number of his own images. The presentation will be emailed out to attendees after the evening.

Numbers attending this sub group have been disappointing to date so it would be helpful if as many Club members as possible could attend on Monday to demonstrate your commitment to the continuing viability of this initiative

Don Baldwin

One of our long standing members, Don Baldwin,  unfortunately is back in hospital.  He is currently in St Richards, Wittering Ward.  I am sure it would cheer him up to receive some visits during the day from his friends in the Club.  We all send our best wishes and hope for an improvement soon. 

WOrdpress Tutorials

Under the heading ‘WordPress Tutorials’ on the website Jeff has prepared a series of videos showing, amongst other things, how to create a new post and add or fix images relating to that post. It is an excellent resource, clear and understandable so please refer to these tutorials if you have any difficulty in preparing new Posts for inclusion in the Newsletter

Digital Group Tuesday 22nd January 2019

The Digital Group will meet on Tuesday 22 nd January in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30. The subject for the evening will be Printing in Lightroom and the tutorial will be lead by Lorna Brown.

The tutorial will be structured with the newest members in mind and it is hoped that a good number will attend this targeted evening. A steady pace will allow plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Members £3.00, non members £4.00. All welcome.

Stephen Tattersall’s Moody Sunset

Help with NOrTH Mundham Dinner

Message from Joy Whiting

Unfortunately Jean Henwood, who normally helps with the preparation of the starters, is unable to this year.It is estimated approx 60 people will attend the meal.  I will do the shopping so the help needed is on Saturday evening from about 6.30 to make up 8  platters each for eight people.  Contents will include a choice of pates for both carnivores and vegetarians plus a selection of cold meat with a few lettuce leaves and small tomatoes to add colour so not too onerous and shouldn’t take long.If any one is able to help it would be much appreciated – my email address is joyw2018@gmail.com and Tel. No 01243 266094Joy Whiting

Congratulations to john bradshaw and glyn edmunds

Two very notable successes were announced this week:

Our President, John Bradshaw, has been accepted into the Arena group of photographers. Membership is by invitation only and is reserved for only the very top photographers in the South.

Glyn Edmunds has achieved very notable successes at the Smethwick Exhibition obtaining a gold and silver medal for 2 of his images togther with numerous acceptances – his best return in over 30 years of photography. Clearly Glyn is still moving towards his peak!!

Very well done to both