Events next week not to miss: Monday: PAGB group, Tuesday: Print group, Wednesday: Lighting Workshop with Reg Wilson, Thursday: Beginners, Intermediate Print competition, Friday and Saturday: Tangmere Christmas Tree lighting and Christmas Fair.
On Thursday Viveca Koh FRPS moved us with a real treat of richly coloured and textured work full of meaning. The quote from Parr and Badger’s “History of Photobooks” writing about a Norwegian photographer, Dag Alveng’s book “Asylum” is spot on about Viveca’s derelict asylum photos. “Using a square format camera – the least dynamic yet most intense and monumental of photographic formats – the photographer documents the walls, the furniture, equipment and other objects to be found in the kind of place where we incarcerate(d) people.”
is a must for further inspiration and a strong justification to ask her again to our club.
She is giving a different talk to Bognor Regis Camera Club on Tuesday.
We also congratulated Sheila Tester who won a PAGB Gold Medal in the Nature Print Section at the 41st Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography and the other honours gained by George Atkins and John Howes detailed in a separate news item.
The mural by Steve Tattersall is super and been extremely well received and appreciated. Well done Steve.
We have agreed with the Fernhurst Centre at St Richards Hospital, that they buy 30 clip frames with Perspex 40×50 cm, we fit them on the wall when they come. Initially the walls that will be the first to be decorated are in the Ford Ward.
As soon as they are installed we will provide 30 images that are changed every 3 months or so like St Wilfrids. This will be the first step and depending how it goes, there are more walls and need for more images some poster sized.
Thanks to Mem Baybars who made the first contact and Ross Laney who found the frames.
I am in John Lewis or knight and lee, the very good news is they are doing Lightroom 6 for half price £55 which is a bargain. the offer is no longer available online but available in store (at least in Portsmouth). We all love a bargain so I thought I would share this info. It would be great if you could share it with everybody. Message from Corinne
We should look forward to next week’s speaker Viveca Koh who has been highly appreciated by all the other clubs she has visited. We are having a lighting workshop on the basics in studio lighting with Reg Wilson on Wednesday 9th December. Please respond to the questionnaire on the annual exhibition before next Thursday. More information on these items is further down on the webpage. The majority of Bios are not yet with Kim Tattersall for the print exhibitors at North Mundham and should be sent as soon as possible.
We had a very stimulating evening tonight appreciating the best prints from the 1st division clubs in the SCPF. The judging by Caroline Colegate was full of very perceptive and sympathetic constructive comments that all were relevant to any level of photography. She still succeeded to differentiate between the very best images and the rest. The results of this heat were a first place to Winchester 71 pts. and a third place to Chichester 69 1/2 pts.
Last weeks meeting was a very useful insight into HDR, High Dynamic Range with a full recipe of the capture and postproduction of images. Jeff Morgan demonstrated all the variants in HDR and how they were achieved showing on the screen the steps in postproduction in Photoshop and Photomatic.
The deadline for returning questionnaires regarding the Annual Exhibition review is next Thursday 3rd December. You can return completed copies to the Club, where you can also pick up a form to fill in, or follow this link to Chichester Camera Club Exhibition Review, to download the form. It can be emailed to Lorna Brown – email address available to at ‘Useful emails and phone numbers’ under the Documents tab on the web site. Do please let us know your thoughts so that we have a good, wide-ranging view of Members’ opinions.
We were so lucky that Barry Senior could step in at short notice to judge the First print competition for the advanced group replacing Roger Crocombe who was unwell. Barry held back a large number of images and at the end found the deserved winners. The images with a lot of photographers input, good quality of light and did not show too sharp edges on the horizons did very well. However in his final statement before leaving he said that if the judge’s comments did not make sense forget it.
Sonia and Paul from The Sussex Federation presented the cup for the Developers Round top Club and the cup for the combined scores of The Developers Round and Open Round. Well done to all the selected photographers. Most of whom are on the photograph. Results will be posted on our and the SxPf website.
Any Members looking for information about the Club such as competition rules , what the different sub-groups are about, what all those acronyms mean, can now find the Members handbook 15-16 MASTER under the ‘Important Documents’ in the ‘Documents’ tab . This is the same as the hard copy provided to new Members who attended the introductory meeting in September.
Members who attended the AGM in May might remember that the Committee was asked to review the Annual Exhibition and as part of that process, we would like to have Members’ views on what they like best and anything they would like changed. To do that please find a questionnaire here Chichester Camera Club Exhibition Review which includes some background and the aims of the exhibition. Completed forms should be returned to the Club by Thursday 3rd December – or may be emailed to Lorna Brown.
We all enjoyed the meeting with Mike Read and his catalogue of exceptional images of the unique species of birds and penguins on the Falklands Islands. The quality of the images was special due to the wild life that was unafraid of people and of the photographer’s experience as a freelance wildlife photographer and his incredible knowledge of all the names of the birds.
Support our club at the SCPF PDI LEAGUE MATCH The PDIs first league match is at Bracknell on Monday 9th November. The judge is Jay Charnock FRPS. All of this information can be obtained from the Southern Counties Photographic Federation website.