I’m delighted to be able to tell you that both Lynne Owen and Tony Baverstock have achieved their Associateships with the Royal Photographic Society, a real accomplishment.
They will both admit that one of the hardest parts of gaining and ARPS is that the panel – of 15 images – has to have a theme. That the highest standards of photography are required is a given, but finding and delivering a themed panel is a real challenge.
Tony had considered all sorts of projects, and then one day was just crushing a drinks bottle for the recycling when he saw how beautifully the light played on the plastic. From that, he created a superb panel of black and white abstract images, as you can see from the examples below.
Lynne too had tried out a few ideas – and you might have seen something of her eventual successful panel at North Mundham earlier this year. A truly creative idea around windows that really open to reveal the interior – and again you can see a couple of these below.
It’s congratulations to both Lynne and Tony, both awarded ARPS in the Fine Art category. One with a deceptively simple idea, that required first rate mono photography and printing skills; the other with a more complicated concept that also took some construction skills!
It’s warm congratulations to Mike Harris who won last night’s PDI of the Year with The Worker’s Hand. John Howe’s had an excellent result with second and third places, with Curious and Judging Sheep respectively. Also commended were Stephen Marsh with Estuary; Andy Dulson’s Vashti Cunningham USA; Nigel Hayes with Bognor in May; Sarah Nichol’s Feeding Frenzy; Jeff Owen’s Please Come In; Lynne Owen with Love in the Mist and Paul Williams with Venus Ann.
Our judge for the night was John Tilsley, another change to the original programme, and gave us a very illuminating and entertaining evening of first class judging, followed by a presentation of his own images. John , who is based near Dorchester, is a very experienced photographer, a past President of the Western Counties Photographic Federation and chair of its judging panel which trains new judges. His skill in that area was evident, with a very warm, positive take on images. He has a very acute eye, and a wide ranging knowledge, and very open in his own tastes. He was most complementary about our images, praising the breadth of photographic styles we presented to him and his top picks also represented a good wide range of work.
This was our last photographic evening of the season, but we certainly go out with a bang next week with PAGB on Monday, Digital on Tuesday, Multi Media on Wednesday on Thursday and the AGM on Thursday!
In the background, work has now started on processing all the entries for the Annual Exhibition, and to look ahead, the Members’ Pre Meeting is on Thursday 2nd August at Tangmere as usual and the Preview evening for Members and guests on Friday 10th August.
Very many congratulations to Andrew Vance who was awarded a LRPS at the recent adjudication at the Royal Photography Society. This is a very desirable distinction which demands a high standard of photography. Below is one of the images from Andrew’s panel of ten images.
We are rapidly nearing the end of the 2017 – 2018 Season with a few important dates in May.
After our week off, we meet again on the 10th May for an evening with Southampton International PDI Show. A special opportunity to see the pick of this world renown photographic salon with our good friend Sue Dunham.
Thursday 10th May is very busy withthe deadline for Annual Exhibition entries, including uploading print and PDI entries, as well as the deadline for the Selection Committee’s request for PDIs for the forthcoming PDI national competition in which we are representing the Southern Counties, and the PDI of the Year deadline.
Our AGM is on the 24th May this year – do please attend this important evening, which not only reports back on the current year but looks ahead to next. Papers will be distributed via the Club’s Newsletter next week, on or before the 10th May. Please download them and read them in advance of the meeting.
The PDI of the Year competition is on the 17th May, with judge John Tilsley replacing Chris Neill-Griffin. This is likely to be the last stand alone PDI of the Year, as at last year’s AGM it was agreed to trial three PDI competitions in the 2018 – 2019 season. If the trial is successful, it will require a formal proposal to change the Club’s Competition Rules at next year’s AGM.
John Tilsley, our judge at the PDI of the Year on Thursday 17th May
I’m delighted to announce that there were two more distinctions for the club at the PAGBAwards for Photographic Merit Adjudication in Chorley recently. Two members of the PAGB group were successful in gaining their PAGB Awards.
JEFF OWEN was awarded a CPAGB
PETER ROCCHICCIOLI was awarded a DPAGB
These are very highly desired distinctions and very difficult to achieve indeed, requiring a very high standard of photography. Congratulations to these two talented photographers. Below are some sample images from their successful panels.
Above is Jeff’s panel for his CPAGB. He achieved high marks in the adjudication and gained his distinction with plenty to spare!
I’m delighted to announce that Glyn Edmunds has won a Salon Medal at this year’s London Salon of Photography. Over the years only four Chichester Camera Club members have achieved this rare distinction, Glyn now makes this number up to five! Congratulations!
In addition to his medal Glyn has had two images accepted at the salon, the maximum number from any contributor. This is a terrific achievement in a salon where only a very small number of the submitted images are accepted for exhibition.
Glyn is one of our regular advisors at the PAGB Group and we are all very proud of his achievement.
LONDON SALON SUCCESS FOR PETER ROCCHICCIOLI
In addition to Glyn’s success congratulations are also due to PAGB Group member Peter Rocchiccioliwho had an image accepted at The London Salon. This is Peter’s third time having an acceptance at The London Salon, so well done Peter!
Please follow the link below for more information about The London Salon. The nine medal winning images and all of the accepted images are on the website, including those images from Chichester Camera Club members.
EDITED 4TH MAY TO ADD WINNING IMAGES: It was a real pleasure to have Jim Pascoe with us last night for the 3rd and final Club Class and Intermediate print competitions, this time accompanied by Nicky, his wife. Jim and Nicky were both here back in September, entertaining us with Fay Bowles, all from Highcliff and Infinity camera club, and Jim with us as a judge last season judging the Advanced prints.
Jim and Nicky have a professional photography business in Hampshire, and specialise in ‘people pictures’. These include weddings, schools, dance and portraits – many taken in natural surroundings. Jim, who holds Associateships with both the British Institute of Professional Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society, as well as a BA in Photography, says how important it is to engage with your subject and make them feel relaxed, and that comes across in his judging too. He is a very warm and – as Phil Acland put it in his vote of thanks – respectful judge, very open about what he likes and how some of what he says will be his opinion, but none the less an acute technical judge, and very ready to score well those images he admits aren’t necessarily to his particular taste but are well executed. We certainly gave Jim some very strong images to judge and it’s always good when a competition evening has the kind of easy atmosphere Jim creates. With a few technical issues last night it was still an enjoyable evening and a relaxed one – of not for those biting their nails as the last marks came in and league positions for the year were finalised, although the technical hiccoughs mean these can’t be published with the speed they are normally!
Don’t forget there is no Club meeting next Thursday, 3rd May, but that is the deadline for entries for the PDI of the Year competition. The following Thursday, 10th May, is also the deadline for the Annual Exhibition. There are no Special Interest Groups next week either, but Print Group meets on the 8th May, an opportunity to bring along exhibition entries for discussion about how to best put them together in a panel and find out more about how the judging and selection for the Annual Exhibition works.
The 10 point winners from the 3rd Intermediate and Club Class Print Competitions
Linda Bullimore’s Female Mallard Blenheim Palace
Sarah Nichol’s Home from Market 2Sarah Nichol’s Stone in the Sand
Andrew Vance’s Tate Modern
Andrew Vance’s National Monument Edinburgh
Ken Worrall’s Millennium Bridge
Ken Worrall’s Permission to enter politely declined
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.