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Epsom CC Invitation Challenge 15th February 2021

Clevedon PierAndy Bracey
Pelican TakeoffAnn McDonald
She Sailed at SunsetGeorge Atkins
Damselfly Mating  Wheel (Ischnura Elegans)David Harris
Family of Mycena on a LogSheila Tester
Watching the StormJim Munday
Sheep at the FeederLorna Brown
The Basket MakerMichael Davison
Frost and FogRichard Corkrey
On the Way UpTim Crabb

Just to inform all members the following 10 images by 10 different photographers have been selected to represent the Club at the Epsom Invitation Challenge taking place on 15th February.

Nearer the time we will be sent the link to view the contest and I will inform everyone. 

Peter Rocchiccioli Chair SC

THE EPSOM CAMERA CLUB INVITATION CHALLENGE

15 February 2021

1.            The competition will, in normal circumstances, be held annually between Epsom Camera Club and 4 invited clubs. It began in the 1994-5 season when the Club celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was so successful it has been held ever since.

2.(a)      Each club will have an entry of 5 prints and 5 projected images*. The images will be marked out of 10 and the combined scores will determine the winning club. In the case of a draw: from those clubs the club with the highest number of 10s will be declared the winner. If more than one club has the same number of 10s the judge will select one 10 from those clubs to decide the winning club. 

    (b)     Clubs are requested not to include work that has been used in a club’s external competition entry at any time. Entries for the PAGB GB Cup and Trophy closing date January 2021 are exempt from this rule.

    (c)      No club member can have more than one print and one projected image in their club’s entry, so an entry must comprise of at least five members’ work.

    (d)     Variations may be made on the content of the entry in any one year at the discretion of Epsom Camera Club Committee.

3. (a) The titles and photographers for both prints and PDI, together with the PDI files, must be sent to Epsom Camera Club by 1st February 2021.

                Please send to John Boyer at projectionsec@epsomcc.org.uk and Rosemary Wilman at wilmanphoto@ntlworld.com with your Club name as the subject.

    (b) Digital images should be:

  1. a maximum of 1600 pixels wide X 1200 pixels high.
  2. in sRGB colour space.
  3. each image should be in JPEG format and be 8 bits per pixel (i.e. not 16 bits).
  4. the file name for each image should be the image title.

4.            A certificate will be awarded to the winning club.

5.(a)      The winning club will be invited to return for a second year.

   (b)      If a club wins two years in succession the second placed visitor will be invited   to return the following year instead.

(c)      If Epsom Camera Club wins, the highest placed eligible visitor will be invited to return the following year.

Emergency contact on the night: Rosemary Wilman 07940 231318

* For 2021 the competition will take place remotely. Each club will enter 10 PDIs from at least 7 members and a maximum of 2 from any one member. The normal rules will otherwise apply.

YATELEY CAMERA CLUB Virtual Exhibition Launch

Yately CC have put together an interesting 3D virtual exhibition. Details are below:

Yateley Camera Club are delighted to announce the launch of our Virtual Exhibition on Tuesday 1 December.  The show is set in a 3D museum space, allowing visitors to explore 300+ pictures, covering a huge range of styles and subjects at your own pace – or by taking the guided tour option; you may select ‘Enter Exhibition’ or ‘Virtual Tour’ when you arrive. 

The format is very interesting.

There is an opportunity to vote for your favourite photograph, purchase images & leave comments. There is also a small supplementary gallery showcasing the efforts of the Wells for Uganda charity which YCC has been supporting for several years. For those of you that would like to donate to WFU there is a Just Giving link in the gallery or direct below.

You are able to access the main exhibition at:

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/3113453/gallery-1-the-tythings

The Wells for Uganda display at:

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/3134229/wells-for-uganda-charity

WFU Just Giving:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Masindiwaterwells

We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition!

Ann Healey ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE3*

SPA Moderator and Chair, SPA Exhibitions & Events Sub-Committee

South East Documentary Group Meeting November 22nd 11am

The RPS Documentary Group South East Region was started off by Chichester Camera Club’s own Janey Devine a few years ago. While we are actively looking to attract members from the whole South East region, we also hope our programme will be of interest to Chichester members.

We are very pleased that Stewart Wall MA NCTJ PGCE ARPS has agreed to talk to us at our next meeting, 11am 22nd November 2020, which will be a Zoom meeting.

Stewart began his career in photography as a local press photographer in 1978.

In 2015 he undertook a BA (Hons) in photography, then a Masters in Visual Communication and is on the brink of beginning a doctorate. He also works with the RPS as a regional Organiser and with the Distinctions department.

Throughout his study he focused on ‘Hyper-Local Authentic Documentary’ Photography and during his talk will discuss one of his projects, entitled ‘The Stonemason’.

Colin Wood is the stonemason, and he has lived and worked in Caistor, Lincolnshire all his life. As did his father and his father before him. Caistor is where Stewart lives, and his studio is 50 yards from Colin’s workshop.

Stewart will also talk to us about developing panels of documentary work as historical evidence and discuss where this work fits into the RPS and elsewhere.

You can read more about Stewart’s stonemason project at https://stewartwallphotography.co.uk/?p=591

Please bring along your ideas for your current projects for discussion, or better still work in progress.

If you wish to join the Zoom meeting and you are not on our email list please email: docse@rps.org for the Zoom meeting details.

Look forward to seeing you

South East Documentary Group Meeting November 22nd 11am

The RPS Documentary Group South East Region was started off by Chichester Camera Club’s own Janey Devine a few years ago. While we are actively looking to attract members from the whole South East region, we also hope our programme will be of interest to Chichester members.

We are very pleased that Stewart Wall MA NCTJ PGCE ARPS has agreed to talk to us at our next meeting, 11am 22nd November 2020, which will be a Zoom meeting.

Stewart began his career in photography as a local press photographer in 1978.

In 2015 he undertook a BA (Hons) in photography, then a Masters in Visual Communication and is on the brink of beginning a doctorate. He also works with the RPS as a regional Organiser and with the Distinctions department.

Throughout his study he focused on ‘Hyper-Local Authentic Documentary’ Photography and during his talk will discuss one of his projects, entitled ‘The Stonemason’.

Colin Wood is the stonemason, and he has lived and worked in Caistor, Lincolnshire all his life. As did his father and his father before him. Caistor is where Stewart lives, and his studio is 50 yards from Colin’s workshop.

Stewart will also talk to us about developing panels of documentary work as historical evidence and discuss where this work fits into the RPS and elsewhere.

You can read more about Stewart’s stonemason project at https://stewartwallphotography.co.uk/?p=591

Please bring along your ideas for your current projects for discussion, or better still work in progress.

If you wish to join the Zoom meeting and you are not on our email list please email: docse@rps.org for the Zoom meeting details.

Look forward to seeing you

2020 Photographic Exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery

ABOUT ARENA PHOTOGRAPHERS

Arena Photographers was founded in 1986 by well-known photojournalist Joan Wakelin. Its aims are to promote the highest standards of photography, to encourage printmaking, and to share and discuss new work. Within its current membership of 20 photographers can be found a broad spectrum of photographic styles and interests.  It is a commitment and passion towards personal projects that unites this group of prominent photographers from all over the south of England. 

Exhibiting has always been at the forefront of the activities of the group and the work of nine of its members is on display in this exhibition.  Previous exhibitions have been held at the South Bank, The Barbican, Menier’s Gallery, Whiteley’s Gallery, The National Museum of Photography in Bradford, and galleries in Battle, Bristol, Colchester, Guildford, Poole, Reading and Salisbury.

Several members have published best selling photographic books while others organise and lead workshops and lecture on the art of photography.

In addition, the group organises perhaps the finest weekend seminar of photography in the country.  Photographer’s travel from far afield to attend this event, held in March each year in Bournemouth, and the list of visiting speakers reads like a Who’s Who of British photography.  For more information please visit our website:

www.arenaphotographers.com.

Tangmere in lockdown

Zoom has been a real boon these past months keeping us in touch with each other and providing camera club activities. It’s not the same though as meeting up and we’re all missing getting together at our home at Tangmere Village Centre. The hall is missing us too, so I recently sent out this note via the Tangmere News, the village newsletter.

Chichester Camera Club has its home at Tangmere Village Centre but has been unable to meet since March due to Covid 19, with Club activities transferred to Zoom. Club stalwart and Tangmere resident, Lorna Brown, has documented Tangmere in lockdown, including this lovely photo of Gloria who has been organising food deliveries in the village over the past months. The Camera Club hopes to resume meeting at the hall in the new year, in the meantime you can see more about the club at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/

 

distinction successes for pagb group

Congratulations to Chris Gledhill and Ann McDonald on being awarded FIAP Distinctions  in the list for 2020.  Well done both on a terrific achievement!
 
Chris was awarded EFIAP/bronze
 
Ann was awarded EFIAP/gold
 
In the most recent copy of the PAGB News you will find that one of our members, Glyn Edmunds has been the featured photographer. Congratulations Glyn! Here is the link to the newsletter, to see Glyn’s feature you will have to scroll to page 13. 

 

The featured image above is ‘At the Imperial City’© Chris Gledhill 

 

 

The Focus Group 2020 Exhibition

Since you could not come to us, we decided that we would come to you.

The Focus Group 2020 Exhibition

Click on the link below to see a few of the images that we were planning to show at our Exhibition in April 2020. Hopefully you will be able to see the full exhibition in 2021.

The Focus Group Ex 2020

A couple of hints about viewing the show

  • View your browser in full screen mode.
  • Use your mouse wheel to page down through the show.
  • If you want to see a full view of one of the smaller images, click on it.
  • To return to the show, click on the “X” in the upper right.

If you wish to leave us a comment on the exhibition or if you would like to be on our mailing list, just send a reply to this email.

If you can think of anyone else who would like to see our work, please forward this email to them.

Thanks,

The Focus Group

All in a day’s work – photo essay

Photographer David Collyer, who is a Operating Department Practitioner in an Abergavenny Hospital, has documented the experiences of the department during the coronavirus epidemic. 

As well as being a revealing insight, they are a fine example of documentary photography and the images are accompanied by David’s explanatory text.

You can find the project here: –https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/06/abergavenny-nevill-hall-hospital-coronavirus-photo-essay?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other