Category Archives: Exhibitions

Annual Exhibition – Update

Plans for our virtual Annual Exhibition 2021 are proceeding and Photocomp is now ready for uploading your PDIs.

As a reminder, you can enter up to 6 images, which should be 1920 x 1080 maximum in jpeg and no bigger than 5MB. They can be of any subject and in mono or colour. The deadline for entries is Thursday 28th May.

Please note that you should enter in the class you are in for PDIs – that is, if you are in Advanced for prints and Intermediate for PDIs – you enter in Intermediate. The exhibition will be judged – you can find the list of awards on the previous Annual Exhibition post The special award for photographs taken in a 10 mile radius of the centre of Chichester must be of a recognisable location but otherwise can be of any subject. That is for instance, an image of the Bishop’s Garden can be entered, a single flower in the garden can’t.

Everyone is guaranteed that at least one of their submitted images will be included in the exhibition. While there is no requirement to make your entries into a panel (that is, work out how the images sit best next to each other) and unlike for the print exhibition we cannot accept suggested hanging plans from you this year, it will be very helpful in making the overall exhibition look good if you can think about submitting images that work sympathetically together.

The external judge will be making their decisions during early June, which will be followed by the Selection Committee’s consideration of entries shortly after.

The virtual exhibition will open on Saturday 7th August.

If you require further advice or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Rocchiccioli or Lorna Brown via

The featured image – our patron, the Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester, turned the camera on us at the Opening Evening of our Annual Exhibition in 2016

Annual Exhibition 2021

The Annual Exhibition 2021 might not look the same this year but it will take place for PDIs only which will be displayed using a virtual gallery, as the Spring Exhibition. We thought it necessary to advise you all of how the system will work and to ensure all members are aware of the requirements.

Each member can enter up to 6 PDIs on any subject size 1920 x1080 jpeg Colour or Mono. Jeff will open the uploading system in the usual way.

Judging of the PDIs. Entries will be divided into 3 Classes, please note that members’ PDI classification will apply, ie if you are Advanced for Prints and Intermediate for PDIs, you should enter Intermediate class:

  • Club
  • Intermediate 
  • Advanced

The list of cups and trophies awarded for PDIs can be found below. If you require further advice or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Rocchiccioli or Lorna Brown via

PDI judging will follow a 2-stage process.

In the first stage of judging, the 3 PDI classes will be judged separately. The judge will select the three class winners (that is for the Sayers Trophy, Birch and Turner Cups) and award Certificates of Merit for up to 10% for each class.

In the second stage of judging, the held back PDIs from all 3 classes will be grouped together and the judge will select an overall winner for the best PDI, plus Certificates of Merit, under each of the following categories and in the following order (the 10 Miles from Chichester award is decided by the Selection Committee):

PDIs     for 2021                            
TitleAwardSelected from
Best Club ClassSayers TrophyClub class only
Best IntermediateBirch CupIntermediate class only
Best AdvancedTurner CupAdvanced class only
Best RecordBevis CupAny class
Best LandscapeChichester Challenge CupAny class
Best PortraitWhitaker TrophyAny class
Best PictorialDarley CupAny class
Best Natural HistoryTester CupAny class
PDI of the YearWaddington CupAny class
Triptych (replaces Print Panel this year)Shubotham CupAny class
10 Miles from the Centre of ChichesterStewart Jones CupAny class

After the judging has taken place the Selection Committee will undertake a selection of the images for installation in the virtual gallery. Everyone is guaranteed at least one image in the exhibition. The final number installed will depend on the total number of images entered in the exhibition and the limits of the virtual gallery.

Lorna Brown & Peter Rocchiccioli

The featured image is of the Annual Exhibition 2018 by Lorna Brown

Spring Virtual Exhibition 21

New and Aspiring Photographers

May 2021

Call for Entries

This exhibition is open to all Print and Projected Digital Image (PDI) photographers of Chichester Camera Club who have Club or Intermediate status.

What you show is entirely up to you – you could present up to 4 individual canvases or a collage of images on a canvas up to 6ft by 4ft (180cm by 120cm) – the size of the club’s display boards. There will be no judging!

This year’s exhibition will be using a virtual gallery.  To see an example exhibition please click on the link below which will open another window and then click on the link in the window.

  • Your images need to be uploaded in the usual way using PhotoComp with a maximum file size of 5 Mb by Thursday, 1st April.  In your title please put your name, the title, image number  e.g.  Sarah Nichol- Vietnam- 1. Please enter your images in the order that you wish them to be displayed
  • I will need a hanging plan if you are entering up to 4 images.
  • Information about your images can be added.  Email this to me at   by Thursday, 1st April

Collage canvases

The following tutorial videos will give you advice on how to produce a collage in the various processing software.

Initial Setup in Lightroom

Further Lightroom setup and creating Panels

Using Photoshop to create a Triptych

Using Affinity to create a Triptych

Saving a collage canvas for the Spring Exhibition in Lightroom.

To get the best out of your collage when it is viewed in the virtual gallery

  • Set the file resolution to a ppi to 500
  • Reduce the jpeg quality until you save a file of less than 5 Mb.

If you need any further help or information contact me.

Sarah Nichol

2020 Photographic Exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery


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:

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.


The Focus Group

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!

Spring Exhibition

It’s now a 3 weeks away and I hope all is going well.

I will need your statements (by email) and hanging plans (as a printed hard copy) by 12th march . If any new members need any help please ask either your mentor or one of us.

We will be looking for other help for the weekend in the near future including raffle prizes (worth £5 or more) and homemade cakes (much nearer the time!)

We will be organising Dinner at the Walnut Tree in Runcton for the Saturday evening to which all are invited. There will be more information next week.