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Subscriptions 21/22

Just a gentle reminder that all subscriptions were due by 15th July. If you haven’t already made your payment we would be grateful if you could please do so before 31st July when your membership will cease, which I’m sure you don’t want! We continue to be very good value at £63 for the year, which is less than £2 for each weekly meeting.

We have room for more new members to start in September so if you have friends and family who might be interested please spread the word.

Chair Update

Hi All,

I hope you are enjoying your summer break.

Below are three items that may be of interest to members.

Photography Sessions  at FAB Falconry

Photography Sessions (£20 per person)
Come and photograph our birds on our smallholding. They will be posed in natural settings and you will also have the opportunity to capture them in flight. Our campfire team will supply you with hot drinks and you can roast a marshmallow on the fire if you wish.
Photography Clubs can also book a special dedicated session at a date and time of your choice (minimum booking 10 persons).
Dates Available (more being added so keep an eye on the website or drop us an email):

  • Saturday 7th August – 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Saturday 21st August – 6pm – 8.30pm

You can find full details of these on our website, please visit: www.fabfalconry.co.ukShould you wish to book any sessions please email me with your details and we will secure your space.

Kind Regards
Florence Barker
FAB Falconry 

Lee Filters presentation by Carmen Norman entitled ‘Lakescapes:- Finding the Emotion’.

An enthralling presentation featuring an inspiring collection of photographs, evoking both stillness and movement, intimately capturing the varied and dramatic beauty of the stunning Lake District. Carmen is an award winning fine art photographer who lives and works in the Lake District. She has had a number of images accepted into national and international salons, with work displayed in various exhibitions and galleries. Her work covers both landscapes and portraiture and she runs photography workshops throughout the year. Carmen has a Associate Distinction of the Royal Photographic Society and is a Member of the Keswick Photographic Society.
 Date and Time: Wednesday 28th July starting at 7.00pm

ZOOM MEETING ID: 975 8388 2303
PASSCODE:621340
Direct Link: Click Here

Wildlife Vets International Photo Competition.

Announcing the launch of a brand-new Wildlife Photography Competition, called Stories of Survival. The idea behind the competition is to move beyond images that simply amaze and inspire us, and use participants’ skills to highlight the challenges so many of our species face.

To achieve this, organisers, Wildlife Vets International, require that each image be accompanied by a caption, describing the animal featured and one of the threats to its survival. The hope is this will not only educate and engage the audience, but also the photographers themselves, as they are called upon to research and review their subjects.

There are six categories in the adult competition, as well as separate youth and camera-phone sections, so plenty of opportunities to get involved, and all proceeds go to support the work of WVI.

With a prize pot worth over £10,000, there is also plenty of incentive too!! Thanks to generous donations from NikonGitzoAdobeJoby, LoweProAmi VitalePenguin Books and Helinox.

Highlights include: a Nikon Z 6II + 24-70 mm lens, two GITZO Systematic tripod kits and a GITZO Traveler tripod kit. Younger entrants can look forward to getting to grips with one of Joby’s Gorilla Pods and a one-to-one online training session provided by Nikon School.

Winners of the adult and youth competition will be selected by a panel of six internationally acclaimed judges. Care has been taken to ensure there is a range of expertise, good geographical representation, and that the panel is gender balanced. The camera-phone section will be judged by a public vote and 12 winning entries incorporated into a 2022 Calendar

Details of the competition are available here.

Find out more on our social media and www.wildlifevetsinternational.org

I am still looking for volunteers to manage the Print and Digital groups within the club. The digital group could be run on our zoom platform using You Tube and/or other presentations. Neither posts are a hardship but are core functions within the club. Please give it some consideration.

Finally, I will be circulating a newsletter, after the Government announcements on Monday, regarding our plan to meet at Tangmere from September so please make sure you read it and let me know your thoughts.

Best regards

Mike

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Mundham & District Gala & Flower Show 2021

To all our photographic friends….please share with your members, friends and neighbours.  This is a Show open to all, adults and children. 

Just a note to let you know that the Flower Show – with classes for photography, soft fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, floral arrangements, preserves, home baking, Arts & Crafts – will definitely being taking place this year on Saturday 17th July in the Mundham Village Hall.  Not long now! 

The full list of classes can be downloaded from our website www.mundhamgala.co.uk together with the Entry Form.  Set up 8am – 10am. 

The Committee regrets that latest Covid 19 Government Guidelines mean that the outdoor event and attractions have been cancelled but THE SHOW WILL GO ONSee attached schedule. Any questions or comments, please contact me,  showmanager@mundhamgala.co.uk Joanna Armandias.

Chair

Hi All,

A polite reminder that I am looking for two volunteers to manage the Print and Digital groups next season. These groups play an essential role within the club offering help and guidance to our members to improve their photography. The posts are not difficult and do not require a high degree of photography knowledge. The new post holders can call on past post holders and other club members for initial assistance and help until they fully understand the role. Please give some consideration to undertaking one of these posts and let me know as soon as possible if you would like to volunteer.

I have received the following mail from Florence Barker of FAB Falconry that may be of interest.

‘A FAB Falconry Photography Session on the 31st July from 6pm – 8.30pm.

The Birds will be posed on our Smallholding in a natural setting (in Nutbourne, Chichester, PO18 area) and you will have the choice of our Birds to Photograph. Our Falconers will be on hand to answer questions about the Birds and provide information. There will also be a chance to hold one of the Birds if you wish and to see some of the Birds in flight. We will have a break halfway through the session and Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate will be provided from our Campfire Cooking Team, just bring a mug! I am sure our Cooking Team will be able to provide some marshmallows for roasting too if I ask them nicely! Cold drinks are also available. Chairs will be available.

The fee for the session is £20 per person with a £10 deposit payable via BACS to secure your space. For more information please visit our website: www.fabfalconry.co.uk. Should you wish to book please email Florence at: TheMews@FabFalconry.co.uk

Finally I hope you are all enjoying your summer break and look forward to seeing you at Tangmere in September.

Best regards

Mike

Annual membership subscription and UPDATING

As I hope you are aware the Annual Subscription for the club becomes due between 1st and 15th July.

This year we have kept the rate at £63 and both David (Treasurer) and I (Membership Secretary) would be really grateful if all payments could be made between those dates.

If this causes a problem please let me know as soon as possible so that other arrangements can be made.

As usual an email giving the details for payment will be sent out in the coming days but please let me know at membership@chichestercameraclub.org.uk if for any reason you do not receive it.

On another point I hope you all realise that you can view and update your personal details on the website. There appear to be one or two gaps where accreditations have been gained but not updated. The committee are not always aware of changes so you do need to let the Membership Secretary know of any changes, especially address, phone and email details. So please check that everything is up to date and let me know of any changes.

Many Thanks

SUCCESS FOR THREE PAGB GROUP MEMBERS AT THE MASTERS OF PRINT EXHIBITION.

Congratulations to three PAGB Group members who had images accepted in the PAGB MASTERS OF PRINT Exhibition. This represents a terrific achievement for the club  at this prestigious exhibition. Only 60 prints were accepted for the exhibition  out of a huge entry.  The acceptance rate was less than 7%, so the competition was fierce. Well done to all. 

Sheila Tester had an image accepted in the Nature Print section (see image below)

John Howes had an image accepted in the Monochrome Print section (see image below)

Ann McDonald won a Gold Medal for the best Colour Print.  The image is featured above,  ALL WORK DONE © Ann McDonald 

FAMILY OF MYCENA ON A LOG © Sheila Tester which was accepted in the exhibition.
HOLY MAN © John Howes which was accepted in the exhibition

Many thanks to Peter Rocchiccioli who co-ordinated the club entry. 

All the medal winners can be seen here http://www.thepagb.org.uk/competitions/gallery/album-for-2020/nggallery/2020/masters-of-print-2020

All the results can be viewed here https://www.pagbnews.co.uk/sites/default/files/newsletters/en283%2001%20June.pdf

DISTINCTION SUCCESS FOR THREE PAGB GROUP MEMBERS

Congratulations to Chris GledhillPeter Rocchiccioli and Jim Munday on being awarded FIAP Distinctions  in the list for 2021.  Well done to all three on a terrific achievement!

Chris was awarded EFIAP/silver

Peter was awarded EFIAP/bronze

Jim was awarded EFIAP/bronze

The image featured above is INDIAN GRANDFATHER © Peter Rocchiccioli

LOVE IS IN THE AIR © Chris Gledhill
WEST WITTERING © Jim Munday

Chair

I said to James Kerwin last night, that as this was our last meeting of the season so I hope he takes us out with a bang and boy he did. It was a great presentation with lots of tips on planning and composition allied to brilliant images. My eternal thanks to our programme secretary, Sue Watts, whose tireless work brought us some fantastic speakers over the course of the season.

Today is your last chance to upload images for the PDI of the year and the Annual Exhibition and please don’t forget to put August 5th into your diaries for our pre exhibition meeting when we will announce all our winners for the season. The exhibition will go live August 7th.

Congratulations to those who had images accepted into the PAGB ‘Master of Prints’ competition.

Sadly I have to report the passing of Connie Ellison a past member of the club. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

Once again I am asking for two volunteers to manage the Print and Digital groups next season. Without a lead the continuation of these important groups within the club is in jeopardy. It is not a difficult or onerous task and help and assistance is available.

Finally, I wish you all a wonderful summer break and look forward, hopefully, to seeing you at Tangmere in September and I will keep you updated over the course of the summer break.

Happy photographing.

Mike

PAGB GROUP VIRTUAL MEETING MONDAY 7TH JUNE. 7.15

The next meeting of the PAGB Group will be on Monday 7th June. Because of the pandemic of Covid-19 this will be a virtual meeting once again. All club members are welcome. Please log on at 7.15 so that we may make a prompt start to the meeting at 7.30 sharp. Please join using the link below. 

If you would like to submit an image for critique please email the image to me, Ann McDonald, at pagbgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk 

Images should be sized a maximum of 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high, SRGB colour space. Please send the images by 6.00pm Friday 4th June.

Images should be sized a maximum of 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high, SRGB colour space. Please send the images by 6.00pm Saturday 24th April if possible.

The image featured above is Spring Woods © George Atkins

The Zoom link will be found on this page in due course