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Zoom Digital imaging group tuesday 25th january

This month Pete Bamforth is going to show us how he produces his wonderful large images. This promises to be a great evening with a great deal of excellent advice so please do join us on Zoom on the link below.

I have also had one suggestion for a talk on converting an image to Black and White but need other thoughts for the future – this group works best with your ideas. We are very lucky in the club to have a great many members who are only too willing to offer advice if asked so suggestions please!

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Chair

Hi All,

Great set of images from our advanced members last night and excellently judged by Rob de Ruiter. Congratulations to all the tens but for me the two stand out images were ‘Clouds of Global Fuming’ and ‘Vulture’. That’s to take nothing away from the other 10’s as I’m sure others will think differently. It’s really down to what images have the most affect personally. All in all a really enjoyable night.

A whole series of notices that members need to be aware of are listed below.

  1. The Selection Committee are requesting up to a maximum of three 50×40 mounted prints from members for entry consideration into the SCPF championship. They are needed by the 25th January as selection will take place at 09.00Hrs at Tangmere. Prints can be delivered to the following addresses. Lorna Brown at 4 Oakwood Close, Tangmere, PO20 2WD and please ring on 07855 932041 to arrange, John Howes at Fourwinds, Vinnetrow Rd, Rancton Chi, PO201QB Mob 07855435580, Peter Rocchiccioli at Ludlow, Copse Lane, Hayling Island, PO11 0QA Mob 07810552778 and Jan Davis at 1 Green Lane, Chichester PO19 7NS mob 07835 175391.
  2. Roger Mendham  LRPS ( member of Bookham Camera Club) is presenting a lecture on “The Dust Bowl Through the Lens of a Photographer” , telling the story of the USA Dust Bowl in the mid-1930s through photography of the time. The meeting is arranged by the Arts Society and is taking place next Wednesday January 19th at the Assembly Room, North Street Chichester. Visitors are welcome at a fee of £10 payable on the door. The Lecture starts at 6.30pm with doors open and drinks served from 6.00pm. Covid precautions are observed in accordance with the Assembly Rooms requirements and all attendees are asked to take a lateral flow test before attending and wear masks at all times. Any queries please contact Martin Willard  – 07790 485734.
  3. The Developers group and the small print competition scheduled for the 17th has been postponed and further details will be announced regarding a new date.
  4. The Lightroom zoom session by Sarah Nichol has been postponed and further details are posted in this newsletter.
  5. SCPF Exhibition (message from Jim Munday our SCPF Rep ). I know that some of you have tried over the weekend to download the YouTube video of the Exhibition and had various problems, thank you for letting me know. There is another version of the slideshow that can be downloaded from this link. It is an mp4 video file and has no music or intermission. http://gofile.me/3TZXf/UTsrHa9Bu
  6. The cut off date for the 3rd Club/Inter PDI competition has been extended to the 16th for club members only. Any Inter members who have had problems should contact Jeff Owen.
  7. I mentioned last night that the club needs to fill some important posts before the start of our next season. They are, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Programme Secretary and an Annual Exhibition Organiser. The club cannot function successfully unless we have volunteers to fill these posts so please all of you give some thought to this request and put your names forward. The role guidance for these posts is accessible through our website and there is an opportunity to shadow the current post holders for the rest of this season.

Next week we are in the company of Slawek Staszscuk and his presentation ‘Creative Landscape Photography’ which I’m sure will be well supported.

Rather a long drawn out newsletter this week but very important.

Stay safe

Mike

Scores 3rd Advanced PDI Competition 2021-22

First NameLast NameTitleScore
PaulAdamsClouds of Global Fuming10
PaulAdamsToo Hot to Handle8.5
PaulAdamsQuiet Evening Mooring10
GrahamAingeLusitano Stallion9.5
GrahamAingeLast One for the Day8.5
GrahamAingeGatekeeper Feeding8.5
GeorgeAtkinsWinter Woodland9.5
GeorgeAtkinsHigh Tide at Bosham Harbour8
GeorgeAtkinsOld Man of the Sea -Storm Eric10
AndyBraceyThe Billy Line8.5
AndyBraceySams Sunflowers8
AndyBraceyVulture10
LornaBrownDixon’s Last Stand8
LornaBrownIn the Midst of Plenty7.5
LornaBrownScots Pine under Slioch7.5
HeatherBuckleLace Curtains6.5
HeatherBuckleWestminster Silhouette8
HeatherBuckleBest Seat in the House8
WendyChalkLifeguard8
WendyChalkHeadless8
WendyChalkThe Opportunist8.5
RichardCorkreyFog at Stedham8.5
RichardCorkreyFollowing the Monet9
RichardCorkreyMinsted Sunrise9
JanDavisChapeau8
JanDavisChichester Climate Protest8.5
JanDavisMiscellany of the Macabre8.5
AndyDulsonLi Ling9
AndyDulsonNadine Visser10
AndyDulsonJanek Oiglane9.5
ChrisGledhillOn the Street Cuba8.5
ChrisGledhillFollowing Close Behind9
ChrisGledhillFirelighters9
NigelHayesForeshore Markers 49
NigelHayesSeating Arrangement8.5
NigelHayesPromenade7.5
JohnLarryBamburgh Castle7
JohnLarryThe Flooded Butchery8.5
JohnLarryWalking Shadows9
StephenMarshOxford Street8.5
StephenMarshSiesta Time, Greece8
StephenMarshWaiting for Opening Time9
BrianMuirThe Golden Hour7
BrianMuirA Quiet Moment9
BrianMuirOutside Looking in10
JimMundayTouchdown10
JimMundayStorm Watchers8
JimMundayHead to Head8.5
JeffOwenHover Fly9.5
JeffOwenI’M Winning!9
JeffOwenFun in the Rain9.5
LynneOwenIn the Spotlight8
LynneOwenEscape8.5
LynneOwenGirls on Film9
MichaelPalmerUnder the Bridge8
MichaelPalmerEast Beach Cafe….just8.5
MichaelPalmerLloyd and Neighbours8.5
PeterRocchiccioliVulcanic Mountains the Andes7.5
PeterRocchiccioliRestfull Scene India8.5
PeterRocchiccioliThe Almacen Trio8
KeithSawyerTree Reflection8
KeithSawyerA New Dimension7.5
KeithSawyerWelcome8
JimWaddingtonA Walk on the Beach8
JimWaddingtonSeed Heads8.5
JimWaddingtonShreddings8.5

Lightroom Zoom workshop Friday 21st january 9.30 am

Please note the change of time. Sorry I got double booked. For those of us who have just purchased Topaz DeNoise and Sharpen A1 Jeff has agreed to have a look at them and particularly using masks within them.

I keep also hoping that some of you will bring along (or send) images that you have got stuck with what to do or how to do it in Lightroom – maybe from this week’s Print Group. If you want to send them rather than share your screen then here’s the email address digitalgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk

Chichester Camera Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Chair

What a great start to 2022 from Paul Mitchell. It will be interesting to see if any of the techniques demonstrated will be included in our future competitions.

Important notes to members. The SCPF Exhibition will be shown tonight at 18.30pm on you tube and we are the winning club. It can be accessed using the following link. https://youtu.be/B1nxTrhXTfc.

The selection committee require 50cm x 40cm mounted prints for entry into the SCPF Championship. Members can enter up to three prints and they need to be in by the 25th January. Peter Rocchiccioli will circulate details of how and where to send them next week but this gives you all time to consider what you would like to enter and to get them printed in time.

Just a couple of quick reminders. The PAGB meeting scheduled for the 10th has moved to the 17th and will be on Zoom and the cut off date for entries into the 3rd Club/Inter PDI competition is the 13th January.

Next week is the 3rd Advanced PDI competition with our friendly Judge Rob De Ruiter, pictured above, so an evening to look forward to.

Regards

Mike

PAGB MEETING 17TH January

The next meeting of the PAGB Group will be on Monday 17th January.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic 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 Sunday.

The image featured above is ‘High Plateau Ladakh‘ © Ann McDonald

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting

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Chair

Hi All,

I received this news from our President last week that some who know Charlie and Mary may want to respond to.

‘Charlie and Mary Roe moved into The Chichester Grange Care Home, Grosvenor Road, Chichester PO19 8FP. It has been built on the site of the hospice which moved to Bosham. Strict Covid regulations restrict visitors to family but a card or an image to them would be well received’.

I’d like to wish all our members a happy new year, certainly happier than the last one, and just remind you all that we will be zooming through January but will be keeping a close eye on numbers and any new guidance before making a judgement on meeting at Tangmere in February.

On the 6th we have the company of Paul Mitchell with his presentation entitled ‘The Seeing Eye’. I look forward to seeing you then.

Stay safe

Mike

North Mundham

Hi All,

It is with deep regret that I have to announce the cancellation of the 2022 North Mundham Exhibition.

The working party have made every effort to stage this premier exhibition but with the current guidance, and potentially more changes in the near future, I feel we have no alternative but to admit defeat. This exhibition has delivered very high standards in the past and I feel that to devalue that would not benefit the exhibitors or the visitors. Covid wins again.

Let’s all look forward to the rest of our season and the upcoming Focus Group, Spring and Annual exhibitions.

Take care and have the best Xmas you can.

Mike

Chair

I sincerely hope that you all enjoyed the Xmas competition with Bognor last Wednesday. Congratulations to Andy Dulson who’s image above won the day and made the scores one all. Hopefully, as Bill Brooks said, we can do this again next year as a live event. Our thanks to the judges from both clubs for bravely taking on the role.

The link below is for a free to attend RPS zoom talk this coming Sunday 12th at 2pm. The talk is by John Bolloten and is entitled ‘Nothing to See Here’. Should any member wish to attend this talk they must register by 5pm Saturday 11th.

https://rps.org/docse-john-bolloten/

To all advanced members a reminder that the portal is open for the next PDI comp and for North Mundham. Closing dates are as follows, 3rd Adv PDI comp 29th Dec, North Mundham 31st Dec.

Note to all members. I have to inform you that I have made the decision to maintain zoom throughout January. This was a hard decision to make but taking into account the new variant of Covid, the current numbers per thousand in our area and the possibility of further negative guidance from our Government, I felt strongly that I had no other choice. On a more positive note, we are testing the systems at Tangmere with a view to holding hybrid meetings from February and we are hopeful that it will be successful.

At the present time we are still hoping to hold the North Mundham exhibition and are hard at work producing a sensible layout and a set of safety measures that will be implemented. I can assure you, that we will take every precaution and rigidly adhere to Covid guidance to maintain the safety of all who attend and exhibit. I will keep you all informed of progress.

So as 2021 draws to a close, I’d like firstly to thank the committee for all their work and support over the last few months and secondly to wish you all the compliments of the season and sincerely hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

Mike