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1st Club and Intermediate PDI – Entries Culled

I’m sorry to say that in order to keep the number of entries to a manageable number for the judge I have had to cull the third entry from the Intermediate competition.

We have got close to this situation in the past, basically when the total number of entries gets above 80 it becomes very difficult for the judge to provide good comments and mark accurately.

The cull is done by removing the third entry. This is the third image that you upload to the upload site. It is important to realise that the order of the upload is important. The first image you upload should be what you consider to be your best, the second the next best and the third your weakest.

Images that have not been judged will of course be eligible for future competitions.

New Judging Training Course

The following letter has been received from Ken Scott, Chair of SxPF about the opporunities for training to become a judge

I am frequently asked by Sussex clubs about new judges. We recognise the need for a regular throughput of new judges on to the circuit, because competition is still a mainstay of the club calendar.

As such we are looking to run a new judging training course in SxPF in the first quarter of 2020. If you would be interested in training to be an accredited judge with SxPF, please register an expression of interest with me, Ken Scott, chair@sxpf.org.uk   by end November 2019. There will be nine places available. As soon as possible in November we will issue more details.

We are particularly looking for fresh input and ideas, and would like to hear especially from our talented pool of female photographers.

For more information, visit www.sxpf.org.uk   where there is an Overview of the Course and a detailed FAQ entitled ‘Becoming a Judge with SxPF’. The training mirrors exactly the course offered by Southern Counties.

Images of Spring?

Chichester Society has asked if any of our members have an image with a spring theme for publication in the March 2020 edition of the magazine. 

Publication would be on a two-page spread of A3 landscape size, and offers a good opportunity to have one of your images published. The Chichester area is large, so images included in the Chichester District section of our exhibition at the Novium last winter would be ideal.

If you think you have something suitable, please contact Anthony Quail, the Secretary of the Chichester Society and magazine editor, directly via anthony.quail@waitrose.com

Lorna Brown

 

 

RPS Group

The RPS Group welcomes all those who are interested in finding out more and working towards the distinctions offered by the Royal Photographic Society. We meet for our second session this season on Tuesday 15th October when we will be looking at some recent LRPS (Licentiate) and ARPS (Associate) awards and the underlying principles of making panels (that is a cohesive group pf images) at those levels.

You are welcome to simply come along to find out more, and when you are ready, to bring along a good wide selection of your photographs.  These do not need to be full size (A5 or so is fine), but do please tack them onto some card as this helps keep them upright on the print stands we use.  

Other members of the group are already well on their way to completed panels and our discussions of those will demonstrate further how to go about applying for these highly regarded distinctions.

You don’t need to be a member of Chichester Camera Club to join this (or indeed any of our Special Interest Groups).

Lorna Brown

The featured image is by Sara Nichol and formed part of her successful LRPS

Print Group 8th October

Print Group got of to a great start last month with a good number of brave new members ready to show work, and very interesting work it was too with much diversity. 

We meet again on Tuesday 8th October at 715 for a 7.30pm start in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, at £3 for members.

As always, the group welcomes photographers at all levels of experience and you can bring along work at various stages to share. It can be finished work you’d like to show, work in progress or that tricky image that you’d like advice on. You might like to use the group to help you deiced which images to put in for competitions, and later in the year to think about exhibition prints.

You are also welcome to just come along to see what the group is about and there’s no need to bring work if you don’t feel ready to.

There’s no need to mount work – but if you attach prints (which can be just A5 approximate size) to card they will sit better on the prints stands.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Lorna Brown

The featured image is by Steven Tattersall

Digital Imaging Group 24 Sep 19 tutorial recordings

We had a fascinating evening on Tuesday 24 September where Jonathan & Richard demonstrated various method for re-sizing images for Club competitions – 4 in all so take your pick!  Thank you to those who attended for your suggestions for topics at future meetings of the group – I’ll be discussing these with Sheila and we will be putting together a list shortly.

During the second half of the meeting Richard gave a short demonstration showing how to remove unwanted objects using both ACR and Photoshop.

The AV recordings of these demonstrations can be found by clicking the links below:

PDI Competition Deadlines

The first Advanced PDI competion will be held on 10th October (judge Roy Lambeth). The deadline has technically passed but if anyone has any particular difficulties please contact jeff Owen

The first Club/Intermediate PDI competition will be held on 24th October (judge Caroline Colegate). The deadline for entries is Thursday 10th October. New members wishing to enter will be able to get help on the procedures to be followed from their mentor. Alternatively all the information required is set out on the Competitions section of the website under the headling of ‘Competition Rules Revised March 2019’

Digital Group Meeting 24th September

The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at the Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 24th September at 7.30

As is usual for the first meeting of the season, the main topic will be demonstrating how to resize PDIs for competitions. This is something all members will need to know if they intend to enter competitions, other than the Small Print Competition.

Richard Ryder will demonstrate how to achieve this in Photoshop whilst Jonathan Fiske will demonstrate the same exercise in Lightroom.

There will be time set aside for a general discussion where members will be encouraged to tell the leaders of the group the subjects they would like covered in subsequent meetings. This is your chance to express your needs and help fashion the direction of the group for the remainder of the season.

Members £3.00, non-members £4.00.

Developers Group

We had a very successful first meeting of the Developers Group last Monday 16th September. You will recall that the Developers Group is exclusively for Club class members helping you to progress through your photograhic journey.

For those new members unable to attend last Monday I am circulating a number of the slides used which should help you get away from the automatic setting on your camera to use Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual modes. At the end of the meeting members were givren a series of tasks to undertake as ‘homework’ aimed at helping to reinforce the learning achieved. These too are being circulated.

At the next meeting of the Group on 18th November all paricipants will have to opportunity to show their work and we will have a general discussion on tackling any issues or problems raised

Free Fotospeed Workshop in Chichester

There will be a free demonstration of Inkjet Printing by photographic paper manufacturer Fotospeed. The event will be held at London Camera Exchange, East Street on Thursday 26th September from 10am to 4pm

Vince Cater from Fotospeed will be displaying all the latest paper finishes and demonstrating how to get the best out of your home printing for your style of Photography. He’ll explain the importance of printer profiles and show how you can get a free profile for your printer from Fotospeed.

Anyone can bring along their favourite image, choose a paper and Fotospeed will print you a sample. There will also be special offers on the day. Fotospeed are one of our major sponsors so it would be good if as many members as possible could call in to LCE to take advantage of this free event.