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News update

Hi All,

First a big thank you to Glynn for a very enjoyable evening last night culminating in one of the best vote of thanks I have ever heard from our President.

A reminder to those who might want to enter the Bristol Salon that entries must be received by the 23rd of this month. For further information please access this link.

Another reminder that next Thursday is the final submission date for the 3rd Club/Inter PDI competition.

As I mentioned last night, the club does not normally meet on the 6th May at Tangmere however as we are still zooming meetings it gives us an opportunity to try something different. So for that evening we are organising a photobook and a one minute AV competition. Further details are included in posts attached to this newsletter and further rules/information will be added shortly. We hope as many of you as possible will take up the challenge.

To assist in book production there is a zoom meeting scheduled for 09.30 January 22nd at which Janey Devine, Pete Bamforth and John Bradshaw will be offering their expertise, so a meeting not to be missed.

Finally, it is the 3rd Adv PDI comp next week so we should be looking forward to some excellent images.

Stay safe and look after yourselves.


Photobook Workshop 22nd January 9:30am

We have a real treat to help you get started on the Photobook competition, John Bradshaw, Pete Bamforth and Janey Devine will be sharing their knowledge and experience with Photobooks.

Pete will be talking talking about concepts, tools and layouts, John will be using Bookwright and Janey will cover book formats including scrap books. All will be using examples from their own books as examples and will cover many important factors when creating a book including:

  • Concept
  • Presentation
  • Images
  • Text
  • Consistency of Layout
  • Font selection
  • Sequencing of images
  • Creativity/originality

Pete, John and Janey will also be judging the competition and so this talk will give you an insight in what they will be looking for.

Zoom Meeting details:

Meeting ID: 834 9647 4989
Passcode: joinme

Photobook Competition

Since the club is unable to run print competitions this year we thought that a good alternative would be to run a Photobook competition open to all members/classes.

As we are in lock down and don’t want to handle physical books we want you to submit a PDF version of the book, which most book creation software such as Bookwright allows you to produce. The winners will be announced in our club evening of 6th May 2021 and in this meeting we will present the best entries and prizes. Hopefully, when we can meet again in person we will get an opportunity to show the physical books as well.

I’m pleased to say the John Bradshaw, Janey Devine and Pete Bamforth have agreed to judge the competition and to get you started they will be making a special Zoom presentation on Friday 22nd January at 9:30am on all aspects of making a good Photobook.

This will include: concept, presentation, image selection, use of text, using a consistent layout, good use of fonts and sequencing images.

We will want all entries to be in by Sunday April 11th, to give the judges time to properly consider them. The subject of the book is entirely up to yourself and because current restrictions can make shooting new images difficult, there is no age limit on the images. Also, images that have been used in club exhibitions and competitions may be used within your book.

The Multimedia group will be happy to run sessions to help people with the mechanics of book creation and to provide peer advice.

We look forward to seeing your creations.

RPS Zoom Meeting 19th January

We ended 2020 with some good news. Jim Waddington has been awarded a Licentiate with the RPS with an excellent panel. Jim shared this with us, telling us something of the work behind his panel and Janey Devine was able to shed some light on the assessment process too. Well done Jim! We meet again on Tuesday 19th January with high hopes for further successes in 2021, so if you are interested in learning more about the RPS distinctions and how successful portfolios are put together, do join us.  When you are ready, you can submit a number of images for discussion, along with possible hanging plans and – for A panels – your project outline or statement of intent.  For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. Please use WeTransfer sent to  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 18th January. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Jim Waddington’s  successful L Panel

Print Group Zoom Meeting Tuesday 12th January

Our first meeting of 2021 will be on Tuesday 12th January, starting at 7.30pm on Zoom.

As usual we will looking at how to get the best out of your digital files.  You are welcome to submit a maximum of three images for sharing and discussion, following the guidance below.

Please note that you should now use for mailing all images not the personal email addresses you used before.

Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 11th January by email attachment to

Resize images to 1600 x 1200 pixels, maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at

Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list) with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1. (Titles aren’t necessary for either print Group or the RPS Group meetings.)

If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2021 19:30 London
Every month on the Second Tue, until May 11, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
Jan 12, 2021 19:30
Feb 9, 2021 19:30
Mar 9, 2021 19:30
Apr 13, 2021 19:30
May 11, 2021 19:30
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

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Meeting ID: 832 4070 3782
Passcode: 528180

The featured image is ‘Agapanthus Trio’ by Lorraine Short

Chair update

Hi All,

Really interesting talk by David Garthwaite last night where he demonstrated the editing work he undertakes for his fine art B&W images. I hope all those who attended enjoyed it as much as I did.

You’ll be pleased to know that the club raised £250 for the Snowdrop Trust over Xmas and we have received a nice letter of thanks from the CEO Diana Levantine so well done.

Finally, for information, the table below shows the club subscription for the coming year for returning members. Linda Bullimore will be sending out an e-mail to all with further information on how to make payment very shortly.

DetailAmountBalance due
Membership subscription Jul 20 – Jun 21£40.00
Less £10 retainer already paid-£10.00£30.00
Less £15 refund on 2019-20 sub-£15.00£15.00

Lastly, we are in the company of our own Glyn Edmunds next week who will be taking us on a journey with his Huawei mobile phone.

Best regards and stay safe


RPS PDI Competition 2020 Successes

The Royal Photographic Society has a number of sub-groups, including the Digital Imaging Group. That group runs annual competitions, this time confined – as so much – to Projected Images.

I’m very pleased to say that Richard Webb had his lovely image, Dandelion Clock, accepted, which along with his recent salon successes has Richard on a roll just now.

Ricard isn’t yet a member of the RPS and helpfully here demonstrates membership isn’t necessary to enter these competitions, which are published in a very good quality catalogue. I was pleased to also get images accepted this time, but the Digital Imaging Group published the list of acceptances alphabetically under image titles rather than by author so I might have missed other club members who were successful. Do let me know if this is the case.

These acceptances don’t count towards FIAP awards but are another way to have your work shown more widely than just within the Club so perhaps next year (when we can but hope print images will again be possible) let’s see if we can get a higher Club count in the entries.

The featured image is Richard Webb’s Dandelion Clock, an accepted image in the RPS Digital Imaging Group PDI Competition 2020.

Success for pagb group members in the Snowy circuit of photography

Congratulations to seven members of the PAGB Group who achieved considerable success in The Snowy Circuit of Photography.

PAGB Group members Pete Bamforth, Richard Webb, Richard Ryder, Richard Corkrey, Jim Munday, Chris Gledhill and Ann McDonald between them gained 66 acceptances and six awards. Congratulations to all for a terrific result.

The featured image above is Tranquility © Richard Webb which gained an award. Congratulations to Richard on gaining an award with his second salon entry. In addition to the awarded image Richard got four other acceptances 

Above – Male Common Blue © Jim Munday. Jim received three awards in this exhibition, a Gold Medal, a Bronze Medal and an Honourable Mention.

Above –Fortress on the Loch © Chris Gledhill. Chris also received an award in this exhibition.

Above –Buriton Pond © Richard Corkrey which received an award in the exhibition

Above –Fallow Deer in Petworth Park © Richard Ryder, one of ten images which Richard had accepted in the Snowy Circuit.

Christmas Reflections © Pete Bamforth one of several images Pete had accepted in this exhibition.

Man with a Large Turban © Ann McDonald which won an award in this exhibition.


The next meeting of the PAGB Group will be on Monday 4th January. 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.

The PAGB Distinctions group has been set up to help people work towards the many distinctions available to them through the PAGB and FIAP distinctions route. We also encourage members to enter images into both National and International Photographic Salons. A large part of the meeting is devoted to image critique, where members ask for advice on images which they may be considering for a Distinction panel or for submission to a Photographic Salon. Not everyone in the group is ready yet for Distinctions or Salons though, some members submit images simply because they want some feedback. So please join us via Zoom and observe what we do. You will see some wonderful images and will pick up tips on image improvement which should prove very useful. If you would like to submit an image for critique please email me, Ann McDonald, at and I will send you details. 

This month, in addition to image critique we will take a look at how to keep your salon acceptance records in a form that is compatable with the FIAP Dossier.

The image featured above is Canalside Soiree © Pete Bamforth

Here is the link to the meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 873 6047 1832Passcode: 507443

Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting Fri 8th Jan 9:30am

Hi, hope you all had a great Xmas and are looking forward to a New Year.

I thought we would kick off with a closer look at Shotcut you can get this from here ( This works on all platforms W10, Mac and Linux and is a good basic video editor, which can also do slide shows.

I thought I would run over how to do AV/slide shows again using Shotcut and Richard Ryder has agreed to demonstrate some other features of Shotcut.

I have gone for the Friday morning slot, I know that this does not suit everyone, but other times also seem to cause issues to people

Topic: Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 8, 2021 09:30 London

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Meeting ID: 845 4233 6687
Passcode: letmein

Hope to see you there