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Chair update

Hi All,

Congratulations to all entrants in last nights PDI comp for some brilliant images. It really reflected the depth of Talent within the club. Well don e all and keep up the good work.

I’ve received a mail from the SxPF regarding their upcoming PDI Championship which is copied below for information.

‘PDI Championship – Update

We are looking forward to a wonderful  afternoon of photography at the SxPF 2020 PDI Championships. We have received over 200 images from 19 clubs and these are now with our panel of judges:

  • Gordon Brown ARPS
  • Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB
  • Martin Patten  LRPS CPAGB BPE2*

We are sure they will have some very insightful comments on these images.

We would like to thank all the Club officials for their efforts in selecting and uploading such a great set of images. However many of the photographers whose images you have entered, have not yet registered for the Zoom meeting. So could you pass this message on to those photographers, and the rest of your club, that they need to register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the following link:
This will take you to the registration page where you need to enter your name and email address. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.’

Stay safe and hope to see you all soon.


Digital Imaging Group – 27 October 2020

This evening Lorna Brown will be taking you through a “First Look at Lightroom” and this will be followed by a video created by Nigel Danson taking us from RAW to Print.

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

Topic: CCC Digital Imaging Group Monthly Meeting

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Chair update

Hi All,

Great night last night with Leo Rich. His Tiger shots were fantastic but did look extremely dangerous to me. I think if I’d been there my shots would have been in the opposite direction as I was running for my life.

Below is a list of the PDIs entries uploaded for this years SxPF PDI championship and congratulations to all those chosen. 

Andy Bracey – Sandy Point 

Brian Muir – Cigarette break 

Brian Muir – Ever Decreasing Circles 

Gary Howes – Spinnaker Surfer 

Jane Webster – Bringing the Garden Inside 

Keith Harris – Lunch Outing 

Kevin Macknay – The Only Colour in the Room 

Mike Hancock – Concentration 

Mike Hughes – Grumpy Street Pianist 

Paul Adams – Fire Works Over Portsmouth 

Richard Webb – Patterns 

Wendy Chalk – Tate Modern 

Next week we have our 1st Club/Intm PDI competition so I hope you are all looking forward to that.

See you there and please stay safe.


RPS Virtual Group

Our virtual RPS group meeting this month will be looking further at the Associateship awards from the Royal Photographic Society, including some recent successes as well as a more practical look at images that might make up a panel and how to go about putting a panel together.

You are very welcome to join us via Zoom find out more.

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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The featured image is one of Jeff Owen’s recent successful A Panel images

Small Print Competition (first Round results)

The winners of the first round of the Small Print Competition are:

1st ‘Shore is Ropey’ (Nikki Holden), 2nd ‘Fairy Rose’ (David Pritchard), and 3rd ‘Close up Flower’ (Carlien Murray). Also Highly Commended were ‘A friendly face beneath the shallows’ and ‘See weed in the shadows’ (both by Nikki Holden) and ‘Manuel’ (David Pritchard).

All the entrants’ images can be viewed in the Image section of this website under ‘Best Competition Entries 2020-21‘. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to the judges whose feedback is much appreciated.

The closing date for the next round is Thursday 5th November. Submission details will be sent to Club Class members.

Chair update

Hi All,

I thought Paul Thackary was extremely good last night judging the superb PDI’s entered by our advanced members. Congratulations to all entrants and especially to those who were awarded a 10. To get a 10 amongst that quality was a brilliant achievement.

A quick reminder to any who are keen on uploading the Luminar software mentioned by Robert Pugh last week. There is a link on his website, rpphotograhyby, that offers a discount.

Members will be interested in the following 2020 Photographic Exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester by the Arena group. This runs from 24th November – 6th December 2020 Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 to 16.30.
‘The highly regarded group Arena Photographers from the South aims to promote the highest standards in photography and to encourage printmaking. Exhibiting together is a key part of the philosophy of the group and this exhibition comprises a selection of diverse portfolios from nine of its members’. Admission is free.

Iain McGowan has sadly announced that the North Mundham exhibition has had to be cancelled. Another loss to us because of Covid. Roll on 2021 says Iain and we all agree with that.

Next week we have the pleasure of the company of Leo Rich. Leo will be presenting his talk ‘The Idle Rich – Sliding into Digital’ which I’m sure will be well worth watching and I hope to see as many of you as possible attending the Zoom meeting.

On a final sad note, Glyn reported that Ian Platt FRPS MFIAP (1st in UK) MPAGB HonPAGB passed away peacefully on Sunday.

That’s all for this week. Please stay safe.


Scores 1st Advanced PDI Competition 2020-21

First NameLast NameTitleScore
TonyBaverstockYellow Waterlilly8
TonyBaverstockFlying High8.5
TonyBaverstockGazing in Awe9
JeanBrooksWinters Afternoon at Langstone9
JeanBrooksFalling over8
JeanBrooksEbbing Tide7.5
LornaBrownAssynt Pines9
LornaBrownUncertain Sunflowers8.5
LornaBrownSheep at the Feeder9
HeatherBuckleI’M Forever Blowing Bubbles8
HeatherBuckleThe Line Out Battle9.5
HeatherBuckleThe Sleeping Wheel8.5
WendyChalkI Think It’s Time We Got Some Curtains8
WendyChalkLight and Shadow – Skatepark8.5
RichardCorkreyThe Watcher by the Wayside8
RichardCorkreyBuriton Pond9
RichardCorkreyThe Way Through the Wood8.5
JanDavisTeatime over7.5
JanDavisQuintessentially English Address8
MichaelDavisonSoft Light . St. James`s Church Portland8
MichaelDavisonPastels of Venice8
MichaelDavisonThe Basket Maker8.5
AndyDulsonOphelie Claude Boxberger8
AndyDulsonThe Final Bend8
AndyDulsonDecisive Timing8
GlynEdmundsInn in the Rain8
GlynEdmundsPots and Kettles9
GlynEdmundsTwo Cacti, Two Blue Doors8.5
HilaryFeatherstoneCatch That Bubble7.5
HilaryFeatherstoneCanoo for Hire7
HilaryFeatherstoneThe Promenade8
ChrisGledhillFamily Duel 29.5
ChrisGledhillLondon at Night7.5
DavidHarrisRough Dawn at Portland Bill8.5
DavidHarrisDamselfly Mating Wheel (Ischnura Elegans)9
DavidHarrisToo Close for Comfort (Anax Imperator)9
JohnLarryElephant at Sunset8
JohnLarryLight in the Woods8
JohnLarryI Don’t Want to Be Here8.5
BrianMuirCatching the Light10
BrianMuirEvening Sun9
JimMundayPuffin with Catch8.5
JimMundayLongstone Lighthouse8.5
JeffOwenWitterings Winter Sun8
JeffOwenEye Pods8.5
LynneOwenIn the Wet8.5
LynneOwenTree Lined7.5
LynneOwenBatten Down the Hatches8
MichaelPalmerBayside Apartments10
MichaelPalmerAerial Ballet7.5
KeithSawyerThe Solo8.5
KeithSawyerFascinating Rhythm9
AndrewVanceSticklepath Dartmoor7.5
AndrewVanceView from Meldon Reservoir7
AndrewVanceDartmoor National Park8
JimWaddingtonReady to Roll7.5
JimWaddingtonI Cannot Hear You8.5
PaulWilliamsProud Mother8.5
PaulWilliamsSleeping Beauty9.5
ChristineWoolgarSunrise at Longhoughton9
ChristineWoolgarSummer Cobbles8.5
ChristineWoolgarClouds Above the Pier9

Tangmere in lockdown

Zoom has been a real boon these past months keeping us in touch with each other and providing camera club activities. It’s not the same though as meeting up and we’re all missing getting together at our home at Tangmere Village Centre. The hall is missing us too, so I recently sent out this note via the Tangmere News, the village newsletter.

Chichester Camera Club has its home at Tangmere Village Centre but has been unable to meet since March due to Covid 19, with Club activities transferred to Zoom. Club stalwart and Tangmere resident, Lorna Brown, has documented Tangmere in lockdown, including this lovely photo of Gloria who has been organising food deliveries in the village over the past months. The Camera Club hopes to resume meeting at the hall in the new year, in the meantime you can see more about the club at


Print group Tuesday 13th October

The Print Group continues via Zoom on Tuesday 13th October, 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.

You can find  all the Zoom invitation sign in details  for Club events on the Club website under the programme listings or via the news posts

To submit images for discussion please follow this guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 12th October  by email attachment to me.
  • 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 
  • 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)

I look forward to seeing you then.

Lorna Brown

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: Oct 13, 2020 19:30 London

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The featured image is Day Trip to London by Michael Palmer

Note from the Chair

Hi All,

I sincerely hope you all enjoyed the informative talk by Robert Pugh last night. In particular his explanations on how he undertook his shots, his use of minimal equipment and how he attempts to get the shot right in camera thus using minimal post processing. I will certainly be taking a close look at the Luminar software he was so expansive about.

Next week it is the 1st advanced PDI comp which will be judged by Paul Thackery, not Roy Lambeth as shown in the programme. Due to unforeseen circumstances Paul and Roy have had to swop places.

I am a little concerned regarding the current numbers joining our Zoom meetings as we have a membership of just over 130 and are only averaging 40-50 attendees. To help us understand why, Linda Bullimore,  our membership secretary, will be undertaking a contact exercise to try and determine any reasons why members don’t join. If Linda does contact you please respond to her no later than Friday 9th so we can understand these reasons and possibly make it simpler or assist if help is required.

Finally, and this is not a message I wanted to circulate but circumstances have defeated us, your committee have taken into account the current Government guidance, particularly the rule of six which is projected to last until next spring, and being very aware of the dramatic increase in Covid cases at present, we have no option other than to announce that as a club we will not be meeting at Tangmere for the rest of the 20/21 season but will continue with Zoom. We will of course be regularly reviewing the situation and should anything drastically change we will inform you all as soon as we can.

Please stay safe.