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Camera Clubs and Societies 2020 BalloT

As I mentioned at last nights meeting, we have the opportunity of entering a national ballot that if successful would allow three of our members to attend a workshop in Scotland. We must have three interested members to enter and the cost would be £740 per member. The workshops are as follows, ‘Badgers in Bluebells’ (20 – 24 May) and ‘Autumnal Images’ (21 – 25 October). These workshops will be hosted by the Natural History photographer Laurie Campbell. Entry must be by March 5th.

Should any member be interested please let me know asap for further details.

Mike Harris Vice Chair

Spring Exhibition 2020

Calling all Club and Intermediate members.   For new members this is your chance to exhibit your images in a way you like without any judge commenting or giving them marks!  Please ask your mentor about the exhibition if you’re not sure.

The registration forms for the Spring Exhibition are now available  either on Thursday evenings or from the link below.  They need to be in by February 13th. 

 

Spring Exhibition 2020 information sheet

Walter Benzie HonFRPS

 
It is with great sadness that we learned that past President of the RPS, Walter Benzie, had lost his long battle with cancer. 
 
Glyn Edmunds remembers Walter, noting that a bright light has dimmed. 
 
“He was a very perceptive and popular judge who had visited the club on several occasions. Not that many years ago he was our Guest of Honour at the Saturday Dinner at North Mundham. I recall his comment about trying to improve the RPS, ‘there’s lots of blood on the floor, mostly mine!’ 
 
At two of our recent Annual Exhibitions in the Assembly Room, he came along to say a few words, open the exhibition and present the prizes. Being so local he was very happy to stand in for our Exhibition Selector who lived too far away to attend the Opening. 
 
He was an accountant by profession. Just when he was thinking about cutting back his partner, with whom he set up the practice, died suddenly in his fifties. 
 
Walter passed away quietly in a local nursing home. 
 
His cheerful persona and ready smile will be greatly missed from Tangmere. 
 
There are no details yet of the funeral arrangements.”
 
 
Walter Benzie  was our guest of honour at the Annual Exhibition in 2017 while he was President of the RPS 

North Mundham 19

The 19th North Mundham Exhibition was an outstanding success and will be remembered as such by all who took part and visited it. Taking part is not exclusive to those with panels but to everyone. If you moved screens, served in the kitchen, sold tombola tickets or were on the meet and greet table, thank you. The credit has been earned and is applicable to all.

Now let us put the same effort into the the New and Aspiring Photographers Exhibition in Tangmere Village Centre on 28th and 29th March. To the Advanced workers at North Mundham I say “They supported you, now it is your turn to play the supporting role.”

Selection Committee Need your Prints

On Friday 24th we are selecting for 3 competitions and we require some of your prints for consideration.

I have asked for some particular ones but we need some more from all classes.

Please bring 2 or 3 prints that may have scored well or some new ones that you may feel they should score well.

Please support us by bringing your work on Thursday.

Thank you.

Peter Rocchiccioli

Selection Committee Chair

RPS SE Documentary Group Meeting 26 Jan 20

The main agenda for the meeting is to review the pictures to include in the book on the subject Food. Please bring your photos either small prints or as PDI on memory stick.
Together we will review and discuss framework for a book and the exhibition.

FRANCE. The Var department. Hyères. 1932.

H Cartier Bresson is the most important reportage photographer and there is so much to learn from him. Jan Davis will introduce a documentary video of Henri Cartier Bresson discussing his photography and contact sheets which reveal many fundamental elements of this type of photographer.
Also Jan will bring his book collection on HCB for anyone to borrow.

Cost £5.

RPS Group 21st January

Club members have been doing really well on the RPS front this season with Jeff Owen’s successful A panel and Frank Adams’s Fellowship, and there are L panels in the pipeline too.

If you would like to find out more about the distinctions awarded by the Royal Photographic Society and how to go about developing a portfolio of work for submission, join us at the RPS Group on Tuesday 21st January. You don’t need to bring work along at first, you’l be very welcome to come along just to see if this might be for you.

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15 for 7.30pm start. £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.

The features image is one of Frank Adams recent FRPS panel which are gold leaf backed on a vellum print.

  

Liz Boden

I called in to see Wojt over the weekend. He confirmed that Liz has had a second stroke but fortunately relatively mild. She has a slight loss of strength in her right arm and leg but she is recovering well and Wojt hopes that she will be fit to return home in a few days. I passed on the very best wishes of all of us for a speedy recovery

North Mundham Exhibition

This is a set of reminders for the North Mundham Exhibtion being held on 18th and 19th January.

Exhibition evening meal – Margret Preece is taking bookings for this so please get your names down on her list. The meal is a bargain with at least three courses plus wine and coffee at only £13.

Transport of screens and equipment –These will be collected from Tangmere and Ann McDonald on Friday 17th January with all helpers meeting at Tangmere at 2.45 to 3.00 on that date for loading up in the usual manner.  We have use of the North Mundham village hall from 4pm.  Members who  are not involved in the loading and setup of the screens but who are exhibiting work are asked to come to North Mundham after 6pm on the Friday to hang their prints

PDIs – Peter Rocchiccoili will be dealing with these.

Print Raffle – Ann McDonald has contacted all those who are donating a print for the print raffle.  The box wil be out again next Thursday 16th January so please bring in any outstanding prints. 

Print hanging fees – Will all print exhibitors make sure their hanging fees have been sent to David Harris as my earlier email reminder.

Friday evening timings January 17th – Arrival of equipment at 4pm. Screens etc erected in the New Hall by say 5.30pm and in temporary position in main hall by 6 pm. Those of you exhibiting prints but not involved in the general transportation and installation of screens, please arrive after 6pm. Obviously the entire exhibition has to be in place on the Friday evening ready for opening to the public on Saturday so we will need several helpers on Friday evening after 9pm to move screens to their final location in the main hall after the usual table tennis bookings have finished. Needless to say refreshment will be available throughout the evening to give additional fortification!

Other matters – Don’t forget we will have a sales table for used photographic equipment, books, etc. Please also bring any prizes for the Tombola table.

Catering – Sheila Tester will appreciate any cakes etc being donated for teas, coffees, etc.

Finally for any further enquiries, please contact the following:

Generally, print exhibition/ Iain McGowan
PDI imaging/ Peter Rocchiccioli
Audio Visual presentation/ Graham Sergeant
Publicity generally/Pete Bamforth
Publicity press and media/Rob Campling
Catering daytime/ Sheila Tester and Sarah Nicol
Catering evening meal/Iain McGowan, Joy Whiting, Ann McDonald
Exhibitors signs and Bios/ Stephen Marsh
Tombola/Carmel Lynch, Kim Tattersall and Mike Davison
Sales Table/ Iain McGowan and John and Joan Barham
Print Raffle/Ann McDonald