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Chair

Congratulations to all the authors in the SCPF PDI competition and particularly to Farnborough CC who came first in last nights round.

Can you all please scan your back catalogues for images with a link to the festive season for the upcoming fun competition with Bognor CC on Wednesday the 8th. We need 32 images as soon as possible. It will be a knockout and as last year both chairs will award a bottle of wine to their member best dressed in festive attire.

Note from Andy Bracey.

The Night Photography walk will be at Portsmouth Hard which is an ideal location for Night Photography. There are several good subjects all easily within 100 metres of the Hard:  The Spinnaker Tower, HMS Warrior and not least the new Bus Terminal. Sunset is at 4.05pm, so meet at 3.15pm outside Portsmouth Harbour train station.

It does help if you let me know if you are coming; events may well be cancelled at last minute and if heavy rain is forecast. I cant warn you of a cancellation if I dont know you are coming along. As always, I’m on 07974 173345 and andy_bracey@hotmail.com. Further information can be found in the programme section of our website.

Note from Me.

To advanced photographers. The cutoff date for entry forms for the North Mundham exhibition is the 28th. For those who have not yet returned theirs please do so. For a successful exhibition we need as many as possible to enter.

Next week we have the pleasure of the company of Colleen Slater with her presentation ‘Macro Photography:Out of the Ordinary’.

See you all then.

Mike

Chair

What an excellent evening with Tim Flach last night. His images were absolutely brilliant and the following discussion about left gaze in art and photography was very intriguing. I’m sure all who attended thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Xmas competition against Bognor Camera Club will now take place on Wednesday 8th December with a theme for the images of ‘The Christmas Season’. We will need about 30-35 images so please look at your back catalogues and upload into the portal.

Again a gentle reminder to all advanced photographers to complete and return their North Mundham entry forms by the 28th if they are going to exhibit. To date I have received fifteen from the 29 that expressed an interest from my previous enquiry.

Please note the following from Martin Willard that may be of interest to members.

The Dust Bowl through the Lens of a Photographer
Presented by Roger Mendham
The Assembly Room, North  Street, Chichester
Weds 19th January 2022 .   18.30 to 19.30.  Cost £10.
What to expect
The mid-1930s were desperate times in the US Midwest. The effects of the Depression were exacerbated by the Dust Bowl years with mass migration from farming regions of over 3 million people, many becoming migrant workers in California.
This talk looks at the conditions that contributed to the Dust Bowl, the implications for the communities involved and the human consequences, as captured by a number of photographers working for the US Government and includes the story behind of one of the most famous images of the 20th century, “Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange.
For further information, contact Martin Willard on 07790 485 734.

Next week is the SCPF PDI’s so see you all then

Take Care

Mike

Digital Group on Zoom Tuesday 23rd november at 7.30

This month Lorna Brown and Lynne Owen are going to show us how they use Lightroom and Photoshop to produce their images. They have very different approaches to in using masks in the artistic development.

We would still like some ideas from members for future meetings. One such idea is the conversion to black and white but other ideas would be lovely.

Topic: Digital group
Time: Nov 23, 2021 19:30 London
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82877037322?pwd=QUFnMTVjZGNXdFBYQVhJRjVQSTF4QT09

Meeting ID: 828 7703 7322
Passcode: 528972

Chair

Apologies for the delay in circulating this mail as I was taking part in a Children in Need golf day Friday morning and at a concert in Brighton Friday afternoon/evening.

Great competition last Thursday and congratulations to all who entered some great images. It certainly demonstrates our clubs strength in depth.

Please all note that the Xmas meeting date has been changed from Thursday 9th December to Wednesday 8th to allow the Bognor Chair to be present. Further details will be circulated later as regards to the theme for this year.

Those attending the developers group this Monday please see the item from Andy Bracey in this newsletter as it has important information you need to be aware of.

The School of photography is offering the following to any Chichester member who is interested in their new landscape course. A 20% off discount using the discount code LAUNCH20 on checkout – Ends Sunday 14th of November. The details can be accessed using the link below.

NEW COURSE – Pro Landscape Photography 20% off

I hope you’ll be pleased to know that I have had a meeting with Mim McCann who is Chair of the Chichester Open Studios Art Trail. We both think that photography as an art form has not previously featured in the Art Trail and would like to see it included. Details about this group and registration can be found using this link. https://www.chichesterarttrail.org/artist-registration/.

We also feel that both groups could benefit one another in other ways such as supporting each other by advertising in Art Trail or Exhibition programmes. Should any member/s be interested in showing their work in the Art Trail and has a venue/studio that can be used, then entry for the 2022 Art Trail has to be registered by the end of this month. I’d suggest you access the Art Trail website using the link and give it some thought. I will be having further meetings with Mim to develop this potentially beneficial partnership between our groups.

Next week we are in the company of Tim Flach with his talk entitled ‘How to Evoke Empathy Through Animal Portraiture’ so should be an interesting presentation.

Stay safe.

Mike

Lightroom zoom workshop thursday 18th November 9.30 am

I thought it would be useful to look at the latest Lightroom update where they have vastly improved the mask tools. There are various videos on Youtube which are well worth looking at beforehand – I followed Dave Abbott’s suggestion of “Photoshop Cafe”.

If you would like any comment / help with any of you images either send the file to me at digitalgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk by Wednesday or be prepared to share your screen in Lightroom.

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

Topic: Lightroom workshop
Time: Nov 18, 2021 09:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 844 8542 2199
Passcode: 771919

Next Monday Development session- bring laptops!

== Bring Laptops and some RAW images to Mondays session ===

Hi All,

The major part of the evening on Monday focusses on how to make your images pop. You will need to bring a charged laptop to the session, complete with several RAW images you might like to edit.

I’ve been lucky enough to have secured three advanced photographers, each of whom are willing to show you how they edit their images for effect. We will have seascape, portrait and landscape photographers – nay, artists – revealing all …… 🙂

The first photographer will edit one of their own images live in the session for 10-15 minutes. You are encouraged to edit your own image(s) during that time. And then you will be given 10-15 minutes anyway to do so using the tips and styles shown to you.

That whole process is then repeated with the second and third photographer. Do note that this is NOT technical, its not a ‘this slider does this and this slider does that’. Its independent of the software used and is more about how we as artists edit our images for effect.

So do bring laptops and RAW images! It might be an idea to have your best unedited seascapes, portraits and landscapes handy ….. You have been warned!

Any questions, you know where to find me – 07974 173345 or andy_bracey@hotmail.com

Andy 🙂

RPS Group Tuesday 16th November

We meet again on Tuesday 16th November – and again at Tangmere Village centre in the small hall. We’ll be able to see Nick Hepworth’s very recent successful L Panel, along with Tony Baverstock’s successful A panel.

I signed in to observe the RPS Licentiate assessments this week and will be able to report back. It’s very clear that the criteria for success are being equitably applied – variety of images, a range of techniques, visual understanding and a cohesive set of images – while the reasons panels are not successful are also very clear. These are as ever technical faults (over sharpening, overblown highlights, poor print quality for instance) coupled with repetition (or lack of variety) and panel collections that don’t sit well together. Come along and find out more and bring work for discussion if you are ready or simply join us to explore if the RPS distinctions are for you.

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start – £3 for Club members. We regret we are not able to offer the RPS Group to non-members for now.

The featured image is from Nick Hepworth’s successful L Panel

Second Round of the Small print Competition Monday 15th Nov.

This is just a reminder that 7″ by 5″ Prints from Club Class members in the Print category can be brought along to the Development Meeting on Monday 15th November for entry into the 2nd round of the Small Print Competition. The critiquing will take place at the start of the meeting so please be a little early if you intend to bring Prints. You do not need to stay for the rest of the meeting but it is always a good evening.

Hope to see a few more entries this time.

Chair

What a great evening with Matthew Cattel last night. Inspiring images, a lot of tips on composition, giving thought about the image you want, taking time to find the right position for the shot and striving to find something different to photograph. I really enjoyed it and I’m sure you all did as well.

This came to my attention that may be of interest to some of you. It is a woodland photo workshop with Paul Stillman at Eartham Wood. There are a couple of vacancies so if your interested the link will take you to the website where you can book online. https://rps.org/events/regions/south-east/2021/november/woodland-photography-workshop/

To all advanced photographers who wish to exhibit at North Mundham, please please return your entry forms as soon as possible. I know the form says to be returned no later than the 28th but the working party is meeting on the 19th and it would be useful to have some idea of the numbers by then so we can plan the layout. I have currently received ten from the thirty who expressed an interest from my first request some time ago.

Two reminders now.

First the photo walk at West Wittering on the 6th. If you want to attend you need to let Andy Bracey know and you need to book your car park space on the 5th as you can’t book on the day.

Second, the Arena exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester starts on the 7th and it will be a real treat to see images from some top photographers. Not one to be missed.

Finally we have the 2nd Club/Inter PDI competition next week so I hope to see you all there.

Take care

Mike