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Chair

Hi All,

Wendy Chalk. You’ll be pleased to hear that the final send off for Wendy was a wonderful occasion. Hearing from family members and friends it was very clear she was a remarkable person and will be sadly missed. The most touching moment was when an air ambulance helicopter did a fly by over Chichester Marina and then hovered and dipped its nose as a very fitting tribute to one of their own.

AGM. We had a very good AGM last night with all proposals agreed. The big issue for the club, are vacancies in the following committee and post holder positions. Vice chair and Programme secretary on the committee, Publicity secretary and Regnum Crouch/Sussex Fed Rep posts.

Both committee posts are vital for the club, in particular the programme secretary, and need to be filled as soon as possible, so once again I’m asking members to consider volunteering. There is a mass of support available so volunteers will be fully assisted in the roles.

Cups. The return date for cups/trophies is the 26th of this month. If you have one please bring it to the meeting on the 26th, or arrange for it to be there, as we need to give David Abbot plenty of time to get them engraved.

The 26th is also the closing date for members to vote for the recipients of the Coath cup for photographer of the year, and the Edmund cup for the person you feel has contributed the most to the club over the year. Your votes can be made using this link. chair@chichestrcameraclub.org.uk

Annual Exhibition. Just a reminder that the closing date for entries is the 19th so please make a final effort to enter. Also I invite any member who has had successes in the recent past, to submit any items, such as press articles etc, for our information board at the exhibition. The provisional closing date for this is the 1st July.

Next week is the 3rd Club/Inter print competition. Entries are a little low so our judge has kindly agreed to spend a little extra time over each image and is happy to enter into a dialogue with the photographer if they so wish. It would be an opportunity for the photographer to explain what they feel they are trying to present in the image and a vehicle to understand how it might be improved. It is optional and not obligatory but could be a useful learning exercise.

That’s all for now so stay safe.

Mike

AGM

Hi All,

I hope that you’ve been beavering away preparing your entries for the Annual Exhibition. It’ll be our first for a long time so let’s ensure we make it one of our best. It needs your full support now more than ever before.

A little reminder that tomorrow evening is our AGM. To make sure we are quorate we need at least 35 members to be present but I sincerely hope we get more. All the Zoom details are on our programme section in the website.

After two really enjoyable years as your chair I’ve got my tissues ready just in case I well up during the evening. That at least should entice a huge audience.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Take care.

Mike

Annual Exhibition – clarification

For the absence of doubt, please note that you can enter prints or PDIs that you have already used for the Spring Exhibition or North Mundham. You cannot use any image you have previously used in an Annual Exhibition.

The full guidance (via the link) states: –

An image can only be used once in an Annual Exhibition. The same image may not be entered as both a print and a PDI. You can enter images that you have previously entered in the Club’s internal competitions or work you have not shown before. However, any image that has been entered in a previous Club Annual Exhibition may not be used again for this purpose.

The summary published more recently was ambiguous in that it said no image previously used in an exhibition could be used, but failed to make clear that refers only to the Annual Exhibition.

To also answer another question, as you can see in the paragraph above, you can use images that have previously been used in competitions, or indeed that you plan to use in future.

The featured image Waiting to Take off is by Sarah Nichol

RPS Group Tuesday 17th May

We will be ending this season’s RPS Group meetings in celebratory mode. Paul Adams will be showing his recent successful L Panel and giving us feedback on the assessment he sat in on. And there will be cake – which might be birthday related.

So if you have yet to come along to one of these meetings, this could be the perfect time to find out more about the support we provide for those interested in following the RPS distinctions routes.

You’ll not only see Paul’s successful panel, but also work in progress and hear more about the advice provided, both by the Club and by the RPS. You’re welcome to bring along prints, but there’s no need – you can just come and join us to find out more.

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. There’s a charge of £3 for Club members (and we expect to open the group again to visitors next season).

The featured image is from Paul Adams’s recent successful LRPS panel

Annual Exhibition images needed.

Hi All,

Please see this very strong message from our President which I fully endorse.

Our Annual Exhibition is renowned as one of the premier photographic exhibitions in the country. We must maintain that level of quality even in the difficult times we’ve had over the last couple of years. Please make sure you have entered by the 19th.

David Abbott President CCC.

Along the same lines it is really disappointing to find that we have no club and only 12 inter images for the 3rd club/Inter print competition Thursday week. It seems to me to be very unfair to ask a judge to travel to the club for such a low number of entries so I am extending the deadline to the 12th in the hope that more members enter.

Finally, I am again asking members to vote for their choices to receive the Coath and Edmund cups. At present I have only received responses from 11 members which rather devalues the awards. These cups are our members opportunity to choose their photographer of the year for the Coath Cup and the individual who has contributed the most to the club over the last year for the Edmunds cup. Please vote using the link chair@chichestercameraclub.org.uk. For information, details of these awards were posted by our President in the newsletter of 25th April 2022.

Take care

Mike

Chair

Hi All,

The featured image above, is of our sadly departed secretary Wendy Chalk in her role as the first female London’s Air Ambulance Paramedic. As you know Wendys funeral is the 12th May at 11:45. Chichester Crematorium. Then on to Chichester Yacht Club for the Wake. Dress code: what ever you’re comfortable in (Wendy hated formality!). Any donations in lieu of flowers to the charity Stonepillow – stonepillow.org. I’m asking again if any member who wishes to attend to please let me know as soon as possible using the following link. chair@chichestercameraclub.org.uk. Graham, her husband, needs to know for catering purposes at the wake. Currently we have five members representing the club.

Please see the post from Lorna regarding entry for the Annual Exhibition. It is so important to have enough prints to mount a successful exhibition and we need the support of all members to do so.

Rob De Ruiter the President of the BCC has mailed me this invite to our members.

‘As part of our programme of speakers this year Bognor Regis Camera Club have been able to arrange a talk by Clive Nichols on Tuesday evening 10th May at 7.30 entitled “The art of Garden and Flower Photography”. As I’m sure you may be aware, Clive Nichols has established a reputation as one of the world’s finest flower and garden photographers. His passion for the subject comes across in every image that he makes. Clive has photographed many of the world’s best gardens, including HRH The Prince of Wales’s own private garden in Scotland, Lord Rothschild’s private garden in Corfu and Lord Heseltine’s private garden in Oxfordshire. In addition his work has appeared in hundreds of books as well as in countless magazines, calendars and brochures. Over the past 25 years he has amassed a stunning collection of over 60,000 images. Clive regularly gives master classes in flower and garden photography for The Royal Horticultural Society and for the past 5 years he has been one of the two main judges for the prestigious ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’ awards.
Clive has been extremely difficult to get hold of as he is much in demand. I’m sure this will be a very worthwhile evening and as such we would be pleased to welcome any of your members who may like to join us for this presentation – 7.15 for a 7.30 start. Tickets £5 on the door at the StMary’s Centre Felpham’.

Finally can I ask all members to consider voting for their choice to receive the Coath and Edmunds cups. Both these are awarded by members. The Coath cup is for Photographer of the year and the Edmunds cup for the the individual who has contributed most to the club in the past year, above the call of duty. Please vote using the link chair@chichestercameraclub.org.uk. For information, details of these awards were posted by our President in the newsletter of 25th April 2022.

Best regards

Mike

Annual Exhibition – deadline extended

YOUR EXHIBITION NEEDS YOU! Plans for the Annual Exhibition are coming along well – with one exception which is a low number of print entries.

It’s been a long three years since our last exhibition at the Assembly Room and many of us are seriously out of practice with printing. It’s understandable that for some, especially our newer members who have not yet had a chance to take part in the exhibition, this might seem daunting. But without a good range of images to show the exhibition will fall flat, which would be a great shame.

There’s lot’s of support available if you are hesitant about printing, including commercial printing options, and advice on mounting and to encourage you, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Thursday 19th May. There are drop off points for you to deliver your prints to if you can’t get to the club meetings so if you haven’t yet submitted any work, do please give it a go. There is no exhibition without you!

The featured image is by Jonathan Fiske

Chair

Last night we saw some excellent images at the 2nd Club and Intermediate print competition, which was ably judged by Glyn Paton.

Congratulations to Madeleine Craggs, Ray Thurgood and Richard Webb on their top scores. Entries from Carlien Murray and Gary Howes were also highly commended.

The 3rd Club/Intermediate print competition will be held at Tangmere on 19th May. This is the final version of the event this year, so please be sure to send your entries. The closing date for submissions is 5th May.

As a reminder, there is no meeting on the 5th, so prints will need to be delivered to one of the usual collection points. Please email competitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk if you need details of your nearest point.

Other reminders of upcoming meetings are:

Photowalk with Andy Bracey at the Hawk Conservancy on Sunday May 8

PAGB Group at Tangmere on May 9 Print Group at Tangmere on May 10

The AGM will be held by Zoom on May 12. As you will remember from prior years, it is important that we have a full attendance, to ensure that the meeting is quorate, so please make a special effort to join the meeting.

As always, further details of the meetings are on the website.

Another reminder that the closing date for entries into our annual exhibition is the 12th May so please make sure you have entered. Full entry details are on our website.

David Abbott also requires all cups be returned for engraving and votes are needed for the Coath and Edmunds Cups.

David

Vice Chair

CUPS

It may seem you have only had the trophy you won last year or even, perhaps, the year before, for a few weeks but we now need them back, in preparation for the 2021/22 awards.

Unfortunately, there are only two more Thursday evening meetings at Tangmere before we break for the summer. These are the 19th and the 26th of May. If you are in possession of a club trophy, please be sure to return it to me on one of those evenings.

By the end of May, the entries for the 2022 Annual Exhibition will have been judged and the process of getting the cups engraved with the names of the new winners needs to be started in early June.

So, trophies back to me please on the 19th May. This will give one week to round-up the remainder.

David Abbott