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Success for Jim Munday at the Yorkshire Salon of Photography

Congratulations to the newest member of the PAGB Group, Jim Munday who was awarded a Silver Medal for one of his lovely landscape prints at the Yorkshire International Salon of Photography. In addition Jim had four further prints accepted at the salon.

Congratulations also to Frank Adams who had two of his beautiful Monochrome prints accepted in the Monochrome section of the salon.

Port in a Storm © Jim Munday which was awarded a PSA Silver Medal in the Yorkshire Salon

The HO HO HO Xmas Quiz

One of the highlights of the year next week – the HO HO HO  Xmas Quiz.  Our resident quizziter has  been slaving away to produce a wide ranging quiz of fun, frolic and verbal and visual stimulaton that will test memory, intelligence and ability to think rapidly on your feet – thrown in with a few surprises to delight.  An event definitely NOT to be missed.

There is also the opportunity for the ‘selfie prize’ kindly donated by the Portrait Group (see separate post).

Hope to see you all there and please bring some finger food/fizz to make the evening go with even more of a swing.

Close-up Photographer of the Year Competition

This competition is open for entries

Photographing a trooping funnel mushroom or grizzled skipper butterfly could win you £1,000 cash and more than £1,200 worth of SIGMA camera equipment in the first ever Close-up Photographer of the Year competition (CUPOTY), which opens for entries on 30 October 2018.

There are five categories to enter: Animals, Plants & fungi, Intimate landscape, Manmade and Micro (for images captured with a microscope), as well as Young CUPOTY (for entrants aged 17 and under). The competition is open to all, and entrants have until 23.59 (GMT) on 10 February 2019 to submit their pictures via the competition website www.cupoty.com. 

CUPOTY is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography, but its scope is far greater than that. The ultimate aim is to encourage photographers to slow down, enjoy their craft, and make connections with others who are passionate about the world up close.

As such, the competition will be supported by a blog and newsletter covering everything from where to find perfect flower specimens to how to light macro subjects, and what to add to your kit bag. There will also be regular meet-ups and workshops.

CUPOTY co-founder, and former editor of Outdoor Photography magazine, Tracy Calder says, “close-up photography allows us to explore intimate details, encouraging us to see the world anew. When we stop to notice the curved bands of a snail shell or jagged thorns of a rose stem we create a lasting connection with your environment.”

This year’s judges include award-winning photographers Ross Hoddinott, David Maitland and Robert Thompson. Judging will take place in February 2019, with the results announced soon after.

For further information, and hi-res images, contact Tracy Calder at CUPOTY, tracy@cupoty.com.

Alec Pelham

Phil Acland received the news this week from Cliff Carter that sadly Alec Pelham CPAGB has passed away. I’m sure some of you will remember Alec from his time with the Regnum Crouch committee as both past President and more recently the Secretary. He was well regarded for his effort and support in keeping the competition going strong.
Phil has sent our condolences on behalf of Chichester Camera club.
If any members would like more information please feel free to contact Phil direct.

Print Group December Tuesday 11th December

Our December Print Group will be a ‘self-help’ affair as a rather lovely hotel has made me a pre-Christmas offer it would have been rude to refuse and so I won’t be with you.  Dave Abbott has kindly agreed to look after the evening in by absence – thank you Dave!

We had a bit of a topic in October, comparing images of water and the shutter speeds needed to achieve various different end results – whether that was tranquil still effects or fast ‘freezing’ of swift flowing streams.  In doing so, we visited Scotland, Wales, England and France!

November will revert to any images of any subject that you’d like to bring along to discuss.  For any members who haven’t yet tried Print Group, you can bring work in any stage of development – a first rough print through to finished and mounted images.  It is best to bring prints simply stuck onto a piece of card as this will help keep them upright on the print stands, and ensure the bottom of the print doesn’t disappear below the print stand edge.

While the Print Group offers a chance to share and learn new skills and talk about images you might want to enter into competitions, at heart it is simply an opportunity to just chat about photographs with like-minded folk.

You can come along without bringing any prints – the only caveat is that if everyone does that we have nothing to talk about, so if you can, please do bring prints to share.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre  at 7.30pm with a charge of £3 for Club Members and £4 for visitors.

Lorna Brown

Falls of Orchy by Lorna Brown – the water frozen in action at 1/800 second shutter speed

Digital Group Tuesday 27th November 2018

Following the meeting in which we looked at the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filters in Lightroom with Dave Abbott and High Key Images with Mike Davison, the videos of these tutorials are now available.

During the Lightroom tutorial the subject of Range Masks was touched upon and since then a number of us have spent some time looking at both the colour and luminance options. This has developed our knowledge further so that a short tutorial on this subject will be offered later in this season.

Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filters in Lightroom

High Key Images

Vote of Thanks and Christmas Special

Hi all,

This is a request for both the above.

We are short of volunteers to give the vote of thanks to our judges and speakers on the following dates. Dec 6th, Jan 10th & 24th, Feb 7th & 21st, Mar 7th, 21st & 28th, Apr 11th, 18th & 25th, May 9th & 23rd. This is important for the club so please be kind enough to let either Mike Hancock, Mike Harris or  Glyn Edmunds know by email if you are willing to give a VOT. Obviously we need someone for this coming meeting on the 6th. 

Now for the fun and games. On Dec 13th we have our Christmas special, Ho Ho Ho, which is a fun evening where we can enjoy ourselves by dressing in our favourite Christmas attire, enjoy some Christmas fare and drink while competing as teams in a Christmas quiz so I do hope as many of you as possible can attend. We need prizes donated for the raffle which can be brought to our next meeting on the 6th or on the night of the Christmas special on the 13th. For those who plan to attend could you also bring some finger food and drinks on the night for us all to enjoy.