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Chair

I thoroughly enjoyed preparing and presenting my chairs evening last night. Thanks for all the kind comments and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Can I gently remind members to check the last newsletter which gives all the details for our upcoming virtual Annual Exhibition.

A note from the Vice Chair.

Hi everyone,
A big thanks to Mike for his Chair’s Evening, giving us an informative and picturesque visit to Myanmar. It was a great escape which no doubt has further fueled many members’ eagerness to travel again. 
I would like to remind everyone about the upcoming Spring Exhibition which will be online as of May 1st. The Internet link will be available on the club’s website. Having seen a preview, there are a number of great and diverse images from our Club and Intermediate members in our virtual gallery. Please tell your family and friends about this too.
On behalf of the Management Committee, I would like to remind everyone about the upcoming Annual General Meeting on Thursday May 13th at 7:30. As usual we urge all members to attend.

A Note from Valerie the SxPF secretary.

Below is the information for the SxPF zoom meeting on 24th April.
I do hope you will be able to watch it live.

Zoom SxPF is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: SxPF Championship 2021 – ‘England During the Pandemic’

Time: Apr 24, 2021 14:00 London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97231486208?pwd=K210TGIwMWhwMSsrRzZiV0dTa2dNdz09

Meeting ID: 972 3148 6208
Passcode: 007477

Next week is Focus Group 2 so not an evening to be missed.

Take Care.

Mike

PAGB GROUP VIRTUAL MEETING MONDAY 26th April 7.15

The next meeting of the PAGB Group will be on Monday 26th April Because of the pandemic of Covid-19 this will be a virtual meeting once again. All club members are welcome. Please log on at 7.15 so that we may make a prompt start to the meeting at 7.30 sharp. Please join using the link below. 

If you would like to submit an image for critique please email the image to me, Ann McDonald, at pagbgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk 

Images should be sized a maximum of 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high, SRGB colour space. Please send the images by 6.00pm Saturday 24th April if possible.

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87360471832?pwd=VnlUMVVhMmZ5TEFZTTF4NXdVYU5Qdz09
Meeting ID: 873 6047 1832 Passcode: 507443

The image featured above is Rock and Tree © Amanda Patton

Digital Imaging Group Meeting – 27 April 2021

Now for something different from the Digital Imaging Group.  Rather than the usual Adobe hegemony we have a run through of Capture One demonstrated by our own Jan Davis.

Capture One is a professional-grade image editing application from Danish high-end digital photography equipment and software specialists Phase One,  developed to cater for over 500 cameras and has become very popular amongst professional photographers.

Jan will give an overview of the latest features which make it even more useful in post production on RAW files (non destructive), reducing to a minimum the need to use Adobe CC.

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

Topic: CCC Digital Imaging Group Monthly Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86919995600?pwd=SDc5VFdpR3RVMC9WbS9pdjN3blVmdz09

Meeting ID: 869 1999 5600
Passcode: 152966

Annual Exhibition – Update

Plans for our virtual Annual Exhibition 2021 are proceeding and Photocomp is now ready for uploading your PDIs.

As a reminder, you can enter up to 6 images, which should be 1920 x 1080 maximum in jpeg and no bigger than 5MB. They can be of any subject and in mono or colour. The deadline for entries is Thursday 28th May.

Please note that you should enter in the class you are in for PDIs – that is, if you are in Advanced for prints and Intermediate for PDIs – you enter in Intermediate. The exhibition will be judged – you can find the list of awards on the previous Annual Exhibition post https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/annual-exhibition-2021/. The special award for photographs taken in a 10 mile radius of the centre of Chichester must be of a recognisable location but otherwise can be of any subject. That is for instance, an image of the Bishop’s Garden can be entered, a single flower in the garden can’t.

Everyone is guaranteed that at least one of their submitted images will be included in the exhibition. While there is no requirement to make your entries into a panel (that is, work out how the images sit best next to each other) and unlike for the print exhibition we cannot accept suggested hanging plans from you this year, it will be very helpful in making the overall exhibition look good if you can think about submitting images that work sympathetically together.

The external judge will be making their decisions during early June, which will be followed by the Selection Committee’s consideration of entries shortly after.

The virtual exhibition will open on Saturday 7th August.

If you require further advice or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Rocchiccioli or Lorna Brown via exhibitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

The featured image – our patron, the Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester, turned the camera on us at the Opening Evening of our Annual Exhibition in 2016

Chair

Hi All,

Great presentations from Pete and Leigh of the Focus group last night so looking forward to the second one from Janey and Nigel on the 29th.

The following two items will be of interest for members.

1. The photographer Paul Sansome, is holding an exhibition in the newly refurbished Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester which he is sharing with glassmaker, Sue Tinkler. They are exhibiting work based on shared themes and locations. Chichester Observer coverage is here PhotoFusion – Oxmarket and the exhibition runs from 13th – 25th April (closed Mondays)

2. Margret Preece’s daughter Caroline will be giving a free talk for the RPS on 27 April at 6pm.  The talk is entitled “Tools not Rules” and she aims to provide photographers with an understanding of the impact of their in-camera and post-processing choices on the feel of the end image, in other words it is about photography as a visual language and the psychology of composition. This is the link for Caroline’s talk and you will also be able to read more about it here:  https://rps.org/events/regions/east-midlands/2021/april/tools-not-rules-a-talk-by-caroline-preece-lrps-on-photography-as-a-visual-language/
She has given this talk to quite a few clubs across the UK and it has always been very well received.

Hope to see you all next week for the ultra exciting Chairs evening which I’m sure you’ve been looking forward to in anticipation since the start of the season.

Stay safe

Mike

RPS Virtual group Tuesday 20th April

We meet again via Zoom on Tuesday 20th April for our RPS Group which provides support for members looking to follow up the RPS distinctions, and this month will have feed back from two recent advisory sessions.  All are welcome, whether that’s just to observe or – when you are ready – to submit work for consideration. If you wish to send work in, please see the guidance below. Guidance For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 19th April Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09 Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Frank Adams’s  successful F Panel

Small Print Competition 2020-2021. Final Results

The winners of the Final of the Small Print Competition 2020-21 selected from the best images from four rounds are:

1st. Vivien Ruddock, ‘Sundown Beach’ (reproduced above)

2nd. Nikki Holden, ‘O MG!’

3rd. Carlien Murray, ‘The View from Leopard Rock’

Also Highly Commended were: ‘Was I going up or down?’ (Nikki Holden), ‘Bee Happy’ (Louise Le Good) and ‘Visiting “Friends” in the New Forest’ (Carlien Murray).

Vivien Ruddock will receive the Ada Tyler Cup. Congratulations to her and all the winners. Special thanks go to the judges for their hard work and feedback throughout the year.

Reminder Entries for 1 Minute AV and Photobook Competitions

The April 11th deadline for these is fast approaching. If you want to enter please send your entries by WeTransfer to competitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk

The 1 Minute AVs can be either as Pictures2Exe executeables for Windows or as video files (e.g. MP4, MOV etc).

Photobooks should be as PDF files.

If you need more information please email me: competitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk or join one of the Multimedia Group sessions where we can try to answer any questions you may have.

Jeff

Chair

Hi All,

What an excellent night viewing the Bristol International. Fantastic images and our congratulations to Lorna Brown, George Atkins, Mike Davison and Jim Munday for their acceptances and Jim for his honourable mention.

I received the following mail which I am sure many will be interested in.

Hi Mike, I hope you are well. I’m getting in touch today to see if you may be interested in attending a series of free travel-inspired photography talks that we’re hosting in partnership with CameraWorld UK. They are running on Facebook Live from 20 countries over 20 weeks, starting Thursday 15th April 2021 at 12 noon (UK time).  The first is with award wining travel photographer, John Quintero talking about Mastering Available Light on a Photographic Journey through Colombia and the Amazon. I would be grateful if you could share the information with the Chichester Camera Club members and through any other networks: https://www.clik-trip.com/listing/category/events. We will send a joining link once you book your place…I would be delighted to see you there. Best wishes Suzanne.

Members should click on the link above to book a place for these free talks.

Next week we will be in the very capable hands of Pete Bamforth and Leigh Preston for the first of the Focus group presentations.

Take care.

Mike