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Competition Upload Deadlines

Some gentle reminders:

Entries for the 1st Advanced PDI Competition need to be uploaded by the closing date of 27th September 2018.

Entries for the 1st Club and Intermediate PDI Competitions need to be uploaded by the closing date of 11th October 2018.

If you can’t remember what to do or are new it to it all then the Upload site can always be found here.

Instructions can be found here.


SCPF Judge Training and Development

The next Level 1 two day training workshop will take place at Littleton on Sundays 26th November and 2nd December. This workshop is now fully subscribed, but if anyone is still interested they should get in touch in the normal way via the SCPF website where you will also find further information about judging. Peter Rocchiccioli will create a reserve list and, if there is demand, will consider running a further workshop sooner.

Seeing Daylight: A Portrait of Dorothy Bohm

I have spent my lifetime taking photographs. The photograph fulfils my deep need to stop things from disappearing. It makes transience less painful and retains some of the special magic, which I have looked for and found. I have tried to create order out of chaos, to find stability in flux and beauty in the most unlikely places.” Dorothy Bohm 

Dorothy Bohm is one of Britain’s most celebrated street photographers. This beautiful film looks at her most important images and revisits the places that have shaped her unique view of the world. Introduced by Dorothy’s daughter, art historian Monica Bohm-Duchen.

The 45 minute showing takes place at the Pallant House Gallery on Thursday 27 Sept at 6pm. Details of ticket prices etc can be found here See also the 2 minute trailer for the film below


Hello to all the new Club members. I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there on 30 Aug to meet you all. The first round of the SMALL PRINT Competition will be on 4th October. This competition requires no uploading of images, just printing. It is open to all Club Class members and is really easy to enter. All you have to do is to let me, or my partner in crime, Guy Partington, have a maximum of three 7”x 5” (or smaller) unmounted prints by the start of the meeting on 27 September so that they be displayed on a board (anonymously).

The rules are simple:

No set theme;
Prints can be straight from the camera – you can print your own or have them done commercially;
A small amount of digital manipulation is allowed but only minimal cropping and the use of tools such as colour correction and exposure compensation (it didn’t mean anything to me when I first started either!);
You need to put your name and a title for the image on the reverse, but be careful as some pens can transfer ink to other prints so best to stick a small label on the back;

Three winners will be chosen and a brief written feedback from the judges will be given. These images will be held back for the final competition in March when the final three winners will be chosen. Those three prints will be eligible for automatic entry into the Annual Exhibition in August and there is a small cup for the winner.

One word of warning, if you have a wonderful print that you think you would like to enter into the main club competition then do not enter it into the Small Print competition as an image can only be used once in any competition in the season.

This competition (which is not open to previous winners, Intermediate or Advanced members) gives you a chance to measure your work against others in an anonymous setting, without marks or comments. However, if you’d like feedback or advice there are plenty of experts in the club who will be willing, on the day, to have a chat. (We’re all very happy to talk about photography). Just ask me or Guy and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Looking forward to seeing all your images soon.

Cheryl Marshall

Chichester Camera Club exhibition at the Novium Museum

This winter the Club will be exhibiting at the Novium Museum in Chichester and we are now looking for images from all members.  The exhibition is being developed in partnership with the museum and, as you can see from the image below, marks the 125th Anniversary of the Club, under the title, A Celebration of People and Places.

The exhibition will include some of our contemporary work, some drawn from our archives and include a strong community input.  There will also be a theme of how the Chichester district has inspired photography and it is your images from across the district that we are now inviting you to submit for consideration.

Chichester district is a very large geographic area, reaching from just east of Rowland’s Castle to Wisborough Green, and from Selsey on the coast up to Linchmere Common, just south of Haslemere.  

The Photocomp portal is now open for you to upload up to 10 images of the people and places you have photographed across the district.  Please upload at 1920 x  1080 dpi and in sRBG as normal..  From the first Thursday of the new season, there will also be a box for prints.  Unusually, these should be unmounted, and ideally A3 but can be A4. The work does not have to be recent, and unlike the 10 Miles of Chichester Cross section in the Annual Exhibition, there is no requirement for the image to be recognisably of the area, but should have a title, plus location and on prints the date of the photograph.  Just add a label to the back of your prints with your name, image title &  location and the date. The closing date is Thursday 4th October.

This is a really exciting and one-off opportunity so do please look out your suitable images and start uploading!

Lorna Brown

Subscriptions for 2018/19 season

Our first meeting of the season is rapidly approaching, so I would like to remind everyone that if you have not yet paid your subscription of £61 for the year then please do so as soon as possible. Your membership will officially expire on 14th September. Cheques will be gratefully accepted at the meeting or you can pay on-line using the bank details that were sent to you earlier.

If you are not intending to join us again this year then please, please let me (Linda Bullimore) know as we still have a couple of people on the Waiting list who would be grateful of a place this year.

Print Group – Tuesday 11th September

The Print Group reconvenes for the new season on Tuesday 11th September, meeting as always in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30pm.

The group is an ideal way to share your enjoyment in photography  and to share views, tips and techniques on printed images.  It’s all about the end product, so so while we don’t look specifically at the process of printing itself (see the Digital Group for sessions on printing), we do look at all matters relating to the end image.  So we cover composition, cropping, content and also look at the ways different papers will affect the finished picture, as well as touching on mounting.

You can bring along your favourite images to share, work in progress, those images that don’t quite seem to come together on which you’d like different opinions or perhaps images you are thinking about entering for competitions.  You’ll also be very welcome to just come along to find out more about the group without bringing work to show.

Images don’t need to be mounted, but please do just stick them onto some firm card so that they will stay on the display stands we use.

The group is open to all photographers, whether new or advanced, and is an easy way in to  learn about critique and chat to other Club members about work. The group is also open to non-members, and the charge is £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.

Rain Clearing Luckentyre, by Lorna Brown is printed on a Fotospeed matt fine art paper


The PAGB Group will start the Chichester Camera Club season with a meeting on Monday 3rd September. This will take place at the usual venue, the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre.

We will meet at 6.45 pm for a prompt 7.00 pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up.

The cost remains the same for the coming season £3 for club members and £4 for non-members.

Members are encouraged to bring along prints and/or digital images for in-depth constructive critique. We look forward to seeing you and your images.

This group is designed primarily for Intermediate and Advanced members who are working towards the many distinctions available to them through the PAGB and FIAP distinctions route. The group will also be of interest to those who enjoy submitting images to both National and International Photographic Exhibitions and Salons.


Images for the Selection Committee

In the next 2 weeks the selection committee needs you to bring your best prints for selection consideration for the new season SCPF League & Exhibition as well as the Sussex League (irrespective of your Class).

Also if you feel you have outstanding PDIs that we have not had please upload to the 2018 selection PDIS at 1600 x 1200 resolutions SRGB

The link to the Upload Site is here: PhotoComp Upload Site