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Hi All,

Although it was a rather low turnout for last nights presentation it was an enjoyable evening. Michael Berkeley showed some great images and gave us a lot to useful tips in how to take sport and music shots.

Both our last two speakers, Paul Sanders and Jerry Webb, have workshops that may be of interest to members.

Paul can be found here and a half day session for up to 6 people exploring his techniques is £75/person and he will come to you.

Jerry’s workshops are run in Brighton and can be found here,,  should you be interested you can contact Jerry here,, the cost is £50 a person.

Hilary Featherstone still requires prints for St Wilfred’s and Sage House so please make every effort to assist in this worthwhile project. The mounted prints are loaned to St Wilfreds Hospice and Sage House (dementia unit in Tangmere) for about 6 months , put into frames and hung for patients, visitors and staff to appreciate. The request is sent out to all members for contributions and she would ideally like about 40 mounted prints to make a selection from.

Prints must be mounted in standard size for club competitions (40x50cm). No portraits and No abstracts please,  (they confuse dementia patients). Local landscape scenes, coast line, woodlands, flowers etc. All prints are so appreciated by everyone and will trigger a talking point.

Please put your full name and title on the back so they can be returned to you. As the club is not meeting until the New Year Hilary would be grateful if prints could be delivered to her address from September 16th  – 30th  and placed into the box in her porch. Address is 2 Willowbed Avenue (Not Drive), Chichester PO198JD Those prints to be returned will be stored in the returns box at Tangmere for collection in the New Year.

Next week our advanced members are under pressure in their 1st PDI competition. My bet is that they rise to the occasion so it should be a great night with lots of superb images to admire.

Best regards


Portrait Outing to Over the Rainbow Thursday 30th 5 to 8 pm

Over The Rainbow will be big pandemic thank-you present to Chichester

Former Mayor of Chichester Richard Plowman will fulfil his pandemic promise with a big thank-you party for the city.

Over the Rainbow will be a free event in Priory Park on Thursday, September 30 from 5-8pm under the Rotary Banner. September 30 was the day of the celebrations for Priory Park’s centenary three years ago and is now becoming something of a “Chichester Day”, Richard says. As for the event itself, there will be parades, entertainment, special choirs and a new anthem March On from Emily Barden’s mass choir and Chichester City Band. Children in the parade will make a rainbow on the Mound, and special Covid-19 medals will be handed out by the current Mayor to selected individuals. Chichester vintage entertainer Dawn Gracie will arrange the live entertainment.

Super Photo Opportunity. Meet up in Priory Park at 5pm.
Jan Davis

These documents provide useful guidance when filming in public places:

IAC Guidance – Filming in Public

ACPO Guidance for Photographers

They can also be found under Menu: Documents=>Published Documents=>Important Documents

RPS group

We had a really enjoyable RPS Group meeting on Tuesday 21st September – the first time we have met in person for 18 months. It was a particular pleasure to see a number of recent successful panels at Licentiate and Associate levels, and thanks to Sarah Nichol, Lynne and Jeff Owen for bringing those along.

At last we were also able to see work in progress in print form after our months looking online. Thanks especially to Janey Devine who is currently an RPS Assessor on the L panel as well as both Travel and Documentary and so is very well placed to advise on the recent changes to the assessment criteria. With John Bradshaw’s eagle eye on technical matters and his and Graham Sargent’s long experience as assessment panel members too, the group is very well served to support those looking to pursue the RPS Distinction routes.

Your can find notes from the meeting here offering a general introduction to the different levels, and here more about the ARPS. The RPS has considerable information online, which you can find here

We meet again on Tuesday 18th October, in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

Doc Group SE Meeting Eastbourne 11am Sat October 2021

The RPS Doc SE Group will be holding first meeting of the 2021-22 season at Eastbourne. It will be followed by a PhotoWalk around Eastbourne.

The meeting will be held at:

Eastbourne and District Indoor Bowls Association, 5 Hampden Park Drive, Eastbourne, BN22 9QR at 11am on Saturday 2nd October.

Hamden Park is about 3 miles from the pier at Eastbourne and has good parking and spacious rooms,  giving us the chance to meet in a Covid safe manner utilising well separated small tables. Meeting in person will give us an opportunity to catch up with other group members, which was not possible in Zoom meetings. Refreshments will be available from the bar.

Attendance fee is £5, cash only. We will be taking lateral flow tests before coming and we would like you to do the same to minimise the risk of Covid infection.

More details here:

If you are interested in going please let me know.

Next Photowalk

Hi All,

A quick reminder that the first Photowalk at Petworth Park is happening in just over a week. Everyone in the Club is invited, full details are in the Programme on Sunday October 3rd.

I only ask one thing – if you plan to attend, do send me a quick note or text to let me know you are attending; should the event be cancelled its the only way I can get a note to you

Andy 🙂

07974 173345

Digital Group ZOOM Meeting September 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The first digital imaging group meeting will be carried out using Zoom. Given the huge range of skills in the club, designing a programme to suit everybody is going to be a challenge, so I thought we would kick off this year by going back to first principles and providing a basic overview of what Digital Processing is all about. So we will be looking at why we need to process our images, file formats and what software is available.

The second part is designed to help new members and people not confident in uploading images for competitions. This part will cover the basics of preparing images for our competitions and how to upload them to PhotoComp. Also covering how to change images in PhotoComp, set the title correctly etc.

Moving forwards, I would like feedback from attendees and members as to what topics they would like to see covered for further sessions in the year. I am also looking for volunteers to present topics.

This will be a Zoom meeting, the details are:

Time: Sep 28, 2021 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 851 2197 0707
Passcode: letmein

First Developers Group meeting

Well what a great evening!

Everyone got stuck in, everyone contributed, everyone applied themselves and, from what I’m told, everyone enjoyed it. I know I did – despite by nature not being a public speaker 🙂

In essence the group broadly ratified the proposed content for the year ahead – and added lots more to boot. We are now all set to push forward in delivering the programme throughout the year.

There is still a bit of work to be done by me in the short term however. That includes sorting the feedback given during the session and amending the session content and photowalks accordingly, looking at flickr as a potential medium to pool images after photowalks, and – not least – continue to find a suitable name for the group!

I’ll distribute the results by email back to the attendees (and to those who sent apologies) shortly.

Andy 🙂

RPS Digit success

The Digital Imaging Group of the Royal Photographic Society holds a PDI Competition each year and this was judged last Saturday. It was carried out online so there was a good audience for the judging, with Chris Palmer FRPS, Steven Le Prevost FRPS and our own Janey Devine FRPS in the judges’ chairs.

There were 1,875 entries in three classes, so judging was quite a marathon with 380 images selected for inclusion in the forthcoming catalogue. I watched most of the sessions and as far as I can tell from that and the online results this year I was the only club member to have work selected. As well as Rain Clearing Luskentyre , I’m very pleased to say I won Chris Palmer’s award, one of the three judges selections in the Open Colour Class for Hearth and Home.

If I have missed any successes do let me know and I will update this. This Annual Competition is free to DI Members and is a great opportunity to have your work shared internationally. The DI Group also organise monthly competitions and an annual print competition. The group is just one of the many special interest groups the RPS runs – have a look at the what’s on section here to find out more.

RPS Group – Covid Alert

I need to let you know that we have a case of Covid in our house – my grandson. As the rest of us are either double jabbed under 18, we are not required to isolate. As you can imagine, we have a cordon sanitaire around him and we are all taking regular lateral flow tests, which are all negative, as was the test I have just taken.

In the light of all this I am going ahead with tonight’s meeting, but I appreciate some of you may well be more cautious or perhaps needing to shelter someone who is vulnerable in your own households and will prefer not to attend.

We are meeting in the big hall tonight – plenty of space and lots of ventilation. As other precautions already in place, please bring the correct money (£3) and your own pen to sign in.

I will completely understand if you decide not to attend under these circumstances. Tonight’s session is planned as an introduction (with some recent successful panels to look at) and there will be notes available for everyone.

Lorna Brown

The featured image is from Frank Adams successful Fellowship panel

Chair Update

Hi All,

I’m just back from a lovely week in Northumberland. While the weather was good it was not the best for photography so didn’t get as many shots as I’d have liked.

I’m sure you enjoyed the last two meetings and my thanks to Lorna and David for hosting in my place.

This week we are in the company of Michael Berkley with his presentation ‘An Introduction to Music and Sport Photography’ so a night to look forward to.

Finally please see the post from Linda Bullimore about the small print competition changes for this year which will be further explained at the Developers group meeting tonight at Tangmere.

Best Regards