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SCPF – Notice from Horndean – PLEASE BE AWARE

From: Sue Teagle
Date: 20 October 2018 at 12:44:54 BST” <>
Subject: Attempted Fraud

Hi folks,
Please see the message from Paul Stone, Horndean Camera Club, below.
Sue Teagle
Secretary, SCPF

Hello Sue,
Could you please circulate this email to all camera clubs in the SCPF area.
A fraudster has obtained names & email addresses of our club chairman & club secretary & has sent an email in the name of the chairman using a slightly altered club chairman email address to the club secretary email  address using both of our names as stated on the club website. 
The email from the chairman is asking me, the secretary, to pay an outstanding invoice for unspecified goods. I am 99% sure that the fraudster has got the details of myself & the chairman from our website as they are the only contact details stated on our website. 
Should any other club have a similiar attempt made to demand that an invoice be paid by your club for unspecified goods, please notify me at & I will co-ordinate the details to be past on to the police fraud section. 
Thank you.  

Paul Stone
Horndean Camera Club



Just a gentle reminder to all Club Class members that the next round of the Small Print competition will be on Thursday 8th November. So could I please have all entries by Thursday 1st November. Three unmounted images sized up to 7″ by 5″ with minimal cropping and minimal digital manipulation are all that is required, or even one or two if you are struggling to find anything suitable. There is no set subject.
I hope new members were able to see October’s entries which were on display in the small hall during the coffee break and that one or two more people will have been persuaded to enter this month. If you are still unsure of the rules and what is required then please feel to ask me or check the website. I look forward to seeing more of your images.
Cheryl Marshall

Developers Group Meeting 15/10/2018

At the second meeting of the developers group, we first of all reviewed some of the results of the exercises set at the last meeting. This generated some good debate and understanding by the participants. That was followed by a session on basic manipulation of an image in Lightroom. The group were shown how to import images into Lightroom, the function of a range of manipulation tools and then an actual manipulation of an original image to a completed image using its Lightroom history. It proved to be very successful raising a lot of questions and discussion.

As an exercise, the group were tasked to select one of their own images, undertake some Lightroom work on the image and to bring a print of the original image, the completed image and a screen shot of the history to the next meeting in November for discussion.

Details of the slides used in the session will be posted here at a later date for all to see. (This is because I haven’t worked out how to do a link yet).

Please note that the next meeting of the developers group will be held at Tangmere on Wednesday 21st November not Monday the 19th.

At this meeting we will have representatives from the London Camera Exchange and Fotospeed. They will be doing sessions on camera types and printing and paper types so I hope as many group members as possible can attend.

Scores 1st Advanced PDI Competition 2018-19

First Name Last Name Title Score
Tony Baverstock Safari Sunset 8
Tony Baverstock Surfer and Friend 8.5
Tony Baverstock River Lot Near Penne D’Agenais 7
Jean Brooks Ladies on Display 8.5
Jean Brooks Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk 7
Jean Brooks Birling Gap 7
Lorna Brown Finishing Touch 7.5
Lorna Brown Craftsman’s Art 10
Lorna Brown A Family Business 8.5
Richard Corkrey Coed-Y-Brenin 7.5
Richard Corkrey Millenium Walk, Nymans 7
Richard Corkrey In the Spotlight 7
Jan Davis Andra 7.5
Jan Davis Le Midi France 8.5
Jan Davis The Butler 7
Michael Davison Tidal Surge 7.5
Michael Davison Window Display 8
Michael Davison Provencalpoppies 10
Andy Dulson Marija Vukovic – Montenegro 8.5
Andy Dulson Yasmani Copello 400M Hurdles 9.5
Andy Dulson Celliphine Chepteek Chespol 10
Hilary Featherstone Kink in the Road 8
Hilary Featherstone Studying the Jokes 8
Hilary Featherstone Wet and Windy 7.5
David Harris Gerbera Seeds 8.5
David Harris Morning School Run, Bruges 8
David Harris Hebridean Dusk 9
Nigel Hayes Bridge over the Avon 7
Nigel Hayes Beach Reflections, Bognor 7
Nigel Hayes Red Shadow 7.5
Jean Henwood Blue Snow 7.5
Jean Henwood Canadian Railroad 8
Jean Henwood Bosham Sunset 7.5
John Howes Punya in Pushkar 8.5
John Howes A Shepherd of Men 9.5
John Howes Beautiful Plumage 10
John Larry In a World of Her Own 7
John Larry Cats Eyes Pattern 8
John Larry Wolf 8
Stephen Marsh Westminster Underground Station 10
Stephen Marsh He’s a Very Naughty Boy 8
Stephen Marsh R.a Summer Exhibition 2018 7.5
Jim Munday Male Migrant Hawker at Rest 10
Jim Munday Incoming 9.5
Jim Munday Cornering Hard at Thruxton 8.5
Jeff Owen Feeling the Heat 9
Jeff Owen Free Hugs 7.5
Jeff Owen Out in the Bay 8
Lynne Owen The Stranger 8.5
Lynne Owen Flight 8
Lynne Owen Regret 8.5
Michael Palmer Red Legs 8
Michael Palmer Rubber-Necking 8.5
Michael Palmer London Infinity 9
Peter Rocchiccioli The-Cuban-Singer 8
Peter Rocchiccioli Night-Time 9
Peter Rocchiccioli Exposed 8.5
Frank Sandbach Gull Attack 2 8
Frank Sandbach Gull Attack 1 8.5
Frank Sandbach Mating Frogs 7
Stephen Saunders Light at the End of the Tunnel 8.5
Stephen Saunders Emerging from the Depths 8
Stephen Saunders Liquid Gold 7
Keith Sawyer Midnight 9
Keith Sawyer Identity 2 8.5
Keith Sawyer Ha! Ho! 8
Phil Shaw Cheetah Portrait in Evening Light No. 2 9.5
Phil Shaw Tiger – Action Portrait 9
Phil Shaw Red-Crowned Cranes Courtship Dance 10
Jim Waddington Pulsatilla Seed Heads 9
Jim Waddington War Time Nurse 8
Jim Waddington One Missing 7
Paul Williams Kestrel 10
Paul Williams Dinner 8.5
Paul Williams Megan 7.5

Print Group 9th October

The Print Group got of to a very lively start this season at our meeting in September and we were pleased to welcome new Club members.  Other than one brave soul our new members didn’t bring work this time, which is fine, but they are promising to do so in October.  Later in the season we will have meetings that look at specifics of the printed images, but October will be a general meeting to simply share our images – perhaps with an eye on the forthcoming first print competitions this season.

The group is an ideal way to share your enjoyment in photography It’s all about the end product so we cover composition, cropping, content and also look at the ways different papers will affect the finished picture. You’ll pick up lots of tips too, on camera technique and post proccessing.

Just bring along your favourite images to share, or perhaps work in progress. If you’d like to different ideas about images that just aren’t coming together as you’d like, the Print Group is an ideal place for you.  You’ll also be very welcome to just come along to find out more about the group without bringing work to show.

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.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, at 7.30pm. There’s a charge of £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.


Digital Group Meeting of 25th September 2018

The videos of the tutorials given by Sheila Tester and Phil Shaw on PDI resizing, together with the tutorial by Sheila on layers and masks are now available to view. Go to Groups > Digital Group and click on the link of your choice.

We still have some work to do on the quality of the sound but these videos represent a big step forward in the usefulness of Digital Group and Multimedia Group tutorials. Individual tutorials may be downloaded using the option on the top right hand corner of the page.

Novium Museum – Deadline for submissions

Plans for our very special exhibition at the Novium, Chichester’s district museum are progressing really well.  A very varied exhibition is coming together featuring work from our archive – including lantern slides from the early days of the Club, which started in 1893 as the Chichester Photographic Society.

As well as a section of our contemporary work. a large part of the exhibition will be photographs drawn from across the Chichester district area that show activities, the people and the geography of this diverse area.  Club members have been submitting their images, many drawn from their back catalogues, such as Dave Abbott’s  late 1980’s image above, for this part of the exhibition and the deadline in now looming, Thursday 4th October.

We would like lots of images, and you can submit either prints, which should be unmounted and either A4 or A3, or you can upload through the normal Photocomp routed digital images.  Prints should have your name, the title, the location and the date of the photograph, and digital image titles should include the location and date too please.

The usual suspects are of course Goodwood, Chichester City, the Weald and Downland Museum, the Witterings and Selsey and West Dean, so we would particularly welcome images from outside that area, even slightly over the borders too. Unlike the Club’s 10 Miles of Chichester competition for the Annual Exhibition, these do not need to be immediately recognisable locations.

The exhibition will open to the public on 24th November and runs through until 10th March 2019.





Multimedia Group

MultiMedia Group

The first meeting is this Wednesday,  26th September 2018 at 7:30 Tangmere Centre in the small hall (for more details please check the website: ).

The idea of the group is to encourage members to present their images in many different formats, such as Books, AVs and perhaps AV with video clips.

The common theme is about creating a coherent collection of images and then presenting them. The images may just sit well together or tell a story. Many of our members are interested in documentary photography and Books and AVs are an idea medium to present such work.

When embarking on such a project there are new tools to learn such as Book authoring software, AV production software such as Pictures2Exe or Video editing software for video clips. The group runs tutorial sessions to get you going and provides a meeting place to discuss projects, ideas and tackle any difficulties you may be having.

Time is available at each meeting for members to bring their work and receive constructive criticism.

The group can also provide guidance on constructing a successful Book or AV. With AVs, the use of sound, the timing and the ordering of the slides can all lift the final product. Books benefit from thinking about the layout, the font, the page colours and many other factors.

We hope to have speakers during the year to discuss their work and provide inspiration or education. The first meeting is usually reserved to setting an agenda for the rest of the year, taking into account the wishes of the group members.

The group is open to all, the cost to Chichester Camera club members is £3 and to others £4.

Look forward to seeing you,

Jeff Owen

Digital Group Meeting 25th September

The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 25th September at 7.30.

This is the first meeting of the new season and there will be a short discussion asking  those attending  to suggest subjects of particular interest for the year. Phil Shaw and Sheila Tester will then go through the procedures for image resizing in both Photoshop and Lightroom. Phil has an action for use when resizing in Photoshop which members can copy if they bring a Memory Stick with them.

After the break Sheila will demonstrate how to get the best from images where lighting conditions are difficult by using layers and masks.

All welcome.  Members £3.00 and non-members £4.00