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Chairman’s Blog 4 September 2015

The meeting last night was a cracker with superb images and a pragmatic down to earth dialogue from Dave Yates. There were no spare chairs in the hall and the Dave Yates presented beautifully colour images (on Fotospeed Papers)  using predominantly wide angle lenses with subjects from USA, Iceland and near the photographers home in the Midlands showing snow and hoar frost.  The second half was all from film and on darkroom prints and was a masterclass in monochrome quality and photographic discipline in getting the image right in the camera.  The compositions already brilliant in the first half of the evening was exceptional in the monochrome images again many from Iceland.  The idea of mini portfolios and groups of images with a focus added to the harmony of the evening.  Dave Abbott thanked Dave for the evenings experience pointing out that Dave Yates has some superb Paris night time images on his webpage . and also praised Glyn on starting the season so well.

We  all look forward to next weeks evening with Ken Scott which will definitely keep up the high standard of last night’s meeting.

Peter presented the Janey Davey with the trophy as Photographer of the year voted in by the club members, she is also holding the cup for the best portrait in the annual exhibition and the cup for the winner of the advanced print competitions of the year.  Well done



Peter also presented Mike Davison with the well deserved  PAGB Distinction.


The cup for the best beginner was presented to Cheryl Marshall.


George Atkins was also praised for winning 3 Gold medals for the best picture(s) in the USA.

The club now has a Facebook page, Twitter and Flickr account for those who are also in that world.

At present no more information on the webpage is available if you are logged in.  This will be more important when we establish the gallery and start having internal competitions results.

Dont forget Monday the 7th September   at 7pm PAGB meeting with focus on entering international competitions and Print Group Tuesday 8th September  at 7:30 pm for exchange of comments on prints.

There will be a box to collect prints for St Wilfrid’s Hospice for the next two weeks.

Jan Davis

CCC Final summer news items

1.         Recycling old ink cartridges  (message from Lorna Brown) – Members who use Epson printers might have found it a challenge to find out where/ how to recycle their old ink cartridges.  I’ve just found that you can use this website: and (after some advice from Epson!) you can, confusingly, select ANY printer from the list, not the one specific to your printer as the list isn’t comprehensive and will receive a postage paid label to send the old cartridges of to Epson.

2.         16 September : talk by Gavin Hoey at Alton Camera Club – Gavin is a freelance photographer, writer and trainer of all things photographic.  His work is regularly featured in photographic magazines, websites and videos. Winner of Adode’s 2010 “Next Photoshop Evangelist” competition and guest speaker at “The Photography Show” this year, he demonstrates Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements in the UK, Europe and the US.  Gavin has a real passion for sharing his photography and Photoshop knowledge and Alton CC
will be one of the first to see this year’s lecture: “Snap Happiness”.  Guests to the club may attend for the small charge of £5.  Venue:  Alton Camera Club, Wessex Arts Centre (on the Alton College campus),.Old Odiham Rd, Alton, GU34 2L. 7:00 for a 7:30 start. For more details see the website –   Phil Thomas, ACC Secretary

3.         21-27 Sept : Spectrum Photo Art Exhibition – Denbies Art Gallery (Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking Surrey RH5 6AA; 15 minutes walk from Dorking Station), 9.30am – 5.30pm (Monday from 12 noon; Sunday to 3pm);  Meet The Photographers Friday 25 September  12 noon -2pm;  Free entry and good cafe for drinks or food.

Rosemary Wilman, Hon.FRPS writes:  “We are a group of ladies of diverse backgrounds, influences and interests, who share a passion for taking and making images.  This diversity is evident in the variety of photographs on show, and demonstrates the differences of thought and versatility of approach, to the subjects of our choice.  The Group has exhibited together for several years each photographer’s personal work is highlighted in small panels.  We are including a few of our favourite images by Susan Hill FRPS, a founder member, who sadly died in December 2014.  We look forward to welcoming you and please share this information with your friends”.  Please also see attached poster.

CCC members please note that Rosemary will be giving a talk at the club on Thursday 10 March ‘About Time’ & More …

4.         Oct/Nov, Movie on James Dean  (message from Glyn Edmunds) –   Some of you will have seen the recent film on Salgado, but in October / November our local Chichester Cinema @ New Park will be showing a film directed by photographer Anton Corbijn featuring the famous shoot by Dennis Stock for Life magazine featuring James Dean. I’m sure many of you can recall those iconic b&w images of James Dean in Times Square.

Dates :
Friday 30th October @ 3.45pm
Sunday 1st November @ 8.15pm
Tuesday 3rd  @ 1.15pm
Wednesday 4th @ 8.45pm
Thursday 5th @ 6.00pm  (you’ll miss Mike Read @ CCC)

For those of you who are not regulars :
Website :
Box Office : 01243  786  650

5.         Tim Rudman Newsletter : Iceland, An Uneasy Calm’ (progress update) – Glyn Edmunds has asked that this progress update is circulated to club members as a matter of interest.  Tim Rudman writes “The book is currently with the printer EBS in Verona where it has already been printed, but the binding will be delayed as there were two small sections of the book that I wanted re-printed. The second round of proofs for these sections arrived today and have already been returned to EBS. I will attend the final on-press session next week.  If all goes according to plan and on schedule this will delay delivery by only about two weeks. So instead of mid September, shipping of the standard edition should now begin in the first week of October. The Deluxe edition should start shipping approximately two weeks later.  The book website is

A new ‘Process’ section to the site is under construction, giving an insight into the print making processes.  To those who do – enjoy your printing.


Liz Boden

PAGB Group Dates

The group shall be meeting on:

Monday 7th September

Monday 5th October

Monday 2nd November

Monday 7th December

Monday 4th January

Monday 1st February

Monday 7th March

Monday 4th April

Monday 9th May (1st Monday is a bank holiday)

Monday 6th June

Please see the Programme page for further information.

Photosprint Competition 13th August

We had 6 participants, Jan Davis, Andy Dulson, Jeff and Lynne Owen, Mem Baybars and Dave Abbott in the Photosprint.  We met up at Eastgate Square and were given the theme “Colour” one hour later we down loaded the images at the “Four Chesnuts” pub and viewed the results on their TV.  The judging was performed by artist Ghislaine Davis.

The winner was Mem Baybars

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The runner up was Jeff Owen

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And third prize was Andy Dulson

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Highly Commended was the image by Dave Abbott

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The evening ended with a constructive analysis of all the images and a discussion how photographers would judge images differently than artists.