We had a fascinating evening on Tuesday 24 September where Jonathan & Richard demonstrated various method for re-sizing images for Club competitions – 4 in all so take your pick! Thank you to those who attended for your suggestions for topics at future meetings of the group – I’ll be discussing these with Sheila and we will be putting together a list shortly.
During the second half of the meeting Richard gave a short demonstration showing how to remove unwanted objects using both ACR and Photoshop.
The AV recordings of these demonstrations can be found by clicking the links below:
The first Advanced PDI competion will be held on 10th October (judge Roy Lambeth). The deadline has technically passed but if anyone has any particular difficulties please contact jeff Owen
The first Club/Intermediate PDI competition will be held on 24th October (judge Caroline Colegate). The deadline for entries is Thursday 10th October. New members wishing to enter will be able to get help on the procedures to be followed from their mentor. Alternatively all the information required is set out on the Competitions section of the website under the headling of ‘Competition Rules Revised March 2019’
The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at the Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 24th September at 7.30
As is usual for the first meeting of the season, the main topic will be demonstrating how to resize PDIs for competitions. This is something all members will need to know if they intend to enter competitions, other than the Small Print Competition.
Richard Ryder will demonstrate how to achieve this in Photoshop whilst Jonathan Fiske will demonstrate the same exercise in Lightroom.
There will be time set aside for a general discussion where members will be encouraged to tell the leaders of the group the subjects they would like covered in subsequent meetings. This is your chance to express your needs and help fashion the direction of the group for the remainder of the season.
We had a very successful first meeting of the Developers Group last Monday 16th September. You will recall that the Developers Group is exclusively for Club class members helping you to progress through your photograhic journey.
For those new members unable to attend last Monday I am circulating a number of the slides used which should help you get away from the automatic setting on your camera to use Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual modes. At the end of the meeting members were givren a series of tasks to undertake as ‘homework’ aimed at helping to reinforce the learning achieved. These too are being circulated.
At the next meeting of the Group on 18th November all paricipants will have to opportunity to show their work and we will have a general discussion on tackling any issues or problems raised
There will be a free demonstration of Inkjet Printing by photographic paper manufacturer Fotospeed. The event will be held at London Camera Exchange, East Street on Thursday 26th September from 10am to 4pm
Vince Cater from Fotospeed will be displaying all the latest paper finishes and demonstrating how to get the best out of your home printing for your style of Photography. He’ll explain the importance of printer profiles and show how you can get a free profile for your printer from Fotospeed.
Anyone can bring along their favourite image, choose a paper and Fotospeed will print you a sample. There will also be special offers on the day. Fotospeed are one of our major sponsors so it would be good if as many members as possible could call in to LCE to take advantage of this free event.
On Thursday 5th September, the first Club meeting, Joy Whiting left a hardback book on a chair, second row back on the far side of the Hall. It wasn’t there when I locked up for the evening and hasn’t appeared since.
The book is about ceramics by Edward James Mellon. It is a very special book to Joy. If anyone has seen it or put it away at the Club can you please let Joy know on email@example.com.
The first meeting of the Developers Group will be held on Monday 16th September commencing at 7:30 pm in the Small Hall. The group is exclusively for members in the Club class and we will develop an agenda during the year, in discussion with you, that will best meet the your particular needs.
The first half of the evening will be a presentation on ‘Getting Control of Your Camera’ which should help those who as yet have not progressed beyond the automatic camera modes. Prints will be displayed to show the effects that can be achieved using different shutter speeds and apertures. This section will conclude with a discussion about a series of exercises to be undertaken that will help to reinforce the learning points. Participants will be asked to bring along to the next meeting the photos they have taken in undertaking this ‘homework’.
The second half of the meeting will be a discussion on your specific priorities to be covered in future sessions. It would be helpful if you could bring a selection of prints on the type of photos you like to take so we can identify areas for development. I do hope to see as many as possible of the new members in the Club class. This group is for you. Help us to make it as useful and relevant to you as possible.
We have been notified of an outdoor evening photographic workshop.
The event will take place at a vintage fairground in East Hampshire and
will centre on taking the more unusual pictures involving the careful
balance between flash lighting and the ambient red, orange and yellow
tungsten lighting of the rides and stalls. To make the event more
interesting, we’ll be employing an experienced fashion model who’ll be
wearing a modern wedding dress to give an unusual twist to everyone’s
photographs. For all those attending, we’ll be handing out an A4 sized
‘cheat sheet’ on the day to help start people off with some suggested
The cost of attending will be the entrance
fee of £17 to the ground plus £25 for our workshop. Each person will
need to purchase their own venue ticket when they arrive (or on-line if
If anyone needs more information, they are welcome to email or ring us. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and our ‘phone number is: 07968 245901
Welcome to all our new members. In an unavoidable change to the programme, the first round of the Small Print Competition will now be on 26 September. Many apologies for that.
This competition is only open to Club Class members and it is really easy to enter. There is no set theme. All you have to do is to let me, or Guy Partington, have a maximum of three 7”x 5” (or smaller) unmounted prints by the deadline of 19 September so that they can be displayed (anonymously).
The rules are quite simple:
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!);
please put your name and a title for the image on a small label on the reverse.
Three winners will be chosen and a brief feedback from the judges will be given. These images will be held back for the final competition in March when the final 3 winners will be chosen. Those 3 prints will be eligible for automatic entry into the Annual Exhibiiton 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 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.
The first Print group of the new season is on Tuesday 10th September in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre. New members are especially welcome to come along and find out more.
The group is a friendly and supportive way to share your images and your views. Those coming along have a wide range of photographic experience and knowledge which we share in an informal workshop type setting. For those who have never shown their photographs to anyone other than family and friends, we know it can be quite daunting to share your images with others and this group is a very easy way to take that step. We all learn from each other and can assist with in getting the best out of your prints, deciding which images to enter for competitions or just to enjoy seeing each many different styles and interests in the work we share.
While you are not obliged to bring along work and can just come along to see what we do, you are encouraged to do so. Prints can be any size, do not need to be mounted, can be work in progress or long finished images you’d just like to show. Do though please back prints with some card so they will stay upright on the print stands we use.
Come along at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, and there is a charge of £3 for Club members, £4 for visitors who are also very welcome.
The featured image is Port in a Storm by Jim Mundy
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.