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Club Meeting on Thursday 23rd May

The last Club full meeting of the current programme year will be held on Thursday 23rd May. There was some doubt about whether this meeting could go ahead given the potential clash with the European elections, if held. It has now been clarified that if the Centre is required as a polling station, that will take place in the Youth Hall so our RPS Panels evening can definitely go ahead as planned

AGM – 16th May

Papers for the AGM will be circulated in the next few days and will be available for a download via Dropbox. The single item Newsletter will contain a link to get to all the documents. No copies will be available on the evening so please download you own copy as soon as the Newsletter is received.

There are 2 proposals which have implications for changes to the Constitution and, if approved, will help the smooth and efficient running of the Club so it is very important that we have a quorum of members (minimum of 43) to deal with these issues properly. Please make an effort to attend.

Details to follow in the next few days

Coath and Edmunds Cups

The Coath Cup (Photographer of the Year) and the Edmunds Cup ((Contribution to the life of the club beyond the call od duty) are in the gift of the membership on an annual basis. The voting slips and ballot box will be available at each meeting from now up to and including the pre-Exhibition meeting.

Taken at Chichester Camera Club 2018 Awards Assembly Rooms, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Friday, 10/08/2018. Photo by: Richard Ryder

The Photographer of the Year can be the person whose work has been outstanding over the past club year. This may be within the club competitions or on the national and international scene. On the other hand, it may be interpreted as the photographer whose work has improved most over the year, irrespective of class.

The Edmunds Cup is awarded to whoever you feel has made the greatest contribution to the smooth running of the club above and beyond the call of duty.

Please make sure you vote otherwise the awards are meaningless. Vote early, vote often!

CUPS, Cups, Cups

A big thank you to all those who have already returned their cups.

To the remainder of last years winners, please make sure your highly polished trophies are returned by the next meeting, which is on the 9th of May, without fail.

Taken at Chichester Camera Club 2018 Awards Assembly Rooms, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Friday, 10/08/2018. Photo by: Richard Ryder


The end of the season is approaching rapidly and here are a few reminders and requests from the Membership Secretary:

  1. Next year the annual subscription due is £62, an increase of £1 over last year, as was agreed. If you have a standing order set up please remember to change the amount.
  2. If you wish to pay by cash please do so by 16th May. I am also able to accept cheques now or later by post. Details for bank transfers will be sent out to you later.
  3. If you feel that you will not be able to join us again next year for any reason then I would ask you please to let me know as soon as possible so that new members can be invited to join in September. This is particularly relevant this year as we have larger than usual membership numbers and I would like to know how many people from the waiting list I can invite to join us.
  4. Finally if your details, such as email address or phone number, have changed then please let me know.

To contact me you should email

Thank You

Digital group Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The videos of the tutorials given by Sheila Tester and Phil Shaw are now available. As are the complete set of videos for the whole of the 2018/19 season.

Sheila’s video, Sheila Selective Colour Manipulation PS.mp4:
Phil’s video, Phil Adding Atmosphere PS Custom Brushes.mp4:

Folder with everything:

PDI of the Year

Just a reminder to get your entries in for the PDI of the Year. This year this competition will be judged by the same judge that will be assessing the Annual Exhibition entries.

The rules are fairly simple, just pick two PDI images and upload them. The competition is open to all levels and entries must have been submitted into previous PDI competitions this year (2018-19). Last year’s winner was from Club class, so don’t think this is just for Advanced workers.

Most people will probably choose two entries that scored the highest, but you may choose from any of the (up to) 9 entries you have submitted this year.

The upload site is in the usual place, get uploading!

Competition rules can always be found here.



It is that time of year again when we ask last years winners to return the trophies, highly polished, so that they may gather together for a few weeks before they depart once more to grateful recipients.

Please return the cups as soon as you can, preferably on a Thursday evening, to me.

Taken at Chichester Camera Club 2018 Awards Assembly Rooms, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Friday, 10/08/2018. Photo by: Richard Ryder