There will be a celebratory mood at our December RPS group meeting which takes place on Tuesday 17th December in the small hall at 7.15 for 7.30pm as Jeff Owen who has recently achieved his ARPS will be bringing along his successful panel.
You’ll be very welcome to join us to find out more about the group and – if you are ready – to bring along prints you are thinking about for the RPS distinctions.
In keeping wit the celebratory mood and being close to Christmas, there will of course be mince pies too!
Our December Print Group meeting will be on Tuesday 10th, in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15 for 7.30pm.
As usual you are very welcome to come along to see what the group gets up, to bring work in any stage of development whether that’s work you’d like to share, images that are puzzling you or work that has been in competitions that you’d like to talk about. Nothing needs to be mounted but backing prints with any card you have to hand will keep the images upright on the print stands.
This being our meeting close to Christmas there will of course be mince pies!
In the last few years we have taken to celebrating Little Christmas – or Nollaig na mBan in Ireland – which takes place on Epiphany. Traditionally, and the tradition exists in places across the British Isles and Scandinavia, this is the day when the women rest and the men undertake all the usual chores. We celebrate by getting together for lunch.
Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, falls this year on Monday 6th January and rather than extend our Christmas celebrations into another week, we will celebrate on Friday 3rd January provisionally at the Walnut Tree in Runcton at 12.30 for 1pm.
In the first instance please let me know by email (email@example.com) if you would like to join us. A little alter I will ask for your menu choice in advance of the booking.
Please let me know by Friday 20th December if you would like to come along – there is no need to contact me if you will not be coming.
Some members will be aware of plans to close the Oving Traffic lights as part of the large developments at Shopwyke which will affect many Camera Club members as they travel to and from the Club.
The Tangmere News includes this and members might wish to follow up to lodge any objections you might have: –
“Objections for the official TRO for the closure of the lights closed in November but because there were enough objections were received the matter will be kept open for a little while longer.
Within this window, the organisers of the petition are trying to get as many signatures in order to put pressure on their MP to raise the issue again with the Secretary of State for Transport. It’s hoped that they have until January to do so. With over 1,700 signatures so far, they are well on the way to getting at least 2,500. it’s been featured on Chi Observer Facebook page and it can be found at www.change.org and search Oving lights, or find the link to the petition at www.facebook.com/savetheovinglights“
There is excellent news on the Royal Photographic Society front with Jeff Owen achieving his associateship. Jeff was awarded his ARPS with his intriguing panel “Bark Beetle Tracks” .
This prestigious RPS award requires applicants to submit 15 related images that sit harmoniously together and meet the aims set out in a statement of intent. Jeff’s panel was created from macro images of the tracks made by bark beetle larva feeding on the trees. In the trails the larva left behind Jeff saw, patterns that ‘reminded me of ancient art, Nazca lines in the Peru desert, cave paintings, hieroglyphs and aboriginal art. In some I could see strange figures locked together.’
Jeff processed the images to bring out his interpretation but notes that we each see something different and asks what do you see? One of Jeff Owen’s successful ARPS panel images
Another recent RPS success was for Jonathan Fiske who entered the monthly competition for the first time and was short listed. To make the final 20 out of 738 entries is a very good result, and especially pleasing for a first attempt.
Jonathan Fiske’s image that was short listed in the October RPS monthly competition
On 16th January 2020 Sue Sibley was due to give a presentation to us entitled ‘ My Journey So Far – Part 2’. Sue cannot now make that date and that slot will be taken by David Fletcher who will give a presentation on ‘Documentary Photography’. Sue will relace David when he is due to speak to us on 12th March. In effect each is doing a swap but keeping to the originally published titles of their talks
Stephen Marsh is seeking from all exhibitors at the Exhibition Biographies and/or titles for your panels. Please e mail the details to Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org before 25th December. He will acknowledge those when received. Anyone submitting information after this date may only get a card with their name on it.
Peter Rocchiccioli is also seeking many more PDIs for the Exhibition. As yet only 3 participants have submitted PDIs and each Advanced member may submit up to 6 images. The deadline is only 1 month away. This is the major showcase for Advanced workers photography during the year so please give this priority. If you have any questions please contact Peter directly
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.