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The meeting will take place at the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre. We will meet at 6.45 pm for a prompt 7.00 pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up. The cost is £3 for club members and £4 for non-members.

Members are encouraged to bring along prints and/or digital images for in-depth constructive critique. We look forward to seeing you and your images.

Don’t forget that The Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography closes on 13th November. If you are considering entering this exhibition then you may wish to bring along prospective images to the meeting, for review and critique by the group. 

The image featured above is Nest © Lorna Brown





A short Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Thursday 21st November immediately after the conclusion of the First Club/Intermediate Print Competition. The EGM will have no impact on the Competition which will proceed as scheduled.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the following proposal of the Management Committee (proposed by Chair, seconded by Vice Chair):

‘It is proposed that the Constitution be amended in paragraphs 6.2.6 and 6.3.3 to delete the figure of 35% and replace it with a figure of 20%’

The effect of this proposed change will be that 6.2.6 will read: ‘The quorum for the AGM will be 20% of the Club’s registered membership’ and for paragraph 6.3.3 ‘the quorum at an EGM will be 20% of the registered membership’.

The justification for this proposal is that with current membership numbers the existing quorum figure of 35% is too high.  Two of the last three AGMs have been inquorate (49 attendees in May 2019 against a quorum requirement of 51) with the result that none of the Constitutional issues under consideration could be resolved until the special (quorate) EGM was held on 1st August.  The lower quorum figure of 20% will also help to reinforce the principle of voting by attending members.

Members are asked to approve the lower quorum figure of 20%. and the revisions to the Constitution as described above.

Mike Hancock, Chair, 30th October 2019

Extraordinary General Meeting on 21st November 2019

As I announced last night, the Management Committee would like to call an EGM for Thursday 21st November to be held immediately after the conclusion of the first Club/Intermediate Print Competition. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider a single proposal – the reduction in the quorum for AGM/EGM meetings from 35% of the registered membership to 20%.

The formal agenda and justification for the proposal will be circulated to all members in the next few days. The purpose of this item is to ask members to make a note on their diaries as we will need at least 51 members to attend to be able to consider the proposal properly.

This will have no impact on the Club/Intermediate Print competition which will proceed as scheduled.

Elke Epp – Competition Winner

Elke Epp has won a prize by being shortlisted ( 1 of 4 out of all the entries submitted nationally) in the Fotospeed Print Monday competition

The weekly winner has their image printed on one of the Fotospeed Fine Art papers and sent to them, as well as having their image printed and presented in the Fotospeed Gallery at The Photography Show 2020

Well done Elke. Her winning image is shown below

Member Successes

Four members have had great success in the prestigious PAGB Sony Inter – Federation Print and PDI Competitions. This competition puts Chichester up against the very best camera clubs nationally. In this exalted company there were PAGB ribbons for Ross Laney for ‘Deilephila Elpenor’ and Sheila Tester for ‘Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory’; and Phil Shaw got an acceptance for ‘Racket Tailed Puffleg Aerial Comat’ together with Ann McDonald for ‘Portrait of a Lady’.

Very well done to all.

Digital Imaging Group – 22 October 2019

The Next Digital Imaging Group meeting takes place in the Tangmere Village Centre Small Hall starting promptly at 7.30pm. Both club members and visitors are very welcome to attend.  There will be a small charge for the evening to cover costs £3 for members and £4 for visitors/guests.

John Bradshaw FRPS will be showing us various techniques to make our black and white images really stand out using both ACR [Adobe Camera RAW] and Photoshop.  He’ll even show you how to produce images to emulate old darkroom techniques such as Bromoil.

As requested at our September meeting Sheila Tester DPAGB EFIAP will also be demonstrating Dodging, Burning and blending modes in Photoshop.

1st Club and Intermediate PDI – Entries Culled

I’m sorry to say that in order to keep the number of entries to a manageable number for the judge I have had to cull the third entry from the Intermediate competition.

We have got close to this situation in the past, basically when the total number of entries gets above 80 it becomes very difficult for the judge to provide good comments and mark accurately.

The cull is done by removing the third entry. This is the third image that you upload to the upload site. It is important to realise that the order of the upload is important. The first image you upload should be what you consider to be your best, the second the next best and the third your weakest.

Images that have not been judged will of course be eligible for future competitions.

New Judging Training Course

The following letter has been received from Ken Scott, Chair of SxPF about the opporunities for training to become a judge

I am frequently asked by Sussex clubs about new judges. We recognise the need for a regular throughput of new judges on to the circuit, because competition is still a mainstay of the club calendar.

As such we are looking to run a new judging training course in SxPF in the first quarter of 2020. If you would be interested in training to be an accredited judge with SxPF, please register an expression of interest with me, Ken Scott,   by end November 2019. There will be nine places available. As soon as possible in November we will issue more details.

We are particularly looking for fresh input and ideas, and would like to hear especially from our talented pool of female photographers.

For more information, visit   where there is an Overview of the Course and a detailed FAQ entitled ‘Becoming a Judge with SxPF’. The training mirrors exactly the course offered by Southern Counties.

Images of Spring?

Chichester Society has asked if any of our members have an image with a spring theme for publication in the March 2020 edition of the magazine. 

Publication would be on a two-page spread of A3 landscape size, and offers a good opportunity to have one of your images published. The Chichester area is large, so images included in the Chichester District section of our exhibition at the Novium last winter would be ideal.

If you think you have something suitable, please contact Anthony Quail, the Secretary of the Chichester Society and magazine editor, directly via

Lorna Brown



RPS Group

The RPS Group welcomes all those who are interested in finding out more and working towards the distinctions offered by the Royal Photographic Society. We meet for our second session this season on Tuesday 15th October when we will be looking at some recent LRPS (Licentiate) and ARPS (Associate) awards and the underlying principles of making panels (that is a cohesive group pf images) at those levels.

You are welcome to simply come along to find out more, and when you are ready, to bring along a good wide selection of your photographs.  These do not need to be full size (A5 or so is fine), but do please tack them onto some card as this helps keep them upright on the print stands we use.  

Other members of the group are already well on their way to completed panels and our discussions of those will demonstrate further how to go about applying for these highly regarded distinctions.

You don’t need to be a member of Chichester Camera Club to join this (or indeed any of our Special Interest Groups).

Lorna Brown

The featured image is by Sara Nichol and formed part of her successful LRPS