It’s that time of year again. If you were made a Guardian of a Cup or perhaps more than one and whether you live in a charming thatched cottage with roses round the door or more likely a stately home, there is no escaping the fact that it’s that time of year again. You may not know it but wherever you have kept them, be it the back of the wardrobe, the cupboard-under -the -stairs or the loft, the cups are starting to stir.
For they know that before many weeks have passed they will receive a call which cannot be ignored, to join the Great Gathering of the Cups, a tradition as old as photography itself.
So please open those storage places, let the cups have their freedom and help them on the first leg of their journey to the Great Gathering. For only when the cups have all been safely gathered in can the new Guardians be chosen for the coming year.
There are still quite a few prints waiting to be taken home – some are only just back from the SxPF competition, but some are months and months old. Indeed, a couple are some years old! Please do collect your prints as soon as you can and by the 12th May at the latest.
The PDI’s from the Bristol International Salon 2016 were an amazing show of quality, creativity and variety. The presentation by Pete Howell and Carol Sykes was as expected well done with appropriate music and grouping of similar images. We congratulate Lorna Brown, Mike Davison and George Atkins for having images that gained acceptances.
We congratulate The Focus Group for their 10th anniversary and most successful exhibition to date with over 1000 visitors. Well done and we are proud to have so eminent members in our club.
Last Thursday with our very own Steve Marsh and Mike Davison we were entertained by some brilliant images in the street photography genre. The amount of effort and dedication needed to get the level of variety and range and humour in the images should not be underestimated as revealed by the explanation of the background to the images. It is so refreshing to see so many images showing humanity in different situations and in the tradition of the famous photographers that are on show in the exhibition at the Barbican “Strange and Familiar”. Check out Steves’ images on Flickr here: Steves Flickr
The Spring Exhibition is the next most important event at the end of next week. Hanging of images on Saturday 23rd April morning to finish before opening at 10am. There are still some flyers to collect and distribute, raffle prizes to donate and dont miss signing up for the dinner Saturday night. All can be done this Thursday
The Print Group meets tomorrow Tuesday 12th April. Lets help each other choose images for the Print Panel Competition on the 21st April and images for the Annual Exhibition. deadline 12th May.
The Black and White Group meet this Wednesday the 13th . At this meeting we will be discussing how to see in Black and White and help members to understand this subject a bit more.
At the SxPF, Sussex Photographic Federation print competition Chichester was equal 6th/18 in the Development group along with Storrington. 397 points. Winner was Bognor with 414 points.In the Open we didn’t do as well, equal 11th/18 along with Littlehampton with 381 points. Winners were Eastbourne with 413 points.
Considering we do not submit images from our advanced group in this class and are competing with the best from the other clubs, this is a good result. Well done and thanks to those who were at Burgess Hill representing The Club.
It’s just two weeks to the Spring Exhibition and a few last items on the list!
Please return your menu choices and the cash or cheque (payable to Chichester Camera Club) for the dinner on the Saturday at the Walnut Tree, Runcton, to Sarah Nichol by next Thursday, 14th April. Everyone is welcome, not just exhibitors
Donations for the raffle gratefully received in the collection box on Club nights!
Our wonderful cake makers are asked to please get baking, and give the cakes to Carmel Lynch
Please do give a hand – the exhibition might be of new and aspiring photographers’ work, but just like North Mundham, it is for everyone and help with catering, setting up (the ‘strong arms’ for the exhibition stands) and stewarding is needed – and enjoyable!
And finally – do come along. The images are once again of a very high standard and a broad range of subjects and the event provides an easy relaxed social occasion – with plenty of cake of course.
This month’s Print Group on 12th April at 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere will concentrate on the upcoming Print Panel Competition and the Annual Exhibition. Considering how to combine prints into a successful panel and how to put together a good entry for the exhibition, we will look at which mounts to use, which images complement each other best – and how to make a hanging plan, which you will need for the Print Panel Competition and can supply with your exhibition entry.
Bring along work you are thinking about for these events, even if it is work in progress. ALL members who submit work for the Annual Exhibition will have at least one image shown – a thought through submission can be even more successful. Come and find out how.
John Howes The Final Approach, featured at the 2015 exhibition
The last heat in the Beginners and Intermediate print competition was an impressive show of original and very good images from which the judge Tony Oliver managed to select the very best giving very valuable comments and advice on all entries. Tony Oliver could not resist in pointing out the best image of the evening from Stephen Tattersall.
A team of members helped the Focus Exhibition to get set up on Thursday and Friday in the Assembly Rooms in Chichester, the exhibition is a must for all members.
Pete Rocchiccioli presented the essence of the updated Competiton Rules which are on the webpage and are open for comments.