Rosemary Wilman managed to enchant us with images all with an originality and visual impact from well known locations that we have seen before such as Santorini, Harris and Yellowstone. Also images from less familiar locations such as Amritsar and Washington made her talk “About Time and More” an inspiration and lesson in image quality from one of the loyal followers of our club.
Certificates for the Beginners and Intermediate PDI competition were handed out and here is one of the winning images from Corinne Noyalet:
“My Sweet Valentine”
We congratulate Andrew Coe in getting his LRPS.
It is now certain we will finish top of the SCPF Print League first division even though we were 8th in the 8th round. Well done our participants: Ann McDonald, Ross Laney, Mike Davison, George Atkins, Janey Devine, Pete Bamforth, Pietro Rocchiccioli, and Jeanne Sutherland.
We are handing back our trophy for first place in the PDI league that we won last year, as we now are not in the running for the top positions.
Thursday we have the AV group show with Graham Sergeant and Carole Speight where the mega screen with Audio Visual excitement guaranteed. Don’t miss this yearly extravaganza.
The SCPF Championships. Is at Highcliffe & Infinity Camera Club, Bashley Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5RY. The date of 20th March for a start time of 10:00am to approximately 4:00pm. Visitors to bring their own lunch. Tea and coffee plus biscuits will be served during the day.
Next Tuesday the Digital Subgroup meet with Janey Devine opening up the world of mobile phone apps and Sheila Tester will demonstrate Lightroom on location catalogue.
Ensure you advertise to you friends and volunteer to help if requested and plan a visit to the Focus Group Exhibition in the Assembly Rooms starting on Saturday the 2ndth April and lasting to the 9th April. Focus Group
The meeting of the Digital Group on 22nd March will feature two of our favourite lady photographers.
In the first part of the evening and following her stunning images at North Mundham, Janey Devine will talk about and show how to achieve creative and fun images from mobile phone and iPad apps. Janey asks you to practice some yourselves and to bring them along on the 22nd when we will show them on the screen using the projector. Bring your mobiles and iPads with you!
For the second half of the evening Sheila Tester will demonstrate Lightroom on Location Catalogue. This is an extremely valuable way of transfering images loaded and worked on on a laptop to your iMac without loosing the post processing you have already done.
As a Club we pride ourselves in sharing skills and techniques and we all draw inspiration from fellow photographers, as well as recognising the difficulties when on a photography trip we all take very similar if not the same images. But where the line is between taking inspiration and outright ‘copying’ can be hard to define. And in these digital days, the outright ‘theft’ of images is easier than it was previously. For instance, last year, a member of a highly regarded photo club was found to have entered what was someone else’s work in a national competition. An article in this week’s PAGB enews (157+ extra) makes very interesting reading – touching on prevention, detection and what to do if your images are stolen.
This link to the PAGB enews, which is provided with the kind permission of Rod Wheelans, will take you to the enews and the article, which you will find towards the end of the publication. If you don’t already subscribe to PAGB enews you might want to sign up while you are on the site.
Wojtek has asked to send his and Liz’s sincere thanks for all the very kind messages, cards and flowers Liz has received from the Club and individually from her friends at the Club. She has been very touched by everyone’s kind response to her illness and their best wishes.
Liz has tried to reply to all the email messages, but she asks that you all forgive her for being brief in her replies as she finds it difficult to concentrate for any length of time.
Wojtek says he thinks Liz is making small steps towards recovery, although she is still finding it difficult to express many words and phrases due to her dysphasia. Consequently and most unusually, the house is eerily quiet, although he is doing his best to fill the void! She will be getting speech therapy support, so he is looking forward to Liz returning to her chatty self eventually.
If anyone would like to visit Liz they would be very welcome, but please phone Wojtek in advance. You can find the number in the Members’ only section of the website, in ‘Useful phone numbers and email addresses’ under documents. Do bear in mind that she will flag a bit after about 30/40 minutes.
Liz looks forward to attending Club meetings and seeing you all as soon as she is able.
Next week we have the PAGB Group on Monday, the Print Group on Tuesday, the Portrait workshop on Wednesday and Rosemary Wilman Hon FRPS “About Time & More” on Thursday.
Deadlines for the 3rd Adv print competition this Thursday and the 17th for the Beginners and Intermediate print competition. Also deadline for the hanging plan for the Spring Exhibition is the 24th March.
On Thursdays Club Meeting we realised how high the standard is in the PDI images in the First Division of the SCPF league. The judging by Steve Smith was very precise and fair. He gave excellent relevant comments to support his scoring. By giving points from 4 to 10 managed to differentiate between the images and separate the clubs. We should be prepared in our own competitions to have a wider range of scores when the judges are as skilled as Steve in their analysis.
Our highest scoring image was from Janey Devine “I am Telling You” and we finished as 3rd the behind Southampton, New Forest and Bracknell finishing 5th overall. Well done to all our PDI entrants: Frank Adams, George Atkins, David Harris, Trevor Sims, Peter Searight, Pietro Rocchiccioli, Sheila Tester and Janey Devine.
Our position at the top of the First Division of the SCPF Print League looks secure.
The En-print competition ended with very strong entries by Ed Feldmanis winning the first three paces in competition with very good images. Well done Ed.
When uploading PDIs for Tangmere Spring exhibition or the main summer exhibition (Prints or PDI) you now may optionally add in the location of the entry.
To specify the location you need to add it to the title field. In this example we assume the entry is called “A fine shot of the Cathedral” and it was taken in Chichester. So the title to be entered would be:
“A fine shot of the Cathedral@ Chichester”
In other words the location starts after the @ character. This is optional so if you don’t want to include a location just omit the @.
The final of the Enprint Competition was held last night, 3rd March.
Huge congratulations to Ed Feldmanis who swept the board with his three winning images.
1st place was “Cold Dawn”, 2nd “Reviving Past Glory” and 3rd “Wakehurst Water Gardens”.
Congratulations are also due to Mem Baybars, Terence Powling and Bill Harding who also had images in the final. Throughout the year nine different photographers took part in the competition, submitting a total of seventy five images, so a big thank you to all the people who took part.
It should be said from the selection committee that it was a fantastic response from the membership who had real difficulty in choosing the images, spoilt for choice hopefully the results will show that.
We will be posting latest standings inSCPF leagues soon.
John Chamberlin gave us an amazing collections of images of landscapes and wildlife in his talk “Near and Far” from so many places he had visited in the last 2 years. His enthusiasm and engagement was rewarded in the quality and beauty of his photographs.
This week we are looking forward to Ray Ackland’s second Black and White evening on Wednesday. Thursday’s meeting, The SCPF PDI league competition will give us a chance to see the images from clubs we are competing with in the league judged by Steve Smith FRPS,
Next week we have a PAGB group meeting on Monday the 7th and Print Group on Tuesday the 8th and on Wednesday a Portrait Worksop with Reg Wilson where all who come can take photographs.
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