Members who attended the AGM in May might remember that the Committee was asked to review the Annual Exhibition and as part of that process, we would like to have Members’ views on what they like best and anything they would like changed. To do that please find a questionnaire here Chichester Camera Club Exhibition Review which includes some background and the aims of the exhibition. Completed forms should be returned to the Club by Thursday 3rd December – or may be emailed to Lorna Brown.
Members enjoyed Tuesday’s Print Group which looked particularly at the idea of ‘competition images’ and the sort of criteria judges look for. With the deadline for submitting the first print competition entries for Beginner and Intermediate workers only two weeks away (Thursday 26th November), newer members found this especially useful.
Charlie Roe brought along some of the wonderful images by Charlie Simcox, including photographs of Chichester in the 1950s and a superb portrait dating back to 1942, which we greatly enjoyed seeing.
Next month we will be looking at the different types of print papers and how they can affect the look of the image, as well as, as always, images in every state of development that members would welcome comments and advice on. And, it being the last meeting before Christmas, there will of course be mince pies!
The Tombola has been a regular part of this very well established annual exhibition.
It has always added significantly to the profitability of the event.
As the Exhibition attracts so many visitors from near and far there are plenty of potential `customers` for this aspect of the event.
To make this as successful as in previous years we would ask members to contribute by donating items to the Tombola.
A good selection of items on the display will inevitably attract attention. Coming soon after the Christmas celebrations this may prove to be a good opportunity to donate those, perhaps, unwanted gifts !
Items more related to aspects of photography would best be left to that specific Sales Table.
January may seem some distance away but why not start looking now, there will be periodic reminders in the Newsletter prior to the Exhibition, let us all make this the best Tombola yet !
For any further information, contributions etc. please see Carmel Lynch or Mike Davison at club meetings or by the following contacts.
Please ensure that Kim Tattersall has your CV if you are showing prints at North Mundham.
Prints for Raffle
Ann McDonald is collecting prints for the raffle at North Mundham .
Sales Desk at North Mundham
Joan and Jon Barnham are collecting items for sale at the sales desk at North Mundham
We all enjoyed the meeting with Mike Read and his catalogue of exceptional images of the unique species of birds and penguins on the Falklands Islands. The quality of the images was special due to the wild life that was unafraid of people and of the photographer’s experience as a freelance wildlife photographer and his incredible knowledge of all the names of the birds.
Support our club at the SCPF PDI LEAGUE MATCH The PDIs first league match is at Bracknell on Monday 9th November. The judge is Jay Charnock FRPS. All of this information can be obtained from the Southern Counties Photographic Federation website.
There are overnight carriage repairs planned for the A27 both east and west bound between Monday 9th November and Friday 13th November between Boxgrove and Crockerhill which will affect Club members going home after Tuesday’s Print Group and the Thursday Club Meeting as they come into effect from 8pm.
You can find details of the diversions that will be in place on the WSCC website here and search for ‘Tangmere’ between those dates.
There are also roadworks planned for Meadow Way (the road down from the Tangmere/ Boxgrove roundabout) the same week currently are not planned for Club nights. These are also listed on the County Council web.
It’s Print Group on Tuesday 10th November and with the first Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition coming up soon, a good opportunity to bring along prints you are considering entering.
Everyone is welcome, and all kinds of images – whether that first thoughts on new work, pieces in development or final prints you would like to show and discuss with others.
Work doesn’t have to be mounted or full size, but attached to card helps keep prints upright for viewing. If you’d like to just come along to see what the group does you will also be very welcome. 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre.
WEDNESDAY, 18TH NOVEMBER 2015
AT EMSWORTH COMMUNITY CENTRE
FROM 10am to 4pm
Use of Camera Raw (in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom)
In this demonstration Jeff will show you how to extract the best quality image out of your raw file. We will cover the workflow and some of the advanced tools available. All of your basic, single image adjustment work can be completed in Raw; Photoshop these days is only needed for more advanced work such as Layers for compositing and for advanced cloning.
Let’s make this session very real and practicable trying to help you get the most out of your raw captures. If you have an image that is giving you a particular problem, one that is difficult or one you would just like processing suggestions on then please bring one Raw image along. Please bring your questions.
Field Photography: How to plan and accomplish a successful location shoot
This is a practical discussion and demonstration on how to go about planning and organising a creative photography outing. Starting with the research before a shoot, continuing on with the equipment and its use during the shoot. Then Jeff will look at how he sets about shooting images, the equipment he uses and how to use it. Next he will show some of his work with discussion and demonstrate how it was captured. What do you really need to use for a great image? Is it better to use filters or not? Do your images lack quality, sharpness or good colours; we will study and discuss good practical field craft for high quality photography. Your questions and participation will be warmly welcomed. Break out of your bounds and try some new techniques and equipment.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THE COURSE AT A COST OF £20 email Glyn at
Our webpage has posted Thursdays PDI results and our good results from the SXPF and the forthcoming events: SCPF competitions, Portrait Group shoots , PAGB meeting on Monday and Mike Read on the Falklands islands Thursday and check out The Workshop with Jeff Morgan on the 14th Nov and don’t miss
We all enjoyed the evening of excellent PDI images from the beginners and Intermediate members showing a very high standard of work. The judge Alan Cooke was very good at putting his red spot on the key elements that would improve the images. The issues that repeated themselves in his sympathetic constructive comments that pursue us all photographers were cropping, background clutter and all the finesses that need to be perfect in portraits.
He complemented many of the photographers with being brave with portraits and finding interesting angles and new subjects and in particular gave extra points to those who got up early to get sunrise images.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.