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PDI of the Year, extension of deadline to Thursday 26th

The entries for the PDI of the year are less than those possible as many of us missed the deadline as we were preoccupied with the exhibition and the deadline was not promoted. We have extended the deadline for uploading to Thursday 26th midnight. Find your favourite PDI’s submitted this season and pop 2 into the upload site.

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The PDI of the Year competition is open to entrants from all classes. Each will submit two images which have been previously submitted this seasons PDI competitions. These images do not have to have been awarded a credit score. Marks are not awarded in this competition. The judge will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and may award certificates of merit if felt appropriate. The Waddington Cup will be awarded to the entrant in 1st place.

Digital Group

Please note that the next meeting of the Digital Group will be on Tuesday 31st of May and not on the date shown in the club programme, the 24th May. Any inconvenience is regretted.

The tutorial for the 31st will be “An Introduction to HDR Pro 2” from the Google/Nik  suit of plug-ins.Screen Shot 2016-05-21 at 16.43.36

We will also have a quick review of the past year and a look forward to the next season.


Annual Exhibition entries deadline tomorrow 12th May

Every member will have at least one image shown at the annual exhibition so please enter your images before the deadline tomorrow Thursday 12th May. Entries are made using the competition entry system here for a maximum of 4 PDI’s and 6 prints.

The prints have to be put in the box at the meeting tomorrow.

If you need help in any way do not hesitate to call me or any of the committee  and we will resolve any issues stopping you entering images except taking the photograph. There are detailed guidelines here on the website

Look forward to see your images, Good Luck

Jan Davis


Chairmans Blog 9th May

On the coming meeting on Thursday we look forward to Leigh Preston who is an appreciated visitor and supporter of the club and has a profound capability in all types of photography and always shown amazing images so his talk about India and other stories should be inspiring.

We have invited the September intake of new members to our meeting on 12th May with Leigh Preston, so far 15 have indicated that they would like to come. as we want to make them feel really welcome could members please make a real effort to talk to them in the break, they will be wearing visitor badges._DSF0436(1)

At the last meeting the chairman enjoyed telling about all his favourite photographers and inspiration from the two exhibitions in London at the V&A Paul Strand  finishing on the 3rd July

and Barbican “Strange and Familiar” finishing on the 19th June

hoping the talk will stimulate members to visit these exhibitions.



PAGB Group, Monday 9th May

IMG_1347The PAGB Group meets on Monday 9th May at 7.00pm in the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre. Please come early to help to set up as we assess both prints and PDIs so there is much setting up to do.

At this meeting Carole Speight APAGB will be our guest judge to assess our images. Carole is a very experienced judge so we are delighted to have her attend the meeting.

Chairmans Evening Meeting 28th April

The title of the Chairmans evening is

“The photographers’ journey expressed in images”

The two exhibitions in London at the moment: Paul Strand at the V&A and “Strange and Familiar” at the Barbican form the basis of the presentation.

Photographs  by Paul Strand will be the foundation of the talk which will visit Bruce Davidson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Franck, Raymond Depardon, Gary Winongrand, Tony Ray-Jones, Bruce Gilden and others.


Chairmans Blog 24th April

A hearty thanks to all who contributed to a most successful Spring Exhibition.

The Sussex Federation Print results are now published on the SxPF Website here

The deadline for the entries to the annual Exhibition is12th May and entries are made by uploading to Photocomp our competition upload site now open here

Encouragement and help is available to choose images or uploading. Take contact. The Print Group on May 10th is an opportunity to seek advice. It is so important that all members contribute to the showcase for The Club.

At Thursdays meeting the judge Richard Walton and the members present acknowledged that The Club has made a huge improvement in assembling photographs into panels. The judge was extremely good at commenting in depth the twenty or so panels submitted, underlining throughout the “panel particularities” and clearly had some difficulty in choosing winner from the 3 best.


IMG_1555The panel The Beach: Footsteps in the Sand from Sue Nash was considered the most original and justifiably won. A second place to Dave Abbott: Porlock Salt Marsh and third place to Jeff Owen: I Race for Life For…. The panels from John Field and Hilary Featherstone were judges as Highly Commended.


It was nice to see Peter back at the meeting. Welcome back.

As Vice President of the SCPF he presented a framed Certificate to Jeanne Bevis as new member of The SCPF Roll of honour.

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He also presented The Club with two Certificates, One for Winner of The Print Championship 2016 and the other for third place in


The PDI Championship 2016. Individual Certificates were made to Keith Sawyer and two to Ross Laney for their images in the SCPF Print Championships. This link to SCPF has all the results: