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Richard Curtis’s Blog has posted a new item, ‘#CreativeFriday – Adobe Creative

You may view the latest post at
https://blogs.adobe.com/richardcurtis/2016/10/21/creativefriday-adobe-creative-cause-and-the-princes-trust/

What is the Adobe Creative Cause
Adobe is a passionate supporter of The Prince’s Trust Charity, who are a charity that help transform the lives of thousands of disadvantage young people each year.  As an initiative to support this organisation,  Adobe has created a
“Digital Art Competition”, referred to as “ADOBE CREATIVE CAUSE”, to raise
money […]

 

CHAIRMAN’S BLOG 21ST OCTOBER

Last night’s speaker, John Bogle, gave us a fascinating account of his journey as a photographer from holiday snapper to superb photographs of wildlife.  His interest started on fishing trips to Africa in the early 2000s where he got up close to crocodiles, elephants and hippos in the wild in what looked like a very flimsy boat on very large rivers.  Gradually the photographic activity became more important than the fishing, not only in photographing big game but also small creatures collecting round his camp at night.  Over the years that developed into a fascination with butterflies, including their behaviour, and his many award winning images were an inspiration to us all.  John shared details of the equipment used to get pin sharp images with beautiful blurred backgrounds (Sigma 150mm macro lens, monopod with Wimberley clamp and tripod), the most appropriate times of the day or night to get the best shots before the butterflies were warmed up and ready to fly and details of the best locations locally and in Norway, France and Switzerland. 

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His favourite time was early morning before the sun came up crawling on all fours in rain, frost and drenching dew.  As David Harris noted in his vote of thanks, not only did we all now know ‘how to do it’ but also that consistently superb images do not happen without a lot of effort and preparation and a willingness to endure some personal discomfort.  The mental image of early morning dog walkers on Old Winchester Hill viewing with incredulity a soaked John Bogle crawling through the grass waving his camera apparently at nothing in particular will live long in the memory.

Digital Group Meeting on 25th October

At our first meeting of the year on 27th September, a number of the new members made it known they needed help entering an image into one of the editing suits and how to take the first steps in image manipulation.

As a first steps guide, Sheila Tester will demonstrate how to do this using Lightroom. On Tuesday 22nd of November John Howes will demonstrate the same thing using Photoshop. These are two of the most successful photographers in the club and it is hoped those who requested these tutorials will attend.

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Sheila will then give a tutorial on Cross Over Lighting which will involve multiple images, layers and masks in Photoshop. A not to be missed tutorial.

Ater the break Andy Dulson and Jan Davis will demonstrate Printer Profiling using the club’s Spyderprint equipment.

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In the Small Hall at Tangmere Village  Centre at 7.30. Members £3.00. Visitors and those on the club waiting list will be very welcome with a charge of £4.00.

BLACK AND WHITE GROUP – LEE FILTERS – WEDNESDAY 26TH OCTOBER

 

The October meeting of the Black and White group will be held on Wednesday 26th October in the Large Hall at Tangmere commencing at 7:30pm and as usual everyone is welcome, both members and non-members at a charge of £3 and £4 respectively.  Representatives of Lee Filters will be present demonstrating the various effects to be achieved using their products so come along for an informative and enjoyable evening

 

 

RESULTS of SMALL PRINT COMPETITION ROUND 1

Thank you to all club class members who entered the first round of the competition, especially all the new members. Once again the standard was high and judging proved to be very difficult. However, the final images chosen to be held back for the final were:

1st : George Sayer with his image “Chameleon”

2nd: Tim Crabb with “Turkish Market Stall Holder”

3rd: Helenka Boden with “The Feathered Eye”

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Well done to these new members and just a reminder that images for the next round of the competition need to be with me, Linda Bullimore, by 3rd November which is only two weeks away.

SECOND ROUND of THE SMALL PRINT COMPETITION

The second round of the small print competition will be judged on 10th November, so could I please ask for all entries to be with me by the start of the previous meeting on Thursday 3rd November.

This another chance to be chosen to go into the final round next March and is open to all club class members in the print section. So if you missed round 1 then now’s your chance to make amends!

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Just a reminder that your 3 images should have a name and title on the reverse, preferably on a sticky label to avoid damaging your print. If you are still unsure of the rules then they can be accessed here under COMPETITIONS SECTION then COMPETITION RULES: Revised May 2016

IMAGES SELECTED FOR THE INTER-CLUB COMPETITIONS 2016-2017 SEASON

 

Southern Counties Federation  (SCPF)

PDI LEAGUE

 
The Bureaucrat Lorna Brown
Guardian of Mother Russia Mike Davison
This is my Home Peter Rocchiccioli
There is more Action up There Peter Rocchiccioli
Aglais Urticae Ross Laney
Red Grouse in long Grass Sheila   Tester
Church at Vik Sheila   Tester
The Woodshed Supervisor Ann McDonald

 

SCPF PRINT LEAGUE  
A Group of Mycena with Spider Sheila Tester
The Family Heirloom George Atkins
Memento Mori Lorna Brown
I’ve had Enough Mike Davison
The Five Chairs Peter Rocchiccioli
Waiting Ross Laney
The Midas Touch (Tortoiseshell) Ross Laney
The Sawmill Foreman Ann McDonald

 

SCPF PDI EXHIBITION  
Feeding Frenzy Janey Devine
Through the Doorways Ann McDonald
Lying Mirror John Larry
Secrets Mike Davison
Mada Saini outside his Home Peter Rocchiccioli
Black Veined White Ross Laney
A Group of Mycena with Spider Sheila   Tester
The Jetty Sheila   Tester

 

SCPF PRINT EXHIBITION  
Damselflies Mating David Harris
Palouse Contours Glyn Edmunds
A Distance from Now Lorna Brown
The Indian Grandfather Peter Rocchiccioli
Mycena Nargan Sheila Tester
Boy on the Steps Ann McDonald

 

REGNUM PRINT COMPETITION  
West Bay Andy Dulson
A Place to Sit Lynne Owen
Rising Mist over Jasna Lake Mike Hancock
It is only a Game Mike Hancock
Descending Leopard Stephen Tattersall
Indian Old Man John Howes
Tail Pecking Gannets Ann McDonald
Streets of London Stephen Tattersall

 

Sussex Federation  Championships 

PDI OPEN

Weymouth Fishing Floats David Donati
Illuminated Dome Jean Henwood
Wild Party Lynne Owen
Godwits at Pagham Stephen Tattersall
The Mosque at Night Sue Nash
Scooter Rally Tony Street
Sussex Federation  Championship

PDI DEVELOPERS

Two’s Company Frank Sandbach
Misty Morning Justin Hadley
Carla Paul William
Hovering Phillip Acland
The Listener Sarah Nichol
Windswept Sue Watts

 

PAGB PRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS Ellesmere Port
The Trevose Head Lighthouse George Atkins
Botallack Tin Mine George Atkins
The Family Heirloom George Atkins
Tracey 3/2/9 Glyn Edmunds
Three Sighted Mice Jean Brooks
The Bureaucrat Lorna Brown
Man with Brolly Mike Davison
Long Walk Home Pete Bamforth
Madi Saini outside his Home Peter Rocchiccioli
There is more Action up There Peter Rocchiccioli
Red Grouse in Long Grass Sheila Tester
A Group of Mycena with Spider Sheila Tester
PLATE ROUND
Long Walk Home Pete Bamforth
Made Saini outside his Home Peter Rocchiccioli
Travoise Head Lighthouse George Atkins
Church at Vik Sheila Tester
The Midas Touch Ross Laney

 

Portrait Group Kick off meeting Wednesday 19th October

The portrait group meets for the first time on Wednesday 19th October in the small hall at Tangmere at 7.30.

Members who have taken portraits during last seasons events are requested to bring about 30 or more (up to 60) on a usb memory to show during the meeting.

Also any members who have not participated in our activities are welcome to bring some of their portraits to show as well.

We will also present the schedule of planned activities and discuss any suggestions for additional activities.

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