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Chairmans Blog, AGM


Over 50 members attended the AGM.

Members were praised for their contributions to the season for organising exhibitions, subgroups, trips, gaining honours in the RPS, PAGB, medals and acceptances in external competitions and salons. Glyn Edmunds was praised in particular for his excellent program. The new competition rules were approved. The next season’s committee and post holders were voted in as follows:

Position Name
Management Committee
Chair Lorna Brown
Vice Chair Mike Hancock
Secretary Liz Boden
Treasurer David Harris
Committee 1 David Abbott
Committee 2 David Donati
Committee 3 Kim Tattersall
Exhibition Sec Wojtek Boden
Membership Sec Vanessa Stern
Print Comp Sec John Dean
Program Sec 16/17 Glyn Edmunds
Program Sec 17/18 Glyn Edmunds
SCPF Rep Sheila Tester
Post Holders
Small Print Sec Linda Bullimore
External Exhibitions J & J Barham
PDI Comp Sec Jeff Owen
Publicity Sec Cath Walter
Regnum Crouch Mem Baybars
Sussex Fed Mem Baybars
Selection C Chair Peter Rocchiccioli
Selection Com 1 Glyn Edmunds
Selection Com 2 Sheila Tester
Selection Com 3 Carole Speight
Selection Com 4 John Howes
Selection Observer Sarah Nichol
Selection Observer Carmel Lynch
Financial Exam Sarah Nichol

The meeting was made more enjoyable by the amount of  delicious snacks available at the break.

Looking forward to a new season with Lorna Brown in the Chair from the opening of the summer exhibition where she will get the keys and club emblem. An extremely competent committee supports her.

Thanks to all who have served the club during my time as chair.

Jan Davis


PDI of the Year 2016

The results for 2016 PDI of the year are:


Peter Rocchiccioli, This is my Home


John Larry, Dawn in Africa


Lorna Brown, The Bureaucrat

Highly Commended:

Andy Dulson, Strange Stories

Lorna Brown, Memento Mori

Lynne Owen, Wild Party at the Beach Hut

Stephen Tattersall, Majestic Gull


Peter Rocchiccioli-This is My Home-9

Peter Rocchiccioli’s winning PDI of the Year, This is my Home


DAVID HARRIS_AsianSwallowtail


The PAGB Group meets on Monday 6th June 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 we will look at both Prints and PDIs with a view to assessing their suitability for Salon submissions and/or inclusion in a prospective panel for a PAGB distinction.

pagb awards for photographic merit advisory day


A PAGB Awards for Photograhic Merit Advisory Day                               will be held on                                                                                                                     Sunday 30th October 2016, 9.00am -5.00pm


PAGB Supported 

Led by ROD WHEELANS and members of the APM Team

Hosted by THE SOUTHERN PHOTOGRAPHIC FEDERATION                Facilitated by  The PAGB Group of The Chichester Camera Club

This workshop is intended for those who are thinking of applying for one of the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit, CPAGB, DPAGB and MPAGB. Participants will have the opportunity to have a prospective panel of images assessed by experienced adjudicators and will receive advice and feedback on the standard of their work and the award level for which they should aim.

COST (to include tea/coffee)                                                                                    £18 for those bringing images for advice, £6 for observers.

CONTACT                                                                                                                             For further information and a booking form please email                        Ann McDonald ARPS DPAGB   at         giving your name, telephone number and the level of award for which you are aiming.

Because of the limited numbers of places available for participants there will be a high demand for tickets. Early booking is strongly recommended.


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.

Upload Site


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.