Next Thursday, Feb 18th, is the deadline for the last round of this season’s Enprint competition, so please pass your images to me (Linda Bullimore) at the meeting.The images will be judged the following week and the 3 winning entries will go forward to the Final Judging in March. So you still have a chance to be one of the overall winners for this season. Anyone may enter, even if you have never entered the competition before. Images need to be between 4 by 6 and 5 by 7 inches with minimal cropping and no significant digital enhancement such as cloning or adding texture etc. However pressing “auto” to improve colour and exposure in a post processing package is acceptable. You may print your own images or get them commercially printed and they can be from digital files or negatives.
Please note that Bognor Camera Club have let us know that the costs of hiring transport for a joint trip to the Photography Show next month are too high to be viable. Members wishing to go might want to ask around for others to car share with instead.
A reminder that the re-launched Black and White Group will meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th February in the small hall at Tangmere. All are welcome, including visitors, £3 for Club Members, £4 non-members. Further details are available from Ray Acland, who has kindly stepped in to co-ordinate this meeting, which we hope is just the first of many more to come for those of us wishing to explore the techniques of mono photography.
Eagle-eyed Ray Acland spotted a two line entry in the latest RPS magazine about an inaugural meeting of the RPS Landscape Group to be held in Chichester on the 2nd April. Subsequently, I have contacted Tim Parish who chairs the group who put me in contact with RPS Events Co-ordinator Paul Graber, who is organising the event. Paul is the Chairman of Guildford Photographic Society and a regular visitor to our Annual Exhibition – and complimentary about our work! He would appreciate our assistance in identifying photogenic sites in Chichester, and then perhaps in West Wittering. More news will follow.
John Howes wonders if anyone has a set of used cartridges to test if an acquired Epson R1800 printer is working. Cartridge # T0540 to T0549? If you can help John please contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tel 01243771094 Mob 07855435580.
Print Group tomorrow provides an opportunity to bring along work in progress to share and discuss with other group members. Perhaps you’re looking ahead to the Spring Exhibition in April or the forthcoming print competitions in March – or even starting to think about the Annual Exhibition? You’re also welcome to bring along fully worked up images you would just like to share, or – especially if you haven’t tried the Print Group yet – just come along to see what it’s about. All welcome, 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre.
The deadline for registering for the Spring Exhibition, which takes place at the Tangmere Village Centre on Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th April, is fast approaching. The exhibition is for members in the Beginner and Intermediate classes and there are a few places remaining. If you would like to take part, download the form here, and give it to Lorna Brown along with the £10 hanging fee by 17th February.
We welcomed Sue Sibley as our judge on Thursday, and had a very enjoyable evening seeing very good work from both Beginners and Intermediates. Sue’s judging was enthusiastic and very informative, with plenty of sound technical advice. Sue’s has a very strong sense of composition, and a particular enjoyment of colour and lighting. She clearly enjoys the quirky and was encouraging of more experimental work, as well as having a considerable interest in the photographer’s thought processes behind the image.
As the current Chair of Southampton International Exhibition, we were very grateful to Sue not just for such an informative evening, but that she collected out members’ print entries for SIE!
Sue Nash’s ‘Frozen Spring’
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