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Chairman’s blog 11th April

We congratulate The Focus Group for their 10th anniversary and most successful exhibition to date with over 1000 visitors. Well done and we are proud to have so eminent members in our club.

Last Thursday with our very own Steve Marsh and Mike Davison we were entertained by some brilliant images in the street photography genre. The amount of effort and dedication needed to get the level of variety and range and humour in the images should not be underestimated as revealed by the explanation of the background to the images. It is so refreshing to see so many images showing humanity in different situations and in the tradition of the famous photographers that are on show in the exhibition at the Barbican “Strange and Familiar”. Check out Steves’ images on Flickr  here: Steves Flickr

The Spring Exhibition is the next most important event at the end of next week. Hanging of images on Saturday 23rd April morning to finish before opening at 10am.   There are still some flyers to collect and distribute, raffle prizes to donate and dont miss signing up for the dinner Saturday night. All can be done this Thursday

The Print Group meets tomorrow Tuesday 12th April.  Lets help each other choose images for the Print Panel Competition on the 21st April and images for the Annual Exhibition. deadline 12th May.

The Black and White Group meet this Wednesday the 13th . At this meeting we will be discussing how to see in Black and White and help members to understand this subject a bit more.

At the SxPF, Sussex Photographic Federation print competition Chichester was equal 6th/18 in the Development group along with Storrington. 397 points. Winner was Bognor with 414 points.In the Open we didn’t do as well, equal 11th/18 along with Littlehampton with 381 points. Winners were Eastbourne with 413 points.

Club Results table

Considering we do not submit images from our advanced group in this class and are competing with the best from the other clubs, this is a good result. Well done and thanks to those who were at Burgess Hill representing The Club.

Sad news

We have just learned the very sad news last  night  of the sudden death of Joyce, Peter Rocchiccioli’s wife.  He has requested No Phone Calls.

Our thoughts are with him and his family.

Spring Exhibition

It’s just two weeks to the Spring Exhibition and a few last items on the list!

  • Please return your menu choices and the cash or cheque (payable to Chichester Camera Club) for the dinner on the Saturday at the Walnut Tree, Runcton, to Sarah Nichol by next Thursday, 14th April. Everyone is welcome, not just exhibitors
  • Donations for the raffle gratefully received in the collection box on Club nights!
  • Our wonderful cake makers are asked to please get baking, and give the cakes to Carmel Lynch
  • Please do give a hand – the exhibition might be of new and aspiring photographers’ work, but just like North Mundham, it is for everyone and help with catering, setting up (the ‘strong arms’ for the exhibition stands)  and stewarding is needed – and enjoyable!

And finally – do come along.  The images are once again of a very high standard and a broad range of subjects and the event provides an easy relaxed social occasion – with plenty of cake of course.

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April 12th Print Group

This month’s Print Group on 12th April at 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere will concentrate on the upcoming Print Panel Competition and the Annual Exhibition.  Considering how to combine prints into a successful panel and how to put together a good entry for the exhibition, we will look at which mounts to use, which images complement each other best – and how to make a hanging plan, which you will need for the Print Panel Competition and can supply with your exhibition entry.

Bring along work you are thinking about for these events, even if it is  work in progress. ALL members who submit work for the Annual Exhibition will have at least one image shown – a thought through submission can be even more successful.  Come and find out how.

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John Howes The Final Approach, featured at the 2015 exhibition

 

Chairmans Blog 2nd April

The last heat in the Beginners and Intermediate print competition was an impressive show of original and very good images from which the judge Tony Oliver managed to select the very best giving very valuable comments and advice on all entries. Tony Oliver could not resist in pointing out the best image of the evening from Stephen Tattersall.

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A team of members helped the Focus Exhibition to get set up on Thursday and Friday in the Assembly Rooms in Chichester, the exhibition is a must for all members.

Pete Rocchiccioli presented the essence of the updated Competiton Rules which are on the webpage and are open for comments.

Revised Competition Rules

You must visit Peter’s Exhibition in Havant.  Peter has offered to host our visit if we warn him when a group members come together

Facebook People of Havant

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Lorna announced the Guidelines for the Summer Exhibition that are also on the webpage for information.

Annual Exhibition Guidelines

Visit the new External Competitions Tab for all the latest news about our participant, dates and results  Link  External competitions

 

 

Chairman’s Blog 29th March

Events to look forward to are the last Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition on Thursday being judged by Tony Oliver and the opening of the Focus Group Exhibition on Saturday the 2nd April until Saturday the 9th open from 10 to 5.

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At Thursdays meeting we celebrated our Presidents Jeanne Bevis’s birthday with an Easter egg as a token of our appreciation.

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At the meeting the quality and objectiveness in judging we always experience from Chris Palmer was demonstrated in judging the last Advanced print competition. He had a difficult task in ranking the very best images, which were of the highest standard. He gave very relevant comments on the images that did not reach the top scores. His encouragement and positive feedback and praise for the ability within the club was well received.

The results from the SCPF championship confirmed the high level of photography within the club as we won the Print Championship outright with 4 points ahead of the second place Southampton and we were third in the PDI championship 5 points behind the winner. Ross Laney was presented a bronze medal by SCPF Vice President Peter Rocchiccioli for his print appropriately called “The Midas Touch” getting 15 points out of a maximum of 15. Ross and Keith Sawyer also got Highly Commended getting 14 points.

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Well done all those who contributed prints and PDIs making the selection committees job difficult in succeeding to choose the best work to represent the club.

I am sure there are participants in the Spring Exhibition who still need to provide their CV to Kim Tattersall and hanging plan to Lorna. Best get on with it!

 

 

 

Google Nik Collection

Google have announced that as from 24th March the Nik Collection will be available absolutely free. Anyone who purchased in 2016 will receive a refund automatically.

This represents a great opportunity for those who have not yet invested in these plug-ins to do so without cost and add these powerful editing tools to their editing suite.