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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.

Stephen Tattersall-Streets of London-10

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







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.


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


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.


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.


Chairmans blog 24th March

Congratulations to Keith Sawyer getting his Gold Medal from the RPS in the Creative Group  Exhibition for his image  “Isolation” which we have not seen.  Here it is.


Also well done Andrew Coe for his LRPS.

The latest results from the SCPF will be announced tonight. Just to say we did very well.

Peter gave us an understanding of the important work of the Selection Committee in selecting images for competitions summarised in this document  link:

http://Chichester Club Overview on Competitions

Last Thursdays meeting of an extraordinary Video show with sound (AV) for those who like abbreviations spanned a range of moving serious and humorous contributions from friends of our club and Graham Sergeant and Carole Speight.  Carole who put together  beautiful images with an appropriate sound track life the  enjoyment way beyond an ordinary slide show.  Graham also communicated in fascinating way the heroism of Shackleton in his AV.  We look forward to more and encourage members to have a go.


The AV team Graham Sergeant, Carole Speight, Jean Mills and Bob Sherrard from Hailsham Camera Club.

The digital group was also a success on Tuesday where Lightroom on location was demonstrated very well by sheila Tester with support form Lorna Brown.  For some of us who have tried Hipstamatic the demonstration and the superb images from Janey Devine open up a new avenue.


Congratulations to the following group members who won awards in International Exhibitions recently

SUE NASH won a FIAP Ribbon in the 4th MOF International Exhibition

SUE NASH also won an Honorable Mention in the 1st Atlantic International Exhibition

JOHN HOWES won a Silver Medal in the 4th Miroc Digital Circuit

LORNA BROWN won a Judges Ribbon at the RPS Digital Imaging Group’s Print Exhibition 2016. This exhibition gives only seven awards overall, so well done Lorna.