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Load screens etc on Friday afternoon at Tangmere

We will be helping load screens etc on Friday afternoon at Tangmere to take to North Mundham. I am hoping we can start taking the equipment out of the store rooms about 2.45 before the van arrives after 3.00.  Hopefully there will be enough strong helpers.  Also for taking down returning all to Tangmere on Sunday.


SCPF Awards for The Club, George Atkins and Keith Sawyer

Friday night grand opening of The Southern Counties Photographic Federation exhibition and awards presentation.

Presentations by Tony Oliver SCPF President.

Peter Rocchiccioli receiving certificate for the Club second position in the PDIs

George Atkins getting his Silver medal for second place in the print section.

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Keith Sawyer gained a certificate for his ‘Mind Games’ as Highly Commended PDI.

Well done

Cakes to sell to Visitors at North Mundham Exhibition

I will be happy to receive cakes either home made, bought, or donations, in which case I will purchase on your behalf.  Cakes that sell well are, Victoria Sandwich, Sponge Cakes, Chocolate Cakes, Lemon Drizzle, Fudge Cakes, Coffee Cakes, Chocolate Brownies, Carrot Cake, Cheese Cake, Date & Walnut Cake, etc.

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Please bring next Thursday at CCC meeting, or Friday 15th after 5:00pm at North Mundham Village Hall.  If you miss those two dates,   bring your cakes along on Saturday 16th from 9:00am onwards.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sheila Tester


Chairmen’s Blog 8th January

We started 2016 with cinematographer Nick Eriksson who showed us an excerpt from his film A Dark Reflection and some brilliant short films and a music video. He gave us an insight into the preplanning and execution in making these films and achieving a ‘look’ and both tension and calm with longish sequences with little dialogue and appropriate music and above all superb images. All our senses were affected by the impact of the visual sequences demonstrating the power of cinema and how it is integral to the creation of images. We wish Nick good luck with his future projects and appreciated his dedication and professionalism and enjoyed his excellent presentation and good responses to all the  members questions.

It was underlined that the clubs exhibitions: The Advanced Workers at North Mundham, The Spring Exhibition and Summer Exhibition are the responsibility of all the members in the club to make a success, not just the exhibitors but all the others who contribute.

Ray Acland announced the (re)start up of the Black and White Group with two meetings so far on Wednesday the 17th February and 2nd March.  There was a show of hands indicating an interest in this initiative.



Print Group 12th January

The first Print Group meeting of 2016 is on Tuesday 12th January – and with the deadline for the next Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition on Thursday, perfect timing to bring along prints you are thinking about entering.  As always, work in progress for discussion, fully developed work for sharing or prints from the ‘archive’ all very welcome.  Or just come along to see what goes on!

7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere – £3 for members and £4 for visitors.


4th Round Of the Enprint Competition Coming Up Soon

For those of you who missed the earlier post, this is a reminder that the next round of the Enprint Competition will be judged on Thursday January 21st.

There is no set theme for this round and entries need to be with me by the previous week (14th January). Apologies that this is the same deadline date as the main print competition.

As usual prints need to be between 4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 7″ with minimal cropping and minimal digital manipulation. You may print your own or have them commercially processed. I look forward to seeing some  excellent images as usual.

The final round will be judged on 25th February and all the winning entries from the previous rounds will be judged on 10th March to find the final three winning images to go into the Annual Exhibition and to find the overall winner of the Enprint cup. So you only have two more rounds to have a chance of being selected ……….!

Chairmans Blog New Years Day 2016

We finished 2015 with a quiz night and plenty of good cheer and a series of further honours for our members in medals and acceptances in Salons. A welcome collection for the Snowdrop Trust and sale of Christmas Cards from St Wilfrids Hospice and Photographic Contribution to the Tangmere Village concluded our various contributions to the local community.

Our new members have shown great results in the beginner’s en prints, beginners and intermediate competitions. The en print competition is very close before the final rounds and with a open subject should encourage more competitors to the 4th round deadline 14th January.


This year 2016 heralds a further program of exciting club meetings with excellent speakers and judges. In particular the meeting on the 7th January next week with Cinematographer Nick Eriksson will be a welcome look into the wider sphere of image making.

The subgroups that have loyal followers are a perfect way of getting into the social ring within the club and are proven to improve the photography of all the participants. Do come along and participate as these are smaller and give ample opportunity to interact with other members of the club. Those on the waiting list are especially welcome as this gives a taste of what the club is about.

New this year will be two meetings dedicated to Black and White scheduled on Wednesday the 17th Feb and 2nd March organised by Ray Acland. There will also be a follow up meeting in the Portrait Group on the 16th March with an opportunity to take photographs with the lighting and guidance of Reg Wilson. The digital group has again managed to get Richard Curtis from the high echelons within Adobe to amaze us with what is buzzing in Adobe and where we/they are going. The subgroup meeting is on Tuesday the 23rd Feb in the large Hall.

We look forward to the Advanced workers at North Mundham on the 16th and 17th January and the Spring Exhibition at Tangmere on the 23rd and 24th April and finally the Summer Exhibition opening on 12th and open to the public from the 13th to the 20th August in the Assembly Rooms.

Your chance to join Iain McGowan photographic workshops
We still have two rooms available on our East Sussex photographic workshop from Friday afternoon March 18 to Tuesday afternoon March 22 (four nights). Accommodation is in a small very comfortable seafront hotel at Bexhill immediately opposite the iconic De La Warr Pavilion. The photographic itinerary will include Dungeness, the old fishing quarter at Hastings, the De La Warr pavilion, Bodiam Castle, Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters Cliffs and nearby areas of the South Downs. The price for the workshop is £324 excluding evening meal costs.
If any club members are interested in joining us on this workshop, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
Iain  (01243 266094)

Best wishes for getting the shot in 2016.

Quote from Jane Bown

“The best pictures are uninvited. They are suddenly there in front of you. But they are there one minute and gone the next. I mean it is quite easy to take the photograph but difficult to get the shot.”

Jan Davis