Next week we have the PAGB Group on Monday, the Print Group on Tuesday, the Portrait workshop on Wednesday and Rosemary Wilman Hon FRPS “About Time & More” on Thursday.
Deadlines for the 3rd Adv print competition this Thursday and the 17th for the Beginners and Intermediate print competition. Also deadline for the hanging plan for the Spring Exhibition is the 24th March.
On Thursdays Club Meeting we realised how high the standard is in the PDI images in the First Division of the SCPF league. The judging by Steve Smith was very precise and fair. He gave excellent relevant comments to support his scoring. By giving points from 4 to 10 managed to differentiate between the images and separate the clubs. We should be prepared in our own competitions to have a wider range of scores when the judges are as skilled as Steve in their analysis.
Our highest scoring image was from Janey Devine “I am Telling You” and we finished as 3rd the behind Southampton, New Forest and Bracknell finishing 5th overall. Well done to all our PDI entrants: Frank Adams, George Atkins, David Harris, Trevor Sims, Peter Searight, Pietro Rocchiccioli, Sheila Tester and Janey Devine.
Our position at the top of the First Division of the SCPF Print League looks secure.
The En-print competition ended with very strong entries by Ed Feldmanis winning the first three paces in competition with very good images. Well done Ed.
When uploading PDIs for Tangmere Spring exhibition or the main summer exhibition (Prints or PDI) you now may optionally add in the location of the entry.
To specify the location you need to add it to the title field. In this example we assume the entry is called “A fine shot of the Cathedral” and it was taken in Chichester. So the title to be entered would be:
“A fine shot of the Cathedral@ Chichester”
In other words the location starts after the @ character. This is optional so if you don’t want to include a location just omit the @.
The final of the Enprint Competition was held last night, 3rd March.
Huge congratulations to Ed Feldmanis who swept the board with his three winning images.
1st place was “Cold Dawn”, 2nd “Reviving Past Glory” and 3rd “Wakehurst Water Gardens”.
Congratulations are also due to Mem Baybars, Terence Powling and Bill Harding who also had images in the final. Throughout the year nine different photographers took part in the competition, submitting a total of seventy five images, so a big thank you to all the people who took part.
It should be said from the selection committee that it was a fantastic response from the membership who had real difficulty in choosing the images, spoilt for choice hopefully the results will show that.
We will be posting latest standings inSCPF leagues soon.
John Chamberlin gave us an amazing collections of images of landscapes and wildlife in his talk “Near and Far” from so many places he had visited in the last 2 years. His enthusiasm and engagement was rewarded in the quality and beauty of his photographs.
This week we are looking forward to Ray Ackland’s second Black and White evening on Wednesday. Thursday’s meeting, The SCPF PDI league competition will give us a chance to see the images from clubs we are competing with in the league judged by Steve Smith FRPS,
Next week we have a PAGB group meeting on Monday the 7th and Print Group on Tuesday the 8th and on Wednesday a Portrait Worksop with Reg Wilson where all who come can take photographs.
I called in to see Liz and Wojtek Boden on Friday to take Liz the flowers and card from the Club. For those who haven’t yet heard, Liz had a stroke about two weeks ago. As strokes go, this could have been much worse, she was in hospital only a short while, is home recuperating, has had no physical effects but – very cruelly for Liz – her speech is somewhat impaired and she tires very quickly. Wojtek says she is a model patient and he’s making a fine nurse! They were both very touched to hear from the Club and to know we are all wishing Liz a very swift and full recovery. We look forward to seeing them both back at the Club very soon.
Next Thursday 3rd March will see the judging of all the winning images from the five rounds of this year’s competition. The fifteen images were taken by four photographers from the Beginners section of the club; well done to all of them for consistently showing good quality images. The three overall winning images will be enlarged and included in the Summer exhibition.
On 23rd February Richard Curtis made his long awaited return visit to the club Digital Group. The meeting was held in the main hall at Tangmere and was very well attended by club members supplemented by welcome visitors from Bognor, Hayling and other local clubs.
Richard gave his usual “tour de force” performance covering a wide range of subjects and answering questions from the audience as the evening progressed. Amongst the subjects covered were the latest updates in both Lightroom and Photoshop CC. He also demonstrated workflow, moving between Lightroom and Photoshop using smart objects.
He also covered Lightroom mobile, manipulating images whilst on the mobile device and transferring the worked on images to Lightroom on iMac or PC.
In her vote of thanks, Lorna summed up the evening, vowing to rush home and start work whilst she could still remember some of the considerable amount of information Richard had given us.
Tutorials by Richard can be found on www,youtube.com/user/RichardCurtisDI
Richard will also be heavily involved in the Adobe Theatre at the Photography Show at NEC from 19th to 22nd March. The programme for the Adobe Theatre was published here on 26th January.
As a result of Richard’s visit we are actively considering taking some of the subjects he covered and perhaps with the help of his blogs deal with them more fully and at a more pedestrian pace.
Congratulations are in order to John Larry who has achieved his 100th award on the international salon circuit! That’s some achievement on John’s part, and – if memory serves – he’s got something like 1000 acceptances. Those of us working towards our AFIAP and even EFIAP awards are in awe of John’s success rate and send him our warmest congratulations.
John Larry’s Dawn in Africa, which scored 10 in the 1st Advance PDI competition this year
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