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
The new Black and White group met for the first time on Wednesday 17th February. The meeting was well attended and extra seating was brought in.
Group leader Ray Acland ran through an outline programme for future group meetings and expressed the hope that now the group had restarted it would be well supported.
Black and White images produced in the darkroom from film were the shown by Graham Sergeant and Dave Abbott showing the difference in print s which could be achieved by various developer and paper combinations. After the break John Howes and Ross Laney show recent digital Black and White images.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 2nd March when George Atkins will demonstrate how to get the best Black and White rendition by first manipulating the colour file to maximum effect.
Further news on the inaugural meeting of the RPS Landscape Group from Paul Graber, the Events Co-ordinator at the RPS, to be held on 2nd April. Meet up at 10.30 at Chichester Cross, a couple of hours of urban photography, then down to West Wittering after lunch, hoping for long exposures/ sunset, weather, and car park hours permitting. Paul would like to know if Club members are interested in joining the meeting, and about places to eat and good photo sites.
If you would let me know, I will pass the information on to Paul.
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.
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