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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

Tombola and Sales Table North Mundham

Now is the chance to help fill the tombola table with things that turned up at Christmas and would be appropriate to be part of the tombola prizes at North Mundham. Bring them along Thursday.


Mike Davison and Carmel Lynch

Sales table at North Mundham

Jon and Joan Barham are collecting items for the sales table at North Mundham which risks to be a real treasure trove. So any items you would like to sell with a percentage or all the proceeds to the club please contact Jon or Joan to ensure they have them when required.

Jon and Joan Barham

December Salon successes for PAGB Group members


  • George Atkins was awarded a SACC Gold Medal for ‘Botallack Tin Mine’,  along with several other acceptances
  • Ann McDonald was awarded a PSA Silver Medal for  ‘Through the Doorways’, along with several other acceptances
  • Lorna Brown was awarded a PSA Ribbon for ‘Memento Mori’, along with several other acceptances

There were also acceptances for other PAGB Group members. Those also gaining acceptances at the salon were

  • Sheila Tester
  • John Howes
  • Ronnie Hall
  • Sue Nash

Congratulations  to all. It is a terrific achievement to gain awards and/or acceptances at these International Salons of Photography where one is competing against the best in the world.


Digital Group Meetings in the New Year (2016)

Tuesday 26th January

As you know Keith Sawyer is already down to give us a talk on

“My way with Composites”

The good news is he has now agreed to fill the second part of the evening with a tutorial “Cutting out Difficult Objects”

This will be Keith’s first opportunity to show his undoubted skills to members of the Digital Group and I am sure he will be well supported.

Tuesday 23rd February

Just a reminder that Richard Curtis will be with us in the main hall.

Richard is Principal Solutions Consultant for Adobe Europe and as he showed when he visited us in November 2014 he is well worth listening to. We have promised him a full house so make sure the date is in your diary.


Spring Exhibition 23rd & 24th April 2016

Following a successful launch of the exhibition for ‘New and Aspiring Photographers’ last April, this event for Beginner and Intermediate workers returns to Tangmere Village Centre on 23rd & 24th April 2016.  This offers a chance to show your work in any size, any format and in any layout on a 6 x 4 panel.  Your can register now and it’s on a first come, first served basis so be quick! To register  just click here to download the registration form, fill it in and give it with your £10 hanging fee to Lorna Brown by Thursday 18th February 2016 at the very latest.  Please make cheques payable to Chichester Camera Club, NOT CCC.

Last year’s exhibition at TangmereSpring expo 2015-1

Chairmans Blog 14th December

Congratulations Graham Sergeant for being awarded a PAGB Gold medal at the Great Northern Festival held in December for his audio-visual sequence “Beeswing”. [The sequence is the homeless project.] This will be shown at the club on the 17 March 2016. In his response he thanked Carole Speight and Pete Bamforth for their support and contribution to the success.


The RPS group is meeting tomorrow the 14th to combine serious analysis of potential RPS submissions and mince pies

Ann is still looking for volunteers to bake potatoes for the North Mundham supper on the Saturday. She needs five more people to bake ten potatoes each. Lorna, Lynne and Mike D have already kindly volunteered. Lorna and Lynne have offered to bake twenty if necessary but I think it is less trouble for them if we have more volunteers. Contact Ann by email.

Next weeks quiz night will require refreshment and fun so please bring a bit of both. We would like to take a photograph of all medal winners in the year so please bring your medals.

At Thursdays meeting Rob de Ruiter judged the beginners and intermediate print competition with his animated and lively manner and with comments that were absolutely too the point. It was an enjoyable evening as he was very considerate engaging in a dialogue with the photographers about their prints that achieved 10 points. We look forward to see him again as he is always welcome in our club. The results are already on the website as are the standings (need for log in)

Print Group Tuesday 8th December

We had a lively Print Group meeting this week, with a particular look at different papers and the different effects they gave to the same original image.

Dave Abbott brought along a stack of images by the late Charlie Sayers, some dating from the 1930s .  Among these wonderful action shots and portraits was this handsome young fellow, taken in the mid-70s.  No prizes for recognizing Club stalwart Charlie Roe!

We’ll meet again on the 12th January at 7.30 as usual in the small hall.  That’s conveniently a week before the next Beginner and Intermediate Print Competition deadline, so do bring along work you’re thinking about entering.Charlie Roe portrait

Santa visits Tangmere

Santa was on his sleigh in the car park at the Coop Tangmere on Friday afternoon.

The pictures I took of Santa and the families are available to be sent to you by email. Small contact prints are on the notice board at the Tangmere Village Centre so if you send me the number of the image via the contact form on this page I will send you the file.

Maybe some of you gave me your address but the email did not get through so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Happy Christmas to the Tangmere young families

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Richard Curtis of Adobe

In his latest blog Richard runs through the latest updates to Photoshop CC

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