The new web site has different user names and passwords from the previous web site (maintained by Pete King). You will need to have a user name and password to be able to log into this site and see information we only want to be available to club members, such as competitions results.
If you do not have a login and password you need to find the Lost Password button at the bottom of the home page (see below and circled in red):
Then press this and you will be taken to to the following screen:
enter the email address you have given the club and follow the instructions given and in the emails you will receive.
If you have problems please contact me (Jeff Owen)
Next week’s special interest group meeting is the RPS group. This group supports Club members and visitors who are interested in working towards the Royal Photographic Society awards. You are very welcome to come along to find out more about the group – there is no need to bring images, but if you have work you’d like to have considered in developing an RPS panel (that is a collection of images that work together) do bring them along. No need to make them full size, or mounted at this stage. 7.30 in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, with a cost of £3 for members and £4 for visitors
Aperture Books, one of the Club’s sponsors, are offering 50% discount on their deluxe photobooks. Dave Abbott tells us this offer – which you can find in the Annual Exhibition catalogue – has been extended to the end of January 2016 for Club members.
Joy Whiting alerted members to a special offer at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – a wonderful place for photographers. There is currently a flash sale offering half price entry for the ‘all attractions’ inclusive tickets, plus a website 20% reduction. ‘All attraction’ tickets give entry for a year. Follow this link to see the details
An enjoyable Print Group last night – with some brave new members who shared their images with us for helpful comments,. Pete Bamforth brought along his latest print book, a record of his recent visits to Birmingham. Pete’s images are always stunning, and this latest superb A3 publication from Aperture took advantage of the 50% reduction Aperture offers Club members and friends in the Annual Exhibition catalogue. You’ll have to be quick to use the voucher code – it expires at the end of the month.
Print Group meets again on 10th November – do join us!
The Camera Club made a bid to West Sussex County Council on behalf of the Tangmere Village Centre Users’ Group for a grant towards a defibrillator, and we heard yesterday this was successful. The defibrillator will be available for all users of the hall, should the need arise. The £1,000 grant will be topped up by the Parish Council.
I’m covering for Jan while he’s away for a while and had the pleasure of introducing Tim Pile yesterday evening. Tim is a self-confessed amateur photographer, but one of the highest standards, and a highly awarded photographer with a world-wide reputation at that. He self deprecatingly also claimed to be the creator of the most corny talk tiles, and it has to said that his ‘Have I got nudes for you’, while clear in its intent, does some disservice to the beauty and quality of his images, many shot with just superb natural light in the natural and built environments. He’ll be back in area at Bognor Camera Club next April if you missed his polished and excellent presentation – or indeed would like to see it again.
Next week there’s a change to the programme as Barry Senior, who was to judge the first Advanced PDI of the Year Competition, was caught up in the accident on the A27 earlier this week. I’m pleased to say he was unhurt, but he and his wife were pretty shaken. We wish them both a speedy recovery, and will be pleased to welcome Giles Barkley as out judge who has kindly stepped in.
The deadline for entries is today (8th October). If you have not uploaded your entries please go to The Upload Site and select the appropriate competition. If you have any issues please contact me (Jeff Owen).
We are making the Christmas card for the Mayor of Chichester. Please send your images to me by email before Wednesday midday. I will then take images to Mayor to make their choice and Peter Rocchiccioli will contact the winner for a full size file. Good luck.
Come along to the Portrait Shoot 50s & 60s “the age of dinosaur portraiture” with Reg Wilson Tuesday at 7:30 and Melissa as our model.
Don’t miss the Nudes that Tim Pile has for us, Thursday the 8th October. Also the En Print Competition first round.
Gavin Hoey is doing the rounds and you can catch him the 19th Oct at Southampton Camera Club, 27th Oct at Worthing Camera Club and the 12 th Nov at Southwick Camera Club. Check their websites for location and timing.
Thursdays meeting was a resounding success with Pete Whieldon’s incredible engagement and dedication that rewarded us with a series of outstanding wild life images coupled with his explanations how they were achieved. He brought along his array of equipment and his owls that were as silent and enraptured as all our members.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.