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Chairmans Blog 1st November

Our webpage has  posted  Thursdays PDI results and our good results from the SXPF and the forthcoming events:  SCPF competitions, Portrait Group shoots , PAGB  meeting on Monday and Mike Read on the Falklands islands Thursday  and check out The Workshop with Jeff Morgan on the 14th Nov and don’t miss

The Ice Track Expeditions talk on Wednesday at the Assembly Rooms and order your tickets from the RPS at,

We all enjoyed the evening of excellent PDI images from the beginners and Intermediate members showing a very high standard of work. The judge Alan Cooke was very good at putting his red spot on the key elements that would improve the images. The issues that repeated themselves in his sympathetic constructive comments that pursue us all photographers were cropping, background clutter and all the finesses that need to be perfect in portraits.

He complemented many of the photographers with being brave with portraits and finding interesting angles and new subjects and in particular gave extra points to those who got up early to get sunrise images.

Jan Davis




The next meeting of the PAGB Group is on Monday 2nd November at 7.00pm. Because we look at both Prints and PDIs there is a lot of setting up to do so please come along at 6.50 to help set up. As usual we will try to see and comment on the work of everyone attending.


Digital group Meeting 27th October

Lorna Brown

An Introduction to Composite Image Making with Layers and masks

Ann McDonald

Ann will give a tutorial showing how to draw the best out of an image and guide the viewers eye to the important part of the image.

Ann has asked for images for her to use for demonstration purposes. If you have an image which you think is “almost there” but just needs that extra something please send the file as an attachment to Ann by Sunday 25th at the latest.


Site Passwords

Just a reminder to all members about password security. The recent hacking of Talk-Talk is very much in the news and in among the hype and doom being churned out by the newspapers one important thing comes across.

You should never use re-use passwords between web sites.

I do hope when you chose the password for this site you did not use the same password as you use for your internet banking or other private web sites.

If you suspect you did, please click on the Forgot Password link and change your password to something different.

If you have trouble remembering your passwords you might want to try a password safe such as KeePass.

6-30th October Photographic Exhibition: Nina Borowsky at the Portsmouth Central Library

6-30th October Photographic Exhibition: Nina Borowsky at the Portsmouth Central Library – Peter Rocchiccioli thinks this is a really good and very contemporary exhibition for members to go and see. He truly recommends it.

The statement below goes with the images, not your simple club photography. Must be seen to be appreciated.

Nina Borowsky

I spent my childhood growing up amongst picturesque fields and mountains, which cultivated my passion for nature and moving image.

After a four-year degree at university in Theatre Production I worked as a television producer for nine years. Eventually when I moved to the south of England my growing interest in imagery led me to photography.

My work explores a dreamy and romanticized view of contemporary landscapes and the human interaction within, all through careful observation and minimal digital alteration. The images are captured like a moment that is flashing by in a film and captured as a still or the continuation of the film that is life.

Working in two different styles, the portraits search out the relationships people have with each other, themselves and their work in different setting and locations.


Dear Club Secretaries

I am writing to invite you and your member to Southampton CC on Monday 16 November when the speakers are  two high profile members of Chichester CC:
Ann McDonald, ARPS, DPAGB and Peter Rocchiccioli, ARPS, BA(Hons), AFIAP.
Peter is currently vice-President of the SCPF.
Will you please circulate the attached flyer to your members and to anyone else you feel may be interested.
We hope to see you there.
Best wishes
Heather Wagstaff
Programme Secretary
Southampton Camera Club
Click on the image below to see the flyer:
SCC 16 November 2015

More Salon Successes for PAGB Group Members at Tallaght International Salon of Photography

 Tallaght 25th International Salon of Photographic Art

  • Contratulatons to GEORGE ATKINS who had 8 Print acceptances in the Salon. He was also awarded a FIAP Silver Medal and a Ribbon
  • Congratulations to JOHN HOWES who had 7 PDI acceptances in the Salon.
  • Congratulations to LORNA BROWN who had 4 PDI acceptances in the Salon .
  • Well done to all of them. It is a great achievement to gain acceptances and awards in this prestigious FIAP & PSA international Salon.