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Mike Davison update

I’m very pleased to say that Mike is back home now, and tells me he is under Linda’s strict control for his rehab!  He thanks all members for their messages and good wishes.

We will probably not see Mike at the pre-exhibition meeting (4th August) or the Preview (12th August) but he does hope to visit the exhibition during the week.

A very speedy recovery to you Mike!


Exhibition set up

John Howes has had only one volunteer so far to assist with the exhibition set up.  He needs strong arms  to collect the exhibition stands on Thursday 11th August, and on Friday 12th from 8.45 at the Assembly Room, as well as help with taking down the following Saturday. Please call John on 07855 435580 to offer assistance.


Hampshire Landmarks – images required

David Harris is volunteering with the Rowans Hospice and working with them on a whole range of photographic projects.  This includes sourcing images for the wall of a new building.  For that, the hospice is looking for suitable images of well-known places in their catchment area (South East Hampshire – west to Gosport/Fareham and north to Liss) to create large (3×4 feet) display pictures.

David wonders if Club members might have great images of South East Hampshire landmarks, such as the Spinnaker Tower, that they would be interested in sending in for the team to consider.  The expectation would be that the selected images would be printed professionally by the Rowans and displayed with the author’s accreditation.  They need lots to choose from but will select just a few.

If you have any suitable images, could you send David a jpeg file in the first instance with your name in the filename, which he will forward?  You can find David’s email address in the documents section of the website within the Members only pages.

Annual Exhibition – Volunteers required

There are still a few gaps in the Stewarding Rota for the Annual Exhibition, especially  Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August.  Please contact Lorna Brown if you are able to help on those days.

John Howes also needs strong arms to help collect and set up the exhibition stands, collecting them on Thursday 11th August and setting up on Friday 12th, as well as taking down on the following Saturday.  Please call John on 07855 435580 if you can assist.

Mike Davison news

I’m sorry to say that Mike Davison is in hospital following a heart attack .  Mike was unwell but only went to his doctor some days after the event and was promptly sent off to Worthing Hospital.  He had hoped to come home before bypass surgery in Brighton, but things are a little more serious than first thought so is having to wait in hospital for his transfer.

He would be very pleased to have brief emails from fellow Club Members, but prefers not to have cards – not least as he will be on the move.

Members who don’t have Mike’s email address already can find it by logging in to the Members’ area of the website where you will find it in the ‘Useful phone numbers and email addresses’ in Important Documents under the Documents flag.

I know we all wish him and Linda well and a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him at the Exhibition Opening which he has promised to be at.

Michael Davison-Man with BrollyMike Davison: Man with brolly


Pietro Rocchiccioli_Mada_Saini outside his home Mono

I am delighted to announce that I’ve just heard from Dave Coates that ALL the applications for FIAP Distinctions have been successful. Congratulations to the following PAGB Group members who have gained their distinctions.

George Atkins  AFIAP
Sheila Tester  AFIAP
Lorna Brown  AFIAP
John Howes  AFIAP
Peter Rocchiccioli  EFIAP
Ann McDonald  EFIAP

Congratulations too to the following club members who were also awarded distinctions.

Margret Preece AFIAP                                                                                             John Larry EFIAP/platinum

In addition we would like to congratulate John Larry EFIAP/p on achieving his 2000th acceptance in International Salons.

 Very well done to everyone for a terrific result!


Richard Curtis Blog on Lightroom Updates

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Jun 10 (2 days ago)

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Richard Curtis’s Blog has posted a new item, ‘#CreativeFriday – Lightroom 6.6 –
Guided upright’

Lightroom 6.6 and Lightroom CC 6.6 was were released this week. The post is
focused on the new features that are now shipping with Lightroom CC 6.6, which
is the new Guided Upright tool.

I’ve found that working with the tool for my recent film scans is incredible (as
well as for my digital work). The […]

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#CreativeFriday – Lightroom CC 2015.6 – Guided Upright