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Chairmans Evening Meeting 28th April

The title of the Chairmans evening is

“The photographers’ journey expressed in images”

The two exhibitions in London at the moment: Paul Strand at the V&A and “Strange and Familiar” at the Barbican form the basis of the presentation.

Photographs  by Paul Strand will be the foundation of the talk which will visit Bruce Davidson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Franck, Raymond Depardon, Gary Winongrand, Tony Ray-Jones, Bruce Gilden and others.


Chairmans Blog 24th April

A hearty thanks to all who contributed to a most successful Spring Exhibition.

The Sussex Federation Print results are now published on the SxPF Website here

The deadline for the entries to the annual Exhibition is12th May and entries are made by uploading to Photocomp our competition upload site now open here

Encouragement and help is available to choose images or uploading. Take contact. The Print Group on May 10th is an opportunity to seek advice. It is so important that all members contribute to the showcase for The Club.

At Thursdays meeting the judge Richard Walton and the members present acknowledged that The Club has made a huge improvement in assembling photographs into panels. The judge was extremely good at commenting in depth the twenty or so panels submitted, underlining throughout the “panel particularities” and clearly had some difficulty in choosing winner from the 3 best.


IMG_1555The panel The Beach: Footsteps in the Sand from Sue Nash was considered the most original and justifiably won. A second place to Dave Abbott: Porlock Salt Marsh and third place to Jeff Owen: I Race for Life For…. The panels from John Field and Hilary Featherstone were judges as Highly Commended.


It was nice to see Peter back at the meeting. Welcome back.

As Vice President of the SCPF he presented a framed Certificate to Jeanne Bevis as new member of The SCPF Roll of honour.

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He also presented The Club with two Certificates, One for Winner of The Print Championship 2016 and the other for third place in


The PDI Championship 2016. Individual Certificates were made to Keith Sawyer and two to Ross Laney for their images in the SCPF Print Championships. This link to SCPF has all the results:

Digital Group 26th April 2016

The Digital Group will meet on Tuesday 26th April at 7.30 in the small hall at Tamgmere Village Centre.

The subject for the evening is “Introduction to Colour Management with the Club’s own Spyder 5 Studio”.


Andy Dulson will give a presentation as an introduction for the first half of the evening. During the second half Andy, Jeff owen and Jan Davis will demonstrate how the equipment is used in calibrating a monitor and be open to questions and discussion.

The club has purchased this equipment and it is intended to make it available to club members for a small fee. Those wishing to take advantage of this offer are advised to come to this meeting.

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which covers the scope that will be presented.

This may sound very technical but is well worth while attending.

Annual General Meeting

The Club’s AGM will be on Thursday 26th May when a number of posts will be up for election.  Quite a few of the Post Holders have indicated they are willing to continue, subject to re-election, but there are vacancies.  If you would like to find out about being more involved in the behind the scenes activities that are so necessary to make to make the Club function, please do talk to Lorna Brown or Dave Abbott.

We will need to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair this year, and have a vacancy for the Exhibition Secretary as well as vacancies on the Club’s management committee.

All nominations for these posts and any proposals, all duly seconded, to be put to the AGM must be received by 5th May, not the 12th May as previously stated. Please submit to Dave Abbott.

The Cups, The Cups

imageIt’s that time of year again. If you were made a Guardian of a Cup or perhaps more than one and whether you live in a charming thatched cottage with roses round the door or more likely a stately home, there is no escaping the fact that it’s that time of year again.  You may not know it but wherever you have kept them, be it the back of the wardrobe, the cupboard-under -the -stairs or the loft, the cups are starting to stir.

For they know that before many weeks have passed they will receive a  call which cannot be ignored, to join  the Great Gathering of the Cups, a tradition as old as photography itself.

So please open those storage places, let the cups have their freedom and help them on the first leg of their journey to the Great Gathering. For only when the cups have all been safely gathered in can the new Guardians be chosen for the coming year.

One last thing. You Won ’em-You Clean ’em!

Prints to be collected

imageThere are still quite a few prints waiting to be taken home – some are only just back from the SxPF competition, but some are months and months old.  Indeed, a couple are some years old! Please do collect your prints as soon as you can and by the 12th May at the latest.



Chairman’s Blog 18th April

The PDI’s from the Bristol International Salon 2016 were an amazing show of quality, creativity and variety. The presentation by Pete Howell and Carol Sykes was as expected well done with appropriate music and grouping of similar images. We congratulate Lorna Brown, Mike Davison and George Atkins for having images  that gained acceptances.

Here is Lorna’ Brathay Morning 

Brathay morning Lorna Btown


Chairman’s blog 11th April

We congratulate The Focus Group for their 10th anniversary and most successful exhibition to date with over 1000 visitors. Well done and we are proud to have so eminent members in our club.

Last Thursday with our very own Steve Marsh and Mike Davison we were entertained by some brilliant images in the street photography genre. The amount of effort and dedication needed to get the level of variety and range and humour in the images should not be underestimated as revealed by the explanation of the background to the images. It is so refreshing to see so many images showing humanity in different situations and in the tradition of the famous photographers that are on show in the exhibition at the Barbican “Strange and Familiar”. Check out Steves’ images on Flickr  here: Steves Flickr

The Spring Exhibition is the next most important event at the end of next week. Hanging of images on Saturday 23rd April morning to finish before opening at 10am.   There are still some flyers to collect and distribute, raffle prizes to donate and dont miss signing up for the dinner Saturday night. All can be done this Thursday

The Print Group meets tomorrow Tuesday 12th April.  Lets help each other choose images for the Print Panel Competition on the 21st April and images for the Annual Exhibition. deadline 12th May.

The Black and White Group meet this Wednesday the 13th . At this meeting we will be discussing how to see in Black and White and help members to understand this subject a bit more.

At the SxPF, Sussex Photographic Federation print competition Chichester was equal 6th/18 in the Development group along with Storrington. 397 points. Winner was Bognor with 414 points.In the Open we didn’t do as well, equal 11th/18 along with Littlehampton with 381 points. Winners were Eastbourne with 413 points.

Club Results table

Considering we do not submit images from our advanced group in this class and are competing with the best from the other clubs, this is a good result. Well done and thanks to those who were at Burgess Hill representing The Club.

Sad news

We have just learned the very sad news last  night  of the sudden death of Joyce, Peter Rocchiccioli’s wife.  He has requested No Phone Calls.

Our thoughts are with him and his family.