All the papers for the AGM can be found here. Please take the time to read these ahead of the meeting.
It is important that members keep their Zoom application up to date because Zoom are regularly applying updates and sometimes if you are running an older version of the software it may not behave properly.
Zoom also are continually improving/changing the security so it is important to use the latest (and hopefully most secure version).
Updating Zoom is very straightforward, but varies according to the platform you are using. For more details please see the link below:
Did you know we have our own Flickr Group?
We have had it since way back, but it is probably one of the most under utilised things we have. Personally, I never got on with Flickr once it got taken over by Yahoo, but now you don’t need a Yahoo account to join any more, so it is time to see if we can breath some life back into it.
It has been suggested that we should be doing as much as we can to keep people active with the club while we are all isolating, well we can follow the lead of our neighboring Bognor CC who have a thriving Flickr group.
The idea will be to set up regular mini competitions. A set subject will be selected and a time period given to upload images. At the end of the period some learned members will select the best image(s). This is just for fun and open to all classes.
If you want to take part then I suggest you join Flickr and apply to join the group, which can be found here:
You may not have heard that the club has a Facebook page, which is a closed public group on Facebook. We try to keep this group only for Chichester Camera Club members.
The group is here:
The Facebook page is great way for members to communicate with other members and also the club itself. Once you have joined you can follow what is going on and make your own posts or respond to the posts of others. While we are all locked up at home this is a great way to share your photos, ask for comments on images and generally have a bit of fun.
If you have important news, then we will monitor the group and be able to re-post via the usual Newsletter system.
To get this group moving I’m going to start a Photo Domino round. The rules are very simple I will post the first image. If you have an image that matches the image in some way then you can post another. In this way the chain of dominoes increases.
You have to say why you think that you photo matches and people should comment to say whether they think it is a good match or a poor match.
Try to be creative, don’t just post a similar image. Like real dominoes you only have to match one aspect of the image. The clever the match the better.
An exhibition of photographs of Chichester being held in Chartres from November 2019 to February 2020
Last year I was asked by EPA Chartres International to organise a photography exhibition illustrating Chichester to the people of Chartres. EPA Chartres International is the umbrella organisation that looks after all of Chartres’ international friendships and city twinnings. The exhibition would follow on those that have already taken place for Chartres’ other twinned cities – Sakurai (Japan), Speyer and Ravenna.
What was really interesting about this request was that it was not for a typical photo exhibition. Rather it would be a genuinely public exhibition taking place in the open air along one of Chartres’ main avenues – the Boulevard Chasles. This boulevard runs from the Place des Epards to the Place St Michel past the Theatre de Chartres, and at present is showing an exhibition about Chartres and UNESCO. The viewers wouldn’t have to visit any building – they could see the photographs as they went about their normal daily life. Furthermore, the brief was that they would like to avoid the well-known portrayals of Chichester beauty spots.
I decided that it would be a better exhibition if it was not limited to one person’s viewpoint. I concluded that the 20 photographs required would be a far better collection if they reflected different viewpoints and styles. What also couldn’t be ignored was the clear need for a high technical standard. These photographs were going to be blown up to over a meter square! Richard Crossley and Richard Ryder, both Chichester residents, joined me to set about the task.
Over the year, each of us produced 20 or more pictures that we felt had something to say about Chichester, its people and its environment. A number of sessions of positive criticisms of each other’s work resulted in each of us submitting half a dozen photographs to EPA Chartres. These were accepted and the exhibition opened on Saturday 9th November. The exhibition will remain open until February 2020.
The meeting will take place at the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre. We will meet at 6.45 pm for a prompt 7.00 pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up. The cost is £3 for club members and £4 for non-members.
Members are encouraged to bring along prints and/or digital images for in-depth constructive critique. We look forward to seeing you and your images.
The image featured above is Canary Wharf © Michael Palmer a new member of the PAGB Group
This year several members of the PAGB Group entered the Southampton International Exhibition of Photography, with considerable success. The image featured above is The Scoundrel & The Scholar © John Howes which won a PSA Silver Medal.
Between them, 7 members of the group won 8 awards and had 38 images accepted in this exhibition. Congratulations to all for an excellent result.
Featured below are some more of the successful images.
Please see the message from Paul Stone, Horndean Camera Club, below.
Secretary, SCPFHello Sue,Could you please circulate this email to all camera clubs in the SCPF area.PLEASE BE AWAREA fraudster has obtained names & email addresses of our club chairman & club secretary & has sent an email in the name of the chairman using a slightly altered club chairman email address to the club secretary email address using both of our names as stated on the club website.The email from the chairman is asking me, the secretary, to pay an outstanding invoice for unspecified goods. I am 99% sure that the fraudster has got the details of myself & the chairman from our website as they are the only contact details stated on our website.Should any other club have a similiar attempt made to demand that an invoice be paid by your club for unspecified goods, please notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org & I will co-ordinate the details to be past on to the police fraud section.Thank you.
—RegardsPaul StoneHorndean Camera Club
Paul Stone LRPS, ASINWP & ASITTP
The last newsletter included an item about the various workshops being run by Bognor on Saturday mornings to which Chichester members were also invited to attend at a cost of £10 for a 3 hour session. Full details of the workshops can be found on their website www.bognorregiscameraclub.org.uk. For those who may be interested we have now confirmed the application process. For each workshop please see ‘click here to book your place’ and then follow the enrolment procedure as if you were a Bognor member and your interest will be recorded. This is a special arrangement made for Chichester members.
Award winning Magnum photographer, Stuart Franklin will present the Winchester Photographic Society’s 2018 Spring Lecture at the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8SB on Tuesday 27 March at 7.30. Tickets are available from the WPS website: https://www.winphotosoc.co.uk/index.php/what-s-on/winchester-photographic-society-special-events
In his presentation ‘The Documentary Impulse’ Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science.
Looking at photojournalism, war photography and work recording our culture, Franklin identifies some of its driving impulses: curiosity, outrage, reform and ritual; the search for evidence, for beauty, for therapy; and the immortalisation of memory.