The developers group meeting on the 17th December was dedicated to a demonstration and talk about Portrait photography by Simon Fuchter. Simon owned a portrait studio in South street and is the 3rd generation from a family of portrait photographers. He demonstrated the essentials of portrait photography with the importantance of lighting. He had brought along a selection of representative images of his own and his father and grandfather.
He gave us a summary of the essentials, covering Lighting, Pose and the most important, Expression.
The winner of the Self Portrait competition was Charlie Roe. The competition participants sent in an eclectic collection of images but the traditional portrait of Charlie is outstanding and had a true period feel that convinced the judges that this was the winner.
Well done Charlie. Thanks to all the participants.
We are short of volunteers to give the vote of thanks to our judges and speakers on the following dates. Dec 6th, Jan 10th & 24th, Feb 7th & 21st, Mar 7th, 21st & 28th, Apr 11th, 18th & 25th, May 9th & 23rd. This is important for the club so please be kind enough to let either Mike Hancock, Mike Harris or Glyn Edmunds know by email if you are willing to give a VOT. Obviously we need someone for this coming meeting on the 6th.
Now for the fun and games. On Dec 13th we have our Christmas special, Ho Ho Ho, which is a fun evening where we can enjoy ourselves by dressing in our favourite Christmas attire, enjoy some Christmas fare and drink while competing as teams in a Christmas quiz so I do hope as many of you as possible can attend. We need prizes donated for the raffle which can be brought to our next meeting on the 6th or on the night of the Christmas special on the 13th. For those who plan to attend could you also bring some finger food and drinks on the night for us all to enjoy.
We are having a portrait shoot of The Tangmere Players at a dress rehearsal at the Tangmere village hall at 2pm on Sunday December 2nd. Let Jan Davis or Andy Dulson know if you are interested in coming.
At the same time we will also be photographing individual shots of the Father Christmas with children. He is installed in a sledge in the parking place at the Coop.
The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.
The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.