George Taylor was an enthusiastic member of the Portrait Group joining in most of the sessions a the Chichester College hair dressers and Remembrance Day outings. He was also a regular at the Chichester Jazz Club evenings.
We will miss him and typical of the Portrait Group members avoided in being photographed under the intense flash lights used on the young ladies and men’s haircuts.
There was a successful Portrait Group kick off meeting where an elusive Eliot was photographed by nearly all those present using the studio lights. Most of the challenges of interface camera and lights were resolved for the variety of cameras used. A pdi show of Goodwood and Goodwood type images were shown showing the huge diversity of views of the same subjects.
The events that provide opportunities to take people pictures are as follows. Anyone in the club can come and look out for each other as it is really an ad hoc photo excursion.
Sunday 10th November, Remembrance day parade. Meet at the Cross at 9;30
Saturday 30th November, Tangmere Winter Fayre, Father Christmas outside The Coop. Let Jan Davis know if you would like to cover the Father Christmas Shoot and I will let you know the details.
Sunday 1st December, Tangmere Players, dress rehearsal photographing Actors and Pantomine. Let Andy Dulson know if you are coming. We will be using the stage lights and off camera flash for the individual actors.
Saturday 21st December, St Pancras Wheelbarrow Walk, Meet at Nags Head, St Pancras 10:30
There is a meeting in the Portrait Group in the small Hall at Tangmere on 5th November where we will have our studio flash lights so all are welcome to bring cameras and take some portraits of each other.
Also we will show people pictures from Goodwood so bring memory sticks if you have any images to show.
At the meeting we will agree a date and location for a street photography outing and summarise the plans we have for portrait shoot opportunities this season.
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.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.
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