This month’s Print Group is Perfectly Positioned for Panels. With the Spring Exhibition at the end of March and the Print Panel Competition itself on the 4th April, this is a timely opportunity to look at how images work well together through some of the principles behind panelling – which in its simplest means how best to put a group of images together.
This includes thinking about using images with a similar tonal range, concepts such as central images and ‘bookends’ and telling visual stories. We can also touch on the dark arts of making hanging plans.
As always you can bring along work in progress, final ideas to share with others or just come along to meet others and join in the discussions.
Tuesday 12th March in the small hall at Tangmere at for a 7.30pm start. Visitors also very welcome, at a fee of £4, with £3 for Club Members.
I fear you really can’t get the staff for the Print Group just now as I’ll be AWOL again this month. In my defence though, last month was indeed simply pleasure, this time it’s a grandparenting duty call and John Howes has kindly agreed to step into the breech so the group will meet as usual at 7.30pm in the small hall, £3 for members and £4 for visitors.
If you haven’t tried the group yet do come along – it’s an ideal friendly place to simply talk abut our prints, share tips, techniques and ideas. Bring along any prints you’d like to show, work in progress, perhaps those you’d like advice on or those you simply want to share. They don’t need to be mounted but for purely practical purposes, it is best if you do back them with card so they will stay upright on the print stands and the bottom edge will clear the trim.
In February we will be looking particularly at different print papers – and with a Lightroom Print process session on the 22nd January, two complimentary sessions that will fit very nicely together.
Our December Print Group will be a ‘self-help’ affair as a rather lovely hotel has made me a pre-Christmas offer it would have been rude to refuse and so I won’t be with you. Dave Abbott has kindly agreed to look after the evening in by absence – thank you Dave!
We had a bit of a topic in October, comparing images of water and the shutter speeds needed to achieve various different end results – whether that was tranquil still effects or fast ‘freezing’ of swift flowing streams. In doing so, we visited Scotland, Wales, England and France!
November will revert to any images of any subject that you’d like to bring along to discuss. For any members who haven’t yet tried Print Group, you can bring work in any stage of development – a first rough print through to finished and mounted images. It is best to bring prints simply stuck onto a piece of card as this will help keep them upright on the print stands, and ensure the bottom of the print doesn’t disappear below the print stand edge.
While the Print Group offers a chance to share and learn new skills and talk about images you might want to enter into competitions, at heart it is simply an opportunity to just chat about photographs with like-minded folk.
You can come along without bringing any prints – the only caveat is that if everyone does that we have nothing to talk about, so if you can, please do bring prints to share.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30pm with a charge of £3 for Club Members and £4 for visitors.
Falls of Orchy by Lorna Brown – the water frozen in action at 1/800 second shutter speed
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 had a really lively Print Group in October, with two members bravely showing work for the first time – and very good work it was too!
We meet again on Tuesday 13th November, and this month we will be considering in particular composition and images of water. You may of course – as always – bring along work in progress or work you would simply like to share of any sort, but particularly welcome will be images you feel demonstrate those rules of composition, or indeed that successfully break those rules.
Also – at our last meeting we discussed the speeds required to freeze water or conversely, to create those soft or even milky images of moving water. If you have examples and the camera speeds you used do bring those along. About 8 images and backed with card (to help them stay on the stands) is suggested to ensure time for everyone.
Members who would just like to come along without showing work are also welcome – come along to get a feel for the group to see if it’s for you. We meet at 7.30pm in the small hall at Tangmere, with a cost of £3 for members and £4 for visitors.
The Print Group got of to a very lively start this season at our meeting in September and we were pleased to welcome new Club members. Other than one brave soul our new members didn’t bring work this time, which is fine, but they are promising to do so in October. Later in the season we will have meetings that look at specifics of the printed images, but October will be a general meeting to simply share our images – perhaps with an eye on the forthcoming first print competitions this season.
The group is an ideal way to share your enjoyment in photography It’s all about the end product so we cover composition, cropping, content and also look at the ways different papers will affect the finished picture. You’ll pick up lots of tips too, on camera technique and post proccessing.
Just bring along your favourite images to share, or perhaps work in progress. If you’d like to different ideas about images that just aren’t coming together as you’d like, the Print Group is an ideal place for you. You’ll also be very welcome to just come along to find out more about the group without bringing work to show.
The group is open to all photographers, whether new or advanced, and is an easy way in to learn about critique and chat to other Club members about work.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, at 7.30pm. There’s a charge of £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.
The Print Group reconvenes for the new season on Tuesday 11th September, meeting as always in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30pm.
The group is an ideal way to share your enjoyment in photography and to share views, tips and techniques on printed images. It’s all about the end product, so so while we don’t look specifically at the process of printing itself (see the Digital Group for sessions on printing), we do look at all matters relating to the end image. So we cover composition, cropping, content and also look at the ways different papers will affect the finished picture, as well as touching on mounting.
You can bring along your favourite images to share, work in progress, those images that don’t quite seem to come together on which you’d like different opinions or perhaps images you are thinking about entering for competitions. You’ll also be very welcome to just come along to find out more about the group without bringing work to show.
Images don’t need to be mounted, but please do just stick them onto some firm card so that they will stay on the display stands we use.
The group is open to all photographers, whether new or advanced, and is an easy way in to learn about critique and chat to other Club members about work. The group is also open to non-members, and the charge is £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.
Rain Clearing Luckentyre, by Lorna Brown is printed on a Fotospeed matt fine art paper
The closing date for the next order of Print Boxes will be Friday 27th April.
They should be available for collection at the Reps Meeting/Finals Day at Littleton on Sunday 13th May.
Nomad describe these boxes as Heavy Duty in that they have two webbing straps and moulded black plastic corners.
Handles can be supplied on any size box at an additional cost of £3.
Note: There are two types of handle – webbing handles and suitcase handles. I wouldn’t recommend the suitcase handles for boxes 4 inches and above in depth. Also handles can be a bit of a nuisance if you are going to be sending your box through the post on a regular basis. If you are ordering a 6” deep boxes please bear in mind that they are a substantial weight when filled.
Don’t forget Print Group on Tuesday10th April! As usual you are very welcome to bring along work in progress, work you would just like to share or images you’d like a second option on. The Print Group is a really good place to chat about images, gain really helpful ideas and understanding about how images are judged in competitions.
And with the deadline for the Annual Exhibition only one month away, it’s a perfect place to start thinking about which images you might like to enter and how to show them to their best advantage.
The Print Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre. The cost is £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.
Just a reminder that the Print Group will meet in the Small Hall at Tamgmere tomorrow evening, 13th March. Lorna has returned from northern wastes (my words, not hers) and looks forward to being dazzled by your offerings.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.