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RPS and Print groups – Update

As the Club will not be meeting until at least the New Year, this is an update on how the Print and RPS Groups will carry on in the autumn, both virtually and looking towards possible real meetings in due course.

The Virtual Print Group has been very enjoyable and with lots of positive feed back. Of course for those of us who love the finished print (I must print something this week or my poor printer will think it is permanently abandoned) it can never entirely replace the simple pleasure of seeing and holding a print, just as the virtual meetings can never replace the pleasure of meeting our friends and colleagues. But is has had some advantages and is certainly better than nothing at all.

Along with other Club activities, we will be taking a break over August and will resume in September taking our usual second Tuesday in the month for meetings via Zoom.

The RPS Group  has been more difficult to transfer to Zoom, as the basic premise is of how a number of images sit well together in panels and looking at  a minimum of 10 images on a screen is rather limited. As the RPS had also suspended its distinctions assessments, a short break seemed sensible.

While the RPS has not yet reinstated the distinctions process, I am loath to wait longer to get this group together in some way.  So from September we will start Zoom meetings, the first on 15th September, our usual third Thursday in the month slot. 

This will be an introduction to the RPS distinctions and the fine art of panelling and I hope some of our newer members and those who might like to learn more will join us for that.

At the same time, we can consider if, how and when we might actually meet in ways that meet whatever guidance is in place through the autumn, possibly in the day time rather than evenings and with limited and carefully managed numbers.  This would enable those who have more developed panels to finalise these in readiness for the RPS to start its processes.

In the meantime, you might like to follow the RPS Facebook group for those interested in distinctions at this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/818415748671322

Stay safe and well, and enjoy the summer!

Lorna

The featured image is  from Jeff Owen’s successful Associateship panel

 

 

Virtual Print group – 14th July

The Print Group is really in its stride now with our virtual meetings and gets together again via Zoom Tuesday 14th July. While we might miss the pleasures of seeing the printed images, we are benefiting  from being able to make real-time adjustments on screen,  such as quick cropping or mono conversions.  You can send along new work for comment of bring back images you’ve worked up further after previously sharing.     You can find the invitation sign in details at the end of this post.

Once again, you are welcome to submit up to three images, and if so, please read the following guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by the end of Monday 13th Jul, by email attachment to me.
  • Resize images to 1600 x 1200 pixels, maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/
  • Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list) with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1 
  • Email them to me (if you don’t have my email address you can find a list of Useful telephone numbers and email addresses on the website under ‘Documents’
  • If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Virtual Print Group Meeting
Time: Jul 14, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85992877426?pwd=R0tLNkdHNjdWNzRqK0dPbUZCMjFMUT09

Meeting ID: 859 9287 7426
Password: 835152

The featured image is Streetly Pier Reflection by Jim Munday

Virtual Print group 9th June

The Print Group will continue to meet via Zoom and meets next on Tuesday 9th June. We’ve hit our stride now and enjoying the opportunity to make some adjustments on screen, such as quick cropping or mono conversions. It was good to share different work, with Jonathan Fiske  who is relearning film photography (an irony there as we have to meet digitally while he’s gone back to film) showing some of those first images that had been scanned in.  Others brought back images they had worked on more since we last met, or tried out new techniques.    You can find the invitation sign in details at the end of this post.

Once again, you are welcome to submit up to three images, and if so, please read the following guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by the end of Monday 8th May
  • Resize images to 1600 x 1200 pixels (apologies – a typo slipped in to the size given before), maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/
  • Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list) with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1 
  • Email them to me (if you don’t have my email address you can find a list of Useful telephone numbers and email addresses on the website under ‘Documents’
  • If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Chichester Cameraclub’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 8, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 839 2026 1975
Password: 424861

The features image is Becalmed by Brian Muir

Print Group Zoom Meeting

The Print Group will meet again via Zoom on Tuesday 12th May, having found our way meeting virtually, and sorting out the technical glitches we experienced on our first trial. 

As well as sharing views and tips, in many ways just as we do when we meet, an advantage of Zoom is the ability to share screens and rather than simply describing a technique, showing a quick demonstration. So rather than trying to explain where you’ll find, say, the radial filter in Lightroom, it can very speedily be shown.

Once again, you are welcome to submit up to three images, and if so, please read the following guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by the end of Monday 11th May
  • Resize images to 1900 x 1200 pixels, maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/
  • Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list)with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1 
  • Email them to me (if you don’t have my email address you can find a list of Useful telephone numbers and email addresses on the website under ‘Documents’
  • If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Print Group Zoom Meeting
Time: May 12, 2020 19:30 London

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Meeting ID: 857 0828 0815
Password: 005368

Print group goes virtual

The Print Group is going digital during lockdown and will continue to meet, albeit virtually, to share and discuss how to get the best out of our images, starting on Tuesday 14th April. 

You will need to send me by email attachment no more than three images sized to 1900×1200 and please title them with your name and the print title. I’ll need those by 2pm on Tuesday 14th April for inclusion. As always, you will be welcome to sit in and just watch without sending any images for inclusion, but unless we have some images we won’t have anything to share!
 
You’ll find the link to the Zoom invitation below, which you should click on at about 7.25.  If you don’t already have Zoom installed in your computer then you will be prompted and led through it, but you might like to try Zoom out before then to familiarise yourself to it if you haven’t already joined one of the Club meetings.
 
The meeting will run for no more than an hour an a half as we found this time frame seems to work best. 
 

Join us on Tuesday 14th April on Zoom by flowing the link below. 

Chichester Camera Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Chichester Print Group Meeting
Time: Apr 14, 2020 19:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
here

Meeting ID: 278 474 652
Password: 013281

 

Print Group 10th March

Print Group in March is ideally placed for some last minute consideration of entries for the Spring Exhibition as well as our usual mix of work from members with all levels of experience.

Work in progress, new work, work you’d simply like to share with the group, all welcome for friendly advice, skills sharing and discussion. 

And – as always – if you’d just like to come along without bringing work, you’ll be very welcome too.

7.15 for 7.30pm start in the small hall at Tangmere with a £3 fee for members or £4 for visitors.

The featured image is by Stephen Tattersall

11th February Print Group –

The Print Group meets on the 11th February with our usual mix of work in progress through to favourite prints brought along to share.  

With the Spring Exhibition just weeks away now (28th and 29th March) it’s also a perfect chance to bring along ideas for the exhibition where creativity is the order of the day and the usual rules about print mounts are abandoned. The priority for the Spring Exhibition, as it is for North Mundham,  is how to put together a compelling panel.

Also in March, there is the Print Panel competition where the print competition mount rules  do apply while the emphasis is still on how images work best together. To that end, we’ll start the evening with a look at the options within the 40 x 50 cms mount restriction.

We meet at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, with a £3 charge for Club Members (£4 non-members).  

The featured image is  High Tide at East Head by Wendy Chalk

Print group Tuesday 14th January

The Print Group meets again on Tuesday 14th January with our usual mix of work at all stages of development to share and discuss and consider how to get the best out of our prints.

The group includes photographers across all levels of experience and is an ideal introduction to understanding photographic critique, sharing tips and techniques and looking for advice.

You don’t even have to bring work along until you are ready to. Prints don’t need to be mounted, but do attach them to some card just to keep them in place on the stands. 

Join us at 7.15 for a 7.30 start in the small hall at Tangmere.  

The featured image is White Tree at Crummock by Andy Bracey 

Print group – 12th November

We had another very lively Print Group meeting in October and it is especially encouraging that so many of our newer members are coming along and starting to share their work.

Our discussions turned to the use of good quality printing paper and with this in mind our November meeting will look in particular at the ranges of papers, the pros and cons of lustre, glossy and matt, matching images to paper types and some of the different manufacturers.

If you’d like to just come along and find out more, it isn’t obligatory to bring images, but if you would like to, do  bring your images, work in progress or finished work as always. And if you use different types of paper you’d like to show, that would be particularly helpful, but not necessary – any photographs you’d like to share, discuss and get advice on will be welcome.

Lorna Brown

The featured image is Nest by Lorna Brown and is printed on a matt paper

Print Group 8th October

Print Group got of to a great start last month with a good number of brave new members ready to show work, and very interesting work it was too with much diversity. 

We meet again on Tuesday 8th October at 715 for a 7.30pm start in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, at £3 for members.

As always, the group welcomes photographers at all levels of experience and you can bring along work at various stages to share. It can be finished work you’d like to show, work in progress or that tricky image that you’d like advice on. You might like to use the group to help you deiced which images to put in for competitions, and later in the year to think about exhibition prints.

You are also welcome to just come along to see what the group is about and there’s no need to bring work if you don’t feel ready to.

There’s no need to mount work – but if you attach prints (which can be just A5 approximate size) to card they will sit better on the prints stands.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Lorna Brown

The featured image is by Steven Tattersall