Category Archives: RPS Group

RPS Zoom Meeting 19th January

We ended 2020 with some good news. Jim Waddington has been awarded a Licentiate with the RPS with an excellent panel. Jim shared this with us, telling us something of the work behind his panel and Janey Devine was able to shed some light on the assessment process too. Well done Jim! We meet again on Tuesday 19th January with high hopes for further successes in 2021, so if you are interested in learning more about the RPS distinctions and how successful portfolios are put together, do join us.  When you are ready, you can submit a number of images for discussion, along with possible hanging plans and – for A panels – your project outline or statement of intent.  For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 18th January. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09   Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Jim Waddington’s  successful L Panel

RPS PDI Competition 2020 Successes

The Royal Photographic Society has a number of sub-groups, including the Digital Imaging Group. That group runs annual competitions, this time confined – as so much – to Projected Images.

I’m very pleased to say that Richard Webb had his lovely image, Dandelion Clock, accepted, which along with his recent salon successes has Richard on a roll just now.

Ricard isn’t yet a member of the RPS and helpfully here demonstrates membership isn’t necessary to enter these competitions, which are published in a very good quality catalogue. I was pleased to also get images accepted this time, but the Digital Imaging Group published the list of acceptances alphabetically under image titles rather than by author so I might have missed other club members who were successful. Do let me know if this is the case.

These acceptances don’t count towards FIAP awards but are another way to have your work shown more widely than just within the Club so perhaps next year (when we can but hope print images will again be possible) let’s see if we can get a higher Club count in the entries.

The featured image is Richard Webb’s Dandelion Clock, an accepted image in the RPS Digital Imaging Group PDI Competition 2020.

RPS Group – 15th December

The RPS group meets again before Christmas on Tuesday 15th December,  offering support to those interested in working towards a Royal Photographic Society distinction.  You can submit a number of images for discussion, along with possible hanging plans and – for A panels – your project outline or statement of intent, or indeed just join us to learn more about how successful portfolios are put together.  For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together.  If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme. In the absence of a physical meeting just before Christmas – do sign in with a glass of something cheery to enjoy while we chat! Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 14th December. Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: RPS Group Monthly Meeting Time: Nov 17, 2020 19:30 London Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 7 occurrence(s) Dec 15, 2020 19:30 Jan 19, 2021 19:30 Feb 16, 2021 19:30 Mar 16, 2021 19:30 Apr 20, 2021 19:30 May 18, 2021 19:30 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83024029645?pwd=Nng0V05zYjJkaDRDdEJYcXI4OGJNQT09 Meeting ID: 830 2402 9645 Passcode: 965288 The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s successful A Panel

RPS Group 17th November

Following our sessions looking at an overview of the RPS distinctions, the RPS Group continues via Zoom sharing images that might form suitable portfolios – panels – for submission to the RPS. 

For L – Licentiate – level you can send images for an initial discussion or, when you are ready, include a hanging plan of how you think these will work together. 

If you are interested in the A – Associateship – please submit your statement of intent, or just a broad outline of your project along with images illustrating the theme.

You are also very welcome to join the meeting simply to watch.

Please use WeTransfer sent to rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk  sizing your images to 1900 x 1200 by  5pm on Monday 16th November.

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RPS Group Monthly Meeting
Time: Nov 17, 2020 19:30 London
Every month on the Third Tue, until May 18, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)
Nov 17, 2020 19:30
Dec 15, 2020 19:30
Jan 19, 2021 19:30
Feb 16, 2021 19:30
Mar 16, 2021 19:30
Apr 20, 2021 19:30
May 18, 2021 19:30


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The featured image is from Frank Adams’ FRPS panel

South East Documentary Group Meeting November 22nd 11am

The RPS Documentary Group South East Region was started off by Chichester Camera Club’s own Janey Devine a few years ago. While we are actively looking to attract members from the whole South East region, we also hope our programme will be of interest to Chichester members.

We are very pleased that Stewart Wall MA NCTJ PGCE ARPS has agreed to talk to us at our next meeting, 11am 22nd November 2020, which will be a Zoom meeting.

Stewart began his career in photography as a local press photographer in 1978.

In 2015 he undertook a BA (Hons) in photography, then a Masters in Visual Communication and is on the brink of beginning a doctorate. He also works with the RPS as a regional Organiser and with the Distinctions department.

Throughout his study he focused on ‘Hyper-Local Authentic Documentary’ Photography and during his talk will discuss one of his projects, entitled ‘The Stonemason’.

Colin Wood is the stonemason, and he has lived and worked in Caistor, Lincolnshire all his life. As did his father and his father before him. Caistor is where Stewart lives, and his studio is 50 yards from Colin’s workshop.

Stewart will also talk to us about developing panels of documentary work as historical evidence and discuss where this work fits into the RPS and elsewhere.

You can read more about Stewart’s stonemason project at https://stewartwallphotography.co.uk/?p=591

Please bring along your ideas for your current projects for discussion, or better still work in progress.

If you wish to join the Zoom meeting and you are not on our email list please email: docse@rps.org for the Zoom meeting details.

Look forward to seeing you

RPS Group goes digital

As we are still unable to meet in person, this season we will start the RPS Group off via zoom, beginning on Tuesday 15th September at 7.30pm. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Royal Photographic Society distinctions, do join us for an introduction to the different levels and how to go about submitting work for assessment. A key part of putting together a portfolio of work for the RPS is how the images work together – a mini exhibition if you like – in a ‘panel’. The dark arts of panelling are not just critical for RPS submissions but helpful in putting together images for Club exhibitions and the Print Panel Competition (which we all hope will be possible next year!).

As well as an overview of the RPS awards we will be focusing this month on the LRPS, Licentiate level – the ‘L’ panel, and will look in more depth in October at the Associateship, the ARPS. Do join us to find out more.

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Sep 15, 2020 19:30 London
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The featured image is from a successful L panel by Sarah Nichol

 

 

 

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

 

 

RPS Group 17th march

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

It’s more good news for the RPS group with a successful LRPS submission by Wendy Davies. Wendy is one of the visitors to the Club and we are thrilled she has achieved her Licentiate. Wendy will be joining us again on Tuesday 17th March to tell us about the advisory day and the assessment itself. 

This means we have scored a hat trick within the group this season with distinctions at all levels. And it’s many congratulations to Wendy.

Join us to find out more about the various levels offered by the RPS in the small hall at Tangmere at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, and at £3 for Club members and £4 visitors. 

The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s recent successful ARPS panel

RPS group 18th February

The RPS Group meets again in February on Tuesday 18th, when we will continue our consideration of the distinctions offered by the Royal Photographic Society, and provide the ongoing support to Club members and visitors in putting together successful panels at all RPS levels.

For Licentiate level, you need to construct 10 images that sit well together in a complementary  way (the ‘panel’) that show a wide range of good photographic techniques. Associate level requires 15 images united with a theme and Fellowship 20 (or 21) images, again with a strong theme.

If you’d like to find out more, you’ll be very welcome to come along. There is no need to bring work to begin with – you can join us to see if this is something you would like to pursue. 

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere, at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start.

The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s recent successful ARPS

RPS SE Documentary Group Meeting 26 Jan 20

The main agenda for the meeting is to review the pictures to include in the book on the subject Food. Please bring your photos either small prints or as PDI on memory stick.
Together we will review and discuss framework for a book and the exhibition.

FRANCE. The Var department. Hyères. 1932.

H Cartier Bresson is the most important reportage photographer and there is so much to learn from him. Jan Davis will introduce a documentary video of Henri Cartier Bresson discussing his photography and contact sheets which reveal many fundamental elements of this type of photographer.
Also Jan will bring his book collection on HCB for anyone to borrow.

Cost £5.