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All in a day’s work – photo essay

Photographer David Collyer, who is a Operating Department Practitioner in an Abergavenny Hospital, has documented the experiences of the department during the coronavirus epidemic. 

As well as being a revealing insight, they are a fine example of documentary photography and the images are accompanied by David’s explanatory text.

You can find the project here: –https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/06/abergavenny-nevill-hall-hospital-coronavirus-photo-essay?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

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

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

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

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

PAGB GROUP MEETING MONDAY 2ND MARCH

The meeting will take place at the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre. We will meet at 6.45 pm for a prompt 7.00 pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up. The cost is £3 for club members and £4 for non-members.

Members are encouraged to bring along prints and/or digital images for in-depth constructive critique. We look forward to seeing you and your images.

The image featured above is Memories of the Future Lost © Richard Ryder

pagb group meeting monday 3RD FEBRUARY

The meeting will take place at the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre. We will meet at 6.45 pm for a prompt 7.00 pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up. The cost is £3 for club members and £4 for non-members.

Members are encouraged to bring along prints and/or digital images for in-depth constructive critique. We look forward to seeing you and your images.

Don’t forget that The Southampton International Exhibition of Photography  closes on 9th February. Glyn Edmunds has kindly offered to deliver your prints. He will be at the meeting on Monday evening so you may give him your prints then. 

The image featured above is Ever Decreasing Circles © Brian Muir

Walter Benzie HonFRPS

 
It is with great sadness that we learned that past President of the RPS, Walter Benzie, had lost his long battle with cancer. 
 
Glyn Edmunds remembers Walter, noting that a bright light has dimmed. 
 
“He was a very perceptive and popular judge who had visited the club on several occasions. Not that many years ago he was our Guest of Honour at the Saturday Dinner at North Mundham. I recall his comment about trying to improve the RPS, ‘there’s lots of blood on the floor, mostly mine!’ 
 
At two of our recent Annual Exhibitions in the Assembly Room, he came along to say a few words, open the exhibition and present the prizes. Being so local he was very happy to stand in for our Exhibition Selector who lived too far away to attend the Opening. 
 
He was an accountant by profession. Just when he was thinking about cutting back his partner, with whom he set up the practice, died suddenly in his fifties. 
 
Walter passed away quietly in a local nursing home. 
 
His cheerful persona and ready smile will be greatly missed from Tangmere. 
 
There are no details yet of the funeral arrangements.”
 
 
Walter Benzie  was our guest of honour at the Annual Exhibition in 2017 while he was President of the RPS 

RPS Group 21st January

Club members have been doing really well on the RPS front this season with Jeff Owen’s successful A panel and Frank Adams’s Fellowship, and there are L panels in the pipeline too.

If you would like to find out more about the distinctions awarded by the Royal Photographic Society and how to go about developing a portfolio of work for submission, join us at the RPS Group on Tuesday 21st January. You don’t need to bring work along at first, you’l be very welcome to come along just to see if this might be for you.

We meet in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.15 for 7.30pm start. £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.

The features image is one of Frank Adams recent FRPS panel which are gold leaf backed on a vellum print.

  

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