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Digital Group Tuesday 25th September

The videos made of the tutorials given by Sheila Tester and Phil Shaw on PDI resizing together with Sheila’s tutorial on layers and masks are now available. There are still some issues on sound quality but in the main they are very good and this is a big step forward in the value of the information available from the Digital group tutorials. Many thanks are due to Jeff Owen for making this possible

PDI resizing in Lightroom bySheila Tester

PDI Resizing in Photoshop by Phil Shaw

A tutorial on using Layers and Masks by Sheila Tester

 

SCPF Judge Training and Development

The next Level 1 two day training workshop will take place at Littleton on Sundays 26th November and 2nd December. This workshop is now fully subscribed, but if anyone is still interested they should get in touch in the normal way via the SCPF website where you will also find further information about judging. Peter Rocchiccioli will create a reserve list and, if there is demand, will consider running a further workshop sooner.

Links with Bognor Regis Camera Club

We have an arrangement with Bognor that they will promote our sub groups activities (which they do not offer) and we will publicise their workshop events.  Full details of the workshops can be found on their website www.bognorregiscameraclub.org.uk but over the next few months there will Saturday morning workshops on: Getting to Grips with your Digital Camera; Introduction to Composition; Photographing Wildlife and Basic Image Processing.  The workshops cost £10 for a 3 hour session on a Saturday morning, are well organised and good value for money.

Annual Exhibition Important Updates

It’s just two weeks now until our Annual Exhibition opens, with the Pre Exhibition Meeting for Members on Thursday 2nd August (Tangmere Village Centre as usual at 7.30pm) and our Preview Evening on Friday 10th August for all Members, family, friends and our guests, and your help is needed urgently on a number of things.  Please see the reminders and requests that follow.

The Exhibition Week – Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (not Sunday): Most importantly, we need many, many more stewards over the week of the exhibition, as you can see from the rota here: –

Stewards Rota 2018 update

Please let Phil Shaw at  p.j.shaw@btinternet.com know which slots you can take on.  Phil will also be looking to sign Members up at the Pre Exhibition meeting on Thursday 2nd August, so please bring your diaries so that we can fill the rota up completely.

Exhibition Set Up: Friday 10th August is set up day – John Howes will need volunteers the evening before and on the morning to get all the equipment down to the Assembly Room.  Full details form John at the Pre Exhibition meeting.  All Members who have work in the exhibition and can be there, should come along to help put up their own prints that morning from 9am.

Card Sales:  Members who make greetings cards are very welcome to bring these along for sales during the week of the exhibition.  You can leave them on the Friday or drop them in on Saturday.

Preview Evening: Sheila Tester is once again masterminding the excellent buffet we lay on.  Please provide finger food, such as cakes and savouries that can be cut into slices, or bite sized items, and ready plated will be very helpful.  Bring these along before 7pm to the Assembly Room.  The event itself is 7pm for 7.30pm and I’m pleased to say that Walter Benzie, past President of the RPS will be with us again this year, and the Mayor of Chichester, who is our Patron, Cllr Martin Bell is our guest of honour.

Take down – 5pm Saturday 18th August: At the close of the exhibition please come along to collect your prints (you will find some will be retained by the Selection Committee for next season’s external competitions) or arrange for someone else to collect your prints for you.  We will also need help in dismantling the exhibition, clearing up the hall and getting all the equipment back to storage.

Finally – a a massive thank you everyone who has been involved in the  extensive behind the scenes activity that is required to make our annual exhibition so successful each year and to those of you who have already signed up to help further!

 

 

Annual Exhibition News

It’s under six weeks now to the opening of the Annual Exhibition, so a few reminders about key dates.

Thursday 2nd August is the Club Members’ Pre Exhibition meeting, at 7.30pm at Tangmere as usual.  The Exhibition Catalogue will be available then (still only £1!), plus posters and flyers for general distribution.  

Stewarding,  volunteers for stewarding are still needed for various dates throughout the week – watch out for a post from Phil Shaw, the Exhibition Secretary, with slots still needing to be filled.

Friday 10th August is set up day, all Members should attend to set up their own exhibit.  There will be plenty of help on hand for those who haven’t done this before – from about 9am please and all done by midday.

That is also the Preview Evening to which all Members, family, friends and invited guests are very welcome. That’s a 7pm for 7.30 start.  After the awards there will be our traditional buffet (Sheila Tester will be looking for helpers) and a chance to see the exhibition before it opens to the public the following day.  This is a really enjoyable evening, so even if you didn’t submit anything for exhibiting this year, do come along

Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th August (closed Sunday) the Exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day, with coffee, tea and cake available.  The are over 200 images in print form and some 150 projected images on show.  members who wish to have their own greetings cards on sale can do so – with a 15% commission to the Club.  Please bring these along on the Friday.

Saturday 18th August is take down day at 5pm.  Again ALL Members should be on hand to take away their prints – although do please note that the Selection Committee will set some aside for consideration for external competitions next season.

AND ALSO!  Don’t forget the exhibition that follows this is at the Novium Museum where images inspired by the Chichester district will be featured.  Images from around the district – new and old – will be required, so watch out for information on submitting those.

Lorna Brown, Chair

ARPS successes

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that both Lynne Owen and Tony Baverstock have  achieved their Associateships with the Royal Photographic Society, a real accomplishment.

They will both admit that one of the hardest parts of gaining and ARPS is that the panel – of 15 images –  has to have a theme.  That the highest standards of photography are required is a given, but finding and delivering a themed panel is a real challenge.

Tony had considered all sorts of projects, and then one day was just crushing a drinks bottle for the recycling when he saw how beautifully the light played  on the plastic.  From that, he created a superb panel of black and white abstract images, as you can see from the examples below.

Lynne too had tried out a few ideas – and you might have seen something of her eventual successful panel at North Mundham earlier this year.  A truly creative idea around windows that really open to reveal the interior – and again you can see a couple of these below.

It’s congratulations to both Lynne and Tony, both awarded ARPS in the Fine Art category. One with a deceptively simple idea, that required first rate mono photography and printing skills; the other with a more complicated concept that also took some construction skills! 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA