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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

Infrared Camera For Sale

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 micro four-thirds camera, 16 megapixels, with full-spectrum infrared conversion.

The camera’s internal IR blocking filter has been replaced with a plain glass filter, allowing for hand-held infrared photos using your existing lenses.

You will need to add filters to the front of your lens to be able to use the camera effectively; there are many tutorials on the net that will show you how to do this. The beauty of Full Spectrum conversions is that by adding different filters, totally different results can be obtained, so the camera can be easily modified to record in UV, Infrared or even normal daylight (using the UV/IR Cut filter). This means you are not committing the camera to permanent IR use.

The sale consists of the camera body (no lens), battery, charger, USB lead, shoulder strap and operating manual, all in original box, plus the following filters: 52mm dark red (650nm); 52mm R72 (720nm); 55mm red (590nm); 55mm UV+IR cut (for normal view); 72mm red (590nm).

Price £175. All items can be brought to a club meeting for inspection if required.

Brian Southward

01243 785337; brian.southward@gmail.com

Local Photographic Opportunities

The Club has been notified of a number of local photographic opportunities happening in the near future:

Lancing Kitesurfing Club – there is a pier to pier kitesurfing race from Worthing to Brighton on 26th October. Further details on the Kitesurfing Club website.

The Village Magazine for Bosham has details of a photography competition – see page 43 of the October issue.

There is an evening studio modelling workshop on 17th November at Grayshott Church room. Further details at www.modelling.org.uk

Images of Spring?

Chichester Society has asked if any of our members have an image with a spring theme for publication in the March 2020 edition of the magazine. 

Publication would be on a two-page spread of A3 landscape size, and offers a good opportunity to have one of your images published. The Chichester area is large, so images included in the Chichester District section of our exhibition at the Novium last winter would be ideal.

If you think you have something suitable, please contact Anthony Quail, the Secretary of the Chichester Society and magazine editor, directly via anthony.quail@waitrose.com

Lorna Brown

 

 

RPS Group

The RPS Group welcomes all those who are interested in finding out more and working towards the distinctions offered by the Royal Photographic Society. We meet for our second session this season on Tuesday 15th October when we will be looking at some recent LRPS (Licentiate) and ARPS (Associate) awards and the underlying principles of making panels (that is a cohesive group pf images) at those levels.

You are welcome to simply come along to find out more, and when you are ready, to bring along a good wide selection of your photographs.  These do not need to be full size (A5 or so is fine), but do please tack them onto some card as this helps keep them upright on the print stands we use.  

Other members of the group are already well on their way to completed panels and our discussions of those will demonstrate further how to go about applying for these highly regarded distinctions.

You don’t need to be a member of Chichester Camera Club to join this (or indeed any of our Special Interest Groups).

Lorna Brown

The featured image is by Sara Nichol and formed part of her successful LRPS

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

FIAP DISTINCTION SUCCESSES FOR CHICHESTER CAMERA CLUB!

I am delighted to announce that I’ve just heard from Dave Coates that ALL the applications for FIAP Distinctions from Chichester Camera Club have been successful. Congratulations to the following four Chichester Camera Club members who have gained new FIAP distinctions.

Lorna Brown EFIAP

Chris Gledhill EFIAP

Jim Munday EFIAP

Ann McDonald EFIAP/Silver

Very well done to everyone for a terrific result!

The image featured above is Nubra Valley Landscape © Chris Gledhill.

Wreck of the Helvetia © Jim Munday
Hearth and Home © Lorna Brown.
A Woman’s Work © Ann McDonald

Ladies Lunch – Last CAll

Dear Ladies of the Club

This is a reminder that if you would like to join us for the ‘End of Term’ lunch at our favourite hostelry, the Walnut Tree in Runcton on Friday 31st May at 12.30 for 1pm to let me know by Friday 11th May please.

In the first instance, please let me know if you would like to join us , and then I will ask for your order a little nearer the time.

For our newer members, this is a great informal get-together which is open to all the women members over a bite to eat and a glass or two and a good opportunity to get to know each other better. Do come along!

Email me (lornabrown200@gmail.com) to let me know by Friday 11th May please.

Best wishes

Lorna

Print Group Tuesday 14th May

Print Group sessions draw to a close for this season on Tuesday 14th May with a timely opportunity to take a final look at print entries for this year’s Annual Exhibition (deadline 16th May) and how best to maximise your submissions. Advice also available for those who’d like to produce a hanging plan for their entries!

You’re very welcome – as always – to bring any prints along you’d like to share, discuss or ask for thoughts about, and it’s not necessary to bring work in mounts. It does help though if you simply stick any prints onto some sort of card so that they will stand up on the stands.

Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30pm (help setting up earlier than that also appreciated) with a £3 charge for Members and £4 for visitors.

Print Group 12th March

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.

A hanging plan for an LRPS submission: Lorna Brown