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To the Ladies of the Club

Dear Ladies – THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

It has been our habit to celebrate ‘Little Christmas’ until knocked of course last year by the pandemic. While it is difficult to plan with any certainty these days as things currently stand it is possible for us to meet again for lunch on 6th January and so I am asking you to let me know if you would like to be part of that celebration.

We will gather at the Walnut Tree in Runcton at 12.30 on Thursday 6th January (this will be confirmed) and as a precaution I will ask that everyone joining us takes a lateral flow test beforehand.

For our newer members, Little or Women’s Christmas , Nollaig na mBan in Celtic, is celebrated on Epiphany and is marked by women meeting together while men (supposedly) undertake the household chores. It was quite wide spread across many parts of the world, known as Nollaig Bheag in Scottish Gaelic for instance and recorded also in Lancashire. It remains strong in some parts, especially Kerry and Cork in Ireland as our two lady Irish members tell us.

I appreciate that some not wish to mix socially this year, but if you would like to come along please let me know via rpsgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk by Monday 20th December

Lorna Brown

RPS Group Tuesday 16th November

We meet again on Tuesday 16th November – and again at Tangmere Village centre in the small hall. We’ll be able to see Nick Hepworth’s very recent successful L Panel, along with Tony Baverstock’s successful A panel.

I signed in to observe the RPS Licentiate assessments this week and will be able to report back. It’s very clear that the criteria for success are being equitably applied – variety of images, a range of techniques, visual understanding and a cohesive set of images – while the reasons panels are not successful are also very clear. These are as ever technical faults (over sharpening, overblown highlights, poor print quality for instance) coupled with repetition (or lack of variety) and panel collections that don’t sit well together. Come along and find out more and bring work for discussion if you are ready or simply join us to explore if the RPS distinctions are for you.

7.15pm for a 7.30pm start – £3 for Club members. We regret we are not able to offer the RPS Group to non-members for now.

The featured image is from Nick Hepworth’s successful L Panel

SUCCESS FOR THREE PAGB GROUP MEMBERS AT THE MASTERS OF PRINT EXHIBITION.

Congratulations to three PAGB Group members who had images accepted in the PAGB MASTERS OF PRINT Exhibition. This represents a terrific achievement for the club  at this prestigious exhibition. Only 60 prints were accepted for the exhibition  out of a huge entry.  The acceptance rate was less than 7%, so the competition was fierce. Well done to all. 

Sheila Tester had an image accepted in the Nature Print section (see image below)

John Howes had an image accepted in the Monochrome Print section (see image below)

Ann McDonald won a Gold Medal for the best Colour Print.  The image is featured above,  ALL WORK DONE © Ann McDonald 

FAMILY OF MYCENA ON A LOG © Sheila Tester which was accepted in the exhibition.
HOLY MAN © John Howes which was accepted in the exhibition

Many thanks to Peter Rocchiccioli who co-ordinated the club entry. 

All the medal winners can be seen here http://www.thepagb.org.uk/competitions/gallery/album-for-2020/nggallery/2020/masters-of-print-2020

All the results can be viewed here https://www.pagbnews.co.uk/sites/default/files/newsletters/en283%2001%20June.pdf

RPS Group Tuesday 18th May

Please note a change to the deadline for this meeting for this month only – images for discussion at our virtual meeting must be with me by 5pm on Saturday 15th May.

Our Zoom session on Tuesday 18th continues to provide support for members looking to follow up the RPS distinctions. 

All are welcome, whether that’s just to observe or – when you are ready – to submit work for consideration. If you wish to send work in, please see the guidance below.

Guidance 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 Saturday 15th May

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 Sarah Nichol’s successful L Panel

Print Group 11th May

The print group’s virtual meetings continue on Tuesday 11th May starting at 7.30pm.

The group meets to consider how to get the best out of your digital files.  You are welcome to submit a maximum of three images for sharing and discussion, following the guidance below, but you are welcome to join us if you don’t wish to send images in too.

Please note that you should now use printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk for mailing all images not the personal email addresses you used before.

Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 10th May by email attachment to printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

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 Tim Crabb On the Way Up or Tim Crabb no1. (Titles aren’t necessary for either print Group or the RPS Group meetings.)

My grateful thanks to MAC users who have worked out how to attach rather than embed images. If you are sending for the first time and unsure how to do this, please let us know via the printgroup email address and simple instructions will follow.

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

Topic: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: May 11th, 2021 19:30 London
Every month on the Second Tue, until May 11, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
May 11, 2021 19:30
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcvc-mvrjgtEtZzGrJmp6gtU5r4Kms7_7Is/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrrD8qHdSWtxGFRpwqAI-gc-3ziHZaj7dnhjj3KS1DNATiA7dQZplyA4_v

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 832 4070 3782
Passcode: 528180

The featured image is Burnham Lighthouse by Andy Bracey

RPS or PAGB Distinctions?

The RPS is running a joint event with the PAGB on 8th May to compare and contrast the distinctions each offers. There will be two panels at each RPS level, and the PAGB will be showing the standard for their ‘equivalent levels’. If you would like to join this online session you need to sign up on the RPS web site, it is a free event.

This link will take you directly to the RPS website for more information and to sign up.

https://rps.org/events/bristol/2021/may/rps-distinction-or-a-pagb-award/

Annual Exhibition – Update

Plans for our virtual Annual Exhibition 2021 are proceeding and Photocomp is now ready for uploading your PDIs.

As a reminder, you can enter up to 6 images, which should be 1920 x 1080 maximum in jpeg and no bigger than 5MB. They can be of any subject and in mono or colour. The deadline for entries is Thursday 28th May.

Please note that you should enter in the class you are in for PDIs – that is, if you are in Advanced for prints and Intermediate for PDIs – you enter in Intermediate. The exhibition will be judged – you can find the list of awards on the previous Annual Exhibition post https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/annual-exhibition-2021/. The special award for photographs taken in a 10 mile radius of the centre of Chichester must be of a recognisable location but otherwise can be of any subject. That is for instance, an image of the Bishop’s Garden can be entered, a single flower in the garden can’t.

Everyone is guaranteed that at least one of their submitted images will be included in the exhibition. While there is no requirement to make your entries into a panel (that is, work out how the images sit best next to each other) and unlike for the print exhibition we cannot accept suggested hanging plans from you this year, it will be very helpful in making the overall exhibition look good if you can think about submitting images that work sympathetically together.

The external judge will be making their decisions during early June, which will be followed by the Selection Committee’s consideration of entries shortly after.

The virtual exhibition will open on Saturday 7th August.

If you require further advice or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Rocchiccioli or Lorna Brown via exhibitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

The featured image – our patron, the Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester, turned the camera on us at the Opening Evening of our Annual Exhibition in 2016

RPS Virtual group Tuesday 20th April

We meet again via Zoom on Tuesday 20th April for our RPS Group which provides support for members looking to follow up the RPS distinctions, and this month will have feed back from two recent advisory sessions.  All are welcome, whether that’s just to observe or – when you are ready – to submit work for consideration. If you wish to send work in, please see the guidance below. Guidance 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 19th April 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 Frank Adams’s  successful F Panel

Print Group 13th April

The print group’s virtual meetings continue on Tuesday 13th April starting at 7.30pm.

The group meets to consider how to get the best out of your digital files.  You are welcome to submit a maximum of three images for sharing and discussion, following the guidance below, but you are welcome to join us if you don’t wish to send images in too.

Please note that you should now use printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk for mailing all images not the personal email addresses you used before.

Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 12th April by email attachment to printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

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 Tim Crabb On the Way Up or Tim Crabb no1. (Titles aren’t necessary for either print Group or the RPS Group meetings.)

My grateful thanks to MAC users who have worked out how to attach rather than embed images. If you are sending for the first time and unsure how to do this, please let us know via the printgroup email address and simple instructions will follow.

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2021 19:30 London
Every month on the Second Tue, until May 11, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
Apr 13, 2021 19:30
May 11, 2021 19:30
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcvc-mvrjgtEtZzGrJmp6gtU5r4Kms7_7Is/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrrD8qHdSWtxGFRpwqAI-gc-3ziHZaj7dnhjj3KS1DNATiA7dQZplyA4_v

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83240703782?pwd=azAySFhjeHdZbzZIZ0NuTnZBb3Z5QT09

Meeting ID: 832 4070 3782
Passcode: 528180

The featured image is Turmoil by Jim Munday