It is now less than three weeks until the close of our wonderful exhibition at the Novium – so not only is this a last call to get along to see it if you haven’t yet, but also gives important information on how to collect your work from the museum
The museum staff will take all the prints down on Monday 11th March and leave these ready for your collection, along with the title blocks if you would like to have yours. Please collect your prints from the museum on Tuesday 12th or Wednesday 13th March or arrange for someone to collect them on your behalf.
If you really can’t collect them, remaining prints will be returned to the hall for your collection at a later date, but we would be grateful if the very great majority are taken away directly from the museum.
I’m very pleased to report that the Club’s extraordinarily generous collection for the Chichester Red Box Scheme was handed over to the Chichester and Midhurst scheme representative, Lynsey, at Chichester College last week.
Lynsey tells us that with such a generous donation of £205 cash and a large box of sanitary protection goods, they will be able to also buy underwear, which while not usually donated, is often required. The items will be distributed across the area, which includes Bognor Regis. Lynsey also tells me that this includes small red boxes at local primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.
We have card a card from Lynsey, and as you can imagine, the about we were able to raise has been very gratefully received. Can I also add my personal thanks to you all for making this such a successful collection.
Having seen the Advanced workers exhibition at North Mundham now is the chance for Club and Intermediate workers to enjoy the same freedom at the Spring Exhibition on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of March 2019. If you’re not sure whether to enter this is a quote from one of last year’s new members:I
It was lovely to be able to chat with other members and I feel I have got to know people in the club better. Thank you for encouraging me to enter and I look forward to hopefully entering the Summer Exhibition.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Spring Exhibition last weekend. I had been very nervous in the build up to it, but I felt reassured once I was there and had my pictures up. Thank you for your positive comments about them. The other photographs at the exhibition were excellent and most inspiring. It has given me lots of creative ideas!
See either Carmel Lynch or Sarah Nichol for an entry form and more information.
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.
I fear you really can’t get the staff for the Print Group just now as I’ll be AWOL again this month. In my defence though, last month was indeed simply pleasure, this time it’s a grandparenting duty call and John Howes has kindly agreed to step into the breech so the group will meet as usual at 7.30pm in the small hall, £3 for members and £4 for visitors.
If you haven’t tried the group yet do come along – it’s an ideal friendly place to simply talk abut our prints, share tips, techniques and ideas. Bring along any prints you’d like to show, work in progress, perhaps those you’d like advice on or those you simply want to share. They don’t need to be mounted but for purely practical purposes, it is best if you do back them with card so they will stay upright on the print stands and the bottom edge will clear the trim.
In February we will be looking particularly at different print papers – and with a Lightroom Print process session on the 22nd January, two complimentary sessions that will fit very nicely together.
The 4th heat of the Small Print Competition is on 17th January. Your images must be in by next Thursday 10 January please. It would be great to see some entries from members who have not yet dipped their toes into the water so to speak! I’m sure your cameras have been clicking away during the festive season. Happy New Year to all.
Our December Print Group will be a ‘self-help’ affair as a rather lovely hotel has made me a pre-Christmas offer it would have been rude to refuse and so I won’t be with you. Dave Abbott has kindly agreed to look after the evening in by absence – thank you Dave!
We had a bit of a topic in October, comparing images of water and the shutter speeds needed to achieve various different end results – whether that was tranquil still effects or fast ‘freezing’ of swift flowing streams. In doing so, we visited Scotland, Wales, England and France!
November will revert to any images of any subject that you’d like to bring along to discuss. For any members who haven’t yet tried Print Group, you can bring work in any stage of development – a first rough print through to finished and mounted images. It is best to bring prints simply stuck onto a piece of card as this will help keep them upright on the print stands, and ensure the bottom of the print doesn’t disappear below the print stand edge.
While the Print Group offers a chance to share and learn new skills and talk about images you might want to enter into competitions, at heart it is simply an opportunity to just chat about photographs with like-minded folk.
You can come along without bringing any prints – the only caveat is that if everyone does that we have nothing to talk about, so if you can, please do bring prints to share.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30pm with a charge of £3 for Club Members and £4 for visitors.
Falls of Orchy by Lorna Brown – the water frozen in action at 1/800 second shutter speed
Following the meeting in which we looked at the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filters in Lightroom with Dave Abbott and High Key Images with Mike Davison, the videos of these tutorials are now available.
During the Lightroom tutorial the subject of Range Masks was touched upon and since then a number of us have spent some time looking at both the colour and luminance options. This has developed our knowledge further so that a short tutorial on this subject will be offered later in this season.