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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
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Meeting ID: 832 4070 3782
Passcode: 528180

The featured image is Turmoil by Jim Munday

Annual Exhibition 2021

The Annual Exhibition 2021 might not look the same this year but it will take place for PDIs only which will be displayed using a virtual gallery, as the Spring Exhibition. We thought it necessary to advise you all of how the system will work and to ensure all members are aware of the requirements.

Each member can enter up to 6 PDIs on any subject size 1920 x1080 jpeg Colour or Mono. Jeff will open the uploading system in the usual way.

Judging of the PDIs. Entries will be divided into 3 Classes, please note that members’ PDI classification will apply, ie if you are Advanced for Prints and Intermediate for PDIs, you should enter Intermediate class:

  • Club
  • Intermediate 
  • Advanced

The list of cups and trophies awarded for PDIs can be found below. If you require further advice or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Rocchiccioli or Lorna Brown via exhibitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

PDI judging will follow a 2-stage process.

In the first stage of judging, the 3 PDI classes will be judged separately. The judge will select the three class winners (that is for the Sayers Trophy, Birch and Turner Cups) and award Certificates of Merit for up to 10% for each class.

In the second stage of judging, the held back PDIs from all 3 classes will be grouped together and the judge will select an overall winner for the best PDI, plus Certificates of Merit, under each of the following categories and in the following order (the 10 Miles from Chichester award is decided by the Selection Committee):

PDIs     for 2021                            
TitleAwardSelected from
Best Club ClassSayers TrophyClub class only
Best IntermediateBirch CupIntermediate class only
Best AdvancedTurner CupAdvanced class only
Best RecordBevis CupAny class
Best LandscapeChichester Challenge CupAny class
Best PortraitWhitaker TrophyAny class
Best PictorialDarley CupAny class
Best Natural HistoryTester CupAny class
PDI of the YearWaddington CupAny class
Triptych (replaces Print Panel this year)Shubotham CupAny class
10 Miles from the Centre of ChichesterStewart Jones CupAny class

After the judging has taken place the Selection Committee will undertake a selection of the images for installation in the virtual gallery. Everyone is guaranteed at least one image in the exhibition. The final number installed will depend on the total number of images entered in the exhibition and the limits of the virtual gallery.

Lorna Brown & Peter Rocchiccioli

The featured image is of the Annual Exhibition 2018 by Lorna Brown

Nearly Lost Photographs of Edinburgh

The link below leads to a fascinating article on the work of Robert Blomfield. Blomfield was a medical student, who and between 1957 and 1966, created an archive of Edinburgh with images that are of special interest for those interested in social history and documentary photography.

The collection was discovered in boxes – they had never been seen outside of a small group of friends and family and have now been put together in a book published by Bluecoat Press.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/feb/23/vintage-photographs-edinburgh-in-pictures-robert-blomfield-photography?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

RPS Group Tuesday 16th March

Join us on Tuesday 16th March for an update from the recent Visual Art assessment day, with a focus on the Associate level, and as always, to share work for distinctions at all levels. 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 15th March. 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 Lorna brown’s successful F Panel

Print group 9th march

The print group’s virtual meetings continue on Tuesday 9th March starting at 7.30pm, with Tim Crabb now running the meetings.

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 8th March 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 Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown 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: Mar 9, 2021 19:30 London
Every month on the Second Tue, until May 11, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
Mar 9, 2021 19:30
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
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Meeting ID: 832 4070 3782
Passcode: 528180

The featured image is by Carlien Murray

PAGB Masters of Print 2021

Opportunities to enter printed images are few and far between just now, but the PAGB Masters of Print offers just that. This prestigious competition is open now and this is call to Club members to take part.

The competition is open to members of PAGB affiliated Clubs (such as Chichester Camera Club) and you can enter up to five images in any mix of the three categories, mono, colour and nature. Images can be printed at any size on A3 or 16 x 12 paper, with some restrictions on photographs that have been used in inter-club competitions in the past three years. You can find the full details and rules at http://www.thepagb.org.uk/competitions/pagb-masters-of-print/

Peter Rocchiccioli has kindly offered to co-ordinate entries – you’ll need to send your entries to Peter at Ludlow, Copse Lane, Hayling Island, Hants, PO11 0QA by 15th February and Peter will forward them to the PAGB. As the PAGB has postponed the deadline, prints now need to be with Peter by 22nd March.

Club members have had some good successes in recent years with Masters of Print, the featured successful image here is Jim Mundy’s Port in a Storm

Mount Boards – Free to good homes

There is precious little going on in the way of mounting prints jst now, but with a little forward thinking, this might be a good offer, especially for newer members who are yet to embark down the mounted print route. It’s always useful to see images mounted to see how they really look and having some on hand a real benefit.

Janey Devine has a number of good condition mount boards that are now surplus to her requirements. they are all 40 x 50 cms, single mounts in Britannia card, off-white. The professionally cut aperture sizes are as follows: –
2:3  ratio – 31.6  by  21.7,   29.6  by  19.7, 21.5  by  14.2, 19.2  by  12.8
1:3 ratio – 42.2 by 14.2
1:4 ratio – 40.2 by 10.2, 30 by 7.5
1:2 ratio – 28.4 by 14.2
1:1 ratio – 1 9 by 19, 14.2 by 14.2

If anyone would like any of these mounts, please contact me via the printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk mail and I will pass your message on to Janey. janey will hold on to the mounts until we can again meet, otherwise they will be going to the tip.

The featured image by Andy Dulson shows a range of mounted images at the Club’s exhibition at the Novium Museum in 2018