Weekly update

On Thursday, the final round of the Club and Intermediate print competitions was very ably judged by Steve Kirkby CPAGB/AV. The results from the evening are posted below. Overall top of the Club league was Vincent Lavender, who wins the Brieley Cup, which will be presented at the Annual Exhibition. Amanda Patton won the Intermediate competition and with it the Simcox Trophy. Congratulations to you both. The featured image is Amanda’s ‘Cloud Forest’.

As the summer approaches (I hope), there are lots of reminders:

Next week will be the Club’s AGM, which be held by Zoom at the non-standard starting time of 8pm. I shall be away, so Vice Chair Sue Nash will be chairing the meeting. Please make every effort to attend. The papers for the meeting are on the website. Go to Documents>Published Documents>Annual General Meeting>2024 (or use this link). The Zoom link is also on the website, under the Programme heading.

Thank you to all the previous trophy winners who returned them on Thursday. Please will you arrange to deliver the remaining trophies to our President, David Abbott as soon as possible.

Please remember to vote in the Coath and Edmunds Cup competitions. The Coath is for your photographer of the year and the Edmunds for the person you think has done the most for the operation of the Club during the 2023/24 season. Please send your nominations for both cups to

Taking full advantage of the long reach of Zoom, our speaker on 16th May will be presenting from Australia. Adrian Donoghue specialises in creative story telling, so it should be an interesting evening. Thank to the time difference, he will be going to work (as a medic) immediately after our meeting.

The PAGB Group will meet for the final time this season on Monday 13th May.

Winchester Photographic Society have arranged an after-hours (6:30-8:30pm) private visit to Winchester Cathedral on Monday 20th May and are inviting other clubs to join them. The cost is £20 per person. Register for the event through Jill North at

Clare Gordon-Pullar is offering free copies of Practical Photography and Digital Photographer dating from 2012-2020. If interested, please let me know and I will pass-on your message

The Rotary Clubs in Chichester are organising the annual Dragon boat race on 7th July at the Chichester Canal basin and are looking for photographers of the event. Please let me know as above if you would like to be involved.

Dave Cross is organising his annual Lightroom Summit series of training lectures between 20th and 24th May. They are free to watch on the day and can be purchased for future reference. See

The Click Live photo trade show – also billed as ‘an immersive 3-day extravaganza’, – will be held at NAEC Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire from 23rd to 25th June. Details at

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