This year's Chichester Camera Club Advanced Members' Exhibition takes place on Saturday 15th January 2011 at North Mundham Village Hall. The exhibition will be open from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, entry is only £1 and car parking is free. Tea, coffee, cakes and light lunches will be available.
This exhibition never disappoints so try to make time to pay a visit.
Problem?? No Chairman to organise the evening! Reason? The Chairman is having a 'Knees up' in Newmarket at her firm's annual Christmas Bash.
Solution?? Vice Chairman steps in in a womanly way and organises a really good evening's fun.
Anne together with Liz Barber and Audrey club together and select two teams for the 'Mix and Match' competition from our total ranks, appoint a Judge - Clive Trussler (at the golf club pronounced TRUEs LER) to judge (he is a very good choice for the role as he has by necessity had to develop a very thick skin over the years).
We kick off straight away, with quite a good number of members attending in view of the threatened weather conditions, with John Gauvin doing the projecting in his usual expert way.
The 'A' team is led by Paul 'Antarctic' Hayward and 'B' team by Daisy 'top photographer' Kane. Clive takes a great deal of heckling and rude comments but survives anyway and we have a good laugh and a lot of fun.
Paul Hayward's first trip to the Antarctic was brought to an early end when one of the passengers fell seriously ill, not one to give up, Paul made a second trip.
It seems that travel problems follow Paul when he goes South. This time the trip started late because of problems on another boat which was a trip for divers. The divers ended up sharing Paul's boat. The quantity of gear the divers needed was impressive. They weren't popular with Paul as he was hoping for a room on his own, but with all the extra people there was no chance of that!
Having spent serious money on a trip to the Antarctic peninsula Paul makes the most of it by getting up very early and being on deck with his camera ready to go. Boats don't keep still and the environment around us changes constantly so being up early with camera at the ready is essential for getting great shots. Paul showed us a selection of great images. He managed to show us how awesome a place Antarctica is and why it is people put up with rough seas in boats which don't have stabilisers in order to experience it.
Some good advice was given, on a couple of occasions Paul waved his camera manual in the air and told us in no uncertain terms that if we wanted to "get the shot" we needed to know that book from cover to cover and to practice with our cameras until using them is second nature.
A small band of stalwart SCC supporters went to Hailsham in blizzard conditions (actually there was just a dusting of snow on them there hills) to hear Judge Bob Webzell ARPS judge the second ever Sussex Fed P.I. competition.
We came away smiling at our best ever Sussex Fed competition result, certainly in the last 15 years and maybe ever. We were up against 20 other clubs (amongst them there are some top rated clubs) from East and West Sussex and some from Kent.
The marks were very tight at the top, with Steyning CC winning with 92 points; Crawley, East grinstead and Seaford all came second equal with 91 points; and Storrington third equal together with Bexhill, and Littlehampton with 90 points, 2 below the winners. What a great result!
The one we were all waiting for?..., Our
opportunity to display our ingenuity in representing sound in a picture.
Amazingly only half the members attempted it and some of the entries did not meet the criteria set by
the Judge, Eric Burchell. Eric did an excellent job in describing what we were
looking for in these special subject competitions. In this case you needed to
hear the sound coming from the picture, not imagine it. This was indeed very
challenging but wonderfully achieved by our top scorers.
There were ten “18s“ notably two each
from Terry Eldridge and Alex Swyer, very well done to both of you. The most
imaginative, in my humble opinion, were the two “19s” by Daisy Kane with her “Member
of the Band” and John Gauvin’s
“Popping the Cork”, their Photoshop skills really bringing the pictures
We had three “20s” Jane Coward with
“Sharing a sound”, Derek Grieve with “Good Morning” and coming in with Best
Picture was Daisy again with “It’s me Grandma” a portrait of young girl on a
mobile phone talking to her Grandma, a well seen hoilday photograph.
Well done to all those took part. Back to
normal for the next print competition on the 17th of February when
we are hoping to have a record number of entries. Any new members that want
help or advice please contact one of the committee.
Storrington CC were very privileged indeed to have a talk this evening by Tony Penrose, the Son of Lee Miller. Tim Hulbert our former Programme Secretary left us with two pretty tricky set subjects this season, but to have arranged this speaker was very creditable as he was probably the best speaker the club has had in many years. One member said it was the best presentation he had ever attended.
I along with most other people I suspect had never heard of Lee Miller; but after tonight we will never forget her. She had a most extraordinary life which was affected right from the start when at the age of nine she was raped and left with Gonorrhea. She then went on to become a 'Super Model' both in the USA and Paris. This was followed by a very distinguished career as a reportage photographer during WW2 during which she witnessed horrific events which left her again scared for the rest of her life, leading to her becoming an alcoholic and recluse.
Our first PI competition of the new season saw an excellent
turnout of 81 images submitted for evaluation by our judge for the evening, a
former member, Mike Davison. Mike is now a member of Chichester Camera Club, having
previously been our programme secretary. He gave us a talk last year on 'Trying
for an RPS Distinction' encouraging us to 'go for it'.
New to judging, Mike requested that he be given the
opportunity to evaluate the images prior to the evening and this was agreed to.
I am very sceptical in providing images to be pre-judged in this way. Viewing
on a PC monitor is not the same as a projected image. Images are submitted to our competitions with a maximum
resolution of 1400x1050 pixels, the native resolution of the projector. If the
external monitor displays at a lower resolution, then the software has to
compensate for the percentage view. As I have demonstrated in the past, if the
image is not shown at actual percentage size then the images may not be displayed
correctly. To preserve the anonymity of the photographers, images were supplied
in both PDF and PowerPoint slideshow format.
Would you like to know more? Take a look at our current programme to see what we get up to then either fill in our contact form, call our chairman Anne Nagle on 01798 812312 or come along to our next camera club meeting.