Exhibition of Prints and Audio Visual Event

We are taking part in an exhibition which takes place at The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning, BN44 3XZ on Sunday 10th January from 10:00am until 5:00pm (prints) and from 6:30pm (A/V) in the Coombe Court Hall.

This exhibition will show the very best of photography and digital imaging by members of five West Sussex Camera Clubs and the Adur Digital Imaging Group.

This event is sponsored by Park Cameras.

This is the flyer which can be downloaded using the link at the bottom of the page.


We have done it again!

Meeting Report

The competition was held at Hailsham and six of our members attended. The judge was a very amusing gentleman by the name of Clive Tanner.

In Round One, Daisy Kane was only awarded 15 points for her beautiful picture of an Indian lady surrounded with her cooking pots, which must have disappointed her greatly (she was there). Paul and I both agreed that when projected here, it lacked the real colour saturation that it had when viewed elsewhere previously. This is one of the problems with P. I.s in my opinion. Slides were always the same.

However in Round Two our fortunes changed with one of Chairman Peter's renown naked lady pictures entitled 'Katie' which was awarded 20 points much to our great delight. Very well done Peter.The judge was very taken with both her and you!

Next up in Round Three, we had Paul Hayward's 'Mist Sunrise' with its fantastic recession of hills which was highhly praised and given 17 points. So, at tea time we were lying third and our spirits were high - mine especially as I won a bottle of whisky in the draw.

After the break we had Jean MacWhirter's 'Gentoo Penguin feeding Chicks' which was credited to Ian both here and in our newsletter. Sorry for someone's error Jean, but it made Ian smile with delight when it scored 19 points. This gave rise to rounds of applause and put us up to Second place.

Martin on HDRI and Roy on weddings

Meeting Report

Members Evening

An evening of two halves, the first was me talking about High Dynamic Range Imaging and the second was Roy presenting the practicalities of wedding photography.


I started with a presentation of the whys and wherefores of HDRI. I followed that with demonstrating how to take a set of exposures and use Photomatix to tone map them in order to create a printable image.

Paul Hayward's survival story

Meeting Report

Paul HaywardPaul gave us a really amusing talk on his trip to Antartica towards the end of last year.

He had us smiling and laughing throughout with his descriptions of his companions and some of the incidents that occurred, all the time showing his wonderful images of the ship, the rough seas and the fantastic Artic scenery; but above all, his wildlife shots of the penguins, seals, sea lions and the birds  with a 'winning shot' of an albatros in flight.

Amongst his fellow passengers were Chris Patton the wildlife photogapher and current presenter of Autumnwatch and the travel reporter for the Independent newspaper Simon Calder who used to do travel reports on Radio 2 on Saturday mornings.

Finally, he showed us a video made during the trip by a fellow traveller who has worked with David Attenborough.

Thank you Paul, we all really enjoyed your evening.

Derek Grieve.

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Newsletter October 2009

The best way to start - welcome to our new members, we are glad you have joined us and hope you enjoy your time in the photography club. Clearly the two ‘New Members Evenings’ have borne fruit and for the first time the club has undertaken such a venture must be declared successful. No doubt there could be improvements if we choose to run them again in the future.

Steyning Camera Club - Steve Watkins Lecture

On Monday 9th November at Steyning Camera Club Steve Watkins, award winning travel photographer, writer and editor of 'Outdoor Photography' magazine, will be presenting an evening of images and anecdotes from six continents and sixty-five countries.

The first competition of the year

Meeting Report

Derek Grieve with his winning entryOur first competition went very well with Tony Riley standing in for Walter Benzie as our judge. Derek Grieve got the best print award.

You can read more about it in our October newsletter.

The results are now out.

New members evening well received

Meeting Report

Tim Hulbert showing printsThere were a lot of prospective new members at first of our new members evenings for the 2009-2010 season. Di started the evening by going through what the camera club does and was followed by Tim Hulbert showing some of his prints. We then had a very long coffee break which gave us the chance to chat and to help people to understand their cameras and how to take better pictures.

After the break we showed some of the entries for last years projected image competitions.

We have another new members evening on the 24th September so if you or someone you know wants to improve their photography and have some fun doing that come along to that meeting.

Successful Barbecue

Meeting Report

Summer Barbecue

The day of the summer barbecue arrived with the weather looking decidedly 'dodgy'. However the rain held off until most people had finished their main course!

The event was held once more at Di Walker's house which has a very smart terrace which is just the right size to accomodate 28 members of our club sitting at tables.

Our Chairman Peter again cooked all the various meats, which he had provided for us, with enough for 'seconds' for several notable members who felt the need! There was a very good variety of salads and sauces provided by the attendees and every one agreed that the grub was first class.

Di and her friend John welcomed everyone and made sure they had drinks and somewhere to sit. John had provide the wine which he had bought at a very good price and brought with him from France where he lives.

Just as most people had just finished the main fare, the heavens opened and everyone fled into Di's Sitting room with their chairs and the party continued. Members had brought a mouth- watering variety of sweets and puds which were then consumed indoors.

All in all everyone had a great time and our thanks must go to Di for the use of her house and her hospitality and to John for his hard work and of course to our Chef Peter.

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