Club chair Janet Brown welcomed back Andrew Mills ARPS who had talked to us in February about “What makes a good picture”, so the night would be really interesting, would he live up to his own criteria? Janet explained that we were particularly grateful as Andrew had stepped in due to the unavailability of Walter Benzie through ill health and we wished Walter well.
Yesterday afternoon seven members of SCC went to Burgess Hill for the Sussex Federation Print competition.
Ken Scott was in charge and ran the whole event like clockwork. Crawley CC assisted the Federation officials on the day before, and on the day itself, providing the refreshments, amongst other jobs. Ken is firstly a very dedicated family man and secondly he is ‘Mr Sussex Photography’.
When Viveca Koh FRPS was last at Storrington in February 2018 she enthralled us with tales of Urban Exploration and enlightened us with the possibilities of using previously gathered photographic material to build new images. She also displayed her ARPS panel to general acclaim.
On Monday, a group of us went to the Southdown Trophy at Steyning CC’s usual venue.
The well-run competition was soon under way, and it was a complete mixture of the images from the five competing clubs, so no round-by-round tallies were available.
Tonight 5 members of SCC travelled to Henfield for the Regnum Crouch annual PI competition. It is a great pity that more members do not attend these events as one sees dozens of pictures which are generally of high quality, which should help inspire one to do better! It is also nice to support one’s club.
This evening we had the last round of the Southern Fed.’s PI competition ( we are in league 7). The Southern Fed. is largely based to the west of us. We joined it years ago to get our club insurance.
Prior to this evening we were lying 2nd , one mark behind Sandhurst.
The Judge for tonight’s competition was David Eastley LRPS who we have had as a judge before at Storrington.
Judge Mike Davison ARPS was warmly welcomed back by our chair Janet Brown.
Mike a member of Chichester Camera Club, formerly a member of this club, now returning as a judge, so poacher turned game keeper!
There were 22 prints attracting a total of twelve, 18s and above, so well done.
Our speaker tonight was Andrew Mills who trained as an artist but then became a professional photographer. He is now retired and he judges Camera Club competitions amongst other things, like travelling. He started by telling us that he was not about to tell us how to take photographs as we all know how to do that, but he emphasised that good pictures would not necessarily please camera club judge. Interesting, because I once attended an RPS workshop to advise on entering a panel for one of their distinctions.