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.
Snow was forecast this evening and had I not have had the job of writing this report, I might have stayed at home in the warm, however, I am very glad that I did not as Bill Brooks LRPS from Bognor CC came to give us a very interesting talk about photo books and early Lady photographers. A light covering of the white stuff was on the ground as we arrived actually.
Janet Brown our chairman enthusiastically welcomed back our judge for the evening Rob de Ruiter from Bognor Regis Camera club, along with some visitors. Janet encouraged us to look at Rob’s website especially in relation to his ARPS panel in the Visual Arts category, this is entitled “Frozen remains” a fascinating interpretation of the subject.
A very Happy New Year everyone. Back again for the start of the New Year.
Janet welcomed us back and then gave out her parish notices.
Tables were set up behind the projector screen for demonstrations on Mount cutting during the tea break by Martin, Janet and Liz.
Then on to the main event which consisted of members showing 10 photographs taken during their best day of photography.
Robert kicked off by showing us 10 colourful prints of Dickens characters taken during A Dickens event in Rochester. They were all very authentic looking and very colourful.
Another year gone! How quickly life moves if you keep busy, and it disappears faster as you grow older. Daisy arrived with a large box of the food, drink and cooking utensils. Our Chairman and Liz also arrived shortly after to help with preparations. Kevin laid out the tables and chairs and before long the rest of the members attending arrived and started to eat the lovely food on offer.
Our Chairman Janet Brown welcomed Lisa Beaney back after a gap of 4 years, introducing her as a talented all round Steyning based photographer with a special interest in wedding and portrait photography backed up by being a member of ASWPP, (Associate in wedding and portrait photography) and then Lisa told us of an interest in teaching Lightroom skills, as a way of enhancing our photos.
A faithful band of six SCC members were present for the 2018 Regnum Print competition.
Liz Kindly took me there early as she and Martin were very involved with helping to hold the event and setting it up.
Martin did all the sound stuff and set up the projection of the PI versions of all the prints.
Liz did all the announcing and did a whole lot more behind the scenes in organising the event.
We were very pleased to welcome the self-styled “Lucky” Leo Rich for the first time at our club. Were you convinced by the “lucky”? – no, neither was I. Gary Player was held to be a “lucky” golfer but in reality he was a very good golfer just as Leo Rich is a very good photographer. Player got to the nub of it though with his famous quote above. 10,000 hours and then some in both cases I think.
The first person to arrive tonight was our speaker Collene Slater who had driven all the way from Wales. Luckily she only had to go home to Brighton afterwards. The usual folk from SCC were there and a short time later there was a great gaggle of visitors, who were of course very welcome, A large number of them were from Steyning CC, who are our great friends, plus some Henfield and Worthing members.