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.
This report is late because the really nice sunny weather has kept me away from my computer. However, beware “We’re doomed, doomed I say”, (as Private Frazer in Dad’s Army would say), because we will no doubt pay for it later with a hard winter. This evening we were visited by Graham Sergeant FRPS and Carole Speight ARPS (a regular visitor recently as a judge) who showed us some brilliant AVs, which they had singly or together produced. They have won awards so are amongst the very best around to show us this photographic art form.
Great anticipation as we welcomed Keith Gibson from Lewes to judge this season’s opening competition. Our chair Janet Brown introduced Keith with an outline of his interests in landscape, street and architectural photography, backed up by a keen interest in hiking, travel and local atmospheric scenes.
This evening we were very happy to welcome back Paul O’Toole who has judged several of our competitions in recent times. He is Irish (there’s a surprise!?) and looks just like a shorter version of Chris Evans, but without the very recent birth of Twins. Folk who do not listen to Radio Two will not know what I am talking about.
We started off the first meeting with half the Committee members absent including two vital folk, Martin and Alex, our trusted laptop/ projector operators. Janet not only took her first meeting as Chairlady but also bravely took on the projection. This did not start well as we have a case with all the cables (about 12 of them) and three of us could not identify the correct one to connect the club laptop to the projector. After about 10 minutes we abandoned this approach and as we found a cable that connected Janet's laptop, we proceeded with plan B.
Annual General Meeting 2017-2018.
The first item on the agenda where apologies for absence from David Seddon, Daisy Kane, Martin Tomes, liz Barber, Alex Swyer, and Peter Picthall
I then started the meeting with my last job as joint Chairman - the presentation of the Cups which were won as follows: