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.
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.