Club News

Third competition

A crackingstart to the competitions of 2018 as Paul Hayward welcomed Ken Scott our judge for the night, member of Steyning camera club and long standing friend to this club. There was an air of expectation together with hope of a good night of helpful comment, critical, discerning assessment and good humour – we were not disappointed.

First off 28 prints with an open subject, which proved to be wide ranging and interesting.

Submitted by Audrey Gray on Sun, 21/01/2018 08:04
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The first meeting of 2018

A very Happy New Year to one and all.

I really should not be writing this report as this evenings activity was not for me. Why, I hear you cry? Simple, I do not ‘muck about’ with my images apart from cropping, sharpening, levels, highlights and shadows and clarity.

I do not use layers and am not artistic and therefore I try to take photographs of what I see before me, mainly birds and landscapes.

In a club like ours, you are never going to please all of the people all of the time, like life really.

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Sat, 06/01/2018 14:10
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Seeing out 2017

Well here we are again, 5am, brain working overtime you have got to write a report tomorrow so as you are now fully awake get on with it.

We had a committee meeting a week ago at my house, (running the committee meetings is about the only useful thing I do as joint Chairman), and the Christmas party was discussed. Our brilliant Secretary Daisy volunteered to get the food and drink again, bless her, and David said he would produce a quiz and Liz said she would come up with a picture quiz again.

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Sat, 16/12/2017 14:23
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Another success

On Friday evening four SCC members attended the Regnum Print Competition hosted by Littlehampton CC at the Woodlands Hall in Rustington which is a very nice airy hall, well appointed, but with the most uncomfortable seats ever. Come to Storrington CC where we have a choice of two types of seat, both comfortable.

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Sun, 19/11/2017 16:25
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Prints Architecture; Projected any subject

We were assured of an entertaining evening with two Paul’s in charge!

Paul Hayward as chairman, welcomed the return of Paul O’Toole as judge, who brought some of the “Emerald Isle” humour together with skill and perception, as we journeyed through the entries.

In his introduction to the judging, Paul O’Toole shared his thinking behind architecture as a photographic subject and said that black and white bridges were the norm and at the end of judging he added and cathedrals, as 4 were exhibited here in various forms.

Submitted by Audrey Gray on Sun, 19/11/2017 11:05
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Feel the Land

Another remarkable Lady showed us her work this evening, following some others who remain in my memory, Vanda Ralevska and Rosie Armes in particular (and some of our own ladies of course). Pete Bamforth once said, whilst giving us one of his special talks, ”the ladies are coming!”

Asrid McGecham LRPS gave us an inspiring talk entitled ’Feel the Land’ which sent me to bed with my head buzzing, but somehow I managed to sleep and started this report at 6am the following morning with a ‘cuppa’.

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Sun, 05/11/2017 17:52
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Yesterday evening we welcomed David Eastley to our club once again to give a critique of our work. This time we had prints and PI’s rather than just PI’s as last year but David’s approach was much the same as previously – but that’s because, even in this era of fake news, the fundamentals haven’t changed and if we get those right we are a long way to successful photography.

Submitted by Chris West on Wed, 25/10/2017 06:12
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First Competition prints and PIs

So we launch into a new season after a long summer break filled with photo opportunities.

Our new vice chairman Janet Brown welcomed Malcolm Bull as judge, Derek Grieve newly appointed chairman for 2017 sorted the prints in the unavoidable absence of Anne Nagle print secretary, Alex Swyer presented them for judging and marking, then later Alex presented the projected images in his own inimitable way.

Submitted by Audrey Gray on Sat, 07/10/2017 21:05
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