Selsey Camera Club

Barbers Trophy - Open PDI Competition

Due to the current health crisis, only twelve members attended St Wilfrid's Church Hall on the 16th March for our annual open digital competition for the Barbers Trophy. We were joined by Andrew Mills MA MEd Cert Ed ARPS, our judge for the evening.

Following agreement at the AGM four years ago, the competition is run in two separate parts: Advanced Class for those members who have won a trophy during the previous season, and Club Class for other members. In this way there are two winners, one for each section, each sharing the Barbers Trophy.

For the full report click HERE. To download the competition scores click on the red buttons


Entries awarded Certificates of Merit


Featured Photographer David Nicholls


Hi Everyone,

It is with much regret that I bring you news that, in light of the present health scare, all meetings and activities of the club are immediately suspended until further notice. Your committee have given this serious thought and feel this decision will be in the interests of all members and especially those over the age of 70.

We will obviously monitor the situation carefully and follow government advice, but hopefully we will receive an all-clear in a few months time and life can return to normal.

Meanwhile, perhaps this might give us time to search through hard drives, old negatives and colour slides for undiscovered photographic masterpieces !!

Best wishes,

Tony Storey


Online PDI Competition #1

Hi Folks,

Despite the suspension of club meetings for the time being, I thought you'd all be pleased to know that we are about to set in place some online PDI competitions as a means of keeping us together as a club and to prevent us from going potty during this period of enforced isolation !

Therefore, starting this Sunday, (29th March) until noon on Sunday 12th April, we invite you to send up to five images attached to an email to Dick Read, ( ). As usual, you will be required to show the title and your name within the file name, but the file size limit of 1920 X 1080 pixels will not apply. Also, like the recent Barbers Trophy, this first online competition will be open - there will be no set subject! It will be acceptable to submit images that you have previously entered for past club competitions, as long as they didn't score 18 or above to qualify for a certificate of merit.

You will all shortly be receiving from Marc Read a document explaining how the competition is to be organised using the Google Photos platform. This will enable you to see the pictures entered and allow each of us to enter a mark out of 20 for each picture. In other words, we will each be doing the judging. However, to make this process as fair as possible, you will be asked to mark each of your own entries with a zero.

Lastly, unlike normal club night competitions, there will be no limit on the total number of images entered, which we sometimes have to reduce with a "cull". Therefore you will not be required to indicate to Dick which image to exclude were a cull required.

In a sense, this first competition is being run on a trial basis, and we would therefore welcome feedback in the form of emails to Dick and myself to help us to iron out any gremlins before running the next one.

Anyway, let's work together as a club and see if we can make this work in order to see and enjoy one another's photography.

Best wishes,

Tony Storey

Your chance to meet some of our members both experienced and novice. This time we meet David Nicholls our Club President who joined the club in 2003.

Following 22 years in the R.A.F. he started an interesting and varied career as a professional photographer working as a freelancer, for a Local Authority and as a staff photographer for a local newspaper.

To read an interview with David and look at his images. CLICK HERE

George Abel

"Selsey Life" in 1982/83

Danny Glew, a former leading member of the club’s committee, has made available to the club a collection of 170 colour transparencies that he discovered recently during a spring-clean of his home in Cornwall. The slides were taken in and around Selsey during 1982 and 1983 and were part of a club iniative to capture various aspects of Selsey life.

His wish was to make these images more widely available to club members and to the wider community and asked us for help to produce a digital copy of the collection.

This collection has now been scanned, tidied and uploaded to the club's Flickr website and can be viewed by clicking the red button below. Apologies for the interruptions in viewing by adverts which are a "feature" of the free version of Flickr.

I hope a view of "Selsey Life" from over 37 years ago will be of interest


SCPF Print and PDI Leagues

To view the latest scores for the SCPF Print and PDI Leagues click the appropriate button below:-