Selsey Camera Club

CLUB MEETINGS SUSPENDED

Featured Photographer David Nicholls

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

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 12th December when we will hold our annual "It's a Knockout" print competition.  This is a competition where members' prints are judged - two at a time - by a show of hands from the club members with the winner passing through to the next round and the loser (as the competition name implies) suffering a " Knockout ".  The last print standing at the end of the competition will be the winner and a modest prize will be awarded to the photographer.  Please bring a maximum of 6 prints to the meeting - any prints can be used, including those previously entered for other competitions.  

"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

 

 

Online PDI Competition No. 9

During this prolonged Covid-19 closure of the club, it was decided last year to hold a series of online digital competitions in order to keep our members involved with the club as well as maintaining their interest in photography.

 

Following some helpful recommendations from our members, we decided to look into the possibility of booking an external judge for occasional online competitions, rather than asking members to judge one another’s pictures as often happened in the past. I am therefore delighted to report that we managed once again to secure the services of Mr Tim West FRPS, a judge who is very well known to our members following numerous visits to the club over many years, as both judge and speaker.

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB CHAIRMAN BELOW

Selsey Life in 1982/83

Entries Awarded Certificates of Merit

MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB CHAIRMAN  17th March 2020

 

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

SCPF PDI League Scores

SCPF PDI League

To view the latest scores for the SCPF PDI League and download the individual scores click the appropriate button below:-

Cheers!-2 George Abel

THE CLUB FOUNDER - George Abel

Selsey CC Individual Scores Online Competition 9 Scores

Online PDI Competition 9

Hi All

 

Further to our second externally-judged online competition you will find below the link to Tim West’s Video which shows Tim’s critique and score for each of the 48 entries.  The video running time is about 1 hour 5 minutes and I would recommend that you watch this before accessing the attached scoresheet.

 

Video Access -  https://youtu.be/vXKb03EmvbM

 

We are still very keen to hear suggestions from you about how we could improve the competition format or procedures.

 

To this end, and in particular with your thoughts on this first externally-judged online competition, we are asking you to fill out a feedback document which can be accessed via the following link:-

 

Feedback Access - https://forms.gle/kcZigWHDJZ7bmmkCA

 

This is just a free format box where you can give us your thoughts and ideas – the entry of your name is optional so if you wish to be very critical (or nauseatingly complimentary) you can do that anonymously!  We would also welcome some ideas for future competition themes or, if you would prefer, the “open” competition option.

 

I will shortly be updating the website with a short report, download access to the scores and a slideshow of the competition entries which scored 18 and above and were awarded a Certificate of Merit.

 

When viewing the website you will notice that we have completed the migration to the latest website version which does not require the flash player - support for which finished on 31st December 2020. There are a few minor changes to the website which have been applied mainly to tidy up the layout, but more importantly the website can now be accessed successfully via a smartphone.  There are still a few anomalies to be ironed out but these will hopefully be fixed shortly.  We also welcome your comments and suggestions about the website using the Feedback Access link shown above.

 

I hope that you will continue to support our efforts to keep you involved with the club and maintain your interest in photography.

 

Kind Regards

 

Dick