Selsey Camera Club

Online PDI Competition No. 7

During this prolonged Covid-19 closure of the club, it was decided 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.

For this open competition, thirty-eight images were submitted by eight club members covering a very wide range of subjects as can be appreciated from the slide show on our home page. In line with previous online competitions, we decided upon the democratic approach in which all club members were invited to act as judge and jury by recording what they thought about each image and giving a mark to each one between ten and twenty. (Their own entries had to be marked with a zero).

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


The Top 15 Online PDI Competition 7 Entries


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 8

Hi Folks,

Following the success of our previous online PDI competitions, I am pleased to announce the start of the next one for which we have acquired the services of a very good external judge, who will be familiar to you all: Tim West

Therefore, up until the deadline, which will be noon on Sunday 13th December, we invite you to send up to five images attached to an email to Dick Read, ( [email protected] ).

As usual, you will be required to show the title and your name within the file name, but as before the file size limit of 1920 X 1080 pixels will not apply. Please note: this is an open competition, ie - no set theme or subject.

It will be acceptable to submit images that you have previously entered for normal pre Covid-19 club competitions, (except for any that scored 18 or above to qualify for a certificate of merit). However, this time it will also be acceptable to enter any image entered for any of our previous seven online competitions.

Immediately after the competition deadline on 13th December, all the images entered will be sent to Tim for judging and marking. Following a few days, the results will then be sent out to you all and access will be given to you to view a video on YouTube where all images entered in the competition will be critiqued by Tim.

I do hope you will all feel encouraged to participate in this judge-led competition. After all, Tim West is a very sound and fair judge who has been invited to visit our club in this capacity every season for the past twelve years !

We hope that this will be just the first of a number of externally judged online competitions to take place before normal club meeting can resume later next year.

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

Best wishes,


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:-