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.
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.
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
During this prolonged Covid-19 closure of the club, it was decided earlier in the 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 this competition, rather than asking members to judge one another’s pictures as happened previously. Therefore, after some behind the scenes investigations, I’m delighted to report that we managed to secure the services of Mr Tim West FRPS, a judge very well known to our members following numerous visits to the club over many years, as both judge and speaker.
Entries Awarded Certificates of Merit
MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB CHAIRMAN 17th March 2020
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 !!
To view the latest scores for the SCPF PDI League and download the individual scores click the appropriate button below:-
THE CLUB FOUNDER - George Abel
Further to our first 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 58 entries. The video running time is about 1 hour 13 minutes and I would recommend that you watch this before accessing the attached scoresheet.
Video Access - https://youtu.be/dWnOdoFyHdg
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 finishes 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 wish you all a very happy Christmas and hope that you will continue to support our efforts to keep you involved with the club and maintain your interest in photography.