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
The destination selected for our first “in person” meeting for the Selsey Camera Club since the start of the Covid Pandemic was Bracklesham Bay. This location was chosen for an October outdoor shoot in the hope that, with suitable weather conditions, it could offer both action shots of Windsurfers and landscape shots showing the beauty of a spectacular sunset.
We were blessed with a bright sunny day but with little or no wind to encourage any windsurfers and a heavy mist shrouding the Isle of Wight. Despite the limiting climatic conditions there were plenty of opportunities for the eleven attendees (both club members and prospective club members) to find a variety of suitable subjects to record including, briefly, a seal swimming close to the shore near some surfboarders and several flocks of geese flying over.
A selection of images taken during the Bracklesham Shoot
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
At last, we have the show on the road....
Our first meeting will be 25th October and for the moment subs are as they were (£35) However, this will be kept under review. Andrew Kendon is currently trying to make arrangements for members to pay subs with BACS (watch this space)
New members, we meet at 7.25 PM in the Church Hall in Church Road, Selsey
Any members (including new members) who were at the Bracklesham outdoor shoot, please put some pictures on a stick and bring them along to our first meeting, so that the club can view them on the night. It was great to see so many of you turning up on the day
For this year, we are going to have monthly meeting, from January onwards we shall revert to our fortnightly meetings. The programme is currently being constructed by Joan Taylor
Our second meeting will be on 22nd November, which will be Round 1 of the new league competitions So, start selecting your images to enter PDI Leagues and Prints .....
I have attached a guide to the new league competitions, which I hope you find useful. In the sample league, page 3, I have used simple one-word titles for the images. Please note, the dates entered for each round are purely hypothetical, so too the members names, of course
If you have any question, regarding the leagues , or anything else, please contact me
Look forward to seeing you all soon
Selsey Camera Club
M 07771 550174