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
On the evening of Monday 12th July eleven members of Selsey Camera Club joined together online via Zoom to enjoy a live competition. Although we have previously staged online competitions with members viewing and judging one another’s images, or a qualified judge being commissioned to do the judging by video, we felt this time it would be beneficial to organise a live competition with members meeting together online with a judge to view the submitted images, hear some helpful feedback and the judge’s marks for each picture. In this way, we felt this whole experience would be a step closer to our traditional, face-to-face meetings, and thereby help our members to feel positive about the club’s future post-Covid activities.
Zoom Competition 1 entries awarded a Certificate 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
Following this July’s very successful Zoom-based competition, thoughts are now turning to the future as we consider ways of providing photographic opportunities for our members through the rest of the summer and into the autumn. Clearly our aim is a return to traditional face-to-face meetings in St. Wilfrid’s Church Hall, hopefully in September, and to that end, our treasurer Andrew Kendon intends to liaise with the church’s hall hiring manager regarding such a return for the club along with any additional anti-Covid arrangements that will be necessary and possible changes to the hiring cost.
In the meantime, we are thinking of hiring a judge for another Zoom competition some time during August. Also, perhaps an outdoor shoot somewhere in the locality might be of interest to members and we could use our Zoom facility to share our pictures a week or so after the shoot. With these ideas in mind, I would urge members to get in touch with club secretary Pony Moore ([email protected]) with your thoughts and suggestions for activities in the immediate future and beyond, when hopefully life will be back to normal.
PLEASE NOTE MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB CHAIRMAN BELOW