See the notices page for the programme of summer walks and other events that take place on Thursday evenings instead during the summer 'closed' season.
As well as the main group activities, Chichester Camera Club also runs many special interest groups, the aim of which is to help people enjoy and improve their photography by sharing techniques and skills within a small unit situation. These groups are run in addition to the main weekly meetings and offer participants the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of some of our most talented club members. There are six special interest groups each of which is led by a highly experienced club photographer and all usually meet once per month during the club season (September - May). They are open to both members and non members. The club levies a small attendance fee to cover costs (currently £3 for members, £4 for non-members). Below is a list of our current special interest groups:
- The Developers Group. Leader: Iain McGowan FRPS
The main objective of this group is to help inexperienced photographers come to grips with the basics of photography, concentrating on techniques and composition rather than the technicalities of individual pieces of camera equipment. This includes outings led by an experienced member of the club with the results being reviewed at the next meeting. Photographers of all levels of experience are encouraged to come along with the idea of sharing skills and ideas.
- The Digital Imaging Group. Leaders: David Abbott and Sheila Tester
The emphasis in this group is on sharing digital skills and digital imaging problem solving, with many Photoshop, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements hints and tips being shared during the meeting.
Meetings: every 4th Tuesday of the month. See the 'programme' page for further details.
- The PAGB Distinctions/External Exhibitions Group. Joint leaders: Rosie Armes FRPS, MPAGB and Janey Devine FRPS
The main purpose of this group is to encourage participants to achieve the distinctions of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). It also provides assistance and advice to those who wish to enter national and international photographic exhibitions.
- The Portrait Group. Joint leaders: Jan Davis and Andy Dulson
Portraiture requires skill and experience and this group aims to give its participants the opportunity to learn through working with others in a studio-like setting or on location. The club has good portrait equipment having just purchased some high quality studio lights.
Meetings: every 1st Wednesday of the month.
- The Print Group. Leader: Stephen Marsh
The aim is to help participants improve the quality of their prints through mutual encouragement and constructive critique of the images that they take along to the meeting.
Meetings: every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
- The RPS Distinctions (LAF) Group. Leader: Graham Sergeant FRPS
LAF stands for Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship, which are the distinctions awarded by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Advice, encouragement and assistance are the keywords in this group where prospective submissions to the RPS are previewed and critiqued. Many club members have been helped over the years by this group to obtain distinctions from LRPS to FRPS and a number of current and past members have been actively involved with the RPS, sitting on the various distinctions panels. The close ties therefore between the club and the RPS help keep members of this group fully informed and up to date with the latest rules, requirements and trends.
Meetings: every 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Unless noted otherwise in the above text, all of these meetings are held between 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Tangmere Village Hall in the small back room. Please see the Programme page for meeting dates and other details.