Club Meeting 16 November 2021

Practical Evening, bring your cameras!

On Tuesday 16th November we will be holding a Practical Evening, based around light-painting: illuminating objects with hand-held lights such as torches.

We will have several tables with objects to photograph and, weather permitting, a setup outdoors.

Please could you bring your cameras, a torch and, if at all possible, a tripod?

If anyone could also bring suitable items for table-top “props”, that would also be much appreciated.

Printing at Chi University, Bognor Campus

With Bognor Regis Camera Club returning to a full calendar of activities, and a full completion programme it is time to get printing again. For most of us this is an activity we haven’t revisited for a while.

Whether you have entered print competitions or not let me remind you of the printing capability available at Chichester University’s Bognor Campus.

Please see this document for a brief guide and a link to the relevant workshop notes.

Club Meetings

With the (partial?) return to normality club meetings have returned to Tuesday Evenings at St. Mary’s Hall. It’s great to see lots of members face-to-face for the first time in 18 months or so.

We do ask that you observe Covind 19 procedures to limit the spread of the Corona virus, especially as we have several member who are in the more vulnerable end of society.

  • Do not attend if you show any of the Covid-19 symptoms
  • Please take a lateral flow test earlier on the day before coming.
  • (These are available free from most chemists or medical practices.)
  • Use hand sanitiser on entry.
  • Wear a mask unless seated.
  • Keep seating separated (unless you are in a ‘bubble’).
  • Avoid crowding.

In the hall the seating will be arranged with at least one seat of space all round and the upper windows will be left open to increase ventilation. This may make it a bit chilly over the winter period, so dress with this in mind!

To avoid queues we are currently NOT supplying teas and coffees at the interval. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.

Please note that some events which will be held in the hall may have the presenter appearing via Zoom.  In some cases it may be that the presenter, or someone in their close circle, is vulnerable. For others it may be that the presenter is located a long distance away.

Competition Entry Dates 2021-22

Please note that the club’s Competition Rules section 1e states that:

“Entries to competitions will only be accepted up to the date stated in the programme, which will
be normally 2 weeks prior to the competition. Late entries will not be acceptable.

Thus the Deadline dates in the printed programme are, unfortunately, incorrect as they have been set just seven days before the competion’s date.

All the relevant dates on the website have been checked to ensure the information here is correct.

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BRCC 52 WEEK CHALLENGE

Throughout the testing time of Covid-19 the club members have generously shared their skill and provided workshops on all aspects of improving our photography every two weeks.

Here’s your opportunity to put these new found skills to work and get (and give) friendly feedback to one and all.

The challenge is simple: Take one picture a week throughout the year 2021 and share it with club members.

You will need a free Flickr subscription. Go to https://www.flickr.com/and sign up.

You can find the new group by clicking here

It has been running for a while and there are over a hundred images to explore. So now it’s your turn to join in. There is no subject. All that’s asked is:

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Please post one picture for each week starting January 2021 for 52 weeks. Each picture should be made during the week it represents. All images must be taken by the member who posts them and free of any third party copyright restrictions.

Put a week number in your tags and in your title and/or description. Try this format:

2021-52-01-Your Title

Year-52-Week No-Title

A few lines of description and commentary about the picture will help people in the group to interact more with you.

Please, no content that might be considered offensive – you know what we mean.

Our group is small and personable and is restricted to Bognor Regis Camera Club members. Please respect that, with good commitment and by joining in with commenting. Helpful critiques of others’ images are welcome, but any offensive comments will be removed. The more you put in the more you will benefit and enjoy.

Upload with a smile!

You may find it helpful to place your images in your area into an Album to help you keep track. Albums found in ‘Organise’.

On-line events & Covid-19

BRCC organised a series of online photographic and social activities whilst the Covid-19 restrictions were in place.

The club’s programme was re-arranged to be presented on-line via Zoom until we can all gather together again at St Mary’s hall. Registration is not required in advance, please see your latest edition of Snapshots in your email in box.

We took advantage of the removal of distance limits and added some visiting speakers from afar. We hope to continue the occasional use of Zoom into the future.

Please see the WORKSHOPS and CLUB MEETINGs categories for all latest information. These events were increased in frequency during lockdown and were very well attended.

To book in for any workshop go to the Members’ area and look at the Workshops section, regardless of the event type, and you will find a link to the event’s booking.

All these events are free for members, unless specifically notified.

Where a login is required, e.g. for a Zoom event, then these are sent to all registered participants about 24 hours before the event by email.