Photography for All in Steyning West Sussex


This is an at-a-glance listing of the 2017-18 main programme for Steyning Camera Club.

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Next Meeting

When What’s Happening
23 Apr 2018 Hand-In Prints for Print of the Year, 14 May

St George’s Day.

Meetings by Month

Summer 2017

When What's Happening
08 Jul 2017 Wiston Steam Rally

Contact Yvonne if you are interested in meeting up.

26 Aug 2017 Photohunt - Arundel Festival - 26th August 2017

Come and enjoy the Photohunt, see beautiful Arundel and put your brains to work searching for the images to fulfill the categories being chosen by Gary Levett for our competition.   See

To be judged later in the year by Gary – winner of last year’s Photohunt.

Any questions please contact Yvonne Park or Gary Levett.


September 2017

When What's Happening
04 Sep 2017 Members' Night - Welcome Back

A ‘Welcome Back’ evening. Members are invited to bring along their AV shows (maximum length 6 or 7 minutes), collections of PDIs or Prints, or any photo projects you have been working on.  There will be several new members in attendance but this is not strictly a “New Members” night – that will follow at the end of the month, if there are sufficient numbers. There will also be plenty of time for catching up with friends after the summer break.

Up to about 25 images, or a 6/7 minute video (slideshow). If you’re working on a distinction (or have been successful) we’d like to see them. Otherwise, a few ‘mistakes’ are always fun.

Please let Geoff know if you have some pictures or a slideshow for us, with an estimated ‘running time’. They don’t have to be your potential competition submissions – which can, understandably, be kept ‘under your hat’.

Several of the speakers in the rest of 2017 will be able to, specifically, give examples that should give inspiration for the Set Subjects….. which are….. Lines, Light, Decisive Moment. So keep your eyes open for these clues and ideas.

11 Sep 2017 Speaker - Vanda Ralevska

Icon Visitors Welcome - Entrance Fee: £3.00Return visit for this popular speaker who inspires new photographers in particular, but impresses all. Her simple pictures demonstrate her vision and imagination – excellent photographs using simple scenes and viewpoints. Keep your eye on ideas to help with the Set Subject competition. See Vanda’s website ( ) or check out her Flickr pages. ( )

12 Sep 2017 Coffee Club - Borde Hill Gardens - 12th September

Borde Hill Gardens is currently showcasing over 80 sculptures by established and up and coming artists.  It is running from 12th May – 2nd October 2017.  Some members have visited the exhibition and have recommended it as offering good photographic opportunities.  Coffee Club will be held there on 12th September meeting at 10.30 am at Cafe Elvira, next door to Jeremy’s Restaurant.  The entrance fee is £9.02 [£8.20] Adults; £8.58 [£7.80] Concessions.  RHS Members receive free entry in September and Historic House Association members are also free.


18 Sep 2017 Submit PDIs for PDI Rd1, 2 Oct
18 Sep 2017 Speaker - Andrew Mills MA ARPS BIPP
“The art and technique of great photography.”
Andrew is a photographer of Landscapes and People, having had a long career in the business. This will be a brief journey through some of the most respected photography from many different genres since the beginnings of photography to contemporary practitioners.

We’ll discuss what makes these “great” photographs from the artistic point of view and the technical aspects – not always present together in any one photograph. The talk will finish with a short presentation of some of Andrew’s own work.

This will be a talk and slide show – and an ongoing Q and A.

Andrew’s website.


Submit images for PDI Competition 1st Round (2nd Oct)


There will be a Raffle at this meeting.


23 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017 Bluebell Railway - 24th September 2017

Enjoy Bluebell Railway at their special event.  Steam through the ages

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September a new Steam Through the Ages experience.

Each station will be presenting a different time zone.

Sheffield Park will recreate a Victorian era, leading on to Horsted Keynes with a 1940s war time display. Kingscote will offer a recreation of a 1960s restaurant and East Grinstead will recreate the sounds of the 1980s.

Travel tickets are valid all day so hop on and off the trains to explore what is going on at each station as much as you like.  See website for prices.

Highlights will include:

Sheffield Park

  • Victorian music
  • Locomotive sheds
  • Museum
  • Bessemer Arms
  • Gift shop

Horsted Keynes

  • Concert party shows
  • Black Market traders
  • Sussex Home Guard Displays including Firearms, bayonet practise and parades
  • Military vehicles
  • King George V Buffet serving war time food
  • Carriage and Wagon viewing gallery
  • Gas mask making with Jacqui Sparkes


  • 1960s fun and frivolity more details coming soon. (Dig out your flower power outfits)

East Grinstead

  • Travel Centre
  • The Grinstead Buffet Carriage will be open for refreshments and snacks.

Bluebell Railway Website

Web page for the ‘Steam through the Ages’ days.

Details of where to meet and time to follow.

25 Sep 2017 New Members evening - How we do things
An informal, relaxed “getting to know you” evening to brief new members on competitions, standards, submission methods, print mounting, FFP  submission, overview of external competitions, etc. Good chance for informal questions and chat. As it’s taking place in one of the back rooms of the hall, and we have quite a few new members (at least 12), we have to limit the attendance to new members only.
There will be no charge, as this has changed from a Workshop evening to a “New Members Evening”. Larger Back room, Village Hall.


26 Sep 2017 Coffee Club - Cafe Rouge Brighton Marina - 26th September 2017

The weather forecast is for a dull start to Tuesday and brightening up later.  With this in mind coffee  club is to be at Cafe Rouge, Brighton Marina.  They have a special offer of 2 for 1 full english breakfasts at the moment so those of you who enjoy a full english need to go onto, lookup offers and  get a voucher.  Full english breakfast is about £8.95 so its 2 for £8.95 but it doesn’t include drinks.  The offer is only on the english or vegetarian breakfast.  If anybody wants to be my other half for breakfast I have the voucher.

After coffee morning, depending on the weather, those wanting to do photography can go one way towards Rottingdean and the cliff path or in the other direction towards black rock and Brighton.  There should also be boat trips available by lunch time going for a trip round the pier or possibly round the new Rampion construction site which is just being finished.

October 2017

When What's Happening
01 Oct 2017 Brightona’s Main Event 2017 – Bikes and Bands

Come and enjoy hundreds of motorcycles, trade stalls, live music down on Madeira Drive.

See website

Meet at The Volks Cafe at 11 a.m.   If the weather looks rainy, I will not be attending.

02 Oct 2017 Hand-In Prints, submit PDIs, for Prints Rd1, 16 Oct
02 Oct 2017 Open PDI Competition Round 1

Judge – David Eastley LRPS



09 Oct 2017 Speaker - Jo Teasdale FRPS

Icon Visitors Welcome - Entrance Fee: £3.00 PLUS Raffle‘Mindful Seeing’

A contemporary photographer following two distinct paths. One is conceptual-based projects and the other is street photography. Jo enjoys the immediacy and quirky unexpected elements of street life whilst her conceptual work is an artistic form of self-expression, often poignant and edgy, often unveiling elements of our human nature.

There are bound to be further ideas for the Set Subject competition.

Jo Teasdale’s website.

There will be a Raffle at this meeting.


10 Oct 2017 Coffee Club - RSPB Pulborough Brooks - Fungi Festival

Throughout October RSPB Pulborough Brooks have their ‘Fungi Festival’ where, according to their website,  …’visitors have the chance to explore the wooded heath in search of fairy-tail fungi like the red and white spotted fly agaric and delicate amethyst deceiver toadstools’.   I’m reliably informed that they are very pleased this year to have the ‘Devils Fingers’ fungi.  We can pick up a fungi trail leaflet and a spotters guide from the visitor centre and follow the self-guided trail.  To get the best photos a tripod and macro lens or equivalent is advisable.

We will meet at our usual time in the Pulborough Brooks Cafe where, again according to their website, they serve their very own exclusively bird-friendly coffee, produced high in the Nicaraguan rain forest…….. more about that on their website.

NB:  If the weather is not suitable for fungi photography coffee club will still meet in the coffee shop for their usual catch up on what’s new and old in photography.



Fungi Festival

16 Oct 2017 Open Print Competition Round 1

Judge – John Staples ARPS  (of Eastbourne)

23 Oct 2017 Members' Night

Another chance to ‘Show and Tell’, with a little more time to prepare. AVs welcome (up to six minutes each). So far, we have Graham Devenish explaining and demonstrating the wonders of Infra Red photography! Want to show a new technique you’ve learned? Astrophotography? Still-life? Macro? Panorama? HDR? Focus Stacking?

Let me (Geoff) know if you’d like to show something so I can make a ‘running order’.

24 Oct 2017 Coffee Club - Autumn Colours at Sheffield Park


Sheffield Park Garden is famous for its Autumn colours and it is said that it is the season that Arthur Soames, owner during the early 20th century, built it for. Last year coffee club members requested that we go somewhere else for our Autumn meeting and we went to Pains Hill in Surrey.  Whilst Painshill Gardens are quite spectacular in their own right, their Autumn colours are not a patch on Sheffield Park.  So this year we’re back at Sheffield Park.

Sheffield Park is a National Trust property so for non-members there is a standard entry charge of £11.20.  Entrance to the cafe is however free so those who are not interested in autumn colour photography can still meet for coffee without a charge.  Alternative some members may like to go over to the Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station for a spot of steam train photography.

NB: If the weather is not suitable for Autumn photography coffee club will still meet in the cafeteria.


30 Oct 2017 Workshop - Print Preparation and Mounting

Print mounting, with demonstrations and advice from Gail Bell, Mike Warren and anybody else who can assist. This will be in the larger back room of the UBVH.

November 2017

When What's Happening
04 Nov 2017 SxPF PDI Championships

Sussex Photographic Federation PDI Championships, held at the King’s Centre, Burgess Hill (usual venue). Lots of support please.


Our Assessors are; –

Jeff Lawrence LRPS, CPAGB
Schedule of Event; –
Doors open at 9am

9:30 – 12:00 Open viewing of salon style judging

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:30 Commentary on selected images and presentation of awards

Entry Fee £5.00 (Includes afternoon refreshment)
Our partner club Middleton Camera Club are supporting us

Refreshments available during the day

Many raffle prizes

Longridge Mount Cutters are again with us demonstrating their range of products

05 Nov 2017 Tide of Light - 5th November 2017

A social event at

Come and join in the Celebrations for 5th November at the Firework Festival Worthing – meet at the Cafe Vita, South Street, Worthing at 17:00hrs

After tea or coffee and cake wander down to see the beginning of the lantern walk and finish off practicing our skills at taking images of fireworks as they are set off from Worthing Pier.




06 Nov 2017 Submit PDIs for PDI Rd2, 20 Nov
06 Nov 2017 Photohunt Results and Social Evening

Judge – Gary Levett.

See who wins this year and earns the distinction of being invited to organise next Year’s event!


Submit PDIs for PDI Competition Round 2 (20th Nov)

07 Nov 2017 Coffee Club - 7th November - Jungle Tea Rooms
Time for a coffee club closer to home ;-)))
Coffee Club on the 7th November will be at the Jungle Tea Rooms – Big Plant Nursery, Hole Street, Ashington
We have spoken to the owners of the tea rooms and they can accommodate 10 -20 of us both outdoors and indoors, the menu includes a full english breakfast, bacon rolls and home baked cakes and pastries.   The nursery prides itself in providing a selection of large architectural sized and shaped plants, which in dry weather are great for photography; and then there are some lovely flowering plants in the greenhouse and gardens.   A great opportunity for practicing with tripods and macro lenses, even if its raining.
13 Nov 2017 Speaker - Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB

“A Personal Response” – The Road to the FRPS.

As you can tell by the letters after Chris Palmer’s name, he is a most accomplished photographer and photographic judge – he knows his stuff!

Always a very good evening – see his website for more testimonies. This is one not to miss! He will be judging the “Print of the Year” again this season so definitely worth paying attention! You will also get some clues for the Set Subject Competition.

Chris Palmer’s website.

There will be a Raffle at this meeting.

This is our BIG Raffle, for Charity, so plenty of support, please!

15 Nov 2017 Selection Committee Meeting
17 Nov 2017 Regnum Print Competition

See the Regnum-Crouch website . Under the jurisdiction of Littlehampton Camera Club.

Judge Jon Mitchell. Be there by 1915, the room will be in motion from 1930.

Note the location

20 Nov 2017 Hand-in Prints, submit PDIs, for Prints Rd2, 4 Dec
20 Nov 2017 Open PDI Competition Round 2

Judge – Catherine Jolley LRPS LBIPP ASWPP.

Catherine has been busy with her photographic business – her website is worth a look, with some superb images.


21 Nov 2017 Coffee Club - 21st November 2017 - Birling Gap/Towner Art Gallery - Eastbourne

Coffee Club on the 21st November 2017 will meet at Birling Gap National Trust Cafe at 10.30 am for coffee, a catch up and maybe some photography, before moving on to the Towner Gallery to see the exhibition ‘A Green and Pleasant Land – British Landscape and the Imagination; 1970’s to now’.

27 Nov 2017 Speaker - Adrian Dennis - Sport

Adrian currently works for Agence France-Presse and has been on staff since 2000. He covers a variety of assignments in the U.K and around the world with an emphasis on sports photography. Before, he worked for newspapers including The Independent and The Independent on Sunday (1996-2000).  Adrian started his photographic career at the Wokingham Times in Berkshire before studying journalism at The University of Florida in the USA. While living and studying there he worked for various newspapers, The Gainesville Sun, The St. Petersburg Times and The Eugene Register-Guard (1989-1996). Adrian freelanced for a host of newspapers and magazines ranging from The New York Times to The National Enquirer during his time in America.

Following The Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, Adrian was named Sports Photographer of the Year 2012 by The Sports Journalists Association and won the coveted Ed Lacey Trophy. After a busy 2014 covering The FIFA World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, amongst other assignments. Adrian once again was voted Sports Photographer of the Year 2014 by The Sports Journalists Association and the Ed Lacey Trophy found its way back to his mantelpiece proving it wasn’t a fluke after 2012.

December 2017

When What's Happening
04 Dec 2017 Open Prints Competition Round 2

Judge – Tony Baverstock LRPS (SCPF)

05 Dec 2017 Coffee Club - 5th December 2017 - Shoreham Airport for Christmas Breakfast

Instead of Christmas Lunch this year the plans are just to meet up for normal coffee club at Shoreham Airport and, for the hungry amongst us, to have a christmas breakfast together.   The staff will set up a long table so we can all sit together but it will be a good idea to get there nearer 10 am than 10.30 am to make sure we do all sit together.

05 Dec 2017 Mix and Match Competition, with Worthing and Southwick

Annual fun competition – one of these days somebody will write the rules down but, in brief, one team puts a picture (PDI) on screen and the other two teams have to ‘match’ it, as closely as possible, in terms of subject, colour or some other connection that the challenging team have invented. Scores are (usually) given for the best image and the better match. Each team has to provide about 50 images to work with – and choose from only that number. Right, that’s enough detail – any more and somebody will tell me there’s another rule!

Your support is welcome, urged even – heckling of the judge is allowed and we hope you can contribute. The evening is run by Worthing CC – a small entry fee is usually required. Note the NEW location – Durrington Community Centre, 2 Romany Road, Durrington, Worthing BN13 3ED.

Latest!…… Worthing CC have sent us a poster for the event and also a list of rules (they’re pretty similar to the above). One thing you will probably spot immediately – the name of the judge. Don’t worry about it. Worthing booked him, Southwick are happy about it, so we are too.

Mix and Match poster for Steyning & Southwick


11 Dec 2017 Speaker - Heather Buckley MA
Icon Visitors Welcome - Entrance Fee: £3.00 PLUS RaffleThe photography opportunist 
Discovering images in everyday life.

Street, Events, People. Heather was the RHS Photographer of the Year in 2014 but she is highly skilled in many genres and disciplines. Brighton based.

Heather’s Website.


There will be a Raffle at this meeting.

18 Dec 2017 Members' Night - A Presentation by Peter Merrick
Ever wanted to get inside Peter Merrick’s head to see how he dreams up and creates some of his images?
Peter will talk about the creative thought processes involved, the type of stock images he takes, “just in case” and will show a few worked examples of how he puts together a number of layers and – with some trial and error – concocts the sort of images he is known for.
This requires the Print Stand (1st Half) and Projection (2nd Half).
Followed by a mini pre-Christmas social.
19 Dec 2017 Last Coffee Club of the Year - Squires Garden Centre - 19th December 2017


Our last coffee club of 2017 will be at the Squires Garden Centre,   the perfect location for us all to get the last of our Christmas presents as well as capture the vibrant Christmas decorations and festivities……. maybe even a Father Christmas outfit?

25 Dec 2017 Christmas Day!

More importantly for us photographers, Boxing Day on the 26th…… that’s the day you get out of the house and try out all the new photo gear you received for Christmas (but weren’t allowed to do anything more than take off the wrapping). Errrr….. you did get some photographic gear for Christmas? You did send off your letters to Santa? Didn’t you? You did? OK, well did you get the technical details right? Model numbers etc? (Santa knows nothing about cameras). Did you leave Post-It notes around the house? Did you mention certain bits of kit occasionally at meal times (or any other opportune moment)? Well, if you think it might all go wrong, let this be a reminder for you – “Dear Santa…….. ”

Or even send an email!

January 2018

When What's Happening
02 Jan 2018 Our 1st Coffee Club of the New Year - The Chequers Pub - 2nd January 2018
08 Jan 2018 Workshop - Photo Books

This will be presided over by Ed Mills and held in the Main Hall. (Both back rooms already booked by other groups).  All those interested in Photo Books are very welcome. Members are invited to extend this welcome to non-members, members of other clubs, etc. There will be a small charge of £3 per person, members and visitors alike. Refreshments will be available.

From Ed…..

PhotoBooks Workshop…..
A new workshop to introduce PhotoBooks with presentations from a number of members who have already tried this interesting facet of our hobby. PhotoBooks are not ‘just’ photo albums but usually small publications with a storyline and a sequence of carefully selected images to convey whatever is in the mind of the photographer, they may be commercially printed or hand made. PhotoBooks can be used to apply for the LRPS and ARPS distinctions.
The workshop will be a preliminary presentation from a number of members who have previously produced PhotoBooks including John Gauvin, Peter Merrick and Colin Day. There are a number of standard programs that we can use, including Blurb, after preparation of images through the Lightroom Book module, Bob Books and Mosaic and many others. Our workshop will look at the benefits of using each type of software, the costs and how to get started.
We will cover the manufacture of a hand made PhotoBook, the importance of sequencing and preparation of images for a PhotoBook.
It is hoped that an informal group will be created from this workshop to examine different types of PhotoBooks and methods of producing and manufacturing these – if you are interested in joining this group please contact Ed Mills.
15 Jan 2018 Submit PDIs for Set Subject, 29 Jan
15 Jan 2018 Speaker - Nick Eriksson

Icon Visitors Welcome - Entrance Fee: £3.00 PLUS RaffleEllston Bay – Originating on VistaVision

Nick Eriksson is an award-winning Director of Photography working within the field of Motion Pictures, Shorts and Music Videos. During a relatively short period of time he has travelled extensively, working on projects throughout the world.

Nick has shot many projects for a wide range of talented directors and clients, working quickly and accurately whilst maintaining a high production value in the process.

Some of Nick’s work – short video.

Nick’s website.


There will be a Raffle at this meeting.


Submit PDIs for PDI Set Subject Competition (29th Jan)

16 Jan 2018 Coffee Club - 16th January 2018 - Haskins Garden Centre

We’re in for some cold weather on Tuesday so coffee club is scheduled for Haskins in Roundstone, a nice cosy garden centre, with lots of flowers to photograph.  10 am for those who want a full English breakfast.

22 Jan 2018 SCPF PDI League Division 2 - Hosting

Southern Counties Photo Federation’s PDI League – Division 2. Yes, we have reached the dizzy heights of Division 2 and are now competing against Chichester, Havant, the Disabled Photographers Club, Beaulieu, Hayling Island and Ringwood, (assuming they have all registered again and we haven’t scared them off!)

Judge – David Eastley LRPS

29 Jan 2018 Submit PDIs for PDI Rd3, 12 Feb

By FFP if possible

29 Jan 2018 Set Subject Competition - PDIs - (Lines, Light, Decisive Moment)

1. Lines, 2. Light, 3. Decisive Moment

Submit a total of 2 images. 1 image from 2 of the 3 categories.

Image filename format SSx-yy-z.jpg,
where x is your division, yy is your competition number, z is the subject

Judge – Bob Webzell ARPS EFIAP

N.B. Many hints, examples and ideas will have been demonstrated by the season’s Speakers so far.

See more detailed instructions in the Competitions Guide on this website.

Submit PDIs for PDI Competition Round 3 (12th Feb)

30 Jan 2018 Coffee Club - 30th January 2018 - Butterflies in the Glasshouse

Time to escape to the tropical climate of the RHS Wisley glasshouse where the butterflies have returned from 13th January 4th March 2018.  Depending on your starting point the journey can be up to 90 minutes so meet time for coffee is not until 11am.  This will give us time for coffee and cake before going into the glasshouse.   We will meet in the cafe next to the glasshouse.   Mornings in the glasshouse are usually full of mothers with toddlers who tend to leave lunch time to go and feed the little ones.  So hopefully it will be emptied out by the time we go in.

As well as the butterflies there are plenty of opportunities for seasonal flower and tropical flower photography and there are butterfly sculptures in the garden around the glasshouse, created by artist Alison Catchlove.


31 Jan 2018 Coast17 - Walking the Coast of Britain - Ken Scott ARPS

The premiere presentation of Ken Scott’s 2017 walk around the British Coast. Ken’s unique style and approach to presentation and photography tells the story of a challenging physical and emotional journey, full of anecdotes and reminiscences.

February 2018

When What's Happening
05 Feb 2018 Hand-in for Print Panels, 19 Feb
05 Feb 2018 Speaker - Tom Way

Icon Visitors Welcome - Entrance Fee: £3.00 PLUS Raffle“Wildlife through a Lens”

Tom is a professional award-winning fine-art wildlife photographer based in the UK. He has received recognition in many international competitions including European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 and Nature Photographer of the Year 2017. His images, many in monochrome, are breath-taking!
His work is widely published and he is a contributor to the BBC Wildlife Magazine. Tom exhibits his images as large framed prints around the UK at art exhibitions and galleries.

Tom’s Website

There will be a Raffle at this meeting.

Hand in Prints for Print Panels Competition (19th Feb)

12 Feb 2018 PDI Competition Round 3

Judge – Ken Boddy (SxPF)

17 Feb 2018 All Day Workshop - Mastering Flash, with Terry Hewlett ARPS
Practical Session – Saturday 17th February 2018
The day will take you through the use of speedlights both on and off camera, looking at lighting modifiers, control and balance of multiple lighting sets. The session will complete with a lighting setup orientated towards the genre of Film Noir, playing with the shadows and lighting angles. The day will be around 10am to 4.30pm…. there can only be 16 ‘Active’ participants (actually taking shots with different lighting setups), with everybody else being ‘Passive’ – taking notes and watching/learning. If we get the full 16 Active participants, they will pay something over £25 each and Passive participants will pay £12 each. The costs depend entirely on numbers attending.  See all further details on the News page of the website. Let me know by email if you definitely want to attend (Active or Passive).
19 Feb 2018 Hand-in Prints, submit PDIs, for Prints Rd3, 5 Mar
19 Feb 2018 Print Panels Competition

Judge – A replacement judge has been found…. Colin Miller.

Hand-in Prints (and submit PDIs) for Prints Competition Round 3 (5th March)

26 Feb 2018 Monthly Workshop - Family Photography - Part One

First of two workshops given by local studio portrait and family photographer Becky Holdstock. These are NOT practical evenings and do NOT include ‘serious’ (or expensive) studio lighting. The most important thing to take with you are a notebook and pen. Becky’s photographs are normally taken in ambient light, outdoors and are simple – once you know what you’re doing and follow some advice.  This will mainly be a discussion evening, with some Q&A time. Part Two on 26th March. This will take place in the Main Hall. There will be a charge of £3 per person, to cover Hall hire.


March 2018

When What's Happening
05 Mar 2018 Submit PDIs for PDI Round 4, 19 March

By FFP if possible

05 Mar 2018 Prints Competition Round 3

Judge – Rob de Ruiter ARPS (Bognor)

12 Mar 2018 Speaker - Tracey McEachran MA

Icon Visitors Welcome - Entrance Fee: £3.00 PLUS RaffleWorking in Stories

Artist and Educator. Creative educator and personal development specialist, designing and delivering engaging workshops for all ages and abilities. Also an Arts Awards Advisor at all levels. Tracey’s photography is mainly studio based and is very inventive.

Tracey McEachran is a multi-media artist working with large format photography, film, sound and installations. Her practice sits within the genre of portraiture and still life, employing constructed sets and existing backdrops to reveal contradictions in the human experience. Her work explores tension between group and individual identity.

Tracey says…. “When I was small I drove my mother mad by asking “why” all the time – my fascination was people and why they behaved as they did. That hasn’t changed but I have discovered a wonderful way of asking the question through the camera and then using what is produced to spark conversations. Through the evening I will share how my questioning leads me to create a narrative through images.”

Tracey’s Website


There will be a Raffle at this meeting.

19 Mar 2018 PDI Competition Round 4

Judge – Dick Saunders (SxPF)

26 Mar 2018 Monthly Workshop - Family Photography - Part 2

Becky Holdstock returns with more advice on how to get great pictures of the family, in-laws and outlaws. A notebook and pen are very useful. There will be more practical advice and will take more time than the last meeting, finishing around 9.45pm. As there were around 40 people in attendance at Part 1, most of whom put their hands up to attend ‘Part 2’, this will be held in the Main Hall and there will be a fee of £3 per person.

Do you need a camera with you? No…. but Becky will point out a few camera settings and you may like to see how you do the same on your own camera (which may actually need your manual as well). So feel free to bring your cameras/manuals – but they’re not essential.

Another Family Photo!

Ma and Pa. Can you identify the location? (Clue: Becky showed some family pictures in the first workshop that would have been taken not a million miles away)

29 Mar 2018 Crouch Shield competition - PDIs

Chichester are hosting, Lisa Beaney is assessing. At Tangmere Community Centre.

NB – This was originally expected to be held in the Assembly Rooms in Chichester – so the printed programme version is now wrong.

April 2018

When What's Happening
09 Apr 2018 Submit PDIs for PDI of the Year, 23 Apr
09 Apr 2018 Southampton International PDI Exhibition

Top images from this year’s exhibition in a ‘ready to view’ format (USB stick), with commentary. Presented by Sue Dunham.


Submit PDIs for PDI of the Year Competition (23rd April)

16 Apr 2018 Speaker - Finn Hopson

Icon Visitors Welcome - Entrance Fee: £3.00 PLUS RaffleLandscape, Cityscape and Seascapes by this photographer who has a shop near the base of the i360 (worth a visit). Having spent many years cycling and walking on the South Downs he now spends his time photographing them, trying to capture the unique places, shapes, patterns and textures of the UK’s newest national park.

See Finn’s excellent website.



There will be a Raffle at this meeting.

23 Apr 2018 Hand-In Prints for Print of the Year, 14 May

St George’s Day.

23 Apr 2018 PDI of the Year

Judge – Carole Speight ARPS DPAGB APAGB


Hand-In Prints (and submit PDIs if required) for Print of the Year Competition (14th May)

26 Apr 2018 Southdown Trophy

Annual PDI and Print Competition between Steyning, Southwick, Rottingdean and Storrington. Hosted by Southwick Camera Club – some support from our Members would be very welcome.

Note the location – it had been originally planned to use the Southwick club premises but will now be in Lancing Parish Hall. Disregard the earlier location shown in the printed programme.

30 Apr 2018 The Pictures of Chris Peet FRPS

This will be held in the Main Hall of UBVH.

The Pictures of Sussex Photographer Chris Peet FRPS – some superb prints to be admired and discussed.

Presented by Frank Bull, possibly with some help.

Though this was originally a Workshop evening, it will appeal to many others and is therefore being held in the UBVH, with normal access for guests at the nominal £3 charge. i.e. a normal club evening.

May 2018

When What's Happening
14 May 2018 Print of the Year

Icon Star RaffleJudge – Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGN APAGN AFIAP.

A popular and highly respected judge – making a return trip, having judged for us in this event last season.

There will be a Star Prize Raffle on this evening. Super prizes!

21 May 2018 Annual General Meeting + Annual Awards + Social Night

Does what it says on the tin….. unless somebody plans a different event/venue. NOTE THE START TIME – 7.00pm, 1900, or when the long hand is on 12 and the short hand on 7.


June 2018

No Events currently scheduled