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Jane Coward

The venue is The Black Rabbit at Arundel which I’m sure most of you know.  Please note the slightly later start than usual because it doesn’t open until 11.00.  This does not preclude you from arriving earlier and doing some photography of course.  There is ample subject matter with the river immediately adjacent and you can walk in either direction alongside it.  The forecast isn’t too bad…..a little bit if sunshine perhaps and light cloud, but dry and not cold so you should be able to sit outside if you wish.  For those with more time to spare after the coffee bit there are the Wetlands and Swanbourne Lake very close by.
The Black Rabbit
Mill Road
West Sussex
BN18 9PB
01903 882638

The Black RabbitMill RoadOffhamArundelWest SussexBN18 9PB01903 882638


Our summer exhibition is on show in Pulborough library.


Our summer exhibition is on show in Storrington library.


Jane Coward

the RSPB Visitor Centre Pulborough at Wiggonholt. The cafe isn’t the best sort of arrangement regarding the ‘coffee bit’ as we can’t put tables together. However it looks as though it will be dry if not that warm, so if we wrap up we might be able to sit outside? As regard photography, apart from the RSPB reserve, Wiggonholt Common is an attractive area and it’s fungi season; I’ve been seeing quite a few whilst dog walking. Here’s hoping Andy is able to come as I’m sure he will be very well informed as to what to look for and where to go! I’m sure that being so local you will all be only too familiar with this location but just in case it’s:

Where is it?

Located approximately 2 miles/3.2 km from Pulborough village. Follow the A283 towards Storrington. The reserve is located on the right- hand side.

Lat/lng: 50.93729,-0.49562Postcode: RH20 2ELGrid reference: TQ058164


The Chairman will outline this year’s programme and a series of Members’ summer images will be viewed. An Open Evening with something for everyone. Come along and see what we do.

Meeting Report: Travels Far and Near
Richard Peters

Richard Peters was European and Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015.

Entries to be submitted for 1st Competition


Jane Coward

This time we meet at the Black Rabbit in Arundel at 11am.

Malcolm Bull

Print and Projected Image (Open Subject) Judge, Malcolm Bull.

Prints to be submitted for 19th October Members Evening

David Eastley

David Eastley LRPS will be appraising our prints and projected images, no scores - Open Subject

Meeting Report: Critique


Jane Coward

The November get together is next Wednesday 1st at 10.30. Our venue is Slindon Forge Cafe where we are ‘booked in’. To that end if I could get some idea of numbers it would be appreciated, just so that I can give them some idea, but please don’t feel under any sort of pressure so to do.

Following coffee, taking pictures of pumpkins should be available in the village. If that doesn’t float your boat then the NT area Park Wood in Park Lane is just down the road.

Astrid McGechan

Astrid McGechan - Feel the Land - Landscape with a difference.

Entries to be submitted for 2nd Competition

Meeting Report: Feel the Land

Sussex Fed annual PI competition at the King's Centre in Haywards Heath.

Paul O'Toole

Print (Set Subject, Architecture) Projected Image (Open Subject) - Judge Paul O'Toole.


The annual print competition organised by the Regnum Crouch group of West Sussex camera clubs.

Meeting Report: Another success
Martin Tomes

Tips and tricks on making better quality projected images and prints.


Jane Coward

We will meet at Squires Garden Centre at Washington, which is ‘on the doorstep’ for most of us, so virtually no travelling time at this busy time of time of year.

Coffee can be followed by some Christmas shopping plus shots of things festive, it looks as though there is a lot to choose from.


Christmas Festivities.



Jane Coward

In view of the first Coffee Club of 2018 following on the heels of all the seasonal jollifications, it will be a restful, low key affair, on the doorstep, so not too difficult to fit into your social whirl. Thus, Costas in Mill Square is our venue on Wednesday January 3rd 2018 at 10.30. It will be good to catch up and discover to whom Father Christmas has been particularly generous, so don’t hesitate to bring along and brandish new cameras, lenses etc!! We can all then rejoice/drool at your good fortune!


Buddy Pairs (details to follow).

Entries to be submitted for 3rd Competition

Ken Scott

Print (Open Subject) Projected Image (Set Subject, Water) - Judge, Ken Scott.

Meeting Report: Third competition


Viveca Koh FRPS

Viveca Koh is a self-taught Fine Art photographer, with a special fascination for small details, for lost, abandoned, poignant and generally broken objects, and also for darkness contrasting with light, both in a physical and emotional sense. Her photographs are well worth seeing.

This talk encompasses her photographic development over the past three years, which has progressed at a fairly rapid rate following a slightly slower but life-long love and practise of photography.

Jane Coward

We will meet at the Jungle Tea Room at The Big Plant Nursery at Ashington/Wiston. The weather threatens cloud but according to the BBC the clouds won’t be crying, so a walk round the nursery with or without your camera could be interesting and you might even be tempted to make an addition to your garden so don’t forget to put the roof rack on or bring the trailer, actually they do deliver!


One Image, many results. Everyone is given an image and two weeks to do whatever they like to it. Images are then presented and discussed.

Entries to be submitted for 4th Competition


Jane Coward

We are meeting at the Architectural Plants cafe at North Heath at 10.30. The weather looks to be pretty grim but never mind, there may be dryish spells when we can have a look round and may be take some shots, and coffee, cake and a natter are the main items on the agenda.

Janet Brown

I am hoping to run a photoshoot next Tuesday morning in Littlehampton, weather permitting. 

If it is going to be wet, I will probably rearrange to Friday. 

Plan is to meet at 10.30 in Arun Parade BN17 5LL, and look at the amusement arcade, funfair, seafront, river frontage, longest bench, possibly along to East Beach Cafe... Finishing with a cup of tea or lunch at the Harbour Kitchen (or Galley Restaurant).

We will not be walking long distances, so this is suitable for all. 

Bring your camera and it's manual if you want some help working something out. Tripods probably not required. We will try and get some ICM ideas for the Flickr group!

Parking along Arun Parade is free for unlimited time up to 1st April, but maybe we won't stay that long! I have checked the signs there. Otherwise, there is Sea Road (same postcode) car park just behind the small lake, but this is £3 for 2 hours, £7 over 2 hours.

Wear warm clothing and gloves.

Let me know if you are planning to come, so we don't leave you behind!

All welcome, members, guests and non-members. 

Peter Whieldon

Peter Whieldon is coming to give a talk on wildlife photography with an emphasis on small animals.

He is hoping to bring a couple of owls to the meeting and there may be a photo opportunity so take a camera just in case. I emphasise there is no guarantee for taking photos.

Meeting Report: Whistlestop tour
Carole Speight

This meeting was postponed from 1 March 2018

Print and Projected Image (Open Subject) - Judge, Carole Speight.

Meeting Report: 4th Competition
Tony Worobiec

Tony Worobiec - Photographing Landscape Whatever the Weather

Tony studied fine art at university spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. In 2002 he made the decision to leave teaching in order to become a full-time writer and photographer. Since then he has written 16 books with over 200,000 copies sold, won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in the London’s Barbican Gallery, National Museum of Photography Bradford, The Independent Photographers Gallery, The Menier Gallery and The Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey. He regularly conducts courses throughout the UK and Ireland on a variety of photographic techniques.


The annual crouch shield contest. This year hosted by Chichester.

Meeting Report: A Good Result


Jane Coward

Our April Coffee Club is nextTuesday April 3rd at 10.30. Following the inspirational talk we had last Thursday from Tony Worobiec and taking into account the abysmal forecast for Tuesday, our gathering will be at Carats Cafe Southwick. Don’t forget to pack shower caps for your camera, (sou’wester for yourself probably), tripod, umbrella etc!

Carats Cafe BarBasin Road SouthSouthwickBN41 1WD

John Staples ARPS DPAGB

John Staples will be our guest speaker for an evening of history through photography of Eastbourne. He is the Archivist of Eastbourne Photographic Society and has put together a presentation based on the club’s archives of work, going back to the 1950s. The talk will show  photographs recording the changes and the importance of how these capture history and moments in time.

Entries to be submitted for 5th Competition

Janet Brown

Highdown Gardens Photoshoot

Time: 10.30am in the car park

Location: Highdown Rise, Littlehampton Rd, Goring-by-Sea BN12 6FB

Parking: Car park by the entrance

Lunch: 12.30pm at Highdown Hotel and Carvery. Numbers for lunch by Weds 18th April 2pm please

All welcome: non-members & partners

We will have a wander around Highdown Gardens, which should be resplendent with Spring flowers. At around 12.30pm we will head for Highdown Hotel Carvery for lunch for those who wish to join us. Numbers for lunch by Weds 18th April 2pm please.

Malcolm Bull

Print and Projected Image (Open Subject) - Judge, Malcolm Bull.


Jane Coward

I had hoped that we could go to Warnham Nature, but the weather forecast is abysmal and certainly not conducive to trudging around taking photographs in the mud and the rain. So our venue this month will be Costas in Mill Square Storrington. At least we can be in the warm and dry to talk photography and other things of course. We will save Warnham for June, unless it’s snowing of course!

Rob White

Rob White - Marine and Milky Way photography.

Entries to be submitted for Best of the Year Competition

Meeting Report: The Sea and the Stars
Ian Brash

Prints and Projected Images - Judge, Ian Brash.

Meeting Report: Snakes and Ladders

For members only - Including Auction and Presentation of Awards.



We’re meeting at the cafe at Warnham Nature Reserve Horsham at 10.30.

The weather forecast is looking good at the moment so we should be able to sit outside. There is no charge for parking and entry to the cafe. Entry to the Reserve for our subsequent photography however is the princely sum of £2, I think, which is, dear oh dear, 25% more than when we were there last.


Jane Coward

We will be visiting Winkworth Arboretum which is managed by the National Trust, in the Godalming area in Surrey.  Because this heatwave threatens to continue, we need somewhere that is shaded both for the coffee bit and for the photography. The cafe area has plenty of outside tables which are well shaded. The Arboretum itself is definitely worth a visit even if you have been there before, maybe several times! For those who have not been, it is photogenic and unsurprisingly there is huge variety of trees. The shaded walk down to Lake and the delightful old boathouse are definitely worthwhile. The paths in places can be a bit rough and steep, however if I can manage it I’m sure you all can, though I couldn’t do it without a stick?!  There are other routes that are flatter so you could elect to use those.

Being a NT property, there is a charge of course for those who are not NT members of £9 or £8 concessions.

Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD