Due to the current Covid Crisis the club has exceptionally extended its year and is continuing to organise Club Nights, via Zoom on a Tuesday at 19:30.  Members’ enthusiasm for these extra sessions is being reviewed on a monthly basis.

Information is being sent via a weekly email – if you haven’t received this, please get in contact.

May
26
Tue
AGM – Spring Competition Results @ ZOOM
May 26 @ 19:30 – 22:30

Please join us for the most important evening of the year – The AGM.  This is the night when the previous year is reviewed, the new committee are elected, plans for the forthcoming year start – its your club, so please ensure you are with us to help shape its future.

 

Once the formal business is finished, the results of Ivor’s Spring Competition will be announced.

 

2020 AGM will, exceptionally, be held via ZOOM due to the Covid Lockdown.

Jun
2
Tue
Andy Small – Flower Photography @ ZOOM
Jun 2 @ 19:30 – 22:30

Delighted to welcome Andy Small who specialises in macro flower photography and photographs of nature and landscapes, particularly of the British Isles.  Andy has found success by being one of the UK’s most original, artistic and influential flower photographers who exhibits regularly at events in the UK and regularly runs flower photography workshops at RHS Wisley.

Andy Small Photography

Full details coming soon.

Jun
9
Tue
Portrait Photography – Tips & Tricks @ ZOOM
Jun 9 @ 19:30 – 22:30

During this evenings presentation, Mike Martin will talk about his approach to creative portrait photography including examples from his recent Welsh Associate Panel.  He will share tips and tricks to help you get the most from your pictures as well as demonstrating with before and after photos the impact you can make with Photoshop.  After coffee, Mike will talk about his lockdown images which appeared in this month’s edition of The PAGB news.

Mike is a photography enthusiast who particularly enjoys creative portraiture and messing about in Photoshop.  He enjoys the challenges of entering competitions across multiple genres (with some success) and has written for or been featured in several photography magazines over the years.  More recently he has gained his Welsh Associateship and AFIAP qualifications but as a print maker (sponsored by Fotospeed) he regards selection for the PAGB Masters of Print exhibition last year as one of his highlights, matched by medal successes in International Salons.

Mike is keen to encourage / develop others and has been giving lectures to camera clubs for about three years, runs studio sessions for his current and former camera club, volunteers for the Photographers with Disabilities Group locally, runs the portrait and editing modules in the BPS annual photography course and is the lead judge for the NPS monthly competitions.

www.mikemartinphotography.co.uk

Jun
16
Tue
Glyn Dewis – The Power Of Personal Projects @ ZOOM
Jun 16 @ 19:30 – 22:30

In this presentation UK Photographer, Educator and Author Glyn Dewis will talk about the importance of personal projects and how they are the key to developing as a Photographer. Glyn will also go through his current 39-45 Portraits Project where he (until lockdown) was touring the UK photographing surviving World War 2 Veterans; an entirely self-funded project that has gained National News Coverage but with the sole intention of providing Veterans and their families with classic, timeless portraits. Glyn will also go through some Veterans stories and also the photography and lighting he uses to take these Veteran Portraits on location and will finish the presentation with some examples of retouching techniques he regularly turns to. You can check out Glyn’s main website at https://www.glyndewis.com and also the 39-45 Portraits Project website at https://www.3945portraits.com

Jun
23
Tue
OPS Members in Focus @ ZOOM
Jun 23 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Tonight we will focus on the work of some more of our own members;

Habib Kocak – 15 minutes on Purim 2020 and Behind The Kavava and Hidirellez Festival

If you have some pictures you would like to share, please drop me an email. Any length from 5 minutes to an hour would be welcome.

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