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.
“Photographing Wildlife is an adventure but most of all a privilege”
Tracey is a wildlife photographer – (and a telecoms engineer!) – based in Hull, who, in her spare time would normally travel near and far to photograph wildlife.
“I spend hours in the field and what some people don’t understand is that some feelings you get are priceless…it is a true blessing to be able to take the time to sit and watch wildlife let alone photograph it. Sometimes it’s more important to experience the moment rather than miss it taking photos.
There is no better feeling than having those magical moments that will probably never be repeated but stay with you forever. These are the moments that come back to me when looking at my images and make me smile and feel so lucky in doing what I do.”
Digital Image Competition 3
Judged by Peter Cox LRPS
(Two images to be submitted before Saturday 28th November 24:00 Hrs)
Elke Vogelsang will describe how she managed to change her life for the better and now spends her time with what she loves: dogs and photography. Elke is a professional dog photographer and will explain how she managed to turn her camera shy dog into a supermodel and how she makes sure all dogs enjoy being in front of her camera.
Learn the basics of dog photography, like shooting portraits and dogs in action, and get to know ways to take your dog photography to the next level and integrate creative ideas.
Elke has a “model” database of more than 100 dogs and cats and offers commercial and editorial pet photography on a commissioned basis. Her commercial clients include Mars, Petcare (Pedigree), Fujifilm, Terra Canis, Medion, Fluff&Tuff and many more.
Her photography has appeared on US and German television and has been published in books, newspapers, and magazines globally, including the likes of National Geographic, The Sunday Times Magazine, Die Zeit and The Daily Telegraph. In addition to this, her work has been displayed in galleries in London, Paris, Lisbon, San Anselmo, and Singapore.
Elke has kindly offered to talk to us without a fee but would like us to make a donation to a local pet sanctuary or rescue service. If you have any association with a suitable organisation, let me know and we will consider it.
What is it that influences us to see what we see (or don’t see) and to like what we like? What is the effect of compositions and colours? How are you responding to facial expression and body language? How do our minds and our social environments influence how we see, think, feel and behave as photographers?
The trouble is, we give everything a label. It is how we understand the world. What happens if we take the labels away? If we go back to the fundamentals of seeing?
This presentation goes where nobody else goes. We will take seeing back to the raw elements of contrast and light. We will explore the basics of visual cognition that enable us to make sense of the world around us. We will look at lines, colours, expression and emotion. We will celebrate how we see uniquely.
Let us explore photography under the surface. Let us better understand our responses to images and the things we see.
Justin is a full time professional landscape photographer, specialising in capturing atmospheric images of East Anglia but his work takes him all over the country and to many parts of the world. Justin has some fantastic clients including the National Trust and English Heritage and his images have been widely published, appearing everywhere from book and magazine covers to jigsaw puzzles and jam jars!
“Over the last few years I have become increasingly absorbed by landscape photography. This presentation aims to pass along some of the things I have learnt during that time, illustrated by plenty of images.”