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.

Sep
8
Tue
JOHN HAILSTONE – Willows of Wallingford – a creative story @ Zoom
Sep 8 @ 19:15 – 21:30

JOHN HAILSTONE – Willows of Wallingford – a creative story

My creative process and an example of its use

in the creation of the exhibition “Willows of Wallingford” held in April 2018.

I am based in Oxfordshire and specialise in fine art, commissioned and event photography with a particular focus on nature and live music.

When I was ten, I was given a Kodak Instamatic and my chosen subjects were aircraft, particularly the larger ones, which I think is the origin of my fondness for wide angles. It wasn’t until ten years later when, equipped with a better camera, I began to photograph nature and the natural environment, primarily in black and white. I really enjoyed the whole process: from choice of film; noticing subjects (especially dead trees and debris according to my friends); having an image in mind; then exposing and developing the negative through to the lengthy process of making a fine print in the darkroom. This became the basis for my creative approach, which follows that of Ansel Adams in terms of observation, visualisation and realisation. Yet, as Ansel observed, first you need to have the desire to photograph.

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Dec
1
Tue
WILDLIFE PART 1 – Tracey Lund @ ZOOM
Dec 1 @ 19:15 – 21:30

“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.”


Feb
23
Tue
“A Learning Curve” – Landscape photography with Justin Minns @ ZOOM
Feb 23 @ 19:15 – 21:30

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.”


 

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