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.
“Seeing the Light – 25 years of landscape and nature photography technique”
The presentation includes atmospheric and dramatic images of landscapes and wildlife from around the world with a continuous commentary explaining the techniques and thought processes involved in taking the images.
Linda will open judging here portrait challenge.
Followed by the Panel Competition being judged by Phil Joyce.
Daniel Meadows (born 1952) is a pioneer of contemporary British documentary practice.
His photographs and audio recordings, made over half a century, capture the life of England’s ‘great ordinary.
Challenging the status quo by working collaboratively, he has fashioned from his many encounters a nation’s story both magical and familiar. His archive is now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Philip Joyce takes us through his latest street-style documentary pictures from a variety of
book projects including Dog Shows, Pride Parades, Country Fairs, The Elvis Festival and
other things…. wherever people can be found.
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.
The annual Take Five competition.
All members are invited to enter 5 digital images which will be judged by all members present during the Zoom meeting on the evening.
Images must be to the usual competition format and entered via the club competition software.
Full details on formatting are on the club website.
Colour management for consistent colour, and a live Q&A session to find answers to your burning questions
By Brian Worley
Digital Image Competition
(Two images to be submitted before Saturday 19th September 24:00 Hrs)
Photographic diary of an aid worker
Progress to BPES Award
Photographic diary of an aid worker
“Armed with a note book, laptop and a ‘set to automatic‘ six megapixel Nikon D100 camera I went to India’s poorest state of Bihar which was effectively a massive inland lake.
The result was a seven day diary on the BBC website and a series of photographs and stories of the people I met and how they were coping and the effort to help them during the worse flood in living memory.”
‘What are, how to (and why) take long exposure photographs’?
This presentation will cover a broad topic of long exposure photography – what is a long exposure photograph and why would we want to take one.
We will cover a wide variety of types of photographs that are considered to be classed as long exposure images, and how best to take these effectively.
The final part of the presentation will be running through the key edits to a long exposure image in Adobe Lightroom so that you can see how an image progresses from initial in-camera file to finished photograph.
Working with Wildlife
“Hear about the many trials and tribulations of wildlife photography, both on our home turf and further aﬁeld.”
Tesni is a wildlife photographer based near Sheffield. In 2018 she won the habitat category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and is now an Olympus Ambassador.
In Tesni’s words…
‘Wildlife is unexpected in so many ways. I love everything about nature, but when you photograph wildlife the personality of individual animals begins to shine through, the more time you spend with them. I love nothing more than trying to capture these small quirks and behaviours that make each animal as unique as you or I.’
Digital Image Critique
By Colin Trowe Poole
(1 to 2 Images to be submitted via Photo Contest Pro before 24:00 Sunday 29th October)
LIFE – Street and documentary photography
By Dave Mason
Dave Mason makes a welcome return with his talk “Life” .
Dave says he takes great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal
happenings on the city streets. My preference, regarding the type of images I produce, is
that they have an honesty about them, captured in camera with little, if any, post-processing.
“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)
Watch this space:-
Details will be posted here as soon as we’ve worked out exactly what we’re doing!
We’re planning a lighthearted photography based quiz and a picture based “Who shot that!” competition…
Bring you’re own appropriate tipple and wear something Christmassy to help enter into the festive spirit!
Rhea, Jill & Greet will be showing images and talking about their type of photography.
Photographing Sika Stags and Peregrines by Ron Perkins
“ Achieving BPE5 “ What is it , why do it by Dave Mckay
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.