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.
Steven Galvin LRPS will deliver a wide ranging talk covering all aspects of portfolios,
panels and triptychs , lead a discussion on triptychs with examples from his own work .
Steven will follow this by demonstrating how to use HDR in a constructive way that does
not scream HDR.
Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP says Macro photography opens up a fascinating world of
wildlife, including many subjects close to home. His talk demonstrates techniques for
making striking images of butterflies, dragonflies and other insects, orchids and fungi
including composition, depth of field and controlling light, as well as how to find and
identify the subject. See Robert’s web site www.naturalworldphotography.net to see his
Jack Witherspoon B.Sc Ph.d BA has studied Art History at a number of levels including being awarded a B.A.(Hons.1st) and his main area of interest is 15th century Tuscan wedding chests.
Jack is also a lifelong watercolourist and is currently the chairman of a New Forest-based painting group.
He brings his artistic expertise to his critique of our pictures.
A Slice of Life
Dave Mason is British born photographer, says I take 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.
Dave’s website is www.davemasonimages.com and is well worth looking at.
Table Top Workshop
A practical evening with Damon Guy He says bring a camera , tripod and an off-camera flash if you have one. He will bring a variety of lights with the intention of showing people how to use them using simple things they find in the home to set up their own projects after the evening. There will be 4 different set ups to practice with.
Damon’s web site is www.photokonnexion.com
Nigel Goldsmith – Challenge Photos Review
Bharat Patel – Indian Weddings
Having returned from his travels earlier than expected due to the current Corona Virus epidemic, Bharat will join us tonight to share the photos from his recent Wedding project.
Mimi will engage in a discussion and informal presentation of his long term projects and career highlights.
From the early days that inspired him to work on in-depth reportages to his multi awarded documentaries Terra Nostra, En Route To Dakar, Nora There and more…Mimi will show extracts from a few projects and go through the concept, development and production behind a successful piece of work.
Mimi will be happy to answer the questions from the audience and will give a challenge to be completed in the weeks to come.
Tonight’s meeting will start with the return of award winning photographer, Mimi Mollica who will review your pictures in response to his recent challenge. After he has made comments, he will choose a favorite.
The Challenge review will be followed by the popular annual “10 Favorite Images, set to music” event. Traditionally this evening has been part of the end of year celebration.
As you know, the club usually ends its year at the end of May so members can go on their travels and enjoy a summer of taking lots of photos. As life is currently limiting everyone’s opportunities to get out and travel, we plan, for the foreseeable future, to continue with Zoom meetings.
The 10 favorite images session is a celebration of everyone’s pictures from the year, please go to the members upload page to have your images included. Deadline for submissions is midnight on Saturday 16th.
You will need to log in (top right) then click on the relevant drop down link – any problems, please speak to John Bull
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.
During this evenings presentation, Mike 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.