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.

Creative Landscape Photography @ Holton Village Hall
Oct 29 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Slavek Staszcuk ,a professional photographer specialising in landscape and travel photography will present a selection of landscape and architecture photographs, taken both in the UK and abroad, with an extensive commentary about the techniques used, particularly the use of ND  graduated and polarising filters, creative choices, many practical tips, anecdotes. Visit Slavek’s website www.photoss.net for more about him and his work

A Slice of Life @ Oxford Photographic Society
Mar 3 @ 19:30 – 22:00

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 @ Oxford Photographic Society
Mar 17 @ 19:30 – 22:00

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

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.


What are, how to (and why) take long exposure photographs? – Tony Zacharias @ ZOOM
Oct 13 @ 19:30 – 21:30

‘What are, how to (and why) take long exposure photographs’?

Tony Zacharias

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.

Antony Zacharias is a professional photographer, tutor and author, specializing in long exposure, travel and architectural photography. He is the author of three photography books published by Ammonite Press, including Mastering Long Exposure – The Definitive Guide For Photographers. His work has been commissioned by clients including Toyota US and Sky Atlantic and published by the Conde Nast, BBC, Guardian, Times and Ecologist.