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.
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
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
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.