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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Sep
15
Tue
The Annual Take Five @ ZOOM
Sep 15 @ 19:30 – 22:00

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.

Oct
6
Tue
SHOW AND TELL – Ian Bray & Dave Mckay @ ZOOM
Oct 6 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Ian Bray

Photographic diary of an aid worker

Dave Mckay

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.”


 

Oct
13
Tue
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.
Oct
20
Tue
Digital Image Competition @ Zoom
Oct 20 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Digital Image Competition

Judged by Chris Baldwin

 

(Two images to be submitted before Saturday 11th October 24:00 Hrs)

 

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