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.
Hosted by Wycombe PS . Other clubs competing are Hemel Hempstead PS and
Witchurch Hill CC
Our judge tonight is Peter Prosser APAGB from Watford
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.
We host the final round of this years competition against Field End PC, Windsor PS and
Our Judge tonight is Peter Greenaway LRPS CPAGB from Bicester
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words”
Matt Darby will talk l about how he started with photography and lessons learned so far.
Following Matt’s presentation members will have an opportunity to show some of their work, inviting comment. Constructive criticism, sharing techniques or just sharing the images. Depending on numbers each photographer will be allocated between 5 and 10 minutes each.
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.
Julia Cleaver ARPS makes a return visit to judge tonight’s competition.
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
Jeff Lawrence CPAGB, LRPS from Crowthorne will judge tonight’s competition.
Our annual competition with Swindon and Wantage, Hosted by Wantage Camera Club
The Digital Monochrome Print
Andy Beel FRPS in this two part presentation will demonstrate how you can make digital monochrome prints that have the look, taste and smell of a darkroom fibre based paper. The talk is a mixture of A2 prints and “how to” with a laptop.
The second half of the talk is a demonstration of Photoshop and Lightroom techniques for creating stunning black and white pictures.
Andy’s web site is www.andybeelfrps.co.uk
Southampton International Exhibition
Once again we welcome Sue Dunham with the accepted entries to this years exhibition.
The Southampton international is one of the best annual exhibitions held in this country.
OPS members are often very successful in gaining acceptances. This is an opportunity to see some of the best photography from around the world.
Tonight’s judge is Alan Colegrave ARPS from Pinner
Our own Jill Bain starts the second half of our programme with a photographic introduction to
the natural beauty of the Isle of Arran and the unique character of the city of Glasgow
We’ll start with a review of the Daniel Trim Challenge photos, a favourite will be chosen.
This will be followed by six short presentations from some of the ladies in the group: Greet Blom, Helen Stewart, Jill Bain, Sandra Devaney, Magda Wolner and Michele Peters. Some of these presenters showing their work to the club for the first time.
If you have a project you have been working on, or have accumulated a collection of photos you would like to share – please contact Sandra D – it could be anything from 5 – 90 minutes – we can accommodate anyone!
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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.
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