Thursday, 19 March 2020

Please Note

In line with the latest Government guidance on Covid-19, the club re-commenced its summer activity with a small number of photo shoots, whilst keeping socially distanced.  Our next shoot is in Clevedon on 20th August 2020.

We aim to resume our usual fortnight meeting schedule on 3rd September 2020.

You can stay in touch via our this blog or via our Flickr account

Monday, 27 January 2020

Replication, Puffins and Cemeteries - you can't beat a varied agenda

It was a packed agenda at Thursday's club meeting, with the review of our 'replication' challenge, two talks and a new challenge one creative photography.

First up was our review of our replication challenge, which was to recreate, with our own interpretation, a famous picture or painting.  We had 14 photos submitted.

Our first example is Rose's creation of an Elvis album cover (OK it was a CD cover but seems more appropriate for Elvis to call it an album cover)
© Rose Porfirio 2020 

Next is Sue's recreation of Edvard Munch's The Scream.  By all accounts appropriate after their hire car broke down.
 © Sue Power 2020

Julia's contribution was an interpretation of Monet's Charing Cross Bridge

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2020

Next was a an interesting presentation on Skomer (Puffin) Island by Amanda Gregory.  A group trip made by a number of club members for a few days
 © Amanda Gregory 2020

 © Phil Selby 2020

© Amanda Gregory 2020 
© Amanda Gregory 2020

© Sue Power 2020

And then finally, we had a fascinating talk by Bob Bray, who for the last six months has been volunteering at Down Cemetery in Trowbridge to document the restoration of the cemetery.
© Bob Bray 2020

© Bob Bray 2020

© Bob Bray 2020

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Alaska and what makes us smile

Philip Male gave a superb talk on his Alaska adventure.  What was supposed to be a 30 minute talk last 90 mins, with everyone really enjoying a great mix of fantastic photos and humour
Here are a few images from his talk
© Philip Male 2020

© Philip Male 2020 

© Philip Male 2020

© Philip Male 2020 

© Philip Male 2020

We also reviewed images from our Images That Made You Smile Challenge

© Amanda Gregory 2020

© Peter Smith 2020

 © Ruth Baldwin 2020

© Sue Power  2020

Out next club meeting is on there 23rd January and will include a talking on Skomer Island (famous for its wildlife) and a talking creative photography techniques, plus a review of our 'replication' challenge.  Hopefully we'll see you there

Sunday, 1 December 2019

This week's club meeting was a good meeting with lots of variety: a Lightroom learning session from Pete about using the Graduation Tool, a talk on different styles of Street Photography and a future challenge by Danny, a talk on Kenya from Amanda and a review of images from our autumn shoot.  A really varied evening.
Here are a few images from our Autumn shoot
 © Alan Davis 2019

 © Danny Wootton 2019

 © David Sage 2019

 © Julia Lloyd-Parks  2019

 © Sue Power 2019

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Printing & Mountain Photography

Over the last couple of club meetings, we had two external speakers visit us.
Tim Jones, from Fotospeed gave a good talk on 'camera to print', the importance of colour calibration and samples of a variety of Fotospeed's papers 

Then last week we had a talk by Alex Nail, a photographer specialising in Mountain Photography and Adventure.  Alex told fascinating stories from his trips to the Northwest of Scotland, Iceland and Drakensberg.

Our next meeting on the 28th Nov will include
  • Challenge Review: Panoramas challenge 
  • Shoot Review: Autumn Shoot - Widbrook Wood
  • Presentation: Kenya Trip - Amanda
  • Learning & Challenge: Street Photography - Danny