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

Summer Shoots and Negative Space

It has been a few clubs meetings since our latest blog....sorry.
Since the last update we our club nights have seen a few of members photos from our summer shoot at Bradford on Avon and Bathampton, a critique night of members images and a Lightroom training session from Pete on how to the use the clone and healing tool.  We also held a review of images for our Negative Space Challenge, including a good interpretation of the challenge from Howard 
 © Steve Barnett 2019

 © Ruth Baldwin 2019

 © Philip Male 2019

 © Jane Buckle 2019

 © Alan Davis 2019

 © Howard Morland 2019

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Club meets start again for 2019/20

It was good to meet up with club members again after the summer break.  Two sessions in and we have covered a number of topics already

David Sage gave a couple of talks at our first meeting:  one on the On The Beach exhibition by Marketa Luskacov√° that he visited recently at Martin Parr's gallery in Bristol and a talk on the use of Negative Space and how it can enhance an image.  

 © David Sage 2019

This week Julia Lloyd-Parks gave a talk on photographing horses in a way that conveys motion using the a number of her own images.

 © Julia Lloyd-Parks 2019

 © Julia Lloyd-Parks 2019

Our next meeting (Thurs 3rd Oct at Lacock Village Hall) will be a critique night, where members bring up to three images for critique by fellow club members.

We also already have a few external speakers lined up for later in the year
Alex Nail - Adventures in Landscape Photography on the 14th Nov
David Bathard - My Approach to Monochrome on the 5th Mar
Peter Crane - Street Photography on the 2nd April

Hopefully see you at the next meeting