Friday, 15 October 2021

 MEETING 14.10.21

The review of the 'One Month, One Pic' monthly challenge showed that some members had experienced some fantastic light and weather during September, while others had retreated indoors to find their subjects!

© Derek Hawkins 2021

© Mike Hayter 2021

© Steve Barnett 2021

© Sue Power 2021

The second part of the meeting was given to a critique session, whereby members shared images for comment or perhaps sought advice on how to improve these through field craft or post-processing.  A few images discussed are shown below.

© Geoff Castle 2021

© Howard Morland 2021

© Kevin Mahon 2021

Next meeting: October 28
Members presentations - The Wild Atlantic Way and Shetland
Images from two summer shoots - Barbury Horse Trials and Bath City Centre

Saturday, 2 October 2021

MEETING 30.09.21


A smaller number of members than usual met to review images from a shoot at the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum, Calne (https://atwellwilson.org.uk) and also images that had been post-processed using Split Toning techniques.  A very interactive session followed!

The motor museum holds a good range of subjects but packed displays and tricky lighting makes photography there challenging. Some examples from the visit are shown below:


© David Sage 2021

© Philip Male 2021

© Danny Wootton 2021

© Sue Power 2021

The split-toning challenge led to some experimentation - how much of a change was a matter of taste perhaps.  Do you go subtle or bold?  Before and After processing examples are shown below:



 © Philip Male 2021


© Rose Porfirio 2021



© Howard Morland 2021


© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2021

Next meeting: October 14
  • Critique evening (up to 3 images)
  • One month, One photo - September (1 image!)


Friday, 17 September 2021

MEETING 16.09.21

Robert Harvey delivered his presentation entitled “Photographing Wiltshire”.  It was a very interesting and informative talk, illustrated with great photographs of Wiltshire, both of well known and less familiar sites.  It was a great stimulus for ideas of places to visit.


 Robert advised the links below which may be of interest:


  • He invited members to join his Facebook group Inspirational Outdoor Photography.  The group only accepts images from the British Isles taken within the last seven days, so it is focused on what is happening in the countryside now: www.facebook.com/groups/InspirationalOutdoorPix



The next club meeting is on 30th September.  The meeting will cover the following:

  • Julia - Shetland
  • Challenge - split toning/colour grading - one picture -  before and after
  • Shoot review - Atwell-Wilson Car Museum 

Saturday, 4 September 2021

MEETING 02.08.21

It was great to be meeting up again, the first time in the Manor Room since March 2020. We welcomed back our members, both old and new.  Advice to make our meetings Covid-compliant was discussed, seats were socially distanced and coats were kept on as doors were left open to allow air circulation.  

We started our new term with reviews of the challenge 'Our favourite images' taken during the 2020-2021 year and the first of our summer shoots 'Lacock River Walk'.  While our own selection processes were challenged by the first, finding interesting subjects for the second proved tricky! Below is a small selection.


FAVOURITE IMAGES 2020-2021

© David Sage 2021


© Derek Hawkins 2021


© Geoff Castle 2021


© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2021


© Philip Male 2021


© Amanda Gregory 2021


LACOCK RIVER WALK


© Mike Hayter 2021


© Kevin Mahon 2021


© Danny Wootton 2021


© Sue Power 2021

NEXT MEETING: Sept 16 - Robert Harvey presentation 'Photographing Wiltshire'

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021 PROGRAMME

September 2: Welcome; My favourite picture from 2020-2021; Review of Lacock river walk shoot

September 16: Speaker - Robert Harvey on Photographing Wiltshire

September 30: Split toning/colour grading challenge; Review of Atwell-Wilson Car Museum shoot; Member's presentation of Wild Atlantic Way