Monday, 9 May 2022

MEETING 05.05.22

Following a busy two days over the May Bank Holiday presenting our Annual Exhibition, it was back to our usual Club night meeting with first member Ruth Baldwin presenting images from the West Coast of Scotland.

Images t/f

For our monthly challenge, April Images naturally included Spring flowers and landscapes getting greener, plus the odd surprise or two!


© Philip Male 2022

© Roger Parry 2022

© Ros Vickers 2022

© Pete Evans 2022


© Geoff Castle 2022

We were so lucky to have studio session earlier in the year with a member's friend, Lesley, who brought her harvest mice along.  Phil and Philip helped with changes of vegetation and backgrounds - and containing the more adventurous of the mice!  Julia and Amanda also set up some tabletop still life so that members could rotate between shooting mice and still life.  We all took loads of images of the mice - cute is an inadequate word for this delightful subject!


© Martin Jamieson 2022

© Kevin Mahon 2022

© Pete Evans 2022

© Sue Power 2022


Next meeting: 19 May
Member's presentation on Skye and Harris, plus a project on grasses and a 
shoot review of St Peter's Church



Saturday, 23 April 2022



Lacock Positive Photography Club 
Annual Exhibition
1st & 2nd May 2022


THE TOP 10 FAVOURITE IMAGES BY PUBLIC VOTE

1
© Philip Male
Winters' Whisper

2
© Pete Evans
St Aldhelm's Chapel and Milky Way

3
© Philip Male
Neolithic Sunrise

4
© Danny Wootton
Eilean Donan at Dusk

5
© David Sage
Piering into the Sunset

6
© Pete Evans
Fairie Pools at Isle of Skye

Joint 7
© Mike Hayter
The Wanaka Tree

Joint 7
© Mike Hayter
Sunrise over Caen Locks

© Amanda Gregory
Harvest Mouse Snack

10 
© Roger Parry
Church Reflection



 MEETING 21.04.22


The timing of Easter 2022 meant our normal fortnightly meeting was delayed by a week and by then we seemed to have a lot to catch up with.  So we kicked the evening straight off with a Members presentation by Amanda Gregory and Julia Lloyd-Parks about their trip to Mull and a guided search for otters during a largely wet week in November 2021.  Mull did also have other attractions when otters were playing elusive!


© Amanda Gregory 2022

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2022


© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2022

© Amanda Gregory 2022

© Amanda Gregory 2022


Julia then followed this presentation with her own ongoing Mini Project about photographing swans.



Both images above © Julia Lloyd-Parks 2022



As usual, members posted a wide variety of images for the month of March under the One Month, One Image challenge. 

© Phil Selby 2022

© Amanda Gregory 2022

© Kevin Mahon 2022

© Howard Morland 2022


The March Shoot took place in the gardens of Lacock Abbey but while there were Spring flowers, the weather was anything but Spring-like.  We battled on for a while but we were mostly not achieving what we set out to do.


© Rose Porfirio 2022

© Kevin Mahon 2022


The title of the challenge 'Manmade' inevitably led to interesting interpretations, trying to remember that subjects had to be made or caused by human beings i.e. artificial rather than natural 


© Judy Winchester 2022

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2022

© Kevin Mahon 2022

© Philip Male 2022

© David Sage 2022

© Sue Power 2022

Next meeting: Thursday May 5
To include a presentation on West Scotland plus images from a studio shoot of Harvest Mice and the month of April


Saturday, 2 April 2022

MEETING 31.03.22

Those who were not suffering from a cold or worse and who braved the cold weather started the evening by watching a presentation of Pembrokeshire sea- and landscapes by Chair, David Sage, showing the variety found on that coast.



Three images above © David Sage 2022


David followed this up by illustrating how to eliminate fencing when taking shots of birds and animals in zoos and the like.

The evening concluded with a review of members' submissions for the challenge Monochrome.  Atmosphere can be striking in such images through the observation of light and how it affects the world around.  Architectural images make for great conversion subjects (though perspective needs careful handling) as do those of animals (while noting the importance of catchlights in eyes). Monochrome is also a useful way of disguising discordant colour palettes and creatively shooting silhouettes. 


© Geoff Castle 2022

© Derek Hawkins 2022

© Roger Parry 2022

© Judy Winchester 2022

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2022

Next meeting: April 21
Presentation of Otter images, plus a variety of images from a shoot, a challenge and the month of March.

Saturday, 19 March 2022

MEETINGS 17.02.22, 03.03.22 & 17.03.22

The meeting on 17 February saw members sharing their images for critique and their conversation about the world in general and a jolly time was had by all!  In contrast, the following meeting was a studio shoot of harvest mice and still life arrangements from which images will surely be posted in this blog after they have been shared at a future club meeting.  Warning: harvest mice are really adorable!

The 17 March meeting kicked off with Ruth Baldwin presenting images from her two photography tours of Morocco, with excellent landscapes from the snow-capped vistas of the Atlas Mountains to the stunning lines of the shifting desert sands.  She also had a rare opportunity to see the seasonal migration of nomadic farmers from the lowlands to higher ground and captured graphic lines of camels and their masters.  While chances to photograph people were limited, Ruth managed to give a sense of a life very different to our own.



The three images above © Ruth Baldwin 2022

Captures from our own lives in February 2022 were also shown.  Some observed the glimpses of forthcoming Spring through nature, others showed architectural glories.  Reference was also made to the impact of the big storms in gardens, coast and countryside.


© Derek Hawkins 2022

© John Winchester 2022

© Roger Parry 2022

© Danny Wootton 2022

© Philip Male 2022

A presentation by David Sage on bracketing gave rise to a discussion on the methods involved plus the benefits or otherwise.  This included the use of HDR and focus stacking.  

The meeting closed with a review of a Club shoot of Castle Combe over a week of variable February weather.

© Amanda Gregory 2022

© David Sage 2022

© Rose Porforio 2022

© Sue Power 2022

Next meeting: Members talk on Skye & Harris and use of Depth of Field, plus a Club challenge on Monochrome