Monday, 12 August 2019

Out and about....part 3 - Bradford-on-Avon

The end of July, a lovely summer evening and a trip to Bradford-on-Avon.  Changeable weather gave some challenges, but also brought out everyone's creativity 
 © David Sage 2019

 © Derek Hawkins 2019

 © Keith Clover 2019

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Out and about....part 2 - canals and country parks

We must have a thing about canals.  A month after some of our club members visited Cean Hill Locks in Devizes, eight of us took a trip to Bathampton for a stroll along the canal, oh and a visit to the pub.
  © Amanda Gregory 2019
© David Sage 2019

  © Philip Male 2019
© Sue Power 2019

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Out & About

Getting out and about.  That's the agenda for Lacock Positive members throughout the summer months.  Rather than our usual fortnightly club meets in the village hall in Lacock, we arrange trips to various photo shoot various locations.

On the 27th June we met up in Corsham, yes, where some of Poldark is filmed, for a smartphone photography challenge
© David Sage 2019

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2019

On Sunday 7th July, we met up at Dyrham Park, a National Trust property 20 miles north of Bath. Dyrham is a great site, with park land, deer and a great historic house.....what's not to like?
 © Amanda Gregory 2019

 © Derek Hawkins 2019

 © Philip Male 2019

 © Sue Power 2019


Friday, 14 June 2019

STOP & GO!

We ended our Club year with a review of images from a recent shoot at Caen Hill Locks, our A.G.M., which included the  election of new officers, and celebrated all with our star caterer, Jean, serving strawberries, creams and meringues to our discerning members!  


© Jane Buckle 2019


 © Amanda Gregory 2019


© Peter Smith 2019

Our new Club year starts September 5 but we will continue with shoots throughout the summer break.  

Friday, 31 May 2019

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

Mo Connolly, our speaker, talked about her passion for Documentary Photography and asked us to consider whether our photography fell under the definition of Documentary (the truthful recording of events) or Fine Art.  

After illustrating her talk with documentary images by well known photographers, past and present, Mo showed images from her two current projects.  The first, a record of the Volunteers at Salisbury Cathedral (approx. 600!) and their contribution to the smooth running of the building whether it be, for example, dusting, flower arranging or archiving; the second, a study of the members of a Salisbury charity, the Jo Benson Day Centre for adults with physical disabilities.  Mo explained about the permissions needed for both projects and time spent establishing relationships with participants.  

She also brought a selection of documentary books to peruse and examples of her published material, for information and/or fundraising, arising from her projects.  A number of members are now considering projects they may pursue in the near future and what they might do with the images, such as making a book or giving a story-telling presentation to the club.


Next meeting: AGM, shoot images and strawberries!