Friday, 4 May 2018

Racing ahead!

We enjoyed a very busy night full of contributions from members.

Chris Hamblett showed both slides and an AV illustrating the thrills and spills of motor-racing, the photographic techniques he employs and the challenges involved in getting the shots.  We all know motor racing is dangerous but seems there are quite a few risks in taking photos of it too - long lens seem to be a good answer!

© Chris Hamblett 2018

Philip Male showed images from a sequence he entitled 'The Other Side of Me'.  Philip is well-known for his splendid images of wildlife but last night he showed mostly black and white street photography, describing the challenges he has faced taking those too!  There are quite a few rules that we all need to be aware of when taking this type of photography, including awareness of private and public spaces and security concerns both public and personal - luckily Philip didn't get mown down by a bus in Birmingham! 

© Philip Male 2018

This month's members challenge was Tree(s) and it was good to see our newer members submitting images for review (e.g. see Danny's below)
 © Danny Wootton 2018

Our latest shoot venue was Slimbridge which was enjoyed in unexpectedly good weather!  It proved a good practice space for wildlife shots, though Derek got into taking dormouse shots rather than the birdlife!  Another new member, Carolyn, submitted shots too, see below.

© Carolyn Hamblett 2018

Our Annual Exhibition takes place in Lacock Village Hall over the Spring Bank Holiday from 10am - 5pm on both Sunday 6 and Monday 7 May.  Many of the images will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

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