Friday, 22 February 2019

WE TRAVEL NEAR, WE TRAVEL WIDE

A full programme of reviews and presentations last night! We kicked off by catching up with review of some images from earlier Club Challenges - Christmas Night, Extraordinary Ordinary and Doors.  

The first of these saw Christmas lights from a number of surprising locations but it was Derek's images that provoked the most discussion, especially the 'how?'


Christmas night sky © Derek Hawkins 2019

The challenge following on from Simon Caplan's inspirational talk - to photograph something familiar but yet not - saw many intriguing images, some easier to identify than others, but all participants had a bit of fun.


Stack of chairs @ Jane Buckle 2019

Lots of us like a good 'door' image on our travels so there was plenty from around the world on show, a few at a different scale than normal!

A master craftsman's door! © Bob Bray 2019

Blue door, Tunisia © Ruth Baldwin 2019

Next, Danny cherry-picked some of his images from the last 10 years, to show his progress from his initial 'standard' landscape shots to something more creative.

New Zealand Storm © Danny Wootton 2019

Three Waterfalls © Danny Wootton 2019

Sue presented her thoughts on Travel Photography and the challenge she set herself when in Puglia, Italy, last year to try and photograph the influences on life in that part of the world.

Trulli, awaiting conservation © Sue Power 2019

Family size is decreasing ... © Sue Power

Philip had gone to London to the British Life Photography 2019 awards ceremony during the week and brought the book containing his three highly commended images to show members. 

Philip at the British Life Awards © Janet Male 2019

Finally, Bob very kindly brought his brilliant library of photography books in so that members could borrow them.  How lucky are we!

Next meeting: Viewing members' Tribattle Images

Sunday, 10 February 2019

ANYBODY CAN DO IT!

Our Speaker, David Boag, talked enthusiastically on how anybody can Photograph Nature Creatively as long as they followed a few guidelines with whatever equipment they possessed.  

Such as: allowing a creature space to move into, getting down to their eye level, getting close-up for impact, using composition rules such as having foreground interest and understanding that the choice of lens was the most creative decision to make - try wide-angle lens for drama and a strong foreground, telephoto for selecting landscape and foreshortening.

David suggested taking any subject using three different lens and not to forget to use the Depth of Field preview button! See http://naturalfocus.co.uk/david for more information.

Next meeting: Club challenges (Doors, Extraordinary Ordinary, Night) and two members' presentations (Landscape and Travel photography)