Saturday, 27 November 2021

 MEETING 25.11.21

Peter Crane ARPS ( gave an interesting and informative talk about his street photography passion.  He talked about his techniques, including shooting from the hip using pre-focus and auto ISO or following an interesting person to get the shot he wanted.   Not the easiest kind of photography without being challenged, he also likes to shoot in colour rather than taking the monochrome route and is prepared to spend time waiting for the right colour combination to come along!

Next meeting: Members' November images and a member's presentation on 20 things from 20 yards, plus our Christmas Social with Jean's super snacks!

Friday, 12 November 2021

 MEETING 11.11.21

Star club member of the meeting was PHILIP MALE, with his presentation 'A Year in the life of a Little Owl family', a distillation of many, many hours of observation and photographing these characterful birds. Afterwards one member commented that watching the story unfold (with excellent stills and videos of course) was 'Better than Autumn or Spring Watch'.  Eat your heart out BBC! (Philip can be followed on Flickr for more wildlife images and other subjects)

All three images above © Philip Male 2021

Most of our members joined in the monthly challenge to submit one image representing their photography during the previous month.  Finding something different is all part of the fun! A few selected from the entries are shown below:

© Pete Evans 2021

© Rose Porfirio 2021

© Keith Clover 2021

© Roger Parry 2021

There was also a colourful short AV on Bristol Street Art in an area around St Pauls and Stokes Croft, wall and house paintings making political, cultural and artistic statements.

© Sue Power 2021

Members were advised that an exhibition by Carinthia West (portraits of famous rockstars and actors) has currently been extended until 31 December at the American Museum

Next meeting: 25 November: A presentation by Peter Crane: Street Photography

Friday, 29 October 2021

 MEETING 28.10.21

An excellent start by two members who opened the meeting - Ros presented an AV of her trip down the Wild Atlantic Way and Julia gave a presentation about her week photographing wildlife in Shetland.


Both images above © Ros Vickers 2021


All three above © Julia Lloyd-Parks 2021

Images from two more summer shoots followed - a few members went to the Barbury Horse Trials while more went to an early evening shoot in Bath.  Barbury was a challenge to capture good rider & horse positions and avoid too much background clutter.  Bath skies were flat and grey so finding good subjects and compositions also proved tricky.


© Amanda Gregory 2021

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2021

© Sue Power 2021


© Mike Hayter 2021

© Danny Wootton 2021

© Howard Morland 2021

Members will show an AV of Bristol Street Art and a presentation about a Little Owl family, plus a selection of their images taken in October.

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 ( 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!)