Meeting: Thursday 9 June 2016

As members made the most of a light, warm summer evening at our last meeting to take low-level images around Lacock, we will take the opportunity to review these before we listen to Philip Male and his 'Wildlife and I' talk and watch the timelapse prepared by Derek Hawkins.

Meeting: Thursday May 26 2016

We are going to be weather dependent for our next meeting!  If it is NOT raining, it will be a bring-your-camera evening and a shoot in Lacock.  If it IS raining, member & wildlife enthusiast Philip Male will be showing some of his many images under the title 'Wildlife & I'.

Our last meeting included Ruth Baldwin giving a presentation about Tim Flach (website:, showing some of his animal images, in particular horses and dogs.  Members discussed his use of unusual cropping and Flach's challenging questions about how we treat animals, what animals might make of us and extreme breeding programmes.

Pete Shaw talked about flash photography, taking us through the equipment we need and giving us a basic technical understanding of such aspects as flash sync speed, TTL, master/slave setups and second curtain sync.  As very few members currently use flash, there were a lot of questions and we hope to experiment a little more in the future.

David Sage advised that members might like to enter the Visit Wiltshire competition by submitting images capturing the essence of life in Wiltshire.  Check out:

Exhibition - a great success!

Lacock was very busy over the Bank Holiday weekend and many visitors dropped into see our Annual Exhibition in the Village Hall.  Most took part in the voting for their three favourite images and there were lots of positive comments about the event!

The top ten images voted for by the public were:

1st: Autumn Gold 
© David Sage

2nd: Call of Nature 
©  Philip Male

3rd: Jump for Joy 
© Ruth Baldwin

Joint 4th: Island in the Sun
© Sue Power

Joint 4th: Mists of Time
© Phil Selby

Joint 4th: A Threat of Rain
© Sue Kneebone

7th: Morning Breath
© Phil Selby

Joint 8th: Scruffy
© Philip Male

Joint 8th: Bumbling Along 
© David Sage

10th: A New Dawn
© Ruth Baldwin