All events are virtual via zoom except for walks/social evenings.
A review of last season’s SCPF results, the JPCR competition, what we did well and not so well. If time, all or some of the images used will be shown.
The project is the result of a years photography, visiting over 40 locations and covering more than 70 miles walking and photographing around London. The project features 120+ images showing the highs and lows from each location of the London monopoly board. The talk covers why the project was started, the approach to finding, shooting, editing and image selection. See https://www.petermerry.co.uk/
Judge – Graeme Sleeman. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)
is the one you have on you! Try to take at least one picture everyday as you go about throughout for a month and then show the most interesting as PDIs to the club at this evening. The pictures can be taken on any camera, including phones
Jason will show us how to create striking and dynamic composition in street photography. See more of his work at http://www.jaysonbrinkler.com/
As photographers we often suffer from “Locational Myopia”, constantly wishing we were in some exotic location with the best possible equipment. In this talk, I detail my fight with locational Myopia and ways to overcome it as well as a personal journey to become a landscape photographer. See more at https://www.shepherdpics.com/
Judge – Suzannah Jordan. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)
Judge – Paul Thackeray LRPS This evening we host a round of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation league competition in our division.
How we used club themes to create simple stories, to working with alternative materials to create fashion shots with a difference. In the 2nd half we share our journey working and learning to shoot Ballet Dancers. http://www.sleepyrobotphotography.co.uk
Two of our club members, Stella Fagg and Len Quinn, are going to give presentations of their work. We can look forward to some outstanding images.
Judge – Dr Paul Hendley LRPS 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)
In her talk, Jane will show how she works the light for maximum effect and will consider perspective and visual clues to make succesful landscape images. Jane will show us her essential kit for a landscape photographer, some of which may surprise. She will also discuss the latest online and smartphone applications to aid in image making and to optimise the choice of landscape locations – post-processing included. A fun and interactive evening. https://www.thebeautifullight.co.uk/
PLEASE NOTE: Depending on availability, the dinner may be held on another day of the week.
Up to 5 PDIs, submitted through the website, telling a story or illustrating a specific theme of your choice. To be judged by members.
Judge -Carl Reeve LMPA 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)
Tom’s presentation will look at the history of photographic portraiture from the Victorian beginnings through to our selfie culture of the 21st Century. You’ll never look at a portrait in the same way again. https://www.thomaspeckphotography.com/
This evening members will show up to 5 PDIs (submitted thorugh the website) of their Lucky Dip subject. This year, subjects will be allocated by email to members in October.
Judge – Trevor Prince Any mode of transport, cars, trains ships bicycles etc will qualify. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website).
Architecture is Les’s main love in photography, this presentation covers various aspects of his architectural photography, mainly reflecting on modern architecture and the occasional cityscapes. His style is based on visualizing architecture as art and not as record image. Les also walks you through from the RAW file to the final image. https://www.lesforrester.com/
Bring along all those rare and valuable items, photographic or otherwise, and make a few pounds for your self and the club.
Judge – Malcolm Bull Modern Architecture is full of lines and curves and surfaces. You can make it as abstract as you like. 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)
This thought-provoking talk (previously titled ‘Mechanical Landscapes’) is a wander through the remnants of the northern industrial landscape. Covering diverse sites such as slate quarries in Snowdonia, abandoned textile mills, a disused coal mine, steelworks, a beached ship, as well as unique views of the inside of derelict cooling towers, this talk is somewhat different to the majority of camera club talks. The images are predominantly black and white, with splashes of colour. Check out Andy’s images at https://www.mechanicallandscapes.com/
Celia is an accomplished and creative fine-art phtographer specialising in flowers. See more of her work at http://www.celiahenderson.co.uk/gallery.htm.
Judge – Glyn Paton LRPS One thing we have lots of in this country is weather so there should be many opportunities to get out over the season and record it! 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)
Judge -Mark Lanigan LRPS 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)
Terry’s talk will explain Camera RAW and Adobe DNG covering what they mean, their advantages and disadvantages, workflow, and non-destructive image editing. It will demonstrate workflow with Adobe Camera RAW in Bridge, Photoshop and Lightroom.
Judge – Zaid Meherali 3 images correctly sized for projection (see club website)
A chance to enjoy images from other clubs in the Southern Counties Photographic Federation which were featured in their exhibition.
Judge – Giles Barkley PDI competition. Images selected only from this season’s quarterly competitions with a maximum of 2 images per member in each category. Choose the ones YOU think are the best, not necessarily high-scoring images. Bring your print entries on the night, PDIs to be submitted through the website.
An evening to discuss any issues prior to the AGM. The committee welcomes all member’s view on any aspect of the club.
Please come to this important meeting which will include reports from committee members, matters to be voted on and a new committee to elect. If you have any items for the agenda please forward to the Secretary in advance.