Chris has travelled widely and has many wonderful images obtained in Iceland, California and Scotland, to name but a few. He also showed us that travel is not always necessary, having taken many of his best images within easy reach of home.
Chris is a firm believer in the use of tripods, and uses one for the majority of his shots.He also makes frequent use of a polarising filter, which vastly improves images taken during the middle of the day in strong sun. " Take your time " could be Chris's motto, he believes in exploring a location thoroughly before pressing the shutter, as he remarked,landscapes taken during a two-minute dash from the car and looking over a fence rarely do full justice to a scene. He also strongly believes in following the old film adage of filling the frame and cutting out unwanted detail at the taking stage, to minimise editing the image afterwards.
If this talk did not inspire non-print workers to have a go then nothing will - this was a magnificent evening that could well have us all rushing our orders to Fotospeed! It was a shame that several members were still on the sick list and missed a great evening.
Submitted by Dorothy Wood