The Work of David Rutter FRPS

On Friday 17th, Reading Camera Club welcomed David Rutter FRPS to give us his entertaining and instructive presentation on his own approach to photography “The Work of David Rutter FRPS”.

The first half of the evening was a fascinating overview into the different genres which David is interested in, along with a good helping of his photography. David not only showed us a range of his creative and effective imagery, but also explained his thinking on what made his compositions work so well. He covered his work in street and architecture, along with still life. We learned how you can set up a studio shot of a breaking wine glass, how you can create a successful RPS panel just using coloured card and even venturing into AI, how a popular shot taken by many photographers in the British museum can be cleaned up in one step using AI tools.

The second half of the evening was taken up with a presentation based around David’s portrait work. He guided us through how he sets up his lighting in the studio and uses post-processing to produce striking images of his models. He then led us though more creative post-processing, composing more abstract images from those basic portraits. David’s work, including some of the images he showed on the evening, can be seen on his website

Our next meeting, on the Friday 24th November, is our second PDI (Projected Digital Image) competition of the year. This will be a great opportunity to come along and see the quality and range of work being produced at the club so why not join us either in person at St Peter’s Church Hall, Earley or on Zoom.