Sept – Dec 2021

In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, all our club nights in the first half of the 2021-22 season are being run via Zoom. This is the same format as we successfully ran last season. Members receive an email invitation to each meeting which contains the necessary joining information together with a link to the Zoom meeting.

You do not have to be a member to attend our events. If you are not a member you are welcome to sign up to any talk via Eventbrite. As a guest we ask you to make a small contribution of £3 towards our costs. You can buy your tickets for each event directly from this page. Find the event you want and use the box underneath it.

Tuesday 7 September

David Garthwaite – Fine Art: A Workflow

David Garthwaite is based in Leeds and specialises in fine art and portrait photography.

In this session David will take us through my fine art photography workflow. We will get a glimpse of what is required to put together fine art images as we walk-through creating an image on screen.

Tuesday 14 September

Alison Mees – Living The African Dream

From an early age Alison had a passion for wildlife and photography. She had a strong desire to be in Africa, especially with cheetahs, and some 16 years ago she become a qualified safari guide in Zambia.

Alison then worked in Serengeti, Tanzania and Mara North Conservancy, Kenya, where her passion for photography and wildlife continued to grow. She was fortunate to spend time with the researchers from the Serengeti Cheetah Project where her knowledge developed in learning about individual cheetah, the behaviour, how to identify individuals and enjoying to photograph them. She also dedicated time working with the local Masai Community with education and health related projects.

Since April 2020 Alison has been a volunteer for Cheetah Conservation Fund UK, on various projects and fund raising projects, where her love for cheetah continues.

The talk covers some of her journey living and working in Africa, photographs and stories from the bush, also working with the local communities and with cheetah conservation.

Tonight is the closing date for submission of images for the Open 1 competition

Tuesday 21 September

David Boag – Photographing Nature More Creatively

This is a follow up to David’s talk ‘The World of a Wildlife Photographer‘ which we enjoyed last season. It is an inspirational lecture that enthuses and encourages us to develop more creative ideas. The whole point is not to show images that are very difficult to achieve, but to show great shots that almost any club member could do with enthusiasm and effort, based around thinking more creatively.

TueSday 28 September

Competition – Open 1

Tuesday 5 October

John Bermingham – Art of John Bermingham/ Conceptual Photography

John Bermingham is a visual artist in the South East of England working in photography, digital media and compositing, music videos, aerial footage, and animated shorts.

He will show some of his work and talk about the ideas and show the making of some of the images. He will include his AIPF associateship panel, and discuss the ideas behind the series.

Tuesday 12 October

Colin Harrison – New Digital Adventure

After decades of earning distinctions and awards in national and international salons Colin decided to put together a couple of talks to showcase his eclectic work. He is trying to show these talks in as many countries as possible. At the same time raising money for Macmillan cancer care nurses.

Colin enjoys panelling his images and has sat on distinctions panels and helped organise advisory days for the PAGB and the RPS. Due to Covid, Colin has been helping people online to develop their own photographic skills. He has judged many National and International salons and has enjoyed judging for camera clubs in Australia, Norway, Turkey and the USA.

Colin’s talk will show the creative side of his photography. This is a light hearted, fast flowing talk and will pass on some of his digital “secrets” and his enthusiasm for photography. The talk will cover many sections including:

  • Images used in the International Federation of Photographic Art
    (FIAP) Diamond 3 Distinction.
  • Sections you can enter in International Salons.
  • “Believe it or not” which will really make you think.
  • How to replace a sky on an image.
  • Using lesser known software.
  • Golden Oldies, with some of Colin’s older award winning UK images.
  • Photographic Society of America (PSA) Gold and Silver Distinction Panels (and showing how they were produced)

Tuesday 19 October

Elizabeth Lazenby – Working With Textures

Based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Elizabeth Lazenby has been a keen photographer since she was a teenager, trying to create clean sharp images to use with her other passion and career, Fine Art. Over the years her photography has developed into a form where the photograph has become the actual art in its own right. By the careful and imaginative use of light, narrative, staging, makeup and styling of compositions and now imaginative manipulation in Photoshop she feels that she is able to create images with a magical quality combining her skill as a painter and photographer to create an original vision. Elizabeth has taught art and photography for many years and has now set up her website and Facebook pages to demonstrate and encourage others to experiment and develop their skills as she has.

The evenings talk demonstrates the techniques and journey involved to create these pieces of art. Members will be asked to submit some pictures on the evening for Elizabeth to work on.

Tonight is the closing date for submission of images for the Open 2 competition

Tuesday 26 October

Julian Elliot – Patagonia, The End of The World

Julian Elliott has been a professional landscape and travel photographer for 10 years. Having started writing for a number of British UK photography magazines he started selling his work through the World renowned Getty Images. To date his work has sold in over 40 countries and he has travelled in over 30 countries capturing the world around him.

Journey to the end of the world and follow Julian on a commissioned trip to the fjords of Patagonia. See the challenges a professional photographer faces with the weather and the imagery that’s created for use by his client.

Tuesday 2 NOvember

Competition – Open 2

Tuesday 9 November

Martin Patten – Improving Your Photography

The talk provides some quick tips and tricks that will have an immediate impact on your captured images as well as covering some of the most common genres, how to approach them, what “good” looks like and what equipment you might need to capture them.

Tuesday 16 November

Ashley Franklin – From Pursuit to Passion to Profession

How did Ashley the amateur snapper become Ashley Franklin Photography offering a wide spectrum of professional services? In Part 1, see how the pursuit quickly became a passion as Ashley made his way through the camera club world and, in Part 2, how he ventured into the commercial sphere. Ashley would not have become a pro without the stimulation and inspiration he picked up as a member of Derby City Photographic, so this presentation is a celebration of the camera club ideal as well as a journey into the world of a professional practitioner with all its perils, pitfalls, triumphs and rewards.

Tonight is the closing date for submission of images for the Natural History/ Nature competition

Tuesday 23 November

Tracey Lund – Wildlife Photography Part 1

Tracey is a Hull-based photographer who specialises in wildlife, working as a telecoms engineer by day. Her love of wildlife photography began on an Africa trip in 2004 and has since taken her around the world. She loves the experience of watching and photographing wildlife, and considers it a privilege to be able to do so. She says she as not yet been everywhere, but it is on her list to do so!

Tuesday 30 November

Competition – Natural History/ Nature

Tuesday 7 December

Trevor Morecroft – Chernobyl & Pripyat

Trevor, currently President of Winchester Photographic Society, is a keen amateur photographer.   A lifetime engineer, he enjoys the technical and editing side of photography as much as the creative.

Trevor has visited Chernobyl and the local town of Prypyat on two occasions, in 2016 and 2019, over 4 days. The talk explores the explosion history, and the Reactor Control Room before heading to the long abandoned town of Prypyat to explore the High School, Kindergarten, railway station and amusement park.

The talk will end with an outrageous conspiracy theory…

Tuesday 14 December

Tony Worobiec – Night and Low Light Photography

Tony Worobiec, FRPS, is a fine art photographer who has exhibited at London’s Barbican Gallery and the National Museum of Photography and has authored 17 books. He lectures and runs courses on many aspects of landscape photography.

Tuesday 21 December

No meeting.