Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

Club Meetings

Due to the Coronavirus, we have cancelled all physical meetings until further notice.  We have a rolling programme in place that will allow you to participate remotely.  Thanks to our Zoom meetings we’re looking forward to the future.  Keep well and safe and keep watching this space.

11th May: Talk – Chasing the Light, An Evening with Kieran Metcalfe

Many thanks to Kieran for taking us on a wonderful journey of landscape images that capture his passion for the light.   Amongst other things, we learned about how to shoot effectively into the sun, side lighting, making the most of cloud cover, tree cover in harsh sunlight and the effects of moisture in the air.  Adding a touch of magic with his astro-landscapes, foggy woodland mystery and the natural beauty of the Peak District, Grand Canyon, Anglesey and more,  the talk was jam-packed with information and technical/post processing tips.  A strong message is preparation, patience and be prepared to adapt! To quote one member,  “Go to take photos, that may involve a walk, rather than go on a walk and take any photos you can.”

A thoroughly enjoyable talk with information applicable not only to landscape photography so many thanks again Kieran.

Kieran Metcalfe Photography: Landscape & Nature Photography

Virtual Exhibition 2021 – produced by Alan Colegrave ARPS BPE1

4th May: Workshop on Image Preparation, Collation Process and our Virtual Exhibition Revealed

Many thanks to Julia Wainwright for showing us the context in which we operate – the framework of UK Camera associations, alliances, federations/international, clubs and the various competitions open to club and individual members before going through a refresher on preparing images for competition; starting with choosing an image for competition in the first instance to each stage of the process and the end point – sending the image(s) to the collator.   It was a an interactive session, sharing hints and tips and providing an opportunity to ask and answer questions.

Avril Candler followed up with a session on the collation process and what happens to submissions – summing it up with a visual on  the life cycle of a competition image!

The highlight of our evening was the first showing of our Virtual Exhibition which has been put together brilliantly by Alan Colegrave

Go to our Facebook page to find the link to the Exhibition on  YouTube and Vimeo.  We hope you will enjoy seeing our members’ work across a range of genres and we hope your enjoyment will be as much as ours.  Please take a look and feel free to circulate amongst friends and family.  Please also feel free to leave a comment – we welcome feedback.