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August’s Theme is Gardens

July 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

The monthly theme for August is Gardens. You might want to get in close and photograph an individual flower or photograph the whole garden. Perhaps you’d prefer to concentrate on the garden’s wildlife or how people enjoy it. Don’t forget the lighting is as important as the subject. What technique you choose we’d love to see and discuss your work. Join the club!

July’s Theme is Summer Time

June 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

Summer is a great time to get out with your camera and take some wonderful photographs. You can just capture the beauty of summer plants or a summer event or sport. How does summer make you feel? Can you express that in a photograph? Have a go and show us what summer means to you. Please read the post heading the monthly theme for details on posting images.

Thanks, Peter.

June’s Theme is ‘Photobook Selection’

June 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

I apologise for my last message being mistakenly short so I’m expanding a bit on that now.

As you know Crewe Photographic Society celebrates it’s 70th anniversary this year and Sharon is to create a photobook of members work. So we wouldn’t leave it to the last minute I’ve decided to dedicate this months theme to your photobook selection. So please feel free to submit your choice or ones you decided not to enter for discussion in this month’s theme. Please resize them to 650px long side @72ppi before submitting them to the website.

I’m looking forward to seeing them and having some healthy discussions.

Thanks, Peter.


June’s Monthly Theme is ‘Photobook Selection’

May 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Members can show us their chose of photographs for our anniversary photobook.

May’s Monthly Theme is ‘Working Colours’

April 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

This monthly I’m inviting you to show us some of your photographs that demonstrate how colour can be used compositionally in photography. Will you want to explore the power of red or go for the cooler blue hues. Colours can create a mood and atmosphere and lead the eye around the frame. It would be useful if you could explain why the colours work for you so we can all learn from images.

April’s Monthly Theme is One Subject – Three Different Photographs

March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Monthly Theme for April is ‘One Subject – Three Different Photographs’. The idea is for you to experiment photographing something from different angles and using different techniques to see how different your photographs look. You could try using different lenses and different camera settings and discuss the results with fellow members. This is an ideal topic for still life fans who can experiments with different lighting and angles. Very often the first photograph you take isn’t the best so try a few different angles and setting until your happy with the result. Then share your thinking behind it with other members.

March’s Monthly Theme is ‘Light and Shade’

February 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

The theme for March gives you the opportunity to spring clean your photography by getting creative and producing something a bit different that might end up being competition winners. At this time of year the days are getting longer, but the sun’s still low giving long and photogenic shadows. These can transform a normal photograph into something a bit special so now’s your chance to spring into the new season.

February’s Theme is Portraiture

January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Dave and Sharon Barton’s well received talk on portraiture inspired me to choose it as February’s theme. All photographers enjoy taking portraits and have healthy collection of them in their files. Why not share them with fellow members and see what they think of them. It’s a great way to learn and improve your portrait skills.

January’s Monthly Theme is ‘ Pictures of the Season’

December 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Happy New Year everyone and best wishes. We’ve all just had a Christmas break and are looking forward to a positive new year so here’s a opportunity for you to share your Christmas and seasonal photographs with members.. It’s not just about Christmas and New Year celebrations, perhaps you’ve taken some seasonal landscapes or sporting events or even the crowds in the season’s sales. Just show us what you can come up with. I have a New Year’s resolution to improve my photography and will use our website to help me achieve that goal

Gary Waidson DPAGB HND – Waylandscapes

November 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

sunset_way_350We were really looking forward to a return visit by Gary after his excellent talk last year about using layers in Photoshop. This time it was about his landscape photography and to say that it did not disappoint would be something of an understatement! His AV presentation was one of the most impressive I have ever seen and the mastery of technology which was behind its production was also a feature of his photography where HDR, Multiple-exposure night shots and so on were heavily featured.

Gary has been a regular winner of awards in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition and it is no surprise.  It is not just the technology which characterises his work; he has the patience, determination and vision required of a  landscape photographer but is also fascinated by the time element which can be put to work in photography, something which is explored by people like Michael Kenna. Gary turns it up to 11.

A great evening. Gary is working on a new presentation which he gave us a taste of – we look forward to seeing it in 2018!

You can enjoy his work by visiting his website

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