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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

October’s Monthly Theme is People

September 29, 2016 in Monthly Theme, Uncategorized

I know I’m a bit early which makes a change from being late, but I’ll be away on 1st. October so I’m doing this now.

We all take photos of people and have them in our collection. Perhaps you have some that didn’t quite come off and would like some advice from our experienced members. Now’s your chance. It could be a photo of just one person or a group interacting with each other. Let’s see your work.

Kath Hill

August 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

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What happens when you wear too many hats? Looks like the guy in Kath Hill’s neat street shot will soon be finding out.

The selfie stick and hand gesture fit together and keep attention in on that slightly worried face, and although we get the main message straight away there is still
detail there to keep us looking. I like the way Kath has subdued the background very gently, though the features we can see help the illusion of great height in
the pile of hats.

Kath amused us with this one as a print last season and we are not too far off seeing what she and the other members have to show us next season; it starts on 8 September.

The Viking Roars, Again!

June 5, 2016 in Uncategorized



The Viking Roars Again!

When member Robert Brown entered a portrait of one of his son’s team mates in the Tough Mudder event last year we were impressed both by the photography and the subject. Lasse, the “Roaring Viking” has now become a bit of an internet rage, and such is the fervour that he has been brought back over from Norway to appear on British television. Read about it all here and watch out for more appearances soon.


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