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Peter Bainbridge

August 22, 2016 in Information

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Although Peter Bainbridge specialises in photographing aircraft he often turns his lens on wildlife too and we sometimes see his landscapes and so on. Last season gave us one of the best talks of the season where he described his subjects beautifully and had his audience enthralled. For a competition picture, however, you need something that requires no explanation and Peter knows that, which is why he chose this one Aerobatic Ascent as an entry last season. You do not need to be an aeroplane enthusiast to appreciate it, the clearly visible pilot helps a great deal in keeping attention.

In his talk Peter came out with the quote of the season “I like to try and show how they [the planes] make me feel” – a quest that many photographers could set themselves.

Peter Bainbridge : Photographing Aircraft – 10 December 2015

December 11, 2015 in Crewe PS news

Acrobatics-ascentwebA shot of the photographer’s enclosure at an airshow, bristling with telephoto lenses, showed that member Peter Bainbridge was certainly not alone in wanting to photograph aircraft. Peter’s talk was bristling too, with interesting facts, techniques and super shots. He got us so fascinated with all this that we almost over-ran.

This was far from a plane spotter’s gallery, there was much to fascinate everyone; the plane that lands sideways, the one that changes into a helicopter, the one so powerful it could rocket straight up into the air, the Brazilian spy plane, the colourful acrobatic teams, Peter described them so engagingly and illustrated them so well. But there was more. Peter revealed the secret during his talk. He said that, in photographing planes, he tried to make his pictures show the way they made him feel. That, folks, is why his pictures are so good and it was something to carry away, no matter what you shoot.

Thanks Peter for a really great evening.


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