A chance to renew or start your membership and meet your fellow members. There will be short presentations on what the society does, how to enter competitions and the competition rules as well as time for Q&A and gathering ideas for weekend trips and club nights.
Born and bred in the Black Country Art and Photography came to me later on in my life. Having spent most of my time behind a desk, creating successful images has become my passion. Being out there in nature, seeing things afresh has opened up a new and exciting chapter for me. I am inspired by my surroundings and never leave home without my camera. My passion is to create beautiful images.
Relax as Jack shares images and anecdotes of superb scenes of steam locomotives powering through the countryside as well as celebrities he has formally met and photographed personally, including Her Majesty The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and many other faces from stage and screen.
Mark Gilligan is an award-winning photographer and writer based in the North of England. Having been involved in imaging for more than 40 years, he has also produced and directed hundreds of TV programmes.
The second of Mark's series of presentations. Expect more stunning images, anecdotes, and tips to improve your photography from Mark.
Street photography is experiencing a resurgence in popularity where clever compositions, bold colours and deep shadows provide eye-catching scenes waiting to be captured. It was during the bright summer months, when the light tends to be too harsh for landscapes, that I started to 'dabble' in Street Photography. I was pretty much instantly hooked. Nowadays I regularly write for magazines or provide talks on the subject.
Dave is an award winning photographer, and this presentation on street photography is sure to inspire us to try more of this genre of photography.
Sets of four prints and/or four projected images showing a record of a theme, place or event. Submit prints at our 25th January meeting or up to a few days later by negotiation with Judy Mainwaring. Enter digital images via our website by 28th January.
Patagonia in Winter. If, like me, you find summer landscape photography in the UK less than inspiring then there is always the option to chase winter and head south. Patagonia is a dream destination with steppes, mountains and glaciers to discover. My talk explores locations and wildlife on the Argentinian side of Patagonia and includes an AVI of the El Chalten region which includes the mighty Fitz Roy Massif. I provide information that would help any adventurous traveller to consider a self guided trip. Winter has weather challenges, but in my experience it is ideal if you like pristine landscapes all to yourself and enjoy wildlife as well an landscape photography and is far easier than you may think.
Virtual Shropshire offers amazing quality aerial drone photography and aerial filming in Shropshire and throughout the UK . We hold a Permission For Commercial Operation certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority and are fully insured for aerial work.