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 Lindsey later on in life. Having spent most of his time behind a desk, creating successful images has become his passion. Being out there in nature, seeing things afresh has opened up a new and exciting chapter in Lindsey's life. Come and see his wonderful images from all around the world.
A presentation of the BPE and PAGB approved Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition (SOPE) accepted images. Accepted entries from all over the United Kingdom in 4 categories, Open Colour, Monochrome, Landscape and Nature.
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.
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 Dave started to 'dabble' in Street Photography. He was pretty much instantly hooked. Nowadays he regularly writes 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.
If, like Claire, 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. Claire's 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. She provides information that would help any adventurous traveller to consider a self guided trip. Winter has weather challenges, but in her experience it is ideal if you like pristine landscapes all to yourself and enjoy wildlife as well as landscape photography and is far easier than you may think.
Paul Hutchinson from Virtual Shropshire Drone Rangers will explain all we need to know about drone photography. If the weather and licence conditions permit, Paul will demonstrate drone flying from outside the Hermitage Centre during the evening.