Ann Miles visited the Club on Thursday 6 October to present her talk entitled “DigitalArt”.
” Swans by Ann Miles
It was a very engaging talk starting from the very first photographic manipulations back in the 1830’s to the present opinions on photo manipulation.
Ann showed both prints and digital images of her own within the presentation and it was fascinating to see some of the images creation from the beginning.
Particular favourites of the members included a panel of landscapes that were created from sand patterns and another panel of old dolls. Whilst the images looked superb on the screen seeing them printed really brought the quality home and Ann’s choice of paper emphasised the images in just the right way.
Ann was educational, informative and very entertaining and a speaker that is highly recommended to other clubs that are looking for speakers for their upcoming seasons.
This month on our usual end of month speaker night we had a talk provided by Roy Essery MPAGB in which he gave an entertaining Tour de Force of some of his best images over the years.
Kevin of Castle Park – Roy Essery MPAGB
Roy started with his earlier “red light” composites and amusing stories of family and friends being asked to “model”. Whilst many of us only relate to the latest photoshop CC it is easy to forget that photoshop has been around for a long time. Many of his first images that were undertaken over 10 years ago were composites and Roy got to grips with photoshops then capabilities very well. His creations of story telling type images definitely made you want to know more.
He then moved through his landscape and portrait work in the second half showing his excellent panel that gave him his recent Masters award at the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). An award that he had definitely worked hard and deserved to achieve.
Roy is a master and perfectionist also at the art of printing, sometimes printing an image eight different times with various tweaks until he is happy. You really have to see Roy’s works in print to appreciate their fullness and complexity. For this reason Roy is our own “go-to” judge for the GNPC end of season print competition.
Below is “Nutter” by Roy Essery MPAGB. To see more of his work go toshuttershot.co.uk
Nutter by Roy Essery MPAGB