Are You Passionate About Photography?
Passion is not a limited bucket which diminishes the more you dip into it, but an energy source that grows the more you focus on what you love and excites you.
Here at GNPC we are all passionate about photography in its many forms. Why not join us?
Category Archives: Speakers
Thursday 23 March 2017 – Jim Price presents “What’s the difference between a camera club and exhibition print?”
Ann Miles visited the Club on Thursday 6 October to present her talk entitled “DigitalArt”.
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.
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
Last Thursday we were very lucky to have Glyn Dewis visit our club to give our members a talk and even more privileged to see his new format. Known as a professional retoucher and for his photoshop expertise Glyn’s talk was refreshing as it concentrated much more on his photography skills and in particular the use of professional lighting. It had a great blend of discussion and interaction and even a model shoot (using one of our own members that will teach him to sit at the front).
I can highly recommend Glyn’s book which is very easy to navigate and comes with downloads so that you can follow along with the projects. It must be good as it has reached Number 1 in the digital photography category.
We learnt the importance of having projects to push ourselves as photographers and to help us improve our skills in both the taking and the processing. I know from personal experience setting yourself a project can get you out of a creative block period.
Glyn has a super youtube channel with lots of videos to help with processing and general photography skills. I recommend you check it out.
Specific Clips that I can recommend below (please click on the image to be taken to the respective video clip.