This is the annual battle for the coveted Wychavon Tropy - don't miss it!
Judge: Brian Swinyard
Mark lives in Redditch and is a Member of Redditch Photographic Society as well as DCC. He has had many exhibition successes and awards, gaining distinctions from the RPS, PAGB, FIAP & BPE.
Mark will be showing us how he goes about taking a photograph.
Chris believes that we all see the world slightly differently. It is never his intention to mimic another photographer's shot, but to bring his own vision to bear to produce an individual and personal point of view. His particular way of working is to identify something within a scene that interests him, and to represent that element strongly in relation to its surroundings. When on location it is important to allow time for the creative process to take place, and let the subject speak to him. The interaction between him and the scene allows him to produce a personal response, and to record an image in such a way that it is visually appealing, simple, and reveals something of the feelings and emotions that he experienced when he fired the shutter.
Ben Hall has gained worldwide recognition as one of Britain's foremost professional wildlife photographers. His images are often surprising, always striking and ever striving to awaken people to the diversity of the natural world. He is described by 'Living Edge' magazine as a "passionate and experienced wildlife photographer, with a perfectionist's eye for detail".
Nigel is an enthusiastic and very active wildlife and macro photographer. The workshop will introduce techniques which are used and practice some of these during the evening. These will include focus stacking, lighting, composition in macro images, and soft focus techniques.
Martin is Cheltenham born and joined Cheltenham Camera Club as a teenager. A retired Head Teacher, he has always been inspired by 'capturing the light' in his native county and the spectacular Cornish landscape. He is renowned for his audio-visual presentations which he thinks is such a creative medium, giving the image maker the freedom to express ideas, share experiences or communicate a message. Tonight he will give a practical demonstration of how to produce an AV and Members are encouraged to bring along their own laptops.
15 February 2018 (Thursday)
Interclub Competition against Stourport CC and Beacon CC: to be held at Beacon CC.
Monthly Competition 5: 'Low Light' Prints and 'Open' DPIs
Judge: John Hartshorne
Your DPIs should have been taken in low ambient light such as after sunset or at night, which requires special consideration such as the use of extended exposure times, a tripod or high ISO to obtain a correct exposure. Entries can also include photographs taken indoors.
Terry has run this type of workshop at other clubs in the West Midlands. He will first talk will be about the different flash models and modifiers and then do a live demonstration with a mannequin and use a projector to make it appear in real time on the screen so that everyone can see instant results. The aim is to help everybody to be able to get stunning images using a single flash.
The Graham Trevor British Isles Landscape Competition
Judge: Tony Winfield
Enter your Prints and DPIs taken anywhere in the British Isles (which includes Ireland, Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Shetland, Orkney, the Channel Islands and thousands of smaller islands) to try to win the trophy in memory of our late Member, Graham Trevor.
Lee was born in the UK but now lives in Canada where he runs 'Lutra Wildlife and Wilderness' with his wife, Lindsay Janes. Both are guides who share a passion for wildlife, wilderness, photography and bringing people to exceptional places. Lee is a professional ecologist, naturalist, photographer and writer with more than 10 years experience of guiding a wide variety of natural history tours all over the world but has a particular passion for the wildlife of the Pacific Coast. Prior to relocating to Canada in 2014, he worked as an environmental educator and ecological consultant in the UK and has extensive experience of working closely with a wide variety of rare and protected species including bats and other small mammals. He is an enthusiastic all round naturalist and a good bird watcher, with a great ear for finding birds in dense cover and a good eye for identifying them. In his talk, Lee will be showing us some of his wildlife highlights from his guiding adventures in Canada and sharing with us some of the important considerations when working up close with some of Canada's iconic species.
'Open' Prints and DPIs of 'Panels'
Judge: John Lacey
A panel (or digital portfolio) for the purposes of this competition is a single image containing a number of digital images which are related in some way to a common theme of your choosing. There should be a minimum of 3 images but no maximum, although more than 5 often looks too ‘busy’ and the images themselves are a bit small. The final image should also contain the title and the background can also relate to the theme.
There is a detailed instruction of how to create a Digital Portfolio on the Tutorial page of the DCC website.
This talk argues that landscape photography should be considered an action genre and Claire will show many images and several AV presentations to illustrate this point. She considers her own motion, the rotation of our planet and in particular how the forces of nature impact on landscape photography. One AV is devoted to aurora photography.