Activities will be clustered around themed weekends:
15th & 16th July – Music
22nd & 23rd July – Literature, Poetry and Theatre
29th & 30th July – Droitwich in Pictures
5th August – Arts in View
Droitwich ArtsFest is hosting Three weeks of mostly free events, activities and fun for everyone. Come along and see Live music, art, crafts, workshops, exhibitions, drama, poetry events and much much more.
For more information see: Droitwich Spa ArtsFest
On Sunday, June 25th the Salt King 200 'Picnic in the Park' will be taking place in the grounds of the Chateau Impney, (just off the A38 bypass north of the town) and this will provide some fantastic photographic opportunities in a great location. This is a free event open to everyone to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of John Corbett, the 'Salt King' and the man who built the Chateau. The event takes place between 12.00 - 17.00 with the official opening ceremony at 13.00. So get the picnic basket out and get down there with your camera.
If you want further details visit www.droitwichartsnetwork.org
The annual hard fought competition for the Wychavon Trophy will take place in Evesham.
Every summer a flotilla of yachts can be found racing in the Mediterranean as part of ‘Les Voiles’ - literally ‘The Sails’. The season begins in June with Les Voiles d’Antibes and ends in October with Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - each regatta lasting five or six days and bringing together some of the finest classic and vintage yachts from around the world. Simon has photographed 4 such regattas and promises an evening of challenging photography and some good stories.
It is also planned that he will run an infra-red photography workshop on the Tuesday afternoon in collaboration with Worcester Camera Club and to be hosted by them.
Droitwich Camera Club is delighted to announce that the freelance nature photographer, writer and guide Mark Hamblin will be giving a lecture at Droitwich High School entitled: Wild Scotland, A Photographic Odyssey. Tickets are £10 for Adults and £8 for accompanied under 18's.
For more details about Mark Hamblin and his work visit his website at http://www.markhamblin.com/
Studley Camera Club is pleased to announce that on Wednesday March 8th the Fine Art Photographer Guy Richardson is giving an illustrated talk on 'The UK Landscape & Time Lapse'.
This will take place at Studley Community Hall, B80 7SG and all are welcome to attend.
Members £2.50 Visitors £3.00 Under 16's Free
Gerry Beattie is a Learning Technologist at the University of Worcester and is very interested in looking at photography as an art form, the styles of particular photographers and how it all relates to art as a painted form by the masters. This talk will cover the development of visual thinking and design through the observation and study of the fine arts and their application to photography.
This session will be led by a group of Club members who will help us look at the increasing use of mobile phones, tablets, etc for taking and sharing photographs. Members are invited to submit two images they have taken with a mobile phone or similar device and these will be shown on the evening with one being selected to receive a top quality memory card as a prize. Entries should be sent to email@example.com by 22nd February at the latest (note revised date) preferably as JPEG's and you should provide your name and a title for each photograph.
This will be a great opportunity to learn more about that camera in your pocket!
David has been a full time, professional wildlife photographer for over 40 years. He has 18 published books and did a lot of early work on the behaviour and action of birds. He lectures all over the country, as well as on cruises.
Clive is a retired lecturer in photography at Worcester College, and is well known throughout the West Midlands and beyond as being a particularly creative photographer. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the use of various plug-ins in the post-processing of digital images.
Russian-born Valentina now lives in Oxfordshire and is a Member of Banbury Camera Club. She has had many exhibition successes and awards, gaining distinctions from the RPS and the PAGB among others. The distinguishing feature of her style is in the post-processing. This talk promises to be very entertaining.
Based in Oxford, Glyn is a photographer, retoucher and author of ‘The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching & Compositing Tips, Tricks and Techniques’. In this 2 hour intriguingly-titled session, he will take you through a formula for developing your own style, finding what is it that you REALLY like to photograph and so regularly add to your portfolio. PLUS in the second half of the evening, he will cover a number of Retouching Techniques that he uses in his own images and essential skills for the modern day photographer.
Martin is Cheltenham born and joined Cheltenham Camera Club as a teenager. A retired Head Teacher, Martin 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 celebrate the magic of this time of year.