Speakers

October

Monday 25 October 2021
00:00:00
Speaker

Alison Mees - Living the African Dream

Alison was born in the UK, and from an early age had a passion for wildlife and photography. She had a strong desire to be in Africa from a child.
Alison spent 4 years working in the Serengeti, Tanzania. Her passion for wildlife and photography keeps growing, spending time with the Serengeti Cheetah Project learning about individual cheetahs.

In June 2017 she moved to Mara North Conservancy, Kenya to manage a camp with Tom, her husband. Alison has the opportunity to continue her own cheetah observations and studies, working with the Local Masai Community with various projects. Still finding time to continue with her passion for photography.

Due to the pandemic Alison returned to the UK in March 2020. Her love and dedication of cheetahs continues and since April 2020 she has been a volunteer at CCF UK - Cheetah Conservation Fund. Spending time fund raising and delivery of workshops showing her photographs and raising awareness of how endangered the cheetahs are in the wild.

September

Monday 13 September 2021
00:00:00
Speaker

Barbie Lindsay - A Byte of Barbie

Photographer Barbie Lindsay, MPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP/s, AWPF will give a varied lecture covering most genres. Her work is based in and around Suffolk.
Take a look at Barbie's website to see examples of her work and links to her Top 10 Memories, giving a flavour of her interests.

January

Monday 17 January 2022
01:00:00
Speaker

Chris Upton - The Art of Travel Photography

THE ART OF TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
A must see lecture for anyone who enjoys travel photography whether that be on a family holiday or a bespoke photographic trip. Featuring images from around the world and packed with hints & tips on technique, equipment and preparation this presentation will really help you to improve your travel photography.

Chris Upton is a professional photographer, based in Nottinghamshire (UK), specialising in Travel, Landscape and Social Documentary photography.

He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and is proud to be a brand ambassador for Fujifilm.

October

Monday 11 October 2021
00:00:00
Speaker

Colin Hully - From Print 2 Perfection

This is an 'in-person' presentation and Colin's lecture encompasses him bringing along a Canon Pro 300 Printer to use members images. Members will be informed beforehand about how to submit images for printing.

November

Monday 22 November 2021
01:00:00
Speaker

Darren Lewey - Using and Choosing Light

Darren Lewey is a photographer, originally from Hertfordshire, who now lives in Morocco.

'To achieve wonderful photography that can inspire you and connect beyond your circle of friends and followers, requires structured thinking skills ............. see how they differ from the mainstream.'

Darren believes that -
You may want to break away from the camera club notion of what good photography is.
You want find out more about the range of great photography out there and take inspiration from it.
You yearn to spend more of your leisure time being a creative photographer.

September

Monday 20 September 2021
00:00:00
Speaker

David Boag - Photographing Nature More Creatively

In this lecture, David Boag talks about his approach to photographing natural subjects. It is aimed as an inspirational lecture that enthuses and encourages the audience to develop more creative ideas. It is for any photographic ability and the whole point is not to show images that are very difficult to achieve, but to show great shots that almost any club member could do with enthusiasm and effort. He believes it shows some of his more interesting photography and, as the title suggests, it is all based around thinking more creatively.

March

Monday 14 March 2022
01:00:00
Speaker

Hilary Shedel - Dance and Movement Photography

This will be an IN PERSON PRESENTATION.

Hilary Shedel is one of the UK’s foremost dance and movement photographers. With over 20 years experience Hilary's main photographic work is for the advertising, corporate and editorial markets, where her wide ranging work is used to portray a variety of concepts, moods and feelings.

Hilary has been a visiting Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design for the past 12 years, teaches at Nottingham Trent University and also runs her own workshops.

November

Monday 15 November 2021
01:00:00
Speaker

James Kirwin - Abandoned Architecture

James Kirwin, originally from Norwich, describes himself as 'living the nomadic lifestyle to grow a better photography and adventure tour business'. His interest in Abandoned Architecture and Decay dates from 2014 and his talk highlights his journey and 10 years behind the camera.

March

Monday 7 March 2022
01:00:00
Speaker

Jane Lazenby - Working with Textures

This evening will be an entertaining and informative presentation all about sourcing and using textures to create a more artistic feel to your images.

About Jane Lazenby

'My love of art led to a fine art degree and many years as an artist specialising in portrait human and animal. I found a love for teaching and supporting others and qualified to teach in Further and Higher Education. Throughout this time my love of photography grew, and alongside that, my creative soul grabbed Photoshop and ran!'

'I adore romance, creativity, intrigue and originality. My background as a painter allows me a unique artistic interpretation and style to my images which have met critical acclaim both nationally and internationally!'

October

Monday 18 October 2021
00:00:00
Speaker

Joe Houghton - I didn't know Lightroom could do that!

This is a brand new talk from Joe Houghton, who is based in Ireland. Judging by the comments on his website, we are in for an entertaining treat.

'Penny and Joe Houghton are a Dublin based husband and wife team. Both avid photographers, we both enjoy sharing our skills and experience with others and helping people develop their own creativity. Our passion is helping others develop their photographic eye, through 1-1 sessions, small group photo walks, video training or bigger workshop forums to groups. We also provide photographic services to businesses who wish to learn how to take their own shots, spending time with staff working out and documenting optimum and reproducible setups which the business can then use themselves.'

March

Monday 21 March 2022
01:00:00
Speaker

Kieran Metcalfe - Chasing the Light

From Kieran's website, information about his talk:

'Starting from the a realisation that light is cruical to engagement with a landscape photograph, I discuss the conditions I actively seek, the joys and pitfalls they bring and how sometimes, my favourite images are ones taken in less-than-ideal or unexpected situations.'

'As well as telling the stories behind a few of my images, I also unpack the processes I use both in the field and in the edit.'

- Shooting into the Sun: Capturing images with the sun in the frame
- Sidelight: Taking advantage of texture and form
- Something in the Air: How the wider conditions affect the light
- Too much of good thing: Is it possible to get pleasing image in the middle of the day?
- When Less is More: Poorer conditions can be ideal
- When Less is, well, Less: How to strengthen an image when the light lets you down
- Rhapsody in Blue: Exploring the soft beauty of blue hour
- After Dark: Forays into Astro-landscape photography
- Do you feel lucky?: Give yourself the best chance by planning your trips

November

Monday 8 November 2021
01:00:00
Speaker

Mark Sisson - Wild Islands, the nature of the Falklands

Mark Sisson is based in Newport, Shropshire, and is kept busy by publishing in an array of books and journals such as BBC Wildlife, Natures Home, The Shropshire Magazine and Wild Planet Photo Magazine among many others. He has long-standing contracts with the RSPB’s Image Library and FLPA for his stock image.
Mark also runs a leading wildlife photography holiday and workshop business called Natures Images with fellow professional Danny Green.
He provides a number of illustrated talks and 'slideshows' of his travels around the world.

January

Monday 24 January 2022
01:00:00
Speaker

Nigel Reader - Black and White Photography

Nigel is our very own Club Treasurer and Vice Chair. His black and white images are noteworthy and have been rated highly by judges who have seen Nigel's work. An evening to look forward to.

February

Monday 14 February 2022
01:00:00
Speaker

Polina Plotnikova - Starting From a Blank Canvas

Polina Plotnikova has both FRPS and EFIAP photography distinctions and a number of photographic awards, including eight Gold and Silver Gilt medals at the RHS photography competitions, category winner of Food Photographer of The Year competition, various distinctions at each of the International Garden Photographer of The Year competitions, and multiple medals and distinctions awarded by various Photography Salons. She is proud to be a member of the Arena Photographers group.

Polina's favourite photography subjects are: flowers, still life, and also capturing her own impressions when travelling.

February

Monday 21 February 2022
01:00:00
Speaker

Steve Myall - 100 Strangers - Street Photography

Street Photography with Permission
Steve Myall - EFIAP BPE4* 100 Strangers
'A project to take portraits of 100 people who are strangers to me at the time I meet them.' Street photography with permission. Lots of tips on how to approach people and use different camera techniques.

September

Monday 27 September 2021
00:00:00
Speaker

Sue O'Connell and Peter Brisley - More Travels towards the Edge

Sue and her husband, Peter, are widely travelled photographers whose work has been seen in International Salons and a number of publications. They are based in Bristol but their work takes them to 'countries on the brink of change'. They are both PAGB judges and Photospeed photographers. Their websites give a flavour of their work and travels.