NB The programme and guest fees are subject to change, please see the Calendar for up-to-date details
This programme is open to all members (join here) and talks are open to visitors, when space is available, for a small charge
We have an exciting programme of events, competitions and great lectures this season, put together by our Serena Flintham
Lectures and Talks Highlights 2016-17
From iPhoneography to Fellowship: My Continuing Journey
Viveca Koh FRPS
Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 7.30pm
My second presentation follows on from my first – ‘Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey’ – in which I will discuss my use of an iPhone to take photographs, leading up to the separate challenge of attaining Fellowship with The Royal Photographic Society using illustrations from a book of poetry and prose entitled ‘Star Blossom’, in which my images become more abstract and in some cases a little surreal, utilising multiple layers, textures and double exposures, whilst using the written words as inspiration.
Photography and Post Production
Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 7.30pm
Join Glyn as he shows how to develop your own unique style by imitation and inspiration, a live shoot plus quick fire retouching tips, tricks and techniques.
Photographer, Retoucher, Trainer & Author of Best Selling Book ‘The Photoshop Workbook’, with clients such as BBC, Sky TV and FOX through to Physique Athletes. A Kelby One, Photoshop World Dream Team Instructor and Adobe Influencer, Glyn’s work sees him photographing and lecturing across Europe and the USA
The Monochrome Effect
Jayne Odell ARPS
Tuesday 3 Jan 2017 7.30pm
Sharing her passion for monochrome photography using the iPhone and DLSR. Landscape, seascape, equine and street/ candid photography images
The Journey After ABPE
Chris Forster DPAGB MFIAP FBPE
Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 7.30pm
A talk about entering national exhibitions. There is plenty of photography for everyone!
Tuesday 31 Jan 2017 7.30pm
The talk is centred around macro photography as much of his work involves insects, other small critters and plants. It includes material he has produced whilst in the rainforests of Madagascar and Borneo, as well as plenty of UK species that one might find in their garden. He breaks up his talk with examples of the equipment he uses, some expensive, some rather Heath Robinson.
Basic workflow of editing
Tuesday 7 Feb 2017 7.30pm
This talk will demonstrate a practical approach to uploading, filing and managing your digital files. It will also include ways to improve your editing times, by using shortcuts and techniques. Where possible, he will show some simple RAW conversion and editing techniques on the screen using Adobe Photoshop CC.
Wildlife Photography: The Easy Way and The Hard Way
Sarah Kelman ARPS DPAGB
Tuesday 21 Feb 2017 7.30pm
Great wildlife photography does not always entail spending weeks in primitive hides, but it can do! Sarah will share her passion for wildlife through her images and also present some of the back story to encourage you to make the most of the opportunities around you
Life in the Wild
Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 7.30pm
Tom will showcase his images from starting out his life as a wildlife photographer to taking his first steps in his professional career, showcasing his images and techniques from the UK and overseas in Peru
Learn Advanced Techniques
Frog Labs Photography – Dax Smith
Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 7.30pm
An informal presentation on some of the key techniques when photographing Macro, long exposure and portrait subjects. The “rules”, where we can bend them and those we can’t. Questions are welcomed throughout.
Lectures and talks from the visiting specialists above, plus an Olympus product speaker.
More great “Member to Member” talks and presentations from our best people where they pass on their knowledge in their specialist areas.
Internal and external competitions to challenge your creativity
Various events including social evenings, fun evenings and, of course, our exhibition, to be opened by the Mayor, where we show our work to the public (18 & 19th November 2016).