Friday 29 June 2012

Tuesday 26th June - Members’ AV Show

Creating AVs is clearly not everyone’s bag!  Only four AVs were submitted which gave us a total of approximately 20 minutes viewing time - obviously not enough to fill the evening.  Thanks to Francesca for sharing her Charlie Waite DVD ‘Traveling Light’ which enabled us to have a full evening’s viewing.  In this DVD Charlie proves that stunning images needn’t be exclusive to larger cameras and that creativity and ‘seeing’ is the key to successful photography.
Thanks to everyone who created AVs for this meeting.  We enjoyed seeing Francesca’s ‘English Country Garden’, David Blake’s ‘2012 Weddings’, David Ryland’s ‘Coast’, and Di and Andy’s ‘An Eventful Year’.  Making AVs doesn’t have to be complicated - maybe a few more people will have a go next year.

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Friday 15th June - East Ruston Gardens and Happisburgh

We always have to mention the weather and this event is no different.  Some of us got soaking wet before we’d even left Diana’s drive!  We drove through torrential rain to meet up at East Ruston Gardens.  The gardens were unlikely to be at their best so ‘rain stopped play’, we consulted the Duckworth-Lewis rules and headed off to Happisburgh beach.

Seven club members spent all afternoon photographing Happisburgh beach and lighthouse from every possible angle and in a variety of styles.  A few of our images are below.

Happisburgh Beach by Keith Mountford

Happisburgh Lighthouse by Keith Mountford

Sea Defence Happisburgh by Francesca Shearcroft

Lighthouse at Happisburgh by Francesca Shearcroft

Happisburgh Lighthouse (again!) by Andy Caws

Rocks on Happisburgh Beach by Diana Graham

Happisburgh Beach by Diana Graham

Breaking Wave by Andy Caws

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Tuesday 12th June - Bill and David’s ‘Tricks of the Trade’

Bill Pound started off the evening encouraging us to abandon all the ‘rules’ we slavishly follow to please the competition judges.  He illustrated his point by showing us many of his best selling images that break the rules.  None of us will ever again trust an image with flood water and reflections in the foreground!  To see Bill's images, go to
David Blake carried on where Bill left off - despairing of ever satisfying a judge but sticking to his convictions to produce some unorthodox images.  Best known for his wedding photography, David also showed images from his other areas of interest such as wildlife, landscape and sports - if only they paid the bills like weddings!  To see David's images, go to
Thanks to Bill and David for a very entertaining evening.