Wednesday 24 February 2016

Tuesday 23 February - Round 2 Print competition 'Monochrome'

Adrian Stone returned to WDPC to judge our monochrome print competition.  He commented on the strengths and weaknesses of all 66 prints, going into a little more detail on the Club and Intermediate prints.  Thank you, Adrian, for your constructive comments.  And well done to everyone who entered as Adrian said that our collection of monochrome prints were the best he's seen for a while.

The images awarded 19 and 20 points are below.

ABANDONED by John Bunning (20/20)

TAKE THESE CHAINS by Chris Kot (20/20)

FADO by Andy Caws (20/20)

GANNETS by Robin Orrow (20/20)

GOOD KNIGHT by Elaine Stubbings (20/20)

LONDON OLD AND NEW by Jim McConnell (19/20)

THE WHITTLER by Daphne Lingwood (19/20)

BALL AND CHAIN by Christine Alcock (19/20)

DIVING by Robin Orrow (19/20)

GEOMETRIC BARN by Roy Scrivener (19/20)

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Tuesday 9th February - Tony Worobiec 'Night and Low Light Photography'

We welcomed back Tony Worobiec and enjoyed his workshop entitled 'Night and Low Light Photography'.   Taking photos between dusk and dawn can produce some interesting shots often with dramatic lighting.  His examples featured many different themes from coastal scenes, urban landscapes, bridges, funfairs, piers, illuminated buildings, factories, people, abandoned buildings, weather and more.  With each type of shot, Tony offered tips on camera settings and post-processing.

Thank you, Tony, for an informative and inspiring workshop.  You can see more of Tony's photographs on his website 

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Tuesday 2nd February - Fun Focus On ... Valentines and Tips on Basic Flash with Robin Orrow

Another good response to the Focus On Challenge.  This time the theme was Valentines - not everyone's cup of tea but nevertheless we had an excellent display of very varied interpretations on the theme!  See below for the 10 favourite images as voted for by club members.  And you can also see Sarah's image which got lost in transit and was missing from last night's entries - sorry Sarah!

After the break we were inspired by Robin's presentation on how to use your flashgun more creatively - very interesting and informative - hopefully we will organise a follow up practical session when everyone can have a go.

1st My Forever Love by Jan Murphy

2nd You Light Up My Life by Christine Alcock

3rd Valentines Kiss by Di Jackson

4th Ring of Love by Tom Thurston

5th Tree of Love by Christine Alcock

6th Heart and Soul by Roy Scrivener

7th Loving Touch or Right Uppercut! by Jack Mitchell

8th Days of Wine and Roses by Andy Caws

9th Rent a Valentine by Tim Leonard

10th= Love Birds by Di Jackson

10th= Love Heart by Andy Caws

I LOVE ROO by Sarah Pymer