Tonight's speaker was Damien Demolder who demonstrated 'how to use photography as a means of communication'. Right from the start, it was clear that the emphasis was on creating the essence of being there. Damien stressed the importance of taking control of your camera settings yourself to make the most of challenging lighting. His varied examples showed us several ways to achieve this to make your subject stand out and distractions disappear.
He also encouraged us to dare to be different - avoid the cliched shots of popular locations and use your imagination to create something different.
I know many club members went away inspired to put Damien's advice into practice. It will be interesting to see how the judges of our club competitions respond to the results!
Many thanks to Damien for an entertaining and informative evening. For more examples of Damien's work, take a look at his website https://damiendemolder.com/.