Wednesday 28 October 2020

Tuesday 27th October – A project based Approach to Photography, a talk by David Keep, ARPS, DPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP

David had come well recommended and it was very easy to see why. His talk was riveting as he explained his approach to photography, which was basically how to make an image. The visualisation, planning, shooting and processing to end up with the desired result. Often taking weeks or even months to achieve. He showed many images in the first half and explained clearly how he tried to convey emotion and which elements of an image he wanted to use to emphasise the story he was telling.

In the second half he demonstrated how he achieved this using 3 or 4 specific examples.

His images can be seen on his website:

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Tuesday 13th October – "Working with Textures"

WDPC were delighted to welcome Jane Lazenby, via Zoom, to give a talk entitled "Working with Textures". Jane came well recommended and it is easy to see why. During the first half she carefully explained What, Why and When to use a texture and gave many examples of where to find textures. In essence she said that textures were able to make things that didn't work look good. She showed very many examples to demonstrate the point. 
In the second half she clearly demonstrated how she uses textures by painting out the background and then useing a mask on a texture/s to reveal the subject. Although Jane used photoshop other programmes would be able to achieve the same effect. 
Some of her work maybe seen on her website: and her YouTube channel where she shares some of her techniques:
A brilliant evening and a speaker to be recommended.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Tuesday 6 October Competition - Open Colour

We welcomed Peter Wells from Wakefield to judge our first online competition via Zoom.  Peter did a grand job working his way through 79 images offering helpful comments and suggestions before scoring each one.  When judging images in our Members class, he said some were worthy of the Members Advanced class.  He had a tough job judging the Members Advanced images and held back 25 before deciding on the final scores.

Thanks to Peter for ensuring that our first online competition ran smoothly.

Here are the top scoring images.

In the Members class:

CASTING AT THE SUN by John Laing (20/20)

GOLDEN SUNRISE by Les Thwaites (20/20)

EVENING LIGHT AT KYNANCE COVE by Daphne Lingwood (19/20)

In Members Advanced:

BALLERINA RED by Liz Blake (20/20)

ANEMONE STUDY by Christine Frost (20/20)

LITTLE EGRET by Tony Smith (20/20)

CANTLEY DAWN by Roy Scrivener (20/20)

AUTUMN REFLECTIONS by Kim Scrivener (20/20)

FULL ON by Graham Frost (20/20)

KING PENGUIN COURTSHIP by Dawn Osborn (20/20)


PREENING AVOCET by Dawn Osborn (20/20)

SLIPPERY WHEN WET by Graham Frost (20/20)

HEADING FOR THE PIER SHOW by Liz Akers (19/20)

FELIXSTOWE BY NIGHT by Tony Smith (19/20)

APPLECROSS BAY by Geoff Lingwood (19/20)

GANNET LOVE IN THE LONG GRASS by Jack Mitchell (19/20)

SCAR FACE by Donna Smith (19/20)

CHEEKY HARE by Caroline Tillett (19/20)