Friday 27 November 2020

Tuesday 24th November – "f32 and be early"

 Again we are privileged in lockdown to have speakers not usually available to us in Norfolk. This week we welcomed Stephen Lewis, ARPS, to give his presentation "f32 and be early".

f32 referred to the fact that Steve uses a large format camera for much of his work and as a landscape photographer is often up early to capture the shot. Steve's images, from many varied locations at home and abroad, were stunning. He is a stickler for details often going back to a location several times in order to capture the image he envisaged. He certainly provided inspiration and an understanding as to why he took a particular shot, giving compositional details as well as camera settings.

Thanks Steve for coming to Norfolk from near Chester. Some of Steve's images can be seen on his web site HERE.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Tuesday 17th November Competition - Open Monochrome

 Our judge for this 2nd round of our digital League Competition was David Gibbins ARPS, APAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE5* who joined us via Zoom from Nottingham.  David was in for a busy evening as he had 23 Members and 62 Members Advanced images to judge.  In his introduction David explained that he had a particular interest in Monochrome images - so no pressure!

After much deliberation and holding back of several images, David made his final selection and his top scoring images can be seen below.

Thank you David for an excellent evening.

High scoring images from the Members Class:

SANJAY by Les Thwaites 20/20

LLOYDS by Les Thwaites 19/20

DON'T MESS WITH ME by Pam Rutty 18/20

OYSTERLINGS by Maureen Campbell 18/20

GRANDCHILD AURORA by Vanessa Robertson 17/20

READY FOR AN EARLY START by Daphne Lingwood 17/20

THE OLD COMPOST HEAP by Pam Rutty 17/20

TRIO by Jim McConnell 17/20

High scoring images from the Members Advanced Class:

ANNA by Di Jackson 20/20

BLOWIN IN THE WIND by David Ashfield 19/20

THE RUNNER by Shirley Radden 19/20


THE SEA POOL by David Turner 18/20

THE STARE by Robin Orrow 18/20

WAITING FOR THE TRAIN by Jan Murphy 18/20

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Tuesday 3rd November – "Seeing the Light", by Guy Edwardes

We were delighted to welcome the well known and award winning photographer Guy Edwardes to WDPC tonight to give a presentation entitled "Seeing the Light". The first half was based around landscape images and the second was all about wildlife.

The quality of the actual presentation that Guy gave was second to none, giving many hints and tips as to how he captured his stunning images, with reference to Apps he used, compositional elements, lenses and settings.  Not to mention the planning that went into his photography, invariably needing early morning starts.

The presentation showed many landscape images from around the UK with lots of misty mornings, many from his home county of Dorset but also further afield including Tuscany where he leads regular workshops. Similarly with the wild life images, stunning frogs from Costa Rica and birds from Greece.

Very broad spectrum but all had one thing in common...absolutely beautiful images.

It was our biggest turn out for a Zoom meeting since we had started such meetings and it was easy to see why.  To see some of Guy's images or to find out about his workshops please see his website: