Wednesday 12 May 2021

Tuesday 11th May – Mark Sisson, "White and Wild"

Mark came well recommended and certainly did not disappoint. Having describe the gear he uses he continued by sharing many images taken in cold climates. These ranged from Shropshire to Svalbard, from Finland to Iceland and from Japan to Yellowstone. He continually emphasised the benefit of taking images against the right back ground and being able to understand the lens you use, how they work and what you can do with them.

He described how in many cases he liked to give a sense of place and therefore had space in his images, sometimes of pure snow and sometimes of ice flows or maybe just the out of focus trees.  He demonstrated how much patience he had by waiting for hours in various hides waiting for the eagles to show up and  he mentioned the need to observe your subject and understand it before pressing the shutter.

Being unable to travel at the moment may be a good thing as I think there would be many wanting to book trips to Japan, Iceland and even Scandinavia. Lots of positive feedback from club members on the quality of Mark's images and also the excellent delivery of his presentation.

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