Thursday 27 January 2022

Tuesday 25th January: Presentation by Ben Lumley – Sports Photography

 As we have reverted to Zoom meetings for the next few weeks it was good to welcome Ben Lumley to WDPC to share his ideas on Sports Photography and show us some excellent images.The sound in the first half was difficult but problems solved in the interval and second half was much better.

Ben told us his photographic journey and only started his business just under 5 years ago. And yet he has already been awarded the Sports Photographer Award of the year. It is easy to see why as with his images Ben tries to show a different side of the various events. This could be showing a wider view rather than a close-up of the action, even using a drone to try to convey a different story.

He showed several portrait images and how he had captured them, with very basic one light set ups.

His talk certainly showed us the need to take images of things you are passionate about but then you need to practice, practice and practice, not to mention being persistent.  Well done Ben and thanks for coming along to us in Norfolk. Easier via Zoom from Nottingham rather than in person!

Some of his images can be seen on his website: click here.

Thursday 13 January 2022

Tuesday 11th January – Presentation by Paul Stanley, FIPS, EFIPA/g: "My photography "

With the ongoing pandemic we have decided that for the next three months all meetings would be via Zoom, so it was a pleasure to welcome Paul Stanley all the way from Dublin.

Initially there were technical issues with the sound which made most of the first half quite difficult to hear clearly. None the less we had a world tour of Paul's Travel and Street images, going from Asia to America and a few places in-between.

Paul explained how he tried to capture a story with his images and was keen to "Keep it Simple", negative space being a positive although not always viewed that way by some judges. With some images Paul explained briefly his editing steps which he generally kept to a minimum.

In the second half the images Paul showed were much nearer home, UK and Eire, and focussed mainly on people, landscapes and portraiture. He finished his presentation by showing some panels which he had entered into his local club competitions.

Along the way he also mentioned some areas in Eire which would be great for landscape images, mainly around the Dingle Peninsular.

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Ampton point-to-point - Sunday 9th January 2022

This was a perfect start to the New Year and 19 club members enjoyed a day out at the races.  The going was soft (especially in the car park!) and we had dry, bright conditions.  We must have walked a few miles exploring the different locations and viewpoints but it was worth it to try to get that elusive 'different' shot.

Apart from the photography, it was great to be able to meet up with friends and remember what life was like pre-Covid.

Some of our images from Ampton can be seen below.

Any Bets by Jan Murphy

Safely Over by Christine Frost

On to the Next by Andy Caws

Three in a Row by Liz Akers

Letting off Steam by Caroline Tillett

Neck and Neck by Graham Jackson

Into The Finishing Straight by Graham Frost

In The Saddle by Stephen Gregory

Get a Move On by Tim Leonard

After the Race by David Wilkin

All Safely Over by Nick Akers

The Hunt Master by Francesca Shearcroft

In The Lead by Diana Graham