“Photographing Plants and Gardens”
Clive will be giving us an insight into why he is regarded as Britain’s leading garden and plant photographer. He will explain the equipment that he uses, as well as how to use light, composition, colour and texture to create beautiful and dramatic images of gardens and plants, as well as demonstrating how to make the most of the great British weather. He brings nearly 30 years of experience with him on this exciting slide show.
Clive’s photographs are frequently seen in magazines, and rarely does a month go by without them appearing in The English Garden magazine.
IMPORTANT: We are expecting this speaker evening to be very popular and it will therefore be restricted to ticket entry only. We advise you to buy your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.
What to bring:
One or two photographic prints for assessment (we don’t recommend prints smaller than A4)
What to expect:
You will learn the basics of photographic composition and the points that judges will be looking for. Tips on avoiding blown highlights, blocked shadows, white skies, etc. The importance of correct focus placement and avoidance of oversharpening. Guidelines including the Rule of Thirds, and the Golden Spiral will be discussed. Cutting mount board and sizing prints will be demonstrated along with choosing the best photographic paper for your prints. If you do not wish to do your own printing or cutting you will be shown various on-line options. Learn sizing and formatting of Photographic Digital Images (PDI).
“Light Painting Still Life”
Roy started his photographic career 30 years ago with publishing house Hodder & Stoughton producing book cover artwork and author portraits. After a number of years as head of studio photography he turned freelance in 1990. Over the years he has worked for many mainstream clients producing commercial work in a number of different areas including travel, editorial, studio advertising and fashion. In recent years Roy has also been leading various photographic workshops for a variety of clients including the Royal Academy of Arts and West Dean College.
Discover the techniques of photographic light painting and add a new dimension to your still life images.
Lighting your still life using various hand held light sources not only allows for precise control of where the light falls, but results in uniquely styled & painterly looking images.
Through presentation and practical demonstration, the evening will explore the secrets of the light painting technique including how to apply the light to your subject for different effects & looks, using different light sources and final post processing of the images.
What to bring:
If you have a laptop with either Lightroom, Photoshop, Elements plus the Nik Software Collection please bring it. If you don’t have a laptop then bring a notebook.
What to expect:
This session is aimed at the beginner. A brief description about each of the programs. Opening a basic catalog in Lightroom. The benefits of shooting in RAW over JPEG. Using Camera RAW. You will be taken through a basic workflow and shown how to adjust White Balance, Exposure, Highlights, Shadows, and Black and White points. Using Layers and Layer Masks in Photoshop and Elements. Using Nik Plug-ins to save time and transform your images.
A friendly photographic competition (PDI) between us and our neighbours Ludshott Photographic Club.
This is a PDI competition comprising of two classes (Entry/Intermediate and Advanced) where 30 of our best images, 15 in each class, will be judged against 30 of Ludshott’s finest.
The entries will be chosen by the Club’s Competition Secretaries from among the best images submitted to our Competitions throughout the year.
There will be plenty of parking in the church car park and nearby in the village car park next to the Fox and Pelican. Doors open from 7.30pm.
Judge – Martin Faiers
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB!
“From iPhoneography to Fellowship: My Continuing Journey”
Viveca is making a return visit to Midhurst, this time with her second presentation which follows on from “Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey”.
In this presentation Viveca will discuss her use of an iPhone to take photographs, leading up to the separate challenge of attaining her Fellowship with the Royal Photographic Society using illustrations from a book of poetry and prose entitled “Star Blossom”, in which her images became more abstract and, in some cases, a little surreal, using multiple layers, textures and double exposures, whilst using the written words as her inspiration.
With the use of camera phones being on the rise, it coincided with Viveca’s quest to find a new way to express herself photographically. She experimented with the phone, almost to the exclusion of her DSLR, shooting many photographs in square format.
Viveca is a self-taught Fine Art photographer and sees potential images everywhere, often things that many seem to miss or simply pass by. Abandoned buildings, the details of places, the minutiae that collects in hidden corners, and the small parts of bigger things.