“Brindle’s Magic Lantern Show”
Alan Brindle ARPS is a native of Derbyshire, moving to Southampton in 1967 to join the Ordnance Survey. He has been a professional photography for 45 years, specialising in wedding, portrait, commercial and environmental photography. During his career he has been the photographer for the Ordnance Survey, Coastguard, Southampton City Council and Mr Blobby.
He became an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society in 1976.
Alan has been collecting all types of old photographs for 30 years, now specialising mainly in collecting Magic Lantern images of which he has a huge collection. He is a life member of the Magic Lantern Society.
Tonight Alan will be re-creating the atmosphere of the late Victorian period. The show will take you back over a hundred years to the halcyon days of the British Empire, when a quarter of the world’s land mass was coloured pink. Queen Victoria ruled and there was a great feeling of National pride and jingoism.
He will hope to thrill you all in the way Victorian audiences were thrilled and amazed by these images of faraway places they could never hope to visit.
The images themselves are all hand tinted photographs, coloured by young women with good eyesight and a steady hand.
The first half of the show will take you around the world, starting in Australia, then onto New Zealand, Canada, Greece, Italy and through Europe.
The second half will touch on the Russo-Japanese War, venture into the melodramas of the day – the soaps of the Victoria Period. We then travel around Britain, touch on religion and then finish with a crescendo of images from Japan, whose exponents were masters of 19th century photography.
Ask yourself at the end of the lecture “Have we improved our photography in the last 100 or so years?”
The answer may well be no!!!
“Let Me Be The Judge Of That”
Bring along a couple of prints and have them anonymously critiqued by other members. Also you get the chance to be a Photographic Judge.
Find out how easy, or hard it is to be a Judge. The aim is to have fun and learn about the photographic process.
Watch this space for further details.
What to bring
your camera and a three-stop filter if you have one.
What to expect
How to recognise the subjects that make great abstract images. Slowing the camera shutter speed to the optimum interval required to make good ICM images. Using colour and shape to form strong photographs. Forward and back techniques, plus panning whilst extending the lens.
You will learn basic processing to bring out contrast and colour, and how to crop to good effect. Elke will also touch on Multi-Exposure techniques and how to employ them together with ICM.
One panel of between three and six prints on a related theme. No set subject. Prints may be displayed individually or mounted on a single board
Judge – Tim West FRPS
“Tides and Tempests”
Rachael Talibart will be making a very welcome return to Midhurst on 14th March with another watery presentation entitled “Tides and Tempests”.
Rachael Talibart grew up on the South Coast and studied at Southampton University. Much of her early childhood was spent at sea which has left her with a life-long fascination for the ocean in all its forms, but especially in stormy weather.
However, her first career was as a solicitor in the City of London. After practising law for several years, she started training other lawyers and for seven years worked as a professional trainer. Since leaving the City, she has supplemented her LLB with a BA in English and an MA in Victorian literature and art.
During the City years, Rachael’s friends and colleagues were used to seeing her return from trips with bags full of exposed film; the developing sometimes cost more than the trip! In 2008, she converted to digital and she says that is when the obsession really set in.
Although Rachael travels widely, she retains a special fondness for the South of England and many of her images are created there. For Rachael, nothing beats a day on an empty shore, the wilder the weather the better, and this is reflected in her work.
Rachael is a judge for the Surrey Photographic Association, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Association and a proud member of Landscapes by Women.
What to bring
Laptop, Tablet, or something to write in.
What to expect
This workshop is for all shill levels. Subjects discussed will include choosing the ideal subjects for a black and white photograph. Converting images to Black and White using Lightroom, and Photoshop/Elements routines. Conversion using LAB Colour space and Silver Efex Pro. The importance of a complete tonal range. Monochromatic tinting with sepia, cyanotype, and selenium. We will touch on using Infrared for Black and White, both with filters and camera conversion.
“My Fellowship and Beyond”
Linda has been passionate about photography for many years. She moved to Devon about 20 years ago and is able to combine this passion with the beautiful surroundings that she finds herself in. Linda especially enjoys experimenting with shutter speeds which enable her to capture the movement of the sea and the atmosphere of the landscape. She also enjoys experimenting with texture layers in Photoshop in order to create the ambiance she is trying to achieve. Although her main photographic interest is the landscape, she also enjoys capturing a diverse range of images, from still life to travel photography.
In May 2013, Linda was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in the Visual Art category. In May 2014 Linda gained her EFIAP Bronze distinction (Excellence of the International Federation of Photographic Art).
Linda is an active member of the Royal Photographic Society and is on the SW Region Committee, as well as organising the SW Region Visual Art Group. Linda gives presentations of her work to camera clubs.
What to bring
Yourself and your questions
What to expect
In this, our last Practical Evening of the season we will attempt to answer your photographic queries. If we don’t know the answer we will attempt to point you in the right direction. If you have a particularly challenging poser then e-mail it in beforehand. we will send it to the right quarter and try and get an answer for you. No prizes for stumping us!