Speaker Night – Linda Wevill FRPS
My Fellowship and Beyond
Last night was our last speaker night of the season. We were very honoured to have as our guest speaker Linda Wevill FRPS who gave a very interesting talk on her photographic journey starting with gaining her Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2008, through gaining her Fellowship in 2013, and right up to date.
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.
As an aid to her talk Linda brought along her Fellowship panel, plus a selection of her prints from various projects. Linda is a very talented and experienced photographer and she explained to the audience how she obtained the different effects in her photographs.
Linda gained her ARPS in 2008 and her DPGAB soon after. The processes for gaining these two different distinctions is different. Linda demonstrated these differences and how she went about achieving these awards.
For her Fellowship of the RPS, which she gained in 2013, Linda submitted 20 textured prints. The original prints were on display but she talked us through each one in her screen presentation. Linda does a lot of work with textures and is very knowledgeable on the subject. I know many people in the Club will found this useful.
Linda then went on to talk about the many projects she has been involved with since. As well as showing us the many images she has taken for these projects she was again able to explain the processes employed, and why she employed them. Again she had another selection of prints for us to see in detail.
A very successful evening which the members enjoyed immensely. I hope that Linda Wevill will return to us soon.
Linda is currently displaying her prints together with Photographers: Valda Bailey, Doug Chinnery, Cheryl Hamer, Marianthi Lainas, Astrid McGechan, Beata Moore, Paul Sanders, and Rachael Talibart at Vision 9 which is taking place takes place at Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, SE1 9PH from April 11th – 15th 2018. Entry is free. Opening times are: 11am – 6pm.
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 has had work published and has exhibited widely. She currently is part of the Landscape Collective (UK) exhibition at RUH Bath.
Linda has been Commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 and her print was in the Exhibition at the National Theatre, after which it was shown around the country, as well as being published in the Take a View Awards book. Her image was also selected by Camden Graphics for their Take-a-View range of greetings cards sold for Christmas 2015 and 2016.
She has gained awards and medals in international salons and had images exhibited in many different countries around the world. Linda is delighted to have started judging at the national/international level, including the Irish National Shield November 2016, the South Devon International Salon July 2017 and the RPS Visual Art Group Exhibition October 2017.
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 and has run creative photography workshops.
Linda is a member of the Landscape Collective (UK), which is a small group of landscape photographers who meet every two months to show printed work and discuss landscape photography.
Article and Photographs by Richard Corkrey – 12/04/2018