Member’s Evenings


Sep
27
Mon
Get your Photographer’s Mojo back!
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

Hi Everybody

I’m sure, like many of us, your photographic motivation may have taken a dip during the various lock downs.

This evening Marie will try to give you all a bit of a kick start with a presentation on getting you (photographer’s) mojo back.

GET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS MOJO BACK

We are going to have a short discussion  encouraging us all to keep motivated about our photography.

We are going to cover four Important  points:

  1. Pick a Subject
  2. Continue a Story
  3. 180 Degrees
  4. Minkkinen Method

I think these ideas are very cheap and simple to do.  All you need is your inner enthusiasm.

I am looking forward to sharing these ideas with you and your responses

Marie

How to prepare images for competition
Sep 27 @ 8:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Lynda is going to share her top tips for preparing images for competitions.

She has entered many internal and external competitions over the years has had great success.

She is going to guide us through the process for both PDI’s and prints.

I am  looking forward to this as I know it will be very informative session

Marie

Flat Lay, an introduction
Sep 27 @ 9:15 pm – 9:45 pm

         

 

WEEK 4  FLAT LAY PHOTOGRAPHY

We are going to investigate  ‘Flat Lay Photography’  in this session.  Its only short but I want to cover a number of points:

  • What is flat lay?
  • Why is it so popular?
  • How do you set up equipment
  • Where are these images used?
  • Flat lay as a fine art medium.

Hopefully after the session you will be able to experiment at home with the techniques.  Later in the season we hope to set up a practical session and also share your individual achievements.

 

Oct
4
Mon
Showcase 1 – Transport
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

PLANES, CARS, TRAINS, TRACTORS, BIKES AND OTHERS   ( Week 4  4th October,2021 )

                 

 

 

 

 

Peter and I would like members to send us some of their favourite transport images for our Showcase Evening.

Remember this is not a competition but a friendly and constructive way to share our work.

We will share them all with all our members who will be able to discuss them with the photographer in question.

You can send up to 5 competition sized images using the entry form below.

NOTE: This is a change to the details previously published, please use this form. The closing date is Sunday 26th Sept at 23:45.

We are really looking forward to seeing your work

Marie and Peter

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Oct
11
Mon
A Photographer who inspired me (Pecha Kucha)
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

WEEK 6: ONE PHOTOGRAPHER THAT INSPIRES YOU (11.10.2021)

This meeting is about the thousands of photographers that have been amongst us for over 150 years.  We see their work daily in all forms of media, in books, newspapers, magazines, billboards, computers, televisions, mobile phones and

photos now even have their own special galleries that explore current photographers and historical works.

 

We would like to choose a photographer whose has touched you in some way.  It may have influenced the way you have produced some of your own work or you’re thinking about a particular project.
It would be interesting to put them into a ‘PECHA KUCHA’ format so we can really concentrate their focus on their lives, works and exhibitions
The ‘Pecha Kucha’ —- This involves putting 20 images together on a theme, documentary, experiences or just 20 of you best photographic images.  These play in a slide show allowing 20 seconds for each image.  Then you chat about each slide for less than 20 seconds.   There are many examples online and below is links to how to make a Pecha Kucha using, ‘Power Point’. If you are unsure how to do it, please contact me as your images will look amazing when put into a simple slide show.
How to make a Pecha Kucha Slide Presentation
Hold control and click on the link to open it.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pecha+kucha+powerpoint&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dpecha%2bkucha%2bpowerpoint%26FORM%3dQSRE3&view=detail&mmscn=vwrc&mid=612B64D147AA2DCFF7C5612B64D147AA2DCFF7C5&FORM=WRVORC

 

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pecha+kucha+powerpoint&docid=608011453252962578&mid=8A41D5A794AFEC55CF8A8A41D5A794AFEC55CF8A&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

We would like you to share your favourite photographer. Showing a variety of their images, exploring their life and what impact they have had on you.
It would great if you could say a few words about their work, where you first saw them, why you liked them and how it made you feel.
If you do not fancy speaking, you can write me some notes and I will chat on your behalf.
I am looking forward to sharing your inspirational photographers. Send your inspirational images to the email address below.

MemEve@frodsham.photos

 

   

Ansel Adams                                                            Ernest Hass                                                                       Don Mc’Cullin                                                                             Steve Mc Curry

   Cindy Sherman

  Philip – Lorca di Corcia

Nov
1
Mon
Seeing in Sixes
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

SEEING IN SIXES  1.11.2021

We had a great evening last year creating over thirty ‘Seeing in Sixes’ collections.  I hope to use some of those, and further ones produced this year to create an ‘e’ book so that we can share each other’s successes.

Society members must produce six images that have got a connection between them.  This can be subject, colour, style or story based.  Each set should have a short story, description or poetry attached to it to enhance the viewers understanding and enjoyment of the set.  Finally, all six images, words and a title should be placed on one large base in such a way that their story is complete.

I will post more detailed information later in the year.

Contact me at —-MemEven@frodsham.photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
15
Mon
In the style of …
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

WEEK 11     In the Style of an Artist 15.11.2021

Interpret skilfully and we can’t wait to see what you produce this year.  We will also try and collect the images together so that we can share them.

Imagination is Key!!!!!!!

Here are some artists that may be of interest and help you come up with a creation.

Pablo Picasso …

The Weeping Woman

Rene Magritte…

Well known for his bowler hats paintings.  Here in ‘Golconde’, could have a modern interpretation.  I can imagine Boris hanging over Parliament!!!!

Golconde

L.S. Lowry…

Lots of industrial scenes which surely could be transformed from members scenes of Liverpool or Manchester and old industrial images on file.  Here on a wall.

  A Lancashire Village

 

Lots of dots from Georges Seurat

  Le Seine a La Grande

 

Animals and landscapes from E. Landseer ‘There is No Place Like Home’

 

Abstraction from Mark Rothko

   Red on Maroon

Georgia O’ Keeffe and  her abundance of styles and pictures.

  Jimson Weed

 

There are lots of other artists that could work well,

Salvador Dali,

Edward Munch…

Vincent Van Gogh

Bruegel

Hieronymous Bosh

Cy Twombly

J.W, Turner

George Stubbs

Henri Rousseau

P.A. Renoir

Good Luck Everyone

Contact Marie ——– MemEve@frodsham.photos

 

Nov
22
Mon
Composites. What? Why? How?
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

WEEK 12 LYNDA COMPOSITES- WHAT? HOW? WHY? (15.11.2021)

This session Lynda has kindly offered to share some of her secrets on producing beautiful and believable composite images.  This is quite a specialist field, but we can all benefit from the techniques that Lynda is introducing us to.

The session is aimed at all levels of expertise.  She will start with the basics and move forward slowly explaining each stage along the way.

Members will be able to ask question along the way.

Contact Marie

MemEve@frodsham.photos

          Lynda Haney (FDPS)

Dec
6
Mon
Opening up Galleries to the blind and partially sighted (introduction)
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DEC 6th WEEK 14   OPENING UP GALLERIES FOR THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED

In this special half evening we consider the rights and needs of all people to access creative exhibition spaces.  At the moment, this process is in its infancy, but many people and organisations are striving to improve access and enjoyment for all.

Here are some of the questions we are going to consider:

  • Why do you enjoy exhibitions?
  • How would you feel going to an exhibition with limited sight?
  • What strategic issues are important?
  • How are galleries addressing these issues?
  • How can we enrich peoples experience of specific creative works?

Now its members turn, to try and write a description of a creative photographic work to aid understand and emotional attachment of the listener.  It is not as easy as it sounds!

 

If you need any additional information, contact me the email address below:

MemEve@frodsham.photos

How to do Self-portraits
Dec 6 @ 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm

        

Durer 1500                                            Man Ray                                                 F. Woodman                                   V. Maier                                                                    Andy Warhol                                            Cindy Sherman

 

                  Self-Portraiture from the early artists such as Durer to photographers of the present day

Jun Ahn                                              Kutovakika

 

WEEK 14 : HOW TO TAKE A SELF PORTRAITS (6.12.2021)

This session is all about self-portraiture.  Everyone takes them and around the world millions are shot each day.

We are going to look at shooting using simple phone cameras to more complex equipment and capturing conventional images to more contemporary ones.  The fun is getting something original and exciting.  Below are some historical examples.

Self-Portraiture from the early artists such as Durer to photographers of the present day.

Contact Marie by email

MemEve@frodsham.photos

Jan
10
Mon
Bring Back Prints
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome back! At last we’re scheduled to meet-up “in person” at Castle Park Arts Centre.
The “in person” part of the season starts with a “bring you prints in” evening. So long since we’ve been able to see each other’s prints.

Flat Lay
Jan 10 @ 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Marie will spend the second half of this evening talking about “flat lay” and encouraging a practical session for members.