Presentation – Abandoned Architecture by James Kerwin
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

James’ presentation will be delivered as an on-line talk using Zoom.

In 2014 James began shooting his first abandoned building series ‘Decadence’, and six years on he has now built up a large portfolio taken in some of the most striking abandoned structures, relics & ruins in Europe and beyond. 

My primary focus is capturing rich colour palettes and straight lines in the camera, then utilising modern post-processing techniques to develop each completed image

James’ talk – will highlight his journey and ten years behind a camera. It is designed to inspire the listener through his journey with a camera as well as his love for travel & hidden architecture.

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To see more examples of James’ work visit his website.

Presentation – Stumbling Around in the Dark by Robert Harvey ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Robert’s presentation will be delivered as an on-line talk using Zoom.

Digital photography enables us to capture the beauty of the night sky in unprecedented detail. In this evening of landscape astrophotography, Robert will show how to use an ordinary digital single lens reflex camera to make stunning images of stars, planets, earth’s moon and the Milky Way, as well as more elusive astronomical phenomena such as meteors and eclipses. In the second half, He recounts travels in the arctic in search of the aurora borealis and on four continents to photograph total solar eclipses.

For more information visit Robert’s website here.

Presentation – Not Quite Light by Simon Buckley
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Presentation - Not Quite Light by Simon Buckley @ On Line

Simon’s presentation will be delivered as an on-line talk using Zoom.

Simon lives in the city of Salford, just across the Irwell from Manchester, and has lived in this area for most of his life. Currently his personal work often explores themes of transition, frequently within the urban environment.

This interest caused Simon to begin his Not Quite Light project, which examines themes of heritage and regeneration at dawn and dusk.

Several commissions have arisen due to this work, archiving the construction of new developments. It also led to a major collaboration with 5 Plus Architects called “You Live With Us, We Live With You”, which resulted in a limited edition book.

Simon’s work has been published nationally and internationally, and he has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong and China.

‘He Shoots, He Scores ‘ a presentation by Andrew Moss
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Andrew will talk about his action and sports photography.

“How I shoot sports pictures that sometimes do well in competitions. I am a member of Beckenham PS and an accredited sports photographer. The talk covers how I shoot and process my images, using mainly Lightroom. I include a number of nature and landscape images too, in addition to talking about how I have been able to cover everything from croquet and roller derby to international rugby and netball.”

You can see examples of Andrew’s work at his website here.


Portraiture – a presentation by Mandy Shaw
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Portraiture - a presentation by Mandy Shaw @ Castle Park Arts Centre

Mandy was given her first DSLR as a gift in 2010 but only really got serious with the camera after joining a local camera club in 2013. She has since found her niche is in creative portraiture, which she mainly shoots from a makeshift studio at home. You can see examples of Mandy’s work here on her website. Mandy is a member of Wigan 10

‘Moments in Mono part 2’ – a presentation by Neil Hulme
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This is a follow up talk to Neil’s last visit to F&DPS. Neil specialises in minimalist monochrome images.

Join us to hear the next chapter of Neil’s journey. You can see examples of his work here.

‘Mood versus Composition’ – a presentation by Lizzie Shepherd
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Lizzie is a professional landscape photographer, speaker, teacher and writer, based in North Yorkshire, specialising in landscape, nature and travel; also commercial photography.
She exhibits work on a regular basis and a small selection of prints can be seen at the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton.