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.
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.
Valda has largely given up camera club presentations due to pressure of work etc but the facility to give presentations from home means she has now started to do a few, so we feel very honoured that she has agreed to give a presentation to our members in Frodsham.
Valda has a background in painting and uses various techniques to blur detail and abstract shapes in the landscape. Her work straddles different genres and disciplines. Summing up her work in one line does not do her justice.
She tells me that her talk is about furthering one’s imagination when making images. The very real rewards that can come from letting go of the constraints of conventional photography and allowing ourselves to be led by ideas and instinct. Not only with regard to subject matter but with colour, composition, focus, exposure and all the other doctrines that are held to be sacrosanct.
We have learnt to paint with our camera and instead of being preoccupied with replicating what we see, we are concerned with interpreting it and presenting an impression – abstract or otherwise.
Her website is a must-see, www.valdabailey.com
Presentation starts at 19:30 prompt. Don’t be late!
Jade tells me that her talk consists of an Informative and easy to follow presentation on shooting models on location whilst maximising the potential of the results you can achieve on said location. We cover a range of subjects such as how to approach a model for a location shoot and colour theory to implementing simple additions such as props, subjects and set designs. I also include recommendations for inspiration as well as tips on location finding.
In this talk we cover a range of subjects such as
● Approaching Models for Location shoots
● Location vs Studio pros and cons of each
● Location Finding
● Complementary colours and colour matching
● Implementing props, subjects and set design