A focus on creating impactful images from sports photography, capturing the action in a creative way.
In this presentation Warren will share techniques and tips that will take you from standard imagery to striking pieces of work.
The presentation features stills from the worlds of athletics, para athletics, tennis, swimming, BMX and much more, captured at both local and international levels of competition, from amateur clubs to some of the biggest sporting events in the world.
Alongside the ‘hero moments’, in this talk you will also witness candid sports images captured before, during and after the event, highlighting the emotion alongside the action.
Based in the artistic village of Elora, Ontario, Wayne Simpson is a professional photographer who specializes in dramatic portraiture and landscape photography.
Wayne’s ultimate goal is to create images that evoke emotion and a sense of mystery. Exceptionally executed, his portraits hold a mythic quality and hint at a deeper story, beckoning the viewer to wonder about the subject’s life and experience. He actively seeks out many of his subjects and builds a rapport with them before a portrait is created.
Always compelling and at times haunting, Simpson’s portraits keep storytelling at the forefront. The atmosphere and mood are often crafted with multiple studio lights on location. Many of Simpson’s portraits are graced with intricate details, each adding additional layers of complexity to the portrait and in turn making each portrait a visual story on its own.
Essentially, this is Eddie’s approach to landscape photography: a distillation of all that he has learnt over the years from other photographers and through his own experience, “successes” and mistakes. Eddie will cover a range of areas such as lighting and atmosphere, how much of any scene makes an image, options for different seasons and light conditions and more besides.
Eddie says he never feels more alive than when he is outdoors, looking for the image, anticipating the moment when the magic might happen: the light, weather and landscape combine to create art in front of your eyes, and he is there to capture it.
Eddie has had images commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2 years in a row, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, The Siena International Photography Awards, The Travel Photographer of the Year, British Photography Awards and The Epson Pano Awards and most recently the International Garden Photographer of the Year.
He is the official photographer for the National Trust at Polesden Lacey, Surrey where he runs workshops.
In 2021 Eddie gained a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) in the Landscape category.
Cherry Larcombe’s talk looks at being more adventurous with flower and plant photography, with light, simplicity, shapes, textures, inversion and botanical presentations.
She will offer Photoshop ideas for post processing to enhance your floral images.
Cherry has a passion for digital photography and has been making images with her camera for many years, never having lost her enthusiasm. She loves being in control of the whole process, composing the shot, taking the shot, post-processing the shot and finally printing it. It’s her creative outlet.
Cherry’s work has been exhibited at many national and international exhibitions during the process of working towards some photographic distinctions. She’s also presented many talks and judged competitions in person and online.