“Cityscapes and Contemporary Architecture” by Nigel Forster
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Learn how to photography our urban environment from grand vista to architectural detail: a Zoom presentation by Nigel Forster.

Nigel is a professional landscape and architectural photographer with a background in landscape and urban design. based in South Wales.

From wide cityscapes, to the dynamic lines of modern buildings, architecture is never short of subject matter. Nigel will look at photography of contemporary buildings from city wide to architectural detail and explore the photographic characteristics of modern building materials, both inside and out. He will also discuss techniques such as long exposure, use of perspective and night photography and see how effective they can be in photographing contemporary architecture.

Free to members. Guests welcome – £5.

“But is it Art?” by Keith Snell PhD, EFIAP, EPSA, LRPS
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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But is it Art? A zoom presentation by Keith Snell PhD EFIAP EPSA LRPS.

This presentation addresses the age-old question of whether photography can be considered as ‘fine art’.

It also includes Keith’s personal exploration of the more creative genre of fine art photography involving impressionistic and other approaches.

Keith was born and raised in Chester but now lives in Cumbria and is a member of Keswick Photographic Society.

Free to members. Guests welcome – £5.

“Interaction of Colour” by Vincent Knaus BA
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Vincent Knaus started teaching photography in 1982 as a photolab instructor at the S.H.A.P.E. Arts and Craft Center Photolab, S.H.A.P.E. Belgium. He taught black and white film processing, black and white printing, colour printing and studio lighting. While at S.H.A.P.E. he also worked as a teacher’s assistant (photography) for Big Bend Community College S.H.A.P.E. extension. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of South Florida in December of 1987 with a BA in Studio Art/Photography. He worked as a photographer’s assistant for the next five years working with numerous photographers, on a wide range of projects, on a freelance basis.

His big break came in the mist of a natural disaster. He was working as an assistant with an American Red Cross staff photographer on a nurse assistant training textbook when hurricane Andrew went through South Florida. All of the American Red Cross Staff Photographers went to Florida to cover the disaster. Vincent was given the opportunity to finish the images for that textbook. The team at the American Red Cross and the publisher, Mosby Lifeline, were so impressed with his work they offered to let him create the cover photograph for that textbook, which he did. Since then Vincent has created images for more than 25 textbooks and annual reports for organizations including the American Red Cross, American Health Care Association, United States Olympic Committee, StayWell and Mosby Lifeline. “Its a great feeling to know my work has helped to save lives.” says Vincent, talking about his work with authors and publishers of EMT, First Responder, Paramedic and Lifeguard training textbooks.

He has also created images for annual reports for Regional Blood Services of the American Red Cross. His most recent projects include producing over 400 images for a series of lifeguard training textbooks and over 300 images for a babysitting textbook both for the American Red Cross. He has also worked with the American Red Cross and the United States Olympic Committee on a set of Sports Safety Training textbooks. Vincent created the majority of the images for these textbooks in various locations such as hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes and on ride along with fire departments and emergency medical personnel. “I prefer working outdoors so working around pools and at the beach with lifeguards and athletic trainers are some of my favourite projects.” Vincent says.

Free to members. Guests welcome – £5.

“Portraits with Impact” by Emma Finch QGP
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our presentation tonight is “Portraits with Impact” by Emma Finch QGP.
Emma has been a Professional Portrait Photographer for over 8 years. She has won multiple national awards, had over 40 international publications including front covers and twice been a finalist in Portrait of the Year.

As well as running Emma Finch Photography which is predominantly on location, natural light photography, she also runs Belle Privé Photography, which specialises in studio based Female Portraiture, Commercial Lingerie and Fashion photography.

She also co-owns Photography Session Days, teaching Portrait Photography and organising portfolio building events for photographers.

“Portraits with impact” Covers posing, lighting, editing to more creative, conceptual work and how to get published including examples of her own work for both Emma Finch Photography and Belle Privé Photography.

“Get Creative” by Glenys Garnett BA(Hons)
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An online event entitled “Get Creative” and given by Glenys Garnett.

Glenys started her own business in 2011 after obtaining a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Communication at Leeds Metropolitan University and Batley School of Art & Design.
She lives and works in Wakefield as a full time freelance Photographer, Artist and Graphic Designer and work exclusively in the digital medium.

She has a love of nature; the mountains, the sea, animals, birds, trees and tries to find a way to present an image to the viewer that will allow them to see the world through her eyes. She is often awed by the complexity of nature and how it presents itself in form, texture and a myriad of colours. All of her life experiences are reflected through her imagery, and this continues to shape her as a photographer and artist.

Glenys is not a purist about photography. She uses the camera as a tool, the first part of the process of producing an image, often with an artistic intent rather than a documentary capture. This may involve a number of creative techniques, including multiple exposure, ICM (intentional camera movement) and sometimes a combination of both.

She also produces what she calls “my Creative Images” – these are often montages or composites made in Photoshop and represent a more artistic approach to her imagery.

Free to members. Guests welcome – £5.

“A Project-based approach to Photography” by David Keep ARPS, DPAGB, FBPE, AFIAP
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tonight’s talk is called “A Project-based approach to Photography” and is presented by David Keep ARPS, DPAGB, FBPE, AFIAP

We’re all looking to create powerful images that stand out from the crowd and David will describe his approach in trying to achieve this aim by taking a logical, project based approach. From initial concept, contact building, planning and shooting, right through to the processing techniques he uses on some of his award winning images, nothing will be held back.