Meetings start at 7.30pm at Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel, South Baddesley Rd, Lymington SO41 5ZB.
9th September 2021 Guest Speaker – Tom Way – “Wildlife Through a Lens”
23rd September 2021 Welcome evening
14th October 2021 1st PDI Competition : Penny Piddock
28th October 2021 1st Print Competition : Tony Oliver
11th November 2021 Guest Speaker – Kos Evans – “Walking on Water”
25th November 2021 2nd PDI Competition : Ashley Francis
9th December 2021 Members’ Evening - Christmas
13th January 2022 2nd Print Competition : Jim Pascoe
27th January 2022 Guest Speaker – TBC – Peter Crane – “Street Photography, My Way”
10th February 2022 League Print Competition : Barry Senior
24th February 2022 3rd PDI Competition Set Subject : Abandoned Judge:Roger Creber
10th March 2022 League PDI Competition : - Andrew Mills
24th March 2022 – Guest Speaker – John Tilsley – title TBC
14th April 2022 3rd Print Competition Set Subject : Glow Judge:Kev Sandall
28th April 2022 – Members Evening – Speed Dating
12th May 2022 Best of Year Competition : Roy Lambeth
26th May 2022 – AGM
PDI - 24 February 2022, ‘Abandoned’
Our PDI set subject encompasses many suggested themes including ‘broken’, ‘decay’ and ‘deserted’. As well as buildings, spaces and objects, abandoned could also refer to animals, people, relationships, cultures..... Another definition of ‘abandoned’ is to be unrestrained or uninhibited. Lots to think about.
There are some great Urban Exploration (Urbex) photographers online. Take a look at Viveca Koh, FRPS https://vivecakohphotography.photoshelter.com/index if you don’t already know her work.
Print – 14 April 2022, ‘Glow’
Our technical challenge this season is all about controlling light and luminosity to create narrative and emotion. ‘Glow’ can be created by environmental light, reflective light, light emanating from your subject (including liminal/transitional light) and by strong tonal contrast. Techniques to help you create images that ‘glow’ include Contre-Jour (backlighting), Chiaroscuro (light-dark) and Light Painting. You may also like to look at Grant Simon Rogers http://grantsimonrogers.com/ who uses and explains the cinematic technique ‘Day for Night’. There are, of course, filters that create various Dreamy or Vintage Glow looks if you get desperate!