Wednesday 18th July
This week we have got Philip Quarry FRPS with his presentation "Here and
There" which will range over a wide range of subjects and styles.
Philip is a member of the RPS Creative Group and of Kingston Camera
We are very grateful to Philip for being able to come at very short
Illusion © Philip Quarry FRPS
Maythem gave an entertaining description of his journeys in North Africa
and the Middle East. For his photobook ‘Beyond Moments: Morocco’,
he sought out interesting characters, their environment and culture.
Using an unobtrusive mirrorless, quiet camera and speaking Arabic helped
when approaching people. He gave some examples of his methods and tips,
e.g. photographing people unobtrusively either using a wide-angle lens
or from a low angle even when it meant pretending to photograph stray
cats! To deal with different light sources (e.g. sun and artificial
lighting) he converted to black and white and added grain. For some of
Maythem’s images go to: -
Coming up: -
Outdoor Model Photoshoot – Sunday 5th
As in previous years, Martin is organising an afternoon model shoot
which this year will be at Esher Commons. If you would like further
details, please contact Martin
In August we have four photographers talking to us about their
experiences of entering photographs for the CPAGB Award.
October Meeting – do you want to present your images?
This is another of our “Members’ Evenings”. If you have got a set of
images you would like to talk about, this is the time. We are looking
for several Members to talk for 10 to 20 minutes each. You can present a
set of finalised images or bring a project in progress and seek advice
to help you complete it. The choice is yours.
Christmas Competition – “Uncommon or Unexpected Viewpoints”
The Committee has chosen the above subject for our annual Christmas
competition. The idea is to find an unusual angle on your chosen
subject. Perhaps making it hard to recognise what it is! Each Member
can enter up to three digital images.
SPA Annual Members Individual Competition – 13th
This is open to all Members of SPA clubs and is for prints and digital
images. Just submit your digital images or digital files of your prints
by 29th September and deliver your prints on the day. You
must be there on the day for your digital files or prints to be marked
and to win any award or placing. Details here:-
We continue to meet in the upstairs function room at The Bell Inn in
Hampton which is working well. Some Members stayed on afterwards to have
a drink and a chat. The full address is The
Bell Inn, 8 Thames Street, Hampton, TW12 2EA. There is a car
park behind the pub and another just over the road by the Hampton Ferry.
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