What a fantastic evening we have had with David Clapp, sharing some stunning images and some humorous stories behind them… from Princetown, yachts, Namibia to America, it’s been an enjoyable evening with images from around the world!
Tonight we were joined by Matt Stansfield, a local photographer who specializes in astro-photography who entertained the club with his fantastic images, and also lots of helpful information detailing the specific difficulties that you can face when attempting such shots.
Both technical issues and the effort involved in actually getting to locations in the pitch-black were covered and certainly inspired some members of the club who met up for a midnight photo-session the very next day!
On Tuesday we had a real treat for the club, a visit from Hugh Letheren who is shall we say, jsut a little enthusiastic about water-droplet photography!
Not only did he talk us through his own journey and set ups he has used, along with some of the history around this style of photography, he was also brave enough to bring his equipment and perform a live demonstration!
More of Hugh's work can be seen on his website: http://hugh.letheren.org/
Some of the images captured on the evening:
We were fortunate enough to be joined for the evening by the very talented girls from the Geraldine Lamb School of Dance.
The evening was planned around the use of second-curtain flash, this allowed us to capture some movement along with freezing the action and thus adding some dynamic aspects to the shot.
Of course, with multiple photographers all lining up for a shot we could not use the obvious approach of controlling the flash with the camera as this would only allow one person to shoot at a time. To get around this, we decided to use some good old-fashioned time management, with one person in control of the flash... a shout to ask the girls to start their dance move, at this point the photographers would also start their exposures, and at the agreed point we would fire the flash.
While this is certainly not a perfect solution, we had it timed well enough by the end of the evening so that everyone was getting shots they were happy with!
What a great evening! Peter and Bina put on a great presentation showing how their Pixel Stick works along with showing us some example images of what can be achieved before letting us loose with it to create a few images of our own... it was fantastic to see the members of the club working together to create some interesting and dynamic images!
Our very own Helen is putting on an Exhibition at The Wharf in Tavistock alongside her artist friend, called “Under The Same Sky” it features skyscapes from Rosie along with wildlife images from Helen.
It’s on for the whole of November - the best thing is that there is a cafe at The Wharf, easy parking and it’s ideal if anyone was Christmas shopping in Tavy to pop in. Anyone really keen is welcome to the private view on November 5th 4 - 6 pm.
Hope that some of you can support Helen!
The end-of-season meal again saw us gathering at The Cheesewring in Minions, and we received fantastic service from them as we have in years past. I think it's fair to say that no-one went home hungry!
What a great end to the season with winners collecting their trophies in a great atmosphere.
The Oatey Cup
- Peter Levers - Reeds Reflected
- Jon Burtoft - Boat Reflection
- Tim Gilbert - Godrevy Lighthouse
The Chairman’s Cup (A summer event)
- Andy Martin – Steam Rally
- Jan Martin – Morris Dancers
- James Moore - Yacht
The Rapson Cup
- Bill Mammatt - Just Flowers
- Bill Mammatt - Just More Flowers
- Jon Burtoft – Colliford Trees
- Janet Downes – The Printer
- Helen Moore – Zebras Drinking
- Peter Levers – Global Warming
The Harry Wiltshire Shield
- Andy Martin - Tulips
- Helen Moore - Bread
- Richard Lawrence – A Boy and His Dog
- Jan Martin - Baby Robin
- Tim Gilbert - Squirrel
- Andy Martin - Bittern
The John Armstrong Salver
- James Moore – Glaucous Gull and Catch
- Richard Lawrence – Swallow Feeding Water
- Andy Martin – Total Eclipse of the Sun from Western Isles
Bill Mammatt Cup
- Helen Moore – In The Rain
- Helen Moore – Holi-Hindu Festival of Colour
- Jon Burtoft – Summer Days
Ken Beard Trophy
- Janet Downes - Church
- Tim Gilbert - Whitsand Morning
- Peter Fellowes - Seagull
Tony Briard Trophy
- Tim Gilbert – Saltash Swans
- Jon Burtoft - Umbrella Beach
- Helen Moore - Fieldmouse
Brian Price Cup (Series of 4 competitions - Mechanical, Food, Winter, Patterns)
- Richard Squires
- David Gardener
- Helen Moore
Some big "thank yous" for going above-and-beyond go to Yvonne for her sterling work sourcing the clubs many speakers, Andrea for baking cakes and keeping us all fed all through the year, to Andy and Tim for helping run the club behind the scenes and of course to Richard for completing his first year as chairman!
The final speaker evening of the year and we've ended on a belter! Jon Wyatt is a professional photographer who's career started with skiing photography in mountains from around the world but in recent years he's moved on to more creative works, producing works in a number of different projects.
I highly recommend having a look through his portfolio of outstanding work.
Tuesday saw our yearly meet-up with the Launceston Camera Club and we had a bumper crop of prints and DPIs (Digital Projected Images) from both clubs to share... it was another fascinating evening seeing work from members of other clubs and how they compare with our own photographers.
A big thank you to everyone who bought some food along and helped keep the evening running, and a special thank you to the members of the Launceston Camera Club who made the trip down to see us.
Looking forward to our return visit next year!
Another fun-filled practical evening at the Liskeard Camera Club! This week we were taking a closer look at long-exposure photography, with a practical emphasis on using lights to create patterns within the scene... it was great seeing everyone getting stuck in and thinking how they could use the lights to create their own unique images.
It's amazing what you can achieve with some cheap finger-lights, combined with bits of string and a stick of bamboo!