This page is for members to share any suggestions or useful information relating to photography
- The Photography Show is taking place online over the weekend of 6th and 7th March. There will be loads of free talks and demos online. All you need to do is register HERE and then you can also get access to lots of discounts from major retailers over that weekend if you are looking to add to your kitbag.
- Rose spotted this amazing tree
- If you fancy a challenge have a look HERE for news of a national creative arts competition for over 65's
- There is a group called SheClicks which was set up to encourage female photographers. They have hosted a number of talks in recent months, many of which are posted to their YouTube channel HERE. Well worth a look for one which takes your interest whether you are male or female!
- For those Nikon users amongst you there are several online courses available at the Nikon School. Periodically they also host talks by photographers of various genres.
- In these strange times organisations are learning to adapt. The RPS has moved its annual exhibition online. Go to the What's On page and navigate to Exhibitions to take a virtual tour.
- For those on Twitter, Rose has found a fascinating account (@StuartHumphryes ) which contains all sorts of older images, taken in colour.
- Several photography supplier websites have interesting articles from professional photographers. One such is Fotospeed which has a number of blog articles. You could also explore Wex which has a number of reviews, webinars and tips.
- Recently the RPS hosted a talk by Sue Flood who worked on Blue Planet and other Wildlife documentaries. This is available on youtube HERE
- Rose found this interesting article about an extraordinary Japanese wood pruning technique on Facebook HERE.
- If you missed the Photography Show last month the talks and presentations made over that weekend are staill available to be viewed HERE until 19th October
- Several of our members use an app called PhotoPills to plan landscape shoots. This company publish a number of talks by various photographers on their Youtube channel available here.
- The RPS has been running a series of talks by well known photographers in the last few months. Some of them are available to watch at any time by clicking here
- Tony Worobiec, who has led a workshop for our group in the past, also gave a presentation about coastal photography which is accessible via this link
- If anybody is interested in getting involved with a U3A wide project on changes in their local high street please click the link to this article.
- The Photography Show has moved online this year from 20 to 21 Sept. All details can be read here. It's well worth registering as there will be several interesting "events" and there are always good discounts on new kit if you are looking to expand your camera bag!
- They say the sincerest from of flattery is imitation. well the U3A Garden Visit group have seen our work and decided to create a gallery of images from their gardens or their daily walks. So do pop over to their page and have a look as that develops too.
- You may also like to take a look at Bosham Gallery which was due to be holding an exhibition by Charlie Waite, a renowned photographer and founder of Light and Land, a photography tours company. The gallery has put the exhibition online and included a video of a discussion with Charlie about “Hidden Works”. You are required to give your name and email address but the exhibition is then free to view. A future exhibition is planned here for Steve McCurry, an American photographer, freelancer and photojournalist. His photo "Afghan Girl", of a girl with piercing green eyes, has appeared on the cover of National Geographic several times.
- For those of you interested in trying out some new software, David has told us of a time limited offer for Aurora HDR. The link is:- skylum.com/ap-aurora. Available free for Mac & PC but only until 29th May 2020. They just require your name & email address (which you then confirm on a second email & receive the download links).
- The winning images for all Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions from 2010 to 2019 are available at https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit
/wpy/gallery/2019/index.html (use drop down menu at top left to see other years.) The site is not very very user friendly but if you select a section such as ADULT for a particular year eg https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visi t/wpy/gallery/2019/adult.html then you can select Lightbox option and see large images in a slide show.
- For those members who enjoy landscape photography there is a competition running, co-ordinated by Nigel Danson, to raise money for Covid-19 charities. More details can be found at https://www.worldlandscapep
hotographer.com/. Don't be put off by the title!