Thursday 30th October 2014
Poland - Dave Hollingsworth
Thursday 13th November 2014
Themed Projected Images Competition Round 2
Arnold is approximately five miles north of Nottingham city centre. We are a group of amateur photographers and enthusiasts dedicated to promoting photography within our area. Our members range in skill from the beginner to the accomplished amateur.
Meetings are held at Pond Hills Lane Community Centre. A typical club night begins at 7:30pm with the programme event starting at 8:00pm. We have a coffee/tea break about 9:00 pm and close around 10:00-10:15pm. The first two visits are free and thereafter a nominal entry fee is charged.
The Club holds, for members, competitions for projected images and prints with trophies (shields) awarded to the winners at the end of the year. The competitions are in two sections, one is 2 rounds of themed images and the other is 2 rounds of open images, so everyone has a chance of winning. There is also an annual print competition and a trophy is awarded for the winning print. This competition forms the Annual Exhibition which is usually displayed in the Arnold Library each year. Members are also eligible to enter external competitions under our affiliation with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation.
The Club is now well equipped thanks to Lottery money awarded in 2007 from Awards For All. This has enabled us to offer even more to our local community and members. Digital audiovisual shows are now a regular part of our annual programme. We are now well placed to pass on our expertise in all aspects of digital photography as well as traditional film based techniques.
The Club is very grateful to Awards For All for this huge boost to help with ongoing and future projects.
CHRIS PRESENTS HIS SHOW
It’s hard to imagine a more enthusiastic photographer than Chris Newham, as was shown with his excellent evenings entertainment entitled “Love of Landscapes”
Having taken shots “for fun” as he says, he projected top draw images of landscapes and seascapes, together with a display of stunning prints.
A good size audience were treated to views of snow scenes in Dungeness, Pembrokeshire, the navigation beacons at Lindisfarne, Cromer pier and Whitby to name but a few.
Not afraid to use “Honeypot locations” as he states, and wading waist high into the depths of the oceans, we saw scenes from Glencoe, The Isle of Skye, Spurn point and fishing shipwrecks at Fleetwood. Much of his work was done in the early morning, using torches where necessary, to capture that special pre-dawn blue light.
Further shots were seen from Lake Garda, Bamburgh Castle and the North Yorkshire Moors, with his trusty colleague Derek Doar, before closing the first half with an Audio Visual.
With a landscape image of Snowdonia Chris spent the rest of the evening describing his post processing techniques, using Photoshop CC, Camera Raw 8.6, Lightroom and Nik software. He explained how to use lots of options, such as noise reduction, removal of dust spots and sharpening etc., together with useful hints, like “Not to blow out highlights" pre-processing.
All in all a comprehensive presentation put on by Chris, together with his fascinating tales and exploits. Our thanks to him and his P.A. aid Derek for a very interesting show.