An evening with Alan

Last night members had the pleasure of hearing Alan Harris reflect upon the nature of photography and he illustrated his talk by reference to some of the acknowledged masters of this sometimes misunderstood art. The search for meaning and context in an image was a central aspect of Alans’ talk, and he believes that some club judges skew their comments largely to the technical aspects of a photograph. Of the images shown originated by masters like Martin Parr, Jane Bound, Chris Killip and others, Alan demonstrated that the technical aspects of an image can be secondary to the impact of the image and the creative intent behind it. There are exceptions but a too rigid adherence to technical pe

Audiovisual Feast

No less than eleven presentations were shown to members last night. Thanks to Alan for providing a set of speakers - that made a huge difference to sound quality. Club members (our creative giants!) submitted a wide range of subjects from a crunchy walk in the Brecons, to a 60’s style rock band publicity shoot. Scotland had two mentions, one a travelogue the other a look at the beautiful West coast. The Brecons made a second appearance with some atmospheric images of rural life in that area and there was a thoughtful tribute to past heroes of photography. Clearly, we all have some way to go in capturing the kind of images that past greats managed to put on film. Family fun mixed with chainsa
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