CPS Hosts a Social Evening

On Thursday 17th September Carmarthen Photographic Society hosted its first "Social Evening" inviting members, prospective members and the curious to join us for a completely unscheduled evening of discussion.

We opened the meeting by introducing the club members to those who hadn't joined us before then enjoyed a brief period of open discussion. During this time, one of our members, John Hufferdine, informed us that he had recently completed a book using the BonusPrint software. The book featured some absolutely brilliant Monochrome images of his guitar collection made in a slightly abstract but thought provoking way.

The book is titled 'Archtops' and a short selection of the images are shown below

John also suggested that we have a look at the following websites :-

An online exhibition of the work of photographer Cecil Beaton


The James Bond images of photographer Terry O'Neill


A special interview with Sir Don McCullin conducted by Jonathan Dimbleby from Wex Photographic


As you can imagine - I already have my e-ticket booked for Don McCullin!

Following on from this we moved on to a discussion of photobooks in general and a quick look at 'Zines' and were shown several examples by Alan.

During the following discussions some ideas for future meetings of this type were put forward which will be looked at in greater detail over the coming weeks, items such as a 'Pecha Kucha' evening, a 'Desert Island Photographs' evening and discussion based around critique and how to evaluate your own work, as well as that of others.

Those in attendance enjoyed the evening and indicated that they would enjoy more of the same type of evening, perhaps on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

Next week (24/09/20), several members of the club will be participating in the Tenby 8-Way interclub competition but, the remainder of the members will be gathering online (hopefully with a few guests) via Zoom for another evening of open discussion. To open the meeting another of our members, Tina Conyard, has agreed to give a short talk about her self-published photobook (Reflections) and her photographic work. See http://tinaconyard.co.uk/ for some examples of her work.

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