Convention Weekend Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th September 2021 with the AGM taking place on Saturday 4th September 2021.
Our own, Ian Whiston DPAGB EFIAP/s ABPE Circle 31/32 will be giving a presentation showing some of his wonderful wildlife images entitled “East Africa National Parks” on the Friday evening
On the Saturday we look forward to presentations by
Martin Addison FRPS
I started taking photographs when I was about 15 and my interest expanded considerably when I joined the Worcestershire Camera Club in 1970, since when I have never stopped and it has remained one of my most important hobbies ever since (others being music and reading)
Initially I used colour slides and I started making audio-visual sequences in 1977 which were presented on a four projector system. Now I create AVs digitally using Proshow Producer.
In 1992 I started printing colour images on Cibachrome and got my FRPS in 1994 with Cibachrome prints. In 1997 I started using Photoshop, scanning slides for a few years before purchasing my first digital camera in 2004.
I was doing demonstrations of Photoshop fairly soon after I bought the program and continued to do so until a couple of years ago, now I use Lightroom for pretty much everything. I currently run workshops for Lightroom on a regular basis. The other program I used extensively was Corel Painter and I wrote four books on it which were published by Focal Press..
Apart from doing demonstrations, I lecture with my own images and have done so continually since my first lecture in 1979. Initially with audio-visual sequences, then colour slides, Cibachrome colour prints, digital prints and projected images.
My photography is wide ranging, but I am perhaps best known for making images that are just that bit different. I love images that are not obvious at first viewing and I use movement, multiple exposure and close ups to help me do that.
I have run several workshops on creative photography, which have focussed on how to see images which are not obvious. My current print and PDI talk is called 'Looking Outside the Frame' with the subtitle 'How NOT to win competitions' and emphasises that you should take photographs for yourself not anyone else.
I also enjoy landscape images and tend to prefer the more intimate landscapes. City photography also appeals, from photographing people in their environment to the abstract images made possible by modern architecture.
I love photography and I like to pass on my enthusiasm and knowledge to other photographers.
Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB
Chris confesses to being a “photo-holic”, embracing all aspects of photography, but regards himself primarily as a pictorialist. He loves working in the landscape, and enjoys the thrill of discovery when out on location, whether it be in the countryside, on a beach, in a town, or city.
A busy national PAGB judge and popular lecturer, Chris has visited many different camera clubs, and judged regional, national and international exhibitions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and serves on their Fine Art Panel, also providing advice at RPS distinction advisory days.
He holds a Distinction of the PAGB and has received an APAGB award for his services to photography. Chris has had success and gained awards in international exhibitions while working for his AFIAP & subsequent EFIAP qualifications.
Chris is a member of Amersham Photographic Society, and is delighted to be a member of the prestigious London Salon. His website can be viewed at www.chrispalmerphotographer.co.uk
His presentation will be called "Opportunities"