This entertaining lecture spans 35 years of photography and takes us to 5 continents. David is most frequently asked questions about his ‘favourites’ such as
- What are the pictures you are most pleased with?
- What is the best place you have visited?
- Which subjects do you most enjoy photographing?
David says, "These are impossible questions to answer because one's opinion constantly changes. How can you possibly compare the Queensland tropical rain forest with the desert of Utah; or compare the delicate but vibrant sunbirds with the power and majesty of a bald eagle? It may be impossible but, in this lecture, I am going to try! Working my way through my commissions over a span of 30 years, I will bring you right up to date with my latest and most exciting project."
David Boag is a wildlife photographer and the author/photographer of 18 published books, the first of were ‘The Kingfisher’ published in 1982 and ‘The Atlantic Puffin’ published a couple of years later. His work became the subject of the television programme ‘Out of Town’ and he has since been involved with both television and radio, either in an advisory capacity or as a knowledgeable guest or presenter.
David lectures regularly throughout the country to a wide variety of natural history, photographic and general interest audiences including for organisations such as the National Trust, the RSPB, British Trust for Ornithology and the Royal Photographic Society. His work is marketed throughout the world by a variety of top agencies which has led him to working throughout Europe, Australia, Africa and in America.
David has taught photography to both photographic degree and wildlife illustration students and his tutorial DVDs have been extremely popular and successful.
EHHPS is delighted to welcome the fine art photographer, Ian Leake, to the Club who specialises in handmade platinum prints.
The first half of Ian's talk will be about his photographs: why he makes them, how he's drawn to particular subjects, what he looks for in a 'successful' photograph and he will bring a selection of his nudes and abstracts to illustrate these topics.
After a break for the traditional cuppa, Ian will talk about the technicalities: platinum printing, large format cameras, and how he works with models.
There will be plenty of time to look at and discuss prints; also for your questions about platinum printing, film photography and technique.
Ian Leake is a fine art photographer currently living in Switzerland. He is committed to the hand made platinum print, a nineteenth century photographic process that produces images of purest platinum and related metals.
Many collectors consider platinum prints to be the ultimate standard for fine art photographs. They have a distinct and luxurious appearance, quite unlike more mainstream print media. A well made platinum print lasts as long as the paper it is made on.
Ian Leake's prints are held in private collections across Europe and North America. His book, The Platinum Printing Workshop, is the most comprehensive and accessible contemporary guide to printing with the, "reigning queen of fine art photography."
Northfields are hosting this year's local derby between ourselves and Northfields Camera Club.
Come and support your club; just because it is a 'Friendly' doesn't mean it isn't competitive!
Northfields Camera Club,
Room 2, Northfields Community Centre,
Ealing W13 9SS.
Time: 8 pm
The club's now traditional foray to the New Forest and surrounding areas as we pay a visit for a friendly competition against Highcliffe & Infinity Photography Club.
We leave on the Wednesday morning, take photographs en route, stay in a local hotel and attend H&I's club night for the competition, then travel back (more photo opportunities) for our EHHPS Club night. Great fun!
More details nearer the time. Let someone on the committee know if you are interested in coming along and we will try and co-ordinate lifts.
The Club is the Judge...
Over the course of the evening, all of the print and projected images which have scored 20's in the Club competitions throughout the year are shown. The images are then scored by everyone present to elicit an overall winning print and an overall winning projected image.
There is already a record of projected images scoring 20 so these images will already exist on file. However, prints scoring 20 will need to be brought in on the night - no later than 7.45pm please, so that we have time to display them.
Come and join in this celebration of a year of fabulous photography!
The Annual General Meeting of Ealing and Hampshire House Photographic Society will be held on Thursday, 7th June at 8pm
An agenda and the minutes from last year's AGM will be circulated beforehand.
Members who would like to raise items under "Any Other Business" can email email@example.com in advance of the meeting and no later than the 31st May
Please get in touch if you are interested in joining the committee.
EHHPS belongs to you, the members, so do come along and be part of the action.
This is also the evening when we find out who has won the print and projected image competitions and the trophies awarded!
The judge’s perspective is, to an extent, subjective but the judges that attend our competitions have all gone through a training process with the CACC to help them provide an objective and consistent appraisal of our images.
This is an opportunity to hear from Amanda Wright – an established CACC judge ‘on the circuit’ – on what judges look for, how they approach an image presented to them and how they frame the feedback they give.
There will be the opportunity to put yourself in a judge’s shoes and have a go at assessing an image or two, yourself.
The final part of the evening will be an image surgery; bring along some pictures (not ones that you have previously entered in club competitions) on which you would like some informal critique.
Contributor: Amanda Wright
Chair: Paul Mason
Fast, furious and friendly competition between EHHPS, Field End Photographic Society and Pinner Camera Club. This year, Field End are the hosts.
How it works:
Each club comes with a bank of 40 images
There are 36 rounds of three images, one from each club, with the clubs taking it in turn to start (so each club ends up with 4 ‘spare’ images)
The images in the competition are judged, both photographically and as the nearest match to the first image in the round.
Field End Photographic Society,
Ruislip Methodist Church,
(via Ickenham Road)
A print competition, with awards in two categories presented on the night.
Dell : Black and white print
Pietruski : Colour print
Think of it as a normal print competition, but with the set subject being ‘Black and White’ or 'Colour'
You may enter a maximum of 4 images, with a maximum of 3 in one category
Do enter your best images - new ones are preferred but repeats are allowed.
Any further questions should be directed to the competitions secretary, Emmanuel.
Judge: Martin Patten
An old favourite returns...
....this hugely popular competition makes a comeback.
It's run along similar lines to inter-club competitions but, you've guessed it, the competition is Men vs Women (or Women vs Men; you decide). All PDI, this externally judged competition will define the champions across EHHPS.
Judge: Lloyd Moore
Micki has been coming to EHHPS as a judge for over 18 years and this week, we welcome her as a speaker. This evening's presentation will be on Micki's recent trips to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Micki has been widely published in a variety of books and other photographic publications, as well as having had her work regularly exhibited in the Cotswold Monochrome International Salon. She judges both inter-club and country competitions throughout southern England, as well as lecturing extensively on her travel photography.
This year we are combining two favourites into one evening.
The first half of the evening is our traditional A/V Night:
Your chance to offer the club an insight into your archive......set to music or other soundtrack.
Sequences should, ideally, be no longer than 5 minutes in duration. Please be prepared to talk about how you put your sequence together so that others may learn from your experience.
After the break we continue with Images and Music:
Bring a set of images that is inspired by music. There are 3 themes to enter and you can enter as many photos in any of the themes you like...
Theme 1 Take a Photo which is an alternative Album Cover for a Music Album. Whether Pop, Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Country or Blues, albums often have dull, lacklustre covers and and I'm sure we could do better. We'd like you to take a photo which illustrates the Album title. It's your own interpretation so you can be as creative, literal or humorous as you like.
Theme 2 Take a Photo which illustrates a Song Title, from 'Stairway to Heaven' to 'My baby just cares for me' there's a song title out there asking for a Photo.
Theme 3 An image which is an illustrates a line or two of song lyric e.g. In Penny Lane 'There is a barber showing photographs'
A few notes that might help...
- There's no outside judge so no stress. You can reveal the Album, Song or Lyric you've interpreted or ask club members to guess on the night.
- We're looking for your imagination, your interpretation and your creativity rather than technically perfect photos.
- You could delve into your snow photos and enter a photo of a snowy Ealing common as The Beatles - White Album but we'd prefer new photos taken especially for this fun evening.
- As this is not a real competition you're allowed to enter any of your music themed photos into subsequent monthly competitions.
Following his talk to EHHPS on light and timing in landscape photography, Ben, this Year's winner of Landscape Photographer of the Year, returns to EHHPS to give a presentation on developing your own photographic vision and visual style.
Illustrated using his own images, he will talk about how, as photographers, we interpret 3-dimensional scenes as 2-dimensional images, but how can we make the most of tone, texture, line and shape? And it's all very well knowing the rules, but how can you tell when it'll be OK to break them?
Benjamin Graham is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of the British coast and countryside through his photography and his work regularly appears in major newspapers, magazines and online editorial galleries both in the UK and around the world.
Even before this year's winning of the Landscape Photographer of the Year award, six of his images were shortlisted for OPOTY 2015, one of which was a category finalist and appears in the OPOTY 2015 book.
Benjamin says, "Photography has been an on-and-off passion ever since my Dad bought me my first ever film camera, an Agfamatic ISO-Rapid C, in 1968. I am, to this day, still fascinated by every aspect of the creative process of photography."
After a varied career, he has been practising as a professional photographer, creating images for commercial sale, since 2012 and featured in his one-man exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery during the highly respected Festival of Chichester this summer.
Bring your cameras for the chance to get more experience in working with a model. We will have a variety of accessories and 'speed-dating style' we will change the look regularly throughout the evening to prevent everyone's capturing similar images.
Should be fun!
(If you have a specific request then please contact Kristin)
This year, Diwali falls exactly on Thursday, 19th October. Bring your cameras and come out with your fellow Club members for an outing to Southall and the Diwali experience.
We will start by taking advantage of the photographic opportunities, and then meet for a meal at the excellent 'Brilliant' restaurant - a big hit for those who came last year.
Please let Kristin Mason know if you wish to join us for the meal.
The meeting point is: Havelock Road Temple. Be aware that you will not be able to park in this vicinity due to the celebrations and you would be better off taking public transport.
Bring a tripod for the fireworks!