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Hanbury Hall award winners’ announcements and photography workshop with Rhys Jones

The DAN meeting on 7th November was held at Spectrum Days, Old Coach Road. Helen opened the meeting by congratulating the artists with the most votes by visitors to the Hanbury Hall Exhibition. 

Adult votes:

1st Trevor Hunter for “Red Deer Stag”

2nd  Graham Wilson for “Your Delivery Has Been Dispatched”

Joint 3rd Julia Rollit for “Breaking Calm” and  Lyn Davies for “Bright Harbour”

Children’s votes: 1st Tina Watkins for “Hare”,  2nd Tracey Whittam for “Toby”, and 3rd Trevor Hunter for “Red Deer Stag”.

Congratulations to all winners! 

Total sales at the exhibition were £400 higher than last year. It will take a few weeks for artists to receive their money as we need to reconcile our sales records and recover the value of debit and credit card sales from the National Trust.

Rhys Jones then gave a talk entitled “Shooting People, with your camera”. The first topic was Composition, and suggested that knowing the reason for taking a photo helps with the “framing”. Portraits do not need to be in portrait format; landscape and square are interesting alternatives. Rhys emphasised that the eyes are usually the most important part of a portrait and must be in focus.

The second topic was Light. Rhys talked about different sources of light and the positioning of people in light and shade, avoiding harsh sunlight. He also outlined ways to make the best use of flash, and when to avoid using it.

Photo took by Rhys Jones during his workshop using the studio lights

The third topic covered the different types of camera, and how taking control of camera settings can improve the quality and impact of your photos.

We then had the opportunity to take photos of each other using two portable studio lights.
For those interested in the relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO, more useful information can be seen at  https://www.slrlounge.com/iso-aperture-shutter-speed-a-cheat-sheet-for-beginners/ 

 

Droitwich Camera Club starts the new season

Droitwich Camera Club is for everyone interested in photography, Whether you have a smartphone, a tablet, a compact camera or an expensive DSLR you will be welcome. Our varied programme of speakers, workshops and competitions will help improve and develop your skills in all aspects of photography. We meet on Monday evenings (except bank holidays) from September through to April at Chawson Barn Community Hall, New Chawson Lane, Droitwich, WR9 0BA.

Full programme September – December

Annual Membership is just £20 (Couples £35) plus £3 per weekly attendance. Under 18’s & Students £0.50. Guests are very welcome to attend at £5 per session

All meetings include free tea/coffee and biscuits

For more information visit our website at www.droitwichcamera.co.uk or email publicity@droitwichcamera.co.uk 

Droitwich Camera Club is affiliated to Droitwich Arts Network

April exhibitions in the library

April exhibitions in Droitwich library are all about the photography. Julian Rouse and Ric Harding , both members of Droitwich Camera Club, show the whole beauty and diversity of photography. 

Julian Rouse enjoys doing portraits and photographing people on the streets and in different situations. His documentary approach to the subject is accompanied by a narrative and subtle sense of humour. His black and white photograph of two young men was on display from 1st until 14th April.  

©Julian Rouse (l.), ©Ric Harding (r.). 

Ric Harding is primarily interested in landscapes, wildlife and travel photography. His photographs have been published in Outdoor Photography magazine and exhibited in many International Salons around the world. He chose a poetic photograph ‘Driftwood on Luskentyre Beach’ for the library display and it can be seen until 29th April.

Wildlife and landscape photography evening with Mark Hamblin

Droitwich Camera Club is delighted to announce that the freelance nature photographer, writer and guide Mark Hamblin will be giving a lecture at Droitwich High School on Saturday, 25th March 2017, 7pm. The lecture is titled “Wild Scotland: A Photographic Odyssey”. 

The tickets for the event can be purchased online on Droitwich Camera Club website  or by phoning 07803162895. Tickets are £10 Adults  & £8 Accompanied under 18’s.