This group is for anyone who enjoys experimenting with photographic composition. Visits are arranged to a variety of locations where you can experiment with your camera and take photographs that you find interesting.
Outings involve walking, although not long distances, and are affected by the weather. The typical duration is usually around 3 hours. Outings are usually on a Thursday in the second half of the month, however this may occasionally be varied to suit Group Members.
Details of the proposed programme for 2020 can be found by clicking the following link - Photography Group - calendar 2020
January is not a good month for outdoor photography due to the even more unreliable weather than usual, so following the practice of previous years we visited the Natural History Museum to see the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year”.
The exhibition consists of 100 stunning photographs chosen by an international panel of judges from 48,130 submissions…described as “a huge responsibility” by Rosamund Cox, Chair of the Jury.
Submissions are judged anonymously, both in terms of the name of the photographer and also their nationality. The background stories which accompany the photographs in the exhibition are not given to the judges, nor whether or not the photographer is a professional.
As keen photographers we are always very humbled when we see the submissions for the 10 years and under section!
Below is a small selection from the photos on display:
|“Trustful” by Ingo Arndt (Germany) - LUMIX People’s Choice Award nominee|
|“Mother knows best” by Marion Vollborn (Germany) - LUMIX People’s Choice Award nominee|
|“Land of the Eagle” by Audun Rikardson (Norway) - Behaviour: Birds, winner|
|“Night Glow” by Cruz Erdmann (New Zealand), aged 13 - The Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019|
|“The Moment” by Yongqing (China) - The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019|
Due to holidays the next outing for the Photography Group will be on Saturday 21st March and will be a walk around the City of London entitled “Roads to Rome” – a look at Roman London and the beginnings of the City.
If anyone has any ideas for future outings please let me know, likewise if anyone is interested in learning a bit more about using a digital camera we can arrange an introductory lesson for you. Remember, no expertise or special equipment is normally required to take part and members with no interest in photography are more than welcome to join us purely for the walks themselves which tend to be between three and six miles, although on occasions have been slightly longer.
Anyone interested in joining this or future outings or just finding out a bit more about the Group should contact Kevin Lucas via the attached link.