Photographic Society

Published on October 4th, 2018 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: October 2018 Report

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On the 29th September the ADDPS held its Annual Exhibition of members work in the Adderbury Institute. This year’s print exhibition was very well supported, and members submitted a total of 114 pictures for the exhibition. The exhibition displayed many examples of outstanding work by the members. The exhibits covered landscapes, portraits, wildlife, still life, in both colour and monochrome prints. Many said “it is the best exhibition yet with regard to the quality”. Exhibited pictures displayed the members ability in composition, exposure control, and printing skills. Through mutual help, advice and critique the quality of members work has steadily improved over the years, and produced a very successful exhibition.

On 3rd October the society welcomed a return visit of David Boag, who gave a presentation titled “Classic Wild Landscapes”. The theme was the landscapes and habitat out in the unspoiled wild regions of the world. A series of superb pictures showed landscapes in places such as USA and Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Australia. David stressed the need for creative thinking which could make a picture stand out from all others. His presentation was full of enthusiasm as he explained how use of colour contrast and exaggerated perspective within the composition would make the picture “pop”. David’s style of presentation is very energetic and enthusiastic. The correct choice of lens was stressed, as this was really the first important decision to make when deciding to expose a shot. Different perspectives from various lenses were shown in the same location, and the creative use of wide angle was explained with brilliantly crisp pictures. The importance of lighting in landscape photography was also emphasised by a series of superb pictures, showing how the angle of camera position could enhance light effects. The members showed their appreciation of the presentation with energetic applause.

The meeting then continued with our usual monthly challenge. This month the theme was “action and movement”. The members pictures varied through rugby, cricket, motor sport shots and active children: closing with someone struggling to mount a bicycle! The usual good-natured banter accompanied this part of the meeting.

Paul Brewerton.

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