Photographic Society

Published on January 9th, 2021 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: January 2021 Report

Click here to see the complete photograph – Frosty Morning by Maureen Tyrrell

January – What a feast for the eyes after the festive break; members were treated to “The Magic of Macro” delivered by Colleen Slater ARPS, a Brighton based full time photographer and lecturer. Lockdown has many downsides but being able to talk to a multitude of experts and enthusiast from around the country has really enhanced the experience and inspired our photography. Macro is the art of extreme close-up photography, capturing minute detail within an image. Colleen had lots of tips and ideas about equipment and the way her images were composed and lit. Her body of work is mainly focused on insects, plants, and flowers but recently she has branched out into photographing things she finds on Brighton beach. All her images are beautifully composed, with exquisite colours and a gentle feeling of shape that she tries to simplify as much as possible. Colleen endures for her art; spending many hours laid in fields or damp bogs capturing a shot of a grasshopper or butterfly which, she makes look effortless. I am sure it is not with many rejected shots relegated to the delete bin.  Do explore her website where the images we saw are displayed.

Our next Zoom meeting will be on Wednesday 3rd February at 7.30pm. As always you are welcome to join us and all the details of who to contact for access are on our website.

Anne Hunsley


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