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Published on July 11th, 2021 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: July 2021 Report

We welcomed Peter Greenway, LRPS in July for an interesting talk about his voluntary work for the National Trust (NT) taking photographs of local properties such as Waddesdon Manor, Ashdown House and his favourite Chastleton House, which are often used in promotional literature. As a lover of heritage and all things historical it is his love of objects that fascinates Peter and of course the teashop. Volunteering for the NT involves meeting standards, guidelines and following the law on the dreaded GDPR. Any new photographer has an 84-page document to digest on NT branding emphasising the attractions for a range of different visitor groups. Blue sky, family fun and links to the place for the viewer ensures an image is accepted into the NT database. Peter explained how his NT photography has diversified his picture taking and pushed him out of his comfort zone both on composition and the technical stuff. The advent of social media has increased the likelihood of one of Peter’s photographs being viewed by a wider audience so do look out for his work when you are looking through the NT handbook, website, or Instagram. He has even had an image displayed on the roadside hoarding for Waddesdon Manor.

Our next meeting on 4th August at 7.30pm should be our last on Zoom. It will be delivered by Harry Wheeler-Brand on ‘The Magic of Long Exposure’. We will then move to the Adderbury Institute for future meetings but do check our website for up-to-date information. You are welcome to join us.

Anne Hunsley


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