Published on October 9th, 2020 | by Content Admin0
Photographic Society October 2020 Report
For October we welcomed an ex-member Scott Hurd, who lives in Namibia, to give a ‘Zoom’ presentation. It was a whistle stop tour of the country using Scott’s archive photographs of the different and diverse areas; vast desert areas as well as unspoilt beaches and the green Caprivi Strip where the rivers Okavango, Zambesi and Kwando flow through to neighbouring countries. We saw fascinating street shots showing everyday life as well as stunning wildlife shots from meerkats and hippos to all manner of birds. The lack of cloud cover ensured stunning sunsets and Scott would usually shoot with a subject in the foreground to create an interesting silhouette. For the wildlife shots he used aperture priority because of the movement and light exposure thus allowing him to concentrate on the animal’s behaviour to create an appealing image. It was a wonderful trip down memory lane for some members who had visited five years ago for a photographic tour. Scott’s wonderful images can be viewed on www.h4urd.co.uk; well worth a look.
Scott supports a charity ’Snap Africa’ that supplies camera equipment and training to Namibians. The society donated and spoke about donating unwanted camera equipment to ‘Snap Africa’.
Do keep checking our website for the latest information about the upcoming presentations, how to join us and members’ workshops that run during the month. Following Covid 19 guidelines some members have taken part in a variety of workshops on portraiture at Broughton Castle, the Milky Way at the Rollright Stones, and a fun session in a field at Cropredy making light trails with torches and glow sticks.