Meeting 19 May 2014
We were, I think, handicapped by having to look at images in books, rather than being able to discuss them communally via an on-screen projected view. Books are great for private viewing, but don’t work very well as a collective activity. And I think also that we were far from exhausting the subject, and might return to it on a subsequent occasion. There being only a handful of us present, our small financial surplus is unfortunately now used up.
Our next meeting, on 21 July, finds us in the middle of the holiday season, so I thought we might try something a little more ambitious; something that combines landscape photography with street photography, with portraiture and travel photography and maybe a bit of architectural photography, all tied up in one neat theme. I refer, of course, to holiday photographs, or holiday snaps as they are sometimes derogatorily called. But I've never thought that holiday photography need be any less considered or less accomplished than any other kind. So if you've recently, or even not so recently, been on holiday or a journey or taken part in any kind of holiday event or adventure, and documented it to any degree (and why wouldn't you have?), bring along your snaps to our next meeting and let us all look at them. Preferably on stick or disc, please.
And lastly, please note that on Saturday, 08 November we will be holding a one-day workshop with Dave West. You will find details on our website and at http://davewestphotography.weebly.com . We held a similar, very successful workshop in 2010 with Colin Thomas, but in order to get it to work financially we needed to bring along a few paying guests. It will be the same this year, so please note the date in your diary and give some thought to who you might invite.