April 2023 Review

Keyworth Camera Club held four meetings during April, three in the hall and one on Zoom.

The first meeting of the month on April 6th saw us visited by wildlife photographer Tesni Ward. Tesni gave a wildlife masterclass which covered many of the import aspects to create successful wildlife images. This included finding your location, working in various lighting conditions and compositional guidelines, all backed up by her stunning photographs.

On April 13th we used Zoom so we could enjoy a talk by award winning cameraman Phil Savoie. His presentation was called Principles of Photography and included a lot of technical information such as choosing the right aperture for your lens to get the best results. Phil photographs every subject under the sun, but specializes in wildlife and has worked for the BBC Natural History unit in 1994 which has seen him travel the world to photograph his subjects in both stills and film. His work often appears in David Attenborough documentaries. Phil shared lots of information that would help us produce better quality images along with humorous stories. This was truly an inspirational night and a highlight of the season.

Our sixth and final round of our internal competition was held on April 20th. This was a print competition that had the following sections: Colour, Monochrome, Nature, and the theme of Textures. Our judge for the evening was David Gibbins and he tackled the job of assessing our images superbly. All the winners, placed and commended images together with author details can be seen if you click on this link: https://keyworthcameraclub.org.uk/round-six-2022-23

David Fieldhouse visited us on April 27th to give us his talk called From Fell to Footpath – a lesson in diversity. This was his personal story of how he changed from stubbornly wanting only to photograph classic landscapes and nothing else, to becoming a street photographer. David discussed styles, the law, and the ethics of street photography. David’s landscapes and street photographs were stunning and we are sure many of our members will be heading to urban locations soon to try some of his techniques. This was an excellent evening that informed and entertained.

Similar Posts