Andy Marland ‘Mechanical Landscapes’

mechanical-landscapes-webThis week we are joined by Andy Marland with a presentation of his project capturing the changing industrial landscape of our region.

Synopsis

This thought-provoking talk is approximately 90 minutes and is a wander through the remnants of the northern industrial landscape.

Covering a diverse selection of sites such as the enormous slate quarries of Snowdonia, abandoned textile mills in Lancashire and Yorkshire, a disused underground coal mine, the bizarre landscapes of active steelworks, beached passenger ships, as well as unique views of the inside of derelict cooling towers, this talk is somewhat different from the majority of camera club talks. The images are predominantly black and white, with splashes of colour.

Biography

Andy Marland is the photographer behind the http://www.theviewfromthenorth.org and http://www.mechanicallandscapes.com websites. Working as a Quality Specialist in the aerospace industry, Andy is a regular visitor to engineering works and other factories across the country as part of his day job, while photographing the industrial and mechanical landscape in his own time.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £35 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

President’s Challenge – Capturing Movement

capturing-movement-webThis week is the results night for our third members’ competition of the year. The theme for this competition is ‘Capturing Movement’.

Our judge this evening will be Terry Donnelly a professional photographer based in the Northwest of England.

Terry will discuss our entities and award points which will go towards our annual prize giving. He describes himself as a “creative photographer that also enjoys photographing sports and the challenge of commercial assignments.” Terry spoke to the Society on the topic of Sports Photography back in 2014 and is an expert in knowing how to capture movement.

This competition is The President’s Challenge. Each year the previous year’s President chooses the theme. This year it’s Mike’s turn and he chose he theme of capturing movement.

Good luck to everyone who entered, themed competitions are often a little more difficult as they deliberately take us outside our comfort zones.

We hold a number of members competitions throughout the year. These competitions are an excellent way to focus our efforts, get a little feedback about our work and improve our photography.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £35 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Oliver Smart, Wildlife Photographer and Ornithologist

This week’s guest speaker is Olive Smart, Wildlife Photographer and Ornithologist.

This is an opportunity to see the impressive natural history and landscape images Oliver has assembled from his global travels and hear his tips on capturing the perfect image.

from his website

Oliver Smart is a wildlife photographer and ornithologist having studied at the University of Birmingham. His passion for nature and interest in photography captures the diversity of wildlife from behind the camera. As well as scores of magazine covers, his images have been published in the national press, nature magazines, books and wildlife guides. He is also represented by RSPB Images.

Find out more about Oliver and see a selection of his latest images.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £35 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Studio Night 2 – Learning from each other

LensesAn opportunity to pick up tips and new skills from other Club members in a series of practical demonstrations.

We have have a number of small hands-on sessions for you to learn, teach and try out new techniques. Suitable from the very beginner to the experienced photographer.

Bring your camera!

Reminder

Hand in entries for Competition 4 The President’s Challenge, ‘Capturing Movement’.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £35 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Nikon Equipement for Sale

Allan Hartley ARPS

Allan Hartley ARPS

Alan Hartley is selling some Nikon kit, please contact him if you are interested. Offer open to any LPS member.

  • Nikon D3s body complete with box and all accessories. Low shutter count
  • Nikon f2.8 70–200mm VR telezoom complete with box and carry case. Little used as new
  • Nikon Coolpix 7000 compact camera, complete with box and all accessories. As new little used

Any member interested please get in touch 015242 61173