Sue Berry – Capturing the Feelings that Lie Beneath the Surface

Sue serves on the committee of the Bury Photographic Society. She is passionate about being true to herself and following her own vision in creating photographic images that are dark, dramatic and moody, minimalistic and light. Her portfolio embraces a wide range of photographic genres; landscape, architecture, urban exploration, nature, street, graffiti/street art.

just-bw1Much of her work is black and white as she believes that the removal of colour strips away any distractions and simplifies the subject to reveal its core – the part that is central to its existence, the bare necessities.

The Peterhead Battle and Image Scoring

The external judge, Richard Speirs, will start the evening with his thoughts on the 40 images submitted for assessment by ourselves and members of the Peterhead club. He will provide overall scores and select the winning club 

imagesIn the second half of the evening members will have an opportunity to view and score a long list of 95 images submitted by members over the last 9 months. The 25 highest scoring images will be presented to Morecambe Movie Makers along with a selection of the slide shows viewed at last week’s meeting.

Members Evening – Image Selection and Slideshows

The Society will host an evening with Morecambe Movie Makers next month and will share with that club a selection of competition images submitted over the last 9 months as well as a series of slideshows with audio accompaniments.

feb6The slideshows will run for 3/5 minutes, include 30/40 images and provide the society with an opportunity to showcase the wider work and interests of society members.

Tonight we will preview the slideshows, make comments and choose a selection of competition images from a longlist of commended, highly commended and ‘interesting’ images submitted since last year’s evening with Morecambe Movie makers

Paul Miguel – Photographing The Wild

Paul Miguel lives in Leeds on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. He became interested in wildlife at a young age and began trying to photograph birds at local nature reserves, starting out with a Russian Zenit! Encouraged to chase his dream by supportive Grandparents he completed a Zoology degree in 2000 and now works as a professional, freelance, wildlife photographer.

montagePaul’s work is represented by Picture Libraries and is widely published in calendars, books and magazine articles. Paul also runs a wide range of Photographic Courses in Yorkshire and leads wildlife photography tours to Iceland and Serbia.

Wildlife Comes First

jan9Our speaker for Monday 9th January is: Alan Saunders.

Alan is an aspiring professional wildlife photographer from Stockport, Cheshire. His work is highly influenced by the work of Ben Hall, who is one of the worlds’ great wildlife photographers. 

Wildlife photography is an obsession with Alan and his impressive portfolio is testament to his technical skills, patience and determination to capture the most challenging of images. Alan will share with us his journey in photography, his methods of working and a rich portfolio of images which extends from his main passion, bird photography into Landscape, Seascape, Motorsport, Portrait, Aviation and Night photography .