Planning for Landscape Photography with Lee Metcalfe

Our first speaker of 2015 is Lee Metcalfe with a talk on ‘Planning for Landscape Photography’.

Lee is a Lancaster based photographer with a real passion for capturing the light of dawn and dusk. He specialises in landscape photography, seeking out new locations and waiting for that special moment when ‘the light is right’ before capturing his vision. In this talk Lee will share some of his methods on how he plans his landscape photography and you can put those methods into practice with your own photography.

As many members will recall Lee visited the Society in 2012 with his very well received ‘Perfect Light’ talk. He also exhibited last month at the Ashton Memorial with his ‘Chasing the Light’ exhibition.

You can view a selection of Lee’s work on his online gallery.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Sports Photography

Sports Photography with Terry DonnellyThis week we will be looking at the fast moving world of Sports Photography.

We are joined by Terry Donnelly a professional photographer based in the Northwest of England. He describes himself as a “creative photographer that also enjoys photographing sports and the challenge of commercial assignments.”

Terry holds a number of photographic distinctions including CPAGB, DPAGB, MPAGB, MPAGB and ARPS. In addition to these he is the L&CPU “Print Worker of the Year” and “Photographer of the Year” for 2014!

He is an experienced speaker and regularly speaks about his work and photographic passions. If you are fan of sports or events photography then his should be a great evening.

You can see more of Terry’s sports work on his website.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Getting started with GIMP

If you missed our talks this week about Open Source image editing packages here is Steve Bennett’s Introduction to GIMP presentation.

GIMP is the popular Open Source alternative to packages such as Adobe’s Photoshop.

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You can also download a copy of the presentation, The GIMP software (including the RAW plugin) and sample images used at https://lancaster.app.box.com/lps-gimp-demo

Let us know if you have used GIMP or Hugin and share any hints, tips or success stories you have on our Facebook group.

Lighting Workshop – Portraits and still life

Lighting WorkshopThis week we have our first hands-on session of the season and it’s all about lighting.

We’ll be looking at how we can use artificial light in your images. Where to place the light and what effects you can create with it to bring out the best of your subject.

Instructions

Bring your camera!

Also, if you have any spare desk lamps bring them too!

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first two meetings as a guest to the Society are completely free of charge. Membership is £30 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £3 per evening.

Summer BBQ

This weekend Mike and Sally hosted the Society Summer BBQ to great success.

It was also a chance to say farewell to our friends Vic and Sheenagh Crumley who will soon be leaving Lancaster for adventures new. Between them the Crumleys have taken on almost all of the committee’s posts over the years. Their efforts and passion and have played a large hand in making the Society the success it is today.

The Lancaster Photographic Society Summer BBQ 2014

The Lancaster Photographic Society Summer BBQ 2014

Stay tuned to the website, facebook or pop an email to us for news of any events, trips and meetups. Our regular Wednesday night photographic meetings will return on September 17th.