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
In 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.
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.
The 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 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.
Paul’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.
Our 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 .
This week we welcome Lizzie Shepherd, a professional photographer based in North Yorkshire, specialising in landscape, nature and travel photography. She runs small group photography workshops, offers 1-2-1 tuition and provides commercial photography services to a number of different clients.
Lizzie’s impressive portfolio of images showcases some of our classic views and reveals less obvious and hidden scenes in abstract, unusual interpretations She captures the things that the less curious and less visionary photographer might otherwise just walk by.
Lizzie’s work will, I am sure, cause us to open our eyes, look for those hidden scenes and search for new ways to interpret the beauty and uniqueness of the places we visit with our cameras.