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Do you want to find out if SLPS is for you? Come along to one of our Thursday evening meetings at CADWA L16 1JP, 8pm to 10 pm (see MEETINGS page for details/map).
Just turn up at 7.45 or, better still, contact Angelica to let her know you are coming. (No need to bring anything with you.)
Here’s the earliest and youngest visitor to the exhibition in Liverpool Cathedral today, Friday 29th August.
Tonight’s Society meeting (the last of the summer season 28/08/14) saw the hotly contested Audio Visual Competition.
The Competition Judge, Mr Melvin Nicholson (a professional landscape photographer) from the Preston Area, gave an overview on the marking criteria he had used, in particular, mentioning that it was important to choose the right piece of music, to match the images being shown. Melvin also commented that he personally liked an image with little or no border, on a black background, as he felt that this gave the most impact to the show itself. Also he liked the A.V. to have a structured storyline, with a recognisable start, finish and end.
First & Third prize went to Martin Reece (past President)
Second Prize went to Muriel Landy… (this was Muriel’s first ever entry into the Society’s A.V. competition, and the Judge, in his own judging criteria, commented that the difference between 1st & 2nd place was a mere half mark).
Well done to all who entered, and next years A.V. will no doubt be even BIGGER and better, hitting new standards in what is already a high standard competition.
Read the whole illustrated article by Mal Holmes on Facebook here
Thanks to everyone who has helped along the way and today! The Caterers “Pate and Brie” are still looking for wine waiters on Monday’s Opening Evening, so if you have a steady hand please volunteer!
Article written by Bert Whittlestone
Summer season night at South Liverpool on Thursday saw a total of 6 presentations by some of the Boys from the club.
We were treated to some fabulous images by, Mark Buckley, Tim Jones, Simon Rahilly, Denis Foy, Stephen Bailey and Maldwyn Jones.
We saw images in Mono and colour taken in improvised home studios using a variety of cameras.
Brilliant images from at least 12 different sports, with a sharpness that had to be seen to be believed.
One member’s improvement since joining the club was displayed showing what he had achieved by trying new things seen in the club.
In his words “playing about” which had brought about good results.
We were taken on a tour of India and Nepal with so many images of the life and the people of the country. A separate showing will be eagerly awaited to see more of Nepal.
We had an insight into photo Journalism with visits to a war zone and Riot situation. We saw the power of the still images in portraying suffering and harsh conditions of people elsewhere in our world.
The experience of trying to capture and share online a photo a day was explained. A passion for sheds was also revealed.
A great evening much learned, ideas exchanged and a large slice of humour.
Plus afterwards a pint from Ted who was 80 years young on Friday.
All this for £3.
I WONDER WHEN IT WILL BE A NIGHT OUT WITH THE GIRLS ?
(Editorial comment - Well Bert, the “girls” don’t need a special evening to show their talents as they are in evidence all year round, ha ha. Just have a look at the results of the Annual Competition if you’re not convinced! )
Well folks, the highlight of our year approaches very soon The South Liverpool Photographic Society Annual Exhibition 2014 is open from Friday 29th August to Sunday 7th September. Daily 9am to 5pm
The Official Open Evening takes place in the Anglican Cathedral on Monday 1st September , with Eamon McCabe presenting the awards – 7pm for 7.30 (Guests to the official opening on Monday 1st are by invitation only, so if you’re not a member, but keen /regular supporter, contact the President for an invitation!)
Members willing to staff the exhibition and/or assist with the event, setting up, catering, selling catalogues, promotion and advertising, writing reviews, taking down, acting as steward on the opening evening, organising sales etc are asked to contact Irene on 07702 028932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article written by Bert Whittlestone
Another excellent summer syllabus meeting at CADWA last night.
We were treated to a presentation from our very own Vice President Martin Reece entitled “ Reaching New Heights”.
The first part of the evening transported us to the Alps and one of Martin’s passions, the Matterhorn and the surrounding features. Stunning prints were followed by an Audio Visual display. It covered the period from dawn to dusk on this iconic mountain. The range of colours and moods created by the changing light and shadows had to be seen to be believed. Nature does it so much better than Photoshop.
In the second half, we were treated to a look into Martin’s Photographer’s diary. This included a wide variety of events attended and photo opportunities grasped in 2014. It included images on a wide variety of subjects other than those which are Martin’s trademark. A trip to Fairford Air Tattoo, The Urban Art of Liverpool, Mersey River Festival, visit of the Giants, Elton John, Status Quo, a Waterfall in Wales and for the Wildlife photographers, Robins.
All in one quality evening.
Well Done Martin.
Folks I’m running a photography workshop 16th August in Liverpool.
I’m running a workshop experience day in conjunction with Olympus on 16th August in Liverpool. The cost is £60 for the day including refreshments, and there is a limit of 10 delegates. We will work on a concept, get hands on with light using standard speed lights, shoot some pictures and finish the pictures in Lightroom and Photoshop. Full details are on the website link below if you would like to come along, I’d appreciate it if you could share this post with anyone that might be interested.