10 February at CADWA 7.30pm for 8pm start – Members’ evening

Members’ Night  (10.02.22)
Part 1
The evening began by showing  our Society entries for the recent Inter Club Martin Avery Creative Print Competition held earlier in the week at Southport P.S.
Members enjoyed the opportuity, to see and handle the prints,  ‘critique’ the Society’s entries for themselves, and mark accordingly.  The Society members who were actually present in Southport on the night of the Competition recalled the Judge’s comments for each with surprising accuracy.
Additionally,  each author was given the opportunity to talk about the  processes involved from capture through to  the final print.   All 12 entries were shown to best advantage on our lighted print stand.
A really informative start to the Members Evening.
*Note to self and other members  – Start working on your creative images and put these forward for the committee’s consideration in the Autumn Term 2022.
Part 2
One of our Members, Mal Holmes,  showed us his photographic journey, from a 13/14 year old lad who was given on old Russian Camera  and onwards through a succession of analogue (film) cameras, to his pride and joy,  the ‘flagship’ of the Pentax 35mm camera range.
He recalled  his darkroom days, and some simple developing techniques which eventually led to his specialist photography genre, Infra Red,  which has been dominant in his life for 40+ years.
However in saying this, he also produced some of his other work, and in particular, his “Liverpool Life” images from around the City.   He started by showing us the work of an early 1900’s Liverpool Plate Photographer, C.F. Winston, who was a former President of LAPA, whose modern day extension relates to our own Society, SLPS.
As Mal described  his own street work, we could picture him sitting casually comfortable in favourite places around the city and as he said,  “simply grabbing the odd shot, as the world was passing by”.
Before we knew it the evening was drawing to a close, and we had to stop the presentation,  with Mal promising to conclude it at the next Society Members evening in March (next month).
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Please note that the Martin Avery is a Print Competition and that the images shown here do not do the prints justice!
Members Night... (10.02.22) Tonight saw a new style of members night, which began by putting together 'our' Society entries for the recent Martin Avery 'Creative' Competetion held earlier in the week at Southport P.S. Our members gotr the opportuity, to 'critique' the Society's entries for themselves, and mark accordingly... Irene, and the Society members who were actually present in Southport on the night of the Competition, recalled the Judges comments for each with surprising accuracy... However, in a really good 'twist'... each authur was given the opportunity to inform the membership, of the proccess involved and onto the final PRINTED image... which all 12 printed entries, were also shown on our lighted print stand... A really informative good start to the Members Evening... PART 2... One of our Members, showed us a photographic journey, from a 13/14 year old lad, who was given on old Russian Camera... and onwards through a succession of analogue (film) cameras, to his pride & joy... The 'flagship' of the Pentax 35mm camera range... throughout the 80's-2000's. The member went on to recall the days of his darkroom, and some simple developing techniques, which eventuall led to his specialist photography genre... which has been dominant in his life for 40+ years... However in saying this, he also produced some of his other work, and in particular, his Liverpool Life' images from around the City... He started by showing us the work of an early 1900's Liverpool Plate Photographer... C.F. Inston... who was a former President of LAPA, whose modern day extension relates to our own Society... SLPS... Our member then went on to show some of his own street work, which he still enjoys... sitting in favourite places in the city... and simply grabbing to odd shot, as the world passes him by... Before we knew it... the evening was drawing to a close, and we had to stop the presentation... promising to conclude it at the next Society Members evening in March (next month)... A great night... looking forward to March...

The first six, of The SLPS entries for the membership to ‘critique’ and mark out of 20, in order to see how their marks and comments differed from that of the Judge on the Competition Night at Southport P.S.

 

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The second 6 Martin Avery, entries

 

The WINNING entry from Southport P.S. by Christine Wood

The WINNING entry from Southport P.S. by Christine Wood

 

The second part of the members evening... showing the Analogue (film) Camera progression of one of our members from a Russian camera in the late 60's to a 'flagship' Pentax LX in the early 1980's... he also showed us his 'pocket' camera of the 1980's... the worlds smallest 'true' range-finder camera, which he still has to this day...

The second part of the members evening… showing the Analogue (film) Camera progression  from a Russian camera in the late 60’s to a ‘flagship’ Pentax LX in the early 1980’s… he also showed us his ‘pocket’ camera of the 1980’s… the worlds smallest ‘true’ range-finder camera, which he still has to this day…

Part of the talk, remembered one of our 'lost' members... Dave Harding... who had just obtained his CPAGB only to pass on shortly ater... a great loss to the Society, and photographic knowlege in general...

Part of the talk, remembered one of our ‘lost’ members… Dave Harding… who had just obtained his CPAGB only to pass on shortly ater… a great loss to the Society, and photographic knowlege in general…

After leaving the Analogue age... the talk progressed to the Digital Age of the late 90's and into the 2000's and the present day... and some of his favourite cameras of today.

After leaving the Analogue age… the talk progressed to the Digital Age of the late 90’s and into the 2000’s and the present day… and some of his favourite cameras of today.

 

One of his street photography images.... taken with the previous cameras

One of his street photography images…. taken with the previous cameras.

 

Although proficient at most types of of editing software, this is an example of his own multi-layer composites... guiding family, to their lost loved ones in cemeteries all over Liverpool (his hobby)

Although proficient at most types of of editing software, this is an example of his own multi-layer composites… guiding family, to their lost loved ones in cemeteries all over Liverpool (his hobby)

 

The work of C.F. Inston... a former President of our own LAPA (Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association... founded in the mid 1800's)... now incorporated into, and renamed SLPS.

The work of C.F. Inston… a former President of our own LAPA (Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association… founded in the mid 1800’s)… now incorporated into, and renamed SLPS.

 

One of our members 'Street' Photography imagery... and with this image... he gave a recital of Photography Law, in regards to what is allowed in 'public' places... its good to know our rights... and not rely on 'myth'.

Another of Mal’s Street images,  and so to encourage members he explained Photography Law, with  regard to what is allowed in ‘public’ places,   As he suggests ” its good to know our rights… and not rely on ‘myth’.