Members’ Night (10.02.22)
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.
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).
Please note that the Martin Avery is a Print Competition and that the images shown here do not do the prints justice!