Once again we host our annual exhibition at the Tithe Barn in Poppleton. Come and see the best of images produced by our society. More information to follow.
The AGM will take place on Wednesday 2 May and it is the final meeting of the YPS season.
Alison writes: -
“I am looking forward to sharing some of my landscape photographs with the YPS members. My evening is split into 2 halves. The first section is a tour of Yorkshire with its wealth of hills, dales, waterfalls and cities. The other half is an essay on the different ways of approaching coastal photography which is my real passion and focus of the moment. The sea fascinates me as it can be very calming and benign but then it can be wild and destructive. However, it is always compulsive viewing.”
Oliver writes on his web site
“I’m a professional photographer with my time split between Leeds (UK) and Abisko (Sweden), where I work full time as a photography guide.
I’m extremely passionate about photography and I’m multi-disciplined in numerous photographic subjects.
For the last four consecutive years my wildlife and macro work has been in the British Wildlife Photography Awards. I’ve been in the national press numerous times and also in BBC Wildlife, New Scientist, Digital Photography and Grand Designs magazine. I have been flown out to Switzerland to photograph a wedding. In the last 12 months I have done numerous talks about my photography which I really enjoy doing.
In my gallery you will see many wildlife and macro subjects but also landscape, people and studio work. My goal in photography, as well as in life is; “to ensure that everything is done as well as it can be” and therefore I try to constantly learn and push my boundaries.”
Our final competitions of the year, the Lol Leatt cup when members submit a panel of three prints on a common theme, topic or concept and the Improvers digital image competition for members who haven’t previously been placed in one of the society’s competitions. We are grateful to Dave Coates who will be our judge.
Ann trained as a biologist and spent her working life in scientific publishing; this enabled her to keep abreast with all the changes from traditional to digital photography and printing. She has been an active photographer for the last 40 years and, for about 10 years, taught general and nature photography at university degree level. Ann is a Member of The London Salon: a position that keeps her in touch with the best of pictorial photography around the world. She gained an Associateship in Nature and a Fellowship in Visual Arts and was Deputy Chair of the Fine Arts Panel for 8 years. This reflects a wide spectrum of photographic interest. In her photography, she uses all the available digital techniques: camera, manipulation and printing to depict the interactions of people, architecture, nature and landscape. Ann lectures all round Britain and also gives workshops and individual tuition.
Doug Writes: -
“About me - I am a full time professional teacher, writer, printer and photographer. I make images which are mainly abstract and impressionistic in nature using intentional camera movement and multiple exposure techniques. I haven’t won any awards and I revel in obscurity with my wife and my faithful dog, Stan.
My talk - I think you asked me to discuss my development as a photographer from my early work as a more conventional landscape photographer, turning professional and my gradual move away from the more accepted forms of photography into the styles I now practice which tend to be more painterly, abstract and less representational. I will include some discussion on the actual in-camera techniques as well as the thought processes and some ideas on working in projects and the benefits of perhaps breaking free from the constraints of conventional techniques or thought processes.”