York Photographic Society

12 December-Portraiture made simple - david goodier - See blog for further information

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12 December - Portraiture Made simple - David goodier

Our intended speaker, Ian Day, has had to cancel his visit to YPS this coming Wednesday.  At short notice we have booked David Goodier who will give his talk on "Portraiture made simple"  Ambient light and Off Camera Flash Guide. 

David is a professionally qualified Yorkshire & Lake District Wedding Photographer, and has also attained a ‘personal’ qualification with the Royal Photographic Society. For many years he has been actively teaching photography in various formats to Camera Clubs, on an individual basis and also as a Guest presenter to local schools

David is also an Approved Photographic Judge & Lecturer for the Yorkshire Photographic Union

He now teaches and runs Landscape Photography courses and also hosts Lake District Landscape Photography Holidays where he takes over a cottage for a few days at a time. David says ‘if you’re awake on one of my courses or holidays then you’re either shooting or talking about photography – not a second is wasted !!!’

Being a Yorkshire & Lake District Wedding Photographer is nothing short of an honour and a great pleasure of his. David says that, naturally, the skills needed for Landscape & Wedding Photography alike encompass a whole range of technical and artistic requirements, meaning I’m just as much at home shooting portraits, headshots, and even creating artistic images of cars.


28 November "From Bank Manager To Formula 1 Correspondent and Motoring Writer" - Graham Read

Formula 1 motor racing is followed closely by millions of fans around the world and Graham loves to share his knowledge and experiences as a professional motorsport and motoring writer. He engages with audiences via his informative but lighthearted talks, all supported by eye-catching images.

A graduate linguist and member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Graham is the Formula 1 correspondent for the Yorkshire Times newspaper and the motoring and motorsport writer for Excelle magazine, having previously written for Autosport, Motorsport News and various other publications for the last 20 years.

14 November - I Processed it My Way

Members select two photos from six previously provided images (see below) and use their post processing skills to demonstrate how the images can be improved on or altered to provide a personalised vision. A chance to see what can be done using Lightroom, Photoshop and other image manipulation tools.

07 November - 'Immersed in Nature: A Wildlife Photographer's journey' - Paul Miguel

Paul is a widely published nature photographer based in Leeds. His work has been used by many magazines, books and calendars. Paul also run workshops (his own and for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT)) and tours abroad to Iceland and Serbia. He started taking pictures in his teens and is a completely self-taught photographer. Paul also write articles on various nature subjects.

A trend in his talk will be how he maximises his time during the year to concentrate on specific projects and images. This will include

- working my local patch

- using the wildlife calendar for timing

- specific projects: both home and abroad

24 Oct - David Gibson - Street Photography

An evening of humour and wit, wry observation, surprise and delight, featuring some of the best street photography by a master of his art. 

David Gibson has been taking street photographs for more than twenty-five years. He is one of the founder members of in-public the international collective of street photographers and his work has been widely published and exhibited. He is commissioned by some of the UK’s leading design groups and he supplies several picture libraries with his images. In addition David regularly leads street photography workshops in London. 

David is quoted as saying “Taking street photographs is an instinctive urge, an itch that needs scratching. It’s simply what I do. Some people walk round a golf course, some people take a dog for a walk. I walk with my camera because I’m curious about things and people around me and I want to record some of it. It is my visual diary. I also feel a responsibility to continue doing it.” 

David has written two books on the subject of street photography: 

The Street Photographer’s Manual- published by Thames & Hudson in 2014.

 100 Great Street Photographs - published by Prestel in 2017.

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