8th February Ripon Photographic Society Exchange Visit
We welcome Emma and Stuart from Ripon Camera club for tonight’s club exchange. They have written the following about themselves.
Emma Littlefair :-“Pushing Photography to its Limits”
A number of years ago, I joined Ripon Camera Club with the aim to develop my photography skills. However, after a couple of serendipitous images I discovered the power of manipulation in photoshop and how much I enjoyed altering and manipulating images.
I like to push the boundaries of true photography into something more of an Art Form. My talk will aim to show you how I use real brushes, inks, water colours acrylics, and everyday stuff to create textures which are then photographed or digitally scanned to use in photoshop. I layer these abstract pieces into the photographs which I then print onto different types of canvas/papers. I hope to show you how my photographic journey is much more than just pressing the shutter on the camera.
Stuart Ward: -"Wildlife and Nature Photography for everyone".
Wildlife and Nature is all around us - in the garden, around our towns and cities and you can capture great images with the simplest of compact cameras through to the most sophisticated of DSLR's.
I'd like to cover some of the opportunities available to us all and some of the techniques I use.
I have been a keen photographer since my teens (quite some time ago!) and have been interested in wildlife and nature photography for most of that time. Since taking early retirement a few years ago, I have been able to really focus (pardon the pun!) on my interests. In this digital age, my background in electronics and the computer industry has helped me to manage my growing catalogue of over 30,000 images.
Anyone who might be interested could have a look at my website:-