03 October - Andrea Hargreaves - The Art of Metamorphosis
Andrea writes: My Distinctions are MPAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE3, PSA4 I am a member of Pontefract Camera Club and a Member of the YPU (Yorkshire Photographic Union) Executive committee as Advancing Photography Secretary and Mentoring coordinator. I am obsessed with creating my own original images in Photoshop composed from my own photographs but photography wise I am most content in a hide up to my knees in mud and water or being bitten to death in a swamp photographing wildlife.
In my presentation I begin by showing a brief digital presentation of images showing how I started in club photography and some of which I used to gain my early photographic distinctions.
This is followed by a presentation explaining the route my images take from photo shoot to finished competition entry – showing how I constructed a successful series of images which made up my latest distinction submissions.
The images are mostly Creative / Altered Reality and have female nudity. Time permitting, I show a couple of extra powerpoint presentations where I build up some images layer by layer - very quick but effective!
The talk is digital which is loaded onto my Macbook pro but I also bring prints to supplement the talk and for members to look at during the break if they wish.