York Photographic Society

23rd October - Les Forrester - "My Vision, My Photography" - See Blog for further details

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2015/16 YPS Colour Print Competition Results, Next Week's Talk and Project Night Information

The YPS Colour Print Competition was held on the 3rd February 2016. The entries were expertly judged by Dave Coates ARPS, ESFIAP/p, APSA, EPSA, MPAGB, APAGB from Northallerton and the winner was YPS President, Peter Bayliss with his shot of "A Common Tree".

The full results and galleries of placed, Highly Commended and Commended images are here.

A Common Tree by Peter Bayliss :: All Rights Reserved

A Common Tree by Peter Bayliss :: All Rights Reserved

Next week, YPS member Neville Turton is giving a talk entitled, "My 4 Fs -- From Field and Village Into Camera and Prints". We all know the quality of Neville's prints and hopefully, he'll let us in on his secrets!

A week later sees another of our popular Project Nights. The theme is "Gritty Urban Environments". A reminder that images should be emailed to Alison rather than Russell for this one. You can also bring images on a thumbdrive on the night.

As a brief recap on the details that were on the email that Alison circulated recently, images should fit within a box measuring 1400 pixels horizontally by 1050 pixels vertically. They should be JPEGs in sRGB space.

Name the files as number_some title_your name.jpg (e.g. 1_gritty minster_freda bloggs.jpg). So, no leading zero and there's an underscore between the number and title and then title and name. The reason for this is so that images are projected in some sort of order rather than a single member's images being shown in one go.

First YPS Print Competition of the Season

Congratulations to Lewis Outing who won the 2015/16 YPS Monochrome Print Competition with his closely cropped shot of a rugby maul. There were 55 prints entered in the competition, which was expertly judged by Bill Johnson ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB. Thanks again, Bill.

Full results are here.

Rugby :: Lewis Outing :: Winner of the 2015/16 YPS Monochrome Print Competition :: All Rights Reserved

Next week we have YPS member Morris Gregory giving a talk entitled, "Not Just Fish". Morris is an accomplished underwater photographer but also turns his hand to other genres. Have a look at his gallery page.

You'll have noticed that this is a programme change. By the way, there have been a few enforced programme changes and an updated one will be available soon.

Finally, I've added a link to an excellent extreme macro-photography website run by Jonas Ingles-Le Nobel on our Photographic Techniques page (Resources > Photographic Techniques).

‘Barren and beautiful : the desert lands of Namibia and Ladakh’ - Lizzie Shepherd 25th November 2015

We have a special treat this week as we welcome Lizzie Shepherd a talented and successful photographer from North Yorkshire. Hot off the press is Lizzie's recent award for the Landscape Photographer of the year.The awards was thewinner of the 'Adult Living the View'  category with 'Zigzag, Wensleydale'. This can be seen in this months issue of Outdoor Photographer, or follow the link. http://www.take-a-view.co.uk/2015-award-winners/

'Barren and beautiful : the desert lands of Namibia and Ladakh’ -  my aim is to reveal the beauty of two very different desert landscapes and talk a bit about why I found them such special places.

I am a professional photographer based in North Yorkshire, specialising in landscape, nature and travel photography. I run small group photography workshops, offer 1-2-1 tuition and also provide commercial photography services to a number of different clients. 

I am fortunate to live in one of the most amazing parts of the country and love nothing more than getting out into the Yorkshire countryside. We have some spectacular scenery in the Dales, on the Moors and on the Yorkshire coast, as well as in some of the lesser known areas in between. As I get to know these areas better and better, I find myself increasingly drawn to capturing the hidden landscape. 

Beauty and intrigue surrounds us and I hope that, as well as showcasing some of our classic views, my photographs reveal a little bit of the less obvious, hidden scenes - things that people might otherwise just walk by. Similarly, when I travel to other parts of the country and world, I’m always looking to explore some more abstract and unusual interpretations of the places I visit. The way I see the world around me is constantly evolving and I believe that one of the joys of photography is that it forces you to open your eyes, to develop your vision and to keep searching for ways to express that vision.

                                                        Soft pinks at dusk , Sossusvlei . © Lizzie Shepherd

Poplar trees silhouetted against the mountain ridges of Moonland Lamaruyu.© Lizzie Shepherd

You can see more of Lizzies images on her website gallery : http://www.lizzieshepherd.com/gallery

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