December Update

The club begins December with an evening of images taken by members over the last couple of months. We will have a slideshow to showcase what we have all been busy photographing throughout the Autumn and approaching Winter days.

We look forward to meeting up face to face again in the hall for our Thackery and Creative Digital competitions judged by Roger Stewart LRPS. Our theme for the Thackery competition this year is a tryptic of  ‘Flowers in Close Up’ and our Creative Digital competition gives us an opportunity to have a go at something a little different and to challenge our inner creativity. Definitely an evening to look forward to.

To get us all ready for the festive season on our last meeting of 2021 we have an evening of merriment with a Christmas Quiz, festivities and of course a wee tipple with mince pies and sausage rolls.

Our first meeting in January will bring 2022 in with a fabulous speaker from overseas. Scott Hurd is a professional photographer who lives and works in Namibia. In his talk Scott will lead us through his journey from the UK to Namibia and through his stunning photography will show how his work unfolds from photographing children at school, fabulous weddings and, of course, the wildlife. Black and White Rhinos, Hippopotamus, Desert Elephants and Pangolins. He tells of the plight of Pangolins and how these animals need to be saved from poachers who sell their scales for medicine and their bodies for food. Scott’s work in photographing all these endangered species certainly helps to raise awareness worldwide. One not to miss.

Our second League competition of the season will be judged by Donald Stewart FRPS. Hopefully we will all be meeting up face to face again in Kinross Church Hall Covid restrictions allowing!

Roy Carr, a photographer from SE Wales, will be joining us via a zoom meeting to show us his images from a recent documentary project he has done called ‘A Year in Their Lives’ about sheep farming in Wales. Roy tells us the story of a farming year on 3 sheep farms within the Cynon Valley in South Wales. Through his images Roy records the key events from lambing, shearing, hay making, dipping, selling and winter grazing. He sensitively captures the interaction between the people and the animals.

Our final zoom presentation for January is by Brian Lloyd Duckett whose talk is entitled ‘Conquer Your Fears in Street Photography’.  Brian is a Street Photographer from London who visits all the major cities of the UK taking fantastic, quirky and inspiring images. In his talk he will help to build our confidence to have a go ourselves at this genre of photography.

This month’s photograph is called ‘Dunstanburgh Castle’ by Janet Lowe

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