Adderbury, Deddington and District Photographic Society

First Wednesday evening in each month 7.30 pm in the Apricot Room, Cartwright Hotel, Croughton Road, Aynho, Banbury, OX17 3BE

Lockdown has affected the photo opportunities for many members but it has given more time, for those at home, to practise techniques. Our website has many new images and the latest slideshow entitled the ‘Wow Factor’ shows the level of commitment of all members whatever their photographic experience. Have a look at the ‘News’ page.

Zooming is the ‘new normal’ and so it was great to have our July presentation from David Keep ARPS, a retired engineer who has been a serious photographer for five years. Visit his website www.davidkeepphotography.co.uk to see the stunning images he achieves.

His approach centres around the question “are you a photographer or an image maker?” He believes he is the latter. David invests a lot of time researching and contacting organisations that can yield images with impact. He has concentrated on underwater, sporting and dancing projects but always has an idea of the image he wants to create before he starts. So, from boxing to ball room dancing he works his magic in ‘Lightroom’ and ‘Photoshop’ to tell the story.

David’s slideshow explained the process involved in making a finished image that yields such impact. A simple boxing photograph emphasized the post-production effects that can enhance and improve the image to elevate it to a competition level picture. His biggest tip was to ‘crop, crop, crop’ and to choose backgrounds that compliment rather than compete. He also uses an editor who will give an objective critique. For his dance project, ballroom dancers taken during a competition, he wanted to present a dream-like picture expressing emotion. The image was a meticulous composite of the dancers, a chateau shot and misty water and can be viewed on his website.

Our next evening ‘Zoom’ presentation will be ‘Small is Beautiful’ by Robert Harvey ARPS on Wednesday 5 August at 7.30pm. To join us contact the Chairperson, Martyn Pearse or Meriel Flux, Membership Secretary; details are on the ADD website. Whilst your there have at look at last month’s images presented as a slideshow on Urban/Street.

Anne Hunsley
www.addphoto.co.uk

Website: http://www.addphoto.co.uk/
Contact: Anne Hunsley
Email: annehunsley@msn.com
Address: Apricot Room, Cartwright Hotel, Croughton Road, Aynho, Banbury, OX17 3BE