Bob Brasher gave us a tour of the world with his “Artistic Travel Photos”. His travelogue gave us a glimpse of familiar tourist sites but with an Impressionistic slant. Bob uses art filters in the Topaz Studio programme to edit regular images and make them more interesting and inventive. Bob presented his famous sights as panels of three which, again gave an appealing presentation, his pictures of colourful Cuba were enhanced by the textures the programme gave. Bob’s favourite place to photograph is Iceland with its waterfalls and glaciers. He did point out that using painterly effects can helpfully cover camera shake and less interesting compositions. Bob had so many prints to show the members and he encouraged the use of matt and art paper when printing images for display to again enhance the more artistic effect.

Ten members have returned with full memory cards after a four-day tour photographing the of the secrets of Wiltshire. It was a truly inspiring trip with each morning beginning at 4.30 am to catch the sunrise and ending with a stunning sunset. Exhausting but fantastic. Watch out for images on the website.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 6 July at 7.30 pm at The Adderbury Institute. Everyone is welcome; just check the website for details on how to contact us. The speaker will be Steven Galvin, LRPS.

Anne Hunsley

Contact: Anne Hunsley
Address: The Institute, Adderbury