It’s Lunchtime

Just a brief reminder of our meeting this coming Sunday, it’s a slightly different format to include our lunch. We are commencing at 11 am, giving us a chance to socialise a bit more than normal and then starting lunch at about 12.30. Hoping we can have some constructive discussion on things to do in the coming months, so do have a think during your sleepless hours!!!

Please bring images or prints for discussion if you have any. Anyone planning any Photographic projects we would love to hear what you are up to.

Anyone who is planning to come on Sunday and who hasn’t told me, just email me so I can cook enough. Are there any dietary requirements? There will be a Vegetarian choice available.

See you Sunday.

Shout Out to RPS Members

Thought I would highlight the Joe Cornish talk in April,open to non RPS members too. Last week to book for Early Bird Prices.

If anyone, who is an RPS member, is interested in entering the DIG Print Exhibition, we are collecting your entries at the Dynamic Range Group meeting on the 27th January. These will then be delivered to the selection in Birmingham in February. Here are the details, and you will need to send in digital copies of your prints.

This is an excerpt from the website

Entries are invited each year for the DI Group’s Print Competition. Every entrant is guaranteed at least one acceptance into the Group’s touring Members’ Exhibition. Prints are selected at the Group’s Annual General Meeting by a panel of three eminent photographers, who also choose the RPS Medal and Trophy winner and the six RPS Ribbon winners. Selected images are published in DIGIT.

DIG members enter 3 prints for selection into the exhibition. They are guaranteed to have one selected. The selectors are Irene Froy EFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB BPE4*, Roger ParryMPAGB ARPS EFIAP Hon PAGB  ESFIAP and Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP

Might be worth making an effort to enter this free entry Exhibition, it was the Digital version of this competition that Sue Dixon received a Gold Medal for and trophy for the Best Image. You never know what might happen!

Do let me know if you are going to enter.

February Meeting

The plan for the February meeting is a sociable Lunch, a time to chat and discuss our future meetings and projects.  Could I ask you just to indicate if you are coming on the 17th February, just for catering purposes, here is a jotform to complete.ONLY 9 REPLIES TO DATE

I am planning a short visual presentation prior to lunch, could I ask Lensbaby photographers to send me TEN of your favourite images taken with any of these lenses? A little bit of “Blurb” about what lenses used and general information about what you like about your images would also be appreciated. Sorry that this is biased to LB users only on this occasion!

JUST A REMINDER DO USE TO SEND IMAGES https://wetransfer.com/

See you on the 27th.

Happy New Year, Our First Meeting of 2019

JANUARY 27th

Our speaker Dr Barrie Brown is bringing us ‘Looking back through the lens: a psychological study of photographers

He has received survey returns from 10 people but is happy to receive more, so if you haven’t already , please download this survey, supplied by Barrie, follow the instructions and return direct to Barrie by Friday 18th January.

If you feel uncomfortable filling out the survey, but wish to bring in an image for discussion, please bring it on the day on a pendrive.

Also just to reiterate, Barrie asks, ‘In preparation for the presentation on Sunday 27 January, please reflect on what it is about the image, that you have sent in, over and above its technical qualities, that makes it so personally satisfying. Please bring your thoughts about this with you to the meeting’

It promises to be an interesting morning of insight and discussion, be good to see lots of you there.

FEBRUARY MEETING

The plan for the February meeting is a sociable Lunch, a time to chat and discuss our future meetings and projects.  Could I ask you just to indicate if you are coming on the 17th February, just for catering purposes, here is a jotform to complete.

I am planning a short visual presentation prior to lunch, could I ask Lensbaby photographers to send me TEN of your favourite images taken with any of these lenses? A little bit of “Blurb” about what lenses used and general information about what you like about your images would also be appreciated. Sorry that this is biased to LB users only on this occasion!

EMAILS ABOUT FUTURE MEETINGS

If you are receiving this email, but would rather be removed from the list, please email me and I will delete you. There are many reasons that you might be unable to attend anymore, and would prefer not to be bothered with further communication from the DR Group over the future months.

Update from November Meeting

UPDATE
With lots of you missing from the last meeting thought I should send round an update.
It was discussed that we resurrect, the idea we had, for a joint project. Sometime ago we discussed the possibility of recreating ‘Alice in Wonderland’ but other suggestions for a theme will be considered. Simon is spearheading this but he says,
  • ‘What we really need from the group is to make any suggestions for any other ‘Tableau vivant’ topic and to create a list of interested members who want to WORK on the project. Simon, Ian and Tony will help mentor the project but the Group will drive the concept forward. So, at our next meeting, we need to establish: 
  • The Topic for shooting and 
  • The members of the Group”

Please come with your suggestions.

JANUARY 26th

I need your input for the January meeting! Our speaker Dr Barrie Brown is bringing us ‘Looking back through the lens: a psychological study of photographers

Audience participation is required, to that end, please download this survey, supplied by Barrie, follow the instructions and return direct to Barrie by Friday 18th January, but it can be, as soon as you like before Christmas, so you don’t forget. But I will remind you.

Should be fun and an insight into our inner workings!

DECEMBER 9th

A Reminder for the December 9th  Meeting please produce an ATMOSPHERIC IMAGE to be critiqued by our Guest Speaker Steve Hedges who is coming to talk on, “Creating Impact and Mood” and has also agreed to run an Afternoon Workshop in Canterbury taking in the Christmas lights and shops with a couple of places still available as of 23/11/19

  • by Colin Young

November 18th Meeting

It was decided that the November meeting would be set aside for improving Processing skills, and sharing skills with each other. Sue Chapman will be there to assist and show us some things in detail but it was thought that a ‘Hands On’ session would be the most useful.  So please bring your laptops with you. Sue has devised a challenge ahead of time, to bring with you and let us all know what you did, the Challenge and Rules below!

This is Sue’s Challenge

In the Dynamic Range shared dropbox folder you will find a selection of photos for your challenge this month. (If you are not sharing this let me know and I will add you)  Or if you prefer here is a Wetransfer Link to the images.

The rules are simply as follows:

You must produce a composite by:

  1. Selecting one of the three “scape” images as your base image
  2. Selecting at least two of the other images and use them in conjunction with your base “scape” image
  3. You may in addition use any other photos of your own to enhance your composite
  4. You may use the same base image or select another if you wish to produce more than one composite
  5. Have fun and experiment
  6. Upload to a data stick and bring with you on the next meet day in November or upload to the dropbox folder with your name and challenge title

John will be setting up some items for us to make brushes, he will briefly show us how!

Simon will be bringing a new idea which he will explain to us and this will be for completion in 2019


A Reminder for the December 9th  Meeting please produce an ATMOSPHERIC IMAGE to be critiqued by our Guest Speaker Steve Hedges

See some of you next Sunday?

Pep Ventosa Style

Another interesting DR meeting thanks to those who attended.  Following on from Eileen’s interesting explanation of her first experience of the Pep Ventosa technique, image below, I am going to link to some other interesting images and websites detailing using this method.

The ‘She Clicks’ FB page has been featuring several photographers who are practising taking all these exposures to produce a creative image. One Glenys Garnett, posted a very successful one and also an example of the original tree and her stating point as well as the finished image, which she kindly agreed I could show you.

Here is her FB page which you might like to view  Glenys Garnett

Some links of interest, lets see your results if you have a try:

Pep Venosa’s Website Galleries

Pep On Lens Culture

Stephen d’Agostino Photographer

Gilly Walker How To

The Frenchman Simon mentioned, who takes thousands of pictures per single image and then constructs the final image in photoshop. Go to his page and click on the first image to make it full screen and then zoom and zoom and zoom right in!

And a link to a PDF of Robert Mapplethorpe’s flowers


Date for your Diary, Feb 17th 2019 a Social Lunch rather than the normal meeting but with a Photographic Presentation included.  Same Venue but the Main Hall  from 11am to 2.30 pm

 

 

November

The November meeting will be missing some of the stalwarts, off gallivanting in Madeira, so would it be an opportunity to share some processing skills with each other? Any requests and I will see if I can arrange it?

Here is a little information about  the December meeting  too, Steve Hedges, is coming to talk to the Dynamic Range with his talk, “Creating Impact and Mood” and has agreed to run an Afternoon Workshop in Canterbury taking in the Christmas lights and shops.

So it’s Sunday 9th Dec. 3-6pm   with just  10 places available at £20 per person. Please email ASAP if you are interested, I do need to sell all the places to cover the cost.

Steve has also set the ‘Brief’ for the morning meeting of ‘Atmospheric Images’, so maybe with the possibility of Autumn mists you might be interested to create some images for Steve to critique?

Hope to see some of you on Sunday.

October 21st Meeting

For those of you at the last meeting I mentioned a Lunch Meeting, however on checking the Hall hire calendar, the big Hall and adjoining kitchen are booked for both October and November.  So I will put it on hold and think of an alternative plan, should have checked, before getting you all excited!!!!

So the format will remain the same for the October Meeting and I have invited Ady Kerry who will bring us “Slow Photography”

The whole meeting will  concentrate on Black and White, please bring along Prints or PDI for group Discussion and helpful Critique.

Hope to see you there.

Look out for another Post next week with news on the November and December Meetings.