Familiarity Breeds Content

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The club was treated to a brilliant slide presentation this week by Chris Palmer ARPS AFIAP DPAGB APAGB. All these letters after his name give an indication of the extremely high standard of his work.

In the first half he showed us many different ways of photographing rock, stone and pebbles to make the best of their varying shapes and colours. Then he took us to Zion National Park for landscape photography at its best and The Wave in the southwest of America really took our breath away with its beauty.

After the tea break, Chris presented a water theme (very helpful for any members who haven’t taken their own photos for the club’s set subject of water). Mainly waterfalls, some taken from unusual angles and also making the most of fallen leaves in rivers or puddles.

The next destination was at the entrance to a goldmine with rusty old cars and lorries providing scope for the wonderful colours that can be found in such a location.

Finally, Chris took us to his local beach on the south coast where the main feature was the iron water defence. Once again he showed how, by getting in close to the subject, the beautiful colours of corroded metal can produce outstanding abstract photos.

A really instructive and enjoyable evening providing inspiration for us all to look beyond the obvious viewpoint. Many thanks Chris.


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