Newsletter 19th September 2019

September 17th Meeting

This evening Victoria Hillman a scientist of zoology, wildlife biology and conservation treated us to her lecture “Forgotten little creatures” I certainly could not forget them now. The lecture was very well structured and informative we were taken through plants, insects, spiders, lizards, snakes and frogs to name a few. The balance of information and photography was about right and there was always some extra little facts of interest and plenty of humour throughout. Victoria’s photography centred very much around macro and the images she has been able to capture are incredible and demonstrated her skill and her knowledge along with the trust she has built with the subjects. Even going as far as getting in the water with the frogs and the toads to get a close low level perspective of them.

Victoria’s love and passion on the subject and these animals shone through at every moment putting them before her success and “that shot” and was keen to explain “ethical photography” the importance of these plants and animals and the importance of conserving them and their environments when photographing them. During the break and at the end we had the opportunity to ask questions, Victoria offered her advice on macro photography and also gave some insight into the world of judging. The lecture and Victoria’s work was inspiring and enjoyed by all.

Martin ended the meeting with details of upcoming events (see below and on facebook page) and reminded members about this year’s Kingswood Salver competition, showing an example by Peter from the 1940’s weekend.

September 24th Meeting info

Next week we have the first competition of the season print subject is predominant colour and digital subject is open and will be judged by John Scarife, this will be a perfect evening to learn more about our art with John’s constructive comments.

Future Club Events

September 21st

Bridgwater Ploughing match at Durston the event will be signposted on the day, see our Facebook event or talk to Martin.

September 26th

The Blue Hour at Bridgwater Fair see our Facebook event or talk to Martin. Date TBC, Jim has shared an offer for the opportunity to do some photography of a WW2 reenactment group, keep an eye on closed Facebook group for future updates.

The St Mary’s Church Bells project will be organised towards the second half of this month, refer to Martin Barber for information.

All future club meeting information will be added to our closed Facebook Group with personal invites to events being sent to you. Please check regularly on this Facebook Page for event activity.

Happy snapping

Tom