Interesting Evenings!

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Peter McCloskey talks us through his work on the 6th April 2017
Members were entertained on Thursday 23rd March by member Diana Reader who had put together a fascinating presentation of photos to illustrate a narrative of her recent photographic trip to the Alaskan Wilderness. From breaching whales to kelp surfing sea otters, we were treated to glimpses of brown bears fishing in the rapids for salmon, and soaring eagles surveying the remains of their kills.

Those who attended the meeting on Thursday 6th April were treated to a fascinating illustrated talk by Peter McCloskey FRPS, APAGB. Peter has been a keen amateur behind the lens for over 40 years and is a staunch member of Bristol Photographic Society. He is also currently a member of the Royal Photographic Society Nature Distinctions panel. His work over the years has been wide ranging and the early black and white prints from pre digital times were particularly fascinating given his interest in various light forms and his expertise in the darkroom.

Jill Toman treated members to a fabulous visual tour of Cuba at the meeting on 13th April. Beginning with a potted history of the island’s turbulent past, essential for us to understand its current context, Jill skilfully combined her photos with an informed narrative that kept us entertained and curious for the entire evening.

Why not come and join us in May and June before the summer break? 4th May features the set subject “Anything Old”, whilst 11th May will allow members to show a selection of their own images for critique and comment. Come on 18th May and see the results of the judging on the most recent OPEN competition for digital efforts, and on 22nd June Susanne Ladd will teach us all to improve our Candid skills. 25th May, 1st June, 8th and 15th June are dates when members will be setting out with their gear to Frome, Nunney , Mead Gardens and Burcott Mill to enjoy the English summer and capture its essence in some local beauty spots. We reconvene on September 7th as the evenings begin to draw in and the light fades earlier.