Taunton has a varied and interesting programme during the season with the last three weeks being no exception.
For over 2 years David Daggar ARPS and Bernard Sellick travelled to the Mendip Hills once a month with the sole aim of taking photographs, resulting in a splendid show of prints from around the countryside and villages. The second half of the evening, David’s photography concentrated on Bigbury on Sea, Devon and Bernard concentrated on the Italian Road Race – Mille Miglia which ran from 1927-1957 but which is now a retro race.
Members also welcomed well known manipulative photographer Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP/p, MPAGB, APAGB for an evening of sublime images. Barry showed many of his gold medal winning images and informed the audience of how many different images were combined to make the one superb image! An expert on Photoshop, he imparted many tips from using layers, blending and also persuading models to do something that may be useful in compositions. An inspirational and amusing speaker!
The second print competition of the season had two categories, Open and Landscape. The judge, Malcolm MacNaughton from Dorchester, was excellent, giving constructive criticism and the reasons for his decisions.
Open results: First George Reekie with Working Shed; second Pauline Watling with Sidmouth ‘Folk’; third George Reekie with Whippet Race. Highly Commended were Richard Baker with Desert Dreams, Gillian Birbeck with Pasque Flower and Mike Birbeck with Madison.
Landscape results: First George Reekie with Early Morning, Hokkaido; second Mike Birbeck with Manhattan Sunset; third Tony Drew with Misty View from the Quantocks. Highly Commended were Richard Baker with Gleneig, Martin Keane with Cahersiveen, Ireland and Pauline Watling with Doniford Beach.
Taunton Camera Club are pleased to announce they are holding an exhibition at the Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton from now until the 14th January, 2018.
Author: Pauline Watling