Retford and District Photographic Society members are looking forward to more interesting evenings as the second half of the 2022 / 23 season progresses. In addition to the remaining competitions of the year, all for multiple images per entry, they have some interesting speakers.
Stephen Dean will complete the January programme on 30th with a title which leaves him plenty of scope. Who knows where ‘Themes and Journeys’ will take the group?
Last year they heard for the first time something of the life of a gig photographer and this year they have a speaker booked for whom this is her main interest. Heather Burns will be speaking about how she got into this specialist area of photography and how she works.
Members always enjoy an opportunity to take along their cameras and get some practical experience. 13th February will be a great opportunity when Marlies Chell is visiting with some interesting creatures and props for them to photograph.
On 20th February Gary from GJA Photography will be speaking about that ‘marmite’ area of photographic work – weddings! Most professional photographers have earned a crust this way at some time, but most don’t enjoy it. Too many challenges, no second chances and high expectations, not to mention the odd hiccup in the couple’s plans on the day. Hopefully Gary will be putting a positive spin on the subject.
February’s meetings draw to a close with our Print Portfolio competition. This is one of the competitions that counts towards the Society’s Photographer of the Year score board, so expect to see some top class work. Each person must enter four images, each of a different genre. They may use images shown before singly in the season and there will be two classes – one colour and one monochrome.
Their programme will then continue through March and April before they break for their traditional summer recess.
They meet Monday nights at 7.30pm until 24th April. Find details on www.retford-photographic.co.uk.
Image: Broughton Castle, Pat Oaks