OUR SPEAKERS 2017-2018 ARCHIVE

Lines of Tall Trees

Linda has been passionate about photography for many years. She moved to Devon about 20 years ago and is able to combine this passion with the beautiful surroundings that she finds herself in. Linda especially enjoys experimenting with shutter speeds which enable her to capture the movement of the sea and the atmosphere of the landscape. She also enjoys experimenting with texture layers in Photoshop in order to create the ambiance she is trying to achieve. Although her main photographic interest is the landscape, she also enjoys capturing a diverse range of images, from still life to travel photography.

In May 2013, Linda was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in the Visual Art category. In May 2014 Linda gained her EFIAP Bronze distinction (Excellence of the International Federation of Photographic Art).

Linda has recently been part of two major exhibitions at the Oxo Gallery on the South Bank, London. Firstly as part of the‘Mistresses of Light’ group exhibition when her image was used in the official publicity for the exhibition, and secondly as part of the ‘Vision Five’ exhibition where five photographers showed their different visions of the world around them. Linda has had a long term exhibition at the Royal United Hospital at Bath entitled ‘By the Shoreline’ which consisted of several of her Fellowship submission images. She has had exhibitions at various other locations, including Avon Mill at Loddiswell, Milton Keynes Hospital, Harbour House Gallery in Kingsbridge, and Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth.

Linda has been Commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 and her print was in the Exhibition at the National Theatre, after which it was shown around the country, as well as being published in the Take a View Awards book. Her image was also selected by Camden Graphics for their Take-a-View range of greetings cards sold for Christmas 2015 and 2016.

She has gained awards and medals in international salons and had images exhibited in many different countries around the world. Linda is delighted to have started judging at the national/international level, including the Irish National Shield November 2016, the South Devon International Salon July 2017 and the RPS Visual Art Group Exhibition October 2017.

Linda is an active member of the Royal Photographic Society and is on the SW Region Committee, as well as organising the SW Region Visual Art Group. Linda gives presentations of her work to camera clubs and has run creative photography workshops.Linda is also a member of the Landscape Collective (UK), which is a small group of well known landscape photographers.

Monday 16th October   Robert Harvey   “Stumbling Around in the Dark”

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© Robert Harvey 2006 to 2017. All rights reserved.

Stumbling Around in the Dark
Digital photography enables us to capture the beauty of the night sky in unprecedented detail. In this evening of landscape astrophotography, I show how to use an ordinary digital single lens reflex camera to make stunning images of stars, planets, earth’s moon and the Milky Way, as well as more elusive astronomical phenomena such as meteors and eclipses. In the second half, I recount travels in the arctic in search of the aurora borealis and on four continents to photograph total solar eclipses.

About me

Living near the World Heritage Site of Avebury, some of my favourite images have been taken in my own county of Wiltshire, where our ancient past resonates through the landscape. I seek to bring a strong seasonal theme to my images, making use of different light and colours throughout the year. I am fortunate to have photographed birds and mammals in many of the world’s most renowned wildlife destinations such as Yellowstone, Serengeti, Pantanal, Galapagos and Falklands. My astrophotography regularly includes stars, planets, galaxies, aurorae and eclipses. When at home, I maintain a garden on the Marlborough Downs that have created with my wife Sarah.

Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEMR   www.robertharvey.net

Report  by Tony Raymond

 V I C K I – L E A   B O U L T E R —  Creative Photography & Digital Art

 

 

ur guest speaker for the above evening was Vicki Boulter who’s main interest and indeed passion is “Digital Art” and what an evening it turned out to be i can honestly say that i and i believe the majority of members who attended were treated to an absolutely wonderful evening.

The examples of her portrait work were truly stunning combining both facial images with surreal backgrounds using a variety of homemade brushes on a Photoshop platform together with Fractal designs all joining seamlessly to produce breathtaking results.

Her approach to models / clients was to get them to talk to her expressing their desires, doubts and memories and then creating story board approach combing many of their thoughts this produced images that were not only beautiful but thought provoking.

Not only adults but children also benefited from this approach,gone were the stilted beauty queen style and a more relaxed attitude was apparent,getting the children to talk about their favourite toys or books or film characters and then creating a world in which the children were immersed in this make believe.

She ended the evening evening with a selection of images taken at Paignton Zoo all of which showed her keen eye and an ability in Photoshop to add emphasis to certain aspects where necessary.

She gave a brief demonstration of how she creates brushes to her own designs and how she uses frequency separation when working on skin tones and textures.

It would be remiss of me not to mention her daughter Jodie who was responsible for the make up in a number of her images.

Vicki also indicated a willingness to undertake a tutorial class for us in Taunton cost of this would of course depend on numbers interested therefore if those who were keen could let myself or John know we can arrive at a cost and date.

A vote of thanks was proposed by the Vice Chairman and members responded accordingly.

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  1. New Season begins with our first meeting on Monday 4TH September at 7.30
    Our first Speaker being John Crabb “The Art and Adventure of Wildlife Photography.”

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