++ Dover's Camera Club ++

RECENT MEETINGS

Andy Phillips Photography
May 20th

We recently had a talk by well-known landscape photographer Andy Philiips, who also works as a workshop leader for Paul Gallagher at Aspect2i and admits to having an affinity for the wilder parts of Scotland.

On this occasion Andy was giving his talk on "Smallscape Photography" which is his take on Tabletop Photography using only natural light.

This is a very enjoyable and very instructive course which was enjoyed by all.

To see more of Andy's work click the following link :- Andy Phillip's Photography Site

Working With Textures by EJ Lazenby

In the first part of this lecture Janey showed us a whole range of different textures that she has collected and showed the images that she has produced using the textures.

In the second half she demonstrated in Photoshop how to actually add the textures to the images including some images that club members had sent her during the first half of the evening. She also showed how to produce you own set of unique brushes.

Many members said that this was probably the best lecture that heyhad seen. If you'd like to see some of Janey's work she has a Youttube channel




or you can click this link to go to her website.
EJ Lazenby's Photography Site.

My Lockdown Photography Projects
by Phil Hadley

This week Club member Phil Hadley shared with us the different projects that he has undertaken during lockdown. Being restricted to taking photographs very close to home Phil set up a number of different projects in his garage and he shared his images with us.

Among the different projects undertaken were Spirograph images involving a swinging torch, Soap Bubbles, Water droplets, Christmas lights and Oil on water. Very interesting and very informative.

Composition
by Sue Clarke

Our latest Zoom meeting featured a return visit by Sue Clarke from North Wales who recently judged one of our Open competitions. This was an absolutely excellent lecture leading us throough many compositional 'rules', their origins and how they are used. Many of these 'rules' are older than photography and Sue showed how they were used by artists down the ages. Sue also explained how and when the 'rules' should be broken.
This talk is highly recommended by most members of the club that attended the lecture.

Monochrome Competition 2021

We recently held our annual Monochrome Competition which was very ably judged, via Zoom, by Staffordshire based wildlife photographer, ecologist and conservationist Scott Latham who was very complimentary about the standard of images entered.

Lone Beached Boat by Steve Finch
Lone Beached Boat by Steve Finch
 by Baden Bowen
The Scarecrow by Baden Bowen


In an entertaining evening Scott discussed the merits of each image, awarding marks out of twenty, and holding seven images back. He finally decided that the runner up was 'The Scarecrow' by Baden Bowen and that the winner was Steve Finch's image 'Lone Beached Boat'.

The Art of Macro
by Tony North

Tony joined us all the way from Salford via Zoom for a very entertaining and informative evening to discuss his approach to the art of macro photography. As well as showing us several of his very good images Tony gave us several useful tips about his approach and the methods he uses to obtain the images.
Tony North's Macro Site