Marjorie Burge writes:
Chris Shore FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5* and Helen Taylor ARPS DPAGB BPE3*, long-standing members of APS, were our guest speakers on Friday with ‘Competing in Panels’. Chris and Helen are experts in this field and brought a selection of their own panels to explain how and why they put them together as they did. It was interesting to see how their panels developed over the years although their individual approach to photography remained the same. They both use 5x4 large format cameras and develop their own film in the darkroom – no digital images – with a lot of thought, time and preparation at all stages to perfect their final images. Chris and Helen shared with us their enthusiasm not only for panels but for photography in general. They may be ‘nostalgic for the good old days’ but they are still at the forefront of APS photography.