Marjorie Burge writes:
A good Club Evening at APS on Friday 13th November. A Special Meeting to approve accounts started the evening but once that was out of the way, Doug Harman (www.dougharmanphotography.com) and Anthony Wright LRPS (www.awphotos.co.uk) took the floor to show us some of the secrets of their photography success.
Doug confessed to over 27 years in photography, mostly in journalism working for Amateur Photography and What Digital Magazines, and modestly mentioned writing The Digital Photography Handbook. He is now working freelance and making time for personal photography. He showed us a visit to a Nikon factory in Shanghai in 2011, with deep insight into how their cameras are made and put together – no robots here, everything handled personally at every stage with up to 190 parts carefully connected, and even the labels hand painted. Out and about with his camera, we saw pictures taken in Shanghai on a Nikon compact, and on his travels including the Valensole lavender, fields of sunflowers and the impressive Gorges de Verdun.
Anthony has only recently picked up a camera but his love of photography goes back to his childhood, looking through family photos, many of which were taken by his mother. Now, taking on wedding photography as well as club competitions, his approach is seriously competitive but involves a natural enjoyment of what is waiting to be photographed. He showed us the Northern lights in a star filled sky, and dragonflies taken in his back garden – everything is fair game for Anthony. We saw his LRPS panel, and heard his delighted surprise at winning PAGB ribbons.
Beautiful images and lovely personal stories from both photographers – so good to know what people get up to between Fridays at the club.
Photographs by Anthony Wright LRPS
Next Friday, 20th November, we have Andy Smith judging our 2nd Print Competition, the second round of the Small Print Competition, and entries are required for the John Wigmore Rural Landscape Trophy Competition (digital and prints).