Manningtree Photography Society

A popular visitor, light artist Ed Bacon returned in November to host another fun evening involving light painting. While they all wrestled to capture some intriguing albeit surreal imagery, it really did make them think hard about long exposure settings for dramatic effect. More recently, they were privileged to hear from Ann Miles FRPS, a very well qualified and enthusiastic photographer specialising in nature and landscape photography. Her talk explained the unexpected benefits arising from photography in bad weather, where less bright, but diffused or reflected light can produce much…

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Manningtree & District Photographic Society

Their new term opened with a friendly competition. Restricting entries to local pictures taken in the summer break produced some refreshing and ingenious submissions. David Edwards and Harvey Perkins gained joint honours in the print section with Chris Rogers gaining top marks in Projected Images with an intriguing photograph of the door to Mistley Church. Later in September, they were pleased to welcome David Hall and his wife from Leigh on Sea for a commentary on his recent Landscape and Wildlife photography, titled ‘Home from Home’ delivered with gentle northern…

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Manningtree & District Photographic Society

A haven of peace, coffee and scones, in the Tendring District, can be found at Beth Chatto’s Garden in Elmstead Market. Members were pleased to join in this hands-on, outdoor session with colleagues from the Harwich & Dovercourt Camera Club, during the summer break. And again on another occasion a ‘Sunset Photograpy’ workshop, held at West Mersea, both ably led by their Club Chairman George Fossey. Future meetings are as followed; Encouraging a Photographic Eye takes place on Thursday 12th October, Open Colour Competition on Thursday 26th October and Five Way…

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Manningtree Photographic Society

  The long summer break often affords the opportunity for a change of scenery. But for their members, it’s also a challenge to produce an ‘unedited’ photograph, taken close to Manningtree for the fun competition on their opening night. Beauty, as always, is in the eye of the beholder, but fortunately it also abides on our very own doorstep, here at the original Cattawade Bridge. You are welcome to join them, not only explore an ongoing interest in what is now, an everyday pursuit, but also to gain a slightly…

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