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 humour. David started as a schoolboy with a homemade wooden camera and has deservedly progressed to membership of the Royal Photographic Society. The scene below is a good example capturing in vivid detail the mud and mystery of ‘Old Leigh’ overlooking the Thames Estuary.
Future meetings are as followed;
Thursday 23rd November: Workshop on Light Painting – Ed Bacon (The Light Monkey !)
Thursday 30th November: ‘Weather’ to photograph and What – Anne Miles FRPS
The Society is also arranging a number of informal Training Evenings in the coming weeks designed to encourage their growing band of more novice photographers by using that time to be able to talk, discuss and learn about photographic techniques and skills.
They meet on Thursday evenings, twice monthly, until May 2018, at 7.30 pm at the St Johns Centre in Manningtree. New Members are welcome to join (Subscription of £40) or may attend initially as a Visitor (£3).
If you are intersted please contact the Secretary Margaret, for details on 01206 396 958 // Or visit: www.manningtreephotographicsociety.co.uk