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 more realistic and faithful colour reproduction.
Ann, like so many of their presenters, started in the Darkroom Days, but has become an expert and tutor in digital photography. While there, Ann took the opportunity to record the local shoreline.
Future meetings are as followed;
Thursday 11th January: Fifty Shades of Pink and Grey by PAGB members Barbie and Russell Lindsay
Thursday 25th January: Open Mono Competition / Judge Howard King
Thursday 8th February: Audio Visual and How to Do It with Keith Leedham FRPS
Some supplementary training evenings are also being held, enabling members, particularly those new to digital photography, to discuss and learn about photo techniques and skills.
They meet twice monthly on Thursday evenings until May 2018 at 7.30pm at the St John’s Centre in Manningtree. New members are welcome to join (subscription £40) or may attend initially as a visitor (£3).
For details please contact theirr secretary, Margaret: 01206 396 958 // [email protected]
For more inforamtion, visit: www.manningtreephotographicsociety.co.uk