Mon01Apr201919:30Townhead CourtArchitecture is my main subject of photography. This talk/presentation looks at various cities around Europe mainly focusing on modern architecture both in colour and monochrome. The subject can be in dark monochrome or the very light delicate tones of monochrome, in colour I show the vivid colour ranges of the Munich U Bahn to the subtle desatured colours of Stuttgart. In the talk/presentation I explain my thoughts behind the images some go much deeper showing the original RAW file that came out of camera and its journey through my vision and processing that makes the final image, I talk and show you through this process plus others I will show the final image and the RAW. It is not only an evening of showing images I try to explain my workflow, research and what to look for in architectural shoots to help your member if they shot architecture. Although the talk/presentation is digital I also bring a selection of prints for members to view.
Your chance to kick out the committee and generally cause trouble.
Gallery: "A Touch of Humour"
Tue16Apr201910:30Newhouses, near Horton in Ribblesdale
It's that time of year, and SPG member Jeanette Davidson has kindly agreed that we can visit Newhouses Farm again to photograph the latest batch of cute arrivals.
Fri17May201914:00Bingley Arts Centre
The YPU Exhibition is this year being shown in Bingley, and it's worth going because it's an oportunity to see the actual prints. Anybody who fancies making a day of it might also want to visit Saltaire in the morning.
If you don't want to drive there are direct trains between Settle and Bingley, with frequent local trains between Bingley and Saltaire.
Please note this date is a week earlier than our usual visits to fit in with the Exhibition opening times.
This evening members will be talking about photographic projects which they have been involved with recently. If you have been working on a personal project which other members would be interested to hear about then please speak to Peter Robinson, Andy Best or Rod Smith. It doesn't matter how small the project might be, if it's something you've found interesting then please let us all hear about it.
Gallery: "Art in Architecture". Your photographs taken in response to the talk by Les Forrester on 1 April.
An informal workshop covering various aspects of using your camera. If there any particular topics you would be interested to learn more about please contact Peter, Andy or Rod.
Alternatively, this could be a good time to wander round Settle on a warm sunny evening and take photographs. Or is there a flaw in that idea?
Gallery: "News and Views". Photographs are often used to illustrate news items or to make a point - a single picture is worth etc. So use your imagination to make some pictures which could be used in this way - perhaps commenting on some aspect of current affairs, or to make a point about something which concerns you.
Colt Park is a converted barn belonging to Natural England which they have kindly agreed to let us use. At this time of year the local hay meadows should be at their glorious best, providing lots of opportunities for photography.
There is only very limited parking available at the barn, so we will need to organise car-sharing. There are basic facilities at the barn - toilet, kettle and shelter from the rain if needed. If members wish to stay longer we can take sandwiches for a picnic.
Sun07Jul201910:00Village Hall, Horton in Ribblesdale
What it says on the tin. Bring your framed pictures for the exhibition, or bring your prints and frame them on the day.
Members will be divided into small groups and given some topics to discuss. It's often easier to discuss things in a small group rather than the full house, so it's a chance for everyone to contribute. Ideas for topics gratefully received!
Gallery: "Class". A word which has a variety of meanings, with lots of related words or phrases - classless, classy etc. What does it mean to you, or what examples can you find?
Wed17Jul201914:00Near Helwith Bridge
Dry Rigg quarry is easily seen as you approach Helwith Bridge from Settle. Apart from the obvious (lots of rock) it's also home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Tue30Jul201910:00Ashfield Car Park
Willing helpers needed to distribute pictures round the shops and offices in Settle.
Even in the digital world of vivid colours black and white pictures can still hold their own. Margaret and Rod Smith will talk about various aspects of this powerful medium.
Gallery: "Details". A speaker at a meeting I went to many years ago said "Big scenes are about feelings, the interest is in the detail". So lets see some pictures of details which you found interesting.
Time and place to be decided.
Tue20Aug201910:00Ashfield Car Park
Willing helpers needed to retrieve our pictures from the shops ready for the exhibition.
Fri23Aug2019Claham Village Hall
Morning - setting up the display boards.
Afternoon - hanging the pictures.
Evening - 7:30 for 8:00. Opening night - drinks, nibbles, pictures to look at and lots of nice people to talk to. Perfect!
A look back at some of the trips we have made recently.
Gallery: "Black and White". Aah, some real photography!
Fri20Sep201914:00Gordale, near Malham.
Gordale with it's Scar and Janet's Foss with it's waterfall are both well known features near Malham which have probably been photographed millions of times by now. No pressure there, then!