Paul came on the 4th February 2014 to deliver his talk on wildlife photography, from a personal perspective. He also showed us a range of his work, taken before he joined a photographic club and those taken after he joined one and the way it has altered his approach since. He admitted to making mistakes but sees them as an opportunity to learn. I totally agree with that sentiment.
Paul illustrated the importance of knowing your camera and how to use it appropriately and quickly, otherwise you lose ‘the shot’. He also talked about and showed us the equipment he uses in the field, which mainly means on safari. Specific reference was made to:-
He suggested a range of tips. Many images illustrated the points he raised.
We were also able to see a full range of the images Paul has taken on his travels to exotic places, particularly Africa.
On the 18th October, we embarked on a trip to Canary Wharf. We travelled by train to London and began our visit at the Tower of London. Our aim was to see the poppies placed in the moat to commemorate the start of the First World War. Very moving!
We then caught the DLR to West Ferry and walked into the West India Dock area of Canary Wharf. We saw the Grade1 listed Docklands Museum building; we then progressed further to see the multitude of modern buildings. The range of materials, styles and designs made interesting photographic subjects, with glass and reflections everywhere, interspersed by dock water. We had a quick peep at the subterranean shopping area before returning to West Ferry Station.