Horsham Photographic Society has secured the renowned guest speaker, Tom Way, and we would like to share this speaker with you for our first open talk since Covid19 restrictions have been relaxed.
Tom will give us a broad overview of his life as a fine art wildlife photographer. He will demonstrate the various camera settings used to create his preferred style whilst speaking about the components he feels are essential in creating evocative wildlife imagery.
Tom will outline the importance of print and explains how he creates a viable business through photography. His talk is regularly updated with his latest imagery and so it is different from year to year.
The cost of this presentation is £3. You are welcome to pay by cash on the evening.
Polina is an ambassador for Lensbaby, a company that produces a range of amazingly creative lenses and optics. Lensbaby definitely was “love at first sight” for her, and she has tried to spread the joy of using their lenses and optics for a long time now and talking about them to anyone who would listen. She is therefore very enthusiastic about talking to us.
Polina has FRPS and EFIAP photography distinctions and a number of photographic awards, including eight Gold and Silver Gilt medals at the RHS photography competitions, category winner of Food Photographer of The Year competition, various distinctions at each of the International Garden Photographer of The Year competitions, and multiple medals and distinctions awarded by various photography salons. She is also proud to be a member of the Arena Photographers’ group.
Jo Teasdale comes from a Fine Art background and has worked in the arts for many years. Since moving to Brighton she took up photography and hasn’t looked back. Having won Landscape Photographer of the Year -Take a View - 2013, she has gone on to win various competitions, been published in books and has had work shown at exhibitions.
Jo is an eclectic photographer who celebrates the reality of life through documentary and street photography. In her project work she shows a slower more conceptual approach emanating from her fine art background. Her work is an artistic form of self-expression; poignant and edgy, often unveiling elements of our human nature. ‘My Adopted Family’ is her latest major body of work, since being awarded her Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2016 for her portfolio entitled ‘The Factory’.
A project that explores the concepts of memories, inheritance and identity, “My Adopted Family” is a meditative and tactile series created with cherished personal objects collected over time. Now catalogued, these objects have become an extension of her, literally and metaphysically.
Steve is a wonderfully creative photographer. Whatever his subject he has an astonishing ability to take images with sensitivity, realism and joy.
He has taken head shots and live action shots for many comedians and authors for their PR, brochures, live shows and books, including David Baddiel, Tim Key, Alan Davies and Mark Billingham.
He has toured his fine art exhibition, Clicking Comedians, all over the UK following a month at the prestigious Stills Gallery, Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The exhibition then went back to the Edinburgh Festival to the Pleasance.
He is currently working on his third book, Comedians Back to Front with the fabulous designer Herman Lelie. Three of Steve's photographs were chosen for the Saatchi Gallery on screen and one of his photographs was short-listed for the RA Summer exhibition 2020.
Steve gives his time and expertise as the photographer for the charity Downright Excellent. He has also taken photographs for many celebrities and actors and has photographed numerous weddings, private functions and parties as well as many corporate functions.
Horsham Photographic Society will continue to hold online meetings until the situation regarding the pandemic becomes clearer.
Mongolia – From the landscape to eagle hunters. Take a journey across Mongolia from the famous Steppe landscape to the eagle hunters of the Altai region in western Mongolia.
Back in April 2005 Julian decided that being in the office was not something that he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He would rather spend his time on the side of a freezing cold hill getting superb light at dawn or seeing the setting sun and an endless display of colour over a beautiful seascape, mirrored on a beach full of shimmering sands, than in the comfort of a cosy office.
Julian’s approach to photography is simple; get it right in the camera first and don’t spend needless time in front of a PC. In order to get some of these colourful images, Julian uses filtration in the form of Lee Filters’ neutral density graduates, a Heliopan polarizer and/ or a Lee Filters neutral density filter. The colours that you see are real and are a reaction of the colour temperature of light to the particular time of day or the weather conditions accompanying them. If Photoshop is used, it is only to adjust the curves and sharpness of an image and the vast majority of his work is edited in Lightroom.