Horsham Photographic Society has been fortunate to arrange a renowned guest speaker and we think this maybe of interest to you.Viveca will be talking to us about her work and her photographic journey. This is what she says about the process she uses to turn her photographs into works of art:“I am a self-taught fine art photographer, with a special fascination for small details, for lost, abandoned, poignant and generally broken objects, and also for darkness contrasting with light, both in a physical and emotional sense. Many of my illustrative images simply evolve as I am working on them - I start off with a quite straightforward idea of what I want to achieve, but am always willing to venture wherever the photograph wants me to go, as I overlay multiple images together or add textures, scanned documents as new layers and subtle shading. Two photographs may blend together in a way that I could not have previously imagined, and this is one of the things that I find so exciting and all-consuming when I work; to produce a final image that is perhaps a little bit different, that invokes emotion in the viewer and makes them question their sense of the world as they know it.
In June 2014, I was awarded a Fellowship Distinction by the Royal PhotographicSociety, following on from an Associateship Distinction in June 2011 and aLicentiateship Distinction in 2010.” Viveca Koh
As parking and seating is limited, it is essential to reserve your place.There will be a charge of £5 on the evening which includes refreshments.
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.
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Speaker: Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB
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