Mark Pain is a multi-award winning sports photographer with over 25 years’ experience and international recognition.
He has covered major events worldwide from the Olympic Games to the Ryder Cup, and from football and rugby World Cups to World Championship athletics. Mark has worked at the top of his profession for many years. He was Chief Sports Photographer of the Mail On Sunday for over twenty years.
He captures Premier League football action, as well as taking portraits and features of the biggest and best stars in the world of sport, working for both editorial and corporate clients.
Having won many competitions and been highly commended on numerous occasions, including as a sports finalist in the World Press Photo 1998, Mark was named as the Sports Photographer of the Year in 2005 and 2011 at the British Press Awards.
He was named as the British Airways Olympic Photographer Of The Year 2012 at the prestigious UKGuild Of Picture Editors Awards.
In 2011 Mark successfully launched the first dedicated Sports Photography School in the UK, and in 2013became a Nikon UK Ambassador.
Slawek is a Polish-born photographer based in Brighton who specialises in landscape. His imagery has been published in numerous magazines and used in brochures, advertisements and websites.
He will present diverse examples of his work, comment extensively on the techniques used and hurdles he had to overcome to get specific photos, and talk us through the "creative process".
Tom is a professional fine art wildlife photographer based in the UK. He has received awards in various international competitions including EuropeanWildlife Photographer Of The Year and the SonyWorld Photography Awards.He spends most of his time overseas focusing on large mammals around the world. Tom’s main passion is Africa where assignments have seen him focus on elephants and lions in Kenya and leopards in Zambia and he regularly exhibits his work in galleries and exhibitions.
Within this talk Tom goes into what it takes to be a wildlife photographer; talking about the importance of light, the right angles and the emphasis on trying to compose a saleable image when looking through the lens. Tom describes his adventures over the last few years, and how he has gone from working in a gym to now taking wildlife images around the world and exhibiting them all over the UK.
Born in East Yorkshire, Paul's interest in photography began at school. He then studied graphic design at art college and soon after began his design career in London working for many well known FMCG companies and brands. He now lives, and runs his own design consultancy, in Buckinghamshire and tries to devote most of his free time to photographing the landscape.
Paul has had numerous exhibitions in London and the South East and has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and currently serves on the Fine Art Distinctions Panel, a member of the prestigious Arena group and a founder member of The Landscape Collective UK (LCUK). Paul is also a well respected photographic judge and lecturer.
Paul has also been successful in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, winning the Sunday Times Choice Award in 2013 and being the Urban Category winner in 2015. He has also had recent successes in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year and the International Garden Photographer of the Year.
Apart from his self-published book on pinhole photography, “Spirit of Light”, he has collaborated with four renowned photographers to publish “The Coast – a personal view of the English coastline”.
"I often admire the creativity of the digital fiddlers who spend hours in front of a computer creating and assembling their imaginary images. It is just not for me. I like the purity, honesty, and integrity of location photography, the thrill of chancing upon the unexpected, and the discovery of an exciting shot in an initially unpromising place.
We all see the world slightly differently. It is never my intention to mimic another photographer's shot, but to bring my own vision to bear to produce an individual and personal point of view. I constantly strive to produce images that are different. Deep within me is a creative urge, and probably a frustrated artist too. I realised long ago that I do not have any real ability with a pencil or brush, and so I turn to my camera, and photography, to express my vision.
In this lecture I discuss the creative process that I use, both when out shooting, and subsequently when producing my prints. The lecture features many of my latest prints, and culminates in the work that I produced to earn my RPS Fellowship.”
Welcome to the Horsham Photographic Society website. We meet on alternate Wednesdays from 7:45 at the Salvation Army Hall in Horsham.
Speaker: Dave Mason