Last Monday saw us hold yet another great Studio Night, I hope you all had fun and got to shoot in a live studio set up. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to allow us to enjoy these evenings so we all owe Beatrice a huge thank you. On the night Paul, Chris and Rob were on hand to provide excellent advice on set, a big thank you to those guys as well. Our brilliant and talented friend Lisa Jayne brought along what seemed to be an entire wardrobe of hats, outfits and sparkly knick-knacks for us to dress our models in. Our models for the night; Roisin, Lianne and Protea Misstery, were awesome. I’ll put some links below so you can all pay them a visit.
So what’s next….well we’d love to see your images from the night so please post them up onto our Facebook page and send them to us to post here in our members galleries. For those of you that were studio virgins we hope that you got plenty of thrills from the evening and it has inspired you to want to do more !
Monday September 21st at 7 45pm
We are going to have a very special night.
On the agenda the living legend that is
BOB NORRIS APAGB EFIAP
What can be said about this man.
Currently the President of the East Anglian Federation, Bob has been a major figure in the EAF for donkeys years. Likewise at Ware & D PS where he has been a member for 37 years. Loads and loads of wonderful photographic images, tips, anecdotes and just general all round knowledge which he will be sharing with you.
It’s going to be excellent!
We look forward to seeing you!
Monday September 14th
How To Use Your Camera
A very interesting and entertaining evening evolved on Monday and from the feedback everyone really enjoyed themselves. Lots of information being shared round, given and received, so many thanks to everyone involved for playing your part.
It would appear more of this would be appreciated so we will try to find ways to fit it into the programme. However, we do have a full and exciting season ahead and we will find plenty of avenues to develop and enjoy our photography.
Just look at this week’s event!
28th September 2015
Bea has a very exciting and
interesting evening planned for
Don’t forget to keep up to date with what’s happening in the club, locally, in the EAF, and in our big national and international world through the PAGB by checking the websites regularly.
You should also make sure you subscribe to their newsletters!
…and one last thing!
A useful video from YOUTUBE
This last Monday saw the final SPS gathering of the season!
The club met for our AGM which ended with the members voting for our committee members for the next season. I for one retained my position as web guru and internet genius! Largely the committee members has remained the same with a couple of exceptions. Our very own Arthur Ash has stepped down as club vice chairperson after long and distinguished service, and we all thank Arthur for his time, effort and commitment that he has shown the club over many years and hope that he continues to enjoy the clubs programmes.
Tony Brooks steps in as our new vice chairperson having relinquished his position of social secretary which has been appointed to Jo Sowden. We wish Jo a very warm welcome to the committee and look forward to all that she can offer. Chris Pike has also taken on the unenviable task of organising the clubs exhibitions which enable you all to show off your photographic skills whilst promoting the club!
The evening ended with prize giving for the various competitions that have been run throughout the season with our winners being immortalised on the various cups and trophies. Very well done to all our winners!
So that’s it for the season, we wish everyone an enjoyable bank holiday weekend, and hope you all enjoy your summer break and we look forward to seeing you all for the new season come September! For those of you who can’t wait that long, then come along to our more informal summer season programme! Chris Thurston will keep you all up to date as usual with his newsletter and we hope to see as many of you as possible during the summer programme which kicks off on Monday June 1st at Fairlands Lakes for a nice photo walk with Des. The summer itinerary is as follows. (this will of course be updated on the website calendar programme.)
- 1st June – 19:30 – Fairlands Lakes photo walk with Des.
- 8th June – 19:30 – Back to basics with Chris Thurston – (Venue to be confirmed)
- 15th June – 19:30 – Ware photo walk taking in the church & river.
- 22nd June – Social evening at The Crown.
- 29th June – Country walk with Des.
- 6th July – Summer BBQ – The White Horse – Burnham Green.
- 13th July – 19:30 – Bowling!
- 20th July – Q&A Session with CT/PM/TA. (Venue to be confirmed)
- 27th July – Ruby Murray – (Curry night – details TBA)
- 3rd August – Bank Holiday (Newly invented – now cancelled – evening TBA)
- 10th August – Members choice!
- 17th August – The largest parish church in Herts – St Mary’s, Hitchin.
- 24th August – Old Town, Stevenage photo walk (period building) (pub crawl?!)
- 31st August – An actual Bank Holiday
- 7th September – NEW SEASON! WOOHOO!
Our last PDI competition of the season was held on Monday February 2nd and was judged by the lovely Barbara Lyddiatt. Barbara was a new judge to our club and it turned out that she had killed two birds with one stone while in Stevenage by visiting an online friend who lives in the town. Her friend, Sheila, runs the Stevenage Freegle group that some of you may have heard of. It’s a handy recycling group that find new homes for unwanted items.
I have delayed posting this review of the evening as I have been waiting for the images from the authors that won a twenty. They are still not forthcoming, so here are the winners anyway. They all got a twenty. It would have been nice to see their images as well, but I can’t post what I haven’t got. Well done to them and indeed to all who entered.
Alan Brown receiving his certificate from judge Paul de Silva
Jo Sowden was another worthy winner.
Cormorants on the Thames by Jo Sowden
Hold Tight by Alan Brown
Power by Tom Couch
There were 90 entries on Monday for the attention of judge, Paul de Silva.
Many thanks to Paul Munns for leading us through the virtual minefield that is studio lighting.
Peter Warne was our expert guide this week into the world of Natural History with his lecture on
‘Finding Wildlife in Epping Forest’.
Peter provided a highly entertaining and informative evening for us as he led us through the wilds of Epping Forest with some wonderful photography, videocam and birdcalls!
There is clearly a lot more happening in the forest than we tend to realise!
Peter does have some photography workshops coming up which will be of major interest and as we get any information we’ll let you know, but in the meantime Peter is happy to be contacted at
Peter also has a Flickr page where you can see more of his work
Peter also suggests for nature workshops you may also be interested in
Portrait Photographer of the Year 2014 – Monday April 28th.
This year judged by Malcolm Tinn LRPS BPIPP.