Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society News
In the Open Monochrome section of the 2018 Midland Salon Derek Buckett had "Final Kiss" accepted, as did Trevor Rudkin with "Country Gentleman". Trevor also had "Ragged Tulips" accepted in the Open Colour section.
Malcolm Ranieri FRPS is well known for his photographs of steam engines, having had many books published on the subject in addition to gaining exhibition acceptances and awards with his images. On Friday 22nd June he brought along a collection of prints to members of the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society to illustrate his talk “Malcolm’s Meanders”. The tremendous depth and breadth of his knowledge and experience was illustrated with prints made from large format colour slides to his current work from digital files, from preserved railways in Great Britain to railways in South Africa, Cuba, USA and what was then East Germany. Although his love of steam predominated he did show his versatility with many other subjects covered, including portraiture, cars, buses, trams, sport and studio work. The talk was delivered in a light hearted and humorous manner. Chairman John Spowart thanked Malcolm for a very entertaining and informative evening of excellent photography.
Nathaniel Coalson ARPS is an American photographer, artist and designer living in England. In addition to running photographic tours and workshops he also writes instructional books on photography. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom, and on Friday 15th June 2018 he came to the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society to give a presentation “Lightroom for Everyone”. After explaining how the Lightroom file management system worked he moved on to demonstrate the power of the computer-based software (now called “Lightroom Classic”) to batch process, develop and export images. He concluded with a brief look at Lightroom CC, which stores images in Adobe Cloud so they can be accessed anywhere that has a broadband connection, and is largely aimed at the smartphone photographer as well as the laptop user. The presentation gave a good insight to the software for those members present who have never used it and prompted many questions which Nathaniel took time to carefully answer. Even those who have used Lightroom for some time picked up many useful hints and tips. Chairman John Spowart thanked Nathaniel for a well presented and interesting talk which would hopefully encourage more members to try Lightroom.
Mandy Sherrington and Colin Machin of Sileby Photographic Society fell in love with Italy several years ago, and the result of their subsequent visits was a presentation entitled “Three Faces of Italy” which they gave to members of the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society on Friday 1st June. The first part of their talk concentrated on the Apulia region of Italy, including the town of Lecce and the famous trulli houses of Alberobello. The second “Face of Italy” centred on Tuscany, including Pienza and the iconic early morning misty landscapes that region is famous for. Finally, it was the turn of Venice and the neighbouring islands including Mirano and Burano. Chairman John Spowart thanked Mandy and Colin for an excellent evening of top quality travel photography, made particularly interesting because their love of Italy is shared by many of the Society members.
Derek Buckett was awarded an MCPF Ribbon for his colour print "Elizabeth Montagu Monument, St Edmund's Church, Warkton" in the recent 2018 MCPF Photofolio Exhibition after scoring the maximum mark of 15. He also had "A Passing Chat" and "Strike A Pose" accepted in the Open Digital Projected Image Section. Rosemary Buckett had three prints accepted in this exhibition, "Hanging In The Corner" in the Colour Prints, and "Bargeman" and "Inside The Steelworks" in the Monochrome Prints. She also had acceptances in the Open Digital Projected Image Section, namely "Between The Pegs" and "Cycle Shop Proprietor". Trevor Rudkin also had acceptances in this section, "Makeup Check", "Temptation" and "Wood Nymph", as did Phil Gott with "Faded" and "Seeing The Light".
What is street photography? Steve Williams of Kettering and District Photographic Society presented his interpretation of this genre to members of the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society on Friday 18th May. Using relatively small cameras and a lot of bravado Steve is happy to take pictures of people anywhere at any time, his favourite haunts being the streets and public buildings of London. He was happy to pass on advice about camera equipment, techniques, locations and the law regarding this type of photography. Chairman John Spowart thanked Steve for a very informative and interesting evening.
In the 2018 Neath and District Photographic Society's Open Exhibition Rosemary Buckett had "Checking The Luggage" and "Saying Goodbye" accepted in the Open Colour Section, and Derek Buckett had his "Strike A Pose" accepted in the Open Monochrome Section
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