Colin Page inspired us with his grainy black and white images and his ability to ‘see’ great compositions.He started as a darkroom assistant and shot film, eventually making the transition to digital cameras. His delight in working in the rain was offset by contracting pneumonia, but all in the pursuit of art.
Stephanie Harriman rejoined CoL&CPS after a few busy years travelling, working and getting married and we welcomed her return, enjoying her presentation of some of the images she has taken since we last saw her. We particularly admired the way she was able to pick just the right spot to stop the car, relishing wide open landscapes, empty of people.She wants to learn more about editing and is looking at changing software.
Stephen Ingall has been a member for a year now and is also a keen rollerblader and speed skater. He has been taking images of his team at races and other events including training, building on the skills he acquired in his college course. We were sympathetic about the challenges presented by a sport involving so much lycra, high speed and emotions, often in environments with difficult lighting and backgrounds. Stephen is keen to try new techniques such as panning.
Mark Johnson joined us this summer, with a particular intention of improving his photography as he has already indicated on our Flickr Pick of the Week group. He is inspired by Paul Sander’s minimalist landscapes and enjoys all that the Somerset coast provides.
Richard Eyers gave us an insight into his day job as a mapper, using all sorts of satellite and other highly technical cameras, hanging out of helicopters and working in far-flung countries, before returning to live in Durham and work in London. But he too is keen to develop his stills photography and has come to CoL&CPS looking for support, inspiration and a chance to share his interests, to ‘make’ not just ’take’ images.
Many thanks to all our contributors and thanks to, to the audience who gave them a warm and friendly reception, with discussion, suggestions and much encouragement.