Club News - June 2023

Competition Winner receives tuition

Our 2022 Summer Competition Student Winner, Joe Harnett, met up with Professional Photographer and Educator, Mark Banks on Saturday 17th June. Part of the prize for the Student Winner was an tuition session with Mark.

The pair met in a woodland near Masham where Mark tutored Joe in the art of composition and camera craft starting off with his CAFE acronym. Compose, Aperture, Focus, Exposure. The woodland session included how to set up a composition and take the perfect shot. Mark also introduced Joe to the potential for making High Key Mono images in summer woodland.

The next stop was a wetland area near Masham. Mark and Joe took time to explore the area first, without a camera in hand, looking for where insects, butterflies and flowers might be best found. After the ‘research’ was over Joe was tutored in how to successfully make macro images. At the end of the session a little bit of creative fun was had using some of Marks Lensbaby filters.

Joe said that he’d taken away some great tips, especially the CAFE principle and he’d also found the High Key monochrome images an interesting concept to try.

We wish Joe well with his studies at Middlesborough College where  he is studying Photography on a full time basis.

Mark Banks lives in Brompton and offers one to one personal tuition on practical landscape photography, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom software. He also runs 1-day and residential workshops.

Distinction Success

During May one of our Club Members was successful in achieving the Distinction of Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society. 

Paul Cayton LRPS submitted the required 10 images in which applicants must show (among other criteria) a variety of approach and techniques but not necessarily in subject matter. It’s demanding but achievable for most dedicated photographers.

Paul said ‘I’m delighted to have achieved this Distinction. If I can do it, anyone who is a member of the club can too”. Paul’s images and hanging plan can be viewed on his website.

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