St Agnes Photographic Club Diary

Here you’ll find details of what St Agnes Photography Club is up to over the coming months. Click on individual events to read more details. Click on the Calendar button to change the format of the display. Note that durations of meetings and events are for guidance only.

If you have any St Agnes Photographic Club events or photography-related events that you’d like to see in the diary, please contact us.

Jan
22
Tue
Workshop – Basic Camera Settings
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The session will be led by Ian Williams.    Learn about the interaction between shutter speed, aperture and ISO and how to choose the right camera settings for a particular photograph type. Optionally bring your camera to see how these settings are made. There will also be an overview of lens types, white balance, image size (pixels) and other camera basics. A brief explanation will be given about how to store and back up photographs on a computer. On a more advanced side a very brief explanation of HDR will be given.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Dave Bourne (dave8712@hotmail.co.uk) by Monday 10th December so that he can book a suitable sized room.

Feb
12
Tue
Monthly meeting – Andy Hughes, Photography and the politics of waste @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Andy Hughes has published and presented internationally on coastal photography and on the effects of waste, particularly on the marine environment. Living in St Ives and a practising surfer, he is very involved locally in Surfers against Sewage, but has also travelled as far as Alaska as artist in residence with project teams exploring the effects of plastic waste, and has worked with NGOs, universities, galleries, and in collaboration with other artists. Not just a theorist, he has the very significant distinction of being the first artist in residence at Tate St Ives.

Feb
26
Tue
Workshop – Basic Image Processing
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The session will be presented by Dave Bourne.  He will show how to use free software (GIMP) to edit a photograph, but the principles are similar for other editing packages.  Topics covered will include: cropping, sharpening, de-saturating, brightness/contrast, re-sizing, removing unwanted objects in the picture (cloning) and how to save the modified image. Also covered, very briefly, will be RAW compatibility with GIMP (and the advantage of using RAW) and GIMP’s support for using layers. The talk will be aimed at those with little or no image processing experience.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Dave Bourne (dave8712@hotmail.co.uk) by Monday 10th December so that he can book a suitable sized room.

Mar
12
Tue
Monthly meeting – Review of quarterly theme images, and of astro and night-time images @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Alan Barker will lead discussion of the quarterly theme images on the subject of “Bridges”, following which Andrew Cox will expand on his well-received autumn talk on astrophotography and star trails, and lead on discussion of astro photography and night-time images, hopefully many of which will have been taken on his field trip (details of which will be sent to members by email as and when weather and moon conditions suggest).

Mar
26
Tue
Workshop – Photograph Composition
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The session will be led by Brian Guttridge.  This will be a re-run of Brian’s very successful presentation about how to compose a photograph for maximum appeal and impact.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE IS PROVISIONAL

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Dave Bourne (dave8712@hotmail.co.uk) by Monday 10th December so that he can book a suitable sized room.

Apr
9
Tue
Monthly meeting – Martin and Vivien Howse, from Darkroom to Lightroom @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We welcome Martin and Vivien Howse, both of whom have achieved their ARPS distinctions in their chosen workflow; Martin using a traditional monochrome darkroom, and Vivien using digital methodology. Whilst they produce from choice very different results, both are great believers in the tactile properties of high quality prints as the end result, and will bring a selection of their work, and talk about their ARPS journeys.

Jun
25
Tue
Workshop – Advanced Image Processing
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The session will be presented by Andrew Cox.   He will cover image processing using Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop (‘professional’ chargeable software). A quick demonstration of how to perform the basic tasks discussed in the previous (GIMP) workshop will be given plus a selection of more advanced tasks will be covered in more detail.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Dave Bourne (dave8712@hotmail.co.uk) by Monday 10th December so that he can book a suitable sized room.

Jul
23
Tue
Workshop – From Computer To Mounted Prints
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The session will be presented by Alan Barker.  This will cover everything you need to know about producing prints from digital images and how to mount them ready to sell or to show at an exhibition.  The talk will also include some examples of some of the different print finishes that are available from photographic printers.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Dave Bourne (dave8712@hotmail.co.uk) by Monday 10th December so that he can book a suitable sized room.