Liz making sure her photos are in the exhibition.
Amidst the scaffold towers and ladders, painters and electricians at Trebah Garden, a brave few from the Club today set up the St Agnes Photographic Club Trebah Exhibition.
The exhibition formally opens tomorrow, January 7th, and will run until February 8th. It consists of 49 mounted images taken by 11 Club members during our June visit to Trebah Garden. To view the exhibition look no further than the foyer area between the Shop and the Planters Cafe.
Paid-up members of the Club will have free access to the garden for themselves and their partners during the period of the exhibition. To obtain your free entry, simply inform the person at reception that you are a member of St Agnes Photographic Club, show them proof of your identity and they will then check your name against the list of paid-up club members.
Opening times are detailed on the Trebah Garden website.
Please do visit the exhibition and enjoy the wonders of the garden in winter.
Words and image by Alan.
St Agnes Photographic Club’s Annual Exhibition
We held our Annual Exhibition on Saturday 22nd September in St Agnes. A total of 83 mounted prints submitted by 10 club members were displayed and viewed by a steady stream of visitors all day. These included locals, holiday makers and members from other photography clubs including Truro Camera Club and Penryn Camera Club.
A raffle was held to raise money for our projector fund. The holder of the drawn ticket won their favourite exhibited print from the show and it was interesting to watch people attempting to choose just one and also to see which photos and photographers most appealed to our visitors. William Randlesome from Mount Hawke won the raffle and will receive Nicola Bathe’s ‘Otter’ print.
We felt it was a very successful day, with lots of visitors, some hints and tips shared and plenty of tea, coffee and cake consumed! On behalf of the committee I’d like to thank those who entered their prints, those who came to view our exhibition, but in particular those who helped run the day to make it such a success!
I’m looking forward to next year’s exhibition already!
By Nicola Bathe.
Last Tuesday saw members meeting in the WI Hall to hear Tony Kent give us some hints & tips on taking portraits. Tony, a local photographer with wide ranging experience, including running a busy wedding photography business, was generous with his advice. He brought with him a wide variety of his printed portraits which illustrated his points – all most impressive. Tony’s pointers were down-to-earth and practical, backed up by engaging anecdotes making for a most enjoyable and instructive evening. Tony was kind enough to bring with him some handouts so (for the benefit of those members who missed the meeting) here is my selection of his main points:
- You need to develop a rapport with your subject because CLOSER IS BETTER
- The EYES must be in sharp focus
- and (counter-intuitively I thought, but I’ll give it a go) Do NOT ask them to smile EVER!!
This advice came just in time for me, I’m off now to take a photograph of every resident of Callestick for our Jubilee photo book – wish me luck!