‘Sunset Photography’ evening for The Outsid’er’s One More Hour

Circle OrangeSo someone, who shall remain nameless, thought it would be an excellent idea for St Agnes Photographic Club to run a Sunset Photography session as part of St Agnes’ Outsid’er Festival, for the Sunday One More Hour slot.

After two beautifully sunny, if chilly, glorious days of the festival, the weather turned entirely on Sunday. The wind increased to a hooley and the skies to the West became dark and menacing. There would be no stunning sunset to photograph this evening. The Management decided to soldier on anyway, allowing only for the event to be postponed if rain arrived.

Amazingly enough, 15 intrepid photographers (see photo above), including local photographer Andy Davies who came to lead our ‘Sunset Photography’ session, and a lovely couple from Birmingham who were here on holiday, turned up at the appointed hour.

After coffees from the cafe and a short talk from Andy as to how we would have been taking Sunset Photographs, had there been a sunset, we were blown down the car park and onto the beach by the offshore wind.

As suggested by Andy, we ignored the poor, flat light and made the most of being outdoors by taking large depth of field photos to get interest into the foreground of landscape shots. We looked for patterns in sand and rocks and seaweed and shot those. We attempted to not drop our kit in puddles or slip over on slimy boulders. We had a good laugh about how terrible the weather was. And then it started to rain.

Eventually we called it a day (not a name I can record here) and lugged our gear back to the warmth of our cars.

One More Hour - 'Sunset Photography' at Chapel Porth

Our intrepid photographers ready for some, er, Sunset Photography.

Thanks to everyone who came along for the evening and made it a lot of fun, despite the poor conditions. We hope to see at least some of you again soon.

PS: News from The Outsid’er HQ – We’ve decided to extend the Photo Comp by 24 hours to give you all a little longer to upload your photos from the weekend – so that’s Monday 8th April at 10pm. We’re looking for anything that could fall into the 3 categories of BLUE, FACES or TREASURE. Some great entries so far – check out the main www.facebook.com/outsiderstagnes page to see them. Good luck!

22/09/12 St Agnes Photographic Club’s Annual Exhibition

St Agnes Annual Photographic Exhibition 2012

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.

St Agnes Photographic Club’s 2012 Exhibition

St Agnes Photographic Club’s annual exhibition, showcasing members’ photography, will be held on

Saturday 22nd September 2012

10.00am – 4.00pm

St Agnes Parish Hall

FREE entry | Refreshments | Raffle

Everyone welcome – please come and support your local photography group!

Information for members:

You should submit 6 – 10 mounted, printed, recently taken photographs for the exhibition at the September evening meeting on 11/09/12. Mounts should measure 30 x 40 cm and the photographs can be any size smaller than this.

Don’t forget: Beach photography with St Agnes VMCA – 5th May

Saturday 5th May, 10.30am, meet outside The Driftwood Spars, Trevaunance Cove

Help Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s St Agnes Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (VMCA) with their photography morning. A great oppportunity to support St Agnes Voluntary Marine Conservation Area’s (VMCA) community work and take lots of beach and marine photos!

Roger has written a very helpful guide to beachside photography.