Thursday 7th September

The new season got off to a truly fabulous start with Guy Edwardes and his A Professional’s Approach to Photography.  It was an evening of simply stunning images and considerable technical information.  Guy, whose first love is nature and landscape photography in the UK, also runs very popular workshops both here and abroad, and is very widely travelled.  Quite a number of Club members have been on Guy’s workshops and everyone speaks very highly of them.

The first half of his talk concentrated on wildlife and he took us around the world, revealing also many of the techniques that produce such quality pictures.  We were then treated to a second world tour via stunning landscapes, again with an insight into the techniques behind them.   As Mike Hancock said in his vote of thanks, the season got off not so much with a bang, but with an absolute explosion.  It was a wonderfully inspiring evening, and Guy also has a website  (https://www.guyedwardes.com/) that is well worth a look and publishes a regular newsletter than includes excellent technical advice and suggestions.

As it was the first meeting of the new season we also welcomed our new members, who we hope, were inspired by Guy’s presentation and not overwhelmed by the extraordinary quality of Guy’s work!

There was some outstanding business from the Annual Exhibition, and it was rather fitting that Sheila Tester was presented with her book token for winning the vote for the most popular image at the Annual Exhibition, which was for Church at Vic, taken on a workshop with Guy.

Guy kindly draw the winning voting slip from the popular image votes, which was won by Stephen Emmerson, who also wins a book token.

There were trophies to present to Members who had missed the Preview Evening; that was Ed Feldmanis who received the Simcox Trophy for topping the Print League and Guy Partington for the Best Cub Class print in the exhibition, who received the Evershed Martin Cup.  

Which takes us to the Owl – or the redundant  Portman Trophy.  The bidding for which currently stands at £30.  Any better offers to me by close on Saturday please!

Sheila Tester receives her book token from Woytek Boden for winning the most popular print in the Annual Exhibition

Lorna Brown, Chair

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