Written by Website Admin
A print by one our members, Graham Hilton LRPS, has been accepted for the annual exhibition of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB).
It is currently on show at the Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington until 28th January 2018. The exhibition comprises 150 prints and digitally projected images, selected by the PAGB, from the inter-federation competition, held in June 2017.
The print, showing a pair of Kingfishers, had been selected as part of the entry of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union. With 75 clubs in the LCPU, and 15 federations in the PAGB, the Kingfishers have been chosen from a considerable number of entries.
Graham says “You can tell which is the female – because the lower mandible of the female’s bill is brown, whereas that of the male is black!”
Written by David Hastings
ENLIGHTNING LIGHTING LESSON
At our last meeting, on 21st June, our very own Tony Bower (shown in the green shirt) gave an excellent workshop on how to set up and use studio lighting techniques.
With a mixture of tuition to the whole group, and one by one individually, everyone was able to gain a much better understanding of studio lighting and how to adjust their cameras for best results. By the end of the session, everyone was able to take high quality portrait shots, such as the one here of our president, Terry Ottway.
Written by Keith Nuttall
On 13th June, we have the opportunity to make photographs in the Film Noir style. Graham Currey (former President of South Manchester Camera Club), will lead the session and model. He will be bringing lighting and costumes. All we need to bring are cameras.
Everyone gets a turn, and Graham will instruct on use of lighting for dramatic portraiture and crafting a shot. If the weather is okay, we can also try shooting outside, under lamplight.
Written by Terry Hewitt
RPS Chief Executive Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS with Stockport PS President Terry Ottway
The Spring into Photography series of events around the 125th Annual Exhibition culminated on Saturday with a fascinating presentation by Dr Michael Pritchard, FRPS, Chief Executive of the Royal Photographic Society. That was followed by the presentation of the certificates and trophies awarded to the best photographs in the Annual Exhibition.
Dr Pritchard took us on a whistle stop tour of the history of cameras, from before Daguerre of 1839 to the latest digital cameras and smartphone. He showed how changes in camera technology are associated with jumps in manufacturing capability, how cameras have evolved from expensive devices for the few to ubiquitous devices today (smartphone cameras). The talk was also illustrated with iconic photographs captured with those cameras.
Stockport Photographic Society was delighted and honoured to have such a wonderful talk from a prestigious member of the photographic community.
Dr Pritchard was then generous enough to give out the certificates and trophies for the best photographs in the Annual Exhibition.
The presentation was at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery which is also the home of the 125th Annual Exhibition. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s still open until 5pm on Tuesday the 30th May.
Written by admin
‘From Daguerre to Digital: A History of the Camera’ by Dr Michael Pritchard, Chief Executive, Royal Photographic Society
Saturday 27th May, 2–4pm, at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery
In this illustrated talk, the photographic historian Dr Michael Pritchard will look at the evolution of the camera from the first simple wooden boxes to the modern digital camera and smartphone. He'll explain how the camera changed from being a professional tool to one used by amateurs, and how they influenced particular photographers and genres of photography such as photojournalism. He will conclude by suggesting what the camera might become in the future.
Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS is Chief Executive of The Royal Photographic Society and a photographic historian of long-standing. He spent over twenty years at Christie’s as a photographic specialist and auctioneer, setting new record prices and holding several landmark auctions. He completed a PhD in 2010, which looked at the history of British photographic manufacturing and retailing, before joining the RPS in 2011. He regularly lectures and broadcasts on different aspects of photography, and his most recent book is A history of photography in 50 Cameras (Bloomsbury, 2015).
At the end of the lecture, Dr Pritchard will present the trophies and certificates to members of Stockport Photographic Society, for the best photographs in the Annual Exhibition.
This event is part of Stockport Photographic Society's Spring into Photography series of events around its 125th Annual Exhibition at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Saturday 15th April 2017 – Tuesday 30th May 2017. Admission is free to exhibition & all events.