13 October 2018

This Friday at KPS ...

On 19th October, Kingswood Photographic Society has its last studio evening this year.  Mike will again be bringing a model us to photograph.  He hopes that Jaz will join us on the evening to capture some casual or quirky images.  Currently blonde but who knows what colour her hair will be on the night.

During the evening, if you have any questions, please seek out Mike or another experienced studio photographer.  You will find that they will be only too willing to share their knowledge and help you improve your studio shooting skills.

This evening presents another opportunity to practise some of the studio lighting techniques Mike has previously demonstrated.  Also, remember that it is important not to use your on camera flash whilst someone else is connected to the hot shoe which is linked to the studio lights because they interfere with each other.  When not taking your own photograph, another great way to learn new skills is to listen to other people’s questions and watch how others work with the model.

Kingswood PS meet Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Barnabas Church Hall, Warmley, Bristol BS30 5JJ. Visitors are welcome to join us and the cost for non-members on a Studio Night is £5.00.

6 October 2018

This Friday at KPS ...

Kingswood Photographic Society is absolutely delighted to welcome Leigh Woolford AWPF, EFIAP, DPAGB, DPE2*, as their speaker on Friday 12th October.  Leigh  will be giving a digital image presentation entitled A journey through Southern Iceland.

Leigh says: “Photography has been a serious hobby for me since the 1980s and enjoy all kinds of photography but if you asked anyone in my club (Gwynfa CC) what type of photography I am best known for, they would answer 'landscape'.

I enjoy nothing more than to be at a spectacular location with a complicated box of Japanese electronics in my hand, thinking … what am I going to do here today?  Often the fun is more in the taking than in the results but when the results are good, it is especially satisfying.

For anyone interested in equipment, for landscape I use a full frame DSLR with a selection of lenses ranging from 17mm up to 400mm.  I also carry a tripod and some filters (mainly grads and stoppers).

I have been lucky enough to visit Iceland, an amazing country, on numerous occasions and my talk is intended to provide an insight to photographing some of the many exciting locations adjacent to Route One along the south coast between Keflavik and Hofn. It contains maps, tips, costs, a few location videos and of course, lots of photographs.  Iceland provides an astonishingly diverse selection of locations as well as drama and excitement aplenty. I hope you will enjoy the journey.”

As well as his talk, Leigh will also bring around 15 mounted prints for members to view during the break.

This promises to be an absolutely excellent evening so we hope to see you there.

Kingswood PS meet  on Fridays from 7.30pm to around 9.30pm at St Barnabas Church Hall, Warmley, Bristol BS30 5JJ.  Visitors are most welcome and the cost for this evening is £3.00.


29 September 2018

This Friday at KPS ...

On the 5th of October, Kingswood Photographic Society has another digital editing workshop.  We are delighted to welcome back our long-standing friend, Ray Grace ARPS, DPAGB, who is well known for his high level of Photoshop skills.

Ray says: “If I recall correctly it was agreed at my last visit that the evening would be split into two. In the first half I will do a Photoshop clinic. As usual, I will prepare nothing (unless asked) and the event will rely on questions and/or queries from your membership. As previously, I would welcome advance questions as this would allow me to make some preparations. However, questions on the evening will be welcomed as well.

The second half will be taken up by looking at some of my snaps; specifically landscape.”

As usual, this promises to be a most useful, informative and instructive evening so we hope you can join us.  Do remember to bring your notebook, although Ray will give us links at the end of the evening to access the processes he covers.

Kingswood PS meets all year round on Fridays at 7.30pm, mostly at St Barnabas Church Hall, Warmley, Bristol  BS30 5JJ.  The cost for visitors is £3.00.