Colin will start with a selection of images mainly taken on a recent fly drive visit with his wife to the southern US. Stunning landscapes, interesting rock formations, stormy skies, panoramas, old cars and odd looking vehicles, steam trains and of course the people are his favourite subjects. Colin waits for just the right light to capture his subjects and has an eye for finding quirky ideas that he can use to later build up his creative images. During processing, colours are often enhanced and HDR, infrared, mono and other techniques used to make stunning, award winning images. The advantage of digital photography, Colin says, is that once you had suitable equipment you could 'boldly go where no photographer had gone before'. You can take as many images as you like, experiment as much as you want, develop new techniques and create unique images. Colin will show images, many of which helped him to gain the perspicuous award EFIAP 'Platinum'. Many images are cleverly put together montages - often using a close up of an interesting face, an old car or bus, a strange building and a suitable background. Textures, reflections and even snow are sometimes added in layers and moved around until a pleasing result is achieved - all the photographs merging together to make unique images, often displaying a touch of humour.
Colin first became interested in photography capturing disappearing steam locomotives around the world including East Germany, Turkey, India and South Africa. 10 years later in 1980 his photographic style changed to producing more creative and pictorial images, and started entering National and International Photographic Exhibitions. He joined the RPS and eventually gained my Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1993 after a number of failures.
Colin has judged many International and National exhibitions, and adjudicated on the PAGB distinction panels for slides/prints and for Audio Visual Sequences.
Colin's website can be found here
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We meet at Woosehill Community Hall, in Wokingham, Berkshire
GETTING TO THE VENUE
Woosehill Community Hall is less than one mile away from Wokingham Railway Station. The station is served by trains between Reading and Waterloo, and also between Reading and Gatwick. Please be aware that Sunday train services can sometimes be erratic!
Parking in the small Hall car park is for speakers and judges, those disabled or anyone bringing equipment for an event. You should park in zones A and B of the Morrisons car park adjacent. Drive past Emmview Close and Morrisons, then turn immediately left into Fernlea Drive, and look for parking zones A and B. Walk back through Morrisons car park zones C and D to get to the Hall.
For those using SatNav, the relevant postcodes are:
- Woosehill Community Hall: RG41 3DA
- Morrisons Supermarket: RG41 3SW
- Fernlea Drive: RG41 3DR.
REFRESHMENTS AND LUNCH
Free tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. We suggest you bring a pack lunch, or you can purchase sandwiches etc at Morrisons Supermarket next door.
For those wishing to pay on the door or buy raffle tickets etc, please note there is a cash machine at Morrisons.
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