26 March 2017

10:00 - 15:30

Wokingham, Berkshire
Woosehill Community Hall
Emmview Close
United Kingdom
RG41 3DA

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Group Member£10.00
Non RPS Member£17.00 
RPS Member£14.00 
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An in-depth behind-the-scenes journey through what it takes to work as a photographer and picture editor of The TImes, including a brief history of the contribution The Times has made to the photography world. This presentation is accompanied by some hard hitting and stunning images from The Times, as well as anecdotal insights into the stories behind the images.

Paul's personal journey from Times Picture Editor to Landscape photographer. He discusses the therapeutic effects of photography, the spiritual and emotional connection you must have with your work. He explains his reasons for moving to mirrorless, and the way it changed his way of shooting almost overnight.

Biography: Paul Sanders been a professional photographer since 1984, after beginning his career as a fashion and advertising photographer. He moved into newspapers in 1991, starting at The Daventry Express before moving on to News Team International, a successful agency based in Birmingham. In 1996 he was appointed Deputy Picture Editor of The Manchester Evening News and two years later moved to Reuters, the international wire service, based in London.
In 2002 he joined The Times, and became Picture Editor in 2004. In this prestigious role he oversaw the entire visual look and feel of the paper as it transitioned from broadsheet to the compact format. During this time he was instrumental in developing the way images were delivered digitally to subscribers.  
At the end of December 2011 he left The Times to pursue his love of landscape photography and launch an after-schools project for young children to develop their visual and creative awareness through photography.
He is passionate about landscape photography, using every format from 5x4 to his iPhone to capture images. His work conveys the emotional and spiritual responses he has to the landscape in front of him.  
Paul's journey from news photographer to landscape photography began as a form of therapy to help him deal with the stress, depression, insomnia and anxiety that resulted from the pressure he was under at The Times.  
Many of the images he creates are long exposures, leaving the shutter open for 5 - 45 minutes to allow the light and elements to move, this develops an ethereal quality that has a painterly feel to the photograph.  
He doesn't rely on Photoshop or digital editing to create his images. They are all made in camera with only minimal adjustments - colour balance, exposure and contrast. Paul would rather spend time behind the camera outdoors than I sitting behind his computer editing.
In September 2014 his work was recognised by Fuji, when he was made a Fujifilm Ambassador. As a result he has been involved in development work on their cameras, and leads workshops and training days for Fujifilm UK.
Paul loves to share his knowledge of photography with others; he has a simple and enthusiastic way of teaching.  He is a Light and Land tour leader taking groups of photographers to Cuba, New York and Italy.
He is a committed Christian, attending Bessels Green Baptist Church, and in his spare time is a very keen road cyclist, and takes part in many endurance events around Europe.

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We don't yet use the online booking facility on this page, owing to the complexity of offering Season Tickets for Thames Valley Centre events.
Note: the ticket price shown above against ‘Members Rate’ is the rate that applies to members of the Digital Imaging Group only. It does not apply to RPS members who are not DI Group members.

We meet at Woosehill Community Hall, in Wokingham, Berkshire

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.

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.

OUR INFO PACK (PDF download above) includes all you need to know about attending our events, and buying tickets.
Please use our OUR BOOKING FORM (PDF download above) for buying your tickets.

Hearing and access requirements

HEARING: Our Announcers and Presenters use radio microphones and a PA system at our events. ACCESS: The Hall has two ‘Disabled’ parking bays with sloped wheelchair access to the ground floor venue.

Alan Bousfield ARPS
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Region: Thames ValleyGroup(s): Digital Imaging, Digital Imaging Thames Valley