Paul Mitchell FRPS: Woodland Ways and Spirit of Light

12 November 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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This talk centres around Paul's favourite location, Burnham Beeches. He will talk about the history and physical aspects of this ancient woodland. It will be fully illustrated with images made throughout the four seasons.
In the second half, Paul will be showing how he processes his woodland images using Lightroom and Photoshop. He will be demonstrating techniques such as split toning, how changing colour temperature effects images, dodging and burning, adding a soft touch using the Orton Effect, through to specialised re-touching.

A pinhole-specific illustrated talk explaining the basic principles of pinhole photography, and why Paul still uses a pinhole camera. The talk culminates in the planning and execution of his successful Fellowship panel, the first person to achieve this accolade with pinhole photography.

Biography: Paul's interest in photography started in his early teens when his parents bought him his first 35mm camera. Whilst studying to be a Graphic Designer at art college, he was able to expand his photographic skills, and discovered the great works of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Irving Penn.
Observing and photographing the landscape is now his preferred area of interest, be it with a DSLR, large format field camera, or a pinhole camera.  
Paul has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the South East. He has also had images that have won awards and been highly commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year, Outdoor Photographer of the Year and International Garden Photographer of the Year.
Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and currently sits on the Fine Art Distinction Panel at Associate and Fellowship level. He is also a member of the prestigious Arena group, and a founder member of The Landscape Collective UK (LCUK). Paul is also a well respected photographic judge and lecturer.


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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.

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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.

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Region: Thames ValleyGroup(s): Analogue, Digital Imaging, Digital Imaging Thames Valley