Tony Worobiec FRPS - Landscape Whatever the Weather + Night and Low Light Photography

21 January 2018

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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Morning: Photographing Landscape Whatever The Weather
This is really a workshop which encourages the listener to view all weathers as a positive. It aims to show that rain, white sky, wind, blank blue skies all offer fabulous opportunities. The key is to understand that you cannot change the weather on any given day, but you can change your location...and attitude.

Afternoon: Night & Low Light Photography
Continuing on the theme that there should be no barriers to taking photographs, this presentation will take the form of a workshop during which Tony will describe techniques for night and low light photography. Early mornings, late nights and bad weather, with the right technique offer opportunities to capture beautiful images. Whether we find ourselves in rural, urban or coastal environments, each offer opportunities for creative photography when the sun has gone down. He will show how to use flash creatively and also less conventional methods of lighting such as a hand-torch or car headlights.

Biography: Tony Worobiec studied Fine Art at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. He has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in London's Barbican Gallery, The Independent Photographers Gallery, The Fox Talbot Museum and Bradford's National Museum of Photography (now the National Science and Media Museum). His work is in the permanent collections of The Royal Photographic Society and The Fox Talbot Museum.

Tony regularly writes articles for photographic magazines in the UK and America. He is the author of 16 books, the latest which Photographing Landscape Whatever The Weather was considered one of the ten best books published in 2016 by The RPS Journal. Nearly 200,000 copies of his books have been sold worldwide and have been translated into Dutch, German, Spanish, Taiwanese, Mandarin, Russian and rather fittingly Polish.

Possibly his most prestigious project to date is one he did with his wife Eva, which resulted in Ghosts in the Wilderness: Abandoned America. This iconic book is often quoted by colleges and universities as the definitive documentary on abandoned communities of the American High Plains. Published in 2003, it was very enthusiastically reviewed in The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine in Germany.

Press comments include;

"...desolate, moody and achingly sad...stunning..." - The Independent

"...eerily beautiful images of provincial America..." - Stern (Germany)

"This book is stunning from cover to cover!" - The Guardian

As a sequel to this book, he and his wife Eva recently decided to revisit The Plains and as a consequence, one further book was published titled Abandoned On The Plains: Fragments of an American Dream. This has similarly enjoyed critical acclaim.

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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.

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