DIG Thames Valley: Sam Gregory - more than an image

17 May 2020

10:00 - 15:30

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

Group Member£8.00
Non RPS Member£15.00 
RPS Member£12.00 
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Sam Gregory: More Than an Image - a Journey into Landscape Photography & Beyond

During the course of the day, Sam will take you on a journey through his landscape photography work. With classic vistas and dramatic scenes from all around the world, he will discuss what makes a compelling landscape image in his eyes. However, it's not just the traditional genre that Sam partakes in, in fact his work sometimes steps firmly outside the traditional into extractions of form, energy and flow. He will discuss these new explorations including a body of work that takes the viewer back 250 million years into an unseen and unimaginable landscape. This work was created in one location that has a special meaning to the project.
This more abstracted approach can cause friction with the classic scenic vista approach, and it's a requirement for working professionals to wear many 'hats'. As such, Sam will also discuss this aesthetic dichotomy from a commercial perspective, all the while elaborating on just how powerful the process of image making can be for your wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Essentially, it's a personal obsession, and he will expand on this principal that it's definitely 'more than an image'.

Biography: Sam Gregory is a landscape and fine art photographer based on the south coast of England in Dorset. Like many, it was traveling that first inspired his love of photography, a desire to capture the differing landscapes he encountered around the world as a youngster, fired by his curiosity and wonder of the natural world. Originally the image making process was about capturing a memory, but as the years went by the creative possibilities of photography began to take hold, and a whole new world opened up.
Now his focus is on working with the landscape to explore its character and revealing some of its wonder and history, be it seen or unseen. Driven by a desire to show the natural beauty of the world in his own aesthetic, and linking that with story-telling opportunities, Sam believes there are image making possibilities all around us, it is really a matter of learning to be receptive to these scenes.
His work has featured in various publications locally and nationally and been used by multiple organisations including The National Trust. He is a tutor for Light & Land, leading tours around the world. Fundamentally he believes that the best image making experiences and satisfaction comes from really getting to know a landscape and culture and then applying your skills to create a compelling visual narrative.
Sam shoots with film and digital set-ups, and is comfortable using various techniques, from ICM (intentional camera movement) to long exposure and macro, and believes the image making process is multi-step with equal weight being given to each stage.


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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 ‘Group Member’ 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.

Opening times

We open the doors at 10.00am, to allow time to check-in, have some refreshments, and be ready to start the formal presentations at 10:30am.
In order to allow us to set up our equipment in a safe and orderly way, we ask you to remain in the foyer or outside the building until 10.00am unless you are a designated helper.
There is a mid-morning break, and a break for lunch. The event usually finishes about 3:30pm.

Cancellation policy

If you have purchased a Day Ticket but are unable to come, and don't tell us before the event, we will not normally offer refunds; however, we will look sympathetically at each situation. Refunds requested at least 3 days before the event will normally be granted.

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): Digital Imaging, Digital Imaging Online, Digital Imaging Thames Valley, Landscape, Travel