Thursday, 5 January 2012
I know it's cold and windy out but let's kick the year off with a pint and a bit of a planning session.
Come along with your ideas for what you would like to do over the next year.
Tuesday 10th Jan 2012 at the Knights Templar. Phil will be there from 6pm (Maybe earlier) and we will try to get "up top" as usual.
If it's your first time at a social send <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29261875@N05/">Phil</a> a FM and he will send you his mobile number so you can call if you can't find us.
Let us know if you can make it but posting to the flickr group
Saturday, 31 December 2011
In Feb we managed two events, a group shoot at Holborn Court and a Photoshop training day for 10 members of the group.
Another month with two events. We had a group shoot at Croxley Green and we also had our first group exhibition. You can still see the images here…
October saw out first "Tutorial Shoot". This should become a feature of the group shoots over the next year.
We managed to have a social nearly every month including an excellent critique night organised by Mr Dawes. We even managed to get to a few exhibitions too.
And there's more… Tim Saunders drove to Mongolia in an ambulance, Paulo shaved off his beard and then grew it back again all in the name of
Several people got some wider recognition for their work. Jaroslav had an excellent write up on the Strobist blog and John & Tina Reid had a guest slot on Scott Kelby's blog. Many other people in the group also had work published or exhibited.
Congratulations to everyone concerned. You make this a fantastic group with your active participation. Here's looking forward to an action packed 2012.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
We have moved the date of our October social to Wednesday the 12th October and will be meeting at the wonderful Knight's Templar pub in Chancery Lane, pictured above. Scott will be bringing the prints from our exhibition so if you would like to collect your framed prints, see the prints, or just come down for a natter, please come along. If you are coming, it would be nice if you could let us know in the flickr Thread
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Its finally here. We are showing an exhibition of our member's work at the Harrow Arts Centre
At the end of 2009 we asked people to submit three photos each for entry into the exhibition. Once all the entries were in on the 1st of January 2010 we asked a panel of 4 judges to select 40 images for the exhibition. The Strobist himself, David Hobby who needs not introduction here. Commercial Photographer and Author Kirk Tuck. Freelance photographer and Vice Chairman of the British Press Photographer's Association Neil Turner. Finally freelance editorial photographer Tom Miles.
With the images selected, the next step was to organise a venue and the printing. After much procrastinating on my part we finally settled on a venue this month and Phil and Scott rose to the occasion and got everything organised in record time.
Many thanks to the selection panel who had to wade through all of the images and especially to Phil and Scott for doing all of the hard work over the last two weeks. It wouldn't have been possible without them
Please come and visit the centre and have a look around. The images look really great in print, so much better than on a computer screen.
Harrow Arts Centre
171 Uxbridge Road
Rail: London Overground from Euston or Watford Junction to Hatch End
Tube: Harrow on the Hill or Pinner (Metropolitan), Harrow & Wealdstone (Bakerloo), Stanmore (Jubilee)
Bus: H14, H12 & 182
Parking: Limited free parking is available
Monday, 1 August 2011
Typically people will arrive around 6:30pm and we will have a few beers and food together before stumbling off into the dark.
This month's social is on Wednesday the 10th August at The Swan in Hammersmith. Its very close to Hammersmith tube and popular with our South London members.
Please let us know if you are planning on coming along, as we don't like sitting in the pub on our own, and sometimes numbers are quite low. You can find a sign-up thread on our flickr group
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Something a bit different for the July group shoot. Details as follows…
The plan is to meet in Central London at 5pm on Saturday 30th July, split into groups of 3 or 4 and go off and photograph one or more "Objects of significance" to the community.
So that could be...
Broadwick Street cholera pump
A drinking fountain
A cab rank cafe (The old wooden huts)
Manhole covers (veastry of Islington electricity supply)
Red telephone box (with the less common pattern - and yes, i am leaving you to work out what that means)
Or something else - you can come up with your own ideas.
For those of you who read the Strobist blog you will know that this is the current boot camp assignment. You will have until 5pm the next day to submit your image to the main Strobist pool if you are so inclined.
If you want to take part in this meetup please go to the sign-up thread on flickr for more details
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Well, we have successfully hosted our first critique night which was pretty good fun really. In all about half a dozen photographers submitted work. Given that this was the first ever event of it's type for the group I thought that was pretty encouraging. In all we had about twenty people in for the social, and given that I arranged it Hammersmith again this felt like a result.
As I expected the images were all of an excellent standard and for me personally my criticism largely came down to nit picking. Simon kept on shouting that he liked a lot of the work (his) and I think we all got to talk about the various images. Personally I learnt a bit from speaking to the photographers and doing a bit of reverse engineering with them.
I would like to say a massive thanks to Dan, Huy and Emil for taking the time to offer their opinions on the work. I would also like to thank all the photographers that submitted work because without then we would not have had anything to look at.
During the evening I met and fell deeply in love with a Cornish blonde but she hurt me the next day, these things happen. Until next time, Take it easy. I know you will.... (Yeah I nicked that from the Big Lebowski.)