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Keynote Speakers- September 2017- March 2018


5th September - The three core skills required to get the best out of Lightroom – Ken Fisher

Gerrit in, fettle it, and gerrit aht” as he puts it.  A translator will be available on the night.


26th September - Tales from the Moors Country - Nicola Taylor

A collection of self portraits inspired by folklore and fairy tales. Nicola will discuss developing a theme and a personal style from your own interests as well as how to create images that tell a story.


17th October - Breaking the Rules - Jason Theaker

Photography is a creative rewarding activity that is enjoyed by many, but over time rules have developed to help beginners learn the basics. This is useful, but sadly can be overly used to the detriment of the image. This talk will explore some of the rules and take a light hearted look at why rules should be broken.


31st October - The black and white world of Gavin Prest - A talk about the approach, view and techniques used by Gavin for his fine art based portraits and people images.


21st November - A documentary eye in the world of commercial photography – Olivia Brabbs – is a commercial and wedding photographer.  She will share experiences and images with a focus on her documentary approach to commercial photography.  She will also touch on her style of natural storytelling wedding photography and share experiences of being a second generation photographer following in the footsteps of her father, the renowned landscape photographer and author – Derry Brabbs


5th December – A Professional's Approach to Outdoor Photography – Guy Edwardes – 25 years worth of landscape and nature photography tips and techniques with images from around the world

Hand in Ladies v Gents images


23rd January – Photoshop – Phil Ogden  - Phil will explain (in detail) various design methods used in his use of Photoshop during the creation of the botanical design book, ‘Ogden’s Garden’.  This will include:- 1. Multi-layering and image composition.  2. Combining original photography with original artwork.  3. Utilising textures & masks.  4. Introducing ‘keyboard shortcuts’ to his work.

Phil will show these 'step by step' processes, some print examples and one or two videos highlighting certain aspects.  [NB: There’ll be plenty of opportunity for some fun, too!]


13th  February – Quarries - Interaction of people to landscape – Colin Shaw - a look at Colin's photographic work over the last 40+ years with the recurring theme of landscape and people.


6th  March – Filey Wildlife – Mark Pearson

As an obsessive local naturalist at this east coast wildlife hotspot, Mark has spent the last five years stalking the corners of his local patch with his finger on the trigger at every turn. The results include unique captures of the common, scarce and extremely rare, many of which have been published in national magazines, on websites and in books. Mark brings his experience of fieldcraft – the key element in getting the best bird and wildlife photographs – with a wide range of his best shots for the society to enjoy.


Attendance at these talks is free to members of the LPS (Annual membership just £40)

Non-members are welcome to attend any of the above presentations at a charge of £5

(refundable against membership fee if you subsequently join the society)