Past Events

Creating Impact And Mood

Date: July 17, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library

We are pleased to welcome Steve Hedges ( who will talk about how to create impact and mood in photography, how to create an image that really has the ‘wow’ factor. He will show a series of before-and-after pictures with the after picture being a big improvement over the before picture.

Steve finds this really emphasises the importance of thinking about what you want to achieve before you hit the shutter release. He will then move on to talk about the thought process behind creating a great picture and the various techniques to help achieve that aim.

This promises to be an interesting session. As usual, members are encouraged to mention the session to friends, who are most welcome.

Club Photoshoot – Orford

Date: June 19, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Orford, Suffolk.

As mentioned at recent meetings at the Library, it is planned to have a club photoshoot at Orford on June 19th.

Details were announced at the May meeting and will be repeated in the June monthly email to members.

Members are encouraged to take as many photographs as they like of whatever subjects take their fancy. There’s plenty to photograph – Castle, harbour, boats, cottages, Church, village centre etc. Note that the area surrounding the Castle is free to roam, but the Castle is administered by English Heritage, so there will be a cost to enter.

Drone photography with Ben Nichols

Date: May 15, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library

We welcome Ben Nichols to talk about drone photography.

The talk will give details of the types of drones with cameras, highlight the Civil Aviation Authority rules for safe drone use.

Ben will bring some drone equipment with him so members can have a look and ask questions during the mid session coffee/tea break.

Ben Nichols

Smartphone Photography

Date: April 17, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library

Smartphone Photography

Although the session is stated as iPhone, the techniques are equally valid for Google and Android smartphones.

Chris Atkinson’s iPhone session last year was very popular and he’s back with fresh material. He has access to more training videos and this year, they will include information on how to hold the iPhone for sharp photos; the iPhone feature for perfect focus; setting the correct exposure; and two short videos on creative pano photography and on taking stunning silhouettes.

We have members who use the smartphone as their default camera and they produce some outstanding images. If you’d like to find out more, please do get in touch. You don’t need to heft a large DSLR to get something from our meetings.

Wildlife Photography Fieldcraft

Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library
Kevin Sawford

Our guest speaker is the prize-winning wildlife photographer, Kevin Sawford, talking on the subject of wildlife photography fieldcraft.

As well as learning the subtleties of capturing photos of wildlife in the natural habitat, we are sure to see some excellent illustrative images from Kevin. The linked image was shortlisted and commended in the Bird Photographer of the year Competition, 2020.

The suggested topic for members’ photographs is “Portraits”. Because of the more personal nature of this topic, these images will not be shown on the website later.

A Life in Photography

Date: February 21, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library

Our guest speaker is David Calvert. David has a varied photographic career and the talk will cover aspects of his work in portrait and landscape photography. This promises to be an interesting evening, held over from December due to unforeseen circumstances.

AGM and Video Shorts

Date: January 17, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library

After a brief meeting for the AGM, there will be a talk on AI in image generation, a short quiz, and a series of video shorts on composition in photography.

What is a Portrait 2

Date: December 12, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library

A look at portraiture over the last 170 years. This is part 2 of Tom Peck’s presentation. The first part was in October. As Christmas approaches, there will be coffee and mince pies and a chance to talk and look forward to 2024.

Members Illustrated Talks

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library

We have some interesting talks from members on a variety of subjects. Nuala Simpson will give a talk on ‘Big Cat’ photography. Chris Atkinson has a talk on Frank Meadow Sutcliffe – Photographer And Social Historian. John Prodger will present ‘Journey To The Levant’ and finally Stuart Turner will talk about ‘Medical Missions To Tbilisi, Georgia 1996 and 2016 – A City Of Contrasts’. Each talk will be illustrated by photographs and the diversity of subject matter should prove to be an informative evening.

What is a Portrait 1

Date: October 18, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Aldeburgh Library

The first part of the evening will see part 1 of a YouTube presentation by Tom Peck. The title is ‘What Is A Portrait’.

A history of photographic portraiture from Victorian times to the present. With a catch line ‘you’ll never look at a portrait the same way again’ this promises to be an interesting evening.

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