Summer School 2019

After “floating the idea” amongst our members, we organised seven Monday evenings during the summer recess with the idea of helping members improve their photography and to get outside to use their cameras as well as increase the social side of the club..

Talking Tactics

Gary talked about the quality of light, shape and texture, tonal and dynamic range, Highlights and shadows as well as filters.  27 members turned up.

Hurcott Pools and Hartlebury Common

The evenings were spent at Hurcott Pools and Hartlebury Common where we attempted to practice everything we had been told.  The lighting at Hurcott wasn’t so good but Hartlebury Common in week three more than made up for it.

Check it Out

We invited members back indoors for a re-cap on everything learned so far as well as the opportunity to view the images and talk about options for improvement.

Stewpony Lock & Canal, Bewdley

The final two outside evenings were spent at the Stewpony Lock and the riverbank in Bewdley again working to i

mprove things.  Both evenings were very successful although the nights had started to draw in a little.

Final Cut

Images were reviewed and the opportunity to ask any last questions as well as learning a few new tips with photoshop.

Thanks should go to Gary, Mark, Brian and Martin, Mike for sorting out the DPI’s, Stee Green for training up as “tea boy” (and for helping out with tuition) but most of all to our members for supporting the idea.

We have learned what to do as well as what not to do in the future and have some great suggestions for Summer School 2020.  It will be back with new venues, definitely with a pub for “afters” so we can continue to discuss our photography into the late evenings.

If any members are interested in becoming involved in the organisation for Summer 2020, please speak to Mark or Suzanne.

Here are a few images to give a taste of the pleasant evenings enjoyed by our “pupils” and, indeed, our tutors…