This evenings presentation (26th Nov) was given by our own Bill Stephens AFIAP, PPSA. The essence of Bill’s presentation was to put forward his opinion that we should all take photographs for our own enjoyment and not necessarily to win competitions.
Bill has been taking photographs since he was a youngster with an old box camera but it was later in life that he and a work mate decided to join Cramlington CC to try and improve their skills with newer camera equipment. Bill says this did bring out his competitive streak and competition entries, and wins soon followed.
Since then Bill & wife Margaret, also AFIAP, PPSA have travelled quite extensively in their photography quest and both have been successful on the international scene. Now their photography is of a more personal note. This evening Bill showed images taken over the years on a wide range of subjects & locations both at home & abroad. From the Canadian prairies to Greece and our own Beamish Open Air Museum, a particular favourite of Bill’s.
This was followed by a short AV of beautiful fractal images. Complex patterns of coloured swirls & shapes moving and entwining.
A discussion of the evenings entertainment followed.
Many thanks to Bill for putting together a fine and enjoyable presentation.
Bob Finlay, (President)