This evening we were delighted to welcome 5 members of Gosforth CC to Cramlington. Gosforth President David Cottrell brought fellow members Lesley, John, Peter & Harry to delight us with their presentations, ably assisted by David Brown and Prog Sec Kenny Hannard.
David started the proceedings with his presentation of 'Photographic Firsts', describing the early days of photography from 1826 to the Daguerreotype images first taken in 1839. His presentation included images of the first colour photograph, the first digital image to the first photograph taken on the moon. a fascinating history lesson.
Lesley was next up with a stunning AV of beautiful flowers & butterflies that showed of her considerable skills in this field.
Ron Henry, who was unable to attend tonight, sent a 'vlog' showing how members of Gosforth CC acted as tour guides showing the sights of Northumberland to a married couple from the USA, themselves both keen photographers, who's cruise ship docked at Royal Quays for a matter of hours.
John followed with a presentation of 'Three's. A project showing how images of people, animals & transport often represented themselves in three's. Some with a spot of poetic license and Photoshop.
Peter's presentation featured macro photography and showed that this could also be represented as 'close up' photography and so long lenses could also be used to achieve excellent results.
Harry's safari trip to Namibia showed the beauty & diversity of both its wildlife and stunning desert vistas.
Lesley rounded of a thoroughly enjoyable evening with a 'Fun with Photoshop" AV, which included a humorous 'skit' on Star Wars, which all members found enthralling.
Many thanks to Gosforth CC for putting on an excellent & diverse set of presentations.
Bob Finlay (President)