Keith Kirkland, "What Pleases Me"
This week (14th Nov) our guest speaker was Keith Kirkland with his talk entitled "What Pleases Me".
Keith is a member of Whickham Photographic Club and a member of the NCPF committee and has enjoyed photography since his teenage years.
Keith presented his prints portfolio covering a wide variety of topics including landscape, travel, sports and portraiture. Providing us with some excellent images in each category, both colour and black and white.
One of Keith’s passions is photographing motor racing and he told us how he wrote to the UK Formula 1 teams asking to photograph their cars. Although most said no he was rewarded by a personal invitation from Ron Denis to photograph the McLaren cars during tyre testing and was later invited to tour the factory. Keith also imparted that the best time to photograph racing cars or motorbikes is to go on the practice days rather than race day as you can get better access and the crowds aren’t as big.
At the end of the night Keith stayed to answer questions from the members who then were able to get a closer view of the prints he had brought.
Thank you to Keith for delivering an excellent and varied presentation backed up with beautiful images of not only what pleases Keith but also pleased the members present.
Paul Dunn (Secretary)