Photography 'Our Way'.
Tonight’s speakers were our very own Bill & Margaret Stephens. Bill & Margaret have been club members for some 30 years and have been successful not only in club competition but also in national & international competitions & salons.
Tonight the topic of their talk ‘Photography Our Way’ took us on a journey through Europe, including Crete, France and Italy & closer to home, Beamish Open Air Museum as they showed us the type of images they like to capture on their travels. Bill with his passion for patina & rust and Margaret likewise with shop windows and images of cafes. They showed some stunning Alpine images taken in around Mont Blanc & Chamonix and gave us a taste of Italy with beautiful shots of Venice, Sorrento and the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum both destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius.
They showed how they like to edit/manipulate their images to produce varying final results. Bill showcased this with a series of images of a young lady in period costume taken at Beamish Museum ranging from soft focus colour to mono & sepia.
At the end of the evening Bill & Margaret answered questions from the members before being thanked in the time honoured way for an interesting & enjoyable presentation.
Bob Finlay. (President)