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Monochrome PDI Competition #3

Monochrome PDI Competition #3

In the spirit of Blue Peter ('Here's one I made earlier'), tonight's judge flourished two strips of cardboard - a great tool for deciding whether images would be better cropped. As she said, cropping can be very helpful - except when you cut off a vital piece of the...

Image Swap Evening – Different but Similar

Image Swap Evening – Different but Similar

When we had our first Image Swap evening, it went very well and from memory, we had many rather different takes on what the members involved had provided. Our second evening was held on 3rd March and from where I was sitting, our eight members who stepped forward to...

More Monochrome Moments – 2nd Mono PDI Competition

More Monochrome Moments – 2nd Mono PDI Competition

Well, we at Photocraft seem to have been on a monster monochrome binge of late and it was time to see if these previous January evenings had paid off and given us some good work to enjoy as we held our 2nd Monochrome PDI of the season. We welcomed back our good...

Monochrome Workshop

Monochrome Workshop

Very few of us have any formal training in image editing. We choose our editing software according to what was fashionable at the time and our budget, and learnt how to use it in a fairly haphazard manner, probably picking up poor habits in the process. We finish up...

January Blues – 3rd Open PDI Competition

January Blues – 3rd Open PDI Competition

Standards of entry to photo competitions have been slipping during the lockdowns, according to tonight's judge, Rob Bonfield. At least that had been his experience when judging at other clubs recently. By contrast, he felt that Photocraft had mustered a good set of...

Farewell to 2020 with some Christmas Cheer

Farewell to 2020 with some Christmas Cheer

What a year 2020 was!! The option to have our usual Social gathering was long gone and so we chose to give everyone the month of December 2020 to take and create some images for us all to enjoy as 2021 gets underway. It was great to see the variety and wit of our...

Odd things, a talk by Diane Seddon

Odd things, a talk by Diane Seddon

An exploration of the world of creative photography Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3* started her talk by asking us to imagine we were walking, in the dark of the night, to the middle of a long disused bridge across a mountain lake. The night is cool and your senses...

Club “Domestic Still Life” Image Evening

Club “Domestic Still Life” Image Evening

We enjoyed some excellent fun and saw some wonderful creativity in our first photography theme evening of the season. 29 great images were entered and members were kind enough to offer an insight into their creation. David H provided two evocative images that drew on...

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