Guest Speakers

Special Scenes across the UK

Special Scenes across the UK

A talk by Harry Wheeler-Brand on 5 January 2022 This week our club talk was delivered via Zoom by Harry Wheeler-Brand, titled “Special Scenes across the UK”.  Harry is based in East Anglia so his home territory includes Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.  He is a...

‘Here & There’ – talk by Philip Quarry FRPS

‘Here & There’ – talk by Philip Quarry FRPS

This evening we joined Philip Quarry on his ongoing journey through the medium of photography across the last decade.  He took us to places been and things seen, on subjects old and new.  Along the way he explained some of the various techniques he uses for...

The Pat, Ian and Mike Show

The Pat, Ian and Mike Show

PIMS for short, this promised to be an evening with a difference put together by 3 members of Old Coulsdon Camera Club. It was presented by Pat Couder CPAGB, BPE1, QPSA and Ian Brash CPAGB BPE2 an old friend at Photocraft. The third contributor was Mike Bromley DPAGB...

On Photography – a personal view by Mike Farley

On Photography – a personal view by Mike Farley

It was an ambitious title – ‘On Photography’! Whole books, whole courses and whole careers have been devoted to uncovering the different facets of photography. Tonight’s speaker, Mike Farley LRPS, drew on a lifetime of engagement with photography as a hobby and his...

‘The Perimeter’ by Quintin Lake

‘The Perimeter’ by Quintin Lake

Being something of a couch potato, listening to Quintin’s account of his walk around the entire coastline of Britain came as something of a culture shock. The lockdown, and the World Snooker Championships, have kept me in for a while. OK, lame excuses I know....

A History of Photographic Lenses…and why they cost so much!

A History of Photographic Lenses…and why they cost so much!

Photocraft was delighted to welcome, via Zoom, Stewart Robinson, Founder of "Lenses For Hire". Stewart presented an interesting talk that gave us a full understanding of why and how photographic lenses have developed over the (many) years, taking us far back in time...

‘Chasing The Lights’ by Simon Van-Orden

‘Chasing The Lights’ by Simon Van-Orden

“What's that, Daddy?” My first of two experiences of the Aurora Borealis was the shimmering backdrop to a childrens' puppet show on black and white TV in the 1950s called ‘Meet the Penguins’. I never got a satisfactory answer from my Dad, and anyway, at that tender...

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