RCPS Press Report 25th February 2016

Ripon City Photographic Society

It was ‘Lights, Action and Camera’ at our last meeting. Under the direction of member and professional photographer, Iain Cairns, we had an enjoyable and instructive night learning about portrait photography. Thanks to models Mauri and Aurelia, we were able to experiment with lighting, camera settings, poses and posture for a variety of portrait shots. Thanks to everyone who contributed and took part in such good spirits including freezing whilst outdoors shots were being taken.

The big event remaining this season takes place on Saturday, (27th February), at Ripon Grammar School, Clotherholme Road, HG4 2DG with the visit of internationally acclaimed cameraman Michael Pitts. His illustrated talk, ‘In at the Deep End; Capturing Drama and Detail Underwater’ will be particularly attractive to fans of David Attenborough’s programmes, especially the The Private Life of Plants and The Blue Planet. Michael won Emmys for his work on these two programmes alone, plus another six or so medals at ceremonies around the world for other aspects of his work. No doubt he will have things to say about the ecosystem, pollution and the marine environment, given the time he has spent underwater in many of the oceans of the world, quite apart from his stunning pictures. Doors open at 1.40pm and the event starts at 2pm and will last about two hours. Tickets are £10 for adults and £7 for 16’s and Under and are available now from Alan’s Gallery, 19 Kirkgate, G Craggs, 3 Moss’s Arcade and David Harrison Picture Framing, 35 Bondgate, all in Ripon. Remaining tickets will be available on the door.

On Monday, 29th February, Stephanie Cook is visiting to judge the Portrait competition and this is also the closing date for entries for the President’s Cup. This time members have to select three images as a single entry. The author should select subjects that form a cohesive group or panel. The connection between the images may be through colour, subject, place, shape, function etc. the overall presentation of the panel will be considered when judged. To assist the display images will need to be labelled 1,2,3 in the order they will be shown.