RCPS Press Report  26th Jan 2017

It’s not usual for a speaker to be applauded before they start to present, however news of Richard Spurdens’ elevation from a silver standard to a gold in the International Federation of Photographic Art, warranted such an early audience intervention. Richard went on to illustrate his considerable talent with a wide variety of images from landscapes to Tough Guy and Tough Gals competitions, sports photographs, portraiture and finally, fine art nudes. He spoke eloquently and gave many tips, especially on the use of lighting in studio work, and richly deserved the thanks afforded by Vice President, Angie Willis, and the appreciative applause at the end.

Members were informed about the forthcoming public session when international, award-winning photographer, Steve Gosling, visits the city. The event will be held at the Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall on Saturday, 25th February from 2pm for around two and half hours. Steve is giving not one, but two illustrated talks, one on ‘The Nature of Creativity,’ referring of course to matters photographic not theological! He will speak about developing a creative mindset when it comes to taking pictures and will illustrate what he means with a variety of his images in colour and in black and white. Similarly illustrated will be his second talk, ‘Exploding the Myths of Landscape Photography’ when Steve will encourage anarchy in breaking the established rules of landscape photography! Tickets, which include refreshments, are £10 for adults and £7 for those aged 16 and under and can be obtained from G Craggs, opposite the bus station, David Harrison, Picture Framer of 19 Kirkgate, or by post from 14 Mallorie Close, Ripon, HG4 2QE, (cheques payable to RCPS and an sae please).

Next up photographic judge Dave Burgess will be going through the motions, the images entered in our competition entitled, ‘Motion’, that is. Looking ahead to 6th February, the entries for our Monochrome competition need to be in.