RCPS Press Report 2nd Feb 2017

Members recently took part in an evening where anyone could show samples of their work – and what talent was on display! We had a presentation opining why “Abstract’ photography does not exist and why what passes for it should be called ‘Isolation’ instead. We had examples of how individual progress has been made over the years by reference to earlier and current images; examples of architecture in Amsterdam; kites in Thailand; creating an Altered Reality image, step by step; ‘Faking photographs is not new’; from photography to art; three favourite pictures and why and a presentation about the Yorkshire Lass Cycle Sportive. Thanks then to Iain, Emma, Helen Tabor, Peter, Suzanne, Angie, Helen Linfoot, Stuart and Katrina for their inputs, making it a very interesting evening.

Next week we welcome Charlotte Gale, speaking about ‘Photography for profit and for good’. Charlotte is a professional photographer, based in Knaresborough but working across Yorkshire and beyond. After a career in digital marketing, managing accounts for an international sweet brand and a mobile telephone company, Charlotte established her photography business some eight years ago after a period spent studying photography at night school. Charlotte now specialises in corporate photography, providing businesses with high quality marketing, PR and portfolio images. Her clients include businesses and magazines and she has been rewarded with ‘Cover of the Year (Business)’ award at the National PPA Independent Publisher Awards in London. Charlotte also loves to travel and has visited, often before tourism became more mainstream in some of the locations, Vietnam, South and East Africa, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Australia and Canada not to mention Egypt and Europe. She also completed a six-month photographic project in South Africa, similar work in S America, at one point travelling deep into the Amazon rainforest, and the Middle East plus a visit to Nepal. If Charlotte gives us a glimpse of some of these places, it will be cheaper than going on a world tour but just as exciting!

Don’t forget the upcoming visit of international, award-winning photographer, Steve Gosling. 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).