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We had a good evening on St. PAtricks Day in Barnsley Town Centre. Photos by Rita Morley, Margaret Herbert and Varol Bell.
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We still meet every two weeks at The Full House, Monk Bretton, Barnsley S71 2NW.
This Sunday sees a presentation on Photoshop.
Recent meets have included Sandal Castle, Wakefield, Photos by candlelight, Salford Quays, Sheffiels city centre.
Since we last posted our members have been out and about in small groups constantly, it seems, taking photos. There have been lots to see and do in the area......first of all there was The Tour of Yorkshire, we had quite a few out trying their hand at a fast moving cycle race. The atmosphere was fantastic and we got a few good photos. Then eleven us had an enjoyable trip to Lumsdale Falls in Derbyshire Sunday May 1st. One member went to Donnington Historical Festival showing Pre 66 Gt Cars. Bank Holiday Monday brought the Battle of Waterloo to Cawthorne Park. This week we have some absolutely fantastic shots of Red kites in North Yorkshire.
Many thanks to all those who tolerated our cameras with very good grace.
Next post should be Waterfalls
A few trips to various RSBP sites and local woods produce some wonderful images of birds and other animals. Images 3-5 taken by Roland Rogerson. Copyright belongs to the photographer - no usage without written prior permission.
Barnsley Photo Club has entered a 6 week break over the Easter period and due to when the Bank Holidays fall however that does not mean that we stop the photography...time for a mini meet!
The latest mini meet was to a trip Saltwick Bay organised by member Mark Graham who has also kindly provided the write up below...
On Sunday 13th April a group from the club gathered at the Full House at 4.00 am for the drive across the North York Moors to Whitby, with the aim of photographing Saltwick Bay as the sun rose.
With favourable weather forecast, and inspired by club member Sara Cremer’s landscape photography presentation the week before, a dozen of us managed to make the early start. What was expected to be a small trip had turned into an impressive gathering of photographers!!
With everybody assembled above the bay we wrapped up warm, sorted out cameras and tripods, and headed down the steep path to the beach just as dawn began to break. We spread out across the beach, with each photographer searching out a location to capture the rising sun. As the sun rose, the light changed and the tide receded we each moved from one spot to the next to take advantage of the changing conditions.
By around 7.30am the tide was far enough out for some of the group to scramble across the rocks to reach the shipwreck and capture a few shots as the water receded.
With the shooting over, all that remained was the climb back up the cliff, followed by a well earned breakfast in the holiday park cafe!
Take a look at the gallery below showing off our members images that they captured on they day.
Our previous blog post talked about our Sara Cremer-Evans achieving her Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society and today the story is in the Barnsley Chronicle. If you haven't got a copy then here it is.
Barnsley Photo Club is proud to announce its first member to achieve the prestigious Royal Photographic Society distinction of Licentiate, with her panel of 10 prints, is Sara Cremer-Evans LRPS
Sara, 34 and currently living in Hemsworth, only picked up a camera some 3 years ago and quickly fell in love with Landscape Photography; driving hundreds of miles a month to pursue her new hobby.
Within a year she was entering her first competitions with Shafton Photographic Society where she won that year's 'Most Improved' and 'President's Award for Achievement' titles. Sara has also been published in the Digital SLR photography magazine.
Sara then became a founder member of Barnsley Photo Club in April 2013 with a new focus of achieving the Distinction of Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society; to capture the range of techniques required is demanding, and the panel was finally ready just 2 weeks before the Assessment date of 2nd March 2014 which was held at Birmingham NEC as part of the 'The Photography Show' where her award was met with a round of applause when announced by the judges.
We are not wanting to say too much more now as Sara is already booked to explain the route & hurdles to achieving this prestigious award to our camera club in June, and we're hoping many others will also take up the challenge. While the aim is the Distinction it is the journey of development, the learning, improvement and shooting to a discipline that is the major benefit for one's photography.
Sara is already planning for the higher award of Associate (ARPS) in Landscape Photography by the end of 2015. To follow in Sara's footsteps contact us and see about joining Barnsley Photo Club.
The panel which Sara submitted can be seen in the gallery below along with a hanging plan of how the images were viewed by the judges.
This article was produced for The Barnsley Chronicle who have taken an interest in Sara's story and as a reflection of Barnsley Photo Club.
On Sunday 16th February, five of us set out to for another Barnsley Photo Club trip to the coast to watch & photograph the motor bike sand racing at Mablethorpe. It was a later start than usual because lucky for us, we weren't chasing the sunrise!
The day turned out to be lovely, there was a slight change of venue as the sand on the usual patch was soft, but soon they were underway. The competition was fierce and the riders provided many a photo opportunity. We were all most disappointed after the last race and all ready to go again!
Post by David GoodierI recently organised a little photoshoot to the Leeds city centre aiming to start off at the Dark Arches area of Granary Wharf and then go into Leeds just outside the Queens hotel, just a few Barnsley Photo Club mates taking a few shots I thought. Imagine my surprise at seeing 25 people attend on a wet, cold & windy January evening! If that's not a testament to the success of our new club I don't know what is
Night-time photography comes with its own set of problems to overcome, from cameras that cannot focus and hence may not fire a shot, to blur caused by wind blowing camera straps around during the obviously longer exposures. But I'm glad to say more experienced members were happy to share hints & tips with our newest members and everyone came away with some good shots
We are soon to have an evening back at the Full House to review how we got on that evening, to share some of those images and discuss what, if anything, we could have done differently to improve our photography , as well as take a look at some post-processing tips too
Here's a few of our members shots from that outing...