HOME - A TALK BY PAUL SANDERS

03/03/2021 10.00-12.00

We largely take our homes for granted, itching to get away to photograph beautiful locations. Exploring and being familiar with the landscape and opportunities close to home will help you become a better photographer. By understanding the changes in the environment where you, by observing and being part of the world that surrounds our home can yield some incredible and unique photographic opportunities.

Join LPOTY judge Paul Sanders as he explains why his favourite location is the area immediately around his home in Kent and why he loves to be just ten minutes from his door to photograph the seemingly unremarkable landscape in his part of the world.

Paul explains "As a judge when I look at the entries to competitions there are so many repeated locations, photographers travel vast distances to achieve their take on a familiar subject, and while that is a wonderful thing to see it is often the unique, the unseen, the surprising that catches my eye”

While we can’t guarantee a win we can guarantee you an interesting insight in to how to make the best of you home locations.

This talk will take online via Zoom on the 3rd March from 10.30am. Zoom details will be sent to all atendees nearer the time of the event. Tickets are £10, a donation will be made to RSPB from the proceeds of this event.

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SEEING IN MONOCHROME - A TALK BY CHARLIE WAITE

10/03/2021 18.00-19.30

Charlie discusses Seeing in Monochrome `and emphasises how important it is to decide that the image will be made in black and white or colour from the outset. As in the days of film, the photographer would place a roll of colour or black and white film in their camera. The decision must obviously be made prior to exposure.

With this in mind, Charlie will discuss the criteria of judgement used to choose. Why colour and why Monochrome?

Featuring black and white images made from different locations, some UK and others from other parts of the world, Charlie will discuss the extraordinary juxtapositions of form, light, contrast and composition.

Charlie will also discuss a few images that have influenced him over the years and will pose the question ‘to what extent are we influenced and how are we able to forge our own path and develop our own signature’?

In discussing his work, Charlie refers to ‘pre-visualisation’ first used by the great American landscape photographer Ansel Adams from whom, amongst others he has drawn much inspiration.

Charlie will open up the question of the way light is absorbed and reflected by certain surfaces and how we define ‘previsualisation’.

A member of the LPOTY team will be touch with everyone a few days before the talk to give Zoom details, and to ask you to submit any questions you may have for Charlie.

Tickets are £10, a donation will be made to the Disabled Photographers Society from the proceeds of this event.

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INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTROOM PROCESSING FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS

ONLINE WORKSHOP WITH MARTIN EVENING 20/03/21 10.00-15.30

LPOTY technical judge Martin Evening will be giving an depth workshop into the basics of lightroom. To take part in this workshop you ned to ensure you have Lightroom Classic on your computer. Martin will also be showing how you can successfully put everything you've learnt into your own images, so please ensure you have a few images set aside, one will be selected by Martin and yourself to get to work on.

Topics Covered:

Introduction

Photoshop and Lightroom plans: how they differ, what you get for your money and how to continue using Lightroom after the sub ends.

Importing photos into Lightroom

Profile selection

Cropping

Basic panel basics: tone and colour adjustments

Tone curve refinements

Colour refinements

Localised adjustments

Capture sharpening

Photo merge processing

Print output

This workshop will take place online using Zoom. Login details will be emailed to you once you've purchased you're place on this workshop.

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