I spent a really nice morning in the company of David, Louise, Carolyn and Steve today on the Forest Landscapes Photography Course that I run on Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. We were blessed with fine weather and the sun even appeared in between the hazy moments.
My goal for this course is for everyone to go away knowing a bit more about their camera and landscape photography in general, not to mention some great photos and a pleasant morning photographing with like-minded people. I think it was mission accomplished.
My next events:
The next Forest Landscapes course will be announced soon and will appear on my Special Events/Future Events page soon.
I have some photographs in a group touring exhibition run by The Photographic Angle that starts next month. The exhibition will go to London, Crawley & Bristol.
Atria House, 219 Bath Road, Slough
Henrietta House, Henrietta Place, London
28apr – 2May
Astral Towers, Betts Way, Crawley
2 Longwalk Rd, Stockley Park, Uxbridge
Glaxo Smithkline, Greenford Rd, London
This one is the largest one with over 160 large format photographs on display. I will probably have 10 images in this.
Tower Wharf, Cheese Lane, Bristol
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ANGLE SUPPORTS PROFESSIONAL, STUDENT AND AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY BY PROVIDING A PLATFORM TO SHOWCASE, DISCUSS AND CULTIVATE THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
Photography was for a long time stuck in the portrait studio where the upper classes went to have their picture taken. Within months of Daguerre’s 1839 announcement of his photographic breakthrough in Paris, many amateurs began experimenting with the daguerreotype process capturing their members of their families in what would be the first family photographs.
By the 1890’s there had been a tremendous rise in amateur photography with the arrival of smaller formats and more simple cameras to use. The family album was born, where visual fragments of daily life were collected and preserved.
This year The Photographic Angle (TPA) will begin a touring exhibition of the UK with work from twelve artists who have explored the genre of Vernacular Photography in their work. Included in this exhibition are photographs by Chris Cockerill, Yehia Asem El Alaily, Jessica Allen, Somendra Singh Mahiyaria, Andrew Newson, Alan Underwood-Parry, Jon Stanley Austin, Francesca Limb, Catherine Amyes, Robert Davies, Pearl Findlay and Steven Schofield. Together, their work demonstrates the breadth, diversity and fascination of this medium.