What we're about

This group is forming out of a previous group which has been around since January 2013. It had 700 members, carried out over 300 events and was very active up to 2018.

Now in 2019 the intention is to provide in the field, hands on, photographic training in the landscape and seascape arenas. With no more than six people on any one session, training objectives can be set for the group and yet effective personal one to one training can be given.

Landscapes and Seascapes are, in my opinion, the most difficult and challenging of all photographic genres. And yet they provide so much more opportunity for creative expression. Know that moment when you have snapped a truly impressive image? The one which make your mates go 'Wow'? Well, that's the aim - to get you to take an image which has immediate impact. One which you will print, mount, frame and hang on your wall. And with slight embarrassment (but not much) proudly proclaim that 'I took that ......

Some wise old sage once said that landscapes are all about being at the right place at the right time. With sessions of the order of three hours or so long, locations will be chosen according to suitability, and set at the right time of day for light and tide. Believe me, having sailed in these waters for 25 years and photographed them intensively for 8, I really do have a bit of a clue ......

It will be no surprise that most mentoring will be based around framing, lens choice, focal length, and most important of all composition, the be-all and end-all of landscape and seascape photography. Principles and tips on composition will unsurprisingly form the basis of mentoring given. Any additional practices like long exposures and the use of filters support and enhance.

And if you need more convincing, have a look here http://www.andypix.co.uk

See you there, Andy :)

Past events (309)

Wave goodbye at the Wyvern on Wednesday

The Wyvern

Red Squirrels on Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Arctic aurora hunt

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Hawk Conservancy

Highbury College

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