Photography News Issue 46

Photography News | Issue 46 |


CameraClubof theYear in associationwith

Exeter Camera Club Number ofmembers: 132

Mehran Ellis Competition and exhibition secretary This sort of event was not something that many members of our club have done previously, so we found this to be an exciting experience. Additionally, this was a great way to put the photographers under pressure and test their skills. The limited amount of time available was the most challenging aspect and was particularly noticeable when selecting the final images to submit. There was also a good variety of subjects, and it was a pleasure to work with such professional models. The daywas verywell organised and a great experience. We look forward to participating in CCOTY next season. atmosphere.We alsoaimtoorganise andhold meetings, social events, presentations, special interest groups, field trips/outings, discussion/ critique evenings, workshops, exhibitions and competitions for thebenefit of ourmembers andalso to reachout to the general public. Why join? Theobjectives of theClubare the furtheranceof photographic art and technique, the exchangeof ideas andmutual assistance amongstmembers ina friendlyandopen

Exeter CC came fifth in the final and performed really well in scenarios 2 and 5. Exeter was top of the pile with scenario 2 (the classic car shoot), and did least well with scenario 1 (the male character model).

Natural Light Spaces

Natural Light Spaces (NLS) opened in October 2016 on the site of the Old Royal Ordnance Depot inWeedon. “It’s ideally suited to be a studio,” says Tris Dawson who co-owns NLS with aerial artist EmTheresa, “and offers huge, open shooting spaces. The first studio we got ready offers day-long natural light, so we called it the Natural Light Studio. Its high roof means a shoot height of up to 5.5m, suiting aerial training and performance. The small number of true natural light shooting spaces in the UK means we offer photographers and creatives the chance to stretch themselves in a unique setting. We’ve added professional lighting to give all-round flexibility so we’re a one-stop studio space for commercial and hobby photographers.” The second studio, theWhite Room, was opened in April, bringing the total studio space to 5800sq ft. This studio boasts a 2000sq ft dance floor, 5.5m electric hoists and a massive 8x5x5m infinity curve. This studio is equipped with continuous and flash lighting, and the option of natural light. Natural Light Studio offers on-site expert assistance and facilities, including a fully equipped kitchen and shower roomplus fast broadband. Amodel directory to suit all photography needs is available. Hire fees range from £20 to £40 per hour depending on usage, so pricing is competitive and facilities will continue to develop. “The aim is to become the premier commercial and private shooting and performance space in the UK,” says Tris. Phone01327 342661

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