They might only have formed three years ago from a small group of photographer friends, but f8 are already winning awards, being published and pushing their photographic boundaries. Image left, from left: David Morton, Alan Grant, George Reekie, Pauline Watling, Jane Kearney, and Nick Cable. As 2013 came to a close, the f8 members totted up their points from the past 12 months’ British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE). Four members enjoyed significant successes: David and Alan went up to BPE3, George achieved his Associateship and Pauline gained her BPE2 crown. f8meets monthly at each other’s homes or on location, to discuss recent work, plan entries and trips. Formed to share the enjoyment and fun of photography, they have a competitive purpose, and push themselves to improve their skills. They set regular challenges, which are critiqued at meetings (sometimes harshly when the wine is flowing!), but in the end, it’s all about improvement and fun. Successful 2013 for Taunton group f8get competitive
HAILSHAMPS COLOUR SHOW
Hailsham Photographic Society’s Colour Show is an audiovisual event that showcases members’ images, projected in sequences and mostly set to music. This year’s show takes place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 March, and supports the charity MS Family Support. There’s also a prize raffle and refreshments. The Colour Show is on at 7.30pm Friday and Saturday evenings, plus a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday, at Hailsham Community Hall, Hailsham BN27 2AX (entrance next to the Freedom Leisure Centre). Tickets are £5 and available from The Camera Centre and The Nodding Cobbler in Hailsham. Alternatively, phone 01323 845569. www.hailshamphoto graphicsociety.co.uk PN needs your news. Please ask your secretary or publicity officer to email us with your latest news, whether that’s a big speaker, an award or an exhibition, because we’d love to hear from you and share your news with our readers. Stories should be 250 words maximum and accompanied by a high-resolution JPEG (at least 2400 pixels on the longest dimension). Thank you. Email PN at clubnews@ photography-news. co.uk. Tellus yourclub’s latestnews
Colchester 75not out π To find out more about f8, go to f8imagegroup.com.
To commemorate its 50th year, Ware & District PS presents NewFrontiers by Peter Cairns, a spectacular audiovisual show combining still imagery, video and music. One of Europe’s leading wildlife and conservation photographers, Peter Cairns reveals some of his most memorable encounters from the last ten years and describes how those encounters have shaped his thoughts about our own changing relationship with the natural world. New Frontiers is on Sunday 13 April at the Drill Hall, Ware SG12 9HP. Tickets are £10 in advance. Ware &District Photographic Society celebrates its 50th year NewFrontiers
π To find out more about New Frontiers and Ware and District PS, go to wareps.foliopic.com.
Colchester Photographic Society celebrates its 75th anniversary next season with special events including a number of exciting speakers. As always other clubs will be invited along – so watch this space! But before that, this season’s highlight is quite possibly David Jordan ARPS’s talk, The Creative Compact, on 18 March. He’ll extol the virtues of the humble compact in situations where a DSLR might not be suitable.
π To find out more about Colchester PS, go to colchesterphotosoc.co.uk.
On 24 February, you can hear professional photographer Rob Lea talk at Club Abington Photographic. He presents FromMont Blanc to the Sea, describing his journey from keen amateur taking images of (and from) fast jets to turning professional and living in the Alps, as well as looking at life on a small island in the Atlantic. The club meeting gets underway at 7.45pm and all comers are welcome to join members at this small, friendly club for what promises to be an interesting and stimulating evening. Entry is £2.50. Based in Northampton, Club Abington Photographic has been around since 1949 and offers a varied programme of events, including guest speakers, internal and external competitions, plus a range of technical and practical evenings to help members of all levels of experience and capability to improve their skills. CAP hosts a talk from pro shooter Rob Lea this month
π To find out more about Club Abington Photographic, go to www.clubabington.org.uk.
Photography News | Issue 5
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