CHVPS Informal evening Bamford, Angler’s Rest 15 November 2016 ‘Creative lighting’

A good turn out again; not quite the violent storm of the last meeting. The availability of oven baked pizza, a drink and social are continuing to prove popular and of course all club members are welcome to join us on this fun and informative evening.

The evening was broken into two halves; firstly we were entertained to a collection of images put forward by members Nick, Janis, Alison, Ian S, and Steve with many different interpretations on the theme of creative lighting.

After a short interlude, Nick introduced us to a practical demonstration using off camera flash. Thank you Nick for entertaining us with the whys, the wherefores and the pitfalls of flash photography.

In response to a request from the pizza team, the challenge for the next informal evening is ‘Pizza Night’, where members will be given the opportunity to take and develop creative photographs for the purpose of promoting the business



Thursday November 10th meeting – 5 Pictures on a theme.

First the admin – if you are looking for details for our forthcoming Christmas party, click here:

And now to details of our meeting, where everyone enjoyed a new style of evening at the club when members were asked to submit 5 pictures on a theme of their choice. We had an excellent response and a variety of themes were submitted, from 14 members, making for a very enjoyable evening.

The themes were projected in alphabetical order of title and the identity of the authors remained anonymous until after the break. The three Chairman: Past (Jason ) Present (Kate) and Future (Ann), were asked to make comments but sadly Kate was dismayed to miss the meeting, but it had been strongly suggested, by Weston Park Hospital, that she stay with them overnight! Kate’s husband Keith stood in for her.Here’s one example of each of the five images submitted by:

Autumn by Jason Dietsch


Back(s) in Indochina by Ian Ord


Charolais Cows by Alison Johnson


Daylight Robbery at Silverton by Ray Fowler


Grandchildren by Pat Fowler


Infra Red Landscapes by Roger Moore


Landscapes by Les Nixon


Light Painting by Steve Elliott


Macclesfield Salt Mill by Janis Ibbotson


Portmeirion by Keith Brown


Waterfalls as Watercolours by Erica Dietsch


Wonders of Nature by Ian Stanyon


Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Kate Brown


After the break the authors names were revealed and they made their own comments on their choice of themes and photographs. Steve Elliott surprised everyone and we were delighted when he offered to demonstrate his stunning Light Paintings to the club next season. Thank you to all the authors; to Ann and Jason for their comments and to Alan for projecting the photographs.