We welcomed Erica Oram CPAGP, AFIAP, BPE2 as our speaker for the evening giving her print presentation titled ‘Making the most of any opportunity’. Erica is a well respected photographer from Sheffield PS and was our judge during the previous year’s competition so well known to our members. She planned on splitting the evening into two subjects, street photography and landscapes. Being the enthusiastic talker she is, we only managed to get through her prints showing her ventures into street photography, leaving us with an opportunity to invite Erica back to talk about her landscape images at a future meeting.
It seems that Erica is able to take her full size DSLR into any situation and somehow not be noticed. Some of the images she showed would have been difficult to take with a discreet compact yet alone the larger DSLR. What really pleased the audience was the handing around of prints after first showing them on the front stand. It gave us a real opportunity to see the photographs close up and to see exactly the detail that Erica was talking about. Perhaps this is a format we could adopt with our own images at members presentations, it certainly went down well and sparked fruitful dialogue between Erica and our members.