Last weeks meeting we were fortunate to have Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5* give us a talk based around preparing photographs and entering photographic exhibitions. He had compiled a talk with the help of numerous photographers who had all contributed some of their work. There were even members of our own club mentioned in dispatches.
Rogers talk however had quite a twist as he not only showed a great range of photographs but also showed their respective RAW images and talked us through their processing. It was quite amazing to hear how these final images came to light.
This was one of Rogers images (displayed with his permission), unfortunately I don’t have access to the original version, but when you saw the original cluttered with banners and lights the final version totally transformed the viewers impression making a far more dramatic image.
For more of Rogers work visit his site www.rogerhancefrps.com
We were walked through the process of entering into The Port Talbot International Exhibition, by the time the explanation was complete I think it was generally felt within the room that it was a very easy process and I for one couldn’t understand why I had always wondered and been baffled about this mysterious part of photography.
All of the British Exhibitions (only for British entrants) can be found on the BPE web site.
If my understanding is correct FIAP and PSA Internationals (entrants from around the world) are Smethwick, Southampton, Wrekin, Bristol, Port Talbot, Edinburgh, London Salon, and the Midlands Salon. again these can be found from the link above.
On the BPE site there is a link to a year calendar which clearly lays out which competitions close each month. This is a rolling program from year to year.
So after what was a very good presentation, I hope you are all fired up to try and enter some of these Exhibitions.
Thanks again to Roger for an excellent evening and his help with this blog.
P.s. Note to members if you feel like making comments to this or any of the blogs please do and I will get them added to the blog.