George McCarthy FRPS

Reflex Photographic club are very proud to host a presentation by renowned British Wildlife Photographer George McCarthy FRPS.

George’s presentation is entitled “The Art of Wildlife Photography”. Details of the evening are:

Date:     Thursday 12th October 2017.

Time:     19.45 – 21.45

Venue:   Main Hall,
                Howard School for Boys
                Derwent Way
                Rainham, Kent
                ME8 0BX

 Entry for the lecture will be £3 per person payable on the day and will include refreshments as half time.

For more information contact reflexphotoclub@Gmail.com

Beginning of the 2017-18 season

The Reflex Photographic club held its opening evening of the 2017-18 season on Thursday 7th September.

It was great to see so many members, both seasoned members and several new members, for this well attended evening.

We started with a description of the forth coming season and explanation of the competitions and rules for the year.

After our break One of new members bravely allowed us to review a number of his images and was gracious with the “constructive criticism”  that was given.

Next week, 14th September, we will be having a demonstration of print mounting and digital image preparation. I hope to see another hull house for this evening.

Martin Mitchell.
Chairman.

Results of the Clash of the Titans 2017

Thursday 8th June 2017 Reflex held their annual “Clash of the Titans” Competition.

The competition is open to any Print or DPI image which scored 19 or 20 in a qualifying competition.

Carol White-Griffiths LRPS had a hard task to choose the top 3 images of the season; the results are:

1st Place: North York Moors by Tony Clayton (Print)

2nd Place: Budding Amaryllis by Ignatius Mauceri (Print)

3rd Place:  Herne Bay Old Pier by Ignatius Mauceri (DPI)

Congratulations to all members who were entered into this competition; Carol commented on how difficult it was to select the best images as well as the overall high quality of entries.

Martin Mitchell

Chairman,

New Dates and Changes to 2016-17 programme

There has been a few changes to this season’s programme. There are 3 additional dates and 1 change to the programme.

 

30th March 2017 –

This evening is now our Novice Cup Competition. This is a competition open to all members who have not previously won a Reflex Competition. If you think you are eligible for this competition please let a members of the committee know.

 

23rd March 2017 – 

This additional evening will be a lecture on Monitor and Printer Calibration.

 

27th April 2017 – 

Portrait and creative lighting demonstration and lecture by Elisabeth Smith.

25th May 2017 – 

Model Evening – an opportunity to put into practice the lessons learnt above.

 

The new dates can be found on the updated programme here…

Looking forward to these additional sessions and I hope you can get as much out of them as I will.

Martin Mitchell
14.02.2017

 

An evening of “filters and add-ins” with Sue Chapman ARPS CPAGB

Last Thursday Reflex Photographic Club hosted a lecture by Sue Chapman; the subject was “Photoshop filters and plug-ins”.

Sue started with a very interesting talk covering a wide variety of filters; both free and paid for. She explained how to install the filters and gave an explanation of some of the drawbacks and benefits of each.

Sue then  went on to demonstrate a number of filter packages including the free “Google NIK” suite and a number of TOPAZ filters (paid for). It was very interesting to see some of the subtle (and not so subtle) filters in action. It became apparent that these filters can improve an image if used “Creatively, Carefully and Compassionately”.

Last of all we had a brief demonstration of the intriguing “Fractalius” plugin – certainly one I would like to try myself.

On top of this, Sue displayed a number of her high quality prints, including her ARPS panel of subtly  filtered floral images which created quite some discussion.

Overall the evening provided a lot of creative ideas as well as instigating some lively discussion on the subject of “Photography Vs Art”.

Our next meeting 24th November will be our Discovery Day Challenge competition judged by Stephen Carroll ARPS – always an entertaining meeting.

Martin Mitchell