Last year, a good friend of mine, who runs a growing camera club, asked me if I would return for the third occasion as a guest speaker.
I had the honour and privilege of presenting an audio-visual show and talk about light and composition in September of 2017, and in February of 2016, I presented some images and spoke about wildlife photography and our adventures in South Africa and Kenya.
This time, I decided to focus my presentation on seascape photography, which has been one of my major photographic pursuits for over a decade now.
During my time off work over the Christmas and new year period, I re-visited a seascape presentation I had delivered at another camera club in 2010, and revised the content. I also created a new AV presentation of my favourite and most compelling seascape images, as I had produced my best work after 2010.
My presentation will provide an introduction to this popular form of photography, and will cover topics such as when, where and why to shoot seascapes, considerations such as weather, tides and safety (it can sometimes be a dangerous pursuit); equipment (both photographic and non-photographic), more detail about filters; techniques such as composition, focusing and exposure; and how to capture the image.
There will also be a small show-and-tell, where people can have a look at the equipment I use for my seascape photography.
I was also asked to provide short critiques of the members’ photos produced for the club’s monthly challenge, so I am looking forward to seeing what the members have been shooting, and giving them some good, constructive critique to help them with their journey.