Saturday, 26 March 2011

Video Tutorial

Photoshop secrets – creative desaturationand Rich blacks & bright whites


SPA Viewpoint

Using SPA Viewpoint

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SPA Competition Round 2

The Draw for Round 2 of the InterClub Knockout Competition is now available on the SPA website
Malden won through on the last round for digital images and for the next round is drawn against Richmond & Twickenham, Epsom and Kingston being held on 11th April at Epsom Camera Club, Judge Paul Adams.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

#picbod (Picturing the body) - Free Undergraduate Photography Course

#picbod (Picturing the body) is a BA (Hons) Photography second year undergraduate class run by Jonathan Worth at Coventry University in the UK. The course’s core tenet is the development of a sustainable practice for the students, key to which is the investigation of contemporary photographic practices and their implications for the medium as a whole.

This class sits midway through the second year of the course and in a practical sense it is the first time our students experience the broader photographic community being invited into their classroom.
The ten weeks are structured so as to address complex aesthetic, creative and technical issues along with the visual messages,  associated with the photographic encounter with the body.
We do this through simple practical and thematic tasks, the cumulative resolution of which, become their final lens based submissions.

An essential part of this will be non-paying attendees (you) joining in with us, submitting your work, asking questions and contributing answers.

For our attending degree students the class plays a crucial role in both their thematic and practical development. It’s purpose then is to inspire, challenge and maybe even provoke them into producing a number of considered and cogent (outward facing) photographic responses.

PICBOD web site

Weybridge urban explorer targets former Epsom hospital

Local Urban Photography

An urban explorer has captured these stunning images as a memento of a former mental asylum that is under demolition.  West Park Mental Asylum was a large psychiatric hospital in Epsom and opened in 1923, with facilities to cater for about 2,000 patients. At one time, it had extensive boiler houses, a mortuary, chapel, water tower, ballroom and even its own railway.  Now it is a derelict shell, with crumbling door frames, puddle-scattered floors and asbestos-riddled walls.

Surrey Comet Article

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The World Photography Festival and Sony World Photography Awards are coming to London!

 26th Apr 2011 - 1st May 2011

Share your work, meet other photographers, learn new skills and get involved! Find inspiration and get your creative juices flowing during our week-long programme of events at Somerset House, and get ready to be dazzled by the vast photographic talent presented at the Sony World Photography Awards 2011 Gala Ceremony.

Full details

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Survey and feedback

At the last committee meeting it was agreed that it would be both interesting and useful to hear your thoughts on the Club and the sorts of things you would like from future events. In order to do that, we have designed a brief questionnaire and would really appreciate you taking 10 minutes to complete it to let us know what you think.

You should have recieved a copy of the survey form by email from Gaynor

If you prefer to complete a hard copy, please either print it out or get a paper copy from Gaynor on Thursday. Either way, online or on paper, please return the form to Gaynor  as soon as you can. Our next committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 31st March .

This is your chance to to have a say in how the Malden Camera Club should develop

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Presentation on how to devlelop and submit a Portfolio for RPS Distinctions

This Thursday at Malden Camera Club 17th March
The Royal Photographic Society and its Distinctions Rosemary Wilman Hon FRPS AFIAP
Rosemary is current president of the RPS and will explain the process of submitting a portfolio of work for one of the Society's distinctions. Illustrated with examples from previous successful submissions.
Great chance to ask all your questions

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer, 1908-74 at the National portrait Gallery

Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer, 1908-74

From 10 March to 19 June 2011
Porter Gallery
  • First museum exhibition for 50 years devoted to Ida Kar
  • Includes nearly 100 photographs, some not previously exhibited  
  • Highlights Ida Kar’s Archive for the first time
A new exhibition of portraits by the twentieth-century pioneering photographer Ida Kar opens at the National Portrait Gallery tomorrow, Thursday 10 March. Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer, 1908-74 highlights the crucial role played by this key woman photographer at the heart of the creative avant-garde. With striking portraits of artists such as Henry Moore, Georges Braque, Gino Severini and Bridget Riley, and writers such as Iris Murdoch and Jean-Paul Sartre, this exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the cultural life of post-war Britain and an opportunity to see iconic works, and others not previously exhibited.
On display for the first time is a portrait of artist Yves Klein, shown at his first and highly controversial London exhibition in 1957 in front of one of his famous monochrome works, in the distinctive blue-colour he was later to patent as his own (‘The artist who paints nothing’ was one newspaper headline at the time).

Further details 

London Street Photography Festival

World-class photography and a diverse programme of exhibitions and interactive events at London venues including the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A, the British Library, the German Gymnasium and St Pancras International.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Landscape photographer Kris Dutson shoots Britain's notoriously inclement weather - Telegraph

From the Telegraph "Kris Dutson, from Compton Valence, near Dorchester, Dorset, has spent the last 10 years researching and ttravelling to many parts of the UK to photograph the countryside. His aim though is to capture images of the landscape with more rain than shine. This is one of Kris's most recent shots taken in Dorset as storm clouds clear"