Saturday, 26 October 2013

Wellington College Crowthorne Craft and Contemporary Design Show

While I am lecturing at PhotoLive 2013 Jan is running our stand at the Craft in Focus show at Wellington College Crowthorne,  near Bracknell.
The last day is tomorrow, Sunday 27th October. The picture is one Jan took of the stand. Lots of pictures, lots of offers.
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PhotoLive 2013

All set up ready for the starting pistol of PhotoLive 2013!
Expecting lots of people today for the dozens of lectures, hopefully some will come to mine!
My lectures today are.
The Art of Monochrome City Scenes, 10 to 10.45 am, room 7
The Art of Monochrome Landscapes, 3 to 3.45 pm, room 1
My stand is 3a. Here's a picture of it. Mostly books and a few pictures.
All books at much reduced prices.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

PhotoLive 2013 This Weekend

The new PhotoLive 2013 event in London is fast approaching. It is being run by Future Publishing whose titles include Photography Week, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop.

I am one of the 30-odd lecturers for the 2 day event, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October.

My lectures are 10 - 10.45am, 'The Art of Monochrome City Scenes', and 3 - 3.45pm 'The Art of Monochrome Landscapes', same lectures at the same time on both days. There are 10 to 13 lectures going on at the same time throughout the day so lots to choose from.

Use discount code SC_15 for a 15% discount on the day and weekend ticket prices. You can also buy tickets for individual lectures at £20 each.

My lectures are brand new. I'm still trying to learn my words, never easy as I refuse to use a script and generally just make it up using the prints to prompt me. Yes, even in this digital age I am still doing new print lectures from my film negatives! These have 30 prints in each. Apart from 1 poster in the city lecture all of the prints are silver gelatin darkroom prints. A lot of these are new fibre based prints made by me over the last few weeks.

The landscapes lecture is mostly illustrated with mountain photos, the city lecture mostly includes photographs from my new City Light book.

I also have stand 3A in the PhotoLive retail area. You can visit this without paying any fee at all. My landscapes books, Lake Light, Peak Light and High Light are all £5 instead of £15. City Light is £10 instead of £15. Free autograph and bag with every purchase!

I will also have details of the courses for next year, if you want to have a chat about these or private tuition.

The venue is the Novotel London West in Hammersmith.

Still time to book using the SC_15 15%-off discount code!

Hope to see you there.

Monday, 21 October 2013

New Images of Berlin

In July we visited Berlin for a few days, all planned around taking photographs of the city. The films have been processed a while and here is a taster of them. More on my web site.

Brandenburg Gate at Night
Bode Museum at Dusk
St Nikolai Church and Cafe Sign
Berlin Wall on Bernauerstrasse
Holocaust Memorial and Tree
 Reichstag Building at Night
Berlin Sign and Lamp
Bundestag Film 'To the German People'

Wet Luxembourg, Stunning Bruges

Apologies but I'm a bit behind with my blog posts. It's been a bit busy since we returned home from the Alps, with no sign of a let-up yet.

We left Switzerland on the 17th September and had one night in Luxembourg. I had no photos of it before this trip and I now have just one! It rained pretty much the whole time except for about 30 minutes.
Luxembourg Between Showers

As soon as the rain resumed the following morning we headed straight to Bruges, about 2 hours or so away. It was sunny and bright most of the time we stayed here. The phone pictures here don't do it justice but do give you a flavour of what I took on my Mamiya 7 film camera.

We came home on the 21st September, just in time for the last day of the Old Hall Inn beer festival in Whitehough!

Since then we have done 7 days of courses and a big 2 day event in Buxton, here's what our stand looked like.

The Great Peak District Fair

I have also run the Gallery in the Gardens in Buxton for 3 days and given 2 photographic club lectures, in Oldham and Nottingham.

I have also scanned a couple of dozen negatives from our Berlin trip in July as these were needed by Antje for the Frankfurt Book Fair a week or so ago. I will put some of these in another blog post.

It's quieting down a bit now, just 4 shows for a total of 16 days, 2 days of courses and 1 lecture in the next 3.5 weeks!