About Will

Photographer and educator based in North Staffordshire near to Stoke-on-Trent. Social photography – Portraits, Weddings and Events are specialisms although I used to do a lot of still life photography with which I was very successful.

Alton Towers Competition

The Alton Towers competition is something that gives club members a unique challenge each year. Everyone has the same subject matter available and the same lighting conditions. This year was made more challenging by the weather which, for most of the 90 minutes was either overcast cloud or rain. We did have a glimmer of sunlight just towards the end. This meant that I was even more eager and also nervous to see what people had achieved on the night. The time and resources provided…

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Archive – Programme 2014-2015

  September 2014 8th Chairman’s Night 10th Digital Group Meeting 15th Roger Parry ARPS,DPAGB,HonPAGB,EFIAP & Judith Parry DPAGB, HonPAGB, AFIAP ‘Parrys’ Pictures’ 22nd 1st Competition Open 29th Practical/Workshop 1 October 2014 1st Digital Group Meeting 6th Malcolm Imhoff FRPS, FACI (M) ‘An Audio Visual Journey with Malcolm Imhoff’ 13th Irene Froy FRPS, MPAGB, HonPAGB, EFIAP ‘A Passion for Pastels’                                          Supported by Permajet 20th 2nd Competition Open PDI 27th Bob Brind-Surch ‘The Art of Wildlife Photography’ November 2014 3rd Practical/Workshop 2: Alex Goodier…

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Open Print Competition – 18th November 2013

This was our second print open competition of the season. In between the two was a PDI open. Whilst the Intermediate category had a full entry the Advanced category seemed to be a little lighter than is usual. I know that some members in this category were away on holiday during the time entries had to be submitted. Our judge for the competition was John Royle ( CPAGB ) who had come over from Nantwich. He was presented with quite a variety of images. Landscapes / seascapes…

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Richard Weston – portrait session practical night

Richard Weston – was invited to the club to provide a presentation on portrait lighting and posing on a practical night. Richard’s business is photography based, Weston Digital Imaging. To help with this he brought along Annabel, a model from SoT. As has been a recent trend for me, here are a few notes on the session with some added detail input from myself. The starting point with any portrait photo is to consider gender, age and intended style. Each of these can influence the lighting…

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Derek Doar – Modern conversion of digital files to monochrome images using Nik SilverEfex

The objective for the evening was very clear – quality conversion of digital image files into monochrome. I’ve been using a very much slimmed down version of Silver Efex  that is integral to Nikon’s CNX2 software for many years and, more recently, the Photoshop plug-in with my Canon files. When Google purchased Nik they did a ‘free complete suite if you have previously purchased one of their plug-ins’. I had the Colour Efex Pro 3 plug-in for CNX2 and therefore qualified for the complete package…

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