July, 2019

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Wed10Jul6:30 pm8:30 pmShaftesbury Photographers Group6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Type:Regular Activities

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In this group you will make progress in mastering your camera, and you’ll learn to take better photographs. We will undertake individual assignments from session to session, and work on a project to exhibit in the Arts Centre at the end of each series.

The Photographers Group is run in series which consist of around 12 meetings over almost 4 months.

Early sessions focus on the basics of what the camera can do, understanding exposure, aperture and shutter speed and why they may be important, and how to use the manual and semi-manual settings, for maximum creative control. The workshops are very practical, and participants are given many opportunities to practice, experiment, fail occasionally and ultimately succeed – all with a view to learning quickly and effectively. There are regular (and often fun) assignments between sessions, and work is brought back to the group to show, enjoy and analyse and so that everyone can learn from their successes and their mistakes, and those of other group members.

In the latter part of the series we work on personal projects and then prepare our work to show in the Arts Centre Foyer Gallery. This is great practice in conceiving of a project idea, experimenting with different approaches, shooting, editing and finally preparing for printing and framing.

What do you need?
It is really helpful if participants have a camera that allows them to shoot with manual settings. If this is not you and you want to join us, there may be a chance for you to borrow a suitable camera. Cameras that have manual settings are not necessarily DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras. Many mirrorless and bridge cameras allow this. If in doubt look at your camera manual (or contact us for advice). You will also need a computer to download your files to, and process as necessary.

Cost
The fee for participating in the series is £65.
Returners can join later/ongoing groups for reduced fees.

Joining the group

Dates for the next series (SAC is in the Arts Centre, and ST is in Neil’s studio)

Session 1 (SAC) 24 April 2019
Session 2 (ST) 1 May 2019
Session 3 (SAC) 8 May 2019
Session 4 (SAC) 22 May 2019
Session 5 (ST)  5 June 2019
Session 6 (SAC) 12 June 2019
Session 7 (SAC) 26 June 2019
Session 8 (ST) 10 July 2019
Session 9 (SAC) 24 July 2019
Session 10 (ST) 31 July 2019​

Exhibition dates (tbc) 16th-28th August (hang work 14 July)

Contact Neil Baird for more information and to join:
neil@neilbaird.photography
07967 756877

Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Proctor Room

13 Bell Street Shaftesbury SP7 8AR

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    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week until 24 September, recent work from Vivienne Rudd. Keen gardener and recycler of rubbish Vivienne reveals her sense of humour through assembled characters alongside mixed media still life paintings. #plastic #environment #upcycle http://ow.ly/ibPB50wePKV"
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  • Last two days to see this exhibition of coastal drama and colour from Kim Pragnell and Hilary Ball. 'Saltwater and Boats' finishes at 4pm tomorrow - don't miss it. #rockyshores #anglesyboatyard #harbours #stormyweather #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/22xf50w5exI

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this exhibition of coastal drama and colour from Kim Pragnell and Hilary Ball. 'Saltwater and Boats' finishes at 4pm tomorrow - don't miss it. #rockyshores #anglesyboatyard #harbours #stormyweather #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/22xf50w5exI"
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    shaftesburyarts: "'Saltwater and Boats' open all weekend. Meet the artists on Sunday afternoon with tea and cake! Find out how they develop from plein air to studio paintings. #pleinairdrawing #stormycoasts #boatyards #safehaven #charcoaldrawing #oilpainting  http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/kim-pragnell-and-hilary-ball-saltwater-and-boats/"
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  • From today in the Gallery and to 17 September, 'Saltwater and Boats' from Kim Pragnell and Hilary Ball. #highanddry #fishingboats #tidal #groynes #oilpaintings #anglesy #westcountryartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/1NII50w5dUh

    shaftesburyarts: "From today in the Gallery and to 17 September, 'Saltwater and Boats' from Kim Pragnell and Hilary Ball. #highanddry #fishingboats #tidal #groynes #oilpaintings #anglesy #westcountryartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/1NII50w5dUh"
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  • Last two days to see this exhibition, 'A Sense of Place III'. Responses to landscape and nature through abstract drawings by Ravi Butalia. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #monochromevista #charcoal #pattern #texture #visitshafesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9mAs50vNZij

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this exhibition, 'A Sense of Place III'. Responses to landscape and nature through abstract drawings by Ravi Butalia. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #monochromevista #charcoal #pattern #texture #visitshafesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9mAs50vNZij"
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  • Make sure you see this exhibition this weekend. Open Sunday and to 10 September. Ravi Butalia presents 'A Sense of Place III' Abstract drawings interpreting nature. #landscape #texture #texturedlandscape #tonaldepth #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/TQQ350vNYQf

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you see this exhibition this weekend. Open Sunday and to 10 September. Ravi Butalia presents 'A Sense of Place III' Abstract drawings interpreting nature. #landscape #texture #texturedlandscape #tonaldepth #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/TQQ350vNYQf"
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    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery 'A Sense of Place III' until 10 September. Expressive, abstract drawings from Ravi Butalia. #monochrome #tonaldrawing #stormyweather #windblown #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/OI2r50vNYt4"
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    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend and to 10 September. Ravi Butalia's recent abstract interpretations of nature. 'A Sense of Place III' #drawing #gesturaldrawing #charcoal #watercolour #inks #weekendinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/wIwT50vNXJJ"
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    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery until 10 September, 'A Sense of Place III' recent drawings from Ravi Butalia. #abstractart #charcoal #graphite #closeup #nature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/ef4K50vNX4T"
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