Our outings are an opportunity to practice your skills in Seeing and Taking photographs with help from the more expert photographers in the APG. So everyone can come back having learned new skills and taken some good images. We also travel about to local photography exhibitions. Here are some recent examples.
Featuring group and individual projects, the exhibition included magazine spreads, newspaper articles, excerpts from books, and other rarely-seen material, putting some of the world’s most recognisable images in a creative context. The exhibition captured over 70 years of history and presented the greatest events of the era alongside the more commonplace moments of everyday life.
Every September Sywell Aerodrome hosts an event which combines historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two-day event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air.
Our members braved the inclement weather and came back with lots of well-seen and well-composed images.
We have visited Stanford Hall on a couple of occasions for this annual event. Both times we seem to get a short, sharp soaking before the rain vanishes and the fun begins. Photographing fireworks can be tricky, but working together to find the right settings enabled everyone to come back with some good images.
For this event we brought along Damien Demolder (previously editor of Amateur Photography) to give us some hints and tips on how to capture images on the streets of Northampton. We were not hopeful - it was Northampton not London - but everyone learned lots and there were indeed images to be made in Northampton.
We bought our tickets and spent a fun day at the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire photograhing the day's events. The challenge we set was to exclude anything that would show the photograph was taken in the 21st century. It was not as easy as it sounded, so a keen eye, patience and cropping out anything modern was key.
It's an iconic location, but it can be extremely frustrating; finding a place from which to photograph is tricky due to all of the barriers. Sitting in the Britcih Racing Drivers Club stand was one location where you could get an unimpeded view of the circuit - shame they head away from you just at that point!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all outings are on hold until further notice, but as soon as restrictions are relaxed in 2021 we will be advertising our next outings here.
Anne Wright manages our outings and she will co-ordinate the event and circulate details for those members attending.