Steyning Camera Club showcase a wide-ranging selection of quality photography and digital imagery by their members.
With all the mobile phone and camera technology available to us today, capturing a moment in time is easy. But, capturing that moment with an artistic eye to create a final image which combines elements of art, precision and depth of subject takes a sophisticated approach and real skill - as shown by the new exhibition.
Formed in 1972, Steyning Camera Club will be displaying varied inspirational images of nature, portraits, together with the landscape and built environment. Each print is the result of careful consideration by the photographer from the moment of capture through to time spent in the ‘digital darkroom’ and then to the final image - and shows examples of the way the members of Steyning Camera Club view their world and what is important to them.
In keeping with the first wave of images by the talented Steyning Camera Club, in phase two now on show there are some incredible pieces of photographic art. For example, Learning to Swim by Mike Seamons shows a beautiful close shot of a tigress and her cub swimming – their incredible markings are cleverly framed and accentuated by the lines in the flow of the water. And there is the ultra-cute Thief in the Compost Bin by Wendy Ball – it’s not often you get to see a mouse this close - his whiskers, paws and fur are photographed with pinpoint precision, plus it also contains plenty of ‘aaaawww’ factor! Contrasting this is Bull Run by Ed Mills LRPS, whose modern approach uses a blend of dramatic monochrome and blurred shadows, skilfully repeated to create energetic movement and theatrical drama.
Sensitive, astonishing and emotive, the images produced by the talented members of Steyning Camera Club form an inspirational exhibition, and shows what can be done with photography when used as an art medium.