Autumn 2022 Lectures
We have some outstanding speakers lined up for members this autumn.
Click on the dates below for details about the speakers and their subject material.
Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held in the Arc in Jewry Street, and begin at 7:30pm.
New for this season – Online Thursday lectures
when we can invite speakers who would find it difficult or impossible to travel to Winchester.
For the current season we are continuing to live-stream our meetings for the benefit of members who are still minimising their exposure to infection because they or a close family member are extremely vulnerable. It also helps those who are unable to attend in person for other reasons.
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One Man and His Van
With his unique style Tony Gervis returns to WPS documenting a solo journey in his campervan, through Europe, Iran, Turkmenistan, 4 other Stans, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and many more. Total 22000 miles in 3 months.
Tony is a long standing member of Worcestershire Camera Club, and a frequent guest speaker at camera clubs around the country.
He describes himself as “A passionate traveller and photographer who, being able to do both in abundance, lives an idyllic life.”
After visiting the USA almost annually for several years, before the pandemic he had been spending more time in the former republics of the USSR.
He has had and been offered commissions with Dorling Kindersley and The National Geographic as well as running photographic workshops in America.
He gained his FRPS with a panel of images taken inside the now well known “Slot Canyons”.
About JP Stones and his talk
Great storytelling can help your audience connect emotionally with your images. But understanding how to weave a narrative into your photography can be confusing. How can one photo tell a whole story, with a beginning, middle, and end?
JP has spent the last 5 years photographing the same group of Mexica, or Aztec, dancers. In that time he learned how connected the Mexica are to their mythology. To stories passed down across generations. That’s when he decided that, as these stories were so vital to Mexica culture, they needed to play a bigger role in his portraits.
This is a talk is about what happened next. About how a desire to tell stories visually, ended up changing his entire creative process, and the way people react to his photos. Using examples from his cultural photography work in Mexico, JP Stones explores different ways to improve that emotional connection. Including how myths and character archetypes can be harnessed for better storytelling.
Working with narratives won’t just change the way people engage with your photos, it will fundamentally change the way you create them. Because that narrative can also be used to guide decisions on posing, composition, lighting, and color. Focusing your creative decisions and ensuring you create cohesive work.
JP has presented for professional organisations and camera clubs across the US, Mexico, and the UK. His work has been featured on the cover of multiple publications, including Good Light Magazine. He’s been teaching his Photo Workshops for close to 10 years.