Faces of the Art – long exposure photography talk.
The talk is divided into three parts:
To start it off a number of outstanding long exposure images are presented as examples of various ways of utilising this more and more popular technique.
During the second part I am discussing photography takes on reality and presenting long exposure photography as a genuine art of its own standing.
Third part is dedicated to basic technical options, ND filters presentation and Q&A.
Isle of Thanet Photographic Society (Ramsgate) – Monday, January 20th, 2020
Canterbury Photographic Society – Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
Tonbridge Camera Club – Thursday, April 3oth, 2020
Trakai/Vilnius, Lithuania – Saturday, September 25th, 2020 – morning workshop with the talk in the afternoon
Folkestone Camera Club – Monday, November 9th, 2020
Maidstone Camera Club – Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
Derek presented us with some powerful imagery and spoke about how its significance affects our state of consciousness. Since the first photographs (using long exposures) the captured image was used as a messenger to not only record but to also evoke emotions whether it be to shock, to calm or to amuse. Images from iconic photojournalism to beautiful artworks including his own love of long exposure I have certainly come away from Derek’s presentation having had my feelings challenged, and realising that my own photography would benefit if it conveyed mood to my audience, and achieve my own form of expressionism. – Susan Gyver
That was an incredible presentation – you told us you were going to start by making us feel uncomfortable, with some famous imagery that we have been exposed to through journalism, brutality to humanity etc and the power of the images were replaced with serene beauty in some of the other images and the long exposures. We lingered on the challenging and serene images and as each was unfolded Derek’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject shone through. – Kate Whoriskey