MESSING ABOUT WITH THE LANDSCAPE
a talk about creative landscape photography
“One the most engaging evenings we’ve had here in recent years."
- Richard Barrett, Programme Secretary, Chester Photographic Society
“Your talk to us last season had a profound effect on our members… and the buzz is still there."
- Ian Stanley, Programme Secretary, Frodsham & District Photographic Society
"Don’t bother with my tripod … hand me a plastic bag!!!"
- Les Stringer, Programme Secretary, Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society
My talk Messing About with the Landscape is designed both to entertain and to stimulate creativity amongst attendees.
Lasting approx 1.5 hours, my presentation covers:
> how photographers and painters portray the landscape differently
> how and why I moved away from traditional landscape photography to a more creative approach
> the techniques I use; ICM, double exposures, diffusers, selective focusing
> equipment and camera settings
> post processing
> tips and tricks for creative approaches to landscape
> discussion / questions and answers.
The talk can be structured with a tea / comfort break in the middle.
The talk is illustrated with:
> many PDI images of my work and that of a few others
> a selection of prints
> two audio-visual presentations.
Reflecting the enthusiasm amongst members that my talk often generates, several clubs have followed up by arranging a 'creative landscape challenge' and inviting me back to informally judge or review the results. In other cases, I have been engaged to run a creative landscape workshop.
If you would like to arrange for me to talk at your club, please send me a message via my contact page.
"...an exceptional evening with Mark Reeves with inspirations as diverse as Turner and Rothko, and using techniques including slow shutters, double exposures and ICM, he showed us some exceptional painterly and serene images."
- Pamela Jones, President, Bath Photographic Society
“ ...an interesting and well delivered presentation which gave a completely different outlook on landscape photography. We found it inspirational."
- John Sixmith, Programme Secretary, Hoylake Photographic Society
“Your talk certainly seems to have hit the spot. We now find ICM images creeping into all our competitions, so much so that we have now instigated an ICM challenge"
- Paul Laycock, Secretary, Haddington Camera Club