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A superb selection of fine prints from acclaimed local professional and enthusiast photographers and be inspired to get your camera out!
The exhibition was on display in the Bourne End Library during normal library opening times and during the evening events of the Wooburn Festival Literary Week (see Spoken Word).
Alan Boutel FRPS (website)
Alan has been passionate about wildlife for as long as he remembers and has been involved in serious wildlife photography for nearly forty years. During this time he has won many awards and competitions including Kodak Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
He has been a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, the most prestigious award in photography, for a number of year.
He has had his photographs used by such diverse clients as national magazines, local authorities, environmental charities, building societies, food manufacturing and distribution companies and departmental stores.
He has travelled widely in his quest for exceptional wildlife images and has a natural eye for capturing the peak of the action or the critical moment in portraying animal behaviour.
Carole McLatchie FBIPP, ARPS (website)
Carole has been awarded Fellowship of BIPP in the category of Motorsport. This is the highest qualification attainable and recognises distinguished individual ability and exceptional standards of excellence. BIPP qualifications are highly regarded and are recognised across the world as a benchmark of excellence
Carole has specialized in professional sports photography, particularly motorcycle racing and her work has been published extensively in magazines and the national press. She also undertakes a wide variety of photographic work
Micki Aston MCIoJ CPAGB (website)
Micki is a prominent figure in the world of photography. She has been widely published in a variety of books and other photographic publications, as well as having had her work regularly exhibited in the Cotswold Monochrome International Salon.
She works as a professional stock photographer and, while specializing in landscape photography, she will happily shoot any subject that she finds interesting.
She has travelled to many parts of the world, and has an eye for the beautiful and the unusual.
Micki has the ability to capture the essence of what she is shooting but, through her trained eye, she also adds that extra bit of atmosphere which brings the scene to life and thereby enhances the overall effect.
Damian Ward (website)
Damian enjoys photographing woodland and local landscapes. He visits Scotland and Cumbria once a year, but also has many pictures of The South Coast, Norfolk and Suffolk, using both digital and medium format film cameras to capture his images. His preference is to get it right in the camera with the aid of filters and careful composition, rather than spending hours in front of a computer editing and manipulating his pictures.
Damian tends to only shoot early in the morning before the sun is up or very low in the sky. He goes out with his camera almost every day, even if it is only for about half an hour, finding the light in the morning much softer than the light in the day or evening. Weather conditions like mist, fog and frost are always better first thing in the morning.
Damian exhibits his work locally several times a year, and this year was the first time he exhibited during Bucks Open Studios. His prints, greeting cards and postcards are for sale in cafés and shops in Haddenham, Chinnor, Long Crendon and Wendover.
This year Damian was pleased to have five images shortlisted in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
Ben approaches photography as a way of capturing the moment. His influence comes from working in television news for thirty years where the key element is reality. To him it is all about taking the picture as it is without editing it. There cannot be any landscaping in landscape photography as he says. In other words using tools to change what was in camera is not part of his work.
He started photography like many in school and then was able to combine that passion with his career when he became a TV news cameraman. He travelled across the globe covering feast and famine, which impacts how he looks at his subjects today.
After a few years dabbling in digital photography, he returned to shooting film because it helped him concentrate on the craft of taking the shot. Not getting instant feedback helps him focus on taking the shot he wants first time.
Dennis has been taking photographs for over sixty years -
“Dennis has a back catalogue of fascinating photographs that are often on display at his home in The Pound. Human experience is always at the heart of his images which is what makes them so successful.” Gail Dorrington
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