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A slide presentation about photography given by Mike McCormac FRPS at the UKCA Camera Club in Paphos, Cyprus on 3 April 2013.

A slide presentation about photography given by Mike McCormac FRPS at the UKCA Camera Club in Paphos, Cyprus on 3 April 2013.

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    UKCA Camera Club Paphos - Mike McCormac FRPS UKCA Camera Club Paphos - Mike McCormac FRPS Presentation Transcript

    • Mike McCormac FRPS
    • Who am I?Subjects that move me Railways The Somme Battlefield CyprusAnd now? To cover…
    • Aged 11, it started at a fruit machine in Scarborough
    • Years becoming technically proficient and creatively blind
    • All change at 42
    • Royal Photographic Society  Licentiateship (LRPS)  November 2002  Associateship (ARPS)  April 2003  Fellowship (FRPS)  April 2004It got competitive…
    • …and much more satisfying
    • Railways Steam Railway, Heritage Railway, Railway Magazine, Railway Photography, RailPhotography Digital Photographer, Digital Camera Buyer, Amateur PhotographerGeneral The Guardian, Cyprus Mail, A Place in the Sun Published in…
    •  Light is everything  Simplify, then simplify more Kit is only kit  Find shapes Stop when something catches  Find threes your eye  Cards are cheap If it looks dull, it is  It wont happen again Get it right when you shoot 10 lessons learned
    • Railways
    • “ You dont take aphotograph, you make it Ansel Adams (1902-1984) Landscape Photographer ”
    • “When your mouth drops open, click the shutter Harold Feinstein American photographer ”
    • “I often think the night is more alive and morerichly coloured than the day Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch painter ”
    • Somme Battlefield
    • Cyprus
    • “Its on and around the edges where thelandscape offers up its best images Joe Cornish British photographer ”
    • “ The hardest thing inphotography is to create a simple image Anne Geddes Australian photographer ”
    • “Im inspired by the waylight makes objects look magical and ethereal Allan Jenkins British photographer ”
    • “If your pictures arentgood enough, youre not close enough Robert Capa (1913-1954) War Photographer ”
    • “The cameras only job is to get out of the way of making photographs Ken Rockwell American photographer ”
    • And now?
    • Web: www.mikemccormac.comTwitter: @mikemccormacPhone: 99 860 725 Mike McCormac