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UKCA Camera Club Paphos - Mike McCormac FRPS

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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.

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UKCA Camera Club Paphos - Mike McCormac FRPS

  1. 1. Mike McCormac FRPS
  2. 2. Who am I?Subjects that move me Railways The Somme Battlefield CyprusAnd now? To cover…
  3. 3. Aged 11, it started at a fruit machine in Scarborough
  4. 4. Years becoming technically proficient and creatively blind
  5. 5. All change at 42
  6. 6. Royal Photographic Society  Licentiateship (LRPS)  November 2002  Associateship (ARPS)  April 2003  Fellowship (FRPS)  April 2004It got competitive…
  7. 7. …and much more satisfying
  8. 8. 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…
  9. 9.  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
  10. 10. Railways
  11. 11. “ You dont take aphotograph, you make it Ansel Adams (1902-1984) Landscape Photographer ”
  12. 12. “When your mouth drops open, click the shutter Harold Feinstein American photographer ”
  13. 13. “I often think the night is more alive and morerichly coloured than the day Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch painter ”
  14. 14. Somme Battlefield
  15. 15. Cyprus
  16. 16. “Its on and around the edges where thelandscape offers up its best images Joe Cornish British photographer ”
  17. 17. “ The hardest thing inphotography is to create a simple image Anne Geddes Australian photographer ”
  18. 18. “Im inspired by the waylight makes objects look magical and ethereal Allan Jenkins British photographer ”
  19. 19. “If your pictures arentgood enough, youre not close enough Robert Capa (1913-1954) War Photographer ”
  20. 20. “The cameras only job is to get out of the way of making photographs Ken Rockwell American photographer ”
  21. 21. And now?
  22. 22. Web: www.mikemccormac.comTwitter: @mikemccormacPhone: 99 860 725 Mike McCormac

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