These are some of the speakers visiting the club this season:
I was born and raised in Carnoustie but I spent most of my life working in Netherlands, New York and Silicon Valley. My job involved extensive travel in Asia. I always carried a camera but it was only towards the end of my working career that I discovered there is a difference between snapshots and "photography". I now live in Perth where I was recently president of the Photographic Society. I still travel quite extensively on consulting jobs but now I carry my Olympus OMD and make sure I have time to use it. I am particularly fascinated by the challenge of photographing the urban landscape at night.
Grahams's Biography: I’m a professional photographer and photography instructor from Aberdeen in Scotland. I first picked up an SLR camera in 1995, I’ve been professional photographer since 2005 and I’ve been teaching photography since 2009. Over my career I’ve photographed just about everything from businessmen to ballerinas in places from Bridge of Don to Brooklyn NY. My experience stands me in good stead as a teacher and I’m used to working with all kinds of people. Somehow, through the merging of my personal and professional lives, I’ve found myself leading photography safaris in the Maasai Mara. I never planned for this to happen and I couldn’t have even dreamed of it! I wrote and taught my first photography class in 2009. One thing lead to another and a few years later I began leading photography tours to Skye.
Chris Biography: Living in the beautiful Dundee, I am continually inspired by nature and the amazingly creative people of this thriving and vibrant city. Photography is my passion and there is nothing I enjoy more than capturing the beauty of life through my lens. Whether it’s a curious look passing over someone’s face, the hustle and bustle of a busy street or the emotional timeless moments when a parent or close family member gets to see their child for the first time in their wedding outfit. I love how photography freezes that split second in time and records it forever.
Maureens Bio: I started taking photography seriously around 2002. It was an if you cannot beat them, join them scenario. I was bored standing waiting on Keith and Alistair taking pictures on Skye. They had similar cameras and compatible lenses and I spent my afternoon going between the 2 of them swapping their lenses. That's when I decided I would get my own DSLR. I joined Carnoustie Camera Club about 16 years ago and have learned a lot from other members. After a few upgrades I now use a Canon 80D with a variety pack of lenses. I enjoy taking wildlife and landscape pictures. This fits in with our holidays and the odd day out. I have always taken close up or macro shots and am finding this can be fitted in at home in the garden. I look forward to putting together a set of pictures for the evening and explaining how these have been taken.
Alistairs Bio: I bought my first SLR with my first salary cheque back in 1979 and have always enjoyed photography. My interest became more serious when my son and I joined Carnoustie Camera Club in 2001. Landscape is the subject that interests me most and I try to capture something that looks different by photographing around sunrise or just before or after sunset. This has recently developed into an interest in very long exposures including images of the night sky.