F4's exhibition in Cleethorpes
By elsawill | Sunday, July 15, 2012, 12:31
Four talented photographers are preparing to put their best pictures in the frame at an annual exhibition in Cleethorpes.
The F4 independent photography group, from left, Colin Lusby, Ray Duke, Len Holman and Sid Pearce. Picture: www.thisisphotosales.co.uk/grimsby
Members of the F4 group will showcase their favourite photographs from the past year at Cleethorpes Library in Alexandra Road, from Monday, July 23 until Saturday, July 28.
Made up of friends Len Holman, Ray Duke, Sid Pearce and Colin Lusby, the group formed six years ago to provide a forum for sharing photographic tips and tricks, and comparing their work.
Retired driver Len, of Grimsby, said: "I began getting into photography in 1953 when I was in the forces in Berlin.
"Natural history photos are not my speciality, but my interest is taking pictures of the public and to take photos that others will enjoy looking at."
Named after a photographic term for an aperture setting, the group's sixth exhibition will contain more than 100 images.
Each of the photographers has created four images with a scanner, as well as a selection of others, including stunning landscapes and portraits.
Retired engineer Ray, of Humberston, said his creative photographs are three images blended together, using editing software.
He said: "My favourite photography has to be taking images of houses inside a cathedral's interior, such as Lincoln.
"I am also a fan of infrared, which creates a ghostly picture with a tinge of green.
"For people who are starting out in photography, I would advise them to not spend a lot of money on a camera, because bridge cameras do just the trick. It also helps being part of a photography club, because you can bounce ideas off each other and discuss work."
Retired deputy head teacher Colin, of Scartho, said: "My images are made unusual by using an LED light fob in a dark room. I also use a slow shutter speed.
"I'm pleased with the outcome – it is something different. I also took an image of Whitby; and squashed it on an editing programme – it gives it that cartoon look."
Retired businessman Sid, of Grimsby, said he has over 20,000 transparency images on archive.
"I have created an image of a meerkat, made up of three images, one from a zoo, a rock from Tenerife, and a blended background image," he said.
"Sharp images are important and so is the composition. I even cut round all the individual hairs on the meerkat."
At the exhibit a member of the team will be there to answer any queries and there will also be refreshments available.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from Monday, July 23 from 1.30pm till 5pm; Tuesday, July 24 until Friday, July 27, from 9.30am till 5pm and Saturday, July 28 from 9.30am till 3pm.
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