News and Events

News and events that the members have sent in.

* Club AGM – 7.00pm, Tuesday July 14th. On Zoom. See your emails for details.

* Provisional dates for the 2021 club exhibition; Saturday, 3rd July and Sunday, 4th July 2021

* Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham is going digital for 2020. Check this link for details:

* For those of you who have recently decided to use Affinity for your image processing, there is a huge range of very well produced and informative videos on YouTube to help and instruct. Click on this link to view them (the link seems a bit slow but persevere):

The photographers below have been recommended by UCC members.

*Don McCillin (1935 – )

Photographer Don McCullin has witnessed some of the most harrowing humanitarian disasters of the last half-century.  In the course of his long career, and through his dedication to documenting global wars and conflict, he has become celebrated as a master of black and white photography.  For the last two decades, McCullin has turned to look at the land around him, namely the Somerset village in which he was evacuated during the Blitz. Often referring to the sweeping rural landscape as his greatest salvation, the photographer demonstrates the full mastery of his medium with stark black and white images resonating with human emotion whilst retaining the honesty and grit synonymous with his earlier works.

A small selection of his images is on show at:

* Fan Ho (1931 – 2016). A Chinese photographer who specialised, amongst other things, in candid shots of street vendors:

* Joe Cornish. (1959 – ). Joe Cornish is a photographer who was inspired by his travels to Alaska, The United States, New Zealand and Europe to take stunning photographs of landscapes.  He describes himself as an outdoor enthusiast “primed to connect with the environment.”  On his website is a wonderful gallery of photos taken on his extensive travels into the wilds, as well as around Britain.   He has a gallery in North Yorkshire

*Ansel Easton Adams was an American landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating “pure” photography which favoured sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. In many ways the founders of modern day HDR.