13th September 2017 - "Event Photography" by John Wright, Club Member

'Event Photography' was the subject for John Wright our first speaker of  the season.  John is one of our club members and extremely enthusiastic about this particular field of photography.  He explained how he was first encouraged to join the club's portrait group and this fuelled his interest in people and their eventing activities. The Bournemouth and Boscombe Light Opera Group provided an ideal platform for John to launch his interest in event photography.  He was able to create his own personal impressions and interpret the feelings of not only the artists involved in the productions but the mood of the occasion.  Dress rehearsals gave him an adrenaline rush as he realised he only had one chance to capture certain aspects of the performance - this made him feel as though he was actually part of the production team.  He has produced press - rehearsal photos for the programme centre - fold of 'Grease' and has worked on 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' and 'Legally Blonde'.  He said that theatre work would always present a challenge to him as the lighting effects continually change throughout the duration of any production.