News from Around the Federation
"NCPF/Sony Event - Leeming House Hotel, Ullswater"
On Tuesday 4th June over 30 photographers from the NCPF and LCPU travelled to Leeming House Hotel on the shores of Ullswater to take part in a one day workshop sponsored by Sony Cameras. The weather was amazing, bright blue skies and what turned out to be the highest temperatures of the year so far.
The morning session started with a lecture by the ever popular Duncan McEwan whose demonstration on Vista and Detail covered many aspects of superb landscape, close up and creative observational photography, featuring the best of Scottish scenery. It is no wonder that his lectures and courses continue to be sell out events.
Duncan McEwan can be seen explaining some of the finer points of the equipment.
After a refreshment break there was a change of emphasis by Nick Webster a Sports Editorial photographer whose fascinating career covers, amongst many other things, auto electrical work for famous car names such as McLaren and working as the club photographer for Tottenham Hotspur. His distinctive style requires an element of daring in that he choses to capture many sporting events using 16mm wide angles as opposed to the "safe distance" used by traditional sports photographers who work from afar with telephoto lenses.
After enjoying an excellent lunch on the hotel terrace overlooking the length of Ullswater, delegates were split into two groups under the care of Duncan and Nick and allowed out to play with a full range of Sony cameras and lenses.
Members try out the cameras in the lakeside grounds of the hotel.
This is the first event of this type to be sponsored by Sony and we were privileged that they chose this area as a pilot due largely to the enthusiasm of the Carlisle Sony shop to work with their local photographers.