Speaker: Roger Hance

Club members were treated to some gorgeous images of ‘Wildlife in Your Garden’ by multi award winning photographer Roger Hance FRPS DPAGB AFIAP BPE5* at our meeting on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

All of the pictures were taken in his own, or his friends’, gardens during the pandemic and Roger generously showed us how to attract and photograph the wildlife which visit our homes, sharing his camera settings alongside tips and tricks for a successful shot.

A Canon user for over two decades, Roger switched to the micro 4/3rds Olympus system in 2018 and says he’s never looked back. As an Olympus user myself, it was a refreshing change to hear about the lenses, equipment and special features offered by Olympus as most photographers still use Nikon or Canon and one can feel a bit left out of the discussions when you use other kit.

Roger has a YouTube channel which contains videos of his techniques for photographing nature and wildlife and it’s to his credit that he is not precious about his skills and freely shares his knowledge with other photographers. A thoroughly enjoyable night which left me wondering which part of my teeny garden I can dig up to create a pond!

Next week is competition night, with Gerald Chamberlain of Morton Photographic Society judging our images on the theme of ‘Perspective’ via Zoom. It’s always a joy to see the pictures being produced by fellow club members and I’m sure it will be interesting to see how we’ve all interpreted the brief. Guests and new members are welcome – please see our Membership page for details of how to join in.

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