Author: Chris Reekie

China A Photographer’s View – Roy Robertson FRPS Hon

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Roy Robertson spoke to STAPS members on his visits to China, providing a photographer’s view of the country. His visits were initially through invitations when he held the post of President and Vice President of the Royal Photographic Society to attend and art exhibition, including photography and the world fair. Being part of a Royal […]

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Speaker Wednesday 9th Jan 2019 – David Ogden Extreme Macrophotography

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The speaker this evening was the Societies own member, David Ogden. And to start his presentation by telling the assemble members, ‘don’t try it’, certainly grab everyone’s attention. And throughout his talk he maintained a rapt audience as he described, demonstrated and presented how he went about Macrophotography, the equipment he utilised (and ingeniously assembled) […]

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Kevin MacKenzie – Photography Under The Microscope

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The speaker Kevin MacKenzie can best be described as not one of the usual circuit speakers. Neither was he a ballet dancer or an international rugby player. Kevin has worked in the Microscopy and Histology Dept at Aberdeen University and his theme for his talk was ‘Photography under the Microscope’. Kevin started at the University […]

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Donald Stewart FRPS – Speaker 7th December

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For the second speaker in a row the members were treated to a visual feast of printed images, opposed to digital images. This time from Donald Stewart FRPS who presented a new body of work. Donald is unusual in today’s photographic environment ion that he still predominately captures all his images on film, using his […]

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Andrea Hargreaves – Speaker 17th October

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It is always a great pleasure when a visiting speaker with a huge reputation travels a long distance to speak at STAPS. And that was very much the case with Yorkshire lass, Andrea Hargreaves. For someone who only became interested in photography in 2006 with the purchase of her first Canon DSL camera, the resulting […]

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Sean Dooley, Speaker Wed 10th Oct

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Sean Dooley’s talk to the members was entitled ‘Any Title Will Do’. As someone who has a degree in mathematics and photography, who is heavily involved in boat construction with Fife Fisheries Museum, likes drawing and painting, it was likely to cover a wide and alternate subject matter. Right from the off, Sean presented a […]

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Dianne Owen FRPS, Speaker Wed 19th Sept

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The first speaker of a new season sets the benchmark for the coming months syllabus. And Dianne Owen FRPS certainly did not let the members down, attracting a few from visiting clubs as well, to hear about Dianne’s work, and see and touch many of her simple, yet intricate works of photographic art, using textures […]

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