Midland Counties Photographic Federation


Seminar Organiser: Mike Sharples

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MCPF Seminar 18th October 2020
Zooming In Time 
Resume your Passion Get Motivated Cultivate Inspiration

This inspiring Zoom Seminar brings together a first-class collection of speakers, photography and enthusiasts giving you all the opportunity for discussion and to share in inspirational photography.

We are pleased to announce an excellent line-up of speakers


Working with Textures – This is a NOT to be missed Workshop Seeing is Believing

Jane will answer all questions, what and how to do when working with Textures, sourcing and creating textures is explained with simplicity and clarity, how to use blend modes, with 3 different methods of how to successfully apply textures to an image.

A limited number delegates will be invited to submit images via email for a live edit, Jane will take between 3-5 images then travel slowly and clearly through the technical aspects, happily repeating steps if requested and applying textures from her own stock to create final Master Pieces, giving narrative every click on a transformation journey.

Jane believes that seeing the process happen ‘for real’ is extremely valuable for delegates

Phil Savoie

Phil was at the BBC Natural History Unit until 1994 and was a producer/director/cameraman. He has a photography obsession and has travelled the globe fulfilling his dream

Phil’s ‘Up your Photography’ DPI lecture covers topics not found in most photo lectures from the science of our vision to understanding resolution and lens optics, the psychology of perspective and the odd BBC Natural History Unit war story. In short everything but the kitchen sink from a 40-year pro with 2 graduate degrees in imaging. It is told with local images covering all genres from macro to landscape, sport, wildlife, street, people and astrophotography – it has something of interest for all photographers. Throughout Phil shares novel and hard-won tips that will allow members to improve and inspire their results straight away


David is an award-winning photographer with a distinct style of image which packs a punch and emphasises the subject. After leaving full-time employment in 2015 he joined a local camera club and has never looked back: “The club structure in the UK is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to develop their photography – the help and encouragement I’ve received has been outstanding.” He unashamedly describes himself as a competition photographer and his images are produced with the necessary impact needed to create an immediate impression with judges – this has brought him success in numerous national and international competitions.

However, his greatest love is underwater photography and it’s a passion that’s taken him all around the world photographing the amazing creatures that swim in our oceans

Event Information

Session One – Jane Lazenby will commence at 10.30 to 12.00 hrs

Break one 12.00 to 12.30

Session Two – Phil Savoie will commence at 12.30 to 14.00 hrs

Break two 14.00 to 14.30 hrs

Session Three –  David Keep 14.30 to 16.00hrs

Ticket Information

Tickets will be available from the MCPF website soon, 

Costs:   £4 per session or
£10 if you wish to attend all three

Zoom meeting details will be sent to each attendee nearer the time.

Details of Zoom meetings are not transferable.

Event Location

Your own home

Contact Details

Seminar Secretary
Mike Sharples
email: seminarsec@mcpf.co.uk