I joined QCG in 2013 to improve my photography, and to meet people with a similar interest. It is fair to say, while we may not always socialise outside of QCG functions, I count fellow members as close friends.
When I look back at my earlier photographs, to what I am doing now, I can say that my photography has improved immensely. Judges’ comments, for example from moving 2 – 3 steps to the left, or right, can make a huge difference. Taking it to the extreme can take away a tree growing out of a person’s head. It has taught me the effects that cropping can have, to using light. Fellow member Ray Shorter’s evenings on Lightroom are always most interesting.
I was fortunate to take out top prizes at my first convention in 2014 for a photograph taken in Spain titled “Life at #3”, to having won the club still life print, single pear, in 2016, to the Black and White print of the year in 2018.