Forest of Galtres Camera Club

Monday 10th October 2016



Inspired by….. was the title of the illustrated talk by Richard Burdon CPAGB, AFIAP and his wife Janet from the Kirkbymoorside Camera Club on Monday evening to the members of the Forest of Galtres Camera Club at the Parish Rooms in Easingwold.


They were determined to create their own style of photography after admiring minimalist monochrome images by renowned international photographers such as Steve Gosling, Ann Miles and Chip Forelli.


To Richard and Janet, the ideal conditions for taking pictures are snow and mist usually around dawn. Images taken around the South Bay in Scarborough at different sea states showed what could be achieved in less than ideal conditions. Long exposure monochrome shots with waves crashing over the promenade with the headlands obscured by mist and spray clearly illustrated their aims.


Richard and Janet like to experiment. They took inspiration from Kathy Harcom to try infra-red photography in the days of film cameras and now use specially adapted digital cameras for their special black and white and lightly coloured images.


Award winning photographs of hardy moorland sheep in blizzard conditions were highly atmospheric.


Tales of their trips to the Lofoten Islands off the coast of Norway showed their ambitions to take great landscape shots of the dramatic mountains and sea.


Richard and Janet are regular speakers at our club and I was inspired from one of their previous visits to buy an infra-red filter for my camera and experiment.


Inspired by….. Definitely.