Mac is an advocate of Kaizen – continuous improvement – in photography.  He described the three main components of this: practice; perception; and projects.  He finds that tightly defined exercise or small projects help to focus effort and attention to develop techniques, skills and critical faculties to develop further one’s own photography.

In the second half he commented upon images submitted by our members where ‘colour makes the image’.  To this end, Mac focused on the strength and dominance of the colours used, their complementarity or alternative contrast with one another.  A selection of the images shown is below.

From left to right:

  • Sandra Barrett’s striking landscape contrasts bold, warm colours of the cliff face, with the more subtle blues and greens of the threatening sky and sea;
  • Alan Stone’s dramatic image of a surfer captures the varying hues and tones of the waves;
  • Sandra herself was caught by Graham Cooper, with a fiery halo, adding vitality to the image.

From left to right:

  • Richard Sercombe’s creativity is once again on show, with blue standing out against red;
  • Alan Bastin produced a subtle four image panel, with colours and textures reminiscent of Turner, displaying a complementary palette;
  • Sheila Haycox was at close quarters with a hot air ballon, with literally hot colours.