Date(s) - October 13, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paul Mitchell FRPS
Born in East Yorkshire, Paul studied graphic design at art college and had a design career in London working for many well-known consumer brands. He now lives in East Dorset as a professional landscape photographer and specialist book designer.
Paul has had numerous exhibitions and has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and is the current Chair of the Visual Art Distinctions panel. He also serves on the Landscape Distinctions Panel. A member of the prestigious Arena group of photographers and a founder member of The Landscape Collective UK (LCUK). Paul is also a well respected photographic judge and lecturer.
Paul has also been successful in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, winning the Sunday Times Choice Award in 2013, the Urban Category winner in 2015 and commended in 2017 and 2018. He has also had successes in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year and the International Garden Photographer of the Year. In March 2022 Paul won the RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show at their Botanical Art and Photography Show held at the Saatchi Gallery.
Apart from his self-published book on pinhole photography “Spirit of Light” he has collaborated with four renowned photographers to publish “The Coast – a personal view of the English coastline”.
Paul’s talk to use is titled ‘Confessions of a Landscape Photographer’. This is an illustrated talk about how Paul researches and plans ahead before going on his landscape photography trips at different locations (coast, woodland etc.). He also gives an insight as to what techniques he uses when composing landscapes and the type of landscape images he would make under varying weather conditions. It also covers the type of software apps, filters and equipment he uses.
You can see more of Paul’s work here