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Lancaster Photographic Society Talk

This week I had the pleasure of being invited back for the 3rd time to Lancaster Photographic Society…this time to talk about my transition back to film Photography, using the bench mark Fuji GX617 medium format Panoramic camera. I talked the membership through my working practices; showing them how to use the camera from focusing and bracketing, to a tutorial on how to obtain perfect exposure using my Sekonic light meter in spot metering mode. My talk also included over 200 Panoramic images and several videos while on location.  As it was looking like I was going to do a Ken Dodd, and be on until midnight,  I had to cut short a few videos!  All in all, it was a great night and I really enjoyed sharing my passion on obtaining the perfect image (and thanks to Mike Atkinson for capturing me in action!).  I was really pleased to receive the following review on the society website:


On Monday evening a large, attendant audience was entertained and educated by the local, landscape photographer, Lee Metcalfe. Lee sets very high, personal standards for the passionate way in which he searches out and records promising viewpoints, chases early morning and evening light, waits patiently for that light to cast a magic spell over the landscape and finally, records the event on film, in a large format, panoramic camera.

His professionalism, tenacity and unwillingness to settle for second best was reflected both in his highly informative presentation, which was thoughtfully constructed, the many high quality images on show and the insights into both his camera craft and his photographic forays into wild places and wilder weather.

Our society is fortunate that there is a rich pool of talented, professional photographers in Lancaster willing to direct time, energy and experience to presentations that enthuse and improve the knowledge and craft of our society members. So thank you Lee.

Reg Haslam

Program Secretary