Alnwick and District Camera Club member Doug Ross provided a fine evening’s entertainment when he gave a presentation of his pictures together with an absorbing account of his approach to photography over the years.
Doug commenced with some beautiful landscapes of the Cheviots, an area which he knows extremely well.
He is equally at home with cityscapes as evidenced by some impressive views of London and Newcastle.
One of Doug’s greatest loves are his people pictures. His empathy with his subjects is always apparent and often he engages them in conversation to establish a rapport before taking their photographs.
Doug is also a keen Francophile, even though he admitted that his linguistic bloomers sometimes cause amusement for the locals.
Doug is never afraid to experiment with his photography, particularly in an attempt to capture movement.
He talked about the changes over recent years brought about by the advent of digital printing and digital cameras. Many of the prints that he showed were digitally printed from colour transparencies although he has been using a high specification digital camera in recent years.
However, the last three prints in his presentation were from images taken with a smartphone, proving that it is primarily the person behind the camera that produces the results. This was a masterclass in photography, enjoyed by everyone.