Member: Roger Lancaster – “Scene From My Eyes”
Bio for Roger Lancaster
A native of Western Canada, Roger first handled a camera when he was 6 years old when his grandfather, a photo journalist, let him use his old fold up camera. But it was not until he retired as an association executive 10 years ago that he took a serious interest in the craft. He sees photography, not just as a record of events in life, but an opportunity to bring the outdoors inside for all to enjoy. He also sees it as an opportunity to bring out his creative side, and enjoys the artistic side of processing images as much as he does in capturing the photo.
Roger initially shot landscape images, but in recent years has gravitated to a more eclectic style with macro photography, and experimenting with monochromatic processing of images.
Roger has received numerous awards for his photography, including the Best of Loudoun photo for two years running at the Waterford Fair, an award sponsored by the Loudoun Now newspaper. A number of his images have been juried into Nature Visions Photo Expo. Many of his images have appeared in both popular and photographic journals and he has been the featured photographer in several issues of Grand Strand magazine, a popular South Carolina based publication. Many of his images can be found in private collections.
Roger has been an active member of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society since 2008. He has also just completed a 2 year term as President of the Nature Visions Photo Expo, the premier nature photography expo in the Mid-Atlantic region. He currently uses a Nikon D500 as his primary camera, although he has 3 other Nikons as spares. For processing he uses Lightroom and Photoshop, and uses numerous filters, especially the Topaz series.
Roger and his wife Bunny live in Waterford and invite any members of NVPS who want to enjoy shooting photos in the outdoors to come and visit.
Description: This presentation is a compilation of outdoor images which were shot after sunset and before sunrise. Most of the images were shot with a slow shutter speed to compensate for the lack of natural light. And many of the images contain colorful artificial light and water reflections.
Bio: Chuck Campbell is a long-time NVPS member and volunteer. He enjoys the quiet solitude of shooting images long after others have gone home for the evening or before they wake up and get in the way of a good shot. When traveling, Chuck always takes a tripod because he knows he will be taking many shots in the dark. Unfortunately, as he traveled across Europe and the U.S., he has missed many good meals with his wife as he waited for just the right blue-hour light. With this presentation, he will happily share those lonely, hunger-induced images with you.