Speaker – Steve Lightfoot

15/07/2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Something a little different for you this evening – Steve Lightfoot has done a lot of research on the history of photography and some detective work tracking down the people in a Victorian family he found in a charity shop.        Although he has not spoken to clubs before we hope members will find what he does interesting.

Find out more here:-  https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/how-chance-discovery-old-picture-album-sparked-leeds-mans-fascination-victorian-photography-3029477


Victorian Photography – the photographers, the studios and the sitters.

Dramatic changes took place in the way photography was used in the 19th century. Steve Lightfoot looks at some of the major developments that took place and how studios adapted in order to satisfy the requirements of the ordinary working family. He traces the history of some of the leading studios and reflects on the most interesting, amusing, and tragic stories.

Jo Humberstone

I've always had an interest in photography, starting too many years ago than I care to remember. I have a variety of cameras in working order ~ pinhole, medium format, 35mm and digital. With working full time, there never seems to be enough free time to properly indulge in using them. 10 years or so ago, I took my first (and only!) "A" level ~ in photography. I was the only one on the course to only do darkroom work throughout. My own preferences lie with film and alternative processes ~ Digital is fine for most things, but for me it hasn't got as much "soul"! I enjoy sloshing around with various chemicals and I enjoy the unpredictability of some of the results. Having said that, I am happy to rise to the challenge of digital work and manipulating images for competitions and suchlike when time permits.

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