February’s talk was by award winning photographer Tom Way. He has three watchwords: light, character, and simplicity for capturing great wild life pictures. And he certainly does capture great moments with wonderful animals both African – his favourites – and domestic. Having a very shallow depth of field allows him to blur the background, thus controlling where the viewer’s eye is directed. This skill is also employed by artists who hope to direct the viewer’s eye. He talked a lot about composition as well as finding animals with a bit of character.
The one thing to remember when looking at his pictures is that you are seeing the best of his eight years of taking photographs professionally. There are hundreds or thousands more that did not make the cut!
To see more of his wonderful pictures see https://www.tomway.co.uk/