VPS and COVID-19
All of the Society's activities are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We hope that when restrictions are eased and it's safe to do so, we will be able to re-introduce some kind of programme that enables us to do what we've been doing since we first formed in 2007 i.e. meet regularly to support each other, exchange ideas and share expertise, with the simple aim of enjoying photography.
The Society normally meets on Monday evenings at Skidby Village Hall in East Yorkshire, although from May through to August, members try to get out and about with their cameras depending on the weather. The varied, weekly programme includes still-life workshops, portrait sessions, talks, presentations, tips on photographic techniques and reviews of members' images. In the summer months, members meet at different locations in the area with the emphasis very much on taking photographs.
Since it was formed, the Society has invited leading figures in the photography world to come to East Yorkshire and talk about their work. These include:
- Joe Cornish, renowned British landscape photographer
- Andy Rouse, award winning wildlife photographer and conservationist
- Charlie Waite, one of the world's leading landscape photographers
- Eamonn McCabe, former sports photographer and Guardian picture editor
- Jonathan Chritchley, fine art, ocean and equine photographer
- Heather Angel, Nature Photographer and Author
- Damien Demolder, Photographer, Journalist and Educator
Every year in October, the Society holds an exhibition of members' photographs in Skidby and we are exploring the possibility of at least making this an online event this year. This free exhibition has proven popular with the public and year on year attracts record numbers. An indication that an appreciation of the photographic image and how it’s made is as popular as ever.
As soon as we are confident that our members can be safeguarded, we will attempt to get back to something approaching 'business as usual'. In the meantime, bear with us while we simply share some of our members' images online.