Thanks to everyone who came yesterday, despite the wet weather. Thanks also to Sally and her staff at the Library for providing some lovely refreshments, I was very impressed. There was talk about doing a second walk before the exhibition in September. I will announce a date for this in the near future.
I will share my photos with you all shortly and I look forward to seeing yours too!
This week I have appeared on the front page of the main local Farnborough Paper, in announcing the Photographic Walk that I am running in two weeks time. This I hope will pull in a few people and will aid the Farnborough Society’s growth along the way. That’s it, very quick post!
I am planning a series of photowalks for the year ahead and whilst in
the planning phase would like to invite people to make suggestions.
They must all be in the UK and preferably the south since that is
where I am based.
The idea behind these walks is simple a bunch of photographers meet up
at a chosen location. We welcome everyone from absolute beginners to
seasoned professionals. We then follow something of an itinerary which
often just goes out of the window! The photos are later shared online
using popular services such as Flickr or my site (one of many) called
In fact the idea stems from the old days of the infamous “Nfolio Day”
that some readers of this blog may have been on and remember well.
They were a great succes and this idea simply is the same thing.
You may be pondering, does this cost? Well no, they will mainly be
free although I may ask for a small contribution on some. This leads
me onto the announcement that I will soon make an announcement! About
workshops! Yes I will soon be running some during weekends but more on
this another day.
One definite photowalk is planned for Farmborough this summer and is
being arranged for members of The Farmborough Society and other people
who live in the area.
So please come along to one and don’t forget your camera! More news
UPDATE: The official promotional poster! photowalk-poster
Its plainly obvious that after Jo Gosney took us on a great circular walk today that I only knew a very tiny amount about the area in which I live. Thank you ever so much, I really enjoyed it and learnt a great deal. Also thanks for your concern about my health, I made it all the way and I am not aching!
I took only 10 photos today which is unusual for me but I guess it was because I was more interested in what Jo had to say than I was in f-stops and composition! I will re-do the walk in the future and take some more shots. Continue reading
Later today I will be joining a historic walk around Farnborough (after all I need the exercise right now to get back to full fitness). Its being led by local historian Jo Gosney and we will be exploring the area known as “Farnborough Village” the very original Farnborough. I will take my camera along to capture the places we explore and will put together an article on the blog late.
I am working on a little side project of documenting how Farnborough looks today (photographically) and the changes that are afoot. The problem is I have shelved this for awhile for personal reasons but now is as good a time as any to gradually get it going again.
I hope to (over time) write up on a few walks around the area and indeed the whole county of Hampshire, to provide something useful and interesting to people visiting this site. I have for this reason set up a number of tags which will aid site visitors in finding these things.
I would also like to mention the Farnborough Society at this point, as today’s walk will also serve as an introduction to the work being carried out by the Society’s History Group which is led by Jo Gosney. More information can be gleaned from the Society website: www.thefarnboroughsociety.org.uk