My lectures reflect my varied interests, showing my approach to image making, which very much relies on what I see in camera. When linked to my travels I concentrate on how I responded to the place or people. All presentations are digital and I bring some prints and books for informal display.
My current lecture, 'The Way I See It', includes images from a number of the modules listed under Lectures. In some, by showing a series of images rather than just those that are for me the most successful, I try to provide ideas for less experienced photographers. I enjoy evenings with an interactive audience, with questions and discussions throughout. This is a little more challenging remotely but not impossible. Please contact me to discuss options for 'More of The Way I See It' as a sequel to 'The Way I See It'.
As a judge It is so important to consider the photographer's intent and what the image conveys to me. I believe too much value can be placed on marks and whilst willing to mark or select winners I very much enjoy pure critique with the opportunity to engage briefly with the photographer.
I aim to encourage less experienced members to progress by providing ideas they may choose to experiment with. For experienced members I want to see images that have that something special, a personal interpretation, or the 'wow' factor. Critique sessions provide a different approach and can encourage members to be more experimental in their approach.
I was a selector for the Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition in 2010, a memberof the IPA 2010 jury and twice a selector for Digital CAmera POTY. I was CHair of the RPS Exhibition Committee from 2001-07 and have since judged UK NAtional and International exhibitions. In addition to visiting many PAGB Federations I judged the 2022 PAGB GB Cup.
Club Reviews Judging / Critique
Dingwall C C - November 22: Your feedback on the images was top notch in the way that your comments aimed to help authors with suggestions of how their images might be improved while acknowledging their thinking and process in the photos they put in. It’s also good for a photographer when a judge highlights the photographs that “hit the mark” for them.
Hailsham P S - March 2022: Our members were so impressed with your help and support for their images I thought I would share a couple of comments with you: 'Rosemary was really good. Positive with well-reasoned comments that will help some members take their images to the next level. Everything was handled with respect and just the right amount of humour when appropriate. Definitely one of the best judging performances this season.' 'I should say how much I enjoyed last night. A real masterclass in how to judge. Wow! She was brilliant!' Thank you for a fantastic evening.
Dublin C C - January 2022 on Zoom: Just to reiterate the thanks from myself and everyone else for your judging tonight. It was excellent - concise but very helpful and contstructive and not at all negative. A masterclass in how it should be done.
Club Reviews Lectures
Harrogate P S - April 2021 on Zoom: Thank you very much for last night's excellent presentation. You certainly stimulated the audience, that was the livliest question time this season!
Ipswich & District P S- September 2021 on Zoom: A huge thanks for such a superb evening last night. Your talk and images certainly got the new season off to a terrific start and you will be a hard act to follow. Not only were all of your images such fabulous quality, the variety just blew me away.
Cambridge Camera Club - October 21 on Zoom: We enjoyed such strong images whether it was of nature, landscapeor travel. There's such eleance in your simple mono images, reminding us again that 'less is more'. It was a joy to visit Kerala and Yellowstone through your eyes. The shots taken in Harris with the varied sand patterns and textures had particular appeal for me. Your talk was so varied and colourful, and displayed such great photographic skills giving us new insights into how to improve our own photography.
Hampstead P S - October 2020 on Zoom: 'We found your pictures absolutely beautiful. Each one had a totally exceptional quality. One after the other, I couldn't wait to see the next! But could have happily lingered. So many of your pictures held our attention, provided inspiration, were thrilling and raised our consciousness of what there is in the world to see. 'The Way I See It' was a truly apt title. I hope that your emphasis on 'seeing' is taken to heart.'
Visions Photography Club and Westhill Camera Club - September 2020 on Zoom: ‘Thank you so much for the presentation you did tonight. It was absolutely fabulous! I have no idea how two hours passed so quickly. You have some amazing photos and you are a very natural and interesting speaker. I am really feeling inspired to get out there and get some good photos of my own. You are quite right - we have some amazing places to photograph right on our doorstep here in Scotland, although we do now have a few other places on our wish list after seeing your photos.’
Wareham Camera Club - September 2020 on Zoom: ‘On behalf of our Members and Guests I would like to thank you for your excellent Presentation last night. The individual sections and your narrative kept the whole evening alive from start to finish. On a personal level I loved your ‘intimate’ landscapes, and I saw Yellowstone from an angle I had never seen before.' 'Easily oneof the best talks ever, right up my street all with those textures and patterns in Yellowstone, the minimal snow and trees, the patterns in architecture and that amazing Bobcat in a bedof snow and so much more. Thnak you so much, I will remember tonight always.'
Carshalton Camera Club: April 2019: 'Thank you once again for a tremendous evening filled with stunning images and hints and tips along the way. I look forward to welcoming you back to the club in the not too distant future.'