Club 197

The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Club 197 goes to The Public

The sprint finally seem to have arrived, so Club 197 had a little day out to The Public gallery in West Bromwich for a shoot. We had 2 lovely models, the Lithuanian Liuda Mi, and her boyfriend Nuri, who originally turned up as travel companion, also agreed to pose for the group after a little persuasion – as it turns out, he’s not new to modelling neither, having completed some catwalk assignment for certain department store chain recently. Not too shabby.

Having been stuck in the studio throughout the winter, I thought it’d make a nice change not to go out with magnitude of lighting equipment, so I just packed my D800, a standard zoom and a couple of prime lenses, a flash and a reflector. Lightest I left for a location shoot in ages! And you know what? I had a blast; here are some of my shots from the day.

Liuda Mi at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi and Nuri at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi and Nuri at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Liuda Mi at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Nuria at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Nuria at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Nuria at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

Nuria at The Public © Keigo Kato Studio 197

And some BTS shots of the members and the venue itself:

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 photoshoot BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 photoshoot BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 photoshoot BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Club 197 photoshoot BTS at The Public, West Bromwich © Keigo Kato Photography, Studio 197

Make sure to go see the full gallery

Club 197 opens

We have opened Club 197, photographic club by photography enthusiasts for enthusiasts, to learn, share, and most importantly, have fun.

Birmingham photographic club - Club 197 members! Birmingham photographic club – Club 197 members!

Our membership consists of all levels of experience, from keen beginners, all up to seasoned pros. We created the club for social activity, and not be another one of those old fashioned clubs with elitist, hierarchical set of rules and competitions.

Skill levels are not important. What we ask for from each member is to be keen about the club, get involved, give ideas, and be a part of it. I think we have a good mix of members. We want to keep the number around 15, and there are still a few more spots left. If you are looking for photography buddies who you can share the