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.
And some BTS shots of the members and the venue itself:
Make sure to go see the full gallery
We have opened Club 197, photographic club by photography enthusiasts for enthusiasts, to learn, share, and most importantly, have fun.
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