YPU Keighley Day, Saturday November 11th, 2023, 10am to 4pm, Carleton Community Centre, Pontefract

An update on a very active topic:

News from Glyn Dewis, an Adobe Educator and one of our Keighley Day Speakers.

Within his presentation he will be giving an insider’s view on the hot topic of AI developments and techniques in photography, how he sees it being used and also discuss the issues of it regarding competition photography, and a possible ‘way forward’

In celebration of one of our founder members and early Presidents, Alexander Keighley, the Executive of the Yorkshire Photographic Union invites all club members to the annual photographic lecture event.

Alexander Keighley was a founding member and YPU Treasurer for 10 years. He was made President in 1910 and served for 27 years until his death in 1947.

Saturday November 11th, 2023 10am to 4pm – The Alexander Keighley Lecture Event, featuring Glyn Dewis and Ross McKelvey

The event will be held at Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract WF8 3RJ on
Saturday November 11th 2023, from 10am to 4pm.

There is free car parking at the venue. Refreshments, including a buffet lunch, will be provided.
The cost is £25 per person.

Booking forms for the event have been sent to Club Secretaries and YPU Reps.

GLYN DEWIS – BenQ Ambassador, Adobe Photoshop Educator, YouTuber.
Glyn has been specially provided for the YPU by Adobe and will discuss his techniques in Adobe Photoshop.
For more information see: https://glyndewis.com

Glyn Dewis is a Professional Photographer, Author, and YouTuber based in the South West of the United Kingdom. 

Widely known for Portrait Photography and Post-Processing, Glyn is a sought-after speaker at events around the world. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Glyn has worked with a wide range of clients, including the BBC and Sky TV.

 In 2017, Glyn was awarded the Adobe MAX Master at the Adobe MAX Conference in Los Angeles.

He is also the author of four best-selling books on Photography and Post-Processing, and shares his knowledge and tips with a large following on his popular YouTube channel, where he regularly uploads videos with Tips, Techniques, Insights and Behind the Scenes.

A BenQ Ambassador, Westcott Top Pro and Instructor for the Lightroom and Photoshop Virtual Summits, Glyn is also a  Photoshop World Dream Team Instructor. 

Glyn is the Founder and Photographer of The 39-45 Portraits Project, a self-funded project photographing World War II Veterans with the sole purpose of providing them with a classic, timeless portrait and as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for the sacrifices they made during the war.

Primarily a Portrait Photographer, more recently Glyn has embraced other creative avenues of photography including Drones and Mobile Phones, and is, in his own words “Excited like a child at Christmas” about the Mobile Workflow and advances in technology that fuel new and innovative ways to create and share art.

Web: www.glyndewis.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/glyndewis
Facebook: www.facebook.com/glyndewis
Instagram: www.instagram.com/glyndewis

Ross is one of the top photographers in Northern Ireland and he makes a very welcome return to the YPU.
For more information see: https://www.youtube.com/@rossmckelvey9901/featured

Ross, in his own words:

“I am probably best known for studio lighting and portraiture, having enjoyed success in many National and International Exhibitions over the years, as well as achieving most of the top photographic Distinctions from the various bodies.   This all started from joining a camera club back in approximately 1999, and constantly improving my knowledge and my skills over the years.   Most of my awards, and all my Distinctions have come from prints – I take great pleasure in being able to say, “I took that picture, I processed it, I printed it, and I mounted it.”   Printing is for me, the ultimate test for quality photography.

I founded Catchlight Camera Club in Belfast in 2012.   Prior to Catchlight CC, no N.I Club had ever won a National competition, or even made the final of the likes of the Print or the PDI Championships.   I am extremely proud of the fact that Catchlight CC has established itself as one of the top clubs in UK and Ireland in its short life, having won the FIAP World Cup for Camera Clubs, and the PAGB Print Championships, and regularly making the Final 8 in PAGB Club competition.

However, as an art form, photography should first and foremost be done for your personal enjoyment and fulfilment.   It really doesn’t matter what ‘judges’ think, or what is currently in ‘fashion’ – do your photography to satisfy yourself, not others.”