Monday 9th March

This evening we were treated to a presentation by Natasha J Bella followed by a practical portrait shoot.
Natasha’s talk ‘The Collaborative Approach’, explained the importance of teamwork which Natasha knows is vital, whenever a photographer works with a model.
She showed us pictures from her many shoots giving us the benefit of her experience as a freelance and commercial model, as well as a photographer and educator.


After her presentation showcasing images from her portfolio and explaining the stories behind the photographs, and giving insights into the processes involved, Natasha went on to give a practical demonstration.


She explained the lighting set up, camera settings etc then posed for pictures and finally viewed the resulting images and gave constructive feedback.
Al in all another entertaining and informative night and a speaker everyone would like to see again.

Yesterday Evening Natasha J Bella visited the BDCC to talk to us about her job as a model. As Natasha is also a photographer this was a very insightful view from both sides of the lens. The first part of the evening was her talk, then after the break, she set up her own lighting system and we all got a chance to take photographs,

Natasha was an amazing lady – interesting to listen to and beautiful to photograph, It was a great evening very much enjoyed by everyone. An interesting talk and help with our photography from a lovely model/photographer and also time to chat with one another – what more could you ask?

Thanks not only go to Natasha but also Teresa Roberts from BDCC who helped so much, both with suggesting the speaker and running a large part of the evening – so I could mingle and chat to everyone.

We are a very friendly lot and an important part of being a camera club member is the help and advice you get from friends and fellow camera enthusiasts.

If you have not done so before why not consider dropping in on us at Samlesbury 7.30pm on a Monday evening [but not a bank holiday] we would make you feel very welcome.

All the best to all that read this

Nan Goodall, President