Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society organised a Photowalk through Stamford for their May meeting. Before the walk, a brief history of why Stamford has retained such fine Georgian buildings was provided by a professional reenactor Jed Jaggard who dressed in period costume of the early 1700’s.
He was very knowledgeable about the history of the period and explained the clothes he was wearing and how he would have fitted into the social structure of the time. The route was carefully chosen to provide atmospheric locations where Jed could pose in front of suitable architecture. He did a great job of providing a range of postures from dignified to well and truly drunk.
Some residents who were enjoying the lovely sunny evening were intrigued by the activity and posed with Jed, although not entirely adding to the authenticity of the period!
The main objective of the club is to help members take better images through photo opportunities such as this walk. Training and mentoring are provided and there are regular low key competitions. This gives members an opportunity to share their images and receive helpful feedback on how to improve them. All standards are welcome from beginners to those with more experience with equipment from mobiles to high-end cameras.