Tonight saw an overwhelming submission of memory sticks with photographs for critique. There were more than we had time to show and discuss when we finished after 10:00pm.
Quite a number of members rose to the challenge of taking photographs within 200 yards (or metres for you younger ones). Some didn’t even go outside their front door, preferring to shoot still life arrangements of forks etc. with excellent results.
Others probably had an elastic measuring tape but nevertheless produced some great images.
Ann Groves’ images taken at Mountstewart were excellent. This was helped by a fixture produced by Noel to hold her camera steady to her walking aid. Somehow, a number of her images were out of focus which we presumed was due to the AF/MF switch on the side of her lens being accidentally moved to manual focus. This is always useful to pre-check Auto Focus, along with ISO before any shooting session.
Others submitted photos of Mountstewart Gardens and the wonderful reflected colours in the lake.
Bobby showed us what could be done using extension tubes, extended exposure and a torch and some flowers.
I took the opportunity just before tea-break to pass around 2 clipboards and asked all those present to write down what particular activity they wanted to see on Wednesday evenings. There are some thoughts around that we might consider introducing more structure into Wednesdays. The summarised list taken directly from the sheets are shown below.
For Committee Members, remember that there is a Committee Meeting at 6:30pm on Friday 2nd December.
|More explaination of Avs||Audio Visuals|
|Calibration(of monitors and printers)||Computer|
|Various types of files used for pictures||Computer|
|Transferring photos from camera to computer then to memory stick||Computer|
|Lightroom colour adjusting||Lightroom|
|How to resize photos in Photoshop||Photoshop|
|Handouts with Photoshop Instruction||Photoshop|
|Elements V Lightroom – 2 or 3 photos = basic adjustment||Photoshop|
|Evening/Still Life / Photoshop / Lightroom||Photoshop|
|Working with Photoshop||Photoshop|
|Black and White photography Tips||Practical photography|
|Close-up Portraits||Practical photography|
|Flash Photography||Practical photography|
|Camera Techniques (Go through DVD)||Practical photography|
|More Camera, Less computer||Practical photography|
|How to get pure B & W Photos||Practical photography|
|Mastering the use of Manual Setting||Practical photography|
|How to take night shots||Practical photography|
|Motion Shots||Practical photography|
|Use of Flashgun||Practical photography|
|Composition, framing of subject etc.||Practical photography|
|How to take sports shots, action.||Practical photography|
|Film and darkroom||Practical photography|
|More on structure of compositions||Practical photography|
|How to take fast moving sports shots||Practical photography|
|Theme Nights / lighting||Studio|
|Regular Studio sessions (once a month), not just portraiture but Still Life, Lighting etc.||Studio|
|Studio, still life and fashion||Studio|