Wednesday 4th January 2012 – Clubnight


Tonight we intended to do something a little bit different.  As a follow-on from previous discussions on mentoring, the plan was, for part of the evening, to gather together in individual mentoring groups and discuss some detailed aspects of camera operation.

There were initially two groups, one led by Mark and another by myself.   Mark’s group were Nikon users whilst mine were Canon users.

Before this however, I set up my camera on a tripod at the front of the room and attached an intervalometer.   The intention was to take one photo every 5 seconds for a total of 20 minutes giving 240 frames.   After focusing and setting the ISO to 640, I disabled autofocus, image stabiliser, and set the quality to JPG.

The shooting was initialised and left to run for 20 minutes.  I’ll have the results next week. Continue reading

Excellent Ebooks


Ebooks are an excellent way to learn more about photography. Jay and Varina Patel offer a number of ebooks that offer visually stimulating explanations on a variety of subjects. Beginners will be particularly interested in the ones called ‘Learning to See’ and ‘Composition and Perception.’ They are short, to the point, and very good value. http://www.jaypatelphotography.com/learn or http://www.photographybyvarina.com/learn (One site is Jay’s and the other is Varina’s,) Strongly recommended.