Wednesday 28th September 2011 – Clubnight


As announced last week, members were asked to bring along their cameras for an opportunity to try their hand at studio shooting.

I took the opportunity of explaining how the backdrop was lowered, drawing special attention to the clutch mechanism and the need to pull down to release before unwinding or rewinding.

The explanation also covered the use and positioning of the lights.   Bill Nesbitt was once again ‘volunteered’ to be model.  Anne kindly brought along her imitation collie dog which also served as a model.

Mark kindly helped out with the shooting along with Bill whilst I sorted out a memory card problem for Helen  and configured a new Canon 7D brought along for Robert Greer.

A friend and neighbour of Deborah and Angus, Paul visited us tonight.   Apparently he came to the club many years ago when the club met in the Naval Club.  I  spent some time with him discussing the club activities now.

There was a tremendous buzz in a packed room tonight and most people just wanted to chat.

Earlier I showed my Audio Visual of the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum.   Mark showed his Canada and Alaska AV which he had reworked using the technique of manually synchronising the dissolves withe the musical rhythm.  It was very well done.

After a chat with Angus and Deborah regarding print mounting, I suggested that he should get some prints done and buy a sheet of black mountboard.   If they bring it next Wednesday, I’ll teach them how to cut photo mounts.