It’s the second Wednesday evening in the month again and that’s designated as our Studio Night, intended to give members experience and confidence in both the use of their cameras and of the studio lighting system.
The experience of such evenings is that the enthusiasm of participants can easily create chaos with everyone wanting an opportunity to shoot. Tonight, we had two lovely young ladies, one of whom was the niece of Michael Rice. Kayleigh and Kirsty were with us for the first time and neither had modelled before, but were surprisingly calm at being is such an environment.
In order to keep some discipline and control, Julie created numbered slips of paper and distributed to shooters. Each person was allowed about 5 minutes and this included any last minute camera adjustments. All in all, everyone was very cooperative and this helped to relieve the pressure down at the front of the studio.
With a large group such as we had this evening, detailed experimentation with single light illumination and other special effects was limited. This is best done with only one or two photographers on another non-meeting night. Continue reading