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.

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Wednesday 21st December 2011 – Clubnight

Well, here we are at the shortest day of the year and the temperature soared to an amazing 12 degrees after a really cold spell.   No chance of a white Christmas.   Exactly 1 year ago we were at the opposite side of the zero line, -12 degrees!!

Tonight’s blog is dedicated to Christine who showed signs of “blog withdrawal syndrome”.

There was no blog for last Friday’s competition night and she was lost for information.  Unfortunately neither John nor I  were able to get there and so far there is no writeup or photos, but I am assured that winners information and photos will be forthcoming.

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