Before most of the members arrived I took a couple of our foundation members outside the clubroom with their cameras and we did a short practical exercise in shooting manual and setting our meter to an average tone and also how to recognise average tones and other zones on the zone system. The chilling breeze directly from the sea kept the session short as my hands nearly stopped working. We continued later in discussion during and after the tea break.
This evening we had invited Kirsty and Kayleigh, our young models from last week’s studio night to view the photographs taken.
A number of those who took part last week, didn’t turn up this week therefore we had only a relatively few images for the girls.
Contributors were Angus Gardiner, Bill Cardwell, Edward McCavana. As normal, we viewed the images with a critical eye, and in so doing identified issued relating to the poses which the participating photographers asked our models to adopt. One of the issues was the short time spent by each person taking the photographs and all felt that we need to slow up the pace so that more thought can be put into the posing and lighting. Continue reading