Chris Fell LRPS
Communications Sue Lambton
February 2018 letter and report
Our outdoor meeting on a cold but beautiful day on 25th Feb proved both stimulating and really enjoyable. 9 adults, 2 children (both with their own cameras and the really keen eyes of youth) and 1 dog, spent an hour or so taking photos in and around the church and also around the village (not that the dog took any pictures but he had quite a few taken of him). Even though we were in the same location, each person had their own individual perspective on photographic images and this was extremely well highlighted at the following meeting on the 27th. Thanks go to all who submitted photos, many for the first time, me included, and it is hoped that the first timers won’t be as nervous about submitting photos in the future.
The date of the next meeting is Tuesday 10th April at 7.30 in the Memorial Hall.
It was suggested that everyone tries to submit, via email, 2 photos to Chris Fell on the subject EASTER (preferably in jpeg resized to 1400 x 1050 pixels. If like me you don’t really know what this means, you can get your photos to Chris on a memory stick, preferably the weekend before the meeting).
For those of us that always use their camera on AUTO mode, there is going to be a beginners session at the next meeting on an introduction to depth of field and other aspects related to switching off auto, so please remember to bring your camera.
As per usual I’ll send out a reminder about the next meeting a week or so before the event.
It was great to see a few new faces at the January meeting and to view and discuss ‘NIGHT’ photos that members had taken.
The next meeting is:
Tuesday 27th February at 7.30 in The Memorial Hall, so please put that date in your diary.
Another date to note is:
Sunday 25th February 2pm – venue Great Wilbraham Church
when everyone that is available meets up to take some photos in and around the church as well as the possibility of other sites around the village. This will be an ideal time to practise your skills and learn from other members. Having a display of village photos at some point would also showcase both the village(s) and our work. Any type of camera, phone or ipad welcome. Don’t feel left out anyone from Little Wilbraham since your turn will come!
If you can’t make 25th Feb do get out and about the villages and take some photos. Any you want showing at the meeting to be sent to Chris Fell (email@example.com)
I’ll send out a reminder about both dates a week or so beforehand but hope to see as many people as possible next month.
For some reason Ian Cumming’s photos never made it to be viewed at the
last meeting so I am sending a link for you to have a look at his
bonfire/firework photos. Even if you couldn’t make the last meeting
you can now have a look at a professional’s take on the subject and
get inspiration for next year!
Many thanks to Ian for these shots.
Dear All, I have offered to organise the hall bookings for the Photographic Group and remind everyone about future meetings (will drop everyone another email about a week before the next meeting as well).
OUR FIRST 2018 MEETING IS TUESDAY 16TH JANUARY AT 7.30pm. All dates for the Photographic Group , and for any other events come to that, can be found via the Wilbrahams web site http://www.wilbrahams.co.uk/ where Trish Davis puts on any dates, information and pictures available to her.
If you wish to submit any photos to Chris for discussion at this meeting the topic is ‘NIGHT’ and I’m sure Chris would appreciate your getting any photos to him at least the weekend prior to the meeting.
For those of you that weren’t at the last meeting there were some great photos taken by members including those of fireworks, family members, strangers and dogs, to name just a few. Everyone is very supportive of anyone submitting photos so please do let anyone else that might be interested know this and also that there is even no need to submit photos until you feel able to do so, or that they can just come along and look at some lovely shots. Help is also always available with one member at the last meeting asking how NOT to get long shadows of people when she takes photos in the village hall – suggestions were made and we look forward to hearing whether the advice had an impact on her subsequent photos. We were also able to see some of the photos that won the National Print Championships taken by Cambridge Camera Club members – something to aspire to!
Some people in the club have fancy cameras, others may use their mobile phones, some have vast experience and can help those of us new to taking photos, some are purists with their pictures and others love manipulating them; as you can see, anyone is welcome
Hope you are able to attend the next meeting as well as spreading the word.