Thursday, June 8, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 12 June 2017 - 11.00am

Hi Members,

We'll start off on Monday with the Low Key photographs of members. If you haven't already done so, please send us up to 3 photographs of your low key shots.

Then, we have guest speaker Danielle Lancaster, Director of Bluedog Photography. Her topic will revolve around PORTRAITS.

Danielle is a multi award winning freelance photo journalist. Her work has appeared in many print publications such as RACQ - The Road Ahead, Courier Mail, Sunday Mail and many more.

Danielle also runs many photographic workshops and photographic tours both in Australia and key destinations round the world.

 We are very happy to have Danielle come and talk to our club.

SEE YOU ON MONDAY




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Next Meeting, Monday 22 May 2017 - 11.00am

Hi Members,

We'll have a look at your Show and Tell submissions. So send us up to 3 (Yes, three) creative photos that could include conceptual, surreal or prop assisted photographs. Let your imagination run wild.




The main topic on Monday will be LOW KEY photography. Low-key photography is a terrific challenge for both novice and the experienced. A low-key image is one that contains predominantly dark tones and colours. Like high-key images, they convey atmosphere and mood. But where a high-key image feels airy and light, a low-key is usually dramatic and full of mystery.

Two old Friends
The Artist's Studio


SEE YOU ON MONDAY

Friday, May 5, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 5 May 2017 - 11.00am

Hi members,

Telling a story in a photograph, was the challenge for Monday's Show and Tell segment. If you haven't already done so, please send us a couple of shots for us all to admire. Send them to u3acameraclub@gmail.com.

The Main topic on Monday will be CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. We'll discuss conceptual photography, alternate reality and photography using props. We will include in the discussion how creative photography can be done with or without using post processing programs.




SEE YOU ON MONDAY

Monday, April 24, 2017

Today's Meeting

Hi Members,

With the change of our address and email addresses, it was inevitable that some Show and Tell pictures got missed, so here they are:

Jan Silcock's two pictures of Depth of Field
Jan S - Pic 1- 1/640 - f:2.8 
Jan S - Pic 2
Here are Janine Meyer's photos
Janine M - Pic 1 - 1/50 - f:2.8
Janine M - Pic 2 - 1/50 - f:2.8
Diane presented the main topic which is very important for serious photographers, HOW TO TELL A STORY with photography. She says it is not enough to have a technically perfect photographs perfectly composed. Following her mantra, Diane says "A good photo should evoke emotion, tell a story and engage the viewer." After having studied a number of professional photographers, Diane showed a few examples. To tell a story, start off showing an establishment shot.

Show an establishment shot
Set the scene
A mid-shot shows the subject matter
Don't just show a portrait. Show the subject in action
Show second subject in action
Showing details
Showing details
Use different perspectives
Add a closing shot to the story
The challenge for next meeting now: Send us one or two photographs telling us a story. The next meeting is on 8 May. Good luck with the challenge.
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