Monday, March 28, 2011

Today's Meeting

Good attendance this morning, it was great to see. We started off with 'Show And Tell'. We saw some fabulous macro shots from various members and a marvellous 5 minute slide show presentation produced by the Wilkinsons of their trip to Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Then Diane explained the topic of focusing.
Tutor Diane explains the ins and outs of focusing

and finally we looked behind the scenes of one of the most famous documentary makers of how the professionals do it.

And finally, here's a picture of the dinner last Friday night at the Lychee Village Chinese Restaurant at Daisy Hill. It was very enjoyable and hopefully we'll see more people next time.

U3A members enjoying dinner at the Lychee Village at Daisy Hill

Friday, March 25, 2011

Next Meeting Monday 28th March 2011 -11.00AM

Hi Everyone,

Part I
On Monday, we will be looking and sharing some of the Macro shots we've been taking at, and since the last meeting. So please bring those shots along and share them with us.

Part  II
Then we have a real treat:

We'll be going behind the scenes and looking at excerpts from a video about how one of the best-known  nature film makers, David Attenborough goes about creating his much-loved nature programs, from the type of equipment he uses to his unique techniques. 

So don't forget - 
Monday 28th March 2011 
11.00 AM at the Springwood North Library.

See you there!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Next Meeting Monday 14th March 2011 -11.00AM

Hi Everyone,

Next meeting on Monday morning at the Logan North Library at 11.00 AM. Topic is Macro Photography, bring your cameras as we'll all take some shots.

Some old time tables mention the topic for this meeting as 'Creating Good Videos'. Because of logistics, we have deferred that topic for a future date.

Hope to see you all on Monday Morning.

Have a good weekend!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Photoshop Magic

Last meeting, Jean gave us an introduction to Photoshop magic. Jean showed us as an introduction what can be done with images using Photoshop or Elements (the smaller and cheaper version) both available for PC or Apple computers.
Amazing what you find in a hollow log
You can take a section of one of your photos and paste it into another photo as Jean has done here. She inserted a group of people (copy) and placed them into a hollow log (paste)
Transport part of an image into another image

She did the same here with this horse and rider
Sorento - A Painting
In the above, Jean turned one of her photographs of Sorento into a piece of art.

If you're interested in learning more about these techniques, you have a chance next semester when Jean will run a Photoshop or Elements class at Logan U3A. For further information contact Jean at the next meeting.

Have a great weekend.