Monday, January 23, 2012

WOW... What a Turnup

A very successful first meeting this morning. We had so many people turn up, we actually ran out of chairs. It was great to see. Lots of new members came along, welcome to the club.

The topic this morning was Composition Tips. Diane presented the topic, starting off explaining again the imprtance of the Rule of Thirds, which we mentioned in a previous meeting.

Then we discussed how to use different Lines in a photograph,

Converging Lines

Diagonal Lines - Change angles

Shoot up to create an interesting shot

Or shoot down to do the same

Use a focal point

Watch for unwanted stuff in the backgound.

We learnt how to use frames.

So our new Camera Club year has began. Next meeting promises to be very interesting again.

First Roy will explain how to utilise the flash on our cameras and we have the first guest presenter for the year. Gabriel Dubler from QUT Television, is going to show us how how we can shoot video with our digital still cameras. He will show us some videos he shot on a para-gliding holiday in Switzerland using his still camera. Something to look forward too.

Cheers until next time......

Monday, January 16, 2012

Welcome Back to another Camera Club Year

Hi Members,

Welcome to a new year of Camera Club fun. For those of you who came to the U3A 'Meet The Tutors' day at the library today, it was good to see you. So to quote William Shakespeare, 'Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.'

We now have our program completed for 2012 as shown here. In the accompanying e-mail is a copy you can print out.

One thing which we need to do this year, and have neglected in past years, and to comply with the U3A Constitution and to satisfy insurance policies, is to mark attendance sheets with members' names and U3A membership numbers, so please bring your current membership cards along to each meeting.

We start off on Monday with an old favourite and hopefully appreciated by new members, the topic of composition. Diane will demonstrate and explain how to frame a supurb photograph.

So, we'll see you on Monday at 11.00 am at the Logan North Library.

23 Jan
Presenter: Diane
13 Feb
Shooting video with still cameras / Flash Photography
Presenters: Gabriel Dubler – QUT / Roy on flash photography
27 Feb
Field Trip to Mayes Cottage – Kingston
Bring your cameras, equipment and refreshments if required
12 Mar
Wedding Photography
Presenter: Vincent Swift
26 Mar
Photoshop Tricks including Collage
Presenter: Jean

9 Apr
23 Apr
365 Project  - A website where you post a photo a day to share
Presenter Lois Parker
14 May
Field Trip to Roma Street Parklands
Bring your cameras. Cafes available
28 May
Portrait Photography
Presenter: Diane
11 June

9 Jul
Lightroom / HDR / Bracketing
Presenter: TBA
23 Jul
Video Editing Adobe  Premier –Final Cut  Pro X
Presenters: Roy – Adobe Premier and Bill – Apple Final Cut Pro X
13 Aug
Wildlife / Bird Photography
Presenter: TBA
27 Aug
Field Trip to Alexander Park Loganholme
Bring your cameras, equipment and refreshments if required
10 Sep
Night shots / After dark shots
Presenter: TBA
24 Sep

15 Oct
Landscapes / Seascapes / Sky
Presenter: Diane
29 Oct
Guest Speaker
12 Nov
Street Scenes
Presenter: Diane
26 Nov
Field Trip to Brisbane / Cityscapes
Bring your cameras, equipment and refreshments if required
10 Dec
Venue to be advised