Monday, February 27, 2012

Today's meeting

Hi Members,

We all enjoyed ourselves at Mayes Cottage this morning. Quite a good turnout again.

The Slab Hut which was the original home of John and Emily Mayes who arrived
from England by sailing ship "Indus" in the 1880s to seek a new life in Australia

The Logan City Council, who administers Mayes Cottage, sent us Mr Jamie Treble, a Local History Librarian to open the cottage just for us. Many thanks to both Jamie and the Logan City Council for their service. 

It was good to see so many members again
 The building and the grounds are beautifully maintained and I can highly recomment a visit to Mayes Cottage.

A Pleasant Place it is
There were lots of opportunities to take photographs and we'll see some at the thext meeting.

An old lamp hanging on the slab hut

For our next meeting on Monday 12th March, 2012, please email me your 3 best pictures which I will make into a slide show to project on the big screen. 

Please send to by Saturday, 10th March 2011.

Looking forward to receive your pictures.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Next Meeing Monday 27th February - 11.00 am to Mayes Cottage

Our next meeting is our first field trip, to Mayes Cottage, 36 Mawarra Street Kingston. This is one of the oldest houses in Logan City and is on the State Heritage Register. The cotage is normally open Thursdays and Fridays between 10.30 am and 4.00 pm. The Logan City Council has kindly agreed to open the place just for us. There are lots of photo opportunities and I am sure we will make good use of them. We will meet at the cottage at 11.00 am.

I was looking on the web for a photo and found one of my own. Amazing

How to get there:

See the map below, but basically, come along Kingston Road and turn right (outbound) or left (inbound) into Mayes Avenue, then left into Orana Street, left into Mawarra Street and drive to the cottage. There is ample parking in the grounds. 


There is no cafeteria, so for morning tea, bring a cup of tea and a bikkie, oh and maybe a chair.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Another Great meeting

Wow, where will it end?  There were 40 members attending today's meeting, a record number. Once again, the Library staff had to bring extra chairs to the meeting room, but then we had two excellent presenters today.

Roy Verge told us all about how and when to use a flash with our cameras.

Roy explains the techniques of flash photography
After the coffee break and some difficulty getting the overhead projector working, Gabriel Dubler, a Television Producer, Editor and Director with QUT Television, showed us how to take videos with our still cameras.

Gabriel demonstrates how to use the still camera to take video
Then members got their cameras out and used them to shoot some video footage and we produced a little movie with the captured results:

All in all a very succesful morning.

Next meeting on the 27th February will be our first field trip for the year to Mayes Cottage in Kingston. The place will be specially opened for us as they're not normally open on a Monday.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Next Meeting Monday 13th Februry 2012

Hi members and prospective members,

Let's see if we can keep the attendance up we had last meeting.

And what a Ripper it promises to be on Monday.

Roy Verge will tell us how and when to use flashes with our cameras
There are occasions when we do need a flash and there are occasions when we should not use a flash, so this is a very important subject for amateur and professional photographers alike.

Then Second, after morning tea:
Gabriel Dubler, who is a Television Production Officer at QUT, will be here, to show us how we can use our still cameras to take videos. As part of his talk, Gabriel will show us some film footage he took with his still camera on a para-gliding trip to Switzerland.

Having worked with Gabriel on a video production in the past, I can assure you he is an excellent videographer and film editor, so this will be a great segment.

So see you at the Logan North Library this coming Monday at 11.00 am