Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Yesterday's Meeting

Hi members,

We started the meeting off with a slideshow of members' photos using the topic from last meeting, namely Composition. Again we saw some excellent photos.

Members enjoy the Show and Tell slide show - Photo Alan Brown

Then Diane explained the importance of Natural Light in photography. You'll see the lecture notes on the sidebar of this blog.

Diane explains about the imprtance of Natural Light - Photo Alan Brown

And finally members broke up into groups of camera brands, a very populat topic we recently introduced and which now happens at the end of each meeting.

Group discussions
Don't forget, next meting on the 11 March is our first photo shoot at the Queensland Rail Museum in Ipswich, starting at 9.30 AM to give members of Jean's Photoshop class to get back. A detailed map will be posted on this blog, before the meeting, but here is the website CLICK HERE

Friday, February 22, 2013

Next Meeting, Monday 25 February - 11.00 AM

Hi members,

We're meeting on Monday at the Logan North Library.

On the program:

First - Show and Tell slideshow of picture submitted by members on Composition.
(If you haven't alreasy done so, please email us your 3 pictures before Saturday night)

Second - Natural Light. Diane will explain how important light is when taking pictures.

Photo by Mitchell Kanashkevich

Hope to see you there.....

Monday, February 11, 2013

We're off and Running Again

Hi members,

We had a packed first meeting this morning mixed with  existing members, some members who have been absent returning and of course a number of new faces who came for the first time. In fact the club membership is now full and we have about 10 prospective members on a waiting list for Term 2 should we lose any existing members.

Diane started the meeting with one of the most important aspects of photography, Composition! You'll find the notes on her presentation on this blog (top right)

Shooting Up
Rule Of Thirds

Converging Lines
Then Michael Yip showed us some of his photographs from his recent trip, entitled, Photographic Record of South Xinjiang, China. He was travelling with a group of professional photographers and it rubbed off as he displayed some excellent photographs.

China really has some stunning scenery

Michael captured the scenery perfectly

Stunning Mountains
Then we introduced a new feature of our meetings which we'll continue everytime we'll meet, where we group together with other members who have the same brand of camera to help each other working out settings and functions to get to know our cameras better.

The next meeting is on the 25th February where we'll be discussing Lighting.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

First Meeting this Year - 11 February 11.00 AM at the Logan North Library

Welcome back old members and welcome new members. Here we go again for another exciting year in photography.

We all, sometimes have difficulties understanding our cameras. So this year, we will have a segment at the end of each meeting where members can get together with other members who have the same brand of camera to help each other understand the ins and outs of our cameras. This will happen at the end of our presentations, while we have a cuppa. So bring your camera AND MANUAL.

And many more...

For the benefit of our new members and for a refresher for our existing members, we start the year off with the most important topic of photography - COMPOSITION. Diane will show us elements necessary to make a good shot including Depth Of Field.

Then we have a special treat. Michael, one of our experienced members, travelled to China last year. He is an excellent photographer and he will show us some of his photos of his trip. We should get some good tips on photography.

We recenty carried out a survey. amongst members to find out what they like. Below are the responses we reveived. Not everyone replied. Based on these results, we're formulating this year's club program.

Looking forward to see you all (again) on Monday. Until then, have a great week.