Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Next Meeting, Monday 27 July - 11.00am

Hi Members,

On Monday, we'll start off with a slideshow of members' photos of Still Life or Food Photography following our talk last meeting. If you haven't already done so, please email me a couple of shots. As usual, to

We are very fortunate to have professional photographer Mark Rayner as a guest speaker. Mark recently talked at the Travel Group about his trip to Africa. On Monday he will enlighten us of how he captured his stunning images.

Mark is a very interesting photographer with a wealth of knowledge so we're sure to be able to learn a thing or two from him.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Today's Meeting

What a hectic time it's become. Organising and running two camera clubs and a movie making class, is not as easy as it seemed. Consequently a couple of members have missed out displaying their pictures this morning. The subject was Close Up and Macro Photography. So here are Trevor's, Wendy's and Tracy's photos.

Picture by Wendy

Picture 1 by Trevor

Picture 2 by Trevor

Bubbles by Tracy
The main topic discussed was researched by Des, and presented by Diane. 
A very interesting topic, STILL LIFE and FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY. Des even provided a scrumptious sticky bun for us to take photos of, and better still eat it for morning tea. Thanks Des.

The challenge for next week is (you guessed it), send us two pictures of Still Life or Food. As usual, send them to With a bit of luck, they might even appear in the slide show on the 27th. Who knows.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Next Meeting Monday 13 July - 11.00am

Hi Members,

Ready for another term?

On Monday, we'll start off with your pictures of Close Up or Macro shots. If you haven't sent any yet, it's not too late. Send two shots to by Saturday.

The main topic on Monday was researched by Des and will be presented by Diane. The topic is


We'll also talk about food photography methods.

Food photography is a still life specialisation of commercial photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for a variety of uses including in advertisements, magazines, packaging, menus or cookbooks. Professional food photography is a collaborative effort, usually involving an art director, a photographer, a food stylist, a prop stylist and their assistants.

In advertising, food photography is often – and sometimes controversially – used to exaggerate the attractiveness or size of the advertised food, notably fast food.
But it can be just fun for all of us.

Bring your cameras, tripods, lights, or anything else you need, as we'll have a chance to try our hands at taking shots of food. It'll be fun. Oh and bring some food as well to photograph.