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February Education Meeting
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Surprise 2

Surprise 2

The Education meeting next week will include the following.

  • Looking at pictures taken after our last meeting when we did our poster boards of favourite pictures from magazines. Don’t forget to upload them before Tuesday or bring them on a memory stick.
  • Other question and answers that anyone may have and then Jack will give us a quick tour of the new web site so we can be au fait with the workings of it.
  • A fun project so remember to bring your cameras and tripods if you have them – not totally necessary as we managed without – a close lens is good and a macro one works well but we used a general lens to allow to get further away from the subject. The picture included will give you some idea of what we are going to do. It is great fun and we will have 3 tables set up.
  • We will also discuss the SIGs.

Hope to see lots of you there.

Cheers Libby

April Education Meeting
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The programme this time will be as follows:-

We will again have a section devoted to the SIGs – Elements will always be one of them and this time I thought we could start up the B&W group as they haven’t had an initial meeting. There may be an ipad meeting as well. If any of the leaders of the other groups wish to have a meeting please let me know and I will arrange it.

As well as this there will be the slide show of the macro photos taken for the assignment from last month. Gary Wilson has some amazing photos that we will try and have a look at as well – it would be helpful to have the shooting info on hand too.

For those who are not in the SIGs listed above perhaps you could get together with others in your groups like landscape and discuss technical details of shooting in various conditions etc.

Bring your cameras everyone and go outside and try various settings for different types of shots . Try some HDR and maybe even have a go at photo stacking. Also try taking some portraits in the hall with the sitters by the windows to get the light and see how they turn out.

All in all a lot to do so make sure you come to the meeting and I look forward to seeing you.

May Education Meeting
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gavin is giving a talk on publishing your photos in the media and watermarking your photographs.  If there is any time left over then we will have a discussion with Les on photographic techniques.gavin

June Education Meeting
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first part of the meeting will be a presentation by Les McLean on using ‘dodge and burn‘ in Photoshop.  This will be followed by a practice session for us to try motion, zoomba and bubble shots

Contacts for SIG groups:


April Education Meeting
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

bargyleOur education meeting will feature Brian Argyle a well known local photographer.

Brian will talk on shooting and combining multiple images.  Typically these might be used for HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos, Panoramas–both Horizontal and Vertical composites–or Focus Stacking.  In addition, just plain Bracketing of multiple shots can often be useful in difficult exposure situations.  But all have factors that need to be considered when setting up the shots.  Typically software–either in your camera or on your computer–looks after processing multiple images, but we’ll also get a quick demo of layer masking/blending.
Be certain to attend.
June Education
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your camera. If you have a flash and a tripod, bring them too!!
This will be an enjoyable social and “hands on evening” of shooting some
interesting and creative subjects.
We will be doing macro: motion blur and some abstracts.

Education Meeting
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BRING YOUR CAMERA and a tripod !!

The first half of the meeting we will finally be going over the submissions for cropping and critique.  Open discussion.

The second half of the meeting will be hands on with our cameras.   Candlelight displays will be set up.