Warrington District Camera Club - Next Meeting
Workshop - Still Life (Hobbies & Pastimes)
Monday 15th July 2019 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
In the best traditions, I have taken around 50 images, have just about downloaded the card, but not yet reviewed or processed any images. Ah well, I hope to retire in 10 years so maybe I will then get the chance to process my 100k pictures I have taken over the years and done nothing with... maybe I should just outsource post-processing like the professionals do!
I do think we should probably be better at meeting back up towards the end of the night for a quick half social gathering to discuss how things went. I realise people like to drift off at different times (I was there past 10pm) but still feel like there is sometimes a disconnect - of course there is also little point in a dozen people all walking around together taking the same shots.
I believe our next walkabout will be in Chester, there are definitely some opportunities for a quick half social gathering before heading home there.
This event will essentially be self-led, with some help and guidance provided by the committee. It is intended to give people an opportunity to get ideas and practice for a future club competition on the theme of still lfie. We will provide some setups, flashes, triggers etc, but would also recommend bringing your own if you have some, in addition to a tripod if you have one. Ambient light may be good given the time of year, but not guaranteed, plus flash will give the opportunity for more creative lighting. We should also have a couple of light tents and modifiers available for member use.
Also, if you have a particular hobby and have some items that could be placed together in setup as could be considered a "still life", please bring them along for members to photograph. We will be aiming for 5-6 tabletop setups.
For those of you that were at the club event on product photography earlier in the year, some of those principles can be applied to still life.
Some example hobbies suggested by Bernard are
Sports...e.g. equipment/ memorabilia etc
But essentially the options are endless. The success of the evening is dependant on a good selection of varied setups, so your help to achieve that is requested.
Please note that this session is also the submission night for the next competition "Red, White and Blue"
Please see separate competition alert for full details and submission instructions.
Your subject, focal point, or key compositional element must contain the three colours red, white and blue.
Please join us and our guest judge to review submissions and decide on the top 5 prints and projected digital images. Points scored count towards the photographer of the year competition as ever.
External Events Of Interest
Adrian McGarry who has given very interesting talks on phone photography to the club on two occasions to date has some interesting workshops coming up.He also has the following messages.
Improve Your Smartphone Photography
It’s the time of holidays and getaways, slowing down and enjoying those long summer nights. If you're anything like me, you'll be reaching for your camera and capturing everything that summer has to offer! Smartphone photography is the most popular way of taking pictures and summer is a great time to practice your photo-taking skills to immortalise amazing summer memories! To help you capture your experiences, I have compiled my top iPhone photography tips with the help of Sync store in Manchester.
An article on how to succceed in smartphone photgraphy competitions
He also has a series of events and workshops coming up if you are interested.