Tuesday, 5 May 2015

If You Missed Our May Session ...

The May meeting was another attempt to push the boundaries of our photographic exploits. For the first time, we addressed Flash Photography with an introductory workshop by Glen Dobson. We delved into the types of off-camera flash units and how they could be utilized in various lighting conditions. Glen got some assistance from Wile E. Coyote who aptly demonstrated the differences between front vs rear sync flash.


Our quick topic for the evening was Panning and members were asked to try the technique for the upcoming month's theme challenge which is Movement. Continuing with the evening's theme of “P” words, we delved into how to make a Panorama or Wide Format Photography. We discussed the difference between using horizontal vs vertical images for the stitching process. Then we demonstrated how easy it is to utilize a program from Microsoft called Image Composite Editor (ICE). It is freely available for Windows based machines and can be downloaded from this url: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/ice/ . Be sure to give it a whirl – it is very easy to use.

This month, we decided to break down the various individual composition elements and deal with them one at a time. Margaret kicked that process off with a discussion of Lead-In Lines as one key compositional tool to improve the overall imact of our images.

Of course, there was more to the meeting that work! We were entertained by Caspar's Wildlife slideshow, along with shows for the Trenton/Mt Pelion Club Outing and the April Theme Challenge of Perspectives – Looking at the World Differently. Images from these two member sllideshows have now been uploaded to our Facebook page for your viewing pleasure.

Our outing for May will be Chisholm Mills and the Vandermeer Conservation Area. It will be held on Saturday May 9th  - we'll meet near the Mill at 2PM.

We plan to have a member Print Exhibit  at our July club meeting – each member will be asked to bring along two unframed prints of at least 8x10” in size. So please start looking through your collection – preferably taken within the past 2 years and not previously shown in “print” form at one of our club meetings.

Also want to remind everyone that the current month's theme challenge is Movement (images will be due in by end of May) and that the challenge for next month (June) will be Renewal.

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