Monday, 2 May 2016

Review of May Meeting


The May meeting provided us with a refresher course on a number of areas that will make our Spring photography all that much better. Alan Jenner brought in a plethora of photographic equipment that he uses for capturing our avian friends. His Basics of Bird Photography talk set everyone up for the annual bird migration season which will be in full bore in the next few weeks here in Prince Edward County. A technical discussion on DSLR Focusing Mechanisms along with a video presentation of the very useful Back ButtonAutomatic Focusing mechanism provided a good lead-in to Alan’s bird photography discussion.

Of course, the centrepiece of all our meetings are the many member images shown and discussed throughout the session. Doug Smith showed us some breath-taking views of China and South-East Asia. Our monthly outing slideshow featured images from the Menzel Nature Reserve and the Marlbank Ghost Town – both north of Deseronto. The monthly theme challenge was Reflections and we received a large number of highly creative entries. In addition, we recapped another Night Workshop that was held at Lakeshore Lodge, on the shores of Lake Ontario, earlier in April. We also had a number of our members talk about their impressive images in our new What, Why, How segment. The outing, theme and workshop images have been uploaded to our Facebook site for your viewing pleasure.

 A number of outings and activities have been earmarked for the month of May – we need to take advantage of the milder weather while we can. Our formal club outing will be held on Saturday May 14th at the Sheffield Conservation Area.  We also hope to have a number of other events during the month including an additional Night Photography Workshop, a trip to the PEPtBO birding area and the opening of the Ameliasburgh Pioneer Village.


Our club challenge for May is entitled Rebirth while the June challenge has also been assigned, namely Furr & Feathers.

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