We had a full house of both people and cameras at our Sept 10th meeting. The cameras were brought in for our annual sensor cleaning clinic - no more dust spots! The night's proceedings included image submissions from 32 of our members – a truly great participation rate.
The majority of our first half was devoted to the Photography of Chris Ward. Chris discussed the planning process and the execution effort that he employs for a far away photo-shoot. His presentation featured many impressive images from recent photo excursions to highlight his methodology. We all came away with a better appreciation of the foresight, hard work and available tools that go into the production of his epic imagery.
The second half of the meeting started with a four part slideshow of recent mini-outings attended by club members – the Royal Visit to Wellington, the World War I Vimy Planes at Picton Airport, the Picton Rodeo and the various impressive Fireworks displays in and around the Quinte region.
Margaret Liddon then took to the stage with a further installment of her Art of Seeing tutorials. This time, the subject was Artistic Balance - Symmetry vs Asymmetry. She discussed formal vs informal artistic balance and proposed ways that the photographer can employ these concepts to improve his/her overall image compositions. Her presentation included a vast and diverse array of impressive images to illustrate the principles.