Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Looking Forward to February 1st Meeting

Our meeting on Sunday Feb 1st at 7pm in the Wellington Public Library will feature a special guest speaker - Mr Jeff Evoy - who will provide us with his unique perspective on Water Photography.  Jeff is an experienced outdoor photographer and also owns the Japan Camera Store in Belleville.  He is very active in the local photographic community and has assisted a number of other clubs and events in the area.

The second half of our meeting will focus on Portrait Lighting and all things necessary to get that great studio head shot.  Robert Logan will be demonstrating his lighting set-up and techniques with lots of images to document his results.

To warm us up from the cold weather outside, David Gilbert has put together a short slideshow on his favorite southern destination - Daytona Beach.  We will also have shows from the recent club outing to the Duke's Hockey game and one for our Winter Wonderland theme challenge.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

January's Meeting & Upcoming Events

We started the New Year off with a colourful slideshow from Janice Ruggles-Bolton entitled - La Magie des Lanternes. It was taken at an annual lantern festival in Montreal's Royal Botanical Gardens – a great event for photography. We followed that with our Theme challenge slideshow of Fun with Friends & Family. Bert Jenkins then put on a stimulating discussion and display of images on the topic of Black & White Or Colour – a constant dilemna for today's photographer. Luckily, it's now one that we can make in our post digital editing process rather than a prior commitment as in the analogue days of film photography.



Our second half commenced with Tina Konecny's documentary on the architectural magnifence of Prague. After a short review of feedback from members at our December meeting, we had a short Show & Tell which featured everything from a $8 substitute for a neutral density filter (welding mask lens) to various lens & attachments for macro photography and all the way to a new wifi operated camera demo'd by Ramesh. The meeting concluded with a Five Favorites member slideshow (these images have now been uploaded to our Facebook account).


Our Theme challenge for January is Wonderful Winter. The February Theme Challenge was handed down – namely Thru the Looking Glass - essentially anything with glass in it, is fair game. 

The club outing for this month will be a Duke's hockey game on Friday January 23rd. The game starts at 7:30, but you should probably get to the Essroc Arena (111 Belleville St, Wellington) by shortly after 7 to get some early shots and to check out the vantage spots. We have some preparatory work for you all by going to the following website which explains in relatively simple terms how to take good shots at a hockey game.
As our next meeting is on Sunday Feb 1st, we will need your 10-15 best shots from the outing submitted by the following Wednesday in order to allow time to put together the slideshow – Hockey Night in the County! And remember the images don't just have to be of the game – they can be of the crowd, arena, structures, emotions, etc.