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.

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