Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Yes the Ides of March are almost upon us and I'm pleased to say that we will be commencing our third year of operation with this Sunday's meeting. We have an interesting agenda planned to cater to both the artistic and the technical aspects of photography. At last, we are going to tackle Adobe Lightroom with Janice Ruggles-Bolton providing a workshop primer on that very useful program/system. In addition, Ramesh Pooran will explain the concept and uses of Depth of Field to improve our photographic pursuits. Bert Jenkins will tell us about the 2015 version of the Clic Photo Show & Sale which will soon be upon us. Jan Swenson has a special slideshow for us documenting her recent trip to Alaska and we will also have club slideshows on the month's theme challenge - Thru the Looking Glass and one entitled Road Trip - County & Surrounds. Hope you will be able to join us - 7 pm Sunday March 1st in the Wellington Public Library!
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Even going up against the mighty Super Bowl and the ominous threat of an on-coming snow-ma-geddon, we had a full house at our meeting. The weather man cooperated with snow delayed til long after all were safely home.
Our meeting started with a rollicking display of images from our Hockey Night in the County outing at which our beloved Dukes fell to the mighty Golden Hawks of Trenton. We even summoned up the voice of Foster Hewitt and the hockey songs of Stompin' Tom himself!
We were next treated to a dazzling display of the world of Underwater Photography from Jeff Evoy - our guest speaker and amateur scuba diver. Jeff is also the owner of our local Japan Camera Centre in Belleville. He, along with his wife Debbie, brought along a sizeable display of underwater photographic equipment that spanned the ages, from large fully enclosed housings and lights, all the way up to today's small water-proof cameras that are great for snorkling activities. They provided a lot of useful tips for anyone interested in such activities on upcoming southern vacations.
The second half of our meeting was opened up by a “cheeky” slideshow from David Gilbert which featured one of his favorite southern destinations – Daytona Beach. It was then time to get serious and learn something about Portrait Photography and lighting techniques from Robert Logan. Robert demonstrated some of his lighting equipment and showed us some great images from his many portrait sessions with clients. In each case he discussed his lighting and camera settings and took us from dual flash, through flash and LED, all the way to his use of natural light with reflectors.
We ended the meeting with a fine display of images interpreting this month's theme challenge – Winter Wonderland. These images have now been uploaded to our Facebook site.
This month's theme challenge is “Through the Looking Glass” due in prior to the end of the month. The March theme challenge was also handed out - “Shapes & Shadows”, which will not be due in till late March.
Our outing for this month will be a winter's hike along the shoreline at North Beach Provincial Park. It will be held on Sunday Feb 8th at 2 PM - we'll meet at the park's front gate