Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Late Summer Clean-up – September Meeting Recap

That's right – we finally swept away the dust & dirt from our cameras and reviewed how to use but not abuse our very precious photographic devices. We were pleased to have Douglas Banks - a professional camera repair technician – come in and spruce up a table-full of cameras. We have a lot of very happy shooters as a result of his efforts.

The meeting itself centered on a demonstration of HDR workflow by Glen Dobson who introduced us to his method of using layers and masks in Photoshop to fine-tune his final HDR images. Glen's easy-going style and his de-emphasis of the detailed technical aspects of the programs, made his presentation both educational and entertaining.

Our slideshows for the evening consisted of the Huyck's Point Trail outing from mid August and a trip to the Backcountry of Point Petre by a group of our members in early May. In addition we aired the August Theme challenge slideshow entitled – Anything Nautical – which has submissions from 23 different photographers. In total, 28 of our members contributed images for our September meeting – a very high participation rate! The outing and theme photos have been posted to our Facebook page.

Our theme challenges for the coming months are for September – Balance &/or Framing, and for October – A Splash of Colour

We've planned an outing/workshop for Thursday evening, Sept 24th where we will have some fun with man-made lights in motion and do a little light painting in the dark. Hopefully we will get a nice sunset to boot! We will meet at/near Meyer's Pier on the Belleville waterfront at 6:30pm.

Thanks again for all who come and participate in our club activities.

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