Meeting: Thursday 4 February 2016

We are delighted to be welcoming speaker Tom Way to our next meeting.  Tom has recently been awarded in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition.  He has had work published in BBC Wildlife Magazine and other magazines and leads photographic wildlife safaris.  Check out Tom's website:

At our last meeting, members reviewed images for the subjects Minimalism and Right Place, Right Time.  This last challenge proved particularly tricky but we enjoyed some very amusing shots!

Pete Shaw gave a lesson on Colour Temperature and White Balance with some useful reminders of differences between shooting in RAW and jpeg and the limitations of using AWB.

We rounded off with a reminder about how to use Wiggio for many of our club purposes.

Meeting: Thursday 21 January 2016

Two 'Challenges' to be reviewed this time: 'Right Place Right Time' and 'Minimalism'.   Pete Shaw will be giving a lesson on 'Colour Temperature and White Balance'.  Members are also invited to bring images from the Christmas Challenge - 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.

At the previous meeting, we had good uptake for the challenge 'Rural Landscape'  with images that took us around Britain in a range of styles and weathers.

David Sage and Bob Bray gave a presentation on the work they have done for the Harold White Project on behalf of the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre - this entailed taking images of life in Lacock today to compare with White's images 70 years ago.  A book on the project is to be published later this year. 

Philip Male and David Sage gave us their versions of the Christmas Challenge - 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.  Philip spent an enjoyable Christmas manipulating images to fit in with the music (and playing with Photoshop and Bokeh  effects) while David did a daily record of what he did (hope he picked up a bargain at the sales!)

Following a gift of photographic books, members intend to start a borrowing library with requests to borrow being conducted via Wiggio.