We had a practical session on Portraiture with one of our members, John, providing both a backdrop and studio lighting.  Arrangements had been made with two work colleagues to be our 'models' for the night and they kindly endured our directions of 'this way, that way'.  John also guided us on what camera settings to use and how to achieve different results by moving the studio light and using different light settings.  

Allen Lloyd will speak on 'Starry Nights'


We reviewed all the images that members had submitted for the forthcoming Tribattle and announced those that came top in the voting for each category - Bad Weather, People at Play, Long Exposure, Vegetables, Horse(s) in action, Shadows, Coast, Small matters, Past and Present, Wildlife in their Natural Habitat.  Some categories attracted lots of submissions, others proved more challenging to satisfy.  We will have to wait and see how we get on.....

Comments on individual images were welcomed including suggestions for improvements, particularly on cropping and cloning. Interesting to hear where we had taken images too.  Comments were made about the difference seeing images projected onto a large screen and the smaller ones we see on our home computer screens.  Scale certainly exposes areas for improvements!

Next meeting:

Member's presentation on Around the World Trip
Practical session on Portraiture