Our February 14th meeting brought out 54 members and 2 guests.
• President Carson Plant opened the evening with this thought:
“I read the other day that the quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera.”
• Our featured speaker for the evening was long-time Club member Nelson Harrison who presented an extremely comprehensive tutorial on Backing Up Our Images, which detailed some of the threats to our digital images and how to mitigate them. We want to thank Nelson for his time and efforts, and especially for making the ten page hand-out that accompanied his seminar.
• Next up were Jim Pollock and Keith Blackwell who discussed different ways to fire an off-camera flash. The methods included flash triggers like Pocket Wizard and Cactus, wireless flashes by Canon, Yongnuo and Godox, as well as those Canon and Nikon cameras that support optical flash firing.
For a quick review of the optical flash method, check out this step-by-step instruction page on How to Trigger an Off-Camera Flash with the Pop-up Flash
• Carson Plant finished up the meeting by talking about the different lenses he uses to capture his images. He showed us examples of photos and discussed the focal length range of each lens used. Thanks Carson. It’s always interesting to learn some of your methods.
• Our next meeting will be held on February 28th when:
– Dave Noordhoff will explain How To Safely Clean Your Camera’s Sensor
– Dave Stewart will be featured in What I Shoot
– The results of our most recent Photo Competitions will be announced
– Members will have the opportunity to display some of their favourite prints
Once you have mastered the techniques, flash becomes the most amazing, controllable light: an unlocking of creativity in all photographic situations.
Three Rules For Lighting In Photography