Our January 24th meeting brought out 56 members and 2 guests.
• President Carson Plant opened the evening with this thought:
“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotive. (translation – associated with a particular person, idea or situation)
• In an informative and well-researched tutorial, Vince Gagnier told us How Take Better Pictures In The Snow, where he explained why our cameras under-expose a bright scene and how to correct the situation in-camera and in post processing.
Are you still a bit confused about Exposure Compensation? If so, check out this article on How to take control of your exposure. It’s worth the read.
• Catherine Dawson was the subject of our What I Shoot feature where she showed the rest of The Club her fine collection of nature, landscape, table top and travel photos. Thanks Catherine! We all enjoyed your presentation.
• The results from our latest photo competition were announced, with Ric Aarssen (24), Mary Craig (23), Jana Smith (22, 22), Amy Simpson (22, 22) and Margaret DeClerk (22) getting the highest scores for the Novice group’s Angular shots.
Gavin Stuart (25), Dave Noordhoff (24, 23), Martha Gilliar (24), John St. Pierre (23, 22), and Harry Arneill (23) got the top marks among the Intermediate, Advanced and Salon shooters in the Trees category.
You can see some of the top scoring images from the evening’s competitions on our Club Photos page.
• Mike Blazek discussed and dissected several of the prints that were brought in for display, with the makers explaining where and how their photos were made. If you’d like to share one of your favourite prints, your next opportunity will be at our February 28th meeting. As is often the case, the quote of the evening came from Les McCracken, who said about the print he brought in, “It may not be any good, but they always know it’s mine.”
• Carson Plant announced that The William St. Café has agreed to host a gallery of our photos for sale and display. Details are still being sorted out, but in the meantime you can send your ideas for the prints you’d like to offer to Gavin Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Club members were treated to two brief slideshows that featured some of our best “Cell Phone” pictures, as well as some of the more interesting photos taken at our Light Painting workshop on December 13th.
• Our next meeting will be held on February 14th when:
– Nelson Harrison will teach us How To Back-up Your Photos
– Carson Plant will be featured in What’s In My Camera Bag
– Keith Blackwell and Jim Pollock will give us a demonstration on
Why And How To Use Off-Camera Flash.
“Pictures come from light. Interesting pictures come from interesting light.”
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Essential Tips for Cold-Weather Photography