Part 3 of our in-house judged competition, this time the theme is "Architecture", congratulations to Helen Moore for taking first place with her excellent shot of the Brighton West Pier. Second place goes to Tim Gilbert for his shot of Hallgrimskirkja in Reykyavik and third place goes to David Gardener with his shot of Wells Cathedral.
We were fortunate enough to be joined for the evening by the very talented girls from the Geraldine Lamb School of Dance.
The evening was planned around the use of second-curtain flash, this allowed us to capture some movement along with freezing the action and thus adding some dynamic aspects to the shot.
Of course, with multiple photographers all lining up for a shot we could not use the obvious approach of controlling the flash with the camera as this would only allow one person to shoot at a time. To get around this, we decided to use some good old-fashioned time management, with one person in control of the flash... a shout to ask the girls to start their dance move, at this point the photographers would also start their exposures, and at the agreed point we would fire the flash.
While this is certainly not a perfect solution, we had it timed well enough by the end of the evening so that everyone was getting shots they were happy with!
The first installment of our in-house four-part competition! This first competition was titled "Patterns In Nature" and we had a plethora of wonderful shots to choose from, but in the end first prize went to Andy with his shot of cactus, 2nd place goes to Jon for his black-and-white trees and third place went to Tim with patterns in the sand.
Well done to everyone who entered, some fabulous entries on display!
What a great evening! Peter and Bina put on a great presentation showing how their Pixel Stick works along with showing us some example images of what can be achieved before letting us loose with it to create a few images of our own... it was fantastic to see the members of the club working together to create some interesting and dynamic images!
Some stunning images in the competition this year, and I don't think that anyone could be called a loser but congratulations to Andy for securing both first and second place with "Evening Calm" and "Cotehele House" respectively, while Janet scooped third place with "The Co-op".
The Rapson Cup is a "Triptych" competition which requires 3 images that work together to form a whole panel, a tricky task as each image should stand up in it's own right as well as contribute to the panel.
What a fantastic evening with Janie from Hedgecombers!
We started with a look through her food photography back-catalog where she showed us how her photography has progressed over her career along with lots of interesting tit-bits that are crucial for creating great foodie-photos.
We then ran through a demo set-up where we tethered the camera so we could analyze the image and discuss exactly what was working and what wasn't, then finally we got the chance to break out our own dishes to create our own shots.
For more details on Janie's work head on over to her website, https://hedgecombers.com/
Our very own Helen is putting on an Exhibition at The Wharf in Tavistock alongside her artist friend, called “Under The Same Sky” it features skyscapes from Rosie along with wildlife images from Helen.
It’s on for the whole of November - the best thing is that there is a cafe at The Wharf, easy parking and it’s ideal if anyone was Christmas shopping in Tavy to pop in. Anyone really keen is welcome to the private view on November 5th 4 - 6 pm.
Hope that some of you can support Helen!
The next time you're worried that your gear is holding you back, have a listen to these words of wisdom by Ted Forbes from The Art of Photography
We've been given a fantastic opportunity to exhibit our work at Stuart House in Liskeard.
All this week you'll be able to pop-in and see some of the amazing images created by members of the club which will hopefully inspire you to get your own camera out and start snapping!
The exhibition runs all week, ending on Saturday 1st October.