The photography group seeks to promote an understanding of the operation, in particular, of the digital camera and, to further the resolve to use it for the capture of artistically pleasing studies.
Our group meets on the first Monday evening in each month, at 7.30pm, in one of our member's homes. Equally important to the subject matter, the membership enjoys a very happy social environment in which to discuss photography and also to carry out impromptu photo shoots. Due to the natural limitation imposed by our chosen meeting venues, membership is now limited to the current total of 10 persons. Each meeting is fairly evenly broken down into: discussions, relating to, how, with, what, where; general explanations also; and to viewing each others' images.
We have a whole range of experiences within the group, from that of nervous operator to very well read technical expertise, so nobody feels intimidated due to lack of understanding. Usually we decide on a topic for the month's artistic interpretation, quite often we all fail to fill the given task, we do however always have images to display for comment and criticism. The most popular mechanism for display is via the host's TV system. We have recently started to use a “High Definition Converter” to show the JPEG ( compressed image storage system) shots in remarkable quality television. It always remains very enjoyable to view an individual's, large-sized, printed image. However, since this is a relatively expensive exercise we tend not to do so very often.
In addition to the monthly topic there is always the option to capture any scene which appeals to the individual - our “formula libre” escape route.
Since there are no fees we do not possess group equipment; for instance there isn't facility for studio work.
To summarise, we have a remarkably friendly, social and competent group of people with whom it is a pleasure to associate. As a by product, the group is half way decent in the provision of photographic explanation and tutorial.
Some of our recent images are displayed on the right and below.
1. Image Manipulation
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