Resources from Meetings
October 27 2017 Introduction to the aims and format of the Group. Presentation on 'Camera basics: how does my camera work?' including elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
The presentation slides are in the file Camera Basics.
The topic for taking photographs for the next meeting is Autumn.
November 24 2017 Showing and discussion of Autumn photographs. Discussion of photographing Northern Lights (Ron). Introduction to Flickr as a way to share photographs within the group. Presentation on 'Taking Pictures' including further aspects of exposure control, shooting modes, pre-set modes, how the camera focuses and meters and consideration of white balance and histograms.
The presentation slides are in the file Taking Pictures.
The topic for taking photographs for the next meeting is Bridges.
January 26 2018 Presentation on Composition. Discussed photographs of bridges applying the ideas in the presentation, observing how they had been applied and suggesting ways that images could be improved.
The presentation slides are in the file Composition.
April 27 2018 Showed and discussed Signs of Spring photographs. Demonstrated FastStone Image Viewer that is a freeware download (see Useful Websites page); much more that a viewer as it has a wide range of photograph post processing tools as well.
September 28 2018 Discussion on digitising slides with examples of scanned slides. Several easy to use scanners on the market.