Contact PHIL on 01257 451166
The Photography Group will continue to hold virtual meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, with members using the Skype Gallery to share their photos.
Recent topics have included:
Anyone interested in joining can contact Phil or Christine.
The U3A Eye continues to run on a fortnightly basis
Tips on photographing flowers - Thanks to David Mogg
1. When photographing individual flowers, get down to their level. Sometimes this might mean lying down, so wear suitable clothing.
2. Use a tripod, or a beanbag to keep the camera steady.
3. Use a macro lens if you have one.
4. Zoom in on the flower.
5. Avoid too much background. Use F6 to give a shallow depth of field.
6. Go for odd numbers 1, 3 or 5 flowers.
7. Use aperture priority and choose a high shutter speed to give a sharper picture.
8. Try to take photos during the 'Golden Hour' (an hour after sunrise) or at the end of the day when there is often a soft, warm light. The harsh light around midday affects the colour.
9. Try not to take photos in windy conditions. One of the tricks of the trade is to use a 3 sided Perspex box to shelter the subject. Photos of flowers which appear in magazines are often staged in a studio.
A Skype meeting in Progress.
Let Phil or Christine know if you would like to join in the next meeting.
Do keep an eye on the National U3A Eye page - link on the right of this page.
Some photos entered by members of the Group
As with all photos on the web site if you click on them they will then view in the correct orientation and larger.
Not a Selfie - This is Me
Thanks to David for the link on the right that has suggestions for projects to try during the lockdown.
They would love to see more members participate, even if it's just for a chat about what they have been doing.
We usually meet on the fourth WEDNESDAY of the month, in the lounge at Mawdesley Village Hall Lounge from 12.15 – 2.00, however we are planning to get out and about as well. Our aim is to share good practice and learn from each other.