Mawdesley Villages

Photography

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:
Favourite Destinations
Iconic Photos
Natural Phenomena

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.

A Skpe meeting of some members
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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.

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U3A Eye - Theme Yellow - a Yellow 2
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U3A Eye - Theme 3 - a U3A Eye - Theme 3 - b Three 3
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Not a Selfie - This is Me

Not a Selfie-This is Me
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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.

Depth of Field 1 Depth of Field 2 Depth of Field 3

Some photographs produced after the virtual meeting and David's presentation:
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M6 Saturday 18th April 18:00 1 M6 Saturday 18th April 18:00 2
Photographs taken at 18:00 on Saturday 18th April from bridge over M6, one Southbound, the other Northbound
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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.

Photography Sunset

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More Group Pages
Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners Archaeology
Art Badminton
Bird Watching and Nature Group Book Club 1
Book Club 2 Book Club 3
Book Club 4-Wednesday Readers Breakfast Club
Bridge Chess
Cinema Circle Dancing
Community Mornings Craft
Creative Writing Group Crown Green Bowls
Cycling Group 1 Cycling Group 2
Dog Walkers Drama
Economics Family and Social History Research
Family History Research Fishing
French Conversation Gardening
Geology Golf for all abilities
Human Body IT
Italian Keep Fit Keep Moving
Kurling Line Dancing
Luncheon Club Mah Jongg
Newsletter Philharmonic: Live Music
Philosophy Photography
Pilates Poetry
Pop-up-Classes Recycling
Scrabble Shakespeare
Singing for Pleasure Social Group
Spanish Advanced Spanish Improvers
Speaker Squash
Street Bowling Table Tennis
Tap Dancing Ten Pin Bowling
Tennis Theatre
Travel Group Ukulele Group
Walking Walking Football
Walking in Foreign Lands Watercolour Painting
Weekenders Sat/Sun Wood Carving
Yoga