Photography for Fun
The group meets regularly once a month. This is a friendly group with a wide range of photographic interests and experience. The aim is to improve our skills by learning and meeting the challenge set each month to photograph a set subject. Examples of our work are regularly shown on this website.
The photography for fun group took a field trip to Princetown Visitor Centre to see Black and White photography by Dianne Giles with photos of people engaged in work activities many connected to farming and country crafts such as thatching. To see her work go to www.diannejgilesphotography.co.uk
We have no future date planned yet for our next meeting but we will review our 'Festive celebrations' photographs when a date is set. We will also look at the next challenge which is 'Black and white' photography. Please put no more than 6 of each topic per person on a USB ready for our next meeting, an email will be sent to all when a date is set.
Many interesting photographs of 'Berries' or 'Berry' were shared at the October meeting. As well as several photographs of blackberries there was a photograph of the aerial array at 'Berry Head' and a photograph of red berries set against the satellite dish at Goonhilly. The photographers are certainly expanding their horizons to use different interpretations of the monthly challenge.
At the September meeting the monthly challenge photographs for 'Footwear' or 'September Song Lyrics' were reviewed. As usual there were varied and different interpretations of the challenge and these stimulated a great deal of discussion. We then spent an enjoyable afternoon on a mini workshop, in Marilyn's back garden. The challenge was to use only the manual settings on our camera's, changing the aperture and shutter speeds to generate different photographic effects. This workshop was very enjoyable and we all learn't a little about the additional functions of our cameras
Many interesting "Rainbow" photos were shared during the July meeting. For The next challenge the subject is "Emotion"
An explanation of how to tackle this challenge was explained at the meeting, using objects as well as humans and animals.
An example given was the Weeping Willow.
If you are struggling to think of anything to photograph, you could use or borrow from the library a book of poems and read a poem 2 or 3 times and take a photograph which illustrates your feelings after reading the poem.
For example, if you felt isolated you could photograph a boat or ship alone in the sea.
If you feel happy or depressed or whatever, photograph something which depicts those feelings.
Quite a challenge this time, but you have a few weeks to think about it as the next meeting is not until September.
At the June meeting there were lots of photo's to view. Firstly members shared their photo's of the Delamore visit and secondly the challenge 'accidental letters or numbers' photo's. There was lots of variety and variation in both sections which stimulated questions and chat.
Several members of the group enjoyed an afternoon visit to Delamore House, Cornwood. Every year the house and grounds are opened for the month of May to exhibit art and sculpture from world renowned artists and emerging local talent. The visit gave the opportunity for lots of photography of not only the sculptures
but of the gardens also. The photo's will be reviewed at the next group meeting, along with the photographic challenge "Accidental Letters and numbers " ie letters of the alphabet, or numbers, formed by overlapping
objects or parts of objects.
At our April meeting, we began by viewing members' photos for the challenge topic, "Hats".
We then discussed the basic Exposure Triangle in more detail. Next month we will meet at Delamore House, Cornwood to photograph the Sculptures in the garden and view the Art exhibits. The photographic "Challenge" for the next meeting is "Accidental letters and numbers" ie letters or numbers formed by overlapping objects or parts of objects.
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