Ravenshead

Photography

Coordinator: Dennis Harvey01623 793371
Web page editor: Glynne Payze01623 798102 / 07968 097308
Meets: 2-4pm Last Weds in monthBrammer Room (Village Hall)
Next Meeting: Wednesday 30th May
Group Full: NoStatus Current

Entries to Glynne by midnight Friday 25th May, please

g.payze.gp@gmail.com

April meeting
To-day we had 13 attending including two new members namely - Pat Munro and Mick Ball.

April’s competition was for “Springwatch/Back Garden” images. Carol Russell almost swept the board with 1st “Here’s Looking at you Kid” (29 pts), which also earned Highly Commended awards from both Glynne and Dennis, and 2nd “We All Have to Eat” (22 pts). Ken White came close with a 3rd placed “Looking for Early Bugs” (20 pts). Thank you to everyone who entered shots. Winners are on the right. For other entries please scroll down.

We had “extras” from a few people including Tony’s Tanzanian wildlife shots. Please show us what you are shooting each month with up to 5/6 images from any of you.

The competition subject for May is “TREES” (including shrubs and bushes). We are surrounded by trees and it looks as if we are very timely with the subject this year. So, CAN WE HAVE A BUMPER CROP of entries, please? Some of you will enter the usual two images and one image from the rest of you would make the competition much more interesting. HOW ABOUT IT, FOLKS?

As usual the second half was a professionally delivered presentation by Glynne. The subject were AEB (Automatic Exposure Bracketing) and HDR (High Dynamic Range). In addition to the theory, there were practical demonstrations of the methods employed and examples of good and bad results. For those whose cameras lacked an automatic AEB facility, the talk also covered manual control of the camera to create multiple shots for HDR merging.

Glynne is, as ever, available to provide individual help and information for your photographic queries at mutually agreeable times (contact details at the top of the page).

For new members, those new to the hobby or simply those wishing to extend their skills...

Get in touch with Glynne (phone numbers above or e-mail) if you'd like individual sessions on

  • Camera basics or advanced controls/techniques
  • Using a digital photo editor (beginner/improver)
  • Computer basics with particular reference to photo use (photo transfer from camera to computer/tablet, folder creation etc.)
  • Assembling a slideshow with soundtrack using a video editor
  • Anything else you might need help with (providing Glynne knows something about it!)
Remaining themes for 2018
May: Trees
June: Floral
July: Blur / Bokeh / Motion
August: Landscapes
September: Reflections
October: Animals / Pets
November: Memory Lane

Competition Winners 2018

January: Frost/Snow/Ice
Winner - John Franklin "Brrr" 2nd - Judith Moore "A Snow Angel" 3rd - Jim Phillips "Not the Alps"
Highly Commended - Carol Russell "Going round the Bend"
February: Close-ups
Winner - Carol Russell "Water droplet" Joint 2nd - Tony Wardell "Scorpion fly" and Carol Russell "Window thro a window" Joint 3rd - Terry Morre "Tick tock" and Ken White "Snowdrop"
Highly Commended - Terry "Tick tock" and Carol "Window thro a window"
March: Food & Drink
Winner - Tony Wardell "Banana split" 2nd - Diana Dale "Fruity allsorts" 3rd - Ken White "Fresh fish"
Highly Commended - Ken "Fruity temptations" and Diana "Fruity allsorts"
April: Back garden / Springwatch
Winner - Carol Russell "Here's looking at you, kid!" 2nd - Carol Russell "We all have to eat" 3rd - Ken White "Looking for early bugs"
Highly Commended - Carol "Here's looking at you, kid!"

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More Group Pages
Angling Antiques
Birders Book Reading Group 1
Book Reading Group 2 Bridge for Beginners
Canasta Chess and backgammon
Computing Country and Folk Dancing
Craft Workshops Creative Writing
Cryptic Crossword Current Affairs
Family History French Conversation
French Conversation 2 Gallery and Museum Visits
Garden Group Guitar
Hikers (5 - 8 miles) Knitting and Crochet
Latin Local History
Luncheon Group Mahjong
Music Appreciation Groups Occasional activities
Painting Pastels
Photography Play Reading
Science and Technology Scrabble Cribbage
Spanish Table Tennis
The Weekenders Thursday Walking Group
Wine Group Yoga (Improvers)