Ravenshead

Photography For Fun

Group LeaderTerry Moore & Judith Moore Phone: 01623 797529
Meets 1st Wednesday 2-4pm in the Brammer Room of the Village Hall
Group Full? NoActive Yes

NORMAL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
VIRTUAL MEETINGS ARE PLANNED TO GO AHEAD ON OUR NORMAL MEETING DATE AND TIMES (SEE ABOVE) USING ZOOM. Details will be sent out by email.

Review of the RU3A PFF meeting September 3rd, 2020

We started with a short discussion on the set themes. (These are listed below in this email if you need to check them again). Most people seemed happy with what had been chosen and we hope that you will all have a good attempt at tackling these. Remember to look at the list when you are out and about yourselves and have your camera with you. Take your photos at any time on any theme as appropriate but send in your 2 photos on the theme of the month in time for me to include them at the meeting. Each meeting we will try to give you some tips on the next theme.

PHOTOS SENT IN

The abstract theme was commented on first and members seemed to have enjoyed ‘having a go’ in a wide variety of ways. Some of the resulting photos will be put on the website soon.

We asked members to choose one of the photos they had liked for comment after we had seen them all.

HISTOGRAM

Terry explained the use of the histogram, both in an editor and in-camera. It is useful to find this setting on your camera and check when taking photos as it will help you to see a good balanced exposure. In an editor, the histogram is used in LEVELS adjustments where you can balance a ‘flat’ photo to create more contrast and detail in the picture.

See a more detail explanation here: [NOTE ALL OF THE LINKS BELOW WORK IN THE EMAIL SENT TO MEMBERS. IF NEEDED, COPY AND PASTE THE ADDRESSES BELOW INTO A WEB BROWSER.]

https://digital-photography-school.com/histograms-for-beginners/

NEXT MONTH’S THEME: REFLECTIONS

As an introduction, Judith showed us some photos she had taken previously showing reflections in a variety of circumstances.

We then looked for more inspiration on the internet and saw many reflection-based photos to give us ideas and situations when this could be achieved. Please have a look at these links below to give you some ideas for your own reflection photographs.

1. Reflection Photography
https://www.iphotography.com/blog/reflection-photography/

2. 4 Steps to Remarkable Reflection Photography
https://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/quick-tip-4-steps-to-remarkable-reflection-photography--photo-4358

3. 50 Stunning Reflection Photography examples and Tips for beginners
https://webneel.com/reflection-photography-inspiration-tips

There are many more examples available online.

PHOTOSHOOT?

Finally, we discussed again the possibility of going on a photoshoot. We are still considering this with the planned walk around Southwell which had been planned by Elizabeth and Charles and the suggested trip to Attenborough. At this time, we are still cautious about going out together as a group, so we deferred this to a later time for consideration again.

We look forward to seeing your reflection photos at next month’s meeting. This will be on Wednesday, October 7th at 2.00 pm virtually courtesy of John Butler’s Zoom account.

Please try and attend if you can,

Judith and Terry

Themes:

October Reflections (shiny surfaces, mirrors, water etc.)

November Natural World ( the choice is endless!)

December Autumn (landscape, colours, harvest etc)

January Decorations ( Christmas, festivals, lights, street decorations, Churches etc)

February Circles (in nature, in the home, architecture)

March Winter (weather, landscape, activities)

April Stone (Statuary, stone buildings, bridges , gravestones and monuments)

May Doors and Windows (unusual shapes, door handles, open doors, through my window)

June Hobbies, sports and leisure ( some techniques such as capturing movement will be discussed )

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Angling Antiques
Armchair Travellers Belly Dancing
Book Reading Group 1 Book Reading Group 2
Bridge for Beginners Canasta
Chess and backgammon Cinema and Theatre Visits
Computing Country and Folk Dancing
Craft Workshops Creative Writing
Cryptic Crossword Current Affairs
Family History French Conversation
Garden Group Guitar
Hikers (5 - 8 miles) Knitting and Crochet
Latin Local History
Luncheon Group Mahjong
Music appreciation Painting
Pastels Photography For Fun
Play Reading Science and Technology
Scrabble Cribbage Skat
Spanish Table Tennis
test12 The Weekenders
Thursday Walking Group Virtual Group
Wine Group Yoga (Improvers)