Photography For Fun
|Group Leader||Terry Moore & Judith Moore Phone: 01623 797529|
|Meets 1st Wednesday 2-4pm||in the Brammer Room of the Village Hall|
|Group Full? No||Active 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 July 1st, 2020
NOTE: Our exhibited photos this month were based on the use of an editor. Some members had recently purchased Affinity Photo and were keen to put it to use. Others used phone apps or other software. The photos shown on this page were a result of improving a 'taken' photo in the editor and/ or using the editor 'creatively' for effect, just for the fun of it!!
A few members were absent this month due to various factors, but we hope to see them return for the next meeting which will be on Wednesday, August 5th at 2.00pm. (The meeting login details will remain the same as this month but we will send a reminder.)
There were not any particular notices this time but we hope that it won’t be too long before we can get ‘out and about’ taking photos, either personally whilst on a break or holiday or even perhaps as a group on a ‘photoshoot’.
Not related to photography, Judith and I are running a ‘virtual music quiz’ via Zoom on Friday 10th July which will start promptly at 4:00pm (the session commences for a social chat from 3:30pm). You are all invited to attend!!
The meeting commenced with a viewing of all the photos sent in. The focus for this month had been on using a photo editor. The submitted photos comprised of: 1) as taken, 2) with basic improvements and 3) optional – a more creative use of the editor. Members described their photos and how they had edited them and some of the problems that had been encountered. It was interesting to see what had been produced and how the editor can be used to ‘improve’ the photo before showing it to others or using it for display purposes. Terry showed some alternative edits of a few photos. Some of the creative versions take photo editing to a different level, where the photo becomes more of a fictional work of art that has a different purpose! The pictures you see in magazines use creative editing very much! Experimenting with this can be a lot of fun on a rainy day! Those interested in learning more about AFFINITY PHOTO were invited to attend extra short sessions during the month. Members will be informed about these by email. They will focus on the particular needs of the group, such as how to put text on to a photo or placing one picture within another one.
A discussion was held about future photographic monthly themes for the group.
We decided that we should plan out the themes for our photography over the next months. By doing this in advance it will give you a chance to take photos well in time before the meeting date. members were requested to send in three themes for consideration.
As Charles had submitted a suggestion some time ago, we decided to adopt this as our theme for next month. It will be called ‘Tools and Gadgets’. We want you to interpret that in your own way! For example, it might be a photograph of people using tools or gadgets in a rehearsed pose or just at random. It might just be a single item that is photographed in an interesting way etc. Be creative with your camera this month! We want you to consider the elements of photography that make a good photo, such as the use of composition, and technical issues such as blurring the background using aperture priority or shutter priority to show speed. Also remembering to edit your photo afterward, perhaps by cropping and adjusting the contrast and colour for best effect. Do try and think of a title for the photographs that you submit for viewing and change the file name to show that. We also decided on a maximum of two THEME photographs per person for this and future sessions. If however any of you have taken an interesting photo during the month that does not relate to the theme you could send that also.
As part of that discussion, we were also reminded that a personal theme was suggested at the start of the group and some members have started a ‘portfolio’ of themed photos. We look forward to seeing some of these in the future.
10-minute talks: We were reminded that before lockdown several people had given the group a ‘10 minute talk’ based loosely around photography or using photographs to illustrate the talk. If you haven’t already had a go at this, please start planning yours now and we can include it at a later date!
The meeting finished a bit early so there was time for a virtual chat! See you all next time,
Terry and Judith
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