Saturday, 17 March 2018

Notes from March Meeting

General Meeting of the Yea Camera Club Inc. held 7.00pm 14th March in the RSL hall.

Present:Phil Glowacki / Ann and Andrew Potts / Joy and John Clayton / Alan Cole / Maree Hanby / Ann Anstey / Diane Boede / Gidget Knight / Kerry Gouldthorpe / Stuart McLennan  / Marty Shaw.

Apologies: Michael Minter / Rae McLean

Guest: Sharon Keogh

Refreshment Roster – tonight Kerry
April – Gidget
May – Ann Anstey
June – some lucky male member!

President Ann announced that the Capture an Idea subject for next month presentation is  INSECT.

Next month’s talk will be on Light Painting with David Norris. David is well known to some members and will give a fun and practical presentation.

The weekly photography exploration of the wetland’s wildlife is continuing . Meet on a Tuesday at 10.00am in the main carpark on the East side of the river.

Phil Glowacki gave a presentation on” Phil’s Tips.” The starting point for wildlife and landscape photography-
a) Aperture f6 – f9.
b) ISO 640 – 800
c) Exposure Compensation – minus 1 or 2 clicks. Avoids blown out sections of any photo which would be hard to recover in post production.
d) Pre focus – you don’t have the time to focus on the spot.
e) USE Silent Mode.
f) Focus on the eye.
g) Make sure the dioptre setting on the camera’s viewfinder is set to the user’s eye characteristics.
h) Consider the depth of field when setting the f.stop.
Phil’s kit is a lens 70 – 300mm f5.6 and another Macro 100mm f2.8

There was a slide presentation showing the difference shutter speed can make and panning the camera.

A further tip for simple creation of Panoramas – use Microsoft ICE programme – it’s free!
Joy Clayton won the last month’s Capture an Idea – TIP. Runner up Alan Cole

The Potts and Glowacki team and set up  a fish tank with backdrop. Using a tube Ann managed to blow a stream of bubbles in the water for the members to photograph. 

Similarly Phil had set up a bowl filled with coloured water and into which drops were delivered into the centre, creating an effect on contact and a series of concentric waves. The team is to be congratulated and thanked for their efforts in running the practicals and set up.

Last month’s homework was screened- bursting water filled balloons. There were some intriguing entries. Also the effects of changing white balance were shown. Most members chose extremes, so that the pairing were usually  1 blue tone and 1 gold tone.

The fifteen digital entries entered into the VAPS Interclub competition were screened. The fifteen prints for the VAPS competition have been delivered to the Zommers courtesy Alan Cole. The digital images have been uploaded to the competition website.

Homework for next month: -
2 Photos depicting Action, and 2 photos taken on the night, of the bubbles in the fish tank or the drop of water into the bowl. Send these photos to Alan Cole by the Monday night prior to the next meeting –
Remember to downsize your photos to approx. 1Mb.
Meeting closed

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