Looking to take few good (photo-distancing) family images over the holiday? Try light painting
Free to enter photo competition. Win a Mercedes-Benz GLC 2019 car.
Submit your favourite Christmas moment in your car and the story behind it. Nothing in your archive? Then plan and shoot one.
Read the rules first: enter by noon Dec 18th, one image per entrant, any under 18’s in the image require parents’ permission etc. The photo of a Christmas moment to include a car (any brand car, I believe)
Reminder Jogger: the 6 Points of View images closing date for the entries is a week Tuesday, 1st December, just 10 days away.
The six themes are…
All being well, and we are “released” early December, Andy of Kempston Studios has a couple of model days booked with more to follow.
If interested in trying your hand at studio model photography there are some hourly slots available
The flyers contain pin-up photographs should you not wish to download them
Friday 11th December flyer
Saturday 19th December flyer
More details from Andy at email@example.com
Campkins Cameras of Cambridge (try saying that quickly a few times) is a good camera shop in Cambridge. They run an annual photography week of talks and trade stalls. This year it has gone online, from Nov 16th to 22nd.
There is a talk by Jonathan Vaines, a few from our Olympus friend Dave Smith and many other interesting, brand-sponsored speakers who are well worth watching.
Speedlights, or, as we used to call them, flashguns, are often an underused photographic tool costing from £25 to £1,000 or more.
Most of us know that we can stick one on the top of our camera and they are great for indoor parties (if you can’t remember what a “party” is, it was a fun group gathering, usually with alcohol, that used to happen pre-Covid days.)
But speedlights are also useful in many other situations. On sunny days, turning day into night, adding catchlights, illuminating a dark corner, filling shadows, adding colour, high-speed photography, darkening backgrounds, highlighting a subject, turning the background black, creative images.
About 4 years ago I gave a talk to the club about speedlights. How they work and ways we can use them.
If you have a speedlight, or are considering buying one, and would like a Zoom “class” on the topic, please let me know. If there is a demand for it then I’ll dust off and update my previous notes and run a few short, casual classes on the subject.
I’ll go over how they work, getting them off the camera, ways we can trigger them, what the specifications mean, how the light behaves, how to measure the light and then some creative ways to use them. It will not be lessons on how to take portraits or still life.
If interested please email me and let me know what days you can’t possibly do.