Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Next Meeting, Monday 22 May 2017 - 11.00am

Hi Members,

We'll have a look at your Show and Tell submissions. So send us up to 3 (Yes, three) creative photos that could include conceptual, surreal or prop assisted photographs. Let your imagination run wild.




The main topic on Monday will be LOW KEY photography. Low-key photography is a terrific challenge for both novice and the experienced. A low-key image is one that contains predominantly dark tones and colours. Like high-key images, they convey atmosphere and mood. But where a high-key image feels airy and light, a low-key is usually dramatic and full of mystery.

Two old Friends
The Artist's Studio


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Friday, May 5, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 5 May 2017 - 11.00am

Hi members,

Telling a story in a photograph, was the challenge for Monday's Show and Tell segment. If you haven't already done so, please send us a couple of shots for us all to admire. Send them to u3acameraclub@gmail.com.

The Main topic on Monday will be CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. We'll discuss conceptual photography, alternate reality and photography using props. We will include in the discussion how creative photography can be done with or without using post processing programs.




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Monday, April 24, 2017

Today's Meeting

Hi Members,

With the change of our address and email addresses, it was inevitable that some Show and Tell pictures got missed, so here they are:

Jan Silcock's two pictures of Depth of Field
Jan S - Pic 1- 1/640 - f:2.8 
Jan S - Pic 2
Here are Janine Meyer's photos
Janine M - Pic 1 - 1/50 - f:2.8
Janine M - Pic 2 - 1/50 - f:2.8
Diane presented the main topic which is very important for serious photographers, HOW TO TELL A STORY with photography. She says it is not enough to have a technically perfect photographs perfectly composed. Following her mantra, Diane says "A good photo should evoke emotion, tell a story and engage the viewer." After having studied a number of professional photographers, Diane showed a few examples. To tell a story, start off showing an establishment shot.

Show an establishment shot
Set the scene
A mid-shot shows the subject matter
Don't just show a portrait. Show the subject in action
Show second subject in action
Showing details
Showing details
Use different perspectives
Add a closing shot to the story
The challenge for next meeting now: Send us one or two photographs telling us a story. The next meeting is on 8 May. Good luck with the challenge.
After a long ride, a glass of wine goes down well


Monday, April 17, 2017

Next Meeting - Monday 24 April - 11.00am

Hi Members,

Welcome to a new term. We meet again next Monday. Remember the challenge for the Show and Tell. Send us two photos showing two different DOFs (Depth of Field) from our discussion at the last meeting.

The main topic on Monday, presented by Diane, will be HOW TO TELL A STORY WITH PHOTOGRAPHS. By now you would know that Diane's mantra is: “A good photo should evoke emotion, tell a story and engage the viewer.”


On Monday she will discuss how to tell a story with one photo or with two or more photos. It is not enough to have perfect composition, light, focus and all the other technical skills. We must strive to engage the viewer by getting them hooked on the visual story.






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