Thursday, November 20, 2014

Next Meeting - Monday 25 November - 11.00 AM

Hi Members,

Just a reminder. Please send three Christmas pics to Sheila for the powerpoint presentation.

Email: sheelz@live.com.au

The guest speaker is Peter Hardy who is talking about Depth of Field and how to produce sharp pictures.

Diane and I have just spent a few days in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee where the temperatures never went above freezing. We're now in Memphis TN with +12 Deg C. Much better.

Have a good Meeting.

A very cold Tutor

Another Mill in the Woods, this time in North Carolina


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Last Meeting

Hi Members,

Glad to see the club runs perfectly well without us. While we were gallavanting around Hollywood, the club held its meeting in our absence.

Thank you very much to Sheila who organised and ran the slideshow of members and to Merv Amos who presented the main topic, Organisation with Lightroom.




Thanks also to Sheila for organising the pictures of the meeting.

We're still away next meeting but I understand that Sheila has set a challenge for the slideshow and Wendy has organised a guest speaker who is going to talk about Depth of Field and keeping photographs sharp.

Bernie is working on his movie tomorrow and has invited me onto the set to watch them work while Diane baby-sits the boys.

Greetings to all of you.

Cheers,

Bill

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Next Meeting - Monday 10 November - 11.00 AM Logan North Library

Hi members,

If you're going on the night shoot of  the Colour Me Brisbane event tonight, remember, the club meets at 6 PM on the forecourt of the Cultural Centre at South Bank, from where Sheila and Chris will take you on a walking tour to get the best shots available.

Bus 555 picks up at Logan Hyperdome, Springwood and Eight Mile Plains and stops right at the Cultural Centre where the club meets. Or the Beenleigh train stops at South Brisbane, just across from the Cultural Centre.

Then send your best three shots to Sheila, who will show them on Monday at the meeting. Sheila's email is sheelz@live.com.au. Don't send them to me, we'll be on a plane to the USA.

This is what you'll see tonight:




The main topic on Monday will be presented by member Merv Amos who will talk about organising pictures, using Adobe Lightroom. I am very disappointed that I'll miss that.


Have fun tonight and on Monday.

Cheers,

Bill


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Finding Vivian Maier

Next week a movie about an incredible amateur photographer comes to theatres in Australia. Vivian Maier was a nanny who took thousands of shots in her free time, without ever showing any of them to anyone. She was an extremely private person who used to lock herself in her room where she developed some of her films unbeknownst to her charges or employers.

After she died, boxes and boxes of negatives and undeveloped roles of films were discovered in a storage place.

This led to the movie "Finding Vivian Maier".

Here is the movie Trailer:


For more details of the secret life of Vivian Maier, check out the Eric Kim Photography Blog