Tuesday night was a presentation of images taken using the the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings after the talk on the subject by Chris two weeks ago.
However, during the first part of the evening Kathy brought along the Rosebowl trophy for all to see and Chenxi did a talk about next Wednesday where Imagez’s are defending the trophy at Leighton Buzzard. The committee gave Chenxi a selection of pictures to look at and it was down to Chenxi to pick the final fifteen to enter. There were seven members images selected and no more than four entries can be use by any one member.
Chenxi will be attending the Leighton Buzzard competition but would love others to come along to support the club. The images that have been selected for the competition were shown to us all during the evening and Chenxi thinks they are quite a strong set.
Kathy had to turn down a judging competition to be with the club for this evening as she can not attend the club for a while. Kathy said she was delighted at the number of images entered for the winner of the night competition last week. If the number continues to increase (and Kathy hopes they will) it will cause complications getting all images to have a fair critique time. However, there are various ways this can be dealt with and it can be sorted out.
Chris then said during the winner on the night competition he noticed that the judge had picked up on small points on a number of images which could have been avoided, so it is worth checking carefully for spots of white light or uneven horizons.
Then it was the chance for members to show what they had achieved for the exposure testing.
Chris did say he had a question from one member saying he only had 30 seconds exposure time on his camera. Chris replied to this saying a lot of camera only had 30 seconds but if you require more you need to set it to the ‘bulb’ setting then time the exposure yourself.
The first to speak was Nick Bennett who said he goes to photograph music events. As a photographer he is only allowed to photograph the stars for three numbers after which time had he has to leave to give others a chance. During his session he was shooting away not realising his pictures had too much white in them because of having the wrong exposure setting. So some of these shots were recoverable in software and this one had a nice effect.
The next image was presented by one of our new members and was taken behind a water tank using a narrow depth of field. One can see the depth of field is narrow, said Chris as the spiders web is just going out of focus at the edges.
The next image was taken by Jan Dell at Water Perry Park zooming in with a slow exposure
The next image was taken in a church in Krakow Poland with only the light coming in through the windows on a dull day.
The next image was taken by Mike Ward of a church font which is in very low light
The next image was taken by Chris with a slow shutter speed. Chris said there was a couple in the scene but they moved too quickly for the camera to pick them up with the slow shutter speed. Parts of the shoreline is disappearing fast and the society looking after the lighthouse are working hard to keep the lighthouse from collapsing.
The next image was taken by Lawrence Doyle to show the depth of field against a ruler
The next image was taken by Derek Green using a 3 minute exposure with ISO set at 100 and F22. The settings were recommended by Des Fox after discussions before going to Leeds Castle.
In this next image Peter Carter has put together two shots of the moon with the two settings shown against each shot.
The next image was taken by David Jones using a slow shutter speed, some of the car drivers were not keeping to straight lines as David wanted. Earlier shots had traffic lights on red and amber or Green and amber due to the slow shutter speed. David said even the green lights are a different shade but Chris said that may be a different bulb in the lights.
The next image was taken by Mike Perry who wanted to take the harbour using the lights from the boats. The slow exposure did make the masts move a bit said Mike.
Next week is
A Member Presents../Beginners Course Part 3
Tuesday October 29, 2019 from 20:15 to 22:15
An interactive night, members are invited to stand up and present on a subject/technique/project of their choice.
In the backroom the final week of the beginners course.