Last night the club had three events to attend and one of them was the third session of the beginners course.
Members on the course were show how the aperture and shutter speed affects the lighting in an image. The camera was set up and linked to a computer
Various settings were taken and then the results were shown on screen for all to see
Chenxi was at Oxford for the Rosebowl and by now you should all have the result on email.
In the main hall Chris gave us a talk on how a mobile phone can be useful in photography.
First of all we were given a little quiz of four questions as to how many pictures are expected to be taken this year and what percent of these were taken using a phone.
Chris said the 49% uploaded to Flickr is expected to soon go past the 50% next year. Over the last decade most of us have now got access to a smart phone and it is estimated that 1 in 3 people in the world possess one. This is such a big market and manufacturers have looked at ways of improving the technology to keep us buying them. One obvious gadget to improve on it is the camera and the number of pixels has increase also improving the quality is the sensors which have got bigger.
Social media has also fuelled the desire for people posting images on media
But i’m a photographer comes a statement ‘why should I be interested in all of this’
Well it should inspire us into creating better pictures and spur us on to be better than the average
These new smart phones allow you access of all these things listed below. They may be deeper down in the software but they will be in there.
Phone apps will help and give you a front end to use them
And you can even do editing with the sliders in Lightroom
There are also Apps that will change the details in your images and these Apps are usually designed by individual people
It was then coffee time
Manufacturers are now bringing out extra pieces to attach to your smart phone. Like lenses
But please avoid these, said Chris
What else can it do for you, well work out the depth of field needed
It can even tell you the direction the sun is shining at certain times of the day. Which is useful to get various lighting required when taking buildings
One can even take control of a camera using a phone
It can be used as a creative tool and here on this image Chris used his phone as a light box
you can set your phone to have patterns of light
Finally you have spent the money on a smart phone let it work for you
Thank you to Chris for putting all this together
Next week is
Practical Session – The Banana Challenge
Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 20:15 to 22:15
Weston Turville Village Hall, School Approach, Weston Turville, Bucks, HP22 5RW – GOOGLE MAP
“The Banana Challenge” … what! … you’ve never heard of the Banana Challenge?
This was voted the best, upcoming night of the year by all but one committee member. Video links will be provided shortly to get members thinking and excited with this stunning practical concept evening…this will be a tabletop exercise so bring your gear … DO NOT MISS NIGHT!
A Camera and tripod would be helpful but Brian will send out an email