With Christmas and New Year over it was time to resume our camera club evenings.
Tonight it was a chance to learn or pass on information into how to control one’s camera settings using the shutter speed, ISO and aperture in manual mode.
The evening started with a gathering around Chris who gave a talk on why the camera does not always see the images as we do. The camera only sees grey colour and does various calculations to produce the final colours.
Sometimes these colours are not quite as we have seen them, this is because the camera looks at the whole picture and not just parts of it.
Our own eyes see the image and then the calculations done in our brain are far more powerful than any camera.
Chris talked about taking pictures of the moon as the camera looks at the whole picture of the darkness around the moon and then the camera would attempt to compensate the darkness and end up making the moon too bright.
One can adjust this by using spot metering and this will cause the camera to only make it’s calculate on the area being focused on eg the moon.
ISO can be controlled to stop the camera using setting higher or lower than required in it’s calculations.
In my days of early photography we just bought a 35mm film with the ISO printed on the packet and 100 ISO was for bright days and two cameras would then be required to house a different ISO film for a different day lol.
Chris told us to check our histogram on the camera after taking a picture to make sure we had the correct exposure. I did not even know I had a histogram setting on my camera. So I learnt something straightaway this evening.
After the talk there were various objects set up to take photographs of to experiment with various settings with our experts on hand to help with any adjustments needed.
Coffee and biscuits were available all evening and a nice social evening was had.
a Father Christmas as a glitter ball or is he juggling with all the settings in the air lol
Next week is
Competition: Winner on the Night (2)
Tuesday January 15, 2019 from 20:15 to 22:15
Print and/or Digital entries – a maximum of three entries per member across both sections:
1 print & 2 digital or 2 print & 1 digital or 3 prints with no digital or 3 digital with no prints
Theme – “Sharp” (for all Digital entries) and “Open” (for Print entries) categories
Judge: Cat Humphries (Croxley CC)