Week 2 – 28 Attending
Jeanette our speaker for the evening, began by giving us an introduction that included a little about herself, her career as a teacher for 12 years and about setting up her business as a photographer. She went on to explain how she had begun to work with Smartphones and to tell us that famous photographers including Lara Jade, David Loftus (Jamie Oliver photographer) had also begun to use used iPhone.
Nick Knight a fashion photographer had an “Exhibition of Roses” taken from his garden showing at Waddesdon which was taken entirely on the phone.
Jeanette gave a humorous and informative talk and demonstration on how to use a Smartphone and how to edit also using the phone. The whole presentation was supported by wonderful pictures she had taken mostly in London including St Pauls from Tate Modern and a documentary type group of images called “Lock Down London” showing the empty streets and tubes.
She explained how to access and control exposure, and how to use portrait and Macro.
Jeanette explained that Macro clip lenses could be purchased quite cheaply and that you had to approach the subject slowly and moving carefully to get a good picture.
She also told us that you could get a good reflection by using puddles of water and getting down to a puddle and immersing the phone (if its waterproof) or laying it above the puddle if not. If we didn’t find a puddle, we could carry a bottle of water and make our own.
Many of the hints and tips she gave us are on the Membership part of the website and are very thoroughly explained.
She suggested that a good editing App to purchase is Snapseed, and Hipsamatic and something called Lensbaby. She advised that for movement shots you panned with the object that is moving and showed us her pictures of Skateboarders.
The evening was presented with passion for her subject, fun and honesty.
During the talk the audience could be heard tapping their phones to follow her instruction and discussions were prolific during tea break and at the end. We all found it a very enlightening and enjoyable evening.
Next week :Post Processing challenge.