Update.

A reminder that we have a display in the Central Library until the 6th March. It will be taken down on Monday at 10am. Any volunteers are very welcome.

On the 22nd March we have the pleasure of a visit from an Express and Star reporter.

We have booked another “Studio Session” for the 24th of March. At the Institute as before 7.30 to 9.30. A model has been booked for that session. Cost will be split between the members participating.

Starting on Monday, on BBC Four a new series on photography is starting. “Britain in focus: A Photographic History. In a series of three programs Eamonn McCabe explores how science and technology allowed pioneering photographers like Roger Fenton and Julia Margaret Cameron to create a new art form.

 

Something New – Evening Sessions.

For the first time, in my memory, we are having some evening meetings.

These will be practical sessons, they will be on a Friday night in our normal room from 7.30 until 10.00.

Friday 10th February “Light painting”

Friday 17th February ” Studio night – Portraits”

 

I have updated the Programme page. From now on the next session should be at the top of the list, followed by the rest of the sessions this year. I am not 100% certain that I have managed to get all the sessions correct, so if you all could check if you still have a session to do”  Corrections to me please.

Xmas Message.

As this year’s chairman, may I take this opportunity of wishing all our members and visitors to our website a merry Christmas and a happy and photographically productive New Year.

We have added an extra meeting on Wednesday 14th December (the day before our annual Christmas dinner at Linden House) . This meeting will include presentations by two of our own members and hopefully we shall also see some of our members’ results from our hands-on practical sessions .

May I also remind you that we have an exhibition of our images in Wolverhampton Central library from the 19th December until the New Year.

If you are a visitor to our website and wish to find out more about photography, why not pay us a visit in the New Year. We meet at Tettenhall Wood institute on Wednesday mornings between 10 and 12. We would love to see you and you can be assured of a warm welcome.

Best Wishes

Jon George

Future Meetings.

Our first night meeting.

Tony is organizing an evening outdoor meeting, details below.

Compton G Camera Club

Tettenhall Christmas Lights

Meet on Tettenhall Upper Green at 16:00 on 30 November (Sunset at 15:58)

Essentials

  1. Warm Clothing (It’s the last day of November, cold is part of the job description)
  2. Camera
  3. Lens(es)

Recommended

  1. Tripod (If you have a spare please bring it so someone without one can use it)
  2. If the weather is bad and your camera isn’t weather sealed – a rain cover. (A simple plastic bag will work with a rubber band to hold it in place, or if you’re rich search “camera rain cover” on Amazon)
  3. Spare memory card(s)
  4. Spare battery. (Don’t forget to charge it)
  5. Torch

Nice to have

  1. Remote trigger
  2. A flask with something warm in it.

What do you need to know (or have at least looked at in your camera manual )

  1. How to set your camera to manual operation or if it doesn’t have manual how to get at the night time auto settings if it has any.
  2. Does your camera allow you to manually focus? If so how do you do it?
  3. How to save as RAW, jpg or both.
  4. How to turn off any shake/vibration reduction your camera has. (On a tripod this can introduce its’ own vibration)
  5. Does your camera have exposure bracketing? (Useful to get the correct exposure or combining for HDR)
  6. Does your camera have white balance bracketing? (In mixed artificial light this is very useful)
  7. How to use the self timer (To damp vibration if you don’t have a remote release)

Tony Serzin.

7/12/16   Your Pictures – “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with ……..       If you have not picked your letter then see Jon a.s.a.p.

Please feel free to bring several pictures up to a maximum of ten for each meeting.