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)


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


  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.



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