Meeting Plans – Monday 23rd October

This coming Monday we have Part Two of Richard and Kevin’s Basics of Portrait Photography series.

In this session we will be exploring the basic set ups required for simple yet effective studio portraiture. We will be looking at what you can achieve using a one light set up (either a studio flash or off camera speedlight), one light and a reflector and time, permitting, a two light set up.

Kevin will take you through the settings you’ll need and how to achieve the perfect exposure before handing over to Richard who will then guide you through some key lighting effects.

Although this is not a full practical evening feel free to bring along your cameras as there will be an opportunity to try the kit out and take a few shots to experiment with the settings and exposures.

Don’t forget we will also be in the larger Cafe area on the ground floor of the Baptist Church rather than in the normal room upstairs…

Masterclass in Black and White Printing

Some members might be interested in an evening workshop being run by the Cotswold Monochrome Group.

They would like to welcome visitors to this masterclass in producing black and white photographs.
The evening will start at 7.30pm on Monday 23rd October 2017

The Venue is Upton St Leonards Village Hall, 13 Bonded Road, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester GL4 8AG
There will be a small charge of £3.00 for visitors.

Basics of Portrait Photography Talk

Following Monday’s Basics of Portrait Photography talk, hosted by Kevin and Richard, a few members asked if it would be possible to share the information slides shown.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to upload the slides from Kevin’s part of the meeting, however, below you’ll find a brief summary of the info covered (along with links to the videos shown) and a copy of the slides from Richard’s part of the talk…

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Fotospeed talk, Monday 11th September,

Good evening all,

It was good to see everyone back on Monday with lots of usual faces and a lot of new (welcome to you all).

We kick the main season start off with a talk about Screen and Print Calibration (from Fotospeed) and how to get the images you see on your computer screen to match your print outs. Fotospeed will also discuss about paper options for home printing etc. and usually offer discounts on Paper / ink purchased on the night (so bring some money just in case). From the previous talks we have had from them, the evenings are usually entertaining and very informative and can very often solve a lot of your home printing problems.

See you all Monday in our new home (room 4 this week) for a 7:30pm start. I will be there from 7pm this week to let members in if you arrive early.

Shaun (programme secretary)

Severn Beach trip – Sunday 30th July,

Good evening,

Sorry I haven’t been in touch about the summer events much, its been a hectic summer with family events on Sundays when we were due to meet. I did make it to the Cotswold Wildlife Park but didn’t see any others there. Hopefully some of you did attend as it turned out to be a great day out and I took approx. 500 Photos during the day!

For all those that are attending next week (weather permitting) can I suggest that we meet in Severn bridge near the bridge on the waters edge around 6pm to have a wander around and find a good composition that you are happy with. If any of you need help, give me a shout as I will be there to lend a hand and get some photos myself (fingers crossed).
Sunset is 09:01, but this will be behind the Welsh hills, so the best light on the bridge should be around 8 – 8:30pm.
Low tide is scheduled for 07:00pm approx. so the mud should look fresh and pristine for hopefully some nice reflections of the bridge with its lights on in the setting sun!
Hope to see some of you there and keep your fingers crossed for a decent evenings photography!

Shaun