Patrick Wolff has been building up a portfolio of pictures of abandoned buildings and he brought along a selection of the pictures that he has taken to date. We also looked at some other work of both gifted amateur and professional photographers on the Flickr website. It is well worth looking at the photographs of Amy Spanos on Flickr; these tend to be very thought provoking and they also show the power of Photoshop for editing your work. Another photographer based in the San Francisco Bay area is Patrick Smith he has taken some truly stunning landscapes shots.
Last Tuesday the 6th of December 4 representatives of the club went along to the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Killarney Camera Club. This event was held in the Library and the opening address was given by Weeshie Fogarty. We got many ideas for our own exhibition which is scheduled for the middle of June next year. Our next meeting is on the 12th of January next year and the theme is Low Light\Night Photography.
Since the theme is Low Light and Night Photography and because it is a difficult enough subject to tackle I will use this as an opportunity to give some tips for taking photographs in these situations. Firstly, crank up the ISO, the higher the ISO the more sensitive your sensor is and the easier it is the get a usable shot. Secondly use larger apertures, this will allow more light into your sensor, thirdly use a slow shutter speed but try and keep it above 1/60s if you are hand holding the camera beyond that and the use of a tripod is recommended. Use whatever light is available such as candles, flashlights or lamps to illuminate your subject. The object of this theme is not to use a flash to make your photograph but to expand your capabilities in the low light area.
For further information contact Francis Foley on 087 905 4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com. Remember that we always welcome new members and guests to the club which has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, no need to have a fancy camera, come along and learn how to take better pictures. Francis Foley